june playlist & vinyl record video


whew! it’s like I’ve got a ‘music monday‘ theme happening here on by bun. not only am I bringing you another monthly playlist, but a recent music-inspired youtube video too! perfect way to kick off your week no?

in case you missed it, over the weekend I put up a new video over on my youtube channel. in it, I tackle 20 questions pertaining to my vinyl record collection. I’ve put it right into this post for you…

meanwhile, this month’s playlist feels a tad random and actually a little upbeat here and there. the new rhcp song also managed to sneak into the final cut. see below to get your jam on….

have a wonderful week everyone! xo

+ each month I curate a creative playlist on spotify! need more tunes? check out these: march playlist, april playlist, may playlist

studio playlist: may


I think this month’s playlist is definitely one of my favorites thus far of 2016. I’ll admit it’s mostly because of radiohead’s new album, but there’s some other great songs that have made this list (including a super chill mazzy star cover, and a my morning jacket throw back)…

+ each month I curate a creative playlist on spotify! need more tunes? check out the march or april playlists.

studio playlist: april


oh man, christine and the queens song it has totally been my anthem as of late. and I know, it’s not a new song whatsoever. but after hearing it on episode of girls and then seeing them live this month, it’s more than appropriate for this month’s playlist…

+ need more tunes? check out the january, february, or march playlists.

studio playlist: march


okay, so where’s my game of thrones fans at? I know you guys saw that trailer for the new season. more importantly, did you hear that amaze-balls version of wicked games?! well, you can bet that it is in this month’s playlist…

+ need more tunes? check out the january or february playlists.

studio playlist: february


I know what you’re thinking – woah! it’s saturday, and there’s a blog post up?!

well that’s because I wanted to share this post on thursday or friday (considering that february is almost over!), but then one of my pugs got sick! poor mr. behr is dealing with some sort of stomach bug or ate something he shouldn’t have. long story short, I was up all night thursday with a barfing pug, and then spent the rest of my friday at the vet and taking care of him. my pugs are like my kids, so as you can imagine I’ve been a stressed out pug mom for several days now…

any who, here’s a look at this month’s playlist! like last month, I create these on spotify – so that’s what you’ll need to listen to it. I hope you guys dig these playlists, and if not – what are you listening to? I would love to know!

studio playlist: january


whenever I’m working in my studio, I’m always always always playing music. I can’t even imagine creating art in silence (do any of you do this?). because I use spotify, I have literally endless amounts of playlists. I even create mega-seven-hour-long ones for when I’m teaching at workshops!

every month I end up with a new playlist. this comes about through finding new music, searching through spotify, or using their weekly ‘discovery’ feature. so at the end of each month I end up with a pretty rad compilation of music. not only does this end up being my ‘studio jams’ for when I’m working, but I save the playlists over time to see what I was listening to when.

long music story short, I decided that I’m going to start sharing my monthly studio playlists with all of you! now you’re going to need spotify to do this (it’s free don’t worry!), but it could be a cool way to find some new creative tunes for your workspace.

so stay tuned each month for a new playlist, and click play below to listen to january’s!

best of 2013 playlist.


annoying, but atoms for peace was a no go on spotify. that would have most definitely made this list. there’s been some great music this past year. particularly – washed out and EOTS if I had to pick my favorites.

music aside, it’s been a really good year. a great year. puff and I moved into a house (we’re still renters), brought home our first dog (lola the pug monster), got married and had an epic wedding, traveled through iceland, and of course – I took home a trophy for a national costume contest. doesn’t really get any better…

we’ll see what 2014 holds. happy new year folks!

photo source unknown.

Pug Party Podcast Ep02


The Pug Party Podcast — where art, creativity and writing go off the leash.

annnnddd we’re back for episode two! while we intend on recording this podcast weekly, we were unable to record last week because james was sick. needless to say, we did a lot of catching up in this episode! hit play below to tune in, listen on youtube, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes


In episode two, we tackle creative frustration, Rox explains her uncontrollable sobbing with Beauty and the Beast, and we embarrass ourselves with a Sporcle quiz.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ April Art Challenge
+ James’ Tinkerbell
+ New Hero ‘Orisa’ on Overwatch
+ Sock Wars
+ Life movie
+ April the Giraffe
+ James’ twitter
+ Sporcle Lyric Quiz

Thank-you for tuning in!
-Roxanne & James

Pug Party Podcast Ep01


The Pug Party Podcast — where art, creativity and writing go off the leash.

YAAAAASSSS. that’s right, you read it…we’re launching a podcast! and I say ‘we’ because it’s hosted by myself and James…

as I’ve mentioned on the vlog, we’ve been talking about the idea of starting up a podcast for a while now. well I’m happy to report that episode one of the ‘Pug Party Podcast’ is here for your listening pleasure!

so what’s the Pug Party Podcast all about? well, art stuff. writing stuff. creative stuff. geek stuff. (you know, the usual podcast banter). I hope you get a kick out of it – as we definitely enjoyed recording it and hope to continue this series for as long as we can.

we are working on getting the podcast up on iTunes (update: it’s now up!), but for now you can listen to episode one below, or over on my youtube channel. enjoy!


In episode one, we dive into creative planning and brainstorming, go deep into X-Files, and get personal with Star Trek TNG.

Mentioned in this episode:
+ Our pugs Mr. Behr (left) and Olive (aka GEEBS, right)
+ Rick and Morty Art Book
+ Joseph Cambell’s book The Hero With a Thousand Faces
+ Watchmen
+ The Boys
+ Saga, Vol. 1
+ The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
+ Buzzfeed’s ‘Which TNG Character Are You?’ quiz

**UPDATE: you can now subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!***

messages: “fairy tales”


a new video as part of my messages short film and creative journal series is now up on my youtube channel. to note, this particular message was written and recorded in november – which is why you’ll hear me referencing my birthday the ‘month prior’…


+ learn more about the messages project here
+ watch message 1 & 2 on my youtube channel, and subscribe to never miss a video…