Beauty Tips

February 9, 2011

Vintage Noxzema jar and toiletries

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored,
     renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed;
     never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.”
     — “Beauty Tips” often quoted by Audrey Hepburn, written by Sam Levenson

Nail Clippers

September 12, 2010

Sometimes I am drawn to the most ordinary things.  

“If it’s too familiar, draw it.”
     — Nick Bantock, The Forgetting Room 

Sketches of three nail clippers

 

Watercolor sketch of nail clippers