As a visually-oriented person with a very short attention span, Just Add Watercolor by Helen Birch was a joy to read.
A beautifully illustrated, easy-to-navigate guide to creating contemporary watercolors, pairing full-page paintings with insights and tips for artists.
This pocketable little gem uses modern works of art to illustrate painting techniques and tools. Each spread features the painting on one side and a brief write-up on the other. It's like having a little gallery in your hands! The book is divided into four sections based on the medium used: traditional watercolor, gouache, digital, and other water-based media. Below are my favorite in each field.
Who hasn't heard of Pinterest? You see something pretty, you see other pretty things related to pretty thing #1, you want to see all the pretty things side by side, you create a Pinterest board BOOM mission accomplished.
At heart, Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool. But its functionality extends beyond that of its predecessors vi.sualize.us and We Heart It by utilizing boards. Every member is essentially a content curator, now doesn't that make you feel special!
Billions of pins, limitless possibilitiesI don't have to tell you how limitless the possibilities are. You have your standard craft/DIY, recipe, and home decor boards. Then you can move on to the specifics. I've made inspiration boards for parties, for travel plans, for scrapbook layouts. I've seen prepper boards and boards dedicated to...elevators.
My best uses for PinterestI make the most use out of Pinterest in layout and blog design. My favorite board has to be Blogging Tools and Inspiration, which is kind of my resource dump for blog template inspiration, photo layout composition, and other blog bling.
I count it lucky that I have my night float in the summer, otherwise I wouldn't see the sun for a month. Working at night doesn't mean you have to look like a zombie, so here's a fresh-look makeup tutorial for those long hours. I wear my glasses on night float so this look easily translates well into a makeup for girls with glasses theme.
Eye shadow has to be my favorite makeup product. It's an easy way to change your entire look, whether you want to appear younger, fresher, darker, or more elegant. In the mornings however sleep takes priority over all, and I don't have as a much time to play with colors. Especially since I left a good number of color palettes in the Philippines. Late last year I was trying to branch out from my usual nude eye and took advantage of HauteLook's beauty section. HauteLook is a members only shopping site that sets up limited-time sale events with known brands in fashion, shoes, accessories, furniture, and of course, beauty -- usually when the brand is trying to move old stock. Because HauteLook gets orders directly from brands and then re-packs the items for re-distribution, it does take some time to ship. It's worth a look if you don't mind the wait. I have gotten good deals on theBalm and tarte, which they offer for like half-price.
This is the Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eyeshadow Set #04. Kevyn Aucoin was an influential makeup artist whose concepts preceded that of Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, and MAC. He unfortunately passed from a pituitary tumor at the age of 40.
Hello all! My problems with IntenseDebate couldn't be solved, so I migrated to Disqus. Sadly I lose the CommentLuv feature, but the comments section does load faster.
This video is a bit of a show-and-tell of the books I've read recently: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix, The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a pop-up book by Robert Sabuda. They are all three wonderful to look at, the last one in particular very interactive, so I thought a video might serve them better than photos. I do apologize for my voice, as I was just recovering from a viral illness.
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