Ms. Ruin's Playthings

"The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates." -Oscar Wilde

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Uhhhh yeah

I wish I could say that I've got a handle on my life right now but the truth is that I do not.  Too much going on at once --I can't keep my focus in one place for too long.  Lots of good things happening, I just can't seem to wrap my arms around one for too long.  ::exhale::

So April has been insane, May will be even crazier and June --well, I haven't even thought of June yet.

Here is some of my April in snapshots:  photo shoots with models, senior portraits, twin boys, a trip to the zoo, an afternoon at the Fort Worth Stockyards, and Make-n-Take Madness at The Crafty Scrapper.  That's just SOME of my crazy life.

But hey, I'm happy to report that I'm taking some much needed time off in THREE MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!  The countdown starts NOW!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Oh the madness!

Join me and an amazing group of talented teachers and designers at this years Make-n-Take Madness!  The entry fee is only $20 and you will visit 10 inspiration stations, create something, and take it home!  Plus we are also celebrating The Crafty Scrapper's 8th Birthday so there will be cake and refreshments, plus prize drawings and scratch off tickets which will give you 10-40% off any in-store purchase.  To see some of the projects and meet the team, go here.

What will you create when you visit Ms. Ruin's creative station? 

You will turn this:

Into this:

Pretty cool huh?  Plus, I will have a small token for you to take home, this postcard featuring my photography --seen below. I hope it ignites your creativity!  I might also have a random prize drawing for everyone that visits my creative station.  You'll have to stop by and see me to find out!

Make sure you call and reserve your spot, seating is limited.  See you on Saturday!

Peace, love, creative madness!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Oh no she didn't!

I have agonized for more than two years about getting bangs.  I have been told repeatedly that my forehead is to small for bangs but I finally found someone to take a chance on me.  I've gotta tell ya, I LOVE my new look!

Yep, I finally got bangs yesterday!  They make me want to be even more creative.  I really feel like a new woman.  ::BIG SMILE::  Alright, are you ready to see Ms. Ruin post-bangs???


This was the first photo I took just shortly after my cut.  Sorry, it's a cell phone pic so not the best lighting.  But how cute are my bangs?  Said like Monica Geller Bing, "I KNOW!"  ::nerdy smile::

And these were from later in the evening --all dolled up and ready for a night out.  

So there you have it...girls with tiny foreheads CAN have bangs.  I'm proof!

Peace, love, and awesome hair.  :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

I feel so alive!

Hello bloggers!  I am still alive.  I know it's been a while since I've made a post but life has been a ball of beautiful chaos lately.  I am so blessed to be involved in so many different projects and to have the support of my friends during this crazy period of my life.  Everyone wants to see what I create next, what I shoot next.  I am overwhelmed in the best way with the last few weeks which have ignited so many ideas that are quickly taking shape.  I am truly making strides in my artistic life and in my personal life (YAY!) and becoming a person that I am truly proud to be.  Although I don't share much of my personal life here, or with many at this point, I do thank you for letting me share my artistic journey with all of you.  

I will try to catch up with my blogging over the weekend.  I do have an event that I need to
promote.  I just need to get through a day of baking clay for said event, wrapping up edits for clients -sooooo many pictures, a mini maternity shoot, and my first MLB game of the season --GO RANGERS!  Have a magical weekend and don't forget to check out all of my latest photography here and my mixed media here.  

Peace, love, and Pony tail Friday's.  :)