"Paradise City"

IMG_2313 A few posts ago I talked about layering, and I found that I am playing with it again today! I wore this outfit yesterday, and layered this very oversized tee over a feminine lace skirt. This layering was perfect for me because this skirt tends to ride up in the front meaning I am constantly pulling it down. The longer shirt keeps it down so I am more worry free, and I also like how it looks like the lace is coming from the tee!

"Take me down to paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty" - Guns N' Roses

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How perfect are this bracelet and clutch together? I am loving the combination!

Guns N Roses tee_H&M Men's, old shirt of friend, similar hi-lo lace skirt_Fashion Q studded combat boots_Steve Madden spiked skull clutch_gift skull bracelet_Zara, gift

Thanks so much for checking out this post, see you tomorrow! xx

ART_"Guster" Skateboard Deck

DSC_1230 I have another music inspired deck to share with you today! After working with a client on this board, she asked me to paint another board for her and of course I said yes. This time she wanted me to reinterpret the album cover of Lost and Gone Forever by Guster. She asked for me to just focus on the main boy and also paint him in stencil style similar to Banksy.

I also wanted to share more of my process with you today. I started by playing around with the album cover in Photoshop, and ended up with this.

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For the rest of the painting process, you can watch this quick iPhone video I made featuring music from the album. Otherwise, there are more detail photos below!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmZOj0CwAB4&w=420&h=315]

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If you are interested in a custom skate deck or purchasing any of my art, you can check out my Etsy shop or see any of my past work here. Thanks for checking out my work!

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ART_"My Morning Jacket" Skate Deck

My Morning Jacket I am back with another skateboard deck! Suprisingly, this is the first band tribute deck I have ever done. Gladly though, it won't be the last. I am looking forward to working with this customer again for a board of another of her favorite artists. I hadn't heard of My Morning Jacket and their logos before, but as I worked on this a lot of my friends told me that they liked the music--so that was cool!

I incorporated some of the band's art, the owl and bear, to create this vertically oriented board. The leaves were part of the bear art, but I decided to tie them in with the owl to give it a nice flow. The banner and freehand lettering was my favorite part to do, and has got me inspired to get better at lettering from memory. I think I'll work on that over spring break. By the way, I was working with this and this as reference images.

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If you are interested in a custom skate deck or purchasing any of my art, you can check out my Etsy shop or see any of my past work here. Thanks for checking out my work!

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ootd intro I rode my bike out to the desert today, which is basically my backyard, and it was gorgeous! The location is awesome with the Papago Buttes in one direction and Camelback mountain in the other. I brought my camera along and decided to turn my outing into an outfit post!

Today I wanted to style these amazing liquid leggings that I recently got at Wal-Mart of all places. I've been wanting some "leather" leggings and I really love these because they also have a snakeskin print. I paired them with an oversized tank because they are shiny and tight, and topped it off with my DIY Camo Vest that you may recognize from my tutorial.

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iron maiden tank_eBay

studded camo vest with leather_DIY, see my tutorial here or buy it here (ED: This vest is now sold).

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studded combat boots_Steve Madden, available here

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