Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Simple is Best
It's been quite a few days since posting. Summer has been so busy....but, now the days are starting to fade around 7:30...no longer the long 8:30 sundown evenings ...Drought has continued.... but the really hot temps didn't sneak in until last weekend...heat indexes of 105...same for today...maybe, a cool down tomorrow of the low 90's....We did get some rain last night with lots of thunder and lightning! I did something yesterday that I have wanted to do for quite awhile...Yet, the nail tech always talked me out of it...wonder why??? LOLOLOL!! I am very proud of myself today as I look at my "acrylic free"...all natural nails ...tapping the keys. I became a nail diva in 1999 for my daughter's wedding. I have continued to maintain those acrylics for NINE years...Well, no more!!! I took those nails off yesterday and, I don't plan on replacing them...Totally natural..well manicured, NATURAL nails...and, I love it...I am no longer the slave to "fill ins!" Just wonderful, relaxing manicures...at home or the salon...MY choice...My nails don't rule anymore!!! For any of you who have taken acrylics "off"...well, the sight isn't pretty the first couple of weeks...but, they are still beautiful to me this morning...one less thing to schedule...In the words of Thoreau, "Simplify, simplify, simplify!" Same with art... simple art is always the best. It has room to "breathe"....and, it speaks very quietly to our senses. It's more open to interpretation. In a world filled with "stuff"...most of it very plastic...a return to the "real", even with its flaws, has a beauty of its own.