I was in my own little nook repairing an old Humpty Dumpty sculpture. I played Arcade Fire, Portishead, Timber Timbre, and Broadcast & the Focus Group to help calm my nerves about airbrushing for the first time in a year. I fell back into the groove of it quickly and decided I love airbrushing and especially mixing colors for it. I get so attached to the colors I make, that I feel disappointed when I have to rinse them away.
I took my inspiration home where I started the process of turning my beloved vanity into an alter of all of my treasures. I bought the vanity this past summer at antique store. It has been an obsession of mine for as long as I can remember. I loved watching my grandma put her makeup on and do her hair at her vanity when I was little. She would give me her old makeup and perfume and let me wear whatever jewelery I desired. Every day in front of my vanity, I feel like a little girl playing dress up, and in my reflection I see my grandma. It's one of the most calming moments in my day. I can daydream while listening to ethereal music, drink tea or coffee, play with colors, and remember the story behind each piece of jewelery.
I still have a lot of ideas on how to make the vanity more special but it will take a while since I only have so much time after baby Mae is asleep. I bought some tiny clothespins that I want to hang on twine on the top of the vanity with pictures of my grandma, Mae, friends, and whatever else moves me. I need to find or make lighting since my room is very dark, it's a little hard to do my makeup there. I also want to make and buy some necklace holders. I hate seeing my necklaces and bracelets tangled in the drawers of my vanity. I have a pink glass poodle candy dish from my great grandma that I turned into a bracelet and earring holder and I found some jars of other sizes for rings and necklaces. I prettied them up with glitter. My favorite reoccurring colors right now are blush, coral, and gold. I was so excited about the progress of my project I got out my camera and shot pics with my macro lens. In the process of shooting the pics I also remembered how much I love doing photography. Enjoy the pics and I encourage everyone to make a special place dedicated to the things that make them tick and that keeps them inspired.