Friday, June 24, 2011

Just Hit a Wall Made Entirely of Creative Block

I am working on a redesign for my portfolio site and I am feeling so uninspired.
Anyone have some input?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Many Shades of Nude.

My skin - Tan right?

So as anyone who has ever tried to buy foundation before can tell you, there is no such thing as the color "nude" and in a much deeper and more socially aware sense it bothers me a lot when I see things labeled nude but that is way besides the point.

My friends skin - Also tan?

I am olive toned, which I like to call green. I really am green. Mostly when I am a little tanned. Yes I have pinkness to my skin in some places on my body.

The thing is, if you take my skin, and put it against my sister in laws skin she is pale pink, and I am straight green.

My sister in laws skin - Tan again?

My skin is awesome! Please do not misunderstand, this is not where I bust out in a chorus of "its not easy being greeeeen!" But seriously, it's not easy being green.

The world seems to thing that people come in two basic hues: pink and gold. Yeah there are all the shades in the world of those two hues. But how does that help the odd green girl out?

Because of this anomaly of skin shade, I have the HARDEST time doing two things. Finding foundation and finding nude nail polish. When I am super pale I can usually get away with a neutral light shade. Something right above porcelain and right below medium. Nail polish is even harder. Every pretty beigey polish no matter how neutral it looks in the bottle, comes out peachy pink on my nails.

Me + Friend - NO! Lies!! The true greenness is revealed

I finally found a polish a few years back that was nearly perfect. It was called Bare It In Trafalgar Square by OPI and was more of a greige.

Me + SiL - OH My freakgreen green!

Sadly, it was discontinued. The other day I found an awesome replacement. It is an Essie resort collection color called Playa del Platinum. I looove it!

It is a very warm toned beige and it makes my greenish skin look much more gold.

Disclaimer: images are gross misrepresentations of our skin tones created for the dramatization of my issues

I Love My Cat

She is so ridiculous. We are getting her spayed this Thursday and I have been trying to make sure she does not get out before then. We don't need any kittens in this house.

But of course she takes every chance she can to escape. The only up side is she is a wussy and wants in within minutes. Sometimes I don't hear her screeching meow right away so she has developed this skill. Keep in mind, this cat has been out side the house around 10 times total.

I know. She is awesome.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Today I Made...

Some logo sketches. I am not super in love with it. I just needed to doodle with purpose.

Against the color of my current portfolio.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By Far the BEST Blog Giveaway Ever.

Jordan at Oh Happy Day is gonna make one of her readers VERY happy!

She is giving away a 7 day trip to Paris! She and her husband recently relocated there from San Francisco.
Oh Happy Day indeed!!

Everyone should head on over and check her out. Even if you don't win, her blog is adorable and so worth the read.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Today I Made...

My in laws very very happy.

So I have always loved to photograph people but never had a good chance to test out my skills. This weekend however, that chance came along.
My sister and brother in law will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary in August and they wanted to FINALLY get some special couple photos [they never had a wedding] that they could have to show at the anniversary party.

I still have not upgraded to a DSLR from my little Canon S2IS but the shots still came out pretty great if you ask me.

Here are some of my favorites.

They were wonderful to shoot because they are so darned cute and in love. We had an awesome time and ended up with lots of great shots.