a little peekaboo

Here's a little sneak peek of what I've been working on for my next informal exhibit... the emotion I'm trying to convey is a little darker as I'm creating more emphasis on the haunting look of the girls. 

It's been a little difficult to finish this project in the past month because I've been scrambling for freelance jobs and working lots of OT (woooot!). Other than that, everything's been good, all I have to do is find my balance with everything - work, my passion, and of course, some time with the Pup. I'm happy that I have no other major commitments other than my own right now. This year has been really good to me so far. My health is pretty good (thank Jesus), and I'm no longer in toxic job situations. I'm definitely a lot better. And I'm pretty excited to celebrate my 29th birthday next week (Feb. 26). Yeeee my last year! I'm over my 20s honestly.

 

xx ss

requiescence

Trying to learn how to draw on a small scale size again, or actually, learning how to draw again altogether. I lost my touch! My mind's been occupied with other work.. {boo} :(. It's crazy how you can forget how to do something that's become second nature to you after doing it for so long. And as soon as you stop for just like a week or two, or three, you come back to it as if you were a beginner almost. I've been doing rough sketches to find my flow again and I almost have it down. What's good is that it doesn't take long to get back into the groove. 

xx ss

Recap

I never do big art pieces, this was so out of my comfort zone! 

I never do big art pieces, this was so out of my comfort zone! 

It's been almost a month since my boyfriend and I put up "Pretty Laundry" and we've been so surprised of the outcome and responses from the public that we decided to add bigger pieces to this space. It's been amazing getting positive feedback and support from people and even more amazing getting a feature on the LA Weekly blog! It was all unexpected...

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 Today you can see the rest of the larger paintings at the same laundromat. :)

Water Grill in Downtown LA

Water Grill in Downtown LA

A big shoutout to the Pup, the love of my life, who encourages me to grow as an artist and continues to push my limits { and sometimes my buttons ) and fully supports my love of creating art.

P.S. We just celebrated our first anniversary this month! *Scooooore*!

indoors

I finally get to catch the rain on a weekend and enjoy the tranquility of its sound as I work. And since I plan to hangout indoors all day I wanted to share the delicate elements I like to surround myself within my workspace.

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My cup of Jasmine tea and my Japanese recycled paper notepad that I use as a sketchpad instead. I'm currently focusing on bettering other details in my illustrations, starting with faces. Next would be hands and then feet. 

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The faces I decided to practice with is from Alberta Ferretti's Spring '16 collection from Paris Fashion Week.

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I'm loving the new rose gold lamp I recently purchased from Ikea.  

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My new storage box for my Måla watercolor pencils, also from Ikea. The box, which originally packed macaroons, I kept from Bottega Louie.

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Cedarwood incense from Wholefoods to set the atmosphere in the room. I don't have a proper incense stick holder yet, I'm looking to purchase a simple one in the future. 

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My dried bouquet of flowers. I think they're just so romantic. 

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And last but not least, the faux sheepskin rug purchased from Ikea. 

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The pup bought me my own artist desk and assembled it for me in our little studio! I immediately dumped my bag of everyday art supplies on the surface and accented the view with a fresh bouquet of flowers and my deteriorating chrysanthemums. *Sigh* I'm happy.

A closer look at what I've sketched from last weekend's short, filmed by my boyfriend Chris! I opted for Chanel's sultry Pre-fall 16 collection. Be sure to drag your mouse over to the Media page to see our latest short film! Or just clickity click right here if you're lazy.