November 18, 2015

21st at Fort Langley

For the longest time, it had always bugged me that on birthdays, people would always ask how it feels to turn the age I'm turning. You're 21 today?! How does it feel? Do you feel any different? Well, yes, as a matter of fact,  I did turn another year older, but no, there is no marked difference between who I was before and who I was after the clock struck midnight on the 11th of November.

This year however, my response was a little less prickly. There was no massive change that delineated my earlier years from where I am now. However, rather than preoccupy myself with determining pivotal, life-altering points in my life, all I could think about was how lucky I am. 

21 years on this Earth, and I am still standing. 21 years on this Earth, and I have gotten past every problem that I thought would lead to my demise (dramatic, I know, sue me). 21 years on this Earth, and I have stumbled into some kind of wonderful. 

And on my 21st year on this Earth, I got to celebrate with some of the greatest people I have come to know. 

November 11, 2015

Best Wishes to You

Photo by: Winnie Estranero

Best wishes to the greatest sister in the world! Today is my sister Kimberly's 21st birthday and in those 21 years of living, she has grown into such an amazing person and has become my constant role model. I am so grateful to have her.

"You lead, I follow." — My sister is such a positive influence in my life. The amount of times she has made me laugh, watched over me, and encouraged me is immeasurable. She has helped me become the person I am today with everything she has done for me. By the time I'm 21 I hope to have become an as amazing person as my older sister. One that always thinks of others and who's presence fills so many people's lives with happiness.

 I would like to wish my pirate partner in non-crime Katy Peggy, a very Happy Birthday! I'll buy a ticket to New York with you any day and I hope the rest of your special day is full of love and joy. — Peggy Leg (your little sister/sidekick)

November 4, 2015

Latest Commissioned Pieces

Oh man, do I love to create, especially if it's for other people that have better use for my artwork rather than gathering dust in piles under my bed. Here's a peak at some of the pieces that I have had the pleasure of making these past couple of months, paired with some of my ramblings as usual.