Abstract Style in Aarhus

IMG_6981 This post is a bit abstract, but after sharing some photos of Aarhus in yesterday's snapshots of the week, I couldn't resist giving you a better look and also showing you what I wore as well! The ARoS Museum is quite exciting. Not only is the building very well designed, the art inside is pretty captivating and there is a gem on top! Olafur Eliasson designed the "Rainbow Room," which is a ring of colored tinted panels supported by the building that you can walk inside. Once you're in, you find an amazing 360 view of the city, and some pretty trippy coloration.

On this trip I packed light so the outfit isn't too extravagant, but I couldn't resist wearing this playful pineapple print tee I picked up at H&M the other day. I have an idea of how to style this top in a bit more colorful way, so keep an eye out for it in future style posts!

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Whenever I visit museums in other cities when I am traveling, it always makes me wonder why I never go to them in my hometown! Browsing through the collections make for a fun day [and some cool photos too!] What about you? Have you been to any cool museums lately? If not, check one out on a rainy day! xx. Paige

pineapple tee // H&M Copenhagen skinnies // American Apparel Easy Jean combat boots // Steve Madden backpack // TimBuk2

Bedroom Tour + Giveaway!

Hi loves! Today I have an exciting post to share with you! I recently shared my California room tour with you, and today, I have my room at home (in Arizona) to give you a peek of. This room may be a little off according to my current tastes because of the very pink walls, but I have redecorated and rearranged it this summer to become a space that I enjoy being in. I hope that you get some decor ideas from this post, and stay tuned until the end because I am hosting a super fun giveaway for you to win! IMG_6205

I love this useful Urban Outfitters Modern Wall Shelf which holds part of my vintage camera collection and personal paintings including 90's Pop Art Canvas. I also placed it to frame out the mirror below.

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Coffin Deck Skateboard

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This vintage-inpsired phone is my room is definitely the biggest conversation piece. It actually accepts money, and works!

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I DIY'ed this mirror in high school with just some paint and a decorative stencil. It has always been a favorite piece in my room, that I still love!

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A few shots from my bathroom; my gold + black bracelet collection, and a throwback poster from my childhood.

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These Whimsical Bone Paintings are still for sale on my shop, but I have enjoyed having them around until they go.

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New in: this delicious Watermelon Wedge candle Diamond Candle! Each of these amazing smelling candles is special because it comes with a diamond ring inside. Mine happened to even be my birthstone! You guys. I'm not even a candle person but I am obsessed with this candle. Keep reading to find out how to win one of your own!

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Alright everyone, here is how to win one of your own Diamond Candles! Click on the Rafflecopter link below, and follow the instructions! You can choose to use either your email or Facebook to enter, it's up to you! This giveaway will be open until August 28th. At that time I will contact the winner and give them a code to enter at checkout of the Diamond Candles website for a free candle of their choice + free shipping! Good luck!

Enter here: A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Note: This candle was provided to me to try by Diamond Candles c/o and to host the giveaway, but all opinions are honest and photos are my own!

Skateboard Deck // Cartoon Mountain

Adventure Time Mountain I finally have some new custom art to share with you all! It has been a while. I was busy focusing on school and other projects like canvas and guitar pickguards, and haven't had a custom deck to work on since March. But now I have this super playful one to share with you, enjoy! P.S. This one's headed out to Australia...so excited to be sending these out internationally!!

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This client wanted this deck as a gift for her boyfriend. She had a lot of various components she wanted to incorporate into the board, and it was important that I worked them into a cohesive composition. I approached this piece the same way I approached this past deck. Since one of the client's big ideas was to have the Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and the Adventure Time characters snowboarding, I decided to do a mountain scene and then do my best to tie in the other elements.

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Another request was to have a sloth with a gangster chain reading "Sloth Life." I incorporated this humorous element into the scene by hanging him from a tree that was in the background.

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Another little touch was the client's request for Fireball to be held by Jack Skellington while he snowboarded. I threw that in, but also didn't want it to be a lone element, so I had some buried in the snow at the base of the mountain as if it was waiting for Jack at the end of his run.

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Along the way, it is somehow become a tradition that I always take one photo of a finished deck. At first it was an accident, but when I noticed it happening after the completion of a few decks, I decided to continue. It is a fun way to see where I was at the time each one was painted and what I was wearing at the time.

Thank you so much for checking out my work! If you are interested in a custom deck, check out my listing for one. You can also check out any of the deck designs in my Etsy shop, or any of my past art.

DIY Guitar // Part 1: Supplies + Testing

I am thrilled that Jake and I have finally started our big project of designing a guitar body and then getting it all set up and wired to play! I previewed the project in this photo at the beginning of the summer, and it has taken us this long to do all of our research and gather the supplies. This project is a bit of an undertaking, so we will be sharing it as a series of posts over the next few weeks. Stay tuned! Today we will be sharing all of the supplies we will use throughout the process, how we chose the guitar, and some experimentation we did to prep.

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After doing our research, we gathered everything we thought we would need to design, stain, and finish the body of the guitar. Here are some of the supplies we are using:

-Miquelrius sketchbook & ink pen, for design ideas -pencil, for testing the art on the guitar body -woodburner, for the art -pliers, useful to change out tips of the wood burner -rubber gloves, for staining -staining pads, for applying the stain -Minwax Emerald Express Wiping Stain, we chose a green stain for the body! -220 grit sandpaper, a very fine grit to help us smooth out the body gently -steel wool, to sand off the oil coatings after staining -Tru-Oil and cheesecloth (not pictured), which is what we will be using to make the guitar shiny after the staining process is complete.

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The body we chose is a Warmoth Musiclander. Jake was awesome and let me help choose the shape from the Warmoth Custom Body Builder. I preferred all of the "Modern Styles" but decided on the Musiclander because it wasn't too crazy, and still had a traditional feel to it. Jake liked this choice as well, and that was that!

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The guitar is made of Alder wood. So far it has proved easy to work with, which is great. It is also a beautiful color. We considered going with a brown-toned stain and even had it in our cart at Home Depot, but at the last minute spotted the Emerald version and thought, why not? We did however have to track the color down on Amazon, because it isn't stocked through Home Depot.

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We were then ready to prep the guitar for sanding. The body is high quality, so it was already pretty smooth, but we went over it with a very gentle 220 grit to get it perfect.

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Testing beforehand is always a good idea. We wore rubber gloves and then squirted some stain out onto a paper plate. Then dip a staining pad into the stain. A little goes a long way when it comes to this product, so work with it in very small amounts. We then rubbed it along the direction of the woodgrain, on a test piece of wood from the craft store. You can test different methods and how many coats you would like at this point.

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Since we decided to wood burn our design into the guitar, I practiced that on the scrap wood as well. This was useful to test out the new tips I had purchased, to see what each one can do. In the third part of this series, I will elaborate on each tip and what kind of results they will create!

That's all for now! Thanks so much for reading and check back soon for the next part of our series, the Design + Sketching process!