Artists Never Die.

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been a little overwhelmed, but I’m back into the swing of things as of right now.

What’s been new with me, hmm. Well, I only have about three and a half more months of school left and I’m finally in the last phase (creative). I am still enjoying each and every day and thanking God immensely for the opportunities He has blessed me with. I feel so grateful to know that I will have an official career at just nineteen years old. Here’s some of the work that I’ve done lately! :}
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Before & afters! Top: My good friend, Sara. I gave her a cut with layers and an all-over clear PM Shines! PM shines is an AMAZING Paul Mitchell product that helps put everything good BACK into your hair and adds some shine and softness. You can get a clear coat or a color! It isn’t permanent, but that’s why you should rebook with me for touch ups! (Hehehehe.) Bottom: blunt, straight across bangs on the cutest little girl ever, with about 4 inches cut from the bottom.
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This is Riley, my boyfriend’s beautiful older sister. She’s obviously a spicey red head. She’s also a natural blonde, which I freaking love, but I’m obsessed with the red. I can never get over it.
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This is my hot mama’s highlights! She’s naturally pretty dark, so the blonde stands out beautifully. (Highlights are my favorite thing ever. COME GET THEM DONE!)
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Before and after on my neighbor and friend, Kelsey! Natural brown to a subtle auburn until…
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I made her super ginger. I guess I’m just in love with red heads.

Those are just examples of what I’ve been doing. For more information about getting your hair done, feel free to call me or text me at 559-977-0293 or call my school at 559-224-2700. I would love to work with you any time!

Anyway, what else… Oh. My boyfriend and I are coming up on two and a half years on September 24th! Another huge blessing. Oh, and an update on my grandfather: he’s still pretty sick, but he’s still fighting hard. I’m so proud of how far he has come. I love that man so much.

Anyway, let’s talk about a serious issue: Mean people.
I just really don’t understand how people can be so utterly rude.

We have been taught to do everything in love, (1 Corinthians 16:14) yet people are so cruel and find it so easy to tear someone down. For example, I am made fun of daily for the color of my skin: pastey white. I understand that it’s more “beautiful” to be tan now-a-days, but God created me in this skin and I have learned to love it. We truly have to learn to walk with our heads held high and to not let people get to us. We are all so beautiful in different ways. No one is ugly. Not even the person bashing on you.

“Honor and enjoy your Creator while you’re still young,
Before the years take their toll and your vigor wanes,
Before your vision dims and the world blurs
And the winter years keep you close to the fire.
In old age, your body no longer serves you so well.
Muscles, slacken, grip weakens, joints stiffen.
The shades are pulled down on the world.
You can’t come and go at will. Things grind to a halt.
The hum of the household fades away.
You are wakened now by bird-song.
Hikes to the mountains are a thing of the past.
Even a stroll down the road has its terrors.
Your hair turns apple-blossom white,
Adorning a fragile and impotent matchstick body.
Yes, you’re well on your way to eternal rest,
While your friends make plans for your funeral.
Life, lovely while it lasts, is soon over.
Life as we know it, precious and beautiful, ends.
The body is put back in the same ground it came from.
The spirit returns to God, who first breathed it.”
(Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 MSG)

Life is too short to be in a constant state of anger, to hold a grudge, to be rude to people, etc. You have to live happily or, in my opinion, you aren’t living at all. Surround yourselves with people that bring out the best in you. The best feelings, the best attitude, the best everything. Sure, it’s only normal to get annoyed sometimes or to even be angry, but LET IT GO. Life goes on. Having a sick grandfather has really taught me to count my blessings and live each day the best that I can. That’s one of the reasons I got “I have nothing to do today, but smile” tattooed on me. It’s a constant reminder to brush off the bad stuff and see God’s beauty in everyone. Smile.

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