Literal Much Love Monday

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away – have you found the Angela o your Dwight?

 

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https://rfdesignshop.storenvy.com/products/29574958-dwight-schrute-valentine-card

More art in 2020!

I really want this to manifest as my own Roarin’ Twenties, and the #1 way im doing it is DOING MY ART!

 

And I am honestly off to a great start, as I have honestly started and completed more art in this first week of 2020 than I have in all of 2019!

 

What I am working on this week is an illustration i started YEARS ago but am now determined to finish.

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This is an illustration of my second apartment in Chicago, in Logan Square.  I live here from 2014-2017, and i have very happy times here.   I loved this apartment so much, and I loved the people that came and went and life that happened inside.  I think of this apartment often, I think of becoming the person I am since moving here in 2012.

 

 

Much Love Monday: The New Boss

Today on our beautiful Much Love Monday there is so much to celebrate

  1. After a rough winter in Chicago it is 60+ degrees!
  2. I look hella cute today
  3. I started my new position at work!

 

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I definitely have a lot to celebrate today but it’s still important to look for the little things when there aren’t as many obvious thing to love.

 

I hope you are having a Much Love Monday <3

ITS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR!

we are days away from American Thanksgiving, which i don’t care about or like – so to ME all it means is we are days away from Christmas <3 <3 <3

I have some new things going on this year, like this 2018 christmas card:

 

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This is going to be  3D card, so stay tuned for more ohotos and designs!

 

 

Of course, There are old favorites such as, The Memory Comic Book, all available for purchase now

 

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The Mask We Wear

I took a break from

 

Inktober, to grieve my awesome Grandmother, who passed away this past Tuesday.   She was a wonderful and loving woman.

 

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We are almost a week away from Halloween, and I realize what I wonderful time I have had the past 10 years dressing up for Halloween – but also making my dope costumes and showing them off!

Here is the last 10 years of costumes in chrono order – this year’s will be revealed soon!

 

 

 

Inktober 11: Whispering Walls

The Tale of the Whispering Walls – SUCH a good episode that has everything: haunted house, painting that move, babies that turn to snakes, creepy carnival room, and a ghost dance party.

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It’s a full moon on leap year, which means the dead can come back and party all night long, but one particular ghost, who is kind of like a creepy John Getz (who is already kind of creepy, so it works really well) wants to do more than party. Raymond the ghost insists on trapping passersby and taking their souls before the sunsets, and almost succeeds by possessing Louis the babysitter.  Luckily, one of the ghosts thinks the girl child looks like her daughter and she opens a door, and ghosts can be in a breeze i guess?  Oh well.  They escape and that’s all that matters.

Xtra-props for the amazing 90s outfits in this one.

Inktober: 10/10

Inktober Day 10: The Frozen Ghost

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I still remember the night this one first aired perfectly, because it was a “special”, mostly because it was starring our favorite Nickelodeon teen.  She plays babysitter to very wealthy boy Charles (though she’s clearly a terrible babysitter).  There is nothing scarier than a child ghost and poor Charles has one following him around and Clarissa Explains it All refuses to believe him! (to be fair, this is three years before she becomes Sabrina so I guess she’s still a skeptic).   In the end they help the ghost and find gold and Charles gets dirty for the first time in his life and its great, and it’s all a happily ever after.   Except, you know, for the child who froze to death in a log.

 

Also shout-out again to Kristen, because this was her story, and she has DA BEST ghost stories, though sadly this is the last time we will see her as this was the her last story in the show.

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No Mister, accent on the Doh

Inktober Day 9 ! Today’s epsiode:  The Tale of the Dark Dragon.

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VERY IMPORTANT:  This story is told by Eric, but he uses Gary’s character Sardo (that’s SAR-DOH, no mister, accent on the Doh) as a gift for “gary’s birthday” Sardo is the only interesting thing Gary ever really creates sadly, but he’s a good memorable character for sure.

Here is yet another example, our third so far, of “Get possessed, get a leather jacket and now your hot” – Are You Afraid of the Dark certainly was not shy about how they feel I guess.

HOWEVER – in this particular example, the more beautiful you become, the more your inner ugliness will come through.  Keith has to learn how to fight his own insecurities and appreciate the people that truly love him, or he will be a monster forever.

 

Inktober #8: The Prom Queen

Ok, here we are, I made it an entire week, and we are here now and I am so happy, because tonight my friends, we are talking about:  The Prom Queen.

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The story is about 3 new friends who meet in a cemetery and try to work out the Mystery of the Prom Queen – but one of them has a secret they are not sharing…

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If I had to pick a #1 favorite it would probably be this episode.  It has everything.  And BEST PART?  It is totally based on a true story:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrection_Mary

Told, again, by Kristen, cause she has all my favorite stories, and she dresses up like a ghost for it, cause she’s the best.

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And also, fun fact, the boyfriend that comes back from the dead to finally pick her up?  Dean from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice :)  266209