My First Inktober: What I Learned

My First Inktober: What I Learned

Posted on Nov 4, 2017 in Blog, blog posts | No Comments

If you just want to look at the drawings and skip reading about the valuable lessons I learned during this art journey, then visit my Instagram page, or click here. I’ve recently gotten back into the groove of doing personal sketches and creating analog art for myself, and I’ve obtained enough confidence from doing so […]

VIDEO: ‘Reels on Wheels’ Premiere

VIDEO: ‘Reels on Wheels’ Premiere

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 in Blog, field trip, inspiration | No Comments

In my last blog post, I introduced you to my life-long friend, comic book artist, illustrator, and author and all-around awesome human being, Justin Castaneda. One of the reasons we’re such great friends is that we enjoy watching Hollywood blockbuster movies and talking about them. So we came up with the idea of Reels on […]

VIDEO: Creatives in a Cafe Getting Coffee with Justin Castaneda

VIDEO: Creatives in a Cafe Getting Coffee with Justin Castaneda

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 in Blog, field trip, inspiration | No Comments

Every once in a while, I go on a POWER LUNCH with Justin Castaneda. Who is this person? Ohhh he’s none other than an illustrator genius, comic artist, author, and most importantly, amazing, life-long friend. And what’s a power lunch? Well, both being independent creatives, Justin and I know it’s important to step outside of […]

Bless me, Internet, for I have sinned. It has been 3 years since my last blog post.

Bless me, Internet, for I have sinned. It has been 3 years since my last blog post.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 in Blog, blog posts, inspiration | No Comments

OY. VEY. No one likes excuses or apologies when someone hasn’t posted in forever. We all get that life happens, so I’ll just sum up the last 3 years in the following: Berlin. Munich. Adoption. Snort Monster. Cancer. London. Paris. Dublin. Lola. Veganism. Cool! The beginning of 2016 has me at a moment where I’m […]

The Oscars Drinking Game

The Oscars Drinking Game

Posted on Feb 24, 2013 in Blog, blog posts | No Comments

Heeeeey, movie-goers and boozin’ lovers! Tonight, Jeff and I are having a small get-together to watch The Oscars with fellow movie-lovers, the amazing Justin Castaneda and his soon-to-be wifey Nicole Solis! Since we always have fun Drink ‘n’ Draw sessions with them, it just made sense that we incorporated one of our favorite past times […]

I graduated art school. Now what? Learn the Golden Rule of Networking.

I graduated art school. Now what? Learn the Golden Rule of Networking.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 in blog posts | No Comments

So you just graduated from art school. Congratulations! You can now take all of the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired and apply them to the real world. It’s exciting! And scary, especially in an uncertain job market. But you’ve got a shot if you do three things. I’ve recently been getting a lot of emails […]

Just a Loving Reminder for New Year’s Eve

Just a Loving Reminder for New Year’s Eve

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

Just a loving reminder to stay safe while we ring in 2013. And of course, this suggestion this applies all year round. ^_^

Smile & Say Hello to Twin Sisters Who Get It DONE

Smile & Say Hello to Twin Sisters Who Get It DONE

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 in Blog, blog posts, inspiration | No Comments

You can have it all. As twin sisters Edmarie Marcos and Elmarie Jara have proven, you can manage a full time day job, families, and your own blossoming paper goods business all in this lifetime. All it takes sisterly support, the love for your craft, and some darn yummy doughnuts to help achieve your entrepreneurial dreams. Two years […]

It’s Election Day!

It’s Election Day!

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 in Blog, blog posts, inspiration | No Comments

Can you believe it? Hey hey hey! It’s Election Day! Be sure you do what you gotta do.

I Met Brand Master Johnny Earle, CEO of Johnny Cupcakes!

I Met Brand Master Johnny Earle, CEO of Johnny Cupcakes!

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 in Blog, field trip, inspiration | No Comments

As a longtime fan of cupcakes and t-shirts, my world changed 5 years ago when I found out there was a company that sold t-shirts with cupcakes on them. Not just any cupcakes. But COOL cupcakes. With his iconic cupcakes-and-crossbones logo, Johnny Cupcakes CEO and “Head Baker” Johnny Earle brought this cutesy little frosted pastry […]

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