Illustrating Recipes

Really excited about They Draw & Cook Site! While working on this project I was thinking about my old blog that I retired and saved. It was all recipes and daily life stuff. Excited now that this could also turn into a fun awakening of that blog and possibly a book. Before I talk too much about it this atleast it is a good start. Problem is I get hungry!! Life is good. Draw and Cook!! ;-)

More here: http://www.theydrawandcook.com/artists/victoria-weiss

More here: http://www.theydrawandcook.com/artists/victoria-weiss

Surtex 2015, we are ready!

On Surtex 2015 a message from our studio: 

Wow, it's been over a year already since 2014 Surtex Show! This year Butterpop Studio is going together with her collective Forest Foundry Booth 554! You can also find Victoria's Work with her new Agent Maria Bogade representing at Wundergarden, 261! in Surtex as well. It's going to be another exciting year. See below some visual preparing goodies and flyers. We hope you will enjoy the show!! 

May Blog Post:

It's been a huge delay on blog posts. I was basically on a fulfilling digital break and went home during Feb-March to see my mom and family in Taipei and Hong Kong. Instagram was the main choice on this trip. My daughter was with me and I'm truly amazed that she is able to experience all of it. More to come, and thank you for your support!!

This year I have two books and iPad portfolio. My second addition is a black and white collection of art. Printed with blurb on beautiful mohawk uncoated paper. Very happy with the results!

This year I have two books and iPad portfolio. My second addition is a black and white collection of art. Printed with blurb on beautiful mohawk uncoated paper. Very happy with the results!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

WOohoo!! We made it! Another year has passed, and we are here to embrace all that is new!! 2015 I decided I am going to be ridiculously happy!! I don't care what I do just that I need to laugh a lot everyday. I think that is important. Whatever it is..

On the art side: I'm working on some new art, combining line drawing with digital painting.. I'm allowing my experimentation with new techniques guide me to fit my life. Instead of trying to force an idealistic vision into a artistic life so I flipped it around. I started using the sensu brush on my ipad. Depending on the application you can really create some great effects with more of a painterly feel. I also am teaming up with Mindy Lacefield over at Tim Sally to create a online guest teaching video. If this goes well for me, I will be committed to create more teaching videos on that. 

On letting go: I've also started the year deciding that happiness will take work, it involves a committed daily ritual for my health, creativity, emotional and physical. It means that I have a list of things I like to get accomplished this year. It's throw up worthy and there are deadlines and financial commitments. So it is no easy task. But the last two years proven highly transformative and successful for me personally, I've developed a system that works for me. I find that it is great to have mentor or coaching help but the most powerful person is you and your values. Also trust, and carving time out to get it done.. So I'm just going to stick it through and hope for some pops!!! Desire, vision, mission statements, commitment and actions is all you need. 

On Forest Foundry Collective:  is doing amazing things!  We are currently preparing for surtex collections for MAY 2015 NYC! There a lot of other things happening with the group this year. I'm fantastically excited for us.  With our humble racing hearts even with our differences we are able to harmonize and continue on a vision for our group. Through action, love and compassion it is possible to work even harder, smarter, faster and better. We truly or phenomenal and innovative for being so far apart with different timelines still we manage this. This is the power of love of what you do. I've learned so much from everyone that I feel like I have a garden in my soul keeping me grounded and nourished for my art career!! For everyone chasing their artistic endeavors and stepping outside your current boundaries to explore and play. Do it often!! Especially the Art moms! Wishing everyone, joy, health and wealth for the new year!!

New Studio Set Up! Excited more inviting and functional!! 

New Studio Set Up! Excited more inviting and functional!! 

Water color pencils and pastel freestyle.. 

Water color pencils and pastel freestyle.. 

Gratitude..

I don't have much I like to write today, I've been working on a family and work balancing act of taking care of my daughter while she has been sick, keeping up with social media and working on personal work and online assignments with Make Art That Sells. I have also came down with a cold. But I'm really happy that I was able to package most of the art that I think will work well this holiday season locally and sent to lovely http://kitschva.wordpress.com/ for sale. My illustration made it onto Bliss Blog at http://www.blissfulbblog.com/2014/11/juju-app I'm also part of the community with https://www.kickstarter.com/.../juju-brings-creativity. The Juju App you can download from your Iphone and create amazing mash up of icons to send out for personal or business correspondence. I designed a e-ccommerce page directly from my website home page http://butterpopstudio.com/ . There was a couple of personal commissions requested by moms for me to create characters for their rooms and or as holiday gifts. Together with Forest Foundry Collective we have just signed our 2015 contract for Surtex next may.  Butterpop Studio has 1847 likes on facebook and  daily followers on twitter with motar businesses and communities around the globe. Most recently, I just finished this New York City Poster, and may turn it into a series as there is just so much in my home town to capture!! I'm also very happy to be visiting the city this Thanks Giving weekend.  Gratitude is in our daily vocabulary in this household. To know that no matter what things are taking off and something is happening each month with the studio. Knowing the truth and act of persistence, trust, services I can provide with talents along with integrity things will show up. I leave you all with this quote and Happy Thanks-Giving!

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." -Melody Beattie

 

Your Creative Voice

Your creative voice is a process no one can really give advice to. I mean there is starting part, where you maybe inspired by an artist. Or if you have a teacher or mentor from school to help guide you and give you resources. Though the creative voice is one that is silent it only speaks when you are working on your art. It reveals itself through the printed page, the computer screen, canvas, wood or art journal. It reveals in truth or lies. Though either or it is both valid. It is the process. It tells you that you suck. It tells you that you are making a master piece. It tells you that it's going to be okay, and I'm glad you drew me today. Your creative voice will not want you to work on art for days or weeks. It will also tell you stop forcing it to work and go out side. It will tell you to take a break. It will tell you not to rush. It will tell you omg this is amazing don't sleep!! It will tell you that you need to get up now and work on me because the house is quiet. OH IT WILL TELL YOU SO MANY THINGS.. But one thing for sure. Your creative voice is never dead. It is always there but sometimes it's just quiet sleeping like a baby.. xoxo