Everything In Time

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For some reason I've been extremely attracted to the color pink. I've been buying pink clothes and shoes, and for my newest painting I choose it for the main color palette. I definitely wanted to do something bright and fun this time around, since the last painting I completed was more serious with a lot of natural tones. 

This 21 x 36 inch acrylic on wood, took me 2 weeks to complete. It normally takes me a lot longer, but I was so excited to work on something new, I started waking up early to paint before work. This painting symbolizes working towards something, and things not going exactly as planned. The pieces don't seem to be fitting together at first, but as time goes on you begin to see how everything was really working together the entire time, creating something more beautiful than you originally envisioned. 

I'm dedicating the rest of the year to developing my painting style and building a collection of work that represents my vision as an artist. So stay tuned for more progress and new pieces. 

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jade purple brown

Purp Alert | July 2017

Welcome to the Purp Alert. A monthly edit of fascinating finds I discover on the internet. I'll be highlighting creatives in all fields that inspire and challenge me to get better at my craft.

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Barkley Hendricks_ jade purple brown
barkley hendricks_jade purple brown

Barkley Hendricks

Barkley Hendricks is a contemporary painter best known for his beautiful portraits of black people and culture. I sadly am just learning about his work because of his passing a few months ago. Since discovering him his empowering messages and his complexity of his body of work has truly inspired me. You can learn more about his work here.

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coco davez_jade purple brown

Coco Davez

Based in Madrid, Coco Davez paints minimal portraits of iconic figures in different primary hues. the simplicity of her painting wows me every time, and dream of having a beautiful studio space like hers. You can check out more of her work on her Instagram.

 

 

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miranda makaroff_jade purple brown

Miranda Makaroff

Screaming confidence, style, and quirky fun, Miranda Makaroff is becoming one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. Born in Barcelona, Miranda is a Painter, Fashion Designer, DJ, and actor. I fell in love with her hyper-colorful outfits, and the pure guts to be completely herself in all mediums. You must  check out her Instagram and clothing line

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atelier turqoise_jade purple brown

Atelier Turquoise

Atelier Turquoise was created by a mother & daughter duo that share the same love for all things color and ceramics. Their goal is to bring happiness to peoples home and dinners through their handmade designs. You can shop the full range of tableware here

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L’Officiel paris, Bouquets de fragrances

I love checking Monsieur l'Agent to see new work that the agency has produced. When I came across an editorial & film for L'official Paris and was blown away. The project highlights different floral perfumes in the most intriguing way. Check out the full project here

Assorted Vegan Donuts

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My sweet tooth still hasn't died, so I decided to make some colorful assorted donuts. In no way am I chef, but I love to experiment in every area of my life, and this experiment was a big success. The donuts were moist (my fave word too), dense, and packed with so much flavor. If you try out the recipe be sure to send me a pic or tag me on Instagram!

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Recipe makes 8-10 donuts

T H E  B A T T E R

  • 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup mashed banana
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Using a spoon, blend all ingredients together into a large bowl until mixture is completely smooth.

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T H E  F L A V O R S

Using 4 small bowls, Mix 1/3 cup of the batter with the ingredients for each flavor below.
This will give you a little over 2 donuts for each flavor

Coconut Mango

  • 1 tbsp mango preserves
  • 1/4 fresh diced mango

Chocolate Oreo Cookie

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 100% Pure Cocoa

Lemon

  • 1/4 lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

Galaxy Blueberry

  • 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 drop of blue food coloring

Place all mixtures into donut tray and bake for 15 mins at 350 degrees. Let donuts  completely cool before glazing. 

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vegan donuts_jade purple brown

G L A Z E  &  T O P P I N G S

Mango Coconut

  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp mango preserves
  • 1 drop of yellow food coloring
  • 2 tbsp of water (add more if glaze is not smooth)

Top with coconut flakes and small mango chunks

Chocolate Oreo Cookie

  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp of water (add more if glaze is not smooth)

Top with 3 crushed Oreo cookies

Lemon

  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice

Galaxy Blueberry

  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1 drop blue food coloring
  • 1 drop purple food coloring

More info on how to make marble effect with icing here.