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Show Prep

My show is this Sunday and I spent my days off prepping. Well, prepping as much as I could with two toddlers running around. My friend from Audrey Miller Art set me up with a small run of pins. I love how they turned out. I’m going to try to have a few mini calendars […]

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My Lolo

Nine years ago, my Lolo passed away. My cousins remember him as a disciplinarian. Never hesitating to tell them if they didnt stop misbehaving, they would get the belt 😂 I had a slightly different childhood with my Lolo. I remember falling asleep in his lap. He would read me stories and sing to me. […]

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Three Art Show Displays I Love

I am going to be part of the Siren Nation Art and Craft Show this Sunday here in Portland. It’s been about 2 years since I’ve done a show and this is my first show with just art, no jewelry. I’ve been looking at show displays for inspiration. Most of these are from artist alleys. […]

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Sketchbook Sunday: Mermaid

I was at work and my friend and I were talking about how there isn’t enough diversity with mermaid stories. Either the protagonist is a white mermaid or the story has a group of diverse mermaids but not many stories where the protagonist is a mermaid of color. I’ve started to notice this more and […]

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I Love My Job

A few days ago was my 1 year work anniversary. I work at a bookstore in Portland and I love it. Before running my jewelry business full-time, I had a few retail jobs. My longest and favorite job was at Borders Books. I’m still friends with a lot of people I worked with then. And […]

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Inktober Roundup- Top 5

I always start off Inktober with such high hopes. But life always gets in the way. This year, I only completed 22/31 drawings. Here are my top 5. I used my Copic markers on toned paper for this drawing. I had this idea of drawing from quotes. This one was, “If I had a flower […]

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Halloween 2018

For Halloween, my family dressed up as the Avengers. My 3yo was Captain America. My 1yo was Loki. I dressed up as Thor and my husband was Doctor Strange. My son wasnt all that excited for trick-or-treating so he really just wore a t-shirt and carried around his “star.” The group costume was really built […]

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