Productive Weekend

We are 5 days into 2014 and I feel so productive already. I am trying to make a personal goal to draw or paint something at least once a day, even if it’s a simple little doodle. I finished up that lighthouse drawing with shading so here it is in all its glory. haha


I used my new colored pencils that my friend gave me for Christmas! These are the Prismacolor Verithin, which is a different type of colored pencil, some artists say its harder for the colors to blend, and that they are mainly used to line instead of shade. I used a few of the regular pencils and the verithins, but overall I think it came out good. I used my wax sticks as well to help blend the colors.


I gave my hair a break and took out my extensions. Then using L’Oreal Hicolor Hilights in Magenta,(you can get it from Sallys) I colored my hair. This highlight series is bleach free! I have to do one more round or coloring, just because my hair was really BLACK. But I love how it came out.



I went to work a gig at the Grand Opening of Menchies Frozen Yogurt and got a chance to paint some sweet characters. Look how stinkin cute they are!!!


After my gigs, I got a chance to finally eat at The Cook Out, which is a yummy spot to get burgers, hotdogs, bbq, and shakes….and it’s super cheap!!! I had it both yesterday and today. If they open one up in Virginia Beach, I will be in trouble.


Last week, I got a chance to check out the new library at the TCC campus here in Virginia Beach. Man, am I impressed! I usually go to the central library here or any of the public libraries to use the wifi and soak up the energy, but usually there are never any decent places to sit, no plugs to charge electronics, the lighting sucks…I mean I could go on. Or I would go to a Panera’s or a starbucks and be the clichĂ© artist sitting on my computer with my headphones sipping on a cinnamon dulce latte. hahaha But, alas, I have found a new zenful place of production. hahaha


The outside architecture is awesome. I love any buildings that have a silver industrial look to it.


There’s a starbucks cafĂ© inside, which is nice!!!! It’s two stories and has so much open study space and little nooks everywhere. There is a separate childrens, young adult, reference sections. I love it! I managed to go for a bit before they closed. The downfall is that their hours are cut short if the semester is on break instead of staying open until 9pm.


I took a panoramic photo of the top floor so you can see these huge windows. There are outlets in the floors and comfy sofas everywhere. There is a computer lab that has huge booths so that a group of people can sit comfortably together.


As you can see above, I am a nerd for organizing everything, but when you run your own freelance business, you gotta stay on top of it. hahaha I got my new planner and went ahead and decorated it using some pages from my fav Bound By Ink Magazine!


My car was acting up today, so tomorrow will be an eventful day getting it inspected. Oh the joys of vehicle maintenance. hahaha But it is the mundane things that must be done. I am off to relax with the pup and watch movies. I hope you all had a great weekend and I’ll see ya in the next post!