lyrical launches monday!

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hey guys! I just wanted to pop onto the blog before the weekend kicks off to not only remind you that my new online class “Lyrical” launches MONDAY…but to also share the promo I’ll be doing for the first 20 people who purchase the class…

the first 20 students to enroll in LYRICAL will receive one hand-altered, hand-painted postcard (from my new 2016 postcard set) in the mail! as seen in the photos of this post and sticking to the theme of the class – I’m including handwritten song lyrics on each card. recipients can either customize their lyrics or allow me to choose it for you…

what’s cool about these postcards is that you can use it as ephemera, or hang it up in your work space for a little inspiration. these went insanely fast when my other class “Creatures” launched (literally, within 6 minutes) – so definitely set those alarms! see you monday…xo

***LYRICAL launches this MONDAY, AUGUST 1st @ 8:00AM PST // #bybunlyrical***

comic con 2016

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I am realizing as I draft this up, that I don’t think I’ve done like a chatty-real life-plus-photos-blog-post in ages!

as some of you may have seen on my instagram, last weekend I went comic con (insert ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’ sound byte here). this was my third time attending the convention, and probably my best one to date! I feel incredibly fortunate to have a husband who works on a totally kick ass tv show (which I won’t name for privacy reasons), that allows me to not only go to the convention – but attend some pretty rad events and parties (thanks BEB!).

I thought it might be fun to share some photos with you, and a few of my favorite moments from the weekend. this is only a mere sampling of everything we did – it’s always a jam packed weekend I tell ya…running from one thing to another!

highlights from the weekend:

+ dressing up on day two in my hocus pocus cosplay! you guys know I take my costumes very seriously – and winifred sanderson is a character I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I sewed (and painted) my entire costume by hand. I also handmade the giant spellbook that served as my purse! I’m not even kidding – the lid of the book opens up to reveal compartments inside where I stored my wallet, extra makeup, and comic con badge.

+ meeting gemma correll. I’ve been a fan of gemma’s for a long time…and never in a million years did I think I would get a chance to meet her!

+ walking the convention floor. I think this was the most time I’ve ever spent on the floor during a trip to comic con. it genuinely takes several days/hours to make your way through the booths. we were probably in there for hours at a time over the course of the weekend, and I almost guarantee we still didn’t see everything! I also picked up some sweet stuff…and am thinking about filming a mini comic con haul for my youtube channel (would you guys even watch that?).

+ attending some super sweet events – including ‘adult swim on the green’. they apparently do it every year, and is essentially a giant outdoor carnival. it’s an insanely well done event, but it is so cool to see fans in full action!

+ ending our days with pokemon go. I know it sounds silly, but there’s something really rad about walking around the gaslamp quarter at like 2am looking for pokemon…

well, that about sums it all up (in the shortest way possible, haha). until next year comic con! xo

lyrical online art journal class

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I’m absolutely thrilled to finally share with you the trailer and details for my new online art journal class LYRICAL!

I don’t think I’ve ever been THIS STOKED to put an online class out there. this particular class is very personal for me – as it truly mirrors my current art making process and style. I was so excited about designing this class in fact, that it ended up being the biggest online class I’ve ever created!

***LYRICAL WILL BE LIVE FOR PURCHASE THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 1ST @ 8:00AM PST***

I’ve made a page on my website that is fully dedicated to the “LYRICAL” class. this page features what’s included in the class, the price, where to buy, and even some FAQ’s. hop on over here to get all of the details.

also to note, I will be doing another giveaway for the first 20 students who sign up for the class on August 1st. I’ll be sharing more details and sample photos of that item soon (*wink!).

so mark your calendars, and I look forward to you seeing you in class!
xo

friday finds

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it feels like summer is in full swing huh? in los angeles it’s nothing but hot sunny days, busy farmers markets, walks around echo park lake, oh…and pokemon go (admit it, you’re playing too!).

as you may have seen on my social media (or in my sidebar…*wink! –>), I’ve been working hard to finalize my new online art journal class LYRICAL. while I don’t want to confirm the launch date quite yet, I will reveal that I aim to get the class live no later than august 1st. don’t hold me to that of course, but I’m bustin’ my butt to get it out there! I will also admit: it’s by far one of my favorite online classes I’ve ever created…

in between editing LYRICAL, I’ll be working hard on my COSTUME FOR COMIC CON (you guys know I love a good costume)! yaaasss – comic con is next week, and I’m stoked that I’ll be there for the entire weekend. I’ve been filming a little behind the scenes of my costume construction which I hope to edit together for youtube, but be sure to follow me on snapchat – which is where I’ll be sharing a lot of my progress (snapchat username: bybunrox).

alright…let’s get to some friday finds shall we?

ghost photographs – a brilliant series of work by artist angela deane

omg…someone buy me this lost boys garland!

obsessed and inspired by these illustrated book covers from artist karl james mountford

advice from ghosts: the frida kahlo edition

how cute are these headphones…rawr!

my mantra for the week

have a wonderful weekend everyone! xo

diy lawn dominoes

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as you might have seen on my instagram, last month I teamed up with my brother for a little summer diy project. I finally had a chance to edit the footage together for my first ever diy video – so hop on over to my youtube channel to see how I made these bitchin’ lawn dominoes!

workshops at art lounge on 101

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happy monday everyone! I hope july has been treating you well thus far – it’s been an incredibly productive month on my end…but more on that in another blog post…

today I am thrilled to share with you some upcoming workshops at the art lounge on 101 (located in encinitas, ca)! I’ve got two classes for october: a two-day workshop inspired by voodoo, and a class on miniature spellbooks. as you know, halloween and the month of october is my absolute favorite time of year – so I’m excited to get some spooky class offerings out there! side note: the two-day HOUSE OF VOODOO class is one I am particularly excited about, and a workshop I’ve been brainstorming in my head for quite some time now!

I’ve also got a two-day illustrated mini portrait class scheduled for november. that workshop is a student fav – so be sure to register early to snag your spot. same goes with those october classes, as space is limited! see below for all of the details, and I hope to see you in class!

+ HOUSE OF VOODOO
Saturday, October 1, 2016 10am – 4pm
Sunday, October 2, 2016 10am – 12pm
Gather round swamp queens, it’s time to make some bitchin’ and bewitchin’ art journal spreads. Inspired by voodoo (and hoodoo folk magick), this art journal workshop explores intention setting, charms, and symbolism in two-dimensional form. Register via the calendar on the art lounge on 101 website!

+ MINI BOOK OF SHADOWS
Sunday, October 2, 2016 1pm – 4pm
Macabre meets the mini journal in this mixed media class – where you’ll learn to construct, alter, and illustrate your very own miniature spell book. Through step-by-step instruction, we will begin by binding and constructing our two-inch mini journals by hand. Once our journals are assembled, the class will then take you through a variety of individual techniques, prompts, and illustrations to apply within each 2-page spread. At the completion of the class you’ll have a fully altered and bewitching mini journal featuring eight different miniature art spreads. Hop on over here to register!

+ ILLUSTRATED MINI PORTRAITS
Saturday, November 12, 2016 10am – 4pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 10am – 2pm
This art journaling course takes you through the process of creating a two-page journal spread that includes an illustrated portrait or figure. Through step-by-step instruction, we will begin by building preliminary layers within our journal pages using a variety of mixed media techniques. After building up a foundation, you will then learn how to plan, draw, and paint an illustrative style portrait into your spread. This portrait instruction also includes variations of how to approach drawing the face and features, contouring using multiple layers of color, and detailing facial features in pen. As a special addition for the month of November – we will also embed typography into our work as an expression of what we are grateful for. Register via the calendar on the art lounge on 101 website!

monthly favs // june 2016

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is this not the coolest sticker you’ve ever seen?! find out where I picked it up (along with other stuff I’m loving), in my new monthly favs video series. hop on over to my youtube channel to view!

have a happy & safe fourth everyone! xo