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

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Wisdom...

"Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force."

by Tom Blandi

Thursday, June 24, 2010

IMATS Los Angeles

IMATS is in town! This Weekend!
OK not in "town", I actually have to drive for 2 hours to Pasadena ...but it's so totally worth it!
So... like every year, I have my product list ready, my pre-selected list of classes to take and this year I added a secured bed to crash on, (yeah) that way I get to go for both days!
Master classes are offered on Friday but that is something for next year.
I'm ready! Who will be there?
Check out the fab Schedule!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Random Toughts...

Tomorrow is my son's last day of school, (before summer vacation...) for those of you that have kids, you knows that this is a mixed blessing...no more rushing out of the door with a tooth brush in your mouth to, no more late night homework, no more cutting the weekend short so we can prepare for Monday's test...for the next 2 months we will be at peace!! yeah right!!!..now we start the ... what camp? how much? what about family? can he stay home with grandpa? what are we going to leave for lunch so he does not burn down the house? what about snacks? can you get home for lunch so he does not give grandpa a heart attack trying to cook chilly? What about summer activities?

AHAHA! The joy of motherhood! The never ending circle of joy!

The only advice I got...sunblock 45 minimum to apply 30 min before allowing the little gremlin to run off in to the sunshine...and stock up on water and some of those fun Kool aid stuff!

BTW...Kool aid + a bit of petroleum jelly or olive oil = nice natural lip stain.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Wisdom...

Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have.
But there is a difference between a "must" and "want."
by Jim Rohn

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Wisdom...

If you don't like who you are and where you are,
don't worry about it because you're not stuck either with who you are or where you are.
You can grow.
You can change .
You can be more than you are.

by Zig Ziglar

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

Thank you so much Amandita! So Sweet of you for Awarding me this Stylish Blogger Award!

State 5 facts about yourself and award 5 others
1. I'm a painter
2. I'm in love with Nutella
3. I love Paranormal Romance Novels
4. I love to take long naps
5. I can cook a fabulous ragu'...from scratch!

Ladies with Super Stylish Blogs:


Kandee Johnson

Jessica Jean Myers


Samantha Nandez

Cheers and Nibbles,

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Makeup and Accessories

As a Makeup Artist I am often asked to help out during the shoot...

Fix a hair here, a strap there, hold a light/shade or camera, make the model laugh, prevent the model from dying of thirst by providing a straw for her/him to drink from, and adjusting or enhancing wardrobe ...some would say that this should be the job of the stylist, but if someone asks me to pick a piece of jewelry for the shoot I would not say no...that would be silly and not very professional.

After so many "I do not have any, sorry" I got tired of feeling unprepared!

So aside from an emergency nail kit (no, I am not a manicurist), hairspray, brushes and curler (I am not a hairstylist) I also carry some "decorations" for the model to wear, just a small baggy with some decorations that can be used during a shoot.

Decoration Kit Must have:
  • Some pieces of Fabrics (this is especially useful for nude shoot)
  • a pair Scissors
  • a box of Safety pins
  • a few "fake" flowers
  • A variety of Jewelry (not the expensive stuff your grandma gave you...unless you want to)
I always have an idea of what the shoot would be like: natural, fantasy/creative, fashion, wedding, body paint etc. Knowing what the shoot will be like helps me prepare the decoration baggy or and at time custom make some of the accessories.

One of my favorite spots for jewelry is Johanna Gatdula Designs, here I can have custom made pieces, re-enhance old pieces, buy new styles, and all without breaking my bank!

So there I am now prepared for anything!!!


Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Wisdom...

"The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight.”
by Mark Caine