Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I've Put Myself In A Dunce Cap

Okay, so I've been M.I.A in my position as Social Media Whore. Shoot me. Um, on second thought, don't...take that literally... The truth is, I've just been swamped taking care of things that I have either neglected and/or absolutely need to get done. So I owe all that have been so supportive in keeping up with me here and reading my rants and stuff a big fat apology. Here is the big fat apology: APOLOGY. I have been naughty.

The truth is, I have an issue with balancing and not the body coordination kind. Well, that too, but that's not what this is about. I have an issue with balancing all the things I need to do! So I'm putting myself in the dunce cap and putting myself to work on other things and balancing this into it in the meanwhile. I love so much to write about what's on my mind, share fun info with my friends and tell everyone what is going on, buuuuuut, I'm going to have to do it like once a week :/ I suffer from wanting to socialize daily (bring out the violins).

On the up note, it's for good reason! Here's the deal. Before I started this personal blog, I began a plan to start a website, which will now be a blog, called Circle of Art Movement. I will tell you more about that later, but now it is starting to materialize and there are other people involved who are counting on me to release certain material within a reasonable amount of time. In brief, Circle of Art Movement (CAM Project) follows my work on photo shoots and incorporates field work of various artists of the material culture (jewelry designers, hat designers, clothing, etc.) The initial inspiration came from the desire to help aspiring designers by incorporating their work into photo shoots which would in turn provide them with professional photos of their work and expand the amount of portfolios they'd be in (mine, photographers, make-up artists, etc.). In turn, they'd be walking portfolios of all involved as well, hence, Circle of Art Movement. You will be seeing the first article no later than Monday of next week, if not sooner. On October 28th, you'll see how this idea inspired by material culture has already expanded itself into other realms of art pretty quickly and I'm happy about that! It's in the foundation stages, but I will be learning, perfecting and evolving as we go along. Please follow Circle of Art Movement on Facebook, Twitter and Blogspot to watch this baby grow with me!

The second is, well, I've been enlisted as a stylist for photo shoots the past few years, been asked for years to start a blog with my outfits so people can get ideas, plus have always longed to have a shop and be a personal shopper of sorts. Also, I've had the opportunity to work with an accomplished stylist who often calls me in for accessorizing and second opinion, therefore, I need to pay some mind to this (it's a sign!). So, slowly but surely I am doing it, but this has been the most challenging of all! I have so many ideas and not enough time to write them down! I have so much crap flying across what used to be a comfy bedroom that I can't even concentrate! I get outfits together and then have no one to take a picture of me (and shush up, if you saw my room, you know tri-podding it in here is not an option among other obstacles beyond my control). To top it off, I know as much about starting a website shop as Shrek the ogre knows about deodorant, so I don't get as much as I'd like done in the time available to me. However, somehow, someway, I will make it happen and have already played around some with  posts and products and  you can check that out on the Nifty Thrifty Stylist Closet's Facebook Fan Page and Nifty Thrifty Stylist Closet on Blogspot. Please join so you can be kept up to date with my progress, the things I will be selling, whatever and whoever I will be writing about in the (mostly non-famous) fashion world and of course, if you know anyone who may need a stylist/image consultant or a personal shopper, ya got my number ;)

And last, but not least, I have been desperately looking for work, spending up to 3 hours daily applying. My main interest is in being a live in house manager or housekeeper, because then I can do all the things I love to do. Cook, clean, organize, shop, take care of people...and you can make a very decent living doing this. BUT NO ONE WANTS TO HIRE ME! Lol. Finding work where I am located has been very difficult. Finding work that fulfills me in general, has been even more difficult. But a change needs to be made, I am very unhappy with my current situation, the work that I do, and the fact that the pay forces me to stay living with family and even with a second bueno. My move two years ago may have not been for the best, I kind of made myself stuck between a rock and a wall...or hard the hell does that expression go?!?! Either way, I need to get myself up and out and making better with my life STAT!

So there you have it my peeps, some of the reasons why I'm putting my bootay in the dunce cap and in the corner. I'm working my toosh off until I get my crap in order and have myself in a healthier place in life.

Thank you so much to those of you who have been reading and don't forget me while I am writing less!!!

Besos, Beijos, Filakia, MUAH!


Lisa xo


  1. Wow girl! now I see why you have been totally MIA!! You are keeping super busy for all the right reasons :) cant wait to hear more regarding your styling and photography projects :) Thanks for sharing chula:)

  2. Hola Katia!!! Sorry for the late reply. Thank you so much for your comment and for reading :)

    I'm going to go ahead and launch Circle of Art Movement tomorrow, the first article will be published in the morning. The site itself needs some work in regards to the "About" section, but I will set something up soon and post a Q & A about the project within the next two weeks. In the meanwhile, it's time to get these fabulous peeps I work with exposed ;p

    Thanks again mama and I will keep you up to date! xo