Anonymous said: Hey ! Just found your blog and scrolled all your works, now I just have one thing to say : Amazing ! I'm fascinated by your art, "c'est à couper le souffle" (sorry don't know how to say it in English o.o") What are your inspirations ?

Thank you :) My inspiration comes from organic natural elements, mythology and history, movement and texture, lyrics and melodies, expressions, color variations, pretty much anything which makes me want to grab my tablet and paint!

I’m surrounded by blossoms and buds, my grandparents have the most beautiful garden :) Probably more plant-inspired art to come!
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I’m surrounded by blossoms and buds, my grandparents have the most beautiful garden :) Probably more plant-inspired art to come!

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Now that the series is done, I wanted to compile them into one post :)

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It didn’t hit me until now, how much I’ll miss this series! It’s been such a fun, yearlong project and I can’t believe how quickly time flew by. Thanks for sticking with me. It’s been so great to hear everyone’s responses. Anyways, last but not least, JULY!
July is the seventh month of the year, though it was originally the fifth. Therefore it was first called Quintilis, though was later changed in honor of Julius Caesar’s birth month. On average, it’s the warmest month in Northern Hemisphere and the coldest in the Southern Hemisphere. There typically isn’t as much rainfall in July, though flowers and insects are abundant.

July’s birthstone, the ruby, symbolizes contentment, wealth, and wisdom. Its birth flower, the larkspur (which can be poisonous), represents attachment and open heart.

National Ice Cream Month!!! Need I say more? Other July events include National Picnic Month, Parents’ Day on the fourth Sunday, Cow Appreciation Day on the 15th, Hammock Day on the 22nd, and Cheesecake Day on the 30th mmm. Traits for those born in July include: honest, tactful, quiet, witty, hardworking, and fun to be with.
Now….onto the next series :)
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It didn’t hit me until now, how much I’ll miss this series! It’s been such a fun, yearlong project and I can’t believe how quickly time flew by. Thanks for sticking with me. It’s been so great to hear everyone’s responses. Anyways, last but not least, JULY!

July is the seventh month of the year, though it was originally the fifth. Therefore it was first called Quintilis, though was later changed in honor of Julius Caesar’s birth month. On average, it’s the warmest month in Northern Hemisphere and the coldest in the Southern Hemisphere. There typically isn’t as much rainfall in July, though flowers and insects are abundant.

July’s birthstone, the ruby, symbolizes contentment, wealth, and wisdom. Its birth flower, the larkspur (which can be poisonous), represents attachment and open heart.

National Ice Cream Month!!! Need I say more? Other July events include National Picnic Month, Parents’ Day on the fourth Sunday, Cow Appreciation Day on the 15th, Hammock Day on the 22nd, and Cheesecake Day on the 30th mmm. Traits for those born in July include: honest, tactful, quiet, witty, hardworking, and fun to be with.

Now….onto the next series :)

Prints available here!

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I’ve gotten a few questions about a tutorial, and just had the chance to collaborate with Tuts+ to create a step by step process! It can be viewed here :) 
Here’s the final image “Ascent”
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I’ve gotten a few questions about a tutorial, and just had the chance to collaborate with Tuts+ to create a step by step process! It can be viewed here :)

Here’s the final image “Ascent”

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Cadoodles

My sister’s new tumblr! She draws cute things :)

Happy June, an amazing month (though I might be biased, it being my birth month :D)
June is the sixth month of the calendar year and heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern hemisphere, and the start of winter in the South. Consequently, June has the longest number of daylight hours in the North and the shortest in the South.

The Latin term for June is Junius, named after the Roman Goddess Juno. She was the goddess of marriage which is one reason why the June is a popular for weddings

One of June’s birthstones is the pearl, a symbol of purity and innocence. Its birth flower, the rose, represents love, passion and appreciation. Different rose colors have various meanings.


Oddly enough, June is both Candy Month and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. Father’s Day is widely celebrated toward the end of the month and other dates includes Air Balloon Day on the 5th, Yoyo Day on the 7th and Celebration of the Sense Day on the 24th. It’s also Adopt-A-Cat Month and National Bathroom Reading Month. Those born in June could be friendly, soft-spoken, temperamental, picky, procrastinators, and day dreamers.
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Happy June, an amazing month (though I might be biased, it being my birth month :D)

June is the sixth month of the calendar year and heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern hemisphere, and the start of winter in the South. Consequently, June has the longest number of daylight hours in the North and the shortest in the South.

The Latin term for June is Junius, named after the Roman Goddess Juno. She was the goddess of marriage which is one reason why the June is a popular for weddings

One of June’s birthstones is the pearl, a symbol of purity and innocence. Its birth flower, the rose, represents love, passion and appreciation. Different rose colors have various meanings.

Oddly enough, June is both Candy Month and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. Father’s Day is widely celebrated toward the end of the month and other dates includes Air Balloon Day on the 5th, Yoyo Day on the 7th and Celebration of the Sense Day on the 24th. It’s also Adopt-A-Cat Month and National Bathroom Reading Month. Those born in June could be friendly, soft-spoken, temperamental, picky, procrastinators, and day dreamers.

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"Vine"
Began craving freshly picked grapes while painting
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"Vine"

Began craving freshly picked grapes while painting

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Brienne! Excited and anxious for tonight
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Brienne! Excited and anxious for tonight

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Look at all the goodies that just arrived in the mail! I’m very pleased with the samples Gelaskins sent over - especially the Elsa iPhone case :)

In partnership with the lovely people of Gelaskins, I have some products up including cases, skins, and canvases. You can check them out here!

Been spotting more ladybugs around recently
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Been spotting more ladybugs around recently

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Drawing of ms. rowling for the class topic: inspirational people
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Drawing of ms. rowling for the class topic: inspirational people

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Textures, textures, and more textures. Updating my library, and getting watercolor on all the things!

Textures, textures, and more textures. Updating my library, and getting watercolor on all the things!

I can’t believe it’s already May :o
May is the fifth month of the calendar and a time for Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Either way a beautiful month!
The month was most likely named after the Greek goddess of Spring and growth, Maia. The Roman poet Ovid instead claimed May was named after the Latin word maiores meaning elders. He also concluded that “bad girls wed in May” and it was considered back luck to get married this month. It was also considered bad luck to buy a broom in May…hmmm.
May’s birthstone, the emerald, is symbolic of love and success.  Its birth flower, Lily of the Valley, is associated with sweetness, purity and humility despite its highly poisonous nature.
Mother’s Day is the most well-known holiday of the month. Other events include Cinco de Mayo, Better Sleep Month, Respect for Chickens Month, Teacher Appreciation Month, Towel Day on the 25th,  and Pickle Week on the fourth week. Traits of those born in May can be: imaginative, eager for debate, beautiful, easily influenced, a lover of art and literature, quick thinking and understanding :)

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I can’t believe it’s already May :o

May is the fifth month of the calendar and a time for Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Either way a beautiful month!

The month was most likely named after the Greek goddess of Spring and growth, Maia. The Roman poet Ovid instead claimed May was named after the Latin word maiores meaning elders. He also concluded that “bad girls wed in May” and it was considered back luck to get married this month. It was also considered bad luck to buy a broom in May…hmmm.

May’s birthstone, the emerald, is symbolic of love and success.  Its birth flower, Lily of the Valley, is associated with sweetness, purity and humility despite its highly poisonous nature.

Mother’s Day is the most well-known holiday of the month. Other events include Cinco de Mayo, Better Sleep Month, Respect for Chickens Month, Teacher Appreciation Month, Towel Day on the 25th,  and Pickle Week on the fourth week. Traits of those born in May can be: imaginative, eager for debate, beautiful, easily influenced, a lover of art and literature, quick thinking and understanding :)

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"Midas"
Another excuse for more bird painting :)
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"Midas"

Another excuse for more bird painting :)

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