Monday, August 29, 2016

The Emily Orzel Fan Club

Sup homies! I am the president and founder of the Emily Orzel Fan Club and I just want to talk for a second about how great my friend is.

Emily is the epitome of cool and stylish and talented. We met up in art school and I have just been running to catch up to her greatness ever since! And I suck at running!!!

Even though I am a trillion miles behind, I have always been proud to have her as a friend and like always wondered why anyone AS cool AS her would associate with me. I am learning not to question it because I'm very content with the current situation. (Minus I want to hang with her more and our work schedules are very conflicting. That's one thing I am not cool with.) 

Anyways, Emily has been pumping out the art like crazy lately and I'm very stoked on it every time I look on my IG feed. It's so colorful and sweet and edgy and everything I want to be and more. Not only impressed with her craft but with her constant and consistent output! As someone who currently does not have a working computer and who weeps every time she opens her sketchbook, seeing my friend make beautiful art every god damn day is dreamy as fudge! Like, gorgeous. 

So lucky to have talented people like her in my life. Truly, truly. Anyways, I'm going back to working my warehouse job and collecting my tears in a jar. 

Check out Emily at:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

You Can't Polish a Turd...

Or even a really poopy Sunday doodle! Being without a computer when I mainly edit and produce all my crappy art digitally is really, really frustrating, embarrassing and discouraging. 

Normally when I make patterns, I paint whatever, scan my pages, fix it all up in Photoshop, rearrange the pieces until I'm satisfied and then play around with the background color. Obviously not possible when I'm putting color straight down on paper, but hey, I'm trying to get better at producing art on the spot. And... I got a long way to go. 

This older guy at work stopped me last week and sweetly said "I don't mean to be forward, but have you been dieting? You look quite slender." And I have been celebrating that compliment all week with junk food galore! Slender?! Me?! Okay! I doodled some puffy Cheetos and Cap'n Crunch because that's all I have been eating lately. It's a super healthy new diet I am trying out called IDGAF.

Anyways, it's okay to not produce awe-worthy art all the time (or any of the time in my case.) Drawing the shitty stuff forges the path to drawing the less shitty stuff which in turn pours the foundation for drawing the mediocre stuff! It's all a process and being transparent and vulnerable during that process is key.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tell me how you really feel!

When a coworker you don't even know stops you at 6 am to say this... And your response is "Uh, nah, I intentionally combed my hair to look like this..." Ugh, thanks for the feedback! I guess my pineapple-pony on top of my head isn't as well received as my mirror was telling me. Hahahaha... don't care. 

To be fair, I have no idea what my hair is doing 99.6% of the time; it has always been its on entity. *Shoulder shrug*

PS. My computer has been dead for 2 weeks now and I'm waiting to order a new MacBook. I'm Netflix-less, Photoshop-less and basically useless so this is as "arty" as I can get right now. 

Friday, August 5, 2016


For my birthday, my best friend sent me a package filled with babe stickers, SO DREAMY! A bunch of dudes I had a crush on when I was little and also when I was not so little. Not pictured: Macaulay Culkin (judge away.)

(Clockwise from top middle: Jonah Hill, O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing O'shea Jackson aka Ice Cube (to be clear, I love Ice Cube, but feel like OSJ Jr. would be more appropriate age wise,) Adam Driver, Jemima Kirke (girl crush, so sue me,) Evan Peters, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Haggerty aka Macklemore (swoooooon,) Johnathan Taylor Thomas with kittens (duh,) Jeff Goldblum, Young MJ and Andy Samberg.)

Decorated my work water bottle with a couple cuties to keep me company.

I think it's safe to say I have no type. JK. My type is famous people who don't know I exist. Also, my type is mostly anyone funny and who can make me laugh and make me not sad and also they have to be passionate about something important (but not something like racist or douchey.) Anyways, luckily I got these stickers because these are the only babes I can get to hang out with me. 
Boom. Roasted myself. 


Also, this framed JTT picture really makes you think. For example, why is he holding so many trumpets? Does Johnathan play the trumpet? Should I be holding more trumpets in my future selfies? Who was the creative director that came up with this idea? Did he/she have a successful career? Did their career suffer after this photo was released? And just plain, why does this exist and why does JTT hold so many props in all these early 90's photos? 

We might never know the answers to these questions, but that's inspiring in itself, isn't it? 

Now I'm gonna hole up and watch the Olympics for forever and be upset at my parents for not pushing to be more athletic and/or successful. Bye! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

To Blush or Not To Blush?

Sorry, the real question is when am I not blushing?? I heard a boy asking another coworker about this (regarding me) and I'd like to clarify: I'm always embarrassed and I'm always blushing. Especially when I am talking to dudes.

It's perpetual.

I think the sad thing is I literally didn't know people could see me blush until a couple weeks ago? I thought my skin had my back and was hiding all my wishy washy feelings but... Nah, I'm a beet. With acne. My skin/body hates me.

Ugh. Excuse me while I go hyperventilate. 

Let me change the subject right now to something way more interesting. My sweet, talented, so perfect ex-employee/friend from DC reached out to me the other day and wow, I really missed her?! Just talking to her and giving her my two cents about ~life~ was really nice. She posted this shout out afterwards and I was just floored by how thoughtful that was? Not bragging, but very grateful for having sweet people in my life, no matter the distance. Karina is currently in Chicago kicking ass as a designer and photographer for a cute start up company and I'm very proud of her. Her styling and design aesthetic is truly impeccable and I highly suggest you check her out and follow her rise as a successful artist! I mean, look at her hand lettering! My eyes are heart shaped right now, no joke. 

Usually my general presence makes peoples day way more sucky so... this is surprising.

Side note: according to my stats lately, my blog is very popular with those who live in Russia? Hey Russians! Thanks for looking at my crappy art, I appreciate you. Not stoked that you guys kind of tried to cheat the Olympics with that sketch drug test situation, but... we're cool.