I don’t remember the exact day but it was around two Easter’s ago. I was decorating eggs with my brother and I suddenly had the urge to paint them. Like intensely paint them. I probably spent two hours on a dozen eggs, making each one a small representation of one of my favorite words or phrases.
Since then I’ve found painting to be one of my favorite things to do when I need a little Sarah-time or a creative way to express something. When I moved into my apartment in LA a year ago, my walls were completely barren. I can’t stand white walls. I have to have something pretty to look at whether that be fabric, scarves or artwork. Since this was the first time I was going to be able to nail things into a wall I decided to make my own paintings.
I’ve taken it upon myself to paint some of my favorite lyrics and phrases and hang them as my backdrop in my living room in a hodge-podge of colors, fonts and sizes. Granted they aren’t Picasso or Van Gogh but I love them just the same because I knew exactly what I wanted out of them, and that’s exactly what I got.
You know those days when it’s hard and stressful and you come home and you just want to hear or see something that reminds you that everything will be okay? That’s what my wall is for me. A constant reminder (and inspiration) that everything is going to be okay. And that not everyone in the world completely sucks (i.e. John Mayer, Stevie Nicks and Hemmingway).
Yesterday I bought this.
I’ve been wanting a little teapot for a while now and found this one for a steal. It was actually the last one in the store. If that’s not fate I don’t know what is. I’ve also decided to name my little teapot Sybil in honor of Lady Sybil, my favorite character in Downton Abbey.
I made tea last night and stood by the stove very attentively waiting to see if Sybil would whistle or not. She didn’t but instead made a little boiling noise and just had a tiny stream of steam coming out of her spout. It’s probably for the better because I would have jumped out of my skin if Sybil had whistled and I wasn’t expecting it.
So from now on if anyone wants some afternoon tea, Sybil and I have got you covered.
Being out of college and thrown into (f)unemployment has given me a lot of free time recently. To try and stay busy during this new free time I have resorted to the three C’s: cooking, cleaning and crafting. If someone doesn’t stop me soon, I’ll be on the path to become Martha Stewart. Which means I’ve got about 5 more years until someone throws me in jail for illegal stock trading. I guess that also means I’ve got to buy some stocks.
Last week I took some plain black letters I’ve had for a while now and transformed them into something much prettier to look at. I’m a real sucker for anything that glitters.
The process is simple. Take some tacky glue and spread it all over the black letters and then sprinkle some glitter over it. That’s it! As another tip, I put some tissue paper under the letters as a way to gather the extra glitter that falls off. It makes it a lot easier to reuse it for the rest of the letters.
I’ve always loved that my initials spell out SAS and I’m kind of obsessed with the letters now that they are a part of my living room wall.