My Night in Photos




I had a very random night. It started off with a trip to a couple Art Hop Venues and ended at a tattoo parlor. No joke. And no, It didn’t end in me getting a tattoo, actually my friend Tar’lese. She got a tattoo and I helped her pick the phrase and font. It was a total whim thing.

There was some random walking around, going to new places, I’ve never been and breaking out of the mode. I don’t go out most weeknights other than to dinner or a shopping trip now and then, so it was fun to do something totally unexpected. Here’s some of my pics I took tonight! They include a bar, a cool architectural storefront, and other random goofball pics!


Cool lighting


Dinner for 1

And some artful tattoo pics. Tar’lese, please don’t be mad at me for showing these! I tried to pic some artful and pretty ones.


be present

And here’s her finished design! It says, “Be Present Every Day”.

And here’s Tar’lese being present in the moment. She’s a crazy lady, I tell you. I have NEVER been able to do this.

I can't do karate, but I can do ca-RAZY!

Until next time Swellions!


Gallery show tonight!!

Fresno Signage and sites mosaic

I have a gallery show tonight at Twee Boutique and Gallery for Fresno’s Art Hop. That’s why I’ve been a bit M.I.A. this week here on my blog. Above is a print I’m selling (I’m going to get it blown up into 18×24 prints as well). I also created some Fresno imagery cupcake markers to go on cupcakes! I’ll be sure to share some pics of the finished product!!

Well, gotta get up early tomorrow!

Until next time Swellions!


What a colorful world

I’ve taken a few recent pics of some very colorful things and I wanted to share…

Daisy in vase on stripes

Magazine clipping pinwheel

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Audrey loves Johnny

I had a pretty busy night, I stopped over at Michaels Craft Store to take photos of a Mother’s Day Event and went to two galleries for Art Hop. They weren’t at all close together so I had to drive all over the place. Needless to say, I’m tired.

On a positive note, my apple pie was well recieved. And I’m going to go to a b-day party and make a necklace tomorrow night. When I was in Michaels picking out the beads, I kinda wanted to go home and make it then and there. I’ll be sure to share with you my creation in the next couple of days.

Hope you have an awesome end to your week!!

Until next time Swellions!


A swell gift for a friend


I don’t know if you’re like me, but I’m always making a mad rush before birthdays! Luckily, I have a pretty large stash of colorful jewelry that I already have made up to give away as gifts. It was actually kinda hard for me to part with these two pieces for my super swell friend Allee (she’s turning 20)! I love the chunky orange and yellow iridescent beads I used for them and that button ring is one of my faves too (it was actually in Jewelry Creations magazine by CK Media a few months back). I made the little cards out of black cardstock and wrote on there with a silver gel pen and it made an instant display card. So easy! That’s what I’m talking about. Oh, and I would have blown up the pic, but it was a total iphone pic that was really crappy, but I think you get the idea!

And in awesome Swell news, my wall project was featured on Dollar Store Crafts (an amazing site, btw) a couple of weeks ago, and Threadbanger has a special feature in conjunction with Dollar Store Crafts and they selected mine as one of the best projects of the week! Cool, eh?

My brain is really random at the moment as you can tell by the paragraphs above cause I’ve gotta run. I have an art hop to go tonight here in the Tower District of Fresno! I hope to share some cool pics tomorrow!

Until next time Swellions!