My Trip to San Francisco, Part 1

I was recently in San Francisco, aka, my second home and had an absolutely wonderful time. San Francisco will always hold a special place in my heart for me for a few reasons. First reason is that I moved there right after I graduated high school to start attending the Academy of Art University and was so excited. It’s also my favorite place to live and I had lived there for almost 10 years. Also I met my husband there which is the best reason. I was very sad when we had to move back to Southern California, but we are planning on buying a house in San Francisco in the future.

   On my latest trip the weather was nice and cool as welI as foggy which I’ve missed. I took so many photos that I really had to edit which ones I wanted to post here but I still had to break this post in half.  My first set of photos here include shots of and around Haight Ashbury, in and out of my favorite vintage shops in one of my old neighborhoods, the Castro, which is the biggest gay pride community, (I’m so glad I got to be there during Pride month)  pictures from going out with one of my best long time girlfriends Lydia aka my wifey, and near downtown on Nob hill having a proper English Afternoon Tea with the love of my life at the incredibly gorgeous Fairmont Hotel. I hope you all enjoy and stay tuned to Part 2.

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Street Trash Art

Today I’m posting a feature on the business, “Street Trash Art.  Most of you know that both my husband and myself are both artists and I’m a true believer in artists supporting other artists. With that being said, besides supporting them, I also fell instantly in love with Street Trash Art.

   Street Trash Art is a business started by two artists, Haley Murin and Dustin Tyler that creates glamour and horror (My favorite combo) inspired items, such as clothing, accessories, things for the home, etc. Their aesthetic is what first drew me towards them. I met Haley through Facebook on the Glamour Ghoul Gang page, and we instantly clicked. The first big thing that brought us together is that not only do we both enjoy the horror genre,  we both LOVE Freddy Krueger and even swapped sweatshirts. I am absolutely in love with my new Freddy hoodie. I told her how much I love Freddy and ended up giving her my Freddy hoodie since I was getting one from them.

   The style of Street Trash is unique and you always feel like you’re getting something that’s one of a kind. I was just in San Francisco and my new hoodie was one of the first things I packed and was perfect for the cold, foggy, and beautiful city. It’s so soft and comfortable and definitely helped me stay warm. I was glad that I packed it and enjoyed wearing it and taking with me on my trip.

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Here’s a really cute and quick mini-bio on Street Trash, directly from them. Besides the pictures that they gave me for their feature below, I also included some product shots to give you a taste of what they create. Definitely check Street Trash Art at their links below!

Here’s the story of Street Trash Art. It’s quick and to the point. I love it:

“Street Trash Art was formed in November on 2017, consisting of artists, Dustin Tyler and Haley Murin. Upon their first time meeting in September of 2017, they had a connection that was the spark they always needed, to fuel the motivation to pursue a world in which they wanted to live…

A world full of – horror movies, bright colors, the season fall and 80’s pop music!”
I couldn’t have said it better.
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   Again I definitely recommend checking them out and see all the things that they make and sell. I personally want to buy everything so check them out as fast as you can before I snag everything.
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Here’s their official website and all their links:
Instagram is – @streettrash.art 

My 2nd Amazing photo edit from Brian Sikoff

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  My good friend Sikoff made me another awesome comic post edit for me. This is a picture edit of my husband and from a few years ago and when I talked to Brian last week, I asked him if he could do a double edit of me and my husband to surprise him and this is what he came up with which I was gagging over! It’s so fucking perfect and another huge thank you for Brian! Thank you so much. 💖💖💖

My Amazing Bad Ass Comic Book Edit

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  I’ve known Brian for years and we used to work together a bit. He is great at cosplay and graphic photo editing. I asked him if he could edit one of my photos to give it a comic feel and he used one if poison ivy pics, of course, and made thus incredible moving psychedelic art creation. Big shoutout to him and check out his Instagram at @cosplaynowand forever and his Facebook under Brian Sikoff.  Also I linked my moving Poison Ivy edit in my Facebook page so check that out too!!! https://www.instagram.com/cosplaynowandforever

My Trip Tomorrow

I wanted to write this quick post just to say that I’m really excited about my trip with my husband to San Francisco tomorrow.  I think it’s awesome we are going during Pride. I lived there for many years and that city holds a very special place in my heart. It’s where I went to college and most importantly, it’s where I met my husband, the love of my life.

Here are a few photos from the last time I was there. These were just a few of my hangouts.

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I definitely plan on taking lots of new photos and content so share and plan on doing a lot of fun things so stay tuned! Thank you to all my followers and supporters here. I appreciate all of you.

My Art Portrait by Jen Lightfoot

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I met artist Jen Lightfoot through a mutual friend, Jessica Perner, another incredible artist that has used me in several artwork projects. I met her through Instagram and when I found her page I had to look through every single picture she had posted. I immediately fell in love with her style and the uniqueness of each art piece she creates.

I was so excited when Jen started working on my portrait which was an amazing drawing illustration with colored pencil and ink as her medium. She also created it  on a wooden board with gave the art piece an extra bit of uniqueness with her soft and fluid colors she used, which was so cool. She used one of my model photos as her reference and we collaborated a bit to make sure we were on the same page when it came to the illustration and how we both wanted it to look. Jen was very kind and would send me work in progress photos to make sure everything was coming up well. Every time she would send me a picture, I’d get even more excited!

I love how even though a photo reference was used to create this creation, Jen still added her own little cuteness and uniqueness to it, such as putting a spider on my shoulder because in the actual model photo, I wore a flower piece that had spiders in it.

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I’m so happy with how my absolutely gorgeous and amazing portrait came out and I’m so thankful to the lovely Jen Lightfoot for all the time and effort that she put into my piece.

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If you’re interested in getting a commissioned piece by her check out her website at jenlightfoot.com or write to her email posted above. Or check out her Instagram (jen_lightfoot) to see her work.

70’s Roller Girl

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All I need is a pair of roller skates, tube socks  and a long blond wig and I’d look a roller girl from the 70’s era. 

I don’t remember where I found this strapless, velour, short jumpsuit but I was thrilled when I saw it and had to snag it. 

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After talking to my mom yesterday, she told me the girls wore these mini jumpsuits to go roller skating, to the beach, and to the discos. 

Besides my yellow one piece suit and my 7 inch green glitter heels, I also wore a new handmade strawberry hair piece from MonarchsFlowers. I love her stuff because each piece is unique which is what I look for when purchasing hair flowers or accessories. Definitely check out her store. 

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I’m so glad I found this outfit and felt like a disco queen. What are your thoughts and comments? Post them below. Also any ideas related to the 70’s roller girl look or any ideas in general, leave them below too. I love hearing from you guys. Lots of love! 💝