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New Jacksonville Spa in Riverside and Creative Ideas

So I had the wonderful fortune of getting to accompany a good friend of mine from Jacksonville Magazine, Jocelyn, to the opening of a new spa here in Jacksonville. It’s a themed spa, which is something I didn’t even think existed but I’m also pleasantly surprised as to how much I liked it. This new spa located in Riverside is uniquely named Marilyn Monroe Spas.

Hand with British Love Nail Polish
Marilyn Monroe Spa’s British Love (Tardis Blue =P) nail polish

During our visit we received a complimentary polish change on our hands and I chose a very pretty color I thought looked Tardis blue. According to one of the associates, the girl who did a great job on my nails, all of their polishes are vegan and cruelty free, and their formulations are formaldehyde, DBP and toluene free. I did manage to find out the name of the polish i choose and isn’t Tardis blue but British Love which is still VERY fitting. I’d also like to point out all of MM Spas’ polish’s names are inspired in some way by Marilyn Monroe.

Later, after a plate of delicious cheeses and fruits and a quick tour of the facility, Jocelyn and I decided to attempt a massage. I’ve never received a professional massage in my life. The closest I’ve come are the massage chairs at Planet Fitness and it doesn’t compare. Rachel, who did my massage, was very attentive to what places need it most. I got up feeling wonderful and sleepy.

I was also very intrigued by how very well decorated everything was. The floors looked like an interesting type of hardwood and the walls showcased different iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe. The red carpet that lead from the front door all the way to the back of the building was easily my favorite accessory though.

Front of the store
Front entry way of Marilyn Monroe Spa in Jacksonville Florida.
Nail Polish Lounge
Marilyn Monroe Spa Nail Polish Lounge

The best part of this visit was the inspiration it gave me for my next set of text art I’d like to persue. My Disney work will never be done so I can easily put that aside a moment while I work on my current creative project.

A headshot of Marilyn Monroe.
Photo 1: A headshot of Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn in text
Photo 2: A text silhouette of Marilyn Monroe.

Photo 1 is the original picture of a smiling Marilyn. Photo 2 has been converted to nothing but text and all the words are different Marilyn Monroe quotes. Next comes my favorite part of adding the colors and bring my art to life.

If you’d like to see my finish piece or maybe even want a copy for you self, check out my etsy account @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/ronohdesigns where I’ll be posting it for sale along with a few more Disney inspired pieces and hopefully soon, more celebrity prints.

And if you decide to give the Marilyn Monroe Spa a visit, which I highly recommend, you can find them @ 150 Riverside Ave #303. Be sure to check out their great package pricing and specials. For more information, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marilynmonroespasjacksonvillenaillounge?fref=ts.

Til Next Time!


Full of fun ideas

So my best friend is full of ideas and between her random thoughts and my creativity I keep ending up with really fun and inventive things. I did a lot of work with my Disney Princess’ made only of text. So far I’ve got Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White, Merida, Anna, Elsa and Jasmine. I’m still working on the rest of the princess’ which is vastly entertaining since I love picking my favorite songs and investing the hours to fit the text where I needed.

Six Original Princess made only of text.
Six Original Disney Princess, Belle, Ariel, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White and Cinderella made only of text by RonohDesigns.

Now I’m working on something that’s different but similar. I haven’t exactly decided what it will look like but I’m excited to find out. So I found this really perfect texture that I’m in love with it. It looks like a really old piece of paper and will work perfectly what I’m thinking of doing.

Texture for the background of a book page.
Texture for the background of a book page.

There’s also this website full of the original Hans Christian Andersen stories that I stumbled on @ http://hca.gilead.org.il/ where I found the original The Little Mermaid story. So I guess i’m starting with Ariel again. Let’s see how this turns out.

Disney Princess Fever

So this week gone my current obsession is turning disney princesses into text. It’s sounds strange and is actually a lot less difficult than I originally image but still a very slow process none the less.

The first step was of course to choose a song that fit the princess. There’s always at least three songs from any Disney Princess movie that will get any Disney fan singing. My first choice was to do Ariel since a friend of mine loves her and she looked the easiest to do. With so much red hair and her green tale, it made for an easier project start. The original photo (below) was my template.

Ariel from the Little Mermaid

After outlining the photo, filling it, converting it to the proper format and deciding on the song (Part of Your World) it was time to get to work. Aligning words seems simple enough but it actually isn’t. That bit of annoyance though, is what’s makes it so much fun for me. It took about an hour to turn the above colored picture into the below photo. Getting the text to fit where i wanted and giving as much detail to the silhouette took the longest but my little mermaid soundtrack playing in the background helped.

Ariel as text in black and white
Ariel as text in black and white

A black and white version of one of Disney more excitable princesses isn’t very fun to look at though. Who would want to hang something so boring on their wall. The final project though is something I’m very proud of and has a spot in my house already picked out.

FInished Ariel, Princess in Text
FInished Ariel, Princess in Text

Isn’t she pretty and so full of color! For a closer look and more Disney princesses, Check out my etsy page RonohDesigns via the etsy box below. Til Next Time!