Update #2: My Hair- it's a success! I have been shampoo-free for over a month now, and my hair feels and looks pretty darn good. I have switched to a baking soda wash (I've done this only 3 times now- literally water + baking soda and scrub), and a rinse with apple cider vinegar- and my hair feels really normal- lots of body- not greasy. Its pretty remarkable really! I brush it out a couple times a week (which I never used to do)- it distributes the natural oils which help to condition the hair. I also comb it through after the wash/rinse- and sometimes when it's wet while I'm showering. That's basically it!
Update #3: The Studio:
The studio is as done as it's going to be until we tackle the ceiling repairs- and I am really pleased. It's amazing how a good cleaning, changing furniture layout, reorganization and a nice coat of paint can give a room a whole new outlook- (despite a gapeing hole in the ceiling!)
I feel refreshed as an artist, satisfied as an organization craving individual, and calm and content in the room. To me- its quite the transformation.
Here's a photo review of the whole process, from start to (sort of) finish
The ceiling before the fabric removal:
Below is a fabulous example of pregnancy brain...from the picture hopefully you can gather that I attached the legs to my work table on the inside of the table joint (this was 2 years ago now...)- rather than the outside- oy vey! Needless to say- I fixed it and it's so much more stable:)
Then I put a nice coat of my leftover bathroom wall paint on my work tabletop
Here is the somewhat completed project (the shades that I mentioned in my last post will follow after Christmas- I am on a personal spending freeze you see- so this project was done with only things that I had in the house, and my two trusty hands)
The little curtain on the front of my work table I whipped up to make a little hiding space for my scrap paper box and step stool. I got this fabric from a local store that is no longer in business- I love the print- but the remnant that I had was a little too short after hemming- so added the linen stripe along the bottom
Pile of stuff for a current project I'm working on for some friends who just had a new baby this week!
(More on this to come!)
This little lamp is from my great grandmother's house- I remember thinking how beautiful it was as a child- it's nice to have a little piece of her in my art space!
Those of you who have been in my house know I have a thing for paper cranes- I love them! I also love origami paper. These particular cranes were in Mosie's nursery- until he was tall enough to reach them and pull them off the walls (shortly after birth;) I found a little wire mobile in the mess and created a little crane mobile for the window.
That's all I got!
What do you think????
I appreciate comments if you have the time/desire!.