I am bringing back my "Portraits by a girl who can't draw" :D
to be honest - times are weird and difficult. i lost all my jobs back in march because of the quarantine. not being able to do gigs, teach lessons, or travel has decimated my bank account, and i know a lot of you are in the same boat. so this post isn't for those of you who are also struggling.
this post is for those of you who are doing great and would like to help out independent artists, such as myself.
i cannot draw. i have NEVER been a gifted painter, drawer, colorer, etc. BUT! i have always LOVED TO DRAW AND PAINT. makes zero sense. and about a decade ago, i got it into my head that i should share my "terrible and embarrassing but also possibly quite endearing" creations with the world :D
so, i put them up for sale on my website, thinking maybe 1 or 2 people might snag one. i literally sold every single thing i'd ever drawn in about 2 weeks. and the demand got so high, that i started doing commissions! it was so fun and i will always cherish that creative and fun time i had with you all :) (shout out to those of you who bought stuff back then! THANKS AGAIN! <3 )
i am bringing that back!! :)
i will not be doing commissions because i'm a LITTLE more self-aware now, but i'm still going to post new pieces for sale on my website over the next few weeks and see how they do.
attached to this post are some screen grabs from the old "for sale" page on my website... all of these have sold and are no longer available, but new ones in the same style are coming soon. i hope you enjoy them and find something you love and connect with! :D
before i go i just want to reiterate - I KNOW I CAN'T DRAW. i'm terrible. i know nothing and can achieve zero progress in this area, LOL! i just have fun and have a heart for unusual characters and the underdog, and i know that to some of you- that's all you care about in your art :)
you can see and buy new pieces weekly on my new sbzartcrafts instagram :)
we could ALLLLL use a good laugh and some encouragement right now, amirite?
here are some videos i watch when i need a smile or a laugh :D
âi hope they bring you some joy, too :D
âi love you. i hope you're safe, and healthy, and happy. xoxo
DEREK & HAYLEY
derek hough deserves his own category because he is reeeeeally getting me through the quarantine... his poor fiance hayley :D they are the greatest together! <3
i will start you with my favorite video of derek and hayley's... she is just so done with him, it kills me. for reference - here is the original video he is spoofing, which is just hysterical on it's own. i sometimes can't breathe after watching these 2 back to back...
during the quarantine, they've turned their humongous, gorgeous home into dance central, and I AM SO JEALOUS. if i could be quarantined with anyone other than B - i'd want to be with them.... even though i bring nothing to the table except food... for 2 people who probably never eat.
âWHY IS HE SO SEXY?! did you know he sings?! derek hough also sings.
âpick up your jaw. it's real. just bury me alive. i can't take it
A GOOD LAUGH
i tried for about 2 straight years to learn how to make latte art.
every single attempt went about as well as this. i'm so glad i'm not alone.
okay, this one is DARK, but it made me CRYYYYY the first few times i watched it.
this is also how i discovered the song "The Blessing" which has gone on to be a huge hit, and incidentally this is my favorite part of the song, which somehow makes it even funnier.
still my favorite bit that has EVER been on Ellen :D :D i love him SO MUCH UGH <3
it doesn't matter how many times i watch this - every time he bellows "DENNIS QUAID IS HEAHHHH" i LOSE IT.
this disney worker deserves a kindness medal! what a doll!! <3 <3
<3 ANIMALS <3
it's not MUCH of an exaggeration to state that my husband and i watch this around 1,000 times a day.
now, before you scream "I HATE SNAILS! EWWWWWW!!!!!" i must tell you - i love snails.
and this warms my heart, and i watch it at least 5 times every single day.
â.... so i don't even wanna hear it. bye.
âi love when renee forgets her lyrics.
and i love more when she sings about eating.
i never watched Tiger King, but this kinda made me want to...
âhe's a doll he's a doll he's a doll he's a doll he's a doll he's a doll he's a doll
OTHER AWESOME STUFF :D
scroll through this next makeup one - and watch the 1st and 3rd videos, so good!!
yo, this literally makes my stomach growl.
heaven is a place on earth....