Art

One Thousand


I keep having this dream, it’s a rather peculiar dream.

How about I tell you about it.

I am on my way home from dinner with a very nice boy, he is tall and very beautiful, yet the second I saw him that night I knew it would never be. I knew that I would never love that man, and though I knew such a brutal truth so soon, I decided to chance dinner with this fine man, we talk, and laugh, it is a lovely night.

As we approach my apartment on a very busy street in a very busy city, on a very busy night he turned to me and said this:

My dear Veronika, I know you will never love me, believe me I’ve tried to make you love me many times in this life, I always fail. You like me, and you will always be there for me when I need you, you will never love me. Now this may not make sense, but I am here right now because you need me, not right this moment, but things are changing, and you will become an important person in our future.”

I gawk at this beautiful man, and I don’t understand why, but I feel his sincerity. Deep within my soul I know that he is telling me the truth. 

What is your name?” I ask, the curiosity getting the better of me.

The man smiled a smile that made me feel as though I’d lived one thousand lives with him. 

“Well now, you’ve gone an forgotten my name?” he jumped in front of me on the very busy sidewalk, disregarding the very busy people, bowed before me and said,

The names Beval”

and of course that is the very moment I awake every night I have this dream. Somewhere inside my soul I feel that Beval is real, that he is searching for me and finding me in my dreams instead of on this land. This means I must go and find him, I believe he is real. 

DIY Mirror


So for those of you who don’t know, I now work at Farm Girl Art &  Antiques. I love working there. I get to meet a ton of people who are interested in awesome art and items of history. Another thing I get to do is be a part of the art. Lisa has a ton of her stuff going on in her store and a couple weeks ago she gave me a project.

I didn’t really think about it but I thought going a DIY would be awesome, but the idea didn’t really come to me until I was done with the project. Lucky for you guys it wasn’t that long ago so I still remember, plus I have a few pictures.

so here goes nothing:

A lady came to Lisa, my boss, and my boyfriends mom a while ago and gave her a ton of sea shells, and I mean a ton. So she was looking for something to do with them. Being the brilliant woman she is she indeed came up with an idea. She came to me and said,I have an old mirror I want to do something with so I’m thinking we paint it, and then cover it with seashells.I looked at her and thought, that’s a terrific idea. So I did it and it looks fantastic.

What you will need:https://mesamendoza.wordpress.com/

-Seashells, the size doesn’t matter but I kept my sizes relatively small.

– A mirror that can be painted

-Paint, I went with a light blue to give it that beach look

-Glue, I used Modge Podge and Gorilla Glue

-Time

Step One:

I got my paint brush out and began painting the mirror, and like I said I used a light blue to give it a relaxing ocean feel. I then waited and added a few more coats

Step Two:

I covered the mirror in seashells to see what it looked like without the glue. Just to make sure everything would fit and look good. I also added a starfish to the top center of the mirror.

Step Three:

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The glue… This was a little challenging for me, being that I’m new to the world of arts and crafts. I started with modge podge, I took my brush and painted the glue on, then added the seashells. I felt like modge podge was too thin so I switched to the gorilla glue and I felt more comfortable with that.

So it’s a pretty easy DIY all it really takes is time.

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This is the mirror before it was glued.

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And of course this is the final product that I’m so proud of!

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