Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring Fever...

I know you're wondering where I've been and what I've been doing...and the answer is, I don't know! I seem to be constantly busy but with nothing much to show for it. I'm at Legacy Commons three days a week. I do my class, I'm part of the painting group, and now I'm taking a knitting class. Add in taking care of the house, doing the laundry, shopping, spending time with friends and family, etc and I don't have any time left over for art or blogging. My computers are both acting up again, and I'm also having some serious dental problems so with all this going on I have decided to take a break. Maybe it's just spring fever!

I'm not sure when I'll get back to blogging although I hope it's soon. I like the day-to-day visits with everyone and all your wonderful comments. I miss you already!!

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Thank you!!

Just a quick note to thank you all for your comments about the Oscars. I enjoy doing that post each year but I was afraid everyone was getting bored with it.

I don't have any new art to share with you so that's why I haven't posted anything lately. I'm busy all the time but seldom get much time in the studio anymore. Today I'm having a play date so maybe I'll remember to take some pics to show you.

Until then...

I hope you are all having a fun, creative day.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Day of the Oscars...

8:00 AM - Time to get up. No time to sleep in this morning. It's my big day!

8:15 AM - eat a very light breakfast...I don't want to gain an ounce or I won't fit into my dress tonight!

8:30 AM - time for a mani/pedi...I'll have a manicurist come to the house to do everything. Since I'm a "natural"  kind of person I just want plain nails. I want my dress to be the focus...


 Usually my nails have paint UNDER them instead of on them!


Since I'm wearing a sandal shoe tonight I think I should make my toes look good, too.
I'll leave the flowers behind though!

10:30 AM - 

Oops! You caught me luxuriating in a bubble bath!


After my mani/pedi it's time to relax.
I'll fill the tub with bubbles and 
maybe have a tiny glass of wine to help me get in the mood.

11:30 AM - Time to dry off and get my hair and make-up done. I couldn't decide whether to go dark...

and sultry

or to go blonde...



In the end I went with the last one...even if she is a mannequin!
Short, blonde, and sassy.

1:00 PM - time to start getting dressed. I gotta squeeze into those Spanx and that might take a while!  I searched forever to find just the right dress. Here are some of my choices...

dress 1
too fussy for me

dress 2
too sedate

dress 3
too revealing

dress 4
I like this one

dress 5
very elegant

dress 6
slinky and sexy

Since HB will be staying home I let him choose my dress this year.
He chose dress 6...the sexy black number!
I think my favorite would have been dress 4 or 5.

These are the shoes I chose...

They're by Jimmy Choo. I'm sure by the end of the night I'll be carrying them in my hand!



2:45 PM - another little sip of wine to settle my nerves before my date arrives. I know you're all wondering who it will be this year. I had a tough time deciding. There are so many handsome candidates but I finally decided to go with Leo...


He's such a cutie, looks good in a tux, and I admire that he's involved in several charitable and humanitarian organizations. We'll be swamped by paparazzi when we arrive because, of course, he's one of the nominees. (Don't tell him, but I haven't seen The Wolf of Wall Street yet!!)

3:00 PM - the limo will arrive. Leo will come to the door and then we'll be off for an exciting evening of fun and parties. I hope you see us on the red carpet, although I may step aside and let Leo have all the limelight. I'll be blowing kisses out to everyone from the sidelines.

The "parade" on the red carpet begins at 3:00 PM but we don't want to be the first ones to arrive. The actual show is at 6:00 PM and will probably last until around 8:30 - 9:00 PM. I'm excited to see Ellen host. She makes me laugh.

We'll be attending all the after-Oscar parties...first we'll make an appearance at The Governor's Ball, then off to the Vanity Fair party where they are expecting about 1000 guests. After that it will be Elton John's AIDS Foundation party. It's always one of the best. If we have time we'll stop by Madonna's Bash and the Night of 100 Stars dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. There's also the InStyle party at RivaBella Restaurant on the Sunset Strip and the Children Uniting Nations Dinner at the Warner Beverly Hills estate. By then I'm sure we will be ready to call it a night.

5:00 AM - Leo walks me to the door and...   You'll have to use your imagination 'cause I don't kiss and tell!!
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For the past seven years I have "attended" the Oscars with a dream date. You can see previous posts here:  2007,  200820092010201120122013

I hope you enjoy my little fantasies!!

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Out here the TV coverage begins at 2:00 PM and goes for the rest of the afternoon and evening ending with Jimmy Kimmel's show. I'll probably be watching off and on throughout the day. I haven't seen any of this year's movies but I can still have my favorites. I like to see all the dresses and hear what the "experts" have to say about them. Maybe I'll sketch a few of them.

See you on the red carpet!!
(Normal life will be back tomorrow.)