Fruity beginnings for pattern work #watercolor

The power of habit. 

Oakland City Map finally up on the shop! Free shipping on all items until tomorrow with discount code: OAKLANDLOVE 

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Recommended Reading (for DIY lovers)

1. Domino: The Book of Decorating: The little tips and tricks contained in this book are quite impressive. It’s full of tips like: “If you have a small and narrow kitchen, painting the floors with diagonal patterns will give off the illusion of a bigger wider kitchen, etc etc.” I love working with what I have so this one was just wonderful. 

2. Design*Sponge at Home: Pure eye candy, although I was able to find good tips here and there. Many of the featured homes seemed unattainable, but you can definitely see it as a way to either take or leave elements that works for you. Let’s face it though– if you don’t want to buy the book, it’s all there on the blog: designsponge.com

3. Furniture Makeovers: Great practical step-by-step instructions on how to give a dull piece of furniture a makeover. This transformation is mainly through paint or other techniques like applying wallpaper and découpage. 

4. The Flower Recipe: Besides doing my own research on the Internet, this was the first flower arrangement book I’ve read and as a beginner, it felt like plenty amount of resources. I appreciated the concept and explanation of how of each plant and flower plays an important “recipe” in creating your perfect arrangement. 

Three supporting illustrations I made for violist Lesley Robertson.
These are now up on Stanford Arts Institute’s blog Creative Insights.  Three supporting illustrations I made for violist Lesley Robertson.
These are now up on Stanford Arts Institute’s blog Creative Insights.  Three supporting illustrations I made for violist Lesley Robertson.
These are now up on Stanford Arts Institute’s blog Creative Insights.  Three supporting illustrations I made for violist Lesley Robertson.
These are now up on Stanford Arts Institute’s blog Creative Insights. 

Three supporting illustrations I made for violist Lesley Robertson.

These are now up on Stanford Arts Institute’s blog Creative Insights

I visited my fiancé’s classroom and found this heartfelt letter he wrote to his students. So many great reminders.

Love him. 

Pretzel and beer spotted :) The Old Oakland Valentine pop-up is happening right now if you’re in the area! #locallove (at Old Oakland)

Some of our finished ❤️ wreaths.

Prepping for a special Valentine’s week class: DIY heart-shaped wreaths using wire hangers, flowers, and paper flowers/leaves

Love these horse-stable-turned-shops. Super excited to be a part of this community through Walrus soon. More tba! (at Temescal Alley)

New hobbies possibly: Drying lavenders and making ceramic bowls

Excited to have @marionandrose in Old Oakland carry my prints and cards as of today! (at Marion and Rose’s Workshop)

My prints and cards are now available at SFO! Visit Collector at Terminal 3 post-security Boarding area E (United Airlines) if you happen to be a frequent flyer ;) (at San Francisco International Airport (SFO))

Thanks guys! All 100 prints are sold out! Good news- more will be added to the inventory shortly.

In the meantime, here’s a giveaway: TWO of these prints (one for you, one for a friend)! If you’d like to participate, please repost this image, tell me who you’ll give the second print to on your caption & tag me @songchristina. Winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, Jan 26. (at shopchristinasong.bigcartel.com)