I'm doing art for FUN!

This break I've been doing art for fun, weird, huh? I can throw together any colors that I want and not have to worry about whether or not the colors I chose will take my grade down. I got professional watercolors for Christmas and I love them! I've never watercolor painted before and I'm still trying to figure it out, I'm struggling with making the colors I want and making patterns, but oh it is so fun!

I've gone a little earring crazy. Here are six more pairs of earrings I've made and I have the fabric to make several more.
And we decorated sugar cookies, which is also artsy and fun
And one day in the future I want to make one of these: a friend of mine, Candace Workman, who has one of my favorite blogs, gave me a link to a blog that gave me a link to this little movie thing that I think is cute! It's a montage of pictures of this little girl with her doll while she is in Paris. I want to make one of these dolls for one of my future girls. But first I need to learn some more sewing skills. Does anyone know if the intro. to clothing design sewing class at BYU is any good?

DIY Covered-Button Stud Earrings

I like a lot of earrings but there are very few that I actually like wearing, and when I saw these cute-o covered-button stud earrings at the farmer's market this last summer I fell in love with them and knew that I would actually like wearing them.

I was looking online to order some of these earrings for Christmas and pretty quickly I had $75 worth of earrings racked up in my shopping cart, which was most definitely not a realistic option. So I went searching online to find a video on how to make these earrings and I found a perfect video! These earrings are ridiculously cheap to make!

So this morning Adam and I ran to Hobby Lobby and got all of the supplies for about $12 and look what I made! It took me thirty minutes at most to make all three of them, and I was going kind of slow since it was my first time making them.
Now I want to find some fabric with little people and animals on it and make ones like these:

(Alice in Wonderland)

(The Tin man from Wizard of Oz)

And then I might move on to make ones that are like the ones in this video.

The end of a very long semester

Finals are over! How wonderful is that statement right there? SO indescribably wonderful! I was ready for this insanely busy semester to be over in September, and now it finally is! I even managed to bet a B in that awful stats class. Finals week tends to mess up normal life, including what you eat. There is absolutely no time to cook or go grocery shopping during finals week, or even time to eat for that matter, and I recently realized a trend in the sorts of things I ate in about 2 days:

Breakfast: Chocolate pop tarts
Lunch: 2 slices chocolate mousse cake
1 bottle chocolate milk
Midnight snack: Guittard milk chocolate chips
Hold-me-over to dinner: double stuf oreos smothered in peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies
To snack on in the testing center: Chocolate covered pretzels

There is a ton of other junk food that I ate between all of those, but I couldn’t believe how much CHOCOLATE I evidently craved and eaten all week long. My body is now craving vegetables and just a regular well-rounded warm meal since I’ve been depriving it from anything resembling healthy food all week long. Healthy food takes time to make, which there is none of during finals.

Also, to add to my terrible habits during finals, I put movies on while I paint to occupy my mind and I think I went through at least six movies this week and one book on CD. There were a lot of paintings to do.

And here are the products of my first semester learning how to oil paint:

I know, he has no eyes, which is kind of creepy but the class period ended before I could put them in, but I liked his pose and what he was wearing.

My desk in the middle of our living room after the last painting was done (and you can even see some of the movies on the floor that I watched while I painted).

I know, this is a very random sketch, but I kind of like the idea of it.

And now we are on the plane at this VERY minute (using the wifi for free because it's holiday season) on our way to Wisconsin for Christmas!

Some drawings and stuff

Some drawings from this semester's head drawing/painting class

Unfinished sketch

20 minute sketch