Valentine’s day mixed media project using recycled packaging.

This is a Valentine’s day inspired mixed media project using recycled packaging. I used left over packaging, I layered them with gesso, white lace, and trim. I also used a stencil to add texture. I used the Jane Davenport mermaid markers, Tombow markers, and I layered the colors to get a vibrant effect. The colors came out much brighter than I wanted, so I was able to tone it down using some white and light pink watercolors. I also used some Lindy’s sprays to tone down the very bright pink color.

The other two projects are also recycled packaging, and I used acrylic paints and I layered all three with flowers and embellishments! I finished off the last 2 with Lemon color liquid pearls in the corners to bring the piece to life. This is a fun way to use mixed media and layer different mediums to get a bright and cheery effect!

Click to see the full video of how I created the first project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK3FHiMlPC0&t=1310s

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Crafty project share and DIY Inspiration!

In this playlist you can see some of my latest project shares! You will see some of my jewelry designs, embellishments for gifts and packaging, my art work, travelers notebook inserts, and more! Come take a look and get inspired to create!

 

Covering the Aftershows for AfterbuzzTV!

I am very excited to be hosting 2 shows over at AfterbuzzTV.com! I’m the co-host covering “Blindspot” and Homeland! We have lots of great commentary, so be sure to check it out, and see what we have to say about each episode and see if you agree!

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Here is a playlist of the aftershow for “Blindspot”.

Here is a playlist of the aftershow for “Homeland”.

NBC Universal Fall Press day announcement!

I recently got to cover the red carpet for PressPassLA.com at NBC Universal’s fall press day announcement! I spoke with the cast of “Blindspot”, E!”s Fashion police, and funny man Joel Mchale just to name a few! Check out what some of your favorite celebs had to say about their upcoming projects, shows and a lot more!

Here is a playlist of all the interviews, check it out!

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NBC Universal Summer Press day announcement!

I recently got a chance to come out and cover for PressPassLA.com at the NBC Universal Press day announcement of upcoming summer network and cable shows. It was held at the beautiful Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena. We were able to get the inside scoop from such talent as TV Legend William Shatner and Christian Slater. We also spoke to Peter Facincelli, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Soap actress Deidre Hall and comedian Craig Robinson, and the oh so fabulous Rupaul, just to name a few! Check out the photo’s and interviews from the event!

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Delicious Eats!

Sangria!

Yummy Goodness!

On my recent trip to Santa Barbara we went to a great mexican restaurant called Carlitos Cafe and Cantina on State Street. I have been a few times before and the food is amazing! It’s truly a great place to eat and it’s always crowded. Usually there’s a wait to get in, but this evening we got seated right away. First I ordered their garden salad with the cilantro dressing. Then I had the red wine sangria with real fruit.  And finally, I got chicken enchiladas verde with rice and black beans and they were off the charts good! Although I only ate half of it, as I’m on a diet program, but seriously this is one of the best places I have eaten at. The atmosphere was festive along with the live Latin jazz musicians it made for a beautiful evening. Checkout the video and see for yourself!

My Universe is empty.

See here's the thing....

This term comes from a very funny lady who is a member of an improv group that I belong to called “Consenting Adults”.  We perform in theatres in and around Los Angeles.  The term has been used when one draws a blank and can’t think of anything to say or do. You see, performing in improv and being good at it, you must have a really good imagination. To create the character and the scene, to make it come alive, be interesting and believable.  I also think one should have an imagination when writing and I’ve had writers block for days now.  Yes my universe is empty.  I’ve got nothing only bored  little crickets.

To be able to move someone and make them laugh, or entertain them is one of the greatest joys an artist or performer can have. Oh and it’s really fun when I get up in front an audience and can’t think of anything to say hahaha!  Trust me it’s happened. I’m not proud of it,  but it is what it is.  I think of  ideas to myself, “no not that one, “no, don’t like that one”. “Nope, not that one either” and it just goes on until one of my cast members saves me.  Then there are other times when I can think of tons of stuff to say.  I guess writing is the same way.

I recently made a Facebook post on not having anything to write about. Then one of my Facebook friends gave me some of his ideas. Which included but not limited to, a carrot that knows karate, speaks german and is recruited by an army of bumblebees to infiltrate the pentagon. There were some other cute funny little things too, but my guess is that they’ve all been done before.  So I will stick with my empty universe for now and the crickets.  Oh crap (listening) I think the crickets just left.  Ah man!*

Hello World!

My trip to Yosemite!
 
 A view of Yosemite Valley
 
  
 I recently went on a trip to Yosemite National Park. It was one of the best trips I have taken and I didn’t want to come back.  It was wonderful to see such beauty in the mountains, valleys, and hills for as far as the eye could see.  It brought me such peace.  I saw Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, and so much more( See above picture). We went hiking and bike riding around Yosemite Village and ate lunch at the Ahwanne Hotel. Plus we saw some giant sequoia trees ( Also pictured).  There was one called the Grizzly Giant and one named the California Tunnel Tree.  I was in awe and couldn’t believe that I was seeing something so amazing.  It was indeed a spiritual experience.