Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekly Challenge #190 (Art, Music, & Pink)

Hey again! I'm back for another week of Laura Harm's diva challenge! Here's what I came up with:
I must have had a premonition about this week's challenge because last week I incorporated pink too!:
I am happy to support the Breast Cancer awareness and am lucky to have met several survivors. I thought of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn and their quotes that advocate femininity and strength in women and thought it should feature on my tile this week. May all the amazing women who have fought the battle of Breast Cancer continue to stay strong and keep winning. If you're interested in supporting this cause, check out www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-support .❤️
I don't have much to update this week in terms of my life, other than giving you my I'm-stressed-out-and-unamused-face:
#academylife
...therefore I thought I'd include a music video for zenspiration!
This is an oldie-but-goodie and always inspires me to go a little bit harder or work a little bit longer.
I hope all of you are doing well and have a wonderful week! Thanks for reading ✌️

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weekly Challenge #189 (Hello Again, Friends!)

Well! It's been ages! I haven't been posting recently because 7 weeks ago I began training at the Washington state police academy. While this has been a totally amazing, exhausting, exhilarating, overwhelming, enlightening, challenging, and engrossing experience, it has left little time for art-making (yes, I'm making excuses).
So I've unearthed my dusty, cobweb-covered art tools and returned to the diva challenge:
I really enjoyed trying out this new tangle from Tina-Akua Hunziker. The tangle, "Yuma," is fun and whimsical, so I added a color pop with a highlighter for a retro flare! This tangle has so many potential variations and is a great pattern to practice shading.
I hope all of you are doing well and I thank you for taking the time to get updated on my life. In the last 7 weeks I've:
Learned how to shoot a firearm
 Said goodbye to some of my artwork for a year- will be showing at the PLU gallery until 2015
 Spent some quality time with my boys Lucas, Mojito, and Finnegan
 More pics of my little family- we're cute and we know it ;)
Rocked this sweet uniform day in and day out! Reppin' it
Tangled in my academy journal- because if they didn't think I was eccentric before, I had to prove it ha!
I hope all of you have a splendid week! Peace