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Is it really that important to eat?

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Jk. I know it's important to eat and I know it's even more important to eat well.

I'm having a really hard time staying motivated to meal prep and cook lately! I'm definitely turning to junk food more often and I'm FEELING it. My skin keeps breaking out and my pants aren't as comfortable. Also I just feel so sloooooooow. I'm sharing a bit of meal prep stuff I did last week because sharing stuff (even if no one really sees it, lol) makes me more accountable and I can also look back at times that I meal prepped and remind myself that it's not as terrible as I think it is.


First up is my classic go to prepped lunch: steamed brown rice, steamed veggies, and crispy tofu topped with homemade hoisin sauce. I always forget how good this is! It seems like it might be boring but it never is. Honestly, the hoisin sauce makes this dish. It's sweet, spicy, and savory all at the same time! Also pictured is some bananas that are about to be frozen. This isn't …

Weekend Adventures

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This weekend I finally got to see the band Sorrytown play.

I say finally because I've been telling my friend that's in the band that I'd go see them play for like the past two months. I'm kind of a shitty friend... but at least I went!

Anyway, I guess it was worth the wait cuz they were amaaaaaazing! For real, they sounded great live and had amazing energy. My pal was jumping all over the amps and off the walls and shit- it was cray. Aside from them sounding great, you could also just tell that they all had a lot of passion for what they were doing. Plus, their genre of music (self described "alternative, emo, punk, rock, and indie rock") took me back to my middle school days. Nostalgic but modern, I can dig it. If you're into that sort of thing you should check out their Facebook and watch the music video they just released!

Aside from going to that show I basically spent the rest of the weekend sleeping in. Sleeping is one of my favorite hobbies that I…

Feels

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Listening
Tory Lanez. He's bae forever and ever.


Also, Wildernessa's podcast. So far I've heard her talk about a lot of awesome topics like health, veganism, religion, marriage, and body image. So yeah, I'm hooked.


Looking

Frida Kahlo. She's one of my biggest inspirations and I was channeling her a lot when illustrating one of my recent prints.




Reading
Big Magic. Still reading, still good. I took a break from the book while working on prints but a lot of her words encouraged me to just go for it rather than sit and ruminate on whether or not I was making my best work or if it was good enough. It was a good way to break the cycle of perfectionism that can paralyze me when it comes to creative work.
Also, weird timing for me to be reading Gilbert's book because she's currently in the news about her new relationship. I think it's awesome for her and I really like her open, transparent approach to living in the public eye.
Feeling
Grateful.  I'm grateful to…

Rio Sangre

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Long time no blog! I'm back.

I've been somewhat busy recently with a new project a few friends and myself put together- Rio Sangre Print Collective. A little over a month ago we all got together and decided to split the cost of some paper and the rest is history! JK, not really though. A lot of stuff happened between then and now but that's essentially how it all got started.


This past weekend we participated in the Southwest Print Fiesta in Silver City. It's the first event of its kind in Southern New Mexico (as far as I know) and I'm so grateful we got to be a part of it! Basically printmakers from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico got together to print, talk about prints, and buy prints. Pretty much a bunch of nerdy printing stuff. The main part of the event that we participated in was setting up as a vendor and selling our prints together. Being that we're a rather new collective we don't really have a group aesthetic or theme; we kind of just prin…