I made a banner. It’s simple and I’m using it. It’s challenging making this stuff but still fun. This is what I have wanted to do for so long now. I know I’ll get better over time. πŸ™‚

Happy Tuesday!


Illustration numero 2

Practice, practice, practice. Here is my second attempt at illustration. An angry cupcake. We won’t talk about how long it took me to make this. πŸ˜›

Happy Monday!

My first illustration

city-illustrationIt’s not much to look at but it was my very first attempt EVER. I used a tutorial because I have no clue what I’m doing. I like how it turned out and I will practice more. I used Adobe Illustrator.Β It was super fun to do! Can’t wait to do more!




It’s been awhile since I posted. It’s been a rough couple of months. HOWEVER, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and part of that light happens to be the above.

I am super excited for this! I have my husband to thank for it. I wanted to squee with delight and throw up all at the same time! His response was for me to follow through.Β Β I’ve downloaded GIMPΒ to get me started since I have zero clue what I am doing with editing software. I also started looking into Adobe products. I can’t wait for the weather to get better so I can have some adventures with my camera.

Happy Wednesday!



Monster in the bay


One day soon I will have a stellar computer machine with the appropriate tools to make fun photos and cool digital things. Until then, I have an old Dell and picmonkey. πŸ˜›

Glamour shot

I was using this photo as my desktop background at work.


I thought it was super cute when my very funny co-worker commented that it lookedΒ  like a memorial picture for a dog that passed on.

I made this face.


And then because I work with some delightfully sarcastic individuals there was an idea thrown out there of making Lola’s lovely photo into a Glamour Shot! Remember those?!


So we googled awkward Glamour Shots

(Do they still do these things?!)

And then…I created this…


Lightened things up, softened the edges…tried to make her glamorous! Because Lola is of course…well she’s dramatic anyway! πŸ˜›

So people, this is my Friday night, making Glamour Shots of the dog.Β  Next up…cleaning the apartment and going through my closet trying to find summer attire because it’s 99 damn degrees outside!

Happy Friday!

Smoking cupcake

Doesn’t everyone have a smoking cupcake hanging in their bathroom?

smokincupcakeI haven’t painted in a very long time. I’m feeling the itch though. I realized that writing is too painful for me right now and I’m not really into sharing my life story with people publicly. I assure you it’s not that interesting contrary to popular belief. I’m insanely boring. Incidentally I found this photo of 16 year old me in the art room at high school, one of my main hideouts.

16yearoldamberThe art teacher had a back room and she allowed me and some other kids to hideout there between classes and at lunch where we spent our time drawing, painting and dreaming.Β  The photo was tucked away with my brushes and colored pencils. (Oh 16 year old Amber what were you thinking with that outfit and that hair?! ahah!) I’m no great artist but that isn’t the point is it? The point is to enjoy and let creativity have it’s way. At least that’s how I see it. πŸ™‚