The year 2015 had lessons to learn – and 2016 is about getting back on track.
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..
I drew Steve Harvey after his hilarious fail on National television. His face is too good not to draw!
Amy Winehouse sketch
Malala is still a work in progress….
This sketch is part of a series I’m creating…
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!
Pay it forward.
You get what you give.
Work on your craft everyday.
Keep organized and throw out the junk.
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.
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”.
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!
This was taken by a new photographer friend – too pretty not to post!
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.
I’ve been putting my new place together slowly ..
Here’s some new, old, and work in progress since the last time I posted..
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!
Jet-lag didn’t hit me as hard here as my Japan/Thailand trip. We were vampires for a good week out in Asia. Here, I woke up at about noon and felt pretty normal!
My dad and Michelle picked me up for lunch at Da Dino’s– the cheesiest, most delicious pizza in the city by far!
We ordered Salmón Ahumado and Hawaiano! Yum.
We all had a good 2 hours catching up on life .. Drinking good beer..
the Original Capitan Memo
It was a pretty relaxed day, took some shots of the city’s buildings– Chileans love architecture!
Here’s a new, pretty one in the center of it all
Chileans also love to make a quick buck — they will entertain you at every red light by dancing, playing with fire, cheerleading, comedy acts – lo que sea!
We then went to the new GINORMOUS mall in Providencia – 7 levels! It’s a great mall actually, they’re catching up with a lot of stores from the U.S. like Steve Madden, MAC Cosmetics, Aldo, H&M .. they even have a machine in the parking lot that finds your car when you forget where you parked. Catch up America!
I ended up having a mellow night at home and caught up on good sleep.
I arrived in Santiago at 7am , barely sleeping 2 hours out of the 13 hour flight. My dad was waiting for me since 6:45 but couldn’t find him for a good hour ; it didn’t help when his phone died. Great! When I did find him we hugged and headed for the car when I saw this sweet dog as homeless as could be. There are A LOT of homeless doggies here in Chile unfortunately, but Dad says it’s only gotten better over the years. My heart breaks for them!
I pet him a couple minutes and of course he followed me – I always fall for it. Sorry buddy!
My dad and I go to breakfast after not seeing eachother for a year!
I get to my rented apartment in Providencia ( thanks JoDee for recommending Airbnb.com, it’s the best!)
It’s pretty cute and comfortable, I have a little kitchen and everything.
After that LONG flight I hopped in the tub and caught up on some reading
Messing around til our dinner at my cousin Panchita’s house..
My cousin’s backyard has an incredible view of the city
My sister Michelle has been here 2 and a half months already!
My cousin Panchita! Love her!
Maca, Michelle, Me, Panchita- Sisters and Cousins!
Dad snuck in this one
Maca and her hubby
Like father , like daughter!
Pare a fumar!!
Panchita and her super adorable son
Nice teeth Michelle! I like this picture
Something was funny!
Dad entertaining the party as always!
My first night back was definitely a great one! I love my family so much and I’m so happy to be back.