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

So Many Flavors

So Many Flavors

Betsy was able to bargain with the local ice cream shop owner by requesting samples of multiple flavors in one waffle cone.

“There’s no such thing as too much dairy-free ice cream,” she proudly said to herself.

Made with Arteza Real Brush Pens. Edited with Procreate app. Special thanks to @lizthewritingwiz for the Betsy quote during my last Instagram live stream session!


 

Now that summer has arrived, it’s time to find ways in cooling down while surviving the heat. Personally, I’m not a fan of the season as I’m doing my best to avoid the sun. I don’t mind getting Vitamin D, but I don’t want to get sunburned during the process. And that’s why I stock up on sunscreen (SPF 110, to be precise).

It’s really awesome to see so many flavors released for dairy-free ice cream brands. If there’s a particular brand that you love, let me know in the comments!

Namaste,
Diana

Betsy’s Sanctuary

Betsy’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 😅).

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 🙃. 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 😊

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 💭

Namaste,

Diana