January 2011

Make Your Own Guerilla Public Art Project

The topic of guerilla public art is one which is close to my heart. I recently ran across 365 Jars, an art project which made me fall in love with the idea all over again.

365 Jars is the work of Bristol artist Kirsty Hall. Every day this year she will leave an "art jar" in Bristol for the public to find. Some jars have little sketches, others contain altered photographs, and still others have small informal sculptural items, like a rose made of torn brown paper.

Hall updates her blog each day with a picture of that day's art jar, both a close-up descriptive picture, and a picture of the jar in situ.

Each of her jars has a label on the lid pointing finders to her website. If you find a jar you can go to her site and fill out a form describing which art jar it was, where you found it, and any other comments. Hall posts the information on her blog, and seeing the public's comments is half the fun.

Get a Vibrant & Healthy Immune System for 2011

I’ll be the first to admit, I have a weak immune system. As a preteen, I had to repeat the 7th grade, because I was sick constantly and missed three quarters of my 7th grade year from illness. These days, if I go out to a club where there are lots of people coughing and sneezing I make sure that I take Emergen-C the next morning to keep from getting sick. That’s been the case at pretty much every club I’ve been to in the past couple months. It is cold and flu season after all.

10 Things to Do in the Snow

We’ve been getting snow off and on throughout the winter, and plenty of other places have it even more consistently. There are so many cool things to do in the snow! Whether you’re a parent devising things for kids to do or simply a grown-up who wants to play, there’s something for everyone to do in the snow.

10. Leave Messages

Get some food coloring and mix it with a spray bottle of water. Leave messages for your friends and loved ones outside in the snow. For an extra challenge, write a quote in the snow.

9. Build Something

It doesn’t have to be a snowman; make an igloo, a sculpture, anything you like. If it is a snowman, give it a cool twist, like a Liberace cape or Elvis sunglasses. Make it at midnight like my friends and I used to do in college.

The Life of a “Multi-Tasker”

My life is extremely busy. Being a very BUSY woman and all may sound hectic and crazy, but honestly sometimes I really don’t know how to “slow” down, breathe, and take a relaxing moment to myself. Being diagnose with ADD (Attention-deficit disorder) in late 2009 has made me realize that being a “multi-tasker” is one of my ADD symptoms. I am not ashamed that I have ADD. I have had very sudden intuitive feelings when I was a small girl if I really had a high ADD level and fascinating “multi-tasking” skills as well.

Make Better Resolutions - And Keep Them!

New Year's resolutions can be so demoralizing.  How many of them actually come true?  Not very resolute, if you ask me.  If you want to actually keep your resolutions, you have to make them more achievable.

Step 1: Break It Down
Let's take a standard resolution, "Lose weight."  We all want to lose weight, right?  But what does that MEAN.  In a vague fuzzy way I'd like to do a lot of things.  Become a millionaire.  Keep my house cleaner.  Whatevs.  But I don't really know how to do any of those things SPECIFICALLY.