Artfully Distracted

Artfully Unique Jewelry, Mixed Media, and all things Crafty Crazy!

When Life Gives You Lemons…


“Alright, I’ve been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade – make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I’m going to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”  Cave Johnson, Portal 2

Broken Star

Broken Star

I know, what does this quote have to do with all of my artsy crafty craziness? Well I will tell you.  My Sister gave me the cutest ornament, a simple star that said “You are the Greatest.” She said it was because she is always telling me that I am.  I loved it so much !  I was joking around that I was going to wear it on a necklace and when anyone said anything negative to me, I could hold it out and say SHUT UP, I AM THE GREATEST!

Glued star with glitter glue

Glued star with glitter glue

So this went on for a while, and when she dropped me off at home. my bag swung forward, and the star dropped out of my bag hitting the curb  and breaking.  I was crushed.  I said maybe I could glue it back together.  My sister Jen told me to throw it away, that it wasn’t a big deal.  I told her heck no, i could fix it.  well I got the star onto the house and promptly dropped it again.  Jen told me once again to just throw it away.

Covered with star nail polish

Covered with star nail polish

So what do I do? When Life gives me lemons, I make life take the lemons back. Not only did I glue the ornament back together, I glittered and sparkled, and crackle painted it! Take those lemons Life!  I even added some star nail polish to my star.  The extra stars and the crackle glaze helps to hide the cracks, and now I have stars (11)my ornament back.  It may not be perfect, but lets face it, how many things in this life are perfect? We all have a few cracks and imperfections, it’s all how you deal with them.

So when Life hands you a lemon or two, you can make lemonade, or do what I like to do. Turn those lemons  into something more beautiful.  Remember, when in doubt add more glitter!

Sunset at the Lodge at Pine Lake


In my last post, I mentioned that my husband and I went out of town for the weekend for an anniversary getaway.  We rented a cabin called the Lodge at Pine Lake.  The views from the cabin were amazing, especially the sunsets.  The reflection on the lake was like nothing I have ever seen.  I really wanted the evenings to go on forever.DSC_0860


Today is the last day of my vacation, and tomorrow its back to reality.  I wish I had the means to stay on vacation forever and continue to enjoy this carefree week.  I am sure that is a feeling most of us have every day.  But tomorrow morning I have to snap out of it and jump back in.  Besides, I have to get back to work and discover what disasters await me in the frame shop! ( Just kidding Beth,I know you did a great job! )

So for now I will just leave you with these glorious images and you can be jealous that I got to experience it.  At least I am here to share it with you.

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