Unicorn Barf (a.k.a. Happy Birthday Cheryl)

Today is the birthday of one of the most amazing people I know!

Cheryl, it’s been a little over 3 years since she and I started talking to eachother (I always knew who she was because she was the loudest one at work), and we became fast friends. Today I am grateful for the optimism that oozes out of her daily, her whimsical way of life and the fact that I’ve never seen someone inhale so much sushi in such a short period of time ;). More over, I’m so happy I have such an amazing friend like her, especially after all that’s happened in this past few months.

I strongly advise you all to pop over to her blog and check her out, maybe drop her a line or two? Find her here: The Loving Instant.

This was my birthday gift to her:

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Unicorn Barf in Cheryl’s room, with her JOY votive.

It’s an acrylic painting on stretched canvas. You can’t really see it because I forgot to photograph it prior to wrapping it, but there’s iridescent glitter dusted on it, as well as a pearl glaze to make it really sparkle in the light. As I’m sure you can all tell, this is completely different from what I typically do. Keep reading for further explanation.

The story/inspiration behind this was about trying to recreate what Cheryl embodies when I think of her. She’s not dark and brooding, she’s a very light hearted soul filled with rainbows and fluff, she can always make you laugh, even when you’re at your darkest moment, and these qualities reminded me of when I was little; my folks would take me and my brothers for ice cream at Laura Secord, and I’d always (I still do) always get the “Superkid” flavour, which for those of you who don’t know is a rainbow coloured ice cream, and how it would always cheer me up, or make me grin like a fool, which is essentially how I see Cheryl.

I hope you enjoyed my rambles, and the post dedicated to my amazing friend, and don’t worry I’ll be back to posting pin up girls with big hair soon enough.

Acrylic paint, Iridescent Glitter, Pearl Glaze on Stretched Canvas.

Inspired Corkboard

I saw the movie The Book of Life in theatres on November 2nd, 2014, and it became an instant love.
(So much so I downloaded the sugar smash game version of it onto my phone).

It was such a great movie, with an amazing soundtrack (which I bought and also have on my phone, and listen to daily), and all the little skulls, stars and hearts everywhere were awesome! Needless to say, as I was cleaning out my room I found an old corkboard/dry-erase board that I’d never used (probably because it was ugly). So after I red-did my room, I painted the corkboard.

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I think it’s much prettier now, and I’m more likely to use it, which is good because I need it to help me stay organised.
I kind of want to make this as a fabric print now. I want to make a circle skirt out of this. Anyway, I might give it a light dusting of a glitter clear coat, because, why not. I’m already using it so it’s serving it’s purpose after probably 10 years of not being touched. Now all I need are star, and heart shaped push pins.

Done using acrylic craft paints in gold, white, red and black, all of this was hand painted, no stencils or stamps.

Happy New Year!

I’m a few weeks late, but Happy Belated New Year! Also, I hope you all had great holidays.

I swear I’m not dead, I’ve just been very busy cleaning my room out, and setting up a proper workspace. Now that it’s finally all set-up (aside from my mirror and corkboard which I still need to paint), I can actually do more drawing. One of my new years resolutions was to be organized, and since I got a head start on it in December, I think it’ll probably happen.

Here’s a little doodle from December to tide you over until I get some good arting done.

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I was just trying to see how changing the slant of the eyes would make different faces, I’m a little jealous of the lady on the right’s eyebrows.

0.5 mm Black Ballpoint pen, Pink Pencil.