Hello one, hello all. I finally have two days to myself so I am indulging in a photo heavy post with some nice words someone wrote to balance it out. The nice words shall be found at the bottom. Me first me first. This is what I wore to class one day:
and this is what I wore to the park on saturday:
As you can see, my footwear got progressively more summery and revealing! Also, I have been really into perfecting my makeup 'look' and here is one successful application of it (same day as the 2nd outfit):
It has been important to me as of late to be able to use basic makeup products well (foundation, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, lip stuff). At the very least, it makes me feel organized, alert, and prepared. This is very helpful when I am sitting in a classroom without windows.
Okay so this is what I used:
|TokiDoki Chromatico Eyeshadow Palette in 'Adieu'|
The pink (called CiaoCiao) - It's really pretty; with flecks of a bluish purple that I like to think of as heliotrope.
here it is on the lids:
Next up, the more exacting products.The first and the last one were used for the eyes; Sephora's glitter eye liner, and a drugstore liquid liner. Not pictured but also used were Skin 79's BB cream, a drugstore brand blush stick, and white matte eyeshadow by Makeup Forever. For lips, Vaseline.
Next time I will share more Faces of the Day (this jargon comes via the Beauty Bloggers fyi) along with a painting on the deck of my boyfriend's skateboard.
Here it is with just the pencil sketch:
~And now for those nice words!
Don't expect applause (by Seth Godin)
Accept applause, sure, please do.
But when you expect applause, when you do your work in order (and because of) applause, you have sold yourself short. That's because your work is depending on something out of your control. You have given away part of your art. If your work is filled with the hope and longing for applause, it's no longer your work--the dependence on approval has corrupted it, turned it into a process where you are striving for ever more approval.
Who decides if your work is good? When you are at your best, you do. If the work doesn't deliver on its purpose, if the pot you made leaks or the hammer you forged breaks, then you should learn to make a better one. But we don't blame the nail for breaking the hammer or the water for leaking from the pot. They are part of the system, just as the market embracing your product is part of marketing.
"Here, here it is, it's finished."
If it's finished, the applause, the thanks, the gratitude are something else. Something extra and not part of what you created. To play a beautiful song for two people or a thousand is the same song, and the amount of thanks you receive isn't part of that song.
[via] - well put!