October 23, 2014

Do You Even KAWAII? | Get Messy Art Journal: Week 3

BOOM SHAKA LAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! (In thee words of T.O.P. from Korean Phenomenon and my ultimate favorite "Boy Band" Big Bang)
Lupie Love! (Sean (right) & I (left)
I'm on week THREE of #GetMessyArtJournal and I have to say I just absolutely LOVE what the creativity it inspires in my life. Since I've met Caylee I literally GET SH!T DONE & with EXTRA glitter, can you imagine what "extra" glitter looks like in my world!? A cascading shower of endless varieties of never-ending glitter WATERFALLS! 

So I was up late one night talking to my lupus brother Sean Hodgdon, (insomniac thanks to lupus AND prednisone) and he just happens to mention that he'll be in New York City for a few hours to see a Broadway show. I heard none of the other 5 minutes of his conversation, I literally stopped breathing as soon as he said, "Oh yeah, I'll be in the city for a few hours because..."
Get Messy Crafting Supplies!

We decided to meet at Starbucks because it has free wifi, tables, and COFFEE also I love them long time for over 10+ years now. Worked there for almost four years but that's a story for another day! As soon as we snagged a cushioned table on a blustery New York City day right near thee outlets at 52nd and Eighth Avenue (unheard of I know!) Before he uttered a singe word, I leaned in super creepily close and whispered, "Let's GET MESSY! We're going to have crafting time!"

Plopped two blank and boring surgical masks and a horse-load of sparkle infested stickers on top of a Starbucks napkin lived table because GERMS and seconds later we were two magically inspired lupies having a #LupusStyle moment of KAWAII SURGICAL FACE MASK Glitterati Epic-ness! I haven't the words to tell you just how AMAZEBALLS meeting Sean for the first time after we've been chatting on every social media platform known to man for over two years. It felt like we were family, and we are! I've never let anyone tell me that "my friends in the box (computer)" aren't real. At times they are more supportive, understanding, and caring than my own blood and bones. Our friends are the family we CHOOSE. Remember that! Never discount or under-appreciate your online relationships because they transcend and do exist in REAL life.

Kawaii Surgical Masks in Progress!
(Bottom Left (Sean's Mask) & Bottom Right (My Mask)
Get Messy is a remarkable community of magical women, created by two epic GIRLBOSSES by the names of Lauren and Caylee! I'm so honored and happy to be invited into the fold of creativity. I hope you are too. Be inspired, get creative, dabble in glitter, DANCE in it! Let it consume you and take away your pain, sadness, and loneliness. Then SHARE it with us, use the tag: #GetMessyArtJournal on your social media sites. I want to see what YOU'VE created! Ready? Set? GO!


Tiffany Marie Batista Peterson


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