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3-28-17 Creativity? Levels Unlocked! 

Feeling stagnant? Feeling like your brain has been running on autopilot for a while? Time to wake it up! Do something creative, even if you’ve never done anything creative in your life. Creativity, and the act of creating, unlocks powerful levels in mind, body, heart, and spirit. It is most definitely a part of self care, self development, and self awareness. It creates a positive ripple effect within you that can ripple out toward others. Being creative can be healing. 

Not sure how to be creative? Take a painting class, write a poem, watch some Bob Ross and experiment on your own, cut up pictures from magazines and put them back together in your own way and create a collage. Write a story. Look up a DIY project (Pinterest!), learn how to make jewelry or how to work with wood. Take your camera somewhere and start taking beautiful pictures. Learn how to play an instrument. Anything you’ve ever thought might be fun to try one day, try it now. Your inner child will thank you. 

I will be creating some painting vids soon at The Drawlers channel so stay tuned! 

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3-21-18 Chipping Away

Quick thought this morning about how slowly and quickly time passes. It often seems slow, so after we come home from the work day with an already tired mindset, we’ve given up for the day. It’s easy to fall into the slump of thinking that the day is over. To plop down and watch television (especially when there is so much to binge watch!), until it’s time to go to sleep. Then once in bed, when sleep should be priority, many people begin the cycle of being on their cell phone, “wrapping up” their social media for the day-completely disregarding how light from their phone has been proven to disrupt sleep patterns and circadian rhythms.

There comes a point when you realize how much time has passed with this exact pattern. Years go by, and those personal goals we have on the back burner, seem to never get done. This is why it’s important to chip away at them, now-monthly, weekly, daily. We are always waiting to set aside these large chunks of time that we find we never have. I know I’ve been guilty of this. Looking for some grandiose weekend to really start getting things done. This empty, long weekend never comes. 

So what projects, goals, passions, ambitions have you been putting off? Start chipping away at them today! I know I have finally started, bit by bit, and I can feel the changes being put into place. Just gotta keep chipping away. 

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Painting at The Drawlers

Hey everyone,

Instead of doing New Years Resolutions the same way I’ve done for pretty much every year since I was 13, I decided that I didn’t want to systematically write a laundry list this year. Don’t get me wrong, it’s helped me in the past. I always get closer to my overall goals every year, but it’s too slow moving for me at this point, and I need to manifest things quicker. So I just decided to put my goals into action, and just draw and paint again, without guilt of not getting other things done, like laundry and dishes. Those things get done anyway, because I will eventually run out of underwear, and need a mug to drink coffee out of, and I’ll do it.

This year I’ve made a conscious decision to pick up where I left off when I graduated art school, and create art that is truly part of myself. It’s time now, and it was meant to happen now, and not earlier. I’ve picked up so many things along the way. Found out a lot of things about myself, seen, heard and connected to the Divine Consciousness (interpret that how you will) and have so much positivity and beauty to manifest into my art.

I started The Drawlers last year, but haven’t done much with it…until now. This will be my most busy site this year. I have been non stop drawing and painting in the last two weeks. It’s been amazing! The ideas, the visions, they are constant flowing through me. So expect to see some fun stuff! Click the video below to view what I’ve been doing, and make sure to follow TheDrawlers.com!

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Dia de los Muertos 2016

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Meeting Jasmine Becket-Griffith at Wonderground Gallery!

I got to check off one exciting thing from my bucket list this past Saturday. One of my favorite living artists, Jasmine Becket-Griffith was not only showing her work at the Wonderground Gallery at Downtown Disney, but she completely TOOK OVER the entire gallery! She was there in person, and I finally got to meet her! She was also doing live painting, which I unfortunately wasn’t able to stay and watch, but I did get to see one of her paintings as it was in progress, and got to see how she works and what her underpainting looks like. This was such an amazing experience. She was so nice and down to earth. She had a line outside with other fans waiting to meet her, but we did get to talk a little bit about art and her process. I would have loved to have stayed there longer and just “talked shop” with her!

Do I look super excited in this picture? Well I was!
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Check out more pictures I took at the gallery HERE.

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When I met her, Carlos didn’t take a picture like I thought he would. He said that it was such a big moment for me, that a photo would not do it justice. He took this video instead:

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You can’t really hear much, but this truly was a significant moment for me and my art journey.

I walked away so inspired, so be ready for some new art from me very soon!

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Beenznrice Event with Heavenly Skull

A little late, but hey better late than never, right? Here are a few pics from this past weekend’s event. Lots of mini art prints (mounted, numbered and signed) available for $10 shipped in the US. If you’re in a different country and want one, contact me and I’ll find out how much shipping is. Read more at the Heavenly Skull blog.10653276_10152407060702083_7937848506033614555_n1979487_10152407061262083_8574019444731700778_n 10354880_10152407060872083_1650438766937115247_n 1175552_10152407061317083_3290104252699915508_n 10410161_10152407061552083_5954019665881839821_n 10414642_10152407061462083_6348389501499277395_n  10687212_10152407060722083_8148904912076755531_n

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New Commissioned Portraits

This was a fun one! I’m doing one of their parents next. Kiddos_WEB

Here’s a Dia de Los Muertos Commissioned Portrait:

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ART! The Magazine Issue 4 out now!

ART! The Magazine Issue 4 out now!

I will post where you can pick one up as soon as I find out!

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Had Angst, Made Coffee, Painted Zombies.

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