Sunday, November 09, 2008

Appus Design Home Show

It's definitely fall, one of the best times for designers to showcase pieces they have been working on. I had the great pleasure of attending my friend Amy's Appus Design fall show. Let me tell you so much gorgeousness for my eyes to feast upon and I took some pictures to share with you. :) or

Monday, September 15, 2008


I haven't been thinking about art for myself that isn't dessert or breakfast related besides my stuff for my printmaking class but that was mostly dessert too. I'm working on a little thing right now about cake batter... and my neopolitan scarf is coming along nicely.

I can't wait to use color on this... it should be exciting... I can't seem to figure out what to send my art pen pal yet... I think I will send him sketches.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Polymer Fun

So I've been inspired but also feeling a little poor. I wanted to order all this Dessert Food Jewelry online but I don't have the money to throw out. Designing with my friend Amy, we came up with some cute creations. I made a Ribbon Holic inspired charm for a necklace, a cupcake charm, and a cupcake ring.

I'm also working on some painting but with little luck. I really need to put a sketchbook in my purse to save all the drawings i do instead of putting them on random pieces of paper.

I'm working on my first mostly successful knitted work. A extra wide scarf. It's very plain right now but I'm adding embellishments.

Life is so crazy. I'm nervous about all the things that are approaching but I need to move with my art.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Crochet Season Approaching

Break out the hooks and needles and prepare to be amazed.. I'm going to try things I'd never done before and hopefully fall in love with all the products. I've been doing a lot of sewing... My dresses turned into skirts but I'm still happy with them.. I still have so many things I want to accomplish before school starts.... Sigh... I'll just continue my work through school... Who knows what kind of job I could get anyway.

This is a hat I made recently.

One of the skirts I made to wear to an anime convention.

The other skirt and one of the bows I made for the convention.

One of the skirts I'm working on.

So much work to be done. I'm looking to do some printing on t-shirts in the next couple weeks... Hopefully to sell but also looking to barter for the things I covet most like food jewelry.... and evening gowns.. well I can make my own evening gowns....

Saturday, July 26, 2008

So it's been a long while since I've updated. My life has been a little crazy but who's isn't. I've done some art over the past few weeks but not as much as I'd like. I made a couple hats and did some drawings and am sewing some dresses and skirts.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Designing and Coloring.

I don't know what's up with my updating. It's not really like I've been slacking. I've been working at paying the bills jobs and out some. I should be marketing and stuff when I go out... like having people put up flyers and stuff about my art. Anywho... I've been sort of on a sewing kick. I think some of my fashion designer friends are rubbing off on me. So I broke out my sewing machine but alas my crazy self decided I was too excited to draft some patterns with just woven fabrics... big mistake. I did make a hello kitty skirt but that will be posted when I actually take good photos. I think I'm going to buy some jersey fabric to make some dresses to go out to clubs in. Sounds like I wouldn't need to spend money every couple weeks to buy new clothes to go out in...
Dresses I want to make for various purposes.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Divas and love

I haven't done any new work besides working on the Appus Design photoshoot but I was playing around and came up with a short video so the people who look at my youtube would have something to view since I only post there every so often.

Sunday, June 01, 2008


This is a watercolor and chalk pastel work that I did thinking that I would surprise my friend with a painting of her daughter. I'm not sure I'm happy with it though. I feel like it's missing something. Not everything is a true keeper but I do like it enough to talk about it. Both times I've seen Kammie she's been sleeping so it made sense that she'd be sleeping in the painting.

My book that I was writing and illustrating is finished and I did some small things to make the time go somewhat. I don't want to feel like I'm slacking with my work. I should make a summer sketchbook.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Updateeeeeeeeee.... With Divas..

Sort of finished Divas..... I think I need to edit Diva with changing her hair highlights... and I think I may just add more contrast on Singing Diva and more paint... We'll see.. I want to work on Amy's painting...

Friday, May 09, 2008

singing diva

I really need to find my camera......
I think I like this more than diva.... it's more fresh... It surprising only took me an hour to do this.....

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


I just did this doodle a couple hours ago.. it's so cute... I like to draw the foods I want but shouldn't eat... lol... This is going to be used for one of my cover pages for school assignments.. I like pretty papers...

Saturday, May 03, 2008


There was this shirt I wanted to get from Delias... but I could not see myself spending 25 on that shirt... but I did splice the image and pattern it so there was a new background for a self portrait I did.

My brother performed last night with his friends but I was too excited to take any pictures... I was so proud of him... This has me ready to design a series specifically for b-boys. It made me sad a little bit that some of the footwork they were doing wasn't as appreciated as I feel it should have been because usually the crowd is looking for freezes and just breakin' not the dancing. Sigh. But they were so awesome. Groove CREW!

This is from the Appus Design Home Show!!

This is the traditional Korean Fan Dancing from last night.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The New Series

(Work in Progress, Diva)

So I love hip-hop. There is no clear definition of what hip-hop means to me but I might be able to try and explain it with this new series I'm working on,... I think I want some realism in it too. Animated but also real. Seeing my brother and his friends breaking and bboying/bgirling clinched the idea. I used be really into learning graf writing so I want to incorporate some of that... Also, since my dad used to dj, it would be nice to put that in too. This is going to be fun. So much to plan and sketch out,... maybe I'll make some garments to compliment the paintings.

I was so glad to be this close to the roots... I learned the hard way that my phone sucks for taking pictures at night... lol... But at least I was like 1-2 people away from the stage.. But I missed my brother dancing during performance... meh. He was dancing during Immortal Technique's performance, which I did get to see. I think I want to use the move he did in a painting. It was a spin on his elbow, a move I had not previously seen him do before. So going to the show and seeing that was even better than being in front for The Roots.

I went to some clubs this weekend when Dj Soulstar was spinning.. It was definitely good times. I had not seen digital turntables before then. Yesterday, I saw the original kind of turntables and it was a completely different feel besides the fact that the other dj who I think is BBoy Sean John was playing older styles of music. Sean John was playing a strictly bboy style, I'm pretty sure I heard some stuff playing in the Battle of the Year listings though... hmmm...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Different cultures

I was talking with my friend Frankie last night, discussing how I should add in even more cultures into my art since I have so many friends that have different backgrounds. I think this would be an interesting and needed venture. I guess I'll start practicing today... the painting from yesterday is almost finished.. there is some touching up and additions I want to add to finalize it. Pictures with my real camera soon.

Monday, April 21, 2008

documenting diva...

I'm painting this as we speak,... this is just the run through. Remember the drawing...

well, I'm working on it.... :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008


It wasn't that long ago but it was long enough for me to say flashback.. I should post some of my stuff from high school. That would be interesting. This was from my design class where I met some of my greatest friends.

Anyway. I'll be posting stuff eventually once I really make the time to paint.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


So I was given this assignment for class to make a printed pattern using one block of this material where I had to carve.. Let me tell you I was nervous. I was doing cutting and carving... lol. That usually doesn't go over well with me, at least the carving part. I still to this day cannot cut meat without almost hurting myself. This wasn't so bad. I only stabbed myself once. Not knowing what I wanted to make, it ended up looking like a tree. I think I went a little print happy. The girl next to me did this awesome gradient effect that I wanted to try. Mine was pretty successful. I saved a blank block so I could try this project again under my own terms.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I spent some time today just sketching out ideas for the possible next series. I'm not sure why women seem to be a focal point in much of my art. I came up with this image which I think would make a lovely painting... I think I want her to be more pale with brown, red, and black hair.. I haven't decided much else on it though.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


So I've been doing a lot of work for school and not so much for myself.. pfffftt.. lol. Well, anyway. I made this mask for my media and techniques class.. I think it's pretty cool. It's done with papier mache and other materials. I should be taking better photos once it's completely finished,.. But I'm excited to have the chance to work on the last painting in my music series.. It's going to be about Tempo. The idea is fully sketched out in my head.. I just have to actually paint it this week. So exciting,....

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sad Apple

I love the pop-up card book I made for class. It just needs to be shown here... or at least the back page... Isn't that the cutest sad apple? I love it.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I realized that I had some images in a slideshow, some of which that haven't been posted on here before.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

So what's new...

I actually think I should update even with the small stuff. This week I've been doing some sketching and designing for my upcoming photoshoot. Katie says that she has her song that is going to be used for the video. I'm rather excited about everything progessing..

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Video

I made a video about the poem and jacket in the way of the storybook. The results are pretty pleasing,.. it makes me so excited about doing another video.. My sister is going to be writing a song for one of the videos.... I hope everything works out...

I want to use a song my friend Frankie sent me for another one. I have many video ideas.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

I wasn't really inspired today... but I was last night. The Project Runway Finale left me with so many ideas that I'm disappointed at myself for not sitting with my sketchbook. I did see some student work on that was inspiring... I think I like the color combination of cardboard, white, and black.... so i think i want to try some drawings next week on notebook paper sized cardboard... it might end-up being more fun than the Artist Trading Cards..

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Artist Trading Cards

I was really impressed by the Artist Trading Cards I saw when I did a class observation at a local school so I wanted to try them out myself. I think with a little more practice and ingenuity I can do fabulous things... It's something I can do when I don't have many materials or a lot of space. These are a couple that I did... When I was walking to class from the library, I was inspired by the wispy trees.. I want to do some kind of big art project involving trees.

The photoshoot I did last week turned out awesome. I'm excited to see how my first editorial is going to look it might be how I get a great portfolio... The main aspect of my photography that I need to change is just using higher resolution photos...

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

pop art love

I got these awesome paint markers that I love using. This work was a mixture of paint markers, acrylic paint and lots of medium. I'm really pleased with how the work came out but it kind of feels that the man in the painting reminds me of someone I know even though I thought the image came from my head. I should post of a picture of the painting sketches that I did. Soon to come are the pictures of the Artist Trading Cards that I've been working on. I still have many other works that need to be posted. I need more inspiration actually.

Monday, March 03, 2008


I didn't realize I have so much to update on... this is the first video I've done to promote my art. My plan was to make another one after I've created more. I might do another one just to do it. I would embed it but I'm not at a regular computer.


This is the work that was sold at my last gallery showing. I think I want to enter into some more shows just because it's fun to watch people viewing your work and not know you are the artist..


It's been a good while since I've updated this. I've done a lot of work since then. I've even sold something. I'm pleased. Now all I need to do is get my work published. I'm considering doing the Artscape contest. I just haven't figured out what I want to do yet. I also am setting up an etsy. So much work in the mix right now and lots of art parties to attend.