Thursday, October 30, 2014


Guys- I LOVE Halloween.
I mean, love.
how totally fun to have an excuse to dress up and play?!

As a kid I was everything under the sun:
bride of frankenstein,
princess (several)
countless animals,
belly dancer,
etc. etc.

As an adult, I still get sooo excited every year when it's Halloweentime.
Here is a Halloween recap from the last few years.


They don't celebrate Halloween in Paris.
But we do ;) 
People were talking our photos on the metro,
and one guy offered to tip us
(as is polite behavior in Paris when you take a stranger's photograph)

also- you should google what sound a zebra makes.
houuuurs of entertainment.


I got to be a part of an annual Masquerade tradition,
and it was a hoot!
we hand glued every bead/sequin on..
it took forever, but it was worth it-
our masks were bomb!

obligatory pre-dance photo, HS style


At work, the Leadership all went as a circus.
There was a bearded lady,
a clown,
a mime,
a ring master,
and I drew 'trapeze swinger'

My Case Managers elected to go as 'KISS'
They looked awesome! 
Everything was hand made & they won the costume contest!!

After work, was a Halloween party-
of which I wore my best and favorite costume to date.
Luckily for me, one of my best buddies had the same idea 
& we matched!
so fun!

you can't see the dirt and moss I glued to my face,
or the spider earrings I made,
but they're there.
I don't mess around when it comes to detail.


We decided to go as Rock Stars:
me as Lady Gaga (obviously),
and Ian as Jonsi
(it was his first time EVER dressing up for Halloween)
I was SO stoked!
People asked for our autographs & we laughed.

Oliver also loves Halloween:

land shark

hottt doggg

This year I get to take my adorable Nephew Trick-or-Treating
& I could burst I'm so excited.

I will also be attending some grown-up parties,
where I will be paying homage to my name sake
& a famous pop culture artist from the 60s.

stay tuned....

also, ladies-
you can be slutty any day of the year if you want,
Halloween is for the theatrical!
Love yourself & play dress up.
be safe & have fun, babies


Sunday, October 26, 2014

{I swear I'll find your smile..}

I caught this song in the background of a show I
was watching last night.

This morning, I still couldn't get it out of my head
so I looked it up.

oof- this video can make a grown gal cry.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

all things bright, all things new

i started this painting about 2 years ago,
and within the last month, i came back to it & i finished it.
in my room, it feels so bright and cheery and commands all your attention when you walk in.
feeling proud about how 'bold' it was, i went to post it on instagram.
in doing so, i felt like i was looking at a completely different painting. 
this painting was sad and tortured and a bit unsure of everything.
it was kind of scary and dark to me.

isn't that the crazy, beautiful thing about art?!
the expression,
the feelings it generates.
maybe i felt (feel) such joy around it because it took all those feelings out of me,
and put them permanently on a canvas.
they weren't gone,
they were still being honored,
but they certainly were no longer inside me.

(i also am very hesitant and shy to share my emotive, not perfectly refined part of my creativity so this is a big deal to me)- you want to see my branding projects & graphic designs & collection concepts- you got it! you want to see my sketchbook? i'd rather throw it in the ocean.

i'm trying to be braver about this.
i made this, and i like it, and if you don't- well, i don't really care. 

24x24 Mixed media on organic canvas: Krink, Molotow, paint sticks, spray paint & acrylic

do good & make stuff
may we all be braver!
xo babies

Saturday, October 18, 2014

something big

lately i've been ADDICTED to color.
this is not something overly new for me,
as many of you know.
but i mean- C.O.L.O.R
the WHOLE rainbow,
neon everything,
metals, gold, spray paint.
and if i don't make something daily that is a color explosion,
i feel like my soul is dying of thirst.

i'm not sure what that means exactly,
but i'm hoping it means: 
 that i'm sitting on the edge of something
really, really big.

wishing you a bright & colorful weekend!


Friday, October 10, 2014


hi guys!

i know i've blogged about this before,
back when she flew to Paris and took the MOST adorable pics of me and Oliver

(see case in point below)

but you SERIOUSLY need to check out this gal's work. 

she recently finished a calendar photo-shoot & i can't. get. enough. 

i mean, just look at these:

she also has her own little cutie, who make a regular appearance on her site/blog:

plus- she does a variety of 'studio-esque' portraits and action shots, like these:

if you love animals & want some killer pics of your pet
(or just want a great blog/site to follow), you need to check her out for sure.

soooo many cute lil guys on there!

like now.