art to inspiration | black + gold

Before you get upset with me about going yet another day without sharing my jet setting adventures with you, I want to apologize! I still plan on sharing these, but I really wanted to partake in Art To Inspiration this week & Pinteresting Wednesday. I really needed to get my creative fix & this was the key to it! but I promise pictures will come tomorrow! ;]

This lovely piece of artwork by Jo Howe is called Echoes of a Fragrant Voices & when I first saw this months image I fell in love with the black + gold. I think this piece of art would look fabulous at a masquerade ball & so I paired some eccentric fashion pieces tie in my theme.

What do yall think? 

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If you would like to join in on the monthly Art To Inspiration hosted by Supal, you can sign up here!

& I am also linking up with The Vintage Apple for Pinteresting Wednesday! Come find me  on pinterest here!


images via { pinterest }

Last night I was craving sherbet, so guess what I did? I went out & bought some. & that my friends is how I got my color inspiration.  It is kinda strange where I get my inspirations from, but ever since I started blogging I think in terms of "these colors. perfect color palette for a blog post" or "i am totally going to take pictures of this & blog about it" or "love those images *light bulb*." Kinda freaks me out sometimes, & then other times I think I am pretty cool for even being able to think like that. && Yes I think I am cool! ;] I catch myself constantly thinking in blog terms. I don't usually voice my crazy-blog-thinking-ideas but I do have them ALL the time! ha :] Am I crazy or do you have crazy-blog-thinking-ideas ALL the time? 

OK! back to color inspiration -- what is not to love about these colors? They are perfect sherbert colors {duh}, perfect wedding colors, perfect spring colors, perfect for a bedroom, a kitchen, or a bathroom. These colors inspire & they def make me want spring to hurry its bootay up & get here.

that is all. enjoy your tuesday. 

p.s. i am stoked about getting my hair did. still indecisive about what color to get, but you will see pics!

p.p.s. so if you haven't noticed already I recently lost all of my GFC followers on March 1st :/ very sad sad day! but If you would like to continue to get updates on my blog please re-add me on GFC :] Also, you can now get my posts emailed to you! YAY! love you all.

illuminated he{art} artwork giveaway.

Ashley from Illuminated He{art} Blog whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know is giving away one of her very own custom art paintings -- The one below is called CityScape & she wants one of my lovely readers to win! You can go & check out some more of her artwork {here} + {here} + {here}.

It's an 8 x 10 oil on canvas abstract cityscape.
It is not open to international readers.
She needs 2-4 weeks to ship.

TO ENTER MANDATORY:  {one entry}
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