Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Style Obsessions

I have a few new obsessions lately.  One of them is work, which is why it's been SOOOO long since I posted (thanks, Hap, for the nudge).  I'm spending seven days a week in our stores right now, hiring, training new staff, etc.  I'm in the mall before it opens and there usually until after close.  I know it's temporary, and the days are actually pretty fun.  We're in the beauty industry, so things are pretty, and the new staff are all great people to pass time with.  I spend so much time now in consumer/fashion land, and that's led to my other new obsessions: painting my fingers and toes (means I'll chill out and stay still while they dry, plus nail polish is one of our best selling items so it makes sense to 'be polished'), fashion blogs that I cruise while waiting for my nails to dry (http://www.stylelikeu.com/ and http://www.deluneblog.com/ are two of my faves), and buying funky eyewear online (http://www.clearlycontacts.ca/,  good deals). 
So, that's where I've been; in a mall, living off of starbucks coffee and food court fare.  I squint in direct sunlight and know every word to the top 40 songs that play over and over on our instore music system.  The new staff is almost trained though, and there's a light at the end of the tunnel.  Two, actually.  At the end of August I'll be heading off with 499 other industry folk to a conference in Cancun, and two weeks later I'm taking my beautiful mom on a one week cruise to Alaska.  Paint bag will be joining me on both trips.  And maybe a few bottles of nail polish as well.

6 comments:

Shirley said...

Fabulous composition - and great paintings of nails, etc with dark backgrounds and then ink box!

Sue Pownall said...

I've missed your posts, so I look forward to seeing your Cancun & Alaska posts soon.

This is a lovely page, but I covet your sandals!

hap said...

Yayyyy!!! Even though the post was all about stuff that does not interest me (I'm a guy...fashion??? whazzat?) It's good to see that you're still alive and painting...even if it's toes and fingers! (grin) My daughter is coming up for a visit and we plan to spend a couple of days making the sketchbooks out of 140# paper from your Youtube tutorial...Now..if I could only paint as good as you do!!! ;-)

Sue Van Etten said...

:-)

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh I am so loving these style pages! I am inspired to try something like this...for me mixing pens and watercolour is theeeee best thing....

thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower.
Come by sometime.

ciao bella


creative carmelina

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Your blog name was what caught my eye at first...

particularily....the 'lina' part!

ciao

Creative CARMELINA