“A man asleep is certainly a sight to make angel’s weep. What good is all his brain, muscle, backing, nerve, influence, and family connections? He’s at the mercy of his enemies, and more so of his friends. And he’s about as beautiful as a cab-horse leaning against the Metropolitan Opera House at 1230am, dreaming of the plains of Arabia. Now, a woman asleep you regard as different. No matter how she looks, you know it’s better for all hands for her to be that way.” O. Henry
He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Isaiah 53:2-3)
What makes someone beautiful? What attracts us to each other? Does it matter?
An extreme close up of my beautiful model of a niece. I used the @limecrimemakeup Venus II palette for most of this look. Because I rarely get to do colorful stuff, I felt like showing you this. Having free reign and getting to flow is what I love best about makeup. Sounds so silly to say “I feel like a true artist when_____”, but getting outside of my norm and asking for something new from myself is hard...especially when there are so many voices/clients/expectations you’re always having to listen to...it gets hard to hear yourself...what you could do if you listened and tried.
I haven’t posted a #randomtalkingvideo in a long time...but this really hit me today. So often we’re hungry for something, looking to fulfill something inside ourselves we can’t quite put our finger on...so we consume/buy/experience/take...but I think the antidote to consumption is creation — giving.
Full quote: “If you are pining for youth I think it produces a stereotypical old man because you only live in memory, you live in a place that doesn’t exist… I think ageing is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person you always should have been.” ✨I can’t love this enough. The older I get, the more I wish I would’ve been the person I am now, then. Growing older is a gift.
This is a really good #tbt ...nine years ago today, @billy4fun proposed to me on snowy, freezing night in Seattle. The Beautiful Clarks opened for Rosie Thomas | @shoopsmalls (I love you!) He insisted I sing with him that night even though I was under the weather. Right after we sang “Scarlett”, I thought he was grabbing my arm to ask if I’d play tambourine, to which I vehemently started whisper - shouting “no!” I turned around and he was on one knee. 500 people in the crowd, I was stunned! I saw that sparkler, though, and put it on my own finger, to which he said “Is that a ‘yes’?!” Life is crazy and beautiful and painful and full of so much love and so many trials. You’re the best person to go through it all with.
These photos were taken by the talented @julieharmsenfitts !
The next best thing to seeing this beautiful piece, “Moonlight Solitaire”, in person, would be winning a poster by @markmaggiori. If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you must attend his show!
Artist: Mark Maggiori
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 630pm
Wish me luck - I hope I win!
P.S. if you go and are one of the first 100 people there, you can snag me a poster and I’ll reimburse you! 🙏🏻✨
#fbf makeup tests just because I want to ...with #jessicadobson of #deepseadiver . We went with a version of the first look! You can see it on their music video for Wide Awake, on @youtube...or scroll back awhile!
Here’s another, because I can’t get over my niece’s beautiful face and that sweet baby Alpaca
Photography | @karamercer.co / @_karamercer
Styling | @itsdanielle.davis / @danielledavis.co
Model | @jtmherbst
HAMU | @irisandgold
Some fall vibes for your Monday🍂🍁
Photography: @_karamercer / @karamercer.co
Styling: @danielledavis.co / @itsdanielle.davis
(And yes, a real, live, less than 24h old baby Alpaca!)
Maybe it’s the winter time that always has me going back to creative work and doing makeup on myself, but I want to start sharing more of that. I enjoy being creative so much, but most of my jobs don’t allow for that...so who better to work on than myself?! I’ve been so inspired by several pages as of late who share creative makeup looks on themselves. So voila! (Beautiful artwork in the back by @JessalinBeutler)
Skin: @vapourbeauty and @narsissist
Lips: @narsissist power matte lip color in “walk this way” with “roman holiday” over the top
Eyes: @urbandecaycosmetics silver glitter, @bhcosmetics blush palette in the pink and red shades