friday finds


this weekend is sure to be a busy, but creative one. I’ll be focusing the majority of my time working on a new online class (eek, more info coming soon!).

it’s been a bit since my last friday finds post, so I thought I might put one up today. these aren’t all new per se, but certainly some things I’ve recently loved or have bookmarked…

feeling inspired by the sketchbooks of jared muralt

beyond obsessed with what artist tina walker did with my wolf stencil over on the stencilgirl blog!

this bag though…swoon!

just finished through the woods, and man oh man is it good

really diggin’ the journals & instagram of @journalbean

frannerd (one of my favorite artists on youtube!) shares her favorite copic marker colors
(and you’ve got to check out her instagram, she’s illustrating an animal a day for the entire month of january)

happy weekend everyone…xo

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friday finds on the 'by bun blog' from artist Roxanne Coble

I realized it’s been ages since I did a ‘friday finds’ post, and it just so happens that I have a pretty interesting round up of links!

this weekend is looking to be pretty chill – a little bit of art, a little bit of hanging out. I’ve come to really savor weekends like these where I’m not teaching or running around like a mad woman. sure I’ll have a few business items to do (*cough cough…like preparing for a black friday weekend sale in my etsy shop…cough cough*), but I’m hoping to really just focus on creating.

let’s check out this batch of finds eh?

…the deadliest garden in the world!

the ultimate guide to confetti…you know, in case you were wondering.

kid curator: how to look at public art (this is old, but so adorable)

I know it’s the season for soups & crockpots, but just look at these cauliflower tacos!

obsessed with victoria semykina’s illustrations and work

how gorgeous is this floral luggage set? swoon!

have a wonderful weekend everyone!

friday finds


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

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whew! I haven’t done in a friday finds post in what feels like forever! sometimes it’s tough for me to blog on fridays because I’m typically prepping to teach a weekend class or because I’m traveling. it’s nice to see a somewhat calm weekend ahead of me. aside from editing more youtube videos, I’m going to allow myself time to simply create. in the chaos of running this little creative business of mine, I’ve realize how important carving out that time can really be.

here’s a look at this week’s finds…

obsessed with these ‘reverse’ portraits from artist Alejandra Atarés

an inspiring video on a rebel ballerina who took over an old opera house in death valley

woah…the photographs from ugo rondinone’s ‘seven magic mountains‘ piece are incredible

in case you missed it, I crashed Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Adventures in Arting podcast this week!

yup, I totally bought myself a pack of these

illustrations of what women do when no one is watching (props to ali for the find!)

happy weekend everyone…xo

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holy crap! a friday finds post?! I know, it’s been ages.

february has been so nuts for me – mainly due to our big move from redondo beach back to L.A. this past week we moved into our new place, and are getting settled in. although we still have some finishing up to do at our old spot in redondo (including another yard sale and more cleaning…ugh), we both are throughly enjoying our new space. it’s got good vibes folks….real good vibes.

I’m also happy to report that my workspace/mini studio is somewhat arranged and I can get back to blogging, art making, and well – causing a creative ruckus. I’ve got some great things in the works for next week, including a new youtube video (from the creative nomad retreat!), new journal spreads, and hopefully re-stocking my etsy with fresh minis (and maybe some other good stuff…wink!).  in the meantime, here’s some friday finds for ya:

this has been circling the internet, but seriously these paper wigs are insane!

the most hilarious tumblr ever: the gluten free museum

here kitty kitty….

anyone subscribe to a monthly art supply box? art snacks has caught my eye

feeling so inspired by david fullerton’s work

happy valentines weekend…xo

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I’m realizing I haven’t put up a ‘friday finds’ post in like a month. things have been a whirlwind around here. and while I don’t have the room in this post to address everything, I can sum it up in one word: CHANGE. all good things for the most part, but let’s just say what I thought I was going to be doing for the next six months isn’t the case anymore. I’ll save that for another blog post…

lazy girl sangria

my love for marina abramovic is seriously bone deep.

love these little customizable gold bar necklaces

creative madness: the 5 types of crazy artists you’ll meet in your life

get those sparklers ready…

at home with frida kahlo

happy holiday weekend…xo

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you know, I thought when my semester ended that I would take a week to just be super lazy. the kind of lazy where you drink mimosas at noon, where the same clothes all day, and binge watch reality tv. my week however has been quite the opposite! with my store launch, business meetings, making mini’s like a mad woman, journaling, rearranging my house, and working on a top secret project…I’m feeling rather busy! but maybe that’s a good thing…

quote of the week.

how to look at art like you know what you’re doing

shameless plug – more minis are up!

another shameless plug, read about the insights museum exhibition

I so need a pair of these.

how awesome are these historical portraits on flattened cans?

memorial weekend is upon us, and I can assume I’ll be just as productive – except maybe with a beer in my hand…xo

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I’m telling you, there are moments when I’m working on a CalTPA (which are four state required ‘teacher performance assessments’ that you complete while working toward your teaching credential), where I just want to throw my hands in the air and go – “that’s it! I’m done.” I have two I have to attempt to get knocked out this month – and I’m slowly losing my mind. don’t they know we artist-types don’t have the patience for this sort of crap? with a TPA due monday (yes, in three days) – my face will be buried into my laptop this weekend…

obsessed with missy h. dunaway’s ‘book of paintings

ummm yah – I’ll take a baked doughnut.

women in science illustration series

quote of the week

officially my new favorite web series: adult wednesday addams

someone buy me this button.

in other news, it’s been so wonderful hearing your feedback on my 21 secrets workshop. it’s exciting to hear you digging my techniques and really challenging yourselves in a new way. share or post your work – I would love to see what you’re making! and ah yes, and I almost forgot…

**CONGRATS TO SHAY KENT!! the 21 secrets workshop giveaway winner!!**

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I’m doubling down on friday finds (so to speak), since I missed last week’s post. the fact that I’m even managing to post one or two times a week is already pretty impressive compared to last semester’s blogging dry spell.

before I start rambling about whatever I usually ramble about on fridays, I wanted to first say a big thank-you for those who have watched, commented on, or emailed me regarding my 21 Secrets Conversation interview. that was my first video interview experience, which as you can imagine – was quite nerve wracking! I was especially embarrassed after tearing up mid-interview. but, getting such positive feedback the past few days has been really wonderful! it’s especially nice hearing from many ‘quiet’ readers of the blog. so THANK-YOU!

man, I’m such a sucker for zines

how gorgeous are these photos from a vsco user?

OBSESSED with this diy lap desk (and I’m seriously in need of one these days!)

so inspired by these block printed textiles

quote of the week.

giant pink dots for your desktop

32 paintings paired with quotes from mean girls (so hilarious)

such a fun illustration…armadillos on a trampoline

a great guide to gold paint

this weekend is of course, me playing catch up. it’s a perpetual and vicious cycle this semester. one minute I’m feeling great about my progress, the next I’m insanely overwhelmed with what I haven’t even started. the holiday weekend should certainly help putting a dent into my work load anxiety.

in other news, I’ll be FINALLY packing up postcards to put up in my online shop next week. I’ll be sharing ALL of the juicy details next week on the blog…so stay tuned here for what’s included in each set, price, and where to snag yours.

happy (valentines) weekend…xo

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you guys, I’m feeling so amped this week. spring semester has kicked off and I’m feeling motivated as ever. sure, my excitement will probably be squashed in a short amount of time with how much SHIZZZ I have to do – but for now, I’ll enjoy it.

someone buy me this dress! I need to crank up my art teacher wardrobe vibe

the greatest instagram that ever lived…or…err…died?

framing trash as treasure (hell yes!)

officially ready to alter a deck of playing cards

inspired by the work of mateja kovac

7 types of ‘broke’ you need to be before you can appreciate being happy

this weekend I’ll be working at the rescue, hitting up an art show (isabella kelly-ramirez’s ‘all the missing pieces‘), and meeting a friend for birthday drinks. aside from that, I’ll be trying to keep my head above water and staying on top of my coursework (which, will basically be the theme of this entire semester).

happy weekend xo.