New jewelry designs and an official launch date

Hi friends! Been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy making the jewelry & accessories. I’m happy to announce the official launch date will be on the Full Moon in Aries (October 13, 2019) around 2 – 3 PM (EST). It will be made available directly at RedLotusDesignz.com.

The designs have a pink background along with Betsy’s image. For the earrings, they’re paired with a gem bead. All of the pieces are handmade. Expect some slight imperfections, but each piece is unique in its own way. Like Betsy! ๐Ÿฎ

Here’s a sneak peak on some of the designs:

There will also be a special surprise on that day as well, so be sure to stay tuned for the news on October 13, 2019. If you’re not a subscriber to my blog, what are you waiting for? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Namaste,

Diana

A (Not So Simple) Trip To The Local Craft Store

Betsy tried her hardest when she visited the local craft store to buy some yarn ๐Ÿงถ She wanted to make a simple scarf for her Mister but she ended up buying more than needed.

Webcomic created with Procreate app.


Happy Friday, friends! Took the day off from work for a medical visit. The little one needed his flu shot and a haircut just before school starts. Here’s to hoping for a smooth transition and more time for me to work on my illustrations and programming on all things Betsy related ๐Ÿฎ Did a simple prayer and tarot reading while writing down my intentions on what I would like to achieve during the New Moon in Virgo phase. My Moon in Virgo is feeling this so that explains the need for a more productive day, I guess.

Speaking of projects…I finally got back into loom knitting after putting it off for some time (i.e motherhood and job). Now that things are winding down for a bit, I figured it would be great to work on a blanket for my Pillow Pet Cow. And yes, for the kid as well ๐Ÿ˜› the cold season is approaching so might as well be prepared.

If there’s one thing I know about going to Michaels, it can be heaven to my creative soul but hell on my wallet. It’s even worse when you are a frequent customer at the establishment (as noted in my tweet below):

I bought some yarns that are from Yarinspirations Caron x Pantone brand. I’m also getting a knitting machine in the mail that I hope to use when making scarves and hats in bulk.

I used to crochet, but I find that keeping the stitches straight has been a challenge. Even in making simple dolls was hard on my coordination. The only time I would use crochet is if I’ll do some simple finishing designs at the end of my work or just bind pieces together with the leftover yarn.

Do you happen to knit / crochet? Ever felt tempted to buy almost every single product at your local craft store? Let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ’ญ

Namaste,

Diana

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 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

Flamenco Cow

Hi friends ๐Ÿ‘‹ 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 โ˜บ๏ธ

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

Betsyโ€™s Sanctuary

It’s not everyday you see a cow sitting comfortably reading a book.

In Betsy’s case, her collection of books are the ideal entertainment for when she feels like escaping from reality. With so many worlds to explore, Betsy always felt amused and excited with each page turned.

Made with Arteza Real Brush Pens. Edited on Procreate app.


Ahh…books. Glorious, precious books.

Regardless of genre, I find books to be a source of happiness and comfort for when days become stressful or if I needed a moment of solitude.

Growing up, I’ve spent my time lounging around at my local Brooklyn Public Library. Usually after school, I would take a walk to my local library and borrow some romance and thriller literature to occupy myself once I was finished with my homework (Sweet Valley High were my guilty pleasure book series ๐Ÿ˜…).

I didn’t have a lot of friends back then, so having books near me was my own little piece of heaven. I found myself lugging more books, which was an acceptable form of baggage for me to carry rather than participate in nonsensical high school drama ๐Ÿ™ƒ. At least reading books kept me out of trouble, for the most part.

As I’ve gotten older (and silently thanking technology for the creation of the Internet), I found myself hoarding even more books, this time in a digital format. Still, nothing beats like the actual physical copy of a book. The scent, touch, the presentation, etc…

I remember visiting City Lights Books during my trip to San Francisco on a whim as I’ve discovered it was not too far off from where I’ve stayed.

You can imagine my excitement where I was able to stroll around for an hour in checking out the shelves and being immersed by the plethora of books that were hanging around the walls. Highly recommend this book shop, by the way ๐Ÿ˜Š

At the moment, I still have a couple of books I’m currently reading.

What are your favourite books? Let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ’ญ

Namaste,

Diana

The Last Of The Sweets

Betsy sometimes forget that her owners also have a sweet tooth. Perhaps next time, they’ll consider buying their favourite snacks in bulk to avoid the hangry wars.

Made with Arteza Real Brush Pens & Procreate.


Hangry wars are a real thing. Better to stock up than be underprepared. Just saying ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Hope you’re having an amazing day, everyone! What are your favourite snacks that you like to munch on?

Namaste,

Diana