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Last weekend we went to watch 4th of July fireworks on the beach. It's been a tradition for the past few years since we've been in Galveston. Sadly, this was our last year and I have no clue where we are even going to be living a year from now. Right now I kind of like that.

I've been working on new paintings and brass jewelry this week (my fingers are sooo callused) and listening to old school No Doubt in the studio. I've been letting Luna dry for a bit and now she's ready for a few twinkling background stars and she's finished! 

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^^ Carina checking out the new necklace. hehe.

^^ I've added some limited edition etchings to my shop! These little guys are from a few years ago. Find them here

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^^ New prints of Celestial Mermaid and Texas Palmistry will be in the shop next week! I'm so happy with how they turned out. 

I also finished watching Six Feet Under this week. Literally bawled so hard at the finale I couldn't even talk normal. It was completely ridiculous. But if you've seen it you probably know what I mean. Anyway, happy weekend! Hope it is lovely. <3

Lately +

As some of you know, I'm originally from Oklahoma and currently living in Texas. I really really like Texas. I also really love Oklahoma (specifically OKC). I'm constantly torn on the issue of where I want to live, but right now Texas feels good. I'll be living in Austin for a bit in the Fall, which I'm very much looking forward to. Maybe OKC in the future, but I honestly can't decide, so I'm deciding to not think about it. Sometimes I drift more towards the idea of owning very few items and just moving from city to city every few months. Essentially, this is what I'll be doing next Fall for about 9 months, 3 cities. I guess I'll find out then whether I like moving around or not ;)

^^ Onto studio things, I have new prints in the shop this week! New prints of Ghost Cat and White Moth come in 5x5 or 8x8 inches. They're cute little creatures. 

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^^ My studio lately. Every spring my palette gets a little bit more colorful. It's kind of nice. 

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^^ These little guys just got shipped off to Seattle for a show at Twilight Gallery. I don't think I've mentioned here my obsession with the PNW. Or maybe I have? Either way, it's on the top of my list of places to visit (along with Marfa & NOLA…so random I know). A little road trip along the Washington and Oregon coast would be a dream. I also wouldn't mind crossing the border to visit Vancouver and Victoria. 

Speaking of Victoria I picked up this pretty white Victoria(n) frame in Houston (remember the black version here). This one is also in the shop

I'm still working on Luna and she's almost done! I've been fussing with her hair and driving myself crazy for a day or two (all good now). After that I'll have more large pieces of celestial ladies in the works as well as some smaller black butterflies and moths. And I need to make more necklaces too. 

Have a great weekend! <3

Floral Cemetery

The other day we decided to check out the May flowers over at Old City Cemetery. It was on my list of things to do in Galveston before we move (we missed it last year!). Every spring this graveyard blooms with pretty yellow flowers and I just love the way it looks against the washed out white & grey tombstones. We were walking through trying to find the oldest tombstone, which I think was 1860. I'm sure there's older ones in there. Have to say though, we were a little distracted by a couple taking raunchy photos ON TOP on people's tombstones. People are weird.

It's a pretty lovely cemetery. There's old tombstones, new ones, cracked ones, ornate mausoleums, and simple gravestones. There's a few with interesting stories (and some with secret stories I suppose). 

Museum Visit

So last weekend we took a little trip to Houston for the day and I finally got to check out the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. So ecstatic, I've wanted to see this place for so long. Plus we got in free since it was the first of the month (thanks Bank of America). 

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^^This place is huge. Literally. We walked around for hours and I think we still missed a ton of stuff (I've been going through the MFAH hashtag on Instagram and I'm seeing amazing things I completely missed). Fun fact: I have a minor in Art History so every time I go to a museum I like to test my skills on remembering things. I'm pretty rusty, but some things were familiar and then I go on spouting all the random facts I know about the artist, etc. But like I said…rusty. I kept all my art history books from university, and being at the museum made me really want to go back and reread those babies. Also, the museum had gorgeous Indian and Japanese sections with old sculptures, jewelry, pottery. I'm so intrigued, and I want to incorporate parts of those cultures with future pieces. 

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^^I might have squealed when I saw this piece. I've been in love with this painting for years and had no idea it was in Houston! Ah, life is funny.

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^^I saw my first Van Gogh. I SAW MY FIRST VAN GOGH. Completely surreal moment. His work is something you truly have to see in person because that TEXTURE IS AMAZING. See it!? It's so thick and buttery. I love it. 

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^^Yay for old paintings of insects, animals, and weird things. <3

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^^I saw this couple and I couldn't help but snap a photo. :)

Oh, there was also this James Turrell light tunnel that was so awesome, I just wanted to run up and down it (but the male employee was eyeing me funny). If you have a chance, you should check this museum out. I'm actually kind of surprised at all the amazing art that can be found in Texas (Dallas and Fort Worth have some beauties). But anyway, it's been raining all week and I've been working on my secret project. Photos soon! Have a lovely week!

Friday I'm in Love

Hi lovelies, I hope everyone had a good week.  It seemed to go by super fast and I still have a million ideas swimming in my head that I need to do.  I woke up this morning to freezing weather on this little island, crazy.  Living on the gulf has made me a wimp when it comes to cold weather.  That might change soon, but who knows.  

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^^In progress skull painting for my Rituals & Omens series.  I can't decide if I want him purely black and white or possibly a mix of muted tones.  Decisions….

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^^Getting cold and stormy over here.  I love foggy windows though. 

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^^Oh, and I'm working on a new project that I'm pretty excited about.  Learning a new medium is hard I gotta say, but incredibly rewarding.  Hint: it involves astronomy.  Does that give anything away?  I don't know.  But stay tuned for more updates!