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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.

 

PAU x US ALT

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I’m starting a collection of favorite sweatshirts and tees by US ALTERATION — We smoked a joint the other day and had ourselves a lil photoshoot. The store is gonna be so dope. Check it out soon in Beverly Hills…

BB x KINGSWELL

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 I met up with my homie BB from San Diego last week – he’s showing work in his new show called WATERWORKS.

Check it out in person @ KINGSWELL

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My favorite, ‘Butter Face’

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We met up later with our other artist friend Gosha  – He’s from Russia and also super awesomely talented.

Here he is finishing up a commission..

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Gosha drew me…

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..and I drew BB..

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A fun day with fellow artists is always a good time 🙂

Check out more of BB’s art @

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xoPAU

New

Not having a place to paint makes me draw more.

xoPAU

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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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PAU Pop-Up Shop

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Yesterday I was thinking about what my mom said, that ” People start off selling their products right out of their car” — it didn’t occur to me right away that this actually would be a good idea for myself, but I tried it Downtown in the Arts District – and it was a success! People were totally into it, sold some shirts, and even met some other cool artists. My kind of Day Job!

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Love finding my stickers still going strong all over the city.

xoPAU

Art Studio Heaven

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I’m totally jealous this studio exists and it’s not mine. I’m digging the style and organization! I took photos to inspire myself when it’s time to make my perfect live/work space. Amazing!

PAU Photo Shoot

This past week we had a product photo shoot for  for my online store!

Thanks to my homie Ronaldo for helping and Aurelie Davis for the photos!

xoPAU

Inspiration

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I put together some photos I’ve found that have a sense of what inspires me for my show , Apocalyptic Paradise

In Memory of Grandma, A Poem

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She was a very talented poet, and an even better Grandmother. I’ll miss her a lot.

Heaven and Earth, 1963

You’re Heaven and I’m Earth

And we come together like sweethearts.

When I am cold and sad, you send the sun.

When I am afraid of the dark,

You send the moon.

When I need moisture and freshness,

You send the rain.

Sometimes you roar and thunder,

And I strike with your lightning to say,

“Look  what I have done, Earth! I am a man!”

I smile to myself and muse,

“Because my master is restless,

I must make myself beautiful.”

Then I send the leaves to my trees

And the green to my grass.

Soon your sun comes out and smiles,

And you tip your head with a rainbow

In my direction.

We are both silent and happy,

Each knowing that without the other,

Heaven would drift aimlessly

And Earth would have no reason to exist.

– by Retha

Grandma

xoPAU

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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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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Home Goals

PAU - Interior Design

Warby Parker’s Winter Collection

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I found this company a couple months ago and totally fell in love!

Warby Parker knows eyewear, and knows fashion.

I feel like every pair they make would look great on my face, and blend well with any outfit.

They make you WANT to ditch your contacts and wear glasses instead!

Starting at only $95, all purchases include free shipping and free returns.

Their new collections are full of new styles and custom colors:

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WP‘s Winter Collection is rustic meets modern: six new shapes in five new colors.

Perfect frames to look smart, sexy, and sophisticated.

I’m a fan of the Whiskey Tortoise frames in DURAND and CHAMBERLAIN.

LYLE is also super cute in both colors English Oak and Plum Marblewood.

 Click to buy :  Warby Parker Winter Collection

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New Makeup!

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I’m trying out this new lipgloss by SURRAH in Tres Chic – It’s dark and gothic, perfect to match my NARS pure matte lipstick in VOLGA

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My Style: Holiday Decorating

This room is so classy and feminine

The holidays are here!

Now is the time people start decorating their houses – and don’t have a clue how to do it!

Stay away from  “tacky”, and “overdoing it” . There are many ways to brighten up the room with minimal effort.

Look through this gallery of my favorite rooms in the holiday spirit.

I hope you feel inspired !

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I kind of totally loved that show Don’t trust the Bitch in Apt 23

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