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Just finished the Rick & Morty art commission from my wonderful friend Nery! It was such a fun project and I was surprised how into it I was. I guess it’s a good breath of fresh air from the usual stuff I paint, and it is structured enough that I have a goal/concept in mind. I also had a lot of help from his selected music playlist that I requested to guide my work. Man, I gotta say I learn so much about people from the things they enjoy. I know music (and food) bring people together, so it’s no wonder these are the first things I ask about when I first meet someone.

Now, some details about this recent work. I wanted to do a sci-fi collaboration between Doctor Who and Rick & Morty, so I decided to focus on some of the distinct features of each show. Early on, I knew I needed to have the color green in there to symbolize the pervasive use of this color in the time travel portals that pop out in the Rick & Morty show. From there I decided that I wanted to focus on something related to time-traveling, so I decided to create some sort of portal. In Series 5 of the new Doctor Who series (starring Matt Smith), they introduced the idea of a “crack in the universe” that pervades thru space and time. I really liked the Eleventh doctor so I decided to just go for it. Nery suggested a rendition of the “Starry Night” by Van Gogh, and I took the idea further by creating a scene that signified the regeneration of a time Lord to a new body, all taking place on an otherwise starry, starry night and witnessed by (tiny) Rick & Morty from the crack in the universe. 😛

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Everyone else–I’m now taking new art commissions! Send me a message or email on my website. ❤️👩🏻‍🎨

I get all of my art supplies conveniently via Amazon. Having all of my art supply and marketing needs delivered right to my front door saves me a lot of time from having to go to multiple places after a full day of work. With capabilities to compare costs of similar items from different brands of acrylic paint, reading customer reviews on paintbrushes, and ratings on high quality painting easels, Amazon definitely makes it easier for me to make my work-life balance possible. If you are an aspiring artist, I highly recommend Amazon.com for all your art supply needs for the best deals!

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Sci-chedelic!

Currently working on a sci-fi commission painting and it is a mind trip. I love the color palette for this piece–it’s so fun! And who knew making paintings about outer space came so naturally to me? 👽🚀

Still currently a work in progress, so I’ll be updating here again when I can. It’ll be changing quite a bit until I finalize it so keep your eyes peeled. 👀 July is almost here! Don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list to get the latest updates! 

 

Summertime Fun

Hi everyone! This summer is currently off to a great start! I’m very elated about some recent good news and progress in my life–new condo, new job, and new art store business. I’m trying to learn from previous mistakes that have caused me much heartache. And so, being older and wiser (now being 30 and all), I’ve set the intention that this year will be about growth, confidence, and wisdom.

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Found this quote online and it really resonates with me right now. I think that as I move on with my career and life, this becomes more apparent in my daily interactions with others. Not to say that I don’t care about what others have to say, however, I do find that I am becoming more sure of myself and it feels great to say that aloud. I have moments of doubt, but they are not anywhere close to what it used to be. I can definitely say that there are some things that I know, and some that I don’t know; and that’s ok with me. 🙂

Like for instance, this whole art store business and marketing! Who knew I would be into this stuff? This is something I never planned on, but I must say, I am having lots of creative fun with it. From creating my website from scratch, learning how to work with inventory, packaging, shipping, branding, learning about automations, analytics reports, marketing my goods (LOL :P, sorry can’t help it–I’m still 12 at heart), and figuring out how ads work–is SO MUCH FUN!!! Best of all, from this experience I’ve been able to reconnect with old friends and have been asked to work on some commissioned projects. I am definitely excited to share those projects with you all in the upcoming few days! A lot is happening all at once, but this is nothing new in my world. I live for moments like these, and I’m just glad that the chaos is a creative and positive one. ❤

Did I mention I became a homeowner amidst all this? @.@

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Here are some photos from my new condo in downtown Sacramento:

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Indeed, on to the next chapter. 🙂 Be well!

 

 

 

 

Q&As and Interior Demo Photos

Hi everyone! Since the launch of my art store, people have been asking about specific questions related to what the paintings are made of, what certain sizes look like in real life, etc. I hope to address some of these questions in this post!

All the paintings for sale in my online art store are fine art reproductions of the original painting. That is why there are two art print options available to choose from and there are different sizes available. In the FAQ page, I’ve provided a brief explanation of the art print options–giclée and inkjet prints. Here is the information copied below:

What is giclée?

Giclée is the process of creating high-quality reproductions of paintings, photographs, and other two-dimensional art. Giclée prints are made of special archival ink on archival grade material to ensure fade-resistance over time.

Giclée vs. Inkjet prints–what’s the difference?

Giclée prints are usually preferred for fine art reproductions which uses higher quality materials than inkjet prints. Additionally, giclée prints boast better color accuracy, vividness, sharpness, and overall quality than inkjet prints.

All the original paintings were made with acrylic paint on canvas. While the original paintings are not included in the art store, please feel free to contact me via email to inquire about the specific artwork you are interested in. 💛💛 Also, if there is a custom size you would like to see that is not listed (i.e., 36″x36″), send me a message in my Contact page so I can help you out.

I am also going to be updating the content of the art store at the beginning of each month, so if you are waiting for a certain painting to be available: 1) sign up for my mailing list in the art store front page; and 2) send me a brief message in my Contact page to let me know what painting you are waiting for.

For any folks who would like me to commission a painting for them, I would be happy to hear from you in my Contact page as well! Or send me a message via other communication methods, if more appropriate. 😊 I’ve heard from some cool peeps and would love to keep the artistic flow going!

In regards to sizing and how the paintings look like in real life, below are some helpful photos, with more to come in the future.

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So there you have it! I hope this post has clarified some things for you all. Do let me know if you have any additional questions, I’m happy to help. Best of all, I am absolutely thrilled to be finally sharing my art with you all. Why did it take me so long to realize that this was so fulfilling? ❤️❤️

YAY!

This week was amazing! Thank you for the love and warmth–the official launch of the D A N E S S A online art store was a success, and I am grateful for all the wonderful people who have supported me. This is just the beginning, so I guess the best is yet to come! 😀 I have enjoyed filling out orders as they came along and have also been happy to reconnect with some old pals who asked me to commission some ultra cool stuff for them (so stay tuned!). I am learning more and more about how this whole “marketing” thing works, so please bear with me as I fine-tune some things as we go forward.

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I also wanted to take the time to thank my first five customers who have made me the happiest little (old) lady!!! Christina D., Claudia C., Octaviana H., Aya W., and Rebecca B.–thank you friends!!! You are the bestest!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Hope you enjoy your free swag! 😀 

 

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