Inspiration Come From Everywhere

About a month ago I had a gift card to JoAnn Fabrics, they were having a big sale, and one thing I bought that day was a large pack of random autumn scrapbook paper. There was two pages that I loved and I wanted to paint. You never know where insppiration come from. Well being sick sometimes help getting a few things done. Just sitting and painting is so relaxing and I somehow that these done fairly quickly. Painting isn't normally my thing, but I have loved how these turned out.

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Catching Up With Blogging

Ok for at least a month (but it feels like more), I haven't been reading any of my blogs and only wrote a little. I finally at least glanced at every blog I missed. So I feel really out of touch with all of those I read about. Which if you read about me and don't know me in person, you probably feel the same way since I haven't wrote in so long.

Welllll..... Art Walk is over. It was a really nice experience. I got to meet many artists in the area and never knew how many there were. I got to set up the exhibit for the Franklin County Fair Winners in a newly refurbished building in downtown. Well the exhibit could have gone the best it could since people who had to drop off work got confused and the inability to contact many of them. Best I could hope for. In that same building 6 floors up were some artist studios. I was in love! This is the tallest building during that time, so those floor tower over the rest of downtown and have GREAT views...... My friend, Heather who helped me that day is also an artist. I was practically begging her for us to have a studio together. They are about $300 a month, I think. Even if we spilt it, it would be hard to manage. So it's a dream.... The artists up there were really nice and said more artists need to move in, since it's also open for office space. Rather make it an artists community. I don't blame them.

Also at the Art Walk I got to see International know glass-blown work. My dad almost had a heart attack when I was standing a foot away and saw that the price tag was $25000. Yep I don't want to break that and buy it. Also plenty of guerrilla artists, performing in the streets. Surprisingly, my dad was able to figure out what many of them were doing, though he had no idea what they are. He doesn't understand much about art though. I just wish to be able to have my own exhibit space another time.

My mural at work........... I feel bad. I don't even know when is the last time I worked on it. I keep on saying "oh Ill do it next week" "I couldn't find my headphones", etc. Just excuses. I want it done but I so ready to move on. It was such a big project to take on by myself. My concentration for it is gone. I need something to shock me back into the inspiration I need to finish it and it can be done.

A deadline is also approaching for this Artists Against Poverty Silent Auction. It's next week..... I'm a little freaking out since I knew about it for two months and have yet to do anything for it. I just need to make my submission and hope some of my current pieces make it into the show. Not only does it go toward a good cause, it gets my name out there, and I can make my first profit from my work.

Yes that aside, I have never really tried to sell my work before. I put two things on etsy just to see what happens. Yep nothing. I keep wanting to get serious and make that step into selling my work. We have a local band sale in December and a Expo sale in June that craftsmen have booths into sale their work. I told my mom I wanted to be in the band sale this December. Then I changed my mind. I don't have the time to be prepared for something like that. Then I read a magazine, saw a few images, and had a few ideas of things I can make that I can sale along with my artwork at the band sale. Now I am excited. I made one things to see if my mom likes it and she loves it. For now, it's a secret. For the past two days that's what I want to work on.

Well there is the update. I just left out most of work, school, and sorority life all together. Now I want to get back to work on some planning for some future projects.
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The Artist

The Artist

As an ISFP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your value system. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in via your five sense in a literal, concrete fashion.
ISFPs live in the world of sensation possibilities. They are keenly in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel and smell. They have a strong aesthetic appreciation for art, and are likely to be artists in some form, because they are unusually gifted at creating and composing things which will strongly affect the senses. They have a strong set of values, which they strive to consistently meet in their lives. They need to feel as if they're living their lives in accordance with what they feel is right, and will rebel against anything which conflicts with that goal. They're likely to choose jobs and careers which allow them the freedom of working towards the realization of their value-oriented personal goals.
ISFPs tend to be quiet and reserved, and difficult to get to know well. They hold back their ideas and opinions except from those who they are closest to. They are likely to be kind, gentle and sensitive in their dealings with others. They are interested in contributing to people's sense of well-being and happiness, and will put a great deal of effort and energy into tasks which they believe in.
ISFPs have a strong affinity for aesthetics and beauty. They're likely to be animal lovers, and to have a true appreciation for the beauties of nature. They're original and independent, and need to have personal space. They value people who take the time to understand the ISFP, and who support the ISFP in pursuing their goals in their own, unique way. People who don't know them well may see their unique way of life as a sign of carefree light-heartedness, but the ISFP actually takes life very seriously, constantly gathering specific information and shifting it through their value systems, in search for clarification and underlying meaning.
ISFPs are action-oriented individuals. They are "doers", and are usually uncomfortable with theorizing concepts and ideas, unless they see a practical application. They learn best in a "hands-on" environment, and consequently may become easily bored with the traditional teaching methods, which emphasize abstract thinking. They do not like impersonal analysis, and are uncomfortable with the idea of making decisions based strictly on logic. Their strong value systems demand that decisions are evaluated against their subjective beliefs, rather than against some objective rules or laws.
ISFPs are extremely perceptive and aware of others. They constantly gather specific information about people, and seek to discover what it means. They are usually penetratingly accurate in their perceptions of others.
ISFPs are warm and sympathetic. They genuinely care about people, and are strongly service-oriented in their desire to please. They have an unusually deep well of caring for those who are close to them, and are likely to show their love through actions, rather than words.
ISFPs have no desire to lead or control others, just as they have no desire to be led or controlled by others. They need space and time alone to evaluate the circumstances of their life against their value system, and are likely to respect other people's needs for the same.
The ISFP is likely to not give themself enough credit for the things which they do extremely well. Their strong value systems can lead them to be intensely perfectionist, and cause them to judge themselves with unneccesary harshness.
The ISFP has many special gifts for the world, especially in the areas of creating artistic sensation, and selflessly serving others. Life is not likely to be extremely easy for the ISFP, because they take life so seriously, but they have the tools to make their lives and the lives of those close to them richly rewarding experiences.
Jungian functional preference ordering:
Dominant: Introverted Feeling
Auxilliary: Extraverted Sensing
Tertiary: Introverted Intuition
Inferior: Extraverted Thinking

Possible Career Paths for the ISFP:
  • Artist
  • Musician / Composer
  • Designer
  • Child Care / Early Childhood Development
  • Social Worker / Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Psychologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Forest Ranger
  • Pediatrician
This may be why I can't make up my mind between Artist, Teacher, and Child Care
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My Birthday List

My birthday is almost in a month, October 14th. I'll be 22. So it's not one of those let's go out and get crazy birthdays in my opinion. I was gonna wait a bit before I put this out, but my sister mentioned about needing to have a wish list the other day. So whatever. It won't hurt being put up earlier. I'm making my wish list on here so it will be easier to share with my family. Plus I have read other bloggers doing the same, and I thought it was interesting to see.

The Game Of Things
I've seen it at the stores for awhile and I have eyed it but I finally want it. We had a game growing up called Party Lines. I think this game is the modern version on it. I loved that game and really think this would be a another great on to have.

You can never have too much canvas, art supplies make me excited. I don't know what I can make it into. I'm a nerd yes....

Holga Camera
These cameras make beautiful photos. Yes it has film you have to develop. I have followed blogs that take photos with a holga camera and they look amazing. It's such an artistic look and after seeing what these people do with theirs I really want to try it myself.


Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay
I know Heather asked for these for Christmas and got duplicates of the books. I wish I was into them then cuz maybe I could have taken them. Lol. Heather got me into these books this Summer and they are amazing. Yes I already read them.... but they are really good and I want my own on my shelf, so I don't have to borrow Heather's.

City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass
Another great books Heather had me read and I want my own.

The Host
I read this a few years ago and recently they put out a new one with extra chapters. I was wanting to reread it anyways, so this is great. It's in paper back.

House of Night Tempted, Burned
I have the other books in this series but I have yet to read these.

Blue Bloods Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel (Comes out on Oct.26th)
Same I have all the others in this series but I don't have these. And I have yet to read them.

Collage Playground
This a book to help collage artists with different techniques there are. I looked at it in the bookstore and it looks like a  really good resource.

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
I loved the movie Da Vinci Code and the book Angels and Demons. This book is supposed to follow the same type of characters as the other two books by Dan Brown.

Vampire Academy Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, Last Sacrifice (Out on Dec 7th)
I have the first book in the series and it was really good. I have to catch up on all the other books.

A Dark Brown Body Pillow
I have one but I always like to sleep with one and it was a pain dragging it to and from campus plus I love pillows so it would just be easier and nicer with a second one.

A Black Poster Frame 24"x 36"
I'm tired of having it up with thumb tacks. I want it to look nicer in my room.

Wii Mario Party 8
I've always loved Mario Party, so on Wii it must be better

Wii Super Smash Bros Brawl
My roomate last year, her boyfriend brought it in our room to play. It looked like alot of fun (I couldn't play, I was doing homework). I've been wanting to play it since. Plus I bet my nephews would like to play it when they come over. Cooper and Caleb love the old Super Smash Bros on my Nintendo 64.

Wii Controllers and Nunchucks (2)
So everyone can join in on the fun

Battery Operated Tea Lights
I have some lanterns in my room, I'm afraid to keep a candle lit in them all the time so battery operated ones would be great to add a little light in those dark corners.

Gift Cards to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and JoAnn's Fabrics

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Do I Have Too Much On My Plate?

This week starts my third week of my fall semester at EKU, I'm a lead teacher of the Infant II room at my job working 7am-3:30pm, and sorority life of Pi Beta Phi always has something going on. Do I have too much on my plate?

I LOVE my job. I don't want to leave at 3:30pm. I use to closing and want to stay later. Twice my boss has asked me, "Weren't you suppose to leave already?" I bet most people don't hear that. I love the kids in my class. Gosh just being a lead teacher doing lesson plans, decorating the classroom, and being responsible for these children doesn't seem to add extra stress, but it's stress-free. I just enjoy it so much. I would love to just work this the rest of my life and forget about college because I enjoy it so much. Just be a teacher and work on my art. Yeah but I barely get paid over minimum wage. I can't support myself on that. It sucks....

Also at work I have been painting that very large mural. Well with being a lead teacher now, I have no time during the day to do it. Someone from another YMCA branch came over to look at how it was. He asked if I was still working on it. I told them I was. I plan on working on after I clock out at 3:30 to 6pm when everyone leaves. I just have to get on a better schedule to do it.

Classes this semester suck. They are basic gen ed classes that really don't interest me. I just have to take them to graduate. I'm taking all four classes online so I have no classes to attend. But I have a hard time remembering to get online and check Blackboard. The third week just started today and I have already missed several assignments. What a great start huh? Slacker right here! Not really I just don't think to get online at all at the end of my day. I might get online 2-3 times a week. That doesn't work for several things. So my Labor Day weekend has been me completing my school work. Oh and my Labor Day off is getting caught up on my school work and ahead. Fun huh? Yeah the only time I left the house this weekend was to go to JoAnn Fabric's Labor Day sale. Very worth it. I got great stuff for my classroom and for my artwork.

Now Pi Beta Phi. I love my sisters. We just got done with recruitment and we have some great new baby angels. I see online on Facebook where some of my sisters have been hanging out with these great new girls. I feel left out. I'm here in Frankfort and missing out on the fun. I wish my sorority, EKU, my job, and my family were in the same town or area. What makes it so hard on me is that Pi Phi and EKU are in Richmond and my family and job are in Frankfort. I love all of them and they pull at me, trying to tear me in two.  I'm going up to Richmond tonight for our meeting so I hope I get my school work done and can get up there early and maybe hang out with some of the girls before meeting. My lovely sisters, I love you and it is hard to be away. I miss out on too much. Pi Phi is still very important to me and close to my heart.

Now I told you how I was organizing an exhibit for Frankfort's Art Walk on Sept. 24th. It's now September 6th and in the past few weeks I have done nothing with any of it. I am getting so far behind. These woman that were helping me are probably thinking I'm slacking on it. I'm trying not too. I keep thinking I haven't had time to email and organize things. And these last few weeks I have been non-existent on the project. I know one woman has been doing some work but I don't think the other is. I really need to find some time to work on this again today.

Well here has been my life. Blogging hasn't been mentioned or making my artwork because all the rest of this very important and has deadlines. I haven't been able to do either in weeks. It really sucks. My sister brought over her old scrapbooking cabinet and I added it to our craft room. When I did I rearranged a few things and cleaned up my desk. I could see my incomplete collage, supplies to finish decorating my mirror, and fabric to make into pillows.

So I have always been pretty good managing my time. I just got tons of new responsiblities thrown on me at once. I'm gonna rethink how to manage my time better. If it's driving to the Starbucks during my lunch to work on homework (since they have WiFi), staying after work to paint the mural, spending my weekends finishing any incompleted homework, working on the Art Walk exhibit after work, and if at the end of the day and everything is completed, finding time for blogging and my art work.
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