Monday, July 6, 2009

suburban gangsta

So... what's a girl
(a white, scrawny one from the suburbs)
to do when she feels her
inner gangsta
comin' on?
HINT: THE ANSWER IS NOT: "TAKE A CAN OF SPRAY PAINT FROM MY CLOSET AND HEAD OUT TO "TAG" (YES, I SPEAK "GANGSTA")THE NEW MINIVAN OF SOME TOTALLY CRAZY (AND IN MY OPINION, TOTALLY AWESOME)STRANGER IN HOPES OF BEING STUFFED INTO HIS VAN AND TAKEN TO AN AUTO BODY SHOP WHERE I WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE HELD FOR $1000 RANSOM." YOU'RE RIGHT THOUGH,THAT WOULD BE TOTALLY EXCITING TOO... HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING...(OF COURSE.)
The correct answer, however, is:
Take a can of seriously amazing Robin's Egg Blue spray paint from the hall closet and go out on your back porch and spray down a slew of D.I. picture frames that you will eventually fill with equally amazing (hopefully, anyway) black and white photographs, then hang them in a "funky fresh" (yes, I speak "Cool" as well) arrangement on your dining room wall.


It was really, really fun! You should try it sometime. It really allows you to nurture your inner gangsta (minus all of the beat downs, hood rats, and police interference that seem to naturally accompany gang life. woo-hoo)


Oh, and

word to your mother, mmmkay?

And P.S. Why on earth haven't some of you entered my drawing for a FREE photography session? I mean, How insulting is that? Do you think I stink or something? (okay, well, if you do, you're entitled to that opinion...I guess, but poo on you all the same.) Don't you know I'm feeling all "gangsta" and such and that I may or may not be in the mood to "beat a ho" at any given moment? I'm just sayin', you may want to keep that in mind as you decide whether or not you're going to take advantage of these last couple of days to enter...that's all.

16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You can totally join my Snuggie gang, called The Snuggalos.

Details to come. Fo snuggizzle.

Nisha said...

You better post pics of the finished wall! Those frames look great.

nancy said...

I can't #*%*! figure out how to enter your contest. But I would like to sign up. So FRICK FRACK help me.!!!

Howse Family said...

I would love to enter your contest...but I don't think that it's possible for you to do your first photo shoot in Florida!

Mandy said...

GREAT color! :)
I got my paint on yesterday too! :) I'm repainting my upstairs bathroom... Yeah. It's awesome. :)

alisha said...

Very fun! Olivia gave me your info and I would like to get ahold of Kathy and Mothers without Borders. I am so new to this blog thing that I don't even know if I am writing to you on the right place but if you have some info on how to get ahold of KAthy the number I have for her got changed.
Thanks.
Alisha Beckstrom alishab@gmail.com

Jen Nelson said...

Glad your painting arm is all warmed up! Cuz next Saturday there is going to be a painting party at my house!
The only question is - will we be painting pink? Or Blue? Bum-bum-bum!

p.s. you're hot!

Gina said...

Can't wait to see the final product with pictures intact. You are one hot gangsta bad A. loL!

Laura said...

Ooh, ooh! Please enter me in your drawing for the photo shoot!! I want pictures (good ones) of me with my kids! I don't know how to enter other than this, so consider this my entry! Your pictures are amazing and I love them! Here's my e-mail:

laudibug@hotmail.com

You are awesome, Laura!

SO said...

Those frames are AWESOME!!!!! I can't wait to see the finished product. And I'm glad you didn't tag some guys van and then get abducted and held for ransom. Way to use your inner gansta for creativity instead of negativity.

Kristen said...

cu uuuuuuute! can't wait to see the finished products!

amylouwho said...

I'm addicted to that color blue! So much, I've deemed it my signature color! Love the idea to do a bunch of frames with black and white photographs. Which brand of spray paint is that, Krylon?

Love your photos!

Scott and Jillian said...

I love that your apron & necklace match the frames. Your life is a kick-A fairytale! <3 ya!

amylouwho said...

Thanks for the message! I LOVE that color! I actually spray painted my bistro set with the Aqua and just did my sewing table and a couple chairs with a similar roll on paint.

I was looking through your other photog blog - I think we should be friends! Too bad I live in VA. My mom is from Mapleton though - right there near Springville. And I take it you are a lt blue/turquoise-o-phile? Love that necklace! And the blue tin wall behind the Banford's (which is how I found you - I knew them all way back when in a single's ward in Draper).

Okay - prob. too much info for a comment. But I look forward to reading more! You can email me - my email is attached to my blogger account.

carly said...

Love the color! What brand is it?

the Lola Letters said...

It's Rust-oleum American Accents and the color is Aqua. I matched it to a "Robin's Egg" paint swatch I got from my local hardware store and I love, love, love it!