Welcome to my World,
I truly hope you will enjoy my collection of ideas, thoughts, inspirations and funny stuff that I have found along the “Way of Art". This is my adventure, my "slices of life" and pieces of dreams that have come by during my Travels, Colors,
Foods and Sparks of Creativity.

Loving Nibbles

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Makeup Show in LA

The Makeup Show LA February 28 - March 1, 2010
February 28Th and March 1st
California Market Center
110 East 9Th Street,
Penthouse / 13Th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90079
Pro-Artist and other beauty industy professionals
Because..."It's the west coast must-attend event for anyone in the business of makeup and beauty"
What to do:
  • Buy Ticket...Date Feb 28.
  • Confirm Car pool with Amy and Amanda...this will make the 2 hour drive more enjoyable.
  • Meet up with Keith and John prior to show...just to kick it.
  • Be at show by 9:30 am! First Seminar start at 9:45 am! While Key notes will start at 10:30 am.
  • Make list of items needed....and try...try to stick to it for once!!!
  • Makeup a budget without breaking the bank...OK I shall try!!!
  • Bring Camera, paper to write on, junk food to snack on, comfortable shoes...

The Goal:

  • Replenish Supplies
  • Learn new trick and trades
  • drool over makeup

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Wisdom...

This lifetime will never come again; it is precious and irreplaceable. To live without regret, we must have a concrete purpose, continually setting goals and challenges for ourselves. And we need to keep moving toward those specific targets steadily and tenaciously, one step at a time.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

MI Contest Winner Wednesday, January 20th 2010

Indian Princess

Model Insider Contest Winner Image of the Day!!!
Wednesday, January 20Th 2010
Model Thao
Photographer Nancy Wishard
Makeup by Yours Truly Naiyana
Join the New Modeling Community got to http://modelinsider.com/


Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Wisdom...

When you devote yourself to achieving your goal, you will not be bothered by shallow criticism. Nothing important can be accomplished if you allow yourself to be swayed by some trifling matter, always looking over your shoulder and wondering what others are saying or thinking. The key to achievement is to move forward along your chosen path with firm determination.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fragments of the Art Show...Chosing Images...

How hard is it to chose the perfect images to convey all the passion, the love, the dedication, and the pain I put in my craft? How can I, with just 4 images, convey to all how much this all means to me? or what all this matters...well the funny part is...I'm a Libra...Libras have a hard time choosing...ask any Libras to chose and you send them in a tail spin...ask the hamsters...they know.

Signature Image and the only Image that I knew from the moment it was snapped that it was the one image I had set in stone...

I fell in love with this image before it even left the camera, John showed it to me after taking it, and my mind did a slip. This is it!!

The rest of the images where chosen later... with a more strategic and less emotional mind, and with the help of my husband and suggestions of others, chosen to portray different aspects of my art.

The Empress

Nature's Reflection

The Jester


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fragments of the Art Show at the Escondido Municipal Gallery on Jan, 9th 2010

My Artist biography...
For all to see ... or for all those who wanted to see it ...

Roberta Naiyana Merino is an Artist, Makeup Artist, Body Painter, Henna Designer, Writer, and sometimes is referred to by those who know her well as a model in retirement. Born to an Italian father and Thai mother, Roberta was raised in a multicultural environment and was blessed to live throughout the world in places like Italy, Algeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Las Vegas and most recently San Diego, California.

Inspired by her mother an artist and art collector herself, Roberta’s love and passion for color and patterns began at a very early age. This love was then shared with the introduction of makeup during her teenage years when Roberta, a then inspiring international model, attended a school for modeling in the U.S. Her training in the arts comes from drawing and art history classes taken both in the U.S. and abroad in Europe, hours of Henna applications and design in Kenya, and countless hours working with some of the top Makeup Artists and Body Painters in San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Roberta is considered one of Southern California’s Premier Body Painters and Makeup Artists. Her skills have won her numerous awards and acknowledgments from her peers and industry professionals. She is now working on a project inspired by her beloved husband entitled “From Canvas to Body: A Doodling Experience from the Patterns in my World”.

More information on Roberta’s work and adventures can be found on her blog www.naiyanatheartist.blogpsot.com.

Again I wonder at times, why do we torture ourselves in writing things like this...does it really make a difference to you?
Can it really make or break one's life/career/evening/or simple enjoyment in life?
One has to wonder...


Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Wisdom...

What is success in life? Who are the truly successful? There are famous and powerful people who become pitiful figures in their old age. There are people who die alone, feeling empty and desolate inside. Just what is success? The English thinker Walter Pater (1839-94) wrote: "To burn always with this hard, gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life." The person who lives life fully, glowing with life's energy, is the person who lives a successful life.

Friday, January 8, 2010

24 hours from Show Time

The count down begins... the "to do list" is almost done, just a few last minute details to ensure a successful outcome and then ... then what?
Then I just wait, with the hope and all the dreams of a 14 years old.

Tomorrow...Tomorrow is the day I have been waiting for ... 16 years ...

From that day in the kitchen trying desperately to explain to my mother why I should to go to art school and not language school, from the cold and almost emotionless answer "no, there is no money, no future in art", to the inevitable tears and broken heart that resulted from her logical reply and the dead run down the corridor and up the stairs to my room.

Now it's here ... the day my work, 4 of my Creations, will be displayed in a public gallery for all to see. It's a scary and exiting feeling, one that I want to share with all my loved ones and people I like, but at the same time so fearful of their reactions...what if they do not like it?

What then?

Nail appointment in the morning, 2 bottles of wine to buy, one more print to make, and just be there at the gallery at 5:30 pm...sounds easy.

I wounder if it will really be that easy...

Wish me luck...


Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday Wisdom...

If you become passive, you will find yourself restricted, regardless of how free the environment is in which you live. Conversely, if you maintain a positive, proactive attitude, you will find yourself free, no matter how restricted your environment. True freedom is the caliber or spiritual capacity that enables one to cope with any circumstance.