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New Year, New Pau!

NEW YEAR

The year 2015 had lessons to learn – and 2016 is about getting back on track.

NEW YEAR

I’m looking forward to the future with open eyes and an open heart . I’ve moved into a new home, with new resolutions, ready to take on anything! Every day is another opportunity to push yourself – to become a better you.

The past month  I’ve had some time to make more sketches… and started a book club with 3 girlfriends. All from the Valley, we love to read and started the club off with Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.  I just finished I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou and thought it’d be cool to draw just her eyes because she was a woman with so much soul..

NEW YEAR

I drew Steve Harvey after his hilarious fail on National television. His face is too good not to draw!

NEW YEAR

Amy Winehouse sketch

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Malala is still a work in progress….

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This sketch is part of a series I’m creating…

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I’ll keep posting new work since one of my resolutions is to keep this blog updated with new work, artists who inspire me, trips I take, and Beauty/Fashion ideas I can’t help but share. Thanks for checking out my blog and come back tomorrow for Makeup Monday!


 

2016 Reminders:

  • Pay it forward.
  • You get what you give.
  • Work on your craft everyday.
  • Keep organized and throw out the junk.
  • Stay humble.
  • Try new things.
  • Stay true to yourself.
  • Keep a strong relationship with God.
  • Do more, say less.
  • Forgive but don’t forget.
  • Take care of the temple you call your body!

 


 

Also, it’s my birthday month! I’m embracing 29 with a kick-ass attitude.

The year of PAU.

XO.

 

Stuff & Stuff Podcast

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My friend Jonathan Latt wrote his first book The Geek, and asked me to paint the cover for it! He directed me to make a hand-drawn map of the World, with Dungeons/Dragons dice thrown across it, and the protagonist’s favorite killing knife set in a bird’s eye view.

He had me as a guest on his new podcast called Stuff & Stuff – an hour conversation with a person of his choice to talk about “stuff”.

Check it out in the link below!

Stuff & Stuff Podcast with Pau

PAU x DRONES

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Here’s a small photoshoot Stephanie Lynn and I did this past summer for DRONES Clothing — They have comfy fun new tanks and tees on their site – Check it out!

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DRONES was created by the talented, super awesome homie Bryden Lando – raised in California and Hawaii – has a rad eye for what looks cool and feels great.

@BrydenLando     @Dronesclothing

New Dodos!

I just thought, “Who have I not listened to in awhile?” I immediately thought of the Dodos. I googled their new stuff and found this gem! I love dance so much and this video is simple yet brilliantly awesome. BTW: the dancers are the members in the band!

Sculptures of Maria Rubinke

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Maria is one of my favorite artists currently based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her ideas are dark and twisted yet undeniably intriguing..I love checking out her work frequently because she always has something new that she executes perfectly.

I’m a proud owner of this piece. It’s definitely the most favorite thing I own. Check out her brilliance below.

xoPAU

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Maria Rubinke Facebook

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Not having a place to paint makes me draw more.

xoPAU

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November

November

I started using my digital camera.. these are some random pictures I took in the past month.. going out with friends, concerts, my pop-up shop, hanging out with Luna – good times with good people!

Art Crush

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Fabrio Abbreccia is an incredibly talented Italian Painter/Illustrator on the rise-

He has a fantastic mix of colors in his work with effortless texture. I’m obsessed.

Buy his work here:

 Fabio Abbreccia

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Art Show in New York

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Day 1: Airport selfie after zero hours of sleep, super excited to get  out of LA!

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Natasha’s home was super cute and decorated just the way I’d expect her to : punchy colors with interesting antiques..

cutesy patterns to show off a bit of her girly side. Loved it.

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Animal Portraits

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Simply stunning work by Photographer Morten Koldby koldby.com )

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Watch. Listen. Love.

Damon Albam – Everyday Robots

 

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 Still working on this one… I’m feeling it as I go along … I don’t usually paint knowing what it’s going to turn into. I’m more go with the flow… which is probably why it’s so difficult for me to figure out when to stop!photo 1

This was taken by a new photographer friend – too pretty not to post!

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Old sketch I’ll probably turn into a painting..IMG_6916

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I’m Back!

Well these past couple months have been VERY busy. First, I got sicker than I’ve ever been in my life. The doctor thought I had Mono. Who gets Mono? Then I moved out of my old apartment into my own art studio in Echo Park! I’m totally loving it and it’s been crazy moving and organizing and trying to feel at home in a place that feels like anything BUT home. I’m in a totally new city, new surroundings, new neighbors, new everything. New has never felt so good. I feel inspired to read more, paint more, and get in touch with myself and where I’m heading in life. I’ve never lived alone so I had to take some time away from the computer to create my little routine everyday. I’ve never had a routine in my entire life so this is very different for me. I’m growing up, accepting who I am, and looking forward to the future. I’m ready to make some awesome work and get back into my blog, sharing my little life and the process of creating my first art show! I have no idea what I’m doing, but I’m hoping to just figure it out.

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I’ve been putting my new place together slowly  ..

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Here’s some new, old, and work in progress since the last time I posted..

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Los Molles, Chile

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My last weekend in Chile was one of the best trips ever. Longtime friends from High School took me to a place called Los Molles – about 45 minutes North of my favorite beach Maitencillo.  We got a house right at the beach with an ocean view for a fraction what you’d pay in California. No wifi, no TV – Just friends, alcohol, food, and music. Nothing to do but hang out with each other, talk , dance, and cook. We shut off the world and enjoyed being in a beautiful place with good people…something everyone should do once in awhile!

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Lazy Sunday

Home Goals

PAU - Interior Design

The Photography of Todd Hido

Todd Hido Photography

This is raw talent.

Todd Hido Photography

PAU LUV

 My girl Zaaday, wearing PAU / L.A.

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 www.etsy.com/shop/PAUart

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Day 5: An Artist’s Paradise

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MIA

 www.miapinturas.com

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Totoy Zamudio

www.totoyzamudio.blogspot.com

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Primas

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I don’t really know what my face is turning into but hopefully I’ll figure it out before I go home!

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Walking home I found this tough guy

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Cottonball Sky

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PAU.

Day 4: Bellas Artes

 

Today I went to  Bellas Artes, which is sort of like the “Brooklyn” of Santiago. The artsy ‘hip’ area of the city  ..

We checked out the museum first..

“Unidos en la Gloria y en la Muerte”

Hard.

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Belleza

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This painting is called “Cabeza” (Head) — I like the chaotic colors and the movement in this piece so much

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Self-Portraits on a Mac computer mixed together to make 4 huge pieces?

Buena!

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Close-up

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 This is by Klaudia Kemper – An older crazy Chilean/ Brazilian artist who grew on me the longer I looked

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 Mom?

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 Paper Maché eggs and strange paintings that actually go great together

(Klaudia Kemper)

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A mural of a city in a clothing store — love the simplicity! 

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 Heading home.

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 Providencia, Santiago is my second home.

This time of year is so wonderful because the weather is perfect and the trees are so green !

During the week everyone either walks or rides their bike.

I, myself, am walking to Starbucks in this photo.. so American!

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PAU

 

Day 3: Ten Year Reunion

 

TEN YEARS LATER

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DAY 4

My Best ceviche of my life– Don’t eat the pepper !

Restoran Pachamama

(Antonio Varas 2230)

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 Tami’s dog Syrah -I want her!

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I didn’t do too much on this day just hung out and went to bed early like my usual grandma self.

-PAU