Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Virgo Horoscope

Virgo (August 23-Sept. 22) – The sign of the virgin is truly the biggest enigma of all 12 signs. Although your sign is based on the ‘pure and virginal maiden’, you have a deep, intense, seething sexuality about you and erotic things don’t make you blush as much as astrologers would try to have the world believe. Have you ever seen Hugh Grant or Cameron Diaz love scenes in a movie? Kind of says it all ;)
There are a few other things that make Virgos mysterious and a little confusing sometimes – astrologers like to say that you’re analytical and critical to a tee, and yet you are a deep feeler and want to break all the rules society set in place before you were born – look at the badassery of actors Jack Black and Keanu Reeves, and singer Pink (Alecia Moore). So perhaps on the outside you appear like a cool Vulcan… but inside you’re an intense volcano. When you meet the right friends, you open up and love to talk about everything under the sun, due to the same ruling planet as friendly Gemini (Mercury).
When it comes to love and romance, you are analytical when it comes to choosing a life partner, and this is a really great way to be. You enjoy hearts and flowers, champagne and chocolate – but first dates are still to be treated similar to job interviews. After all, getting married and sharing life with one person is effectively, a career. The right person for you will know this to be true and will be very patient while you get to know them. When you decide to become intimate with them, they won’t be disappointed by your attention to detail (wink, wink).
As per careers and money, you are outstanding at numbers! Great career ideas for you would be bank manager or chartered accountant. Because you are smart with words, you could also be a professional novelist or script writer. It’s not even surprising that you likely have a lot of money stashed up for a rainy day – and retirement. You think ahead J

Best sign compatibility: Other intellectuals like Capricorn, Taurus, Gemini or another Virgo.

Celebs who share your sign: Beyoncé, Jimmy Fallon, Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler.

Colors associated with you: Neutral shades and earth tones, like Olive green and sandy beige.

Best idea for a pet: Low-maintenance pet like a newt or Japanese fighter fish.

Want to get something to commemorate your sign? Adorn your room or office with a printable and frameable wall art, from Etsy.

Or, wear a cute tee shirt of your sweet sign, from RedBubble's KawaiiNMore

And if small magnets for fridge or locker are more your thing, they're available for you here at my deviantArt page 😎

Saturday, 19 August 2017

You're Invited

The above photo is one of many from this Summer's #OrigamiChallenge, hosted by Daryl J. of #Kawaii365 (this blog - yay!).

If you have found a random sheet of origami paper with a business card attached to it, please consider it your cordial invitation to join the challenge and show your stuff!

Folded 'fortune tellers'

Have you got your sheet ready?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Reviewing The Last Year

Hello everyone!

Last Wednesday, I did a 'different kind of Review Wednesday' and I'm going to do another one today (August 16, 2017).

On July 10 of this year, I completed a year-long 'cute art' project dubbed #Kawaii365

Close up of the final project; a mini museum

This daily art project was inspired by reading the Noah Scalin book "Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio" (2011, Voyageur Press)

Rob & I won this book when he took me on a date to an adult coloring event at our library downtown. I was excited enough from winning something, but I had no idea yet how much it would change my life! This was July 2016. 

After completing some of the projects, I decided to dedicate myself to a year and go all-in. So every day for 365 days (from July 10), I made a new piece of art in the Japanese 'Kawaii' (meaning cute) fashion. And it became an entire lifestyle! 😄


I wanted to put all 365 days' worth in order, but there wouldn't be enough room in this post for all those images (HTML doesn't allow for that). So instead, I looked over my year of artwork, and saw some patterns in which they could be categorized:

6. Disney
14. Rainbow

This project has truly been an honor. There are almost no words to express the gratitude in my heart. Since July of last year, I've networked and gotten to be a part of some of Red Deer's most exciting art projects, including Alberta Culture Days and Art Battle International. I've been featured in various local news sources [toward the end of the project].

I've also gained momentum in selling my art and developing a unique style. I've improved my Etsy shop, as well as opening a RedBubble and even Zazzle shop! And most recently, I developed a new line of characters called Zoo'd Animal Hybrid Friends.

Though I got my Art Diploma in 2009, I ended up leaving that part of me on a back burner while I ended up settling for a retail job, and looking after a home. I always said to myself "I'll get to be an artist someday." It took 7 years for my 'someday' to happen, and it did. And I couldn't be more grateful. 

Now it's the rest of an exciting journey from here...

Daryl J.


And last, but not least, some sticker art!

I really enjoyed stocking up on stickers at Dollar Tree - stars, rainbows, smiley faces.... we also had some leftover stickers from calendars, mail-outs, and the like.

If you like stickers, check out the ones I make here

Sharpie Doodles

Another one of the first things I did as the artist of the #Kawaii365 project, was to bring a black Sharpie marker with me everywhere we went. I had no interest in vandalism, but it came in handy when we were in hotel rooms, restaurants, or random places with small blank canvases.

Doodle on a canvas bag at Parkland Mall