• Art And Illustration,  Design Thinking,  Personal

    InkTober Day 1 – I want To Quit

    It’s the first day of inktober and I am already thinking about quitting. I know, I know terrible right? I haven’t even gotten a chance to take pen to paper and start drawing yet. I certainly didn’t dare to look at the hashtags either. But it seems like this year is bigger and better. So many people have been talking about inktober through different platforms, and I’m excited of what can come of it, but I am uncertain about if I can really commit to it. My room is up in shambles. No, I mean literally, the ceiling is – or was falling and now my room is pretty much dismantled.…

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    #InkTober

    InkTober is officially around the corner and I have been doing some research to figure out what I’d like to create. It would be my first official time taking part in this online challenge and typically I like to be prepared. So far I only have my sketchbook and my inking tools, but as far as having a solid them or idea that’s a bit up in the air for me. Inktober was started by Jake Parker in 2009. In 2015 he came up with an official prompt list and I was researching how other people have handled the prompts on youtube. I’d love to record each drawing and post…

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    Choosing To Move Forward With Art As A Career

    I have previously written a blog post about the starving artist mentality. I am not sure if it was on my business blog, on Tumblr, or where it might be right now on the innerwebs. Lately, art as a career has been more and more on my mind. There are a few artists I look up to like Lauren Hom, Minnie Small,  Lina Iris Victor she was someone I stumbled upon, and has lead me to research other artists like Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Chris Ofili, and Yves Klein.  There are a few illustrators that I have found through skill share that I enjoy too, Ohn Mar Win, Cat Coquillette, Leah Goren…

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    Service Jobs and Careers

    Finances are on my mind a lot more these days. With planning a wedding and contributing to a car fund it doesn’t seem there is much room in the budget for many other things. But during the summer I splurge in manicures and pedicures. It’s like me time sessions. The service provided can be from 35 min -1.5 hours depending on what you are getting done. Today I got my feet done.

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    More Than 1 Month Since My Last Post!

    It’s been more than one month since my last post! And typically I would have started off apologizing that it’s been some time since my last post – but I’m not sorry. I’ve been living life, experiencing life, and pouring into the lives of others. So I have nothing to be sorry about – but here are a few updates. Making my presence known on YouTube I’m excited to let you know that I’m working through my video series on YouTube. I’m working on the class assignments from #LaurenHom and her #HOMwork series. I’ve worked with Lauren one on one before (through the lovely accessibility of the internet’s) and I’ve…

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    My Latest Doctor Visit

    On June 19th, I went to see a new doctor. It was recommended to me after I was talking to a Co-worker of mine. You see in the last post I talked about how my mom was hospitalized again. And How I need to take care of myself. Lately I’ve been feeling very different. It’s warm out and while I love the heat, I can no longer take the heat. If its hot out I need a shower, or a cup of ice with water in it. Any time I where my apple watch, I get notifications that my heart beat is going to fast. Well, this doctor I went…

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    My mom was Hospitalized …. again…

    Just before my birthday, June 14th, My mother Decided to finally go to urgent care. She had an ear that had been bothering her for sometime. At about 10 am, I received a text message saying my mom was headed to the hospital. Urgent care had given her a prescription to go there. I found a bit of irony in the situation. My mom ended up in the hospital around my sisters birthday – on her birthday to be exact. She had a stroke. There a lasting effects today. Her speech is still a little rough around the edges. And her memory, when she speaks, sometimes things are said backwards, or she’ll…

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    I Am Now 30

    When June comes around I get excited. The majority of rain days are over. And Its my Birth month!!!!! I am now Thirty – I can’t believe it. And when I started the job I have now, My co-workers seemed to reminisce about their younger twenty something age. However on the other hand, I am excited to enter the #dirtythirty age. I’ve had so much fun this past weekend. We rented out a house and 14 of my friends came through to celebrate with me. Of course we drank, we celebrated, and we had fun at the beach. We saw the beach at pitch black dark, during daylight and at…

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    sewing pattern links and sewing machine

    Here are some styles I’ve found browsing Anita’s website http://www.simplicity.com/new-look-pattern-6458-misses-easy-knit-separates/6458.html . https://butterick.mccall.com/b4686 https://www.etsy.com/listing/183570757/new-sewing-pattern-to-make-the?ref=shop_home_feat_1 http://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-pattern-1016-misses-plus-size-coat-by-mimi-g-style/1016.html https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v8884?page_id=265&search_control=display&list=search https://butterick.mccall.com/b5466 https://butterick.mccall.com/b5215 https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6920 Jump suit – https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7402 romper/jump suit –https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7115 https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v1506 Brother CS6000i https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6558 jacket https://store.closetcasepatterns.com/collections/sewing-patterns-all/products/kelly-anorak-jacket-pattern Kelly Anorak Jacket Pattern https://closetcasepatterns.com/kelly-anorak-blog-posts/

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    Sewing With Mom

    I am so inspired by AnitaByDesign.com Somehow I stumbled on her YouTube videos as I searched on how to read a pattern. I went to Walmart with my mom and took her to the fabric section. You should see how her face lights up when she talks about sewing. She came up with a name for her blog and the next step is to teach me how to read a pattern. However, our schedules are so different from one another that we have yet to start on the pattern. I would love to follow along with one of Anita’s classes and sew a project. (my mother has given me a…