Sunday, January 7, 2018

Hawaii Series #1: Sea Turtle Painting

Kicking off 2018 with the first piece of my tropical/Hawaii series! 🌺 

24"x36" acrylic on canvas

After taking a four year hiatus from painting, to focus on drawing portraits, I felt it was time to take my art in a new direction. 2017 ended in a strange way for me, so arriving into the New Year with a vision and clear objective in mind was crucial. I knew I had to follow what was inspiring me...which is moving to Hawaii! 

So I dusted off the mountain of canvases from my college days and discovered the make-shift easel was still in the trunk of my car. Score! While painting I decided to listen to Sword and Scale, a podcast that my coworkers have been begging me to tune into. Each episode tells a different story about heinous crimes that have been committed over the years. Super captivating and I absolutely love getting lost in the stories, as well as visually in the painting. Escaping is my thing haha 

Check out the time-lapse video!

I'm so excited to start the next piece!! Much love guys 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year

It's time to step up to the plate


Lift 5x/week
Stretch daily
Meal prep
 Sell paintings
Draw commissioned pieces at coffee shops
Save money
Make Youtube videos
Heal skin
Meditate for 20 minutes a day
Read two books a month
Listen to interesting podcasts
Go on dates
Improve photography skills
Inspire others through social media
Blog about it all :)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Korean Skincare Routine

μ—¬λŸ¬λΆ„ μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš” (Hello everyone!)

After hearing quite a bit about the infamous 'Ten Step Korean Skincare Routine', I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try. After all, my skin desperately needs some help after eight years of problematic skin. So what exactly do these steps entail, you ask? Here's how it goes down...(keep in mind, I slightly tweaked them). 

Nighttime Routine:

Step 1: Oil Cleanser 

Step 2: Pore Cleanser
Koreans believe cleansing twice removes all the dirt

Step 3: Exfoliator 

Step 4: Toner

Step 5: Derma Roller (0.5mm)

Step 6: Sheet Mask

Step 7: Essence

Step 8: Serums
I alternate between them each night

Step 9: Moisturize 
Combining all in my hand and applying

Daytime Routine:

Step 1: Rinse

Step 2: Spray

Step 3: SPF

So what sparked my interest in diving down this rabbit hole? Two things to be exact. A viral YouTube video and a photo. 

Now onto the photo, which depicts three Korean women. A mother and her two daughters. 

41, 63 and 36 years old

Hard to believe, right!? They look like college girls. So how does this elaborate skincare routine reverse aging? Koreans believe the secret to obtaining perfect skin is through proper cleansing, prevention and HYDRATION. If you're intrigued by this as much as myself, I highly recommend you peep this YouTuber named Liah Yoo who breaks it all down. 

Thanks to Liah, I also incorporated licorice root, bearberry and mulberry extracts. I hope bits and pieces of this post can be helpful to you and your skin journey!!

Much love, guys!