Happy New year’s everyone!

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I am going to keep this post short and simple. The picture above is a work in progress with another story behind it. (will post soon)

I just want to say thank you to all those who are currently following me. I started this blog about a month ago and I can’t believe that even 5 people are interested in reading what I have to say. It just goes to show me, that I should never to give up. If the person next to you doesn’t believe in you, someone out there does.

I am not one who likes to set goals for themselves because I feel that if you Want to do something good or bad, fun or boring, healthy and ambitious than you should just go for it.

With that being said I wanted to let you all in on what my continuous life goals are. I am hoping that some of them will come true this year.

* I want to continue to lose weight and become a healthier me.
* I want to have more customers visit and purchase items from my store .
* I want to grow as an artist and continue to try different mediums.
* I want to end the year of 2015 with at least 500 followers on my instagram (I want more of course but I feel 500 is more realistic)
* I want to buy a house by June this year.
* hope to be promoted at my work.

And last but Not least

* I want to buy a better tablet to do digital art.

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe new years! Thank you again for all of your support. I looked forward to reading all your guys blogs and making many more friends.

I’m ready!

Merry Christmas eve everyone! thought I was done Christmas shopping, but it seems I missed a few people. I don’t know what happened! Lol, I counted everyone. I kind of feel like the different stores I went to failed to put my items in the bag, but to no avail I wasn’t charged for the items I THOUGHT I purchased. Lol, so I failed. But! I made up for it as I pushed myself passed the many people doing their last minuet Christmas shopping. And finally I am ready! Ready for tomorrow and the long day ahead of med :). Really looking forward to the stories and walking down memory lane.

I was able to finish the drawing I started on this past weekend. I love it! There are a few thinIMG_20141224_203658gs I struggled with. The portion’s and trying to get the shading right. This picture doesn’t really give the coloring justice.The lighting is slightly off, but it is the best I can do for now.

I’ve never really done a drawing like this before. I wanted her to be fierce, strong and confident. I do believe that I pulled that off. I couldn’t decide what hair color to give her. Did I want it to be natural color’s, or did I want to go a little crazier and bright? Well I chose to go on the brighter, crazier side. Plus I had pink hair once upon a time and I can’t even begin to explain how different I felt with pink hair. I loved it!

I went out of my comfort zone a bit with this picture. I usually draw my girls with clothes. There is nothing wrong with nudity, and I am not afraid of that. I just try to be aware of the people who will see my art, especially my nieces and nephew who love my work. I know I can filter then when showing my sketch book, but some of them of social media and can see what I post. I guess the best way I can describe the feeling is like watching a sex scene with your parents. Awkward! lol. I have this one family member (who shall remain a secrete ;)) and almost every drawing I do, I get asked what I was thinking when I drew it? And what made me want to do it? Not that I don’t love the questions,┬ábut I feel this would be a little more difficult to explain.

Any who, it is about 10:15 here in California and as much as I would love to stay awake and write more, I am beyond spent. Finally home, after being away for the past 4 days, and I worked at 5am. Until tomorrow my sweet followers.

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Christmas/holidays today (for those who are already celebrating).

Cards, Cards, and More cards

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Good Morning everyone! Or evening ( depending on where you are ). Woke up this morning, made some coffee and sat down to work on my Christmas cards for everyone. I had 20 already done and needed 30 more. I just finished my last one!

Every year I tell myself, no more cards! But then every year after that I buy more cards and there are typically more people added to the list. I am also not the type of person that just writes a name and signs mine. I always have to include something in it from the year, you know personalize it. I do that because I don’t want people to feel like I am doing this because I have to. I want my receivers to know that I am doing it because I genuinely want to. I might go a little crazy as well, and decorate the envelope….Just maybe, ­čśë

4 more days till Christmas! 3 more working days and then it’s a 4 day weekend.

Amazing Dad!

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Today was a crazy day! it’s 11:39pm here in California. I have managed to finish all my Christmas shopping, and even purchase a few things for myself :). Had lunch with my sister and my brother in-law. Was able to go look at lights with my sister and my Niece, sing songs in the car and just over all having a wonderful time.

This picture I drew today, resembles my father and all single fathers out there. This is not to discredit single mom’s or even parent’s that have crazy schedules. This is just a post about an experience that I have had myself.

Growing up, my sister and I were raised by our father, as well as our grandmother. Our mom was around but she had a lot of other things going on in her life that prohibited her to spend the holidays w/ us. My father worked 2 jobs, in fact he still does! He had his main job and then his 2nd job is delivering news papers for the San Francisco Chronicle (local paper in California). The newspaper job is something he has to do 7 days a week. The hours are from Midnight – 4:30 to 6am (depending on when the truck showed up) in the morning.

knowing this, my father managed to buy all the gifts, including the ones we asked “Santa” for. He┬ásetup all the decorations and put lights on the house. He helped my sister and I setup countless traps to catch “Santa”, and create letters and even bake cookies. We use to set them neatly on the fireplace and always made sure the fireplace door was open. When we would wake up, the cookies would be eaten (smushed lol), and the letters would be gone and there would be gifts every where!

As I got older and started helping my aunt and my sister do the same for their kids, I realized that my father was a real trooper. He worked so hard, and provided as much as he could for my sister and I. All I can picture is him exhausted on the couch after getting gifts setup and making it seem as though “Santa” had actually come to our home. Keeping the magic alive. Not one time did he ever complain about how tired he was. Mind you, after a long day and a big meal with the family, he had only about 4 hours of sleep before he had to get up and deliver the newspapers to residents.

I love my dad for providing that for us. For keeping the secret alive, and allowing us to enjoy life 100% of the time. We didn’t have it all. We didn’t even have nice things, but our father made sure we appreciated everything we had, or received. Even if it was a pencil or Binder for next years school year. He reminded us to always be humble, and if we wanted something bad enough we could have it, as long as we worked hard for it.

I hope any single parent, or parents that have odd schedules have a wonderful Holiday. I hope that you offer this same sort of enjoyment for your kids, and remember to keep the joy alive. I love this time of year….Even though I am burnt out and there are still 4 days till Christmas.