I've been keeping an inspiration/work on my self /real talk scrapbook lately... and it's been so fun. Scary as hell, because I'm trying to be as honest with myself as possible... but creatively scary good. I heard this quote today by Pema Chodron (put it in my book) and yep... mind blowing! I've not read any of her books but I'm going to check one out asap! Do you know her books? What's your favorite one?? :/) #roxymarj #realtalk #awareness #selfcare
Hey guys 👋, two things today: 1. I have a new website/portfolio that just launched last night. Finally!! 😜😬 and 2. Waaay more importantly....I recently joined the Stimola Literary Studio family!! 😍🙌🙌🙌My agent ( @ericarsilverman ) has good energy, that's contagious, as well as a really big heart! I'm so excited to learn from her and I'm ready to wear myself out. It is my goal to put out stories and pictures that not only inspire you and your kids, but transport you to another world. A Roxy Marj world.... 🙏Pray for me guys! 😂😂😂 lol jk jk 🌷🌷🌷 #roxymarj #kidlit #childrensbooks #childrensillustration #picturebooks #stimolaliterarystudio
I've designed over a couple hundred baby/kid products by now and this lil plush book is one of my very favorite things! I had drawn the entire book on cardstock with colored pencil one evening a few months after @jessebarrusillustrations and I got married. There's so much magic in taking an idea in your head, putting that design and or thoughts on paper and then making them come to life in a physical form. This type of action gives me chills and is what keeps me creating over and over again. The book can be bought over at @thelandofnod - it's a perfect baby shower gift/baby's first book gift! It's a classic design that ages well... I mean I designed this 6 years ago guys and I still LOVE it! 😍💓💓💓 #babysfirstbook #littlereader #kidlit 👈😜start em young!
More rugs for ya guys! 😜 rug no. 98, 58, 4 & 26 .... swipe left to see up close. :) #roxymarj #roxymarjrugs
Last summer @jessebarrusdesign and I got a motorcycle for myself (he already has one) that we could work on, and then ride our bikes together. I got my motorcycle license around the same time, but I have yet to put it to good use. 😜 We finally have all the parts to make this Honda cb360 the mother that she's meant to be! Once she's ready for the road, the next project is too make a detachable basket in the back for Sid to ride in. I have awesome visions of riding to downtown Bend with her, wearing her own tiny helmet and goggles. It will be amazing! 😂🐶😍✌️✌️✌️ #hondacb360 #custommoto #dogsonmotorcycles
Harley's mood today. 😜 #harleysmanymoods
Winnie rug no. 53 - I've been painting the rugs in my book and then making rug quilts this past weekend.... that I forgot to post some on here. Gonna start sharing in multiples of 4 so this goes by faster... 😅😳🤗 #roxymarj #roxymarjrugs
The rug curtains are done and hanging in the studio window! @jessebarrusillustrations moved his office space upstairs a few weeks ago, hence the need for the curtains . As you can see, each panel is two separate parts... if I was to do it again I would paint them on one long fabric panel.... but I'm happy with how they turned out... and they look nice from the outside as well. Glad that Jesse doesn't mind my style encroaching on his space! 😂😳😃- a few things: 1. Jesse is not flipping me off... that's his pointer finger, in a relaxed state while he reads? oookay? 😅 and 2. You may notice that the long copper paint on the sides is not fully painted in. This is on purpose... I like to have my crafts have some sort of folk art/ long life feel to them... I rubbed a little more of the paint off when I was hand washing them. :) #roxymarj #roxymarjrugs #diycurtains #handmaderugs ;)
Took the day off to celebrate @jessebarrusdesign 33rd birthday with a hike to Tumalo Falls! This guy is still as sexy as the first day I laid eyes on him... it only took me 9 months(!!) to muster up the guts to get his attention... back in 2010. Love you Jesse... HBD! *and this hike was a special one for the books because of the hundreds of little orange butterflies flying around us... so magical! 😘😘😘🌲🌷🌲 #tumalofalls #bendoregon
Finished painting the rug curtains today, lightly hand washed them and tossed them in the dryer just now. I'm excited to show you guys what they look like hanging in the window... this is the fun/scary part. Sometimes crafts or designs that I have in my head don't always turn out the way I envision them and sometimes they do, and sometimes they non-intentional results end up being a happy accident! I think these could go either way. 😳🙏😆 I'll post a picture of them in the morning, if they don't look good as curtains, a table runner may be their next option... ;-p #roxymarj #roxymarjrugs
Fes rug no.19 - resting on top of the rug curtains I'm sewing up today. :) *metallic copper paint with touches of black... #roxymarj #roxymarjrugs
Thank you to those who have served our country, who are serving right now and those who plan on serving in the future. Happy Memorial Day to you guys! Thank you thank you!!
Painting some Roxy Marj rugs on fabric today to turn into curtains for the studio... because there are 120 of them in here, I forget what most of them look like 😳 so every day when I open it up deciding which one I want to paint, it almost feels like Christmas! A nice puppy surprise is what I like to call it. 😉 Some of the designs I'm not crazy about, but I knew that if I spent too much time on trying to make every one a favorite... that I wouldn't finish it in the time frame I've given myself. This book has been a wonderful exercise in just going full throttle on drawing (not looking back) and now I'm starting the process all over again with painting them... just paint Roxy, don't look back. And when they are all complete I can revise or redo till my hearts content. Do you guys have a favorite? :) #roxymarj #roxymarjrugs #creativeexercises *coloring is a lot darker in the video :/
Manchester rug no. 109 - Jesse and I just heard about the Manchester bombing this morning... we watch day old news on Hulu since we don't have cable... which feels so weird, especially when horrific things like this recent tragedy happens. You have to be suffering so bad inside to want to inflict emotional or physical pain on others. I can't even wrap my mind around this stuff... Ive been wondering what can I do to make a sliver of a difference in this world, what can you do to make a difference? I heard a quote the other day by Ghandi that says If you want to change the world, start with yourself ... so fitting for right now, for every day.... lots to think about. #roxymarj #roxymarjrugs
St. Agnes rug no. 31 /// I finally finished reading Save the Cat this morning, a book that was recommended at the @scbwi 2017 winter conference....Even though it's specifically geared towards people who want to be screenwriters or who already are, I found it INCREDIBLY helpful in teaching me how to become a better writer.