JJ! and sibling love.

He's almost done!
I can't believe how good he is looking! This is about 14 hours of work. 
I estimated about 15-20 hours, so I am right on schedule! 
I should be finished with him tomorrow and onto the next,  I was asked to paint another JJ in the lobby of the gymnasium, and another in the cafeteria-- they're keeping me busy!

I think the best part of my day today was hanging out with my little brother (he's 20). 
He dropped in to kept me company.. We listened to music-- shared our new favorites (I love that we love the same music) and we talked about everything and nothing and he acted as an extra set of eyes, helping me make sure JJ looked his best.

My siblings have truly become my best friends. With the exception of our mother, we don't have a lot of people rooting us on to follow our dreams-- in fact my family can be pretty negative in general. I hate to say that in public forum, but.. it's the truth-- dreams shouldn't be squashed, even if they are deemed unrealistic. One thing I always envy in other families is the support system. 

I can't tell you how many times someone I love has told me my goals are impossible or unrealistic, or that I wont make a living in the arts. This creates a lot of conflict for me. I'd love to say it adds fuel to my fire, but honestly.. most of the time I just feel defeated. 

Brother, sister and I started a club today.
It's called, EFF THE NAYSAYERS. :)

I can't wait to show off my finished mural.

xo, r


  1. Your mural is awesome. It really looks like it's coming out of the wall.

    Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something. Just take that negative energy and turn it into fuel for what you love. Keep at it, lady.

  2. Can I join the club? :)
    Your mural looks beautiful love, and I think that you are an incredibly talented artist! Keep following your dreams, you're gonna go far!!! <3

  3. Thanks ladies, you're both sweet. :) and you can be in the club too, just don't tell my brother, he might be annoyed that he is so outnumbered. :)

  4. You have a lot of talent! Hope to see the finished product soon! (For all I know you may have posted it, I am way behind on all of my blogs haha)


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