“The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and the establishment of the new, constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.”-John C. Calhoun

There will be a new design and changes on the blog as well as a new website and new artwork coming soon for

This year, thus far, has been full of transitions and I am excited, amazed and scared all at the same time. Much of what I am doing and much of everything that has occurred--shocking, wonderful, heartbreaking, amazing and inspiring-- in the past few months has ushered me into profound and absolutely new territories. Life is new and I am being renewed daily!

pic via byt

What transitions have you experienced lately?


My current obsessions are these wonderful finds from Lapin & Me They are on my must have list which means they will all be in my possession soon! Except for this wonderful cushion that seems to be sold out.

all pics via Lapin & Me

If you can find it in stock elsewhere please let me know...until then, I'm on the hunt!

What are your current pop-session?


pic via tim walker

Much like Alice Kingsley I've ventured off to a Wonderland full of adventures that have resulted in many lessons learned. Since my last blog entry: I'm a month shy of completing my 1st year of graduate school with straight A's and have worked a lot, read a lot, networked a lot and painted a lot, all while loving effectively in my relationships. Wonderland doesn’t come without its hardships, I lost what would be the “White Queen”—my grandmother— who passed on Feb. 28, 2010 and as each day inches closer to the day she departed Earth I remember something great about her and try to move on without really moving. I miss her every second of the day and the way she called my name. I have a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices that were made by my ancestors and my parents so I can dream and become that dream on the basis of their hard work and prayers.

I have come to realize that I am an artist who is learning to master the art of living and sometimes a break is needed to simply re-asses things so you can live abundantly in your destiny.

**The new blog and new website will be coming in the next few months and all of the artwork that I have been pouring my soul into will be shared with the world soon. I'm excited and hope you all are creating beautiful moments and mastering the art of living.

Taschen+Rizzoli I Love You:
100 Contemporary Designers+Artists

I recently tweeted @TheDuchessofArt about my love for Taschen and Rizzoli. Thought I'd share two of my most recent additions to my growing book collection + one of my fav books by Rizzoli.

The Taschen books are 2 volumes per title and hardcover full-color lovelies.

Rizzoli's "Murakami", is an out of print book and if you can snatch one good luck ;)

photos via Taschen and Rizzoli respectively

Über Fab huh...get acquainted here.

+Amazon: Murakami

*Read the fine print, there is a surcharge for Taschen books+its not eligible for Free-shipping...these stacks of deliciousness are heavy!

Sun vs. Stars

"The stars and the sun both shine neither is greater than the other...they both inspire light; so encourage others as you emit light instead of casting shade!"-Tanekeya Word