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Friday Awake and Wired

Good morning yall! I just finished editing a video that I filmed earlier this week that I kept putting off, and actually I didn’t even have to edit it so yay! This week, like almost every week has flown by! I wanted to share some photos and a video of my past week and some of the things I have been working on. Arabella and I and had some good mother and daughter time last weekend at the Chesapeake Jubilee, she was my lil helper. While I facepainted, she put temporary tattoos on the kiddos that came by our table with Executive Tattoo. It was a good time although it had rained on and off on saturday and things were a lil muddy, but we didn’t let that put a damper on our weekend!







Here are some designs I was working on which I am thinking of putting on a display board for whenever I have any gigs.

Of course, I have to share some of my artwork that I have been working on:






Here is A progress shot: the rose on the left is a the first rose I ever drew about 4 years ago while living in Colorado, and then the rose on the right is a rose I did a few months ago. I love seeing how I am improving over the years. It is true to get better you have to PRACTICE!


I have been working on this dragon design for what seems forever, I originally rendered it with a red and yellow dragon, but the client wanted to see more red in the dragon, so I redrew it and stayed up all night coloring it!

Then, I started on this Ohm design for my sister, Nique!


Before I forget to post, check out my latest video on youtube!

And if you missed the video I posted last week, you can see it here too!

Have a marvelous day!


It’s Monday? No, wait it’s Tuesday

It’s 440am. I just got done with a tattoo illustration that took me all night to do. I wanted it to be just right. It’s a military tribute tattoo and I get a lil emotional drawing up those type of designs, especially since I have been overseas and have lost many dear friends. I hope to draw up my own tribute tattoo for the time I served, but just haven’t yet, because I want it to be just right. Here is a hint of what the tribute tattoo has in it. Hopefully, I will win this design at


Oh yea, here is the design I won over the weekend:


Last week was a busy week for me. I’ve been going hard on my new business, I finally manned up and got everything situated with my business license so now I can actually make a living from freelancing with makeup and body paint and all my artwork I have been doing. Whew, talk about paperwork and forms and fees. But it’s all worth it to me. I feel a sense of pride knowing that I work for myself and that I set the rules on how I want to work. I feel more motivated to work hard because it’s helping my family not some corporation. Ok, ok, enough of my tangent, it’s too late for that. Well, I guess it’s too early for that right?

My weekend was good, did a few gigs while hubby took care of sick kiddies who in turn got him sick with a stomach virus that I escaped unscathed! Mwahahahahaha (insert evil laugh) I’ve been doing a lot of shoots with Roger Mitchell’s Motiontography and I am loving it! It feels good to do something I love. Here are a few photos!



I am so behind on my videos too! But I got a package from a blogger in Australia from Valentines day, I sent her a package, but it just returned to me ( I filled out customs sheet wrong and I cant send perfume or body spray) so I have to resend it to her and she prolly thinks I totally blew her off. (I’m sorry if your reading this, I will get it together again) I want to show you guys what she got me.

I am sooo tired now that I have stopped drawing, so I will wrap this up and go to bed. I will keep yall posted as always what random adventures I have going on! Have a great morning, or afternoon, or evening-whatever time it is where you are reading this!


xoxox, Cecilia

Find arms that will hold you at your weakest, eyes that will see you at your ugliest, and a heart that will love you at your worst. Then you have found true love.

In the mood for a little inspiration?

I am constantly scouring magazines, the internet, old movies, forgotten books to look for things that inspire me. I am inspired by almost any and everything from a teacup, a sunset, the beach, an overgrown grave, abandoned church, to tattoos and well, you understand. Some say that artists can be dramatic, or even have ADD/ADHD, and I think its because we see so much beauty in everyday things that we simply cannot ignore it.
I have been inspired by so many things lately, and I wanted to share some with you. So, sit back with your vanilla caramel latte and cinnamon sugar bagel (my choice this morning) and prepare to be inspired!



That is it my friends, for now. hahaha I could be here online forever just looking at stuff. I know I am not the only one guilty of this! Well, I am off to get ready to go handle some business license "business" Have a great Wednesday:)

When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

A few likes and wants

I'm operating in safe mode with my infected laptop. The situation on that is I think it's a virus, or my hardrive...I'm trying to back up my files in case I lose everything. Just waiting to buy a big enough thumb drive so I keep all my pics and videos and important stuff. Then going to restore back to factory settings, if that dont work then we will just see. but anyways...enough geek techy talk.

I just wanted to do a quick post and show you a few things that have been inspiring me and these images have been lurking on my desktop. Most of this is tattoo and tattoo art related. Oh, I didnt get to share with you....I tattooed myself! If you follow me on Instagram, (sweetsurrenderart) you may have already seen this!

Just something cute I wanted to do to test out my machine. It's still healing, but I love it!

Here are some other things I love!

I just love this photo, its beautiful, the hair, the tattoos, the background. I def love traditional tattoos like her sleeve.

Cute wallet! I love Dia de Los Muertos inspired art! I usually dont carry this type of wallet, but I love the design!

Priscilla Ono's gorgeous makeup look!

Do I even have to explain why I love these?????

I love this black and white dress. My Aunt Beth is getting married this October and her colors are Black and White. Thinking about ordering this for the wedding. What do you think?

Have you guys seen this new eyeliner by NYX???? I want to try this! The coupon is old, but you can still check it out!

Magnetic PAW Pallete! I blogged about these Paw Pallete before, I have yet to buy one, but the past year they have been coming out with some really cute pallete and This is on my wishlist for sure!  

this room is cute! I usually dont do just plain white rooms, but what grabbed me is the contrast of the black and white. I love the stool in the middle. I want to get a few and paint them!

A fellow blogger of mine tagged this quote with me and I love it! Just positive affirmations that keep you going and motivated!

Now that I shared these, I can get them off my desktop! hahahaha Hope you liked it!

See ya soon, Cecilia Marie


I love tattoos. I remember I got my first one when I was 18 and fresh out of boot camp. Hahaha I only have 6 tattoos right now, but I am planning on getting more. I want to be sleeved out! I am always lurking around on the internet looking for tattoo ideas and admiring the ink of others. Here are a few photos I wanted to share with you that I love!

Check these out that I found through google images! These are so awesome!

I love all these styles! I don't really know what type of style I have yet. I have been working on drawings in between everything and I feel like I still have a lot to learn before I can land an apprenticeship. All I can do is keep practicing. I hope you liked this Inkspiration post!

I'll close with this positive quote in this image below!