Friday, October 30, 2009

Dressing up like Sandy Olsen from Grease

No one should disagree if I said that Sandy Olsen at the end of the movie Grease looked sexy and gorgeous! Danny Zuko was head over heels for this girl. With the tight leather pants, shoulder to shoulder shirt, the red heels and the big teased curled hair with of course...the red lipstick to top it all off. For Halloween I'm planning on being Sandy. Finding a Sandy Costume is actually quite easy. They do have outfits at halloween stores but they look pretty cheap and are expensive. I went to Forever 21 and bought leather pants for only 7 dollars! Then a shoulder to shoulder shirt for 5 dollars. CHEAP. I had the red heels and well the hair..thats a different story. It takes a lot of practice to get hair like Sandy. I really don't think there is any way to get her exact hair unless you use fake hair or a wig. I just put rollers in my hair and and hair sprayed and teased it like CRAZY. For make-up just apply some dark black make-up on the eyes and bright red lipstick. Lastly, don't forget the hoop earrings :] If you can try and get your boyfriend or a guy friend to be Danny Zuko. I'm getting my boyfriend to be Danny, I CANT WAIT :] Hope you all have a good halloween!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Making a Halloween/Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Learn how to make a spooky haunted house tree with pipe cleaners and a little pumpkin! It is quite easy to make and is quite perfect for halloween and thanksgiving. You can make more then one and not just put it on your table but around your house. Its a great decoration to get everyone excited for the spooky season!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Joni Johnson Godsy Wildlife Art
I love this artist. She is sooooo talented. I did an essay on her last year of college and I had to paint one of her paintings. It was quite hard. She puts so much detail in her work, so much time and patience. She has traveled everywhere and painting was just one of her hobbies and it turned out to be something she loved and it turned out to be a career. She mainly uses acrylic, which to me is weird. I just don't see acrylic being a good medium. I feel like you can do as much with it but maybe I'm just not as experienced as she is. I prefer oil just because you can mess up and its no big deal, you can do different techniques and i think it just paints easier. It is messy but thats just something every artist going to have to deal with. 
Joni uses her colors quite nicely, with a good amount of cools and warms to balance the paintings.  She went from working at hallmark to just being an animal lover and then starting to paint. She soon quit her job and became a full time painter! How awesome! Plus she has traveled to such beautiful places, what a life, yea? 
Hopefully one day I will be just as good as her :]

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Butterfly costume

I cant wait for Halloween, it’s the time to decorate the house, make or buy costumes, get scared, hang out with friends and eat a lot of candy. A lot of people usually just buy their costume, which is fine, but a lot of the costumes seem a little cheap and well…skanky. I’m a sophomore in college and I want to be a butterfly, haha. I am going to make my own butterfly wings. I’m an art major so this is probably a lot more fun for me, unless you enjoy painting. But I am going to decorate my wings however I want. Wear black tights and a black cute top. The going to do EXTRAVIGENT makeup all over my eyes and just go all out. Then I’m going to curl my hair, or re-curl my hair and tease it A LOT. So ill be like an exotic butterfly. It will be cheap, cute, unique, and fun!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How to Do Old Age Make-up

You will see many people with old age make-up in many t.v. shows such as here come  the newlyweds, tool academy, and pretty much every movie. If your an acting major or a make-up student you will usually have to take a make-up class.  The picture to the left is my roommate and she is an acting major so she did her own make-up to make herself look old. As you can see she did a pretty good job! It's a very fun activity, though you sould buy a make-up kit..this make-up kit will last you a very long time. You can use the make-up for halloween a big night out or just to freak someone out for the fun of it!  Read this article to learn how to do old age make-up: Make-up

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wine Bottle Drip Candle

Wine bottle drip candles are gorgeous. They can be very meaningful, fun to make and just a good decoration around the house. You pretty much just get a vase and slice it in half. Then get a drip candle and stick it in and wahla! I found an article on how to do it so i don't have to explain it fully, just click on wine bottle drip candles :] For example though, you can always get the bottle you drank on your wedding day and make it as a candle holder to have forever. Make sure you get DRIP candles or else it won't look as good as it should :] good luck and enjoy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Burger Art

This video is awesome. This guy named Phil Hansen uses grease from a burger to create a portrait of mona lisa. He has many other pieces of art that are amazing, it is called Goodbye Art. He uses food from starbucks, cheetos, matches, leaves, pine cones, candles, his pee and many many other things. Its amazing. Here is the video that shows him creating the mona lisa...which by the way, is about 50 feet tall! Paul Hansen Art

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween Ghost

Learn how to make a cute decorative halloween ghost. It's actually quite easy.  Just need a few supplies, some might be laying around the house and some you pay have to buy but don't worry, its cheap! This decoration would go great with the frankenstein. Decorations around the house just really makes people happy.  If you can decorate, why not! right? Its easy, fun, something to do, and a good conversation starter.  Plus,>ghosts  like casper are just cute :]

Friday, October 2, 2009

How to Make a Change Purse with a Juice Carton

Lets recycle! Drink all that delicious juice, every drop! Rinse it out with water and start cutting and folding to make a cute wallet. Your saving money, its easy and actually surprisingly really cute.  How to get a wallet can be easier and cheaper and more fun :]

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Drawing Peter Griffin

Drawing cartoons  is one of the most fun things to do. You can make the silliest characters! I'm sure some guy was just sitting down bored one day and came up with the character Peter Griffin. Peter Griffin is a very well known character and the hit tv show, Family Guy. Peter Griffin is a fat, lazy, pretty dumb dad..though he makes the show. If you haven't seen the show then definitely look it up and watch it! It's actually pretty fun to draw Peter too and actually not that hard AT ALL. It will seriously probably take you about 5-10 minutes to learn how to draw peter!