Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What the hell is wishcandy up to & more stories

Where the hell have i been all year? I’ve been pretty quiet, haven’t been taking in many commissions, or painting much at all. Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe not.
This January I came back from visiting my family during the holidays, and I became incredibly sick. Tired, dizzy, couldn’t get out of bed. Stayed in bed for a week worried, making my family (3,000+ miles away) worry, knowing i have no health insurance. I was lucky to find a health clinic able to see me.
I’ve been working with a doctor there for 9 months. Spoiler alert, i’m not pregnant! Ahah, anyway. I’ve been going on frequent visits, fatigued, depressed, and quite uninspired. She broke the news to me last week that it seems as though I have Hashimoto’s disease. I haven’t been responding to any meds, and this is going to be a very very very long battle. I’ll have it for life, but i’m hoping for it to become more manageable.
I’ve tried to keep quiet about it. Appear strong. I’ve always been one to hate to ask for help. But i realized being vulnerable and asking for help isn’t the antithesis of strong. Knowing i need help is strength.
So what’s the hell is this post all about? Get on with it, we wanna keep on scrolling, you say? I need help. My only income is through art. I’ll be putting some originals up and having a sale this weekend. I’d really appreciate if you’d help any way you can. Even spreading the word helps.
Thank you for sharing and enjoying the world i’ve built, and joining me on this ride. Hope to be inspired & bring you more paintings soon.

Friday, August 9, 2013

This shit ain't for your dumb ass!

This shit ain't for your dumb ass! 

All the things we do for self-love and self respect. Often misconstrued to be done for someone else. Screw their vanity. We can love ourselves as much, if not more than anyone else.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Move on

Move on

You crave it, fear it, wish for the best and then take a huge leap. You finally arrive and for a while it's absolute bliss. Before you realize it, it's lost it's luster and your cravings have changed. You've changed.

Or it simply wasn't what you imagined.

It's okay. Make new plans. Get excited! Alter your course and keep on living.


Thursday, April 18, 2013


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I'm incredibly thankful to have been invited to participate in the Draw show at Auguste Clown Gallery. They're an awesome Low Brow/ Pop Surrealist gallery in Melbourne, Australia. (My first international show!) Having showed loads of fantastic artists like Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson, Charlie Immer, Dan May, Maria Rozalia Finna and a whole lot more!

So please go check it out! It looks like it's going to be an amazing show (and hopefully i'll get to work with them again in the future <3) 

There's a sneak preview here ;) 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bring it

Bring it

Life keeps bringing sh*t your way, but this time you're prepared. Fight back!

For the Girls vs. Boys show at Bear & Bird Gallery! Paintings available here.

Saturday, March 16, 2013



Life keeps punching you in the face and pushing you over like some kinda asshole. But being the badass you are, you don't just get back up. You spit in life's stupid face! You got this shit on lock and the moxie to prove it.

For the Girls vs. Boys show at Bear & Bird Gallery! Paintings available here.

Thursday, March 14, 2013



Looking far and wide, searching for hope when only darkness sheathes you.

For the Banana Split Ladies show at Leanna Lin's Wonderland. Paintings can be snagged here and the show is up until April 28th!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Can you handle it?

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The first prints of 2013! Limited edition releases of "Gimme all your love" and "Bring me home" in a brand new better than before Giclee print!

What the heck is giclee you say? It's a museum/ gallery quality matte print created with pigment inks. Basically made from the best, longest lasting materials on earth put together in your honor! Looks the closest to the original as possible. <3 (And no glare! About damn time.)

"Gimme all your love" is a Wishcandy etsy shop exclusive, but 15 (of 30 total) prints of "Bring me home" have been saved for Los Angeles locals! Head over to Leanna Lin's Wonderland to snag yours. xo

Monday, March 11, 2013

Welcome back home

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I just made the move back to Etsy. A place that feels like home: community, lots of helpful features for buyer and seller, fun place to spend time looking at goodies.

Big Cartel is nice and I have no regrets. You have to take big risks to try things out. Even if it doesn't work out you'll finally know and have learned something!

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The pin party has finally been released this weekend! The very first wishcandy wearables and the start of a secret society with a lot of f*ckin' moxie! Go get em' ;)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Man Eater

Man eater

It's been a wild ride these past few months. Mental health break, falling ill, working like mad for shows, and came out on the other side a fierce champion! Created this babe for Bear & Bird's Girls vs. Boys show.

You can check out the paintings for sale here! I'll slowly be posting them here over the next week. Getting back to a schedule. Bringin' it hard for you ladies n' gents <3

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Bring me home

Bring me home

Sneek peek of my new work for the Banana Split Ladies show at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Los Angeles! So if you’re in SoCal bring your sweet buns to the opening on March 9th! There will be a DJ, sweets, and i’ll be there for a couple hours. ;)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Booksmeller Sunday - The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Next month i'll be sniffing Anais Nin's Cities of the Interior OR Asterios Polyp (a graphic novel).

Glad to be booksmelling again! What's the last book you smelled? ;)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Gimme all your love

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Despite all the harshness in our world, we need to be open to change. New people, places, images, music sentiment. Step out today ready to accept the good in life. It's okay to smile in the face of adversity. Take a little you time.

This is a little sneak peek of some of the new work i'll be showing at Bear & Bird gallery next month for the Girls vs Boys show! Super excited to be showing alongside such talent. Be sure to check out opening night (March 8th) if you live near Lauderhill, FL ;)

I'm baaack!

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Guess what? I’m baaaack! You know what that means? Food, girls, color, and a whole lotta moxie!

Shop is open, starting you off light with Mystery Print Packs, a few paintings, and limited edition prints. So go, go, go! I’ll also be releasing new prints and announcing secret goodies/ projects later this month!

Thank you for your continuous support. You’re amazing! xo

Did i mention orders over $30 (before shipping) get a free surprise mini print? ;)