painting + an update on life

i find it incredibly difficult to focus on one thing at a time. I have about 30 things I want to be doing at any given time and i get so easily distracted that I can’t even finish one. The problem I guess is that I try to fit everything I’d to like to accomplish into my two days off, which is impossible. So, instead of getting much done I get frustrated, take a nap, and then complain about all the things I didn’t do until my next day off.

Well, today I painted. Nothing fancy. in fact, I just wanted to paint a large enough canvas to cover and hide the breaker panel in our kitchen. At first I didn’t care and thought i’d paint something incredibly unoriginal, like a bowl of fruit, but I’ve been on this layer cake kick for weeks now and have been frustrated that I can not bake a pretty ombre cake of my own due to a lack of cake pans, so i decided to paint my own instead.

its a bit cheesy, if you ask me, but i think thats what i was going for. Then again, i’m not really sure what I was going for. I’ve never really painted a cake before, and I still need to touch it up and fill in the banners, but for now it’s growing on me.

Once I finish that, my next project is going to be this amazing necklace I got the idea for months ago fromΒ Making it Lovely. Its actually been on my mind for a while now and when I was at the store last week looking for cake pans, I actually found these amazing beads on sale 50% off so I went ahead and bought them, figuring that eventually i’ll get around to making it. I didn’t originally intend to make the exact necklace shown in the tutorial, but I didn’t even realize when I bought the beads that they are almost the exact ones used. I don’t mind, the jade color is amazing and I almost bought a similar necklace at h&m recently, but i’d rather make my own.

So, with that thought I leave you all. I’m attending a birthday party tonight and have to go back to work tomorrow :( The next 2 weeks will be insane. Albert and I are heading to Boston near the end of the month, and I know we will have the most amazing time, but thinking about planning and getting everything in order is giving me a near panic attack.

Also, I’ve been eating a lot more garbage than usual this last week and i feel just AWFUL. So, in my attempt to get ready to enjoy my trip and feel better about myself I am beginning a semi super strict diet tomorrow and – if i can get around to it – I have some awesome recipes i’d love to share.

so, until next time, friends. Obi and Starbuck send their love too!


  • July 18, 2012 - 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Oh, there is never enough time for everything. Unfortunately. But I love what you’ve done with yours – can’t make an ombre layer cake? Paint one! Brilliant. What are you going to put in the banners?

    • whereismouse
      July 18, 2012 - 9:20 pm | Permalink

      thanks! I was thinking of something kind of silly like maybe “i love you like a fat kid loves cake” but i’m still deciding… :)

  • July 8, 2012 - 8:30 am | Permalink

    I love the idea of the cake painting covering the electric panel…..of course that will open up that tiny kitchen a lot, make it look much bigger tan the actual reality.

    I actually feel like you most of the time…..There are always so many projects to complete, every time I open the Internet the are 15000 million new ideas…..ok, so some days, I get up and go directly to my studio, then I realize that the coffee is calling so first let’s get a cup….oh, maybe some breakfast, then maybe get some baking done early enough so that it does not interfere with my work in the studio. I may need to go to the store to get eggs….let’s make a list for the market. Gone to the market now, get back and clean the pantry that looks so neglected…but now it is time for lunch….where did my morning go, oh well….time to work in the afternoon.
    All of a sudden it is late…dark outside, did not get anything done that I really wanted do today….!!!!! Ok, tomorrow morning, directly to work….no excuses this time, no distractions….guess what??? I am having coffee and reading your blog and writing a comment back….letting the time go by again…..!!!! Like mother like daughter, if we can only stop all those ideas in our mind and focus on only one thing at a time….sounds pretty ADD to me…!!!! love yahhhhh

  • July 8, 2012 - 1:09 am | Permalink

    Yay! So excited you’re going to give my statement necklace tutorial a try. Let me know if you have any questions once you get around to making it!

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