Monday, July 21, 2014

Out & About

This weekend I actually got out of the house for the first time in forever, it was so nice to be around people and doing things I used to do. Like going to a quilt/craft show! It was a little over the top, but it was nice to look around and think about different ideas I've had for a while.

My friend found this awesome DIY project, who doesn't love easy clothing accents?!
Hopefully I will be able to try this soon!


from polkadotchair.com


I also finally got to go to the movies! One that I was really excited about! Begin Again, it was everything I could have hoped for, something to completely get engrossed in. I've listened to "Lost Stars" and "Coming Up Roses" all day long, it made my Monday quite fabulous.
If you like Adam Levine's voice at all, you need to listen to this.........


And finally good old fashion on fire inspiration. I discovered this artist on a fluke, and I am quite enamored with and blown away by his work. Peter Aurisch's line work and use of color stopped me in my tracks. I always get inspired when I go to my favorite museums, I haven't had the chance to do that in months. I haven't been this blown away by someone's work in a very long time.



His drawings are really amazing to and his geometric shapes remind me of Picasso.




Anyway, it's nice to go out and about and be inspired and kind of get back to normal. What's been the best thing you've done or seen in awhile?


Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Activities

I'm struggling with getting my artwork to a complete and finished place. Mostly because I'm tired and still recovering from my surgery in June, I am still on crutches and a scooter. I'm really looking forward to the day when I can walk on both feet, but until then I'm trying to stay busy and work in a lot of different drawing projects

I've been pretty obsessed with watching tattoo shows on netflix, I've watched Miami Ink before, but I got really engrossed in the details and technique of tattooing this time around, how everyone has different strengths and weaknesses and they really want to learn from each others strengths. It makes me want to brush up on my drawing skills big time and work on the stuff that I'm not so great at.
By the way just had to share, because I just randomly googled Adventure Time tattoos the other day :)


i love you everything burrito

lady rainicorn

stretchy jake

little tiny finn

marcy & simon




I've also BBC shows like Doc Martin and reruns of Sherlock. My favorite new show on during the summer is Rookie Blue, about rookie cops working up the ranks and working together, it reminds of of ER a lot.

It's also really awesome that I can draw a doodle and reformat it and post it on society6 as a new artwork.  I love playing with multiple colors and opacity :)















What are you excited about this Summer?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New designs in my shop

 Hope Everyone stateside had a happy 4th!! I was able to finish some new designs & add them to my Society6 shop over the long weekend. Society6 is currently running a special Free Shipping & $5 new biker tank tops until 7/13/14.


First up in my designs is my swirls of every color illustration, I've been wanting to experiment with patterns on the different items Society offers. I like how this one turned out and I'm working on some new ones.













Next is my thin mints print, I want to start a series on sweets, nothing like a special sweet treat to brighten up your day :)









And last but not least is my new favorite: pastel girl. I really want multi colored pastel hair, that would be awesome!! I think I would appreciate my curls more ;)





The long weekend got my creative juices following and now my hands and trying to keep up with all the ideas in my head, hope to have new stuff to share with you very soon. Did you get some projects completed over the long weekend? Happy Tuesday to you :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Etsy Finds

I haven't been on Etsy lately to see what's new with some of my favorite shops, I was so excited to see all these new fun items. Here are my latest Etsy finds :)




This pig print with the subtle geo pattern is so adorable from Gingiber






Love this beautiful planter from Esther Griffith, her technique is so colorful & happy




This bright & bold necklace is perfect for summer from  Boo & Boo Factory



I'm a sucker for tote bags, and Ireneaugh has some awesome ones, she sews the bags herself and then adorns them with her beautiful artwork.

What new favorites are you finding on Etsy lately?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

pineapples & flamingos

I've been noticing a lot of pineapple and flamingo motifs for summer, I really like the tropical feminine feel of fruit & birds. Here are some of my favorites:





1. pineapple print dress- House of Fraser
2. pineapple print sneakers -Modcloth 
3. pineapple print jeans- Anthropologie
4. pineapple print card case- Anthropologie
5. pineapple bracelet- Etsy
6.flamingo tee- Piperlime
7. flamingo print scarf- Target
8. flamingo print dress- Modcloth
9. flamingo earrings- Piperlime





What summer trends are you excited about?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer garden

I just wanted to share some pictures of my summer garden, it's starting to get pretty warm in Texas but the plants are still happy for the most part. I wanted to capture everything while it was still happy and blooming, I'd like to thanks my wonderful photography assistant for taking some of these lovely shots. I love when seeds start growing and sprouting, things you have forgot about greet you as a happy surprise. I love that with each new season, there are particular varieties that shine in their surroundings. I definitely couldn't pick just one as a favorite. What plants and flowers do you enjoy the most?


two different kinds of hydrangeas

garden gnome among the balloon flowers

My new favorite purple Liatris

Dahlia and Coleus happy together

Celosia among the garden animals

grasshopper hanging out inside a lily

happy zinnias :)

short zinnias and tall zinnias

fun mystery plant from a wild flower seed packet

pumpkin seeds sprouting

blackberry iris is finally blooming


if you look close you can see the little hummingbird enjoying the plants                     


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Less sleep = creative burst


Here are some things I've been working on lately. While I've been recovering from surgery, I haven't been sleeping as well, that has given way to some fun doodles. Things had been busy lately and I had gotten out of my daily doodling habit. Now with my limited activity, I'm actually having time now to go back to long neglected projects & it's always fun to make progress on those :)


This teeny bday owl was a spur of the moment creation for a friend, I wanted to make a little cute decoration for the cookies I made. This little owl is very festive with a little bday hat on and a celebratory cupcake :)




This is a little flower I did in procreate I love that you can paint and layer texture/color. It's so relaxing & less frustrating than real painting lol but that's another story. 


Here is another drawing I did in adobe ideas/ illustrator. I played around with multi colored pastel curls :) Her facial features were a little big so I tweaked those and thought about keeping the skin tone absent, but it just looked too weird. After much work I got the drawing to where I wanted it.



I can't decide which color version I like better, I'm kind of leaning towards the 1st one with the greenish eyes. I'm really happy with how it came out and I think I will put it in my shop later.



I'm also finally starting to make progress on some Adventure Time drawings, which I'm really excited about! I love all the personalities of the different characters, such a fun show :)

I really love Tree Trunks the elephant, she's just so sweet and loves to make pies, she reminds me of a grandmother type figure. Anyway so hopefully I will be sharing more on that later.

What are you working on lately?