Crop top for ALL bodies

Crop top for ALL bodies

Betsy wants you to know that no matter your body type, you CAN rock that crop top you always wanted to wear.

Don’t listen to anyone who says you CAN’T. Society is the problem, not you.


Hi friends 👋 I hope this post finds you well. As many have you seen, I’ve been inactive while I was struggling with my own health issues. I had to make some visits with my OB/GYN and my primary care doctor in taking the next necessary steps for my overall health. Not to mention, taking care of my son who had an allergic reaction that resulted in an ER visit. He’s doing much better. He’s a fighter, just like his mama 🐮

In a nutshell, July has proven to be a hot mess for medical stuff. Doesn’t help that it’s currently under Mercury Retrograde 🤷‍♀️ In any case, this month was a moment of reflection and self care. I’m pretty sure the words “self-care” gets thrown a lot around, but it’s worth repeating. When I’m feeling that sense of guilt if I’m doing the right thing in taking care of myself, these are my affirmations that I love to say out loud:

Self care is not selfish.

Your body and mind needs self care.

Your own health comes first.

You can’t run on an empty tank without treating yourself first.

Don’t expect to help others if you can’t help yourself.

My biggest reward in self care is actually wearing a crop top. And yes, I’m a plus size woman with a large belly, thunder thighs, a very large butt and a double chin.

When I drew Betsy, I envisioned her being confident, care free and being a total badass in rocking her crop top (it reads Udderly Fabulous, in case you’re wondering). I remember feeling scared and vulnerable when I wore my crop top with my yoga pants at home. But once I saw myself and noticed how cute it looked, I felt great.

I’m always inspired and happy to see plus size bloggers, activists, artists, influencers and models embracing their size without fail. And I love how they’re not afraid to shut down haters who make an attempt to police their bodies.

Don’t be afraid to wear what you want. Your fashion, your choices. You don’t need to be thin to rock a certain outfit. Embrace your body to its fullest extent.

By the way, I absolutely adore Lizzo. Fellow Taurus woman and she slays every way possible 🥰

Rock your body this summer and all seasons. You are doing amazing and you deserve to flaunt yourself every way possible 👏

Namaste,

Diana

Offline Activities

Offline Activities

Betsy never bothered updating her social media profiles for the past couple of days. She was too busy being engrossed by a steamy love triangle which made her tired after binge reading the entire Romance of the Cows series.

Made with Procreate app.


Betsy sometimes forget to post a status update on her social media profiles, especially when she’s in a binge reading marathon. She wants you to know that she’s alive and well. Although, her poor heart can’t take any more love plot twists and turns…

Been a while since my last post. Feels like forever. But, I have good reason in doing so.

Mercury Retrograde. The end.

Okay, so it’s not entirely true.

I’ve actually spent my time being offline since I was catching up on my writing, programming Episode 2 of Moo Times of Betsy and reading my books that I borrowed from my local library. Considering that Mercury Retrograde season is a time of self-reflection and not taking risks, I decided to practice more mindful moments and slowing down. Health has been an important factor so I’ve been doing what I can in making sure that I feel well.

I don’t know about you, but my mood has been improved ever since I’ve been scaling back on my social media usage. I think it’s important to take breaks in order to avoid burnout. A big accomplishment on my end is writing daily journal entries in focusing on things that I’m grateful for, along with small prayer requests. Highly recommend if you want to shift your perspective from the negativity to moments where you can feel proud of (whether if it’s small or big).

Do you find yourself spending less time on social media? If so, what do you do in terms of offline activities?

Namaste,
Diana

Rooted in Friendship

Rooted in Friendship

Betsy found a new friend and it’s a Venus Fly Trap. It’s name is Vivi. She wanted to name it Sailor Venus, but Vivi sounded easier to pronounce.

Animation made with FlipaClip.

I recently acquired a Venus Fly Trap during my trip to the NY Hall of Science and fell in love with it!

Do you have a Venus Fly Trap at home? If so, let me know!

Namaste,

Diana

Mercury Retrograde Season

Mercury Retrograde Season

Mercury Retrograde is usually a time where we need to take a back seat, mind our business and making sure that we avoid miscommunications. Oh, and expecting the worst from technological equipment.

Unfortunately for Betsy, she ends up picking fights, even if no one intentionally upset her. Poor cow.

How do you cope with Mercury Retrograde? Let me know in the comments!

Namaste,

Diana

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

Hi friends 👋 wishing everyone a safe Independence Day! Did a quick animation of Betsy waving the USA flag while fireworks are in the background 🎆 🇺🇸 GIF was made using FlipaClip! Had a lot of fun using their app on my iPad 😊 be sure to check out their Instagram page!

Out of a whim, I went out to visit the New York Hall of Science to check out the Above & Beyond and Connected Worlds exhibits. A fun experience with the family and plenty of opportunities to learn some cool stuff on science and nature.

A great way to spend the day! What are your plans for the holiday?

Namaste,

Diana

Flamenco Cow

Flamenco Cow

Hi friends 👋 I decided to get my hands on the ArtSnacks July 2019 subscription box, which features the theme of watercolours. I adore watercolours a lot as this is what I mostly use for my Betsy illustrations.

Each of the items in my box worked so well together, it was impossible not to get giddy on the art supplies ☺️

Since the two watercolour paints are rose and yellow, I decided to incorporate them to my illustration piece featuring Betsy as a flamenco dancer. Doesn’t she look lovely in her dress?

I did a quick review on the ArtSnacks box, which you can find here on my IGTV channel. And, if you’re interested in trying out ArtSnacks, you can check out this link here to take 10% off your first subscription box.

I hope you had an udderly fantastic Wednesday!

Namaste,

Diana