Galveston

Lately +

Hola everyone, apologizes for being MIA lately. We recently moved from Galveston to Austin and I'm slowly getting back into my normal schedule. But here's a quick little update:

^^ One of the last sunsets from our loft in Galveston.

^^ Packing things up in Galveston.

^^ Unpacking things in Austin.

^^ Pretty rainbow reflections from my window.

^^ New prints of Floral Anatomy Ribcage will be in the shop this week <3

Thats all I can think of now. Oh, I gave my website a little facelift. Wanted it a little cleaner and easier to navigate.

Have a lovely week!

New Skelly & a Birthday

I'm working on a new floral skelly this week; she's a little brighter, darker, and maybe more pink? This one is just for fun. And if you look at the shelf in the background you can see a cute little deer piece I'm working on too. They are sweet sleeping siamese twins. :) Have I mentioned here that I have a twin? We celebrated a birthday last week, so officially 27 over here. Which reminds me I'll update on my 27 things to do before turning 27 in a later post. 

^^ I have a list in my sketchbook of things I want to do before leaving Galveston (moving in a MONTH!). And one of them was to get take out white pizza from a bar thats down the street from our loft. It was ridiculously good. 

^^ For my birthday Micah somehow managed to get our favorite coffee shop to make me a white chocolate key lime pie (an item I was obsessed with that they discontinued). So this is literally the last piece of white chocolate key lime pie ever made by Mod. I feel like Fry in Futurama with his anchovies. 

That's all for now! I'm finishing up my siamese deer this afternoon and hopefully starting a new celestial mermaid in a few days. Have a lovely week!

Stormy Studio Day

I'm pretty high on life right now…or maybe it's from the smell of pot coming through the vents of my next door neighbor. Either way, today feels good. It's been drizzling & down pouring all day and I've been sitting on the floor in my studio with the lights turned off and the windows open. I've been cutting matte boards and packing prints all day which is pretty soothing really. It's one of those things where doing something so repetitive can cause you to drift into this tranquil trance and everything just feels calm and good. Plus I've put Pandora on 90s all day and it's putting me in a happy place. Anyhoo, here's what I've been doing all day...

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^^ Sorting through my desk mess. I'm trimming etchings and packing prints for some shops. I also have some marked down prints + originals in my shop for my summer sale (plus free shipping with code SOLSTICESALE ). 

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^^ It has literally been raining all day and I love it. 

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^^ Rina is "helping" me cut matte board. Actually she didn't stay here long…as soon as it started thundering she hid under the coffee table. This girl is afraid of so little, but thunder…that's another story.

Anyway, hope you all are having a good week! Hoping to go to Houston this weekend and also looking forward to the 4th of July on this island (and hoping the seaweed clears out because the beaches are such a mess right now). 

Lately +

I've officially been living in Texas for 2 years now! Well, 2 years and 2 days if I'm being exact. It's weird being an outsider and moving to a new place and talking with the "natives", hearing about all the cool places in Texas that I never knew about. And here I grew up the next state over and had never heard of "hill country", Buc-ee's, or realized that Big Bend was near the border, or that west Texas is all desert. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that. But yeah, I underestimated the vastness of this state and hope to do some exploring of those said embarrassing things I didn't realize. ALSO! Fun story…the first day I moved here I went grocery shopping at Kroger (also a Texas thing), and if you're familiar with Kroger, you get savings with a Kroger card. Most of the items here are discounted with a Kroger card, and while I was picking out strawberries, a woman around my age came up to me and said "I just moved here from Oklahoma this week and have no idea what this Kroger Plus card is, is that something I need to look into?" and I just smiled and laughed because she was in the exact same position as me, and just moved from the same state…her Tulsa, me OKC. Is this a lame story? I don't know, I kind of like it. It stuck for some reason.

Anyway, I'm writing this post while I'm on hold with the Texas Comptroller (super fun I'm telling you). But moving on, this week has been mostly prep work for future paintings: one large painting of a galaxy girl and several small paintings of just little things I fancy (black butterflies, victorian homes, crystals, etc). I'm also thinking about buying this because it looks super interesting and I'd love to know more about that entire mystical area.

^^ Even when I clean things up my desk is and will always be messy. But that's fine because I kind of like it this way. I'm one of those people who finds things easier in messes, oddly enough. Hey, it works. 

^^ A commission from a few weeks ago. 

^^ Some recent Instagram pics: packing prints to ship off to retailers, drawing a little piece in honor of my 2 year anniversary of being a Texan, finishing touch ups on Luna, and finding the prettiest pink houses in Galveston. 

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^^ I mentioned here that I sent off a few pieces to be in a show in Seattle. The theme is Summer Moon, and all pieces are small. Totally up my alley. The show is at Twilight Gallery and goes till the 28th. If you're in the area, take a look!

^^ For my doughnut lovers, I have "Happiness is a Sprinkle Doughnut" prints (5x5 and 8x8) in the shop. :)

Now I'm off to order more business cards and hopefully get some more painting in. Have a lovely weekend! 

Studio Summers

It gets really hot in Galveston. Hot, like your own sweat is cooking you, hot. But one thing I love about summers here is the evening light I get in the studio. My windows face northwest, and summers are the only time I can see the sunset as well as get direct light. 

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^^ Pretty views from my window. 

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^^ These sunsets though (insert heart eyes emoji). 

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^^ Carina is also very fond of sunsets. ;)

Have a good week!