Life

"Go Fish" - A Story of How I Began

"Go Fish" - A Story of How I Began

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a Lifetime"

A series of unfortunate circumstances have occurred in my life toward the end of December (which is why you've probably seen a decline in blog posts.) I apologize for the lack of art updates but please follow me on Facebook or Instagram for brief photo updates. The string of events that occurred in December allowed me to realize that not many know how to "fish for himself/herself"

Work desk revamp!

Work desk revamp!

Sometimes you need a bit of organization to feel productive or creative. My desk at work is a complete mess with papers tossed about and notes everywhere. I couldn't even find my phone or notebooks because of the mess I lived in. I set out to Staples to do something about it and came across these lovely bright and fun desk products by Poppin

Why do you paint/draw so many apples?

If you've seen my artwork then chances are - you've probably seen an apple or two..or three. I love painting apples! There's a very good reason for that too. Apples are my favorite type of fruit and they are (in my opinion) the most colorful type of fruit as well. They are also extremely easy to draw - it's a circle! However, there's also a sentimental value associated with apples for me.

Abstract Watercolor Painting

Recently, I've been feeling very drained and burned out which led to more experimentation with a "loose" painting style since I was too lazy to really plan a proper composition or detailed realistic painting. Abstract art (in my own POV) is basically art that conveys a strong mood or atmosphere rather than conveying the actual subject. Subjects are always gestured in abstract paintings and never fully completed or painted in detail.

Bummed out...

Bummed out...

At the time of blogging this, it's midnight here in NYC and I'm actually a bit bummed out this week...

Maybe it's because I'm cutting out coffee from my diet this week haha it's pretty rough and I feel horrible. I also miss my dear calico cat who I had to give up last year because my bf had terrible allergies that made his life miserable

DIY Terrarium!

DIY Terrarium!

I haven't been painting lately because I've been too busy collecting succulents around NYC to build my dream terrarium. Plants make me happy and are obviously evident in my artwork so I figured..what better way to brighten up my home :)

While browsing online, I came across some "Terrarium Kits" but most of them were overpriced. Google is amazing and I realized that these are extremely affordable and easy to make at home vs. paying over $100 for the materials and then still having to build it yourself once it arrives.

This walkthrough today isn't really art related or a painting step-by-step but more of a DIY guide to build your own lovely terrarium!