Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Kickin it old school...

Ok, I'll be honest, I really don't know if this quote really applies to this piece, but I just like the sound of it.

I used to think you had to suffer
to be Beautiful, but now???
I'm Kickin' It Old School!

The suffering could be anything from eating all your peas as a child, to suffering through many Lilt or Toni home perms. For me, I still do an occasional Velcro roller set, but no color and no perms for this chick. I still love me some war paint (lipstick and nail color) but I kicked the torture chamber heels for more comfy shoes quite a while back.

This next little beauty is along the same lines.

You know how they say
"A leopard doesn't change Her spots"...
Well, Baby I won't tell if you don't!

This little feline sweetie looks a lot scarier than I intended. I hope I don't seem superficial. "Oh listen to her, she thinks all you have to do is slap some make up on". I have always known that folks can change. Whether is something you have been delivered from, to something like gradually breaking out of a rut. We can change bad habits and move forward. Changes can be made, and you can share them with your friends, or they can be your little secret. But the next time someone tells you that "they'll never change" think of my little leopard with her jewelry and make up, and tell them they just might be surprised.

Well, that's it for today. It's raining here today, so perhaps some needlework is in my future. Hope everyone is having a great week. Take care and keep those cards and letters comin'

disclaimer: please be advised that I am a girly-girl, princess type (Baby Boomer that I am) and you will probably continue to see fashion and glamor in my collages (at least until I get some new magazines), so be prepared.


Crafty Gal Linda said...

These are so stinking cute. Precious!!!! Great job. :)

Jenny Stevning said...

"I love me some war paint..."
That cracks me up! Love it!

Nezzy said...

Oh my gosh, Toni home perms. I haven't thought of those in years. I swear my mom would roll my perm so tight she would pull my scalp up into the rollers. She would say, "the tighter I roll them~the better it will curl! I love your pic and the words that adorn them. Just perfect!

Have the best day my friend!!!

Tina said...

Oh my dear, you just simply rock it old or new school whatever you do! Thanks sweetie for your comment on my post. I appreciate you

kathyj333 said...

Remember: Which twin has the Toni? LOL

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Susan you are such a character the way you come up with such original thoughts. Its called Creative Writing.Loved your paintings.
Love to you E. XXX

Sue C said...

I've left an award on my blog for you: The Sunshine Award for bloggers whose positivity and creativity
inspires others in the blog world, and you do. Smiles and Hugs, Sue C

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Susan! Your journal pages are fabulous! Love "kickin it old school"! Your interpretations on both are so cute and fun! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

lagirl said...

I love the way you put fashion & make-up in your art. Putting on makeup is the most artistic thing I do, next to coloring my hair. Does thinking of it that way mean I can say I'm an "Artist"???
Love it!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Hee-hee... I LOVE these!! ♥
I love your disclaimer too. *giggle*

BlueRidgeLady said...

Adorable!!! Love the quotes!! Looks like you are having a lot of fun with these! I love me some war paint toooo! Have a good weekend!