Saturday, August 30, 2014

Painting Patterns With Ink + #Arttips // Art + Illustration

Hello all! This is something I was working on this week. I wanted to do a big illustration but I couldn't think of what subject I wanted to do. Then I started drawing and painting ideas for little patterns. I really liked doing these because they were super simple and naturally I love flowers so why not paint some?

I realized two things about myself while painting this (and maybe these could be tips for you too):

1) If you don't know what to do, start with something simple. Try working on something easy to get started before going on to any big projects. If you're like me, practicing patterns of small flowers or hearts is the perfect exercise. It was much easier on my brain because I didn't spend hours being frustrated about not having a set idea of what to paint.

2) Listen to something that puts you at ease or makes you laugh while you're painting. I usually listen to music while I paint but this week I wanted to watch something funny. I love to watch Comic Con convention videos because I can listen to them while I'm painting and still pay attention to my work. I've currently been binge watching Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan's convention videos. I'm also a huge fan of the Supernatural convention videos. Anyone else watch convention videos on Youtube? What do you listen to while you work?

Also, sometimes I post these tips on my twitter. Feel free to follow me there for more! :]

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

3 Ways To Wear A Green Drawstring Bag + Backpack // Personal Style

Casual School // Summer Outfit - #008

Casual Summer Outfit - #007

Casual Summer Outfit - #006

I discovered this bag while scrolling through my Polyvore account and instantly fell in love with it. I made several sets with this bag because I feel it's just so versatile. Plus it can bring a tropical feel to whatever outfit your wearing. ;]

These particular three sets are outfits I'd wear to class on a slightly warmer day. I go back to college this fall semester. I'm excited and slightly terrified. 

Anyone else going back to school? Have you found any staple items for the coming season? :]

Outfit #1 - Monki long dress, $47 / Jean jacket, $135 / Cheap Monday black sandals / Juicy Couture crossbody handbag / Casio gold watch, $92
Outfit #2 - Topshop black shirt, $8.35 / Cut off shorts / H&M flat shoes, $50 / Juicy Couture crossbody purse / Casio gold bracelet, $92
Outfit #3 - Yves Saint Laurent black t shirt / Cut off shorts / H M brown flat, $50 / Juicy Couture crossbody handbag

Friday, August 15, 2014

50 Subscriber Giveaway! // ART SUPPLIES and more // LizzVisions [CLOSED]

Hello all! Today I'm hosting a giveaway because I officially have reached 50 followers on this blog on Bloglovin. This really is a little blog that I enjoy and get excited about. I really want to put my best foot forward with it. I'm hoping to take it to bigger and better places in the future, so I just want to share my appreciation with all of you.

Anyway, this giveaway is for all the wonderful people subscribed to me on Bloglovin, which can be found here:

As an artist I know art supplies are always exciting to receive so this giveaway is for the inner artist in all of us! ONE PERSON will win the following giveaway prize pack:


- One pad of Canson XL Watercolor Paper (30 sheets of 140 lb, 9 x 12 in.)
- Three tubes of 7.5 ml Grumbacher Academy Artists' Watercolor Paints (Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, and Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue)
- One 24 pack of Reeve's Fine Soft Pastels
- One 8 pack of assorted blending stumps
- One Large Ruled hardcover Moleskine notebook (Black, 8 x 5 in.)


I will be using Rafflecopter, the widget to enter can be found down below.

The main giveaway widget is located on my blog, on this actual blog post. It offers options for more than one entry - more entries, the better your chances at winning!

The only real rule is, since this is a Bloglovin giveaway, that you must be subscribed to my Bloglovin profile.

The giveaway runs from AUGUST 15, 2014 – SEPTEMBER 15, 2014.
Giveaway starts at 12:00 EST on August 15, 2014.
Giveaway ends at 12:00 EST on September 15, 2014.

One winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be contacted via email at the end of the giveaway. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. The winner's blog post will be posted/announced the week of September 15, 2014.

PLEASE USE A PROPER, WORKING EMAIL WHEN ENTERING!  If you win, I can’t contact you without a working email! This giveaway is open to United States residents ONLY.

There are 5 Ways to enter the giveaway:
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Prizes will be shipped out middle or end of September 2014. Please contact me if you have questions or run into any problems.

Feel free to comment something nice below with your blog link so I can check out your blog! Good luck! (PS - I found this awesome giveaway format from MissKerrieJ on Tumblr. :])

Peace and Good Vibes

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#TBT // Fragment (Consider Revising) // Poetry

A poem about thesis statements and writing essays for everyone going back to school in a few weeks. Five page essays, here we come. (TEXT VERSION BELOW)


Fragment (Consider Revising)

I despise you, Thesis Statement!
In this relationship you are nothing if not
Frustrating, irritating, and slightly intimidating
In constant need of extension and attention
And invention and revision. Who do you think you are?
Selfishly coming in and taking all the attention 
Away from me and the rest of my paper!

You are almost as bad as your brother, Conclusion.
Never around when I really need you, 
With your name constantly in the air,
the source of the town gossip during the fall term.
We are fighting and tormenting each other but cannot break up,
A breakup at this stage in the game would mean a stressful divorce
From me and A, my long term on again and off again 
And off again and on again and off again partner.

We have driven down a road rockier than the Poconos yet
 I see slivers of hope in our fragments.
We can go to couples therapy with a specialist, 
A well known figure in the tumultuous area 
Of broken thesis statements, a beacon of hope and terror,
The Honors English Teacher.

It has taken four long weeks, one long semester
With our one hour sessions, twice a month
Our relationship is mended, commended, gracefully defended.
This fragment, this shred, this wounded cut
Healed and revealed my subconscious reflections.
I no longer despise you but adore and appreciate your efforts
To bring harmonious consistency to my every exposition.

- lizzvisions

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Two Casual Summer Outfits // The White Tee

Casual Summer Outfit - #003

Casual Summer Outfit - #005

Here are two ways to wear a white tee and denim shorts during the summer. As summer winds down to a close these two outfits remind me to smile and relax, especially sunny yellow backpack! 

I love these basic items for any wardrobe and will be adding them to my own collection very soon. 
Which outfit is your favorite? :]