pack your bags. im heading to the coast.

Friday, July 22, 2011

bathing suit: check / izze pops for the road : check / lady-like gems and jewels : check / beach towels : check check. / map to california : you bet your bottom dollars IM HEADING TO THE COAST!

im taking a little breather from the paintbrushes and canvas and im making my way to the sea & yes, disneyland. zekey zoo got us into walt's club 33 in the new orleans area of the park for a tasty little lunch. i can't wait to pound down loads of lobster & shrimp. i also am pretty curious as to what secrets are held in the park. i hear mr. disney was kind of a creepy guy. you know i really dig the suspense stuff.

the sea will become my friend and the sun will be kind to my skin if i really keep up with my 70 spf. with zeke around, i don't think that will be the issue. he is the SPF guru. really i couldn't be anymore pumped. i love road trips with zekey zoo. he's da besss. see you friends. im going to have fun in the sun now. buh-bye.

painting : devon

Thursday, July 21, 2011

yaba daba doo. i have finally finished another painting. i started this painting in the winter/spring and put it aside and havent touched it since. a week ago i thought i needed to get this baby going. low and behold here she is. i think i love this painting. no, it's not an original. i have always had a thing for vintage travel & fashion posters. i will literally spend hours going through all of them on poster websites. the look of them gets me every time. last summer when i was in england with my parents, my dad bought me a vintage poster calender of landscapes. this devon painting above was in it for the month of january. i fell in love with the colors instantly and the technique that was used to paint. i kept imagining how beautiful this would look in oil on a massive canvas smack in the center of a wall. i knew i wouldn't be able to afford a painting like this so i decided to do it myself. thankfully, this time i pulled through and im really please to say it, but i love this devon.

zekey & rach take on the storms.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

not the best quality, i know but i love this photo. zekey zoo and i have been having the best of times with the utah storms. no, they ain't nothing like my georgia thunderstorms, i can't give them that credit. but a storm is a storm so we'll take what we're given. we venture off to the top of the mountains at sqaw peak, park the car, sit on the hood and watch the lightening from cities afar. it's like a free light show, so we dig it. yaba- daba doo.

new york nik.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

i really truly miss my girl nicole huntsman. she really is super special to me. she's currently spending her summer like any other lucky girl in the empire state of mind, new york! i am so excited that she is able to experience her internship out there but i hate to say it, im a little angry at that state. im just very lonesome here without her by my side and i do think it's about time for her to come home to me! 

i miss engulfing mounds and mounds of cafe rio and feeling really pretty 10 pounds later. i miss attempting to learn hip hop routines found on the internet and realizing we're really not that great. i miss blog stalking and picture collecting of our favorite things. i miss the fashion chit chat and the shopping sprees with my one and only. i miss our explosions of spirit fingers we dish back to each other - it's our way of high-fiving it. i miss her motherly way and her down to earth spirit. and i really really miss her advice. she is really wise, sometimes it blows my mind. all in all i love my nicolette and i cannot wait until she arrives to utah. i wish she were meeting me in the charm of the south, charleston or on the coast of the french riviera like we plan to in the future... but until then, our home in provo will do. 

featured on ME OH MY!

Friday, July 8, 2011

hi guys! im really excited to say that my good friend, Nicole Davis, of ME OH MY! blog has featured my newest painting of butterflies! She had asked me to paint her a piece for her and her daughter Presley and I was so pumped to do so! Presley's 3rd birthday was this week and the theme was butterflies and bubbles! Aint that so fun? So I sent the painting in a car of my roommates clear down to California and made it in time for the big day! If any are interested in a painting themselves you can email me at and we'll chat about rates!

to view Nicole's blog : Me Oh My! her blog is a hit and i highly recommend it.

spirits like the sun.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

guess who is back! my whole mom's side of the family and i have just returned from the grand ol' island of south carolina that i constantly rave about : hilton head island. my roommates and friends constantly joke about my obsession of this island. they claim they know all the tiny facts of the island and the people who reside there that have become a part of my life. maybe i do talk too much of this place but i really do just love it to death.

our family took over the resort as usual, nothing new. this year, i think the cousins mostly favored the pools. we seem to go back and forth depending on the year when it comes to the pool or the beach. you'd think we'd choose the beach since that's the reason for our stay but how could you deny a horseshoe pool located next to pool bar jim with local reggae music being performed daily? you can't. besides we like to constantly stay cool and perfect our pool flips.

we've branched out from our original daquari's this year. normally we go for : strawberry, peach and pina colada (not i, coconut sadly makes me barf.) so bland, right? i promise though peach is such a treat. BUT THIS YEAR we've really found a liking for ... drum roll please....

our family takes credit for the orange lemon. we created it and jim did the rest. he mentioned that people saw us carrying them around everyday, asked what we were sipping on and had one themselves. we set trends.

any hoo. the trip was another great year. it's my favorite week of the year. i look forward to this week more than i look forward to christmas. that's pretty crazy, i know. so now you're thinking, "wow, hilton head island must be the place." well it is. and i invite you to the south and take a bite of life. really. enjoy the island through photos my friends.

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