Timelapse Painting of Sacre Couer

When you visit the Sacre Couer basilica in Paris, you are struck by the bright white travertine contrasting against the blue, cloudless sky of the Montmartre neighborhood. 

I wanted to exaggerate that beautiful contest in this painting, using a denim canvas to recreate the bright blue Parisian sky.

Click below to watch my painting process: 

This painting will be on display along with a large body of my work for my solo exhibition this month at MoonAge Gallery in Tempe! If you are local, I would love to see you at the opening reception this Friday October 30th, from 6 to 9 PM. 

Thanks for watching!

Over It All

IMG_5112 Today I was busy painting and checking things off of my to-do list, and overalls were the perfect utilitarian choice for getting work done! I picked these babies up at Goodwill last week (half off sale, ya!) and boy were they ugly. The denim was an awful, cheap looking wash. However when I got them home, I just cut them into shorts, bleached them a little, and then cuffed them and I was good to go! Today I wore them in a skater style with my favorite Vans snapback and high tops, but I also can't wait to wear them with a simple topknot and white tee.

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One of the things on my to-do list today was adding new items to my Threadflip store! I listed 23 new items so go check it out, they are already selling fast! You can find my store here, or anytime on the righthand sidebar of my blog. Thanks so much for reading guys, I hope you had a great Saturday!

overalls // altered, Goodwill

rainbow skull tank // Urban Outfitters

hi-tops // Vans Sk8-Hi

snapback, similar // Vans

spike necklace // Forever 21

midi ring // Urban Outfitters

"Hotel California"

IMG_1631 The title of this track is me paying homage to the beautiful weather we're having in California lately. Being from Arizona, I like it a little on the warmer side and today was just that. At 10 AM I was tanning on my front lawn while I studied, and by 6 PM when I was walking home from my favorite coffee shop, it was still just as warm. I'm grateful because yes, it reminds me of Arizona, but I also know that its a lot hotter there right now, so I'm enjoying this.

I opted to stay cool in a loose woven lace top and vintage shorts, accessorized with a new DIY headband and some non-too-fussy arm candy.

Here's the track for you. Listen along while you view!

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"Fly Like an Eagle"

IMG_0166 As promised, here is how I styled the statement belt that I mentioned in yesterday's post from my trip to a new vintage store in town! To compliment it's americana feel, I paired it with a classic white blouse and jean shorts. I love the natural vibe of this outfit, and how my gold and turquoise accessories finish it off.

I wore this outfit to Zia Records and dinner with my friends last night. At the store I picked up The Steve Miller Band's greatest hits album for a few bucks. Listening to it today, I realized "Fly Like and Eagle" was the perfect track for today's outfit to compliment my eagle belt. Listen along to the song below while you view!

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white button down_H&M vintage cutoffs_eBay, Levi's vintage belt_The Blue Jeans Buyer heeled booties_Forever 21, sale brown bag_borrowed from mom spike necklace_Forever 21 ear cuff_By Samii Ryan

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