Gab, Currently VI

Feeling:

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It’s been a pretty anxiety-inducing week or so. I mostly just want to hide under the blankets all day errday, but A) The weather’s too warm for that, B) Adulting.

Halloween-y:

Because I work on Eastern Standard Time, I am usually working when Halloween falls on a weeknight. Halloween this year was on a Saturday! Which meant I could go out and watch some friends play a gig and dress up! YAY!

I was going back and forth about what to wear. It was originally supposed to be a Steampunk aviator, then it was Slytherin student, until I finally settled on the extraordinary Frida Kahlo.

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“I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.” — Frida Kahlo

I loved dressing up as Frida because it’s probably the most comfortable costume I’ve ever worn and everything I needed (with the exception of a couple of my mother’s bangles and fabric roses), I already owned.

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I’m particularly proud of how I did my hair. Since my hair’s pretty short still, braiding a scarf into it gave it the volume I needed. Pity it didn’t show up well in photographs.

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Reading: 

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“As a girl, I did not know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be. I wanted to be my own person, independent and free. I knew that freedom could only be achieved if I took responsibility for myself and my actions, if I were true to truth, if I became my very best friend.” – Diane von Fürstenburg

I want her to be my ninang haha! 😀

Be Found Working! (+ WIPs)

Last night had me rushing to submit requirements for the August group show I’m a part of and it hit me that I only have about a month and half left to finish three more paintings.

As usual, I will be painting til the eleventh hour.

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I really wish I could be one of those people who work at a steady pace instead of alternating weeks of sloth and days of manic frenzy. Part of it is, that I am a recovering lazy ass. Deep down inside I am lazy AF and constantly fighting it.

I always used to say that I was just waiting for inspiration, but a while back, Pallon gave me a proverbial slap on the wrist with this Picasso quote:

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. 

While I’m trying to take that to heart this time around (I have a ruined wood panel to prove it!), I am (obviously) still finding it difficult.

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Right now I am nursing a cold, and a cough, and a slight on-again-off-again fever, which only really adds to my sloth, but hear me, internets! Next week, I will be focused and I will finish these paintings by the second week of the August.

so let it be written so let it be done