DIY Rustic Shelf: The Materials

Once you map out the area that you want the shelf to be installed you can start to get together your material list. The list shown here is for a shelf that is 4′ wide x 4.5′ tall and it … Continue reading

DIY Rustic Shelf: The Inspiration

Since recently setting up my in home studio, I have been searching for a good shelf to house all of my design books and trinkets. The ones I was interested in ranged from 200 (with not great style) to 600 … Continue reading

Maja Ruznic

I love her concept of art and that it “isn’t about beauty or things being pretty, but about honoring what is going on in your head”.  Seems so simple, yet to hear it out loud is so refreshing.   {images via In … Continue reading

New studio swag

  I have been coveting this cow skull for over three weeks now. I had the place picked out for it to hang in my studio. And embarrassingly I had already picked out a name for him (yes a him obviously). Tyler new how … Continue reading

Time Capsule: Parisian Apartment Finally Opened

After over 50 years being locked up during the World Wars a Parisian apartment was finally unlocked. Inside untouched  treasures were found. A small dream of mine to stumble onto something like this one day!   http://messynessychic.com/2012/05/09/the-paris-time-capsule-apartment/

Pow Wow Hawaii 2012

Pow Wow Hawaii is such a cool event for artists to be a part of. Artists from around the world travel to participate in remaking a neighborhood through paint. Pow Wow just finished its 3rd gathering in the islands this year. The event founder, Jasper Wong originally conceived the idea in Hong Kong and the moved its location to his native Hawaiian island to promote creativity in the area.

I love that at the end of the week long event they have a black-out party where most of the works are painted over. They do this to promote the idea that art is in constant progress and nothing is ever finished or complete. You have to continue to do what you love and create more. Love that message!

to learn more: http://powwowhawaii.com/home/

Painted Cork Board

This week I wanted to update some cork panels I found at target. I have seen people paint cork boards with quotes or chevron patterns but I have been feeling more geometric lately. I taped down a triangle pattern with … Continue reading

Figure Drawings

I drew these my sophomore year of college. The assignment was to quickly drawn the figure in 30 seconds per pose. She wore different masks and costumes throughout the session. One thing I really learned form this is that nothing is or … Continue reading

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HO HEY!

This past week I was able to see the Lumineers in person at such an amazing venue n Sacramento. House of Harlow is intimate, with a large outdoor area to hang in between shows.

One interesting thing about the show was the lead singer being adamant about no cell phone usage. Clearly I broke that rule to capture this secret video. Even still he brought up a good point. We are all so obsessed, me being one of the biggest culprits, with sharing every aspect of our lives that often times we are barely present for amazing moments we are witnessing. He asked everyone to be “in the now, and present” even calling out certain people in the audience throughout the show. It is something I think we can all strive to do, to be present. I just can’t quite do it yet…

I will definitely be back to House of Harlow for future shows, and if I can I will become a Lumineers groupie in the West Coast. They were absolutely amazing, and next time I will have to be even more covert to document the next show in secret!

{Lumineers + House of Harlow, Sacramento}