The Adventures and Misadventures of a Neer Do Well Artist Living in Baltimore.

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I am a visual artist and writer living in Baltimore. I don't have any artist friends. Frankly, artists scare me, there so darn flaky. The above picture is either of me or proof that I'm a pretty decent artist. My goal is to be a self sufficient artist, whereas I wouldn't have to do something else in the day in order to eke out an existence. I also like to attend various cultural events around town. I go to plays, the symphony, etc. Also, I have Asperger's Syndrome. I found this out recently and it has explained a heck of a lot as to why I am as I am.

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Friday, July 06, 2007

I am late again this morning but not super late. It was difficult to get to sleep. I had a killer ear ache last night. I hope there is not an insect or something stuck in my ear. Also I turned the fan on and did not feel a thing then I noticed that the metal grill to the fan was covered with lint and dust. Cleaned it off and the fan ran just fine. Did overtime last night. There was a mountain of work to do. I came in from work about 9-ish much later than I usually do.

Make-Up Woes
I always wear make-up on workdays. I have an uneven skin tone. My face literally resembles a jig saw puzzle without makeup. Thus, I feel more normal looking when Im wearing foundation makeup. Also I have weird coloured lips. My natural lip colour is a light pink colour. I have always felt self conscious about that. I do not know many other black people who have pink lips save my Grandpa Bob. Which is whom I believe I inherited that weird lip colour from. So I have always aimed to find a lipstick colour that is a regular lip colour.

Last week I was at Towson Town Center and found a Mac Cosmetics store. One of the salesgirl there suggested a foundation colour that would be good for my skin color. I usually wear Revlon Colorstay in Cappachino. In Mac I wear NC55. The problem is I like to walk during my lunch break and when I walk I usually sweat because I like to walk fast. The Mac makeup ran off my face like melted ice cream in the hot sun. I was truly horrified. When I use the Colorstay stuff it stays on my skin through sweat and everything. Sadly, Mac does not make sweat proof makeup. Im sure if I found something in there professional theatre line it would most likely be waterproof.

So today I have on a mixture of Colorstay and Mac. Im going to see if I can find a Colorstay shade that matches the Mac shade I have. The Mac colour is closest to my real skin colour. The Colourstay is a tone deeper but I had no way to try the makeup before I bought it. I only bought Cappacino because it was one colour down from Caramel. Caramel I noticed on the Revlon display was the colour it said Haley Berry had on. I do not think I am the same exact complexion as Haley Berry. I imagine if I saw her in real life I would find her to be an extremely light skinned woman. Im sort of at a weird inbetween shade not light skinned and not dark skinned just somewhere in the middle. I could not find any caramel Colorstay makeup last night to see how it compares to my Mac colour.

I absolutely have to find a colour that comes close to Mac because the Colorstay makeup I used to wear did not match the rest of my skin. It was slightly darker and you could notice it whenever my neck was exposed.

Today, I have on blue jeans, Nike MaxAir shoes, and a turqouise, ecru, and tan tye dye coloured short sleeve blouse.


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