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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tracylicious and Pop Culture!

Hey Tracy DiMarco fans, just wanted to let you guys know, Tracy's website is ALMOST finished. If you haven't checked it out by now, the URL is:! It's leopard, pink, and fabulous just like she is! There are lots of things for fans to do too, like keep up with her events, submit your Tracy Look-a-like photos, fanmail, and more!

The other thing I wanted to mention was this past Friday was the POP CULTURE Fashion Show, hosted by Tracy. Pop Culture is a great store for unique dresses and accessories. There is one in New Jersey but they ARE expanding. If you are out of their area they have a phone number you can dial to order a look from, and even a Facebook page to keep track of new items.

Unfortunately I DID miss the show since it was starting from about 9pm and in New Jersey, which is a million miles away from me :( But my awesome friend Terri did go!! Terri's dress is also from POP CULTURE!! She brought her TEAM TRACY pin, and Tracy took a picture of her with it on.

Remember to purchase your own TEAM TRACY pin, go to my shop at

And everyone, don't forget, Season 5 of Jerseylicious starts THIS September 5th :D A lot of things are coming soon from my blog and my website, including a new Tracy portrait :) Have a great week you guys!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer Hard Tour

Hello everyone! Last week I got a chance to go see the Summer Hard Tour in Philadelphia at my most favorite venue, the Electric Factory. I went for the headliner, Crystal Castles, an awesome Canadian band I'm sure I've mentioned once before.

I met some great people standing in line. A group of people about like 20 minutes from where I live ironically. One was a photographer whose name was Ian Stoner. He showed me some of his stunning photographs via his iPhone and I was blown away. I added just one of my favorites to my post here (below). Check him out guys, he has a Facebook page!

via ianstonerphotography

When I got inside the other artists preforming there were some random DJs and it was a very rave-like atmosphere with lots of glow sticks and hydration going on. Destructo I found to be absolutely entertaining, then there was a fellow named Synaden(?) I think who was horrid, followed by someone named Rusko who was pretty cool.

via Scobie19 on Flickr

Crystal Castles was an experience in itself. I enjoyed watching Alice Glass constantly jumping in the crowd, drizzling alcohol down the crowds faces, having her own drum solo by using the microphone as a drumstick, and rolling around the stage. Unfortunately the lighting was super poor. A lot of strobe. I couldn't get a good picture for the life of me. So I decided to draw a picture of the experience instead.

Here is the completed portrait of Alice Glass I created in Photoshop and Illustrator:

I'm actually really pleased with how it came out. I had showed it to someone who didn't even know who Alice was and they immediately recognized her as "that that chick who jumps around in skirts in that band."

I hope everyone has a great weekend :D

Monday, August 16, 2010

I've been Tagged!!

One of my great friends on Blogspot, Shineyglam, tagged me in one of her posts. She won the Versitile Blog award. Congratulations to her! The best part of the award is you can pass it on to others!

One of those was moi! When you receive the award, you must:
1. Share 7 things about yourself
2. Pass the award onto a few bloggers you have recently discovered
3. Let these blogs know you awarded the Versitle blog award :D

Since I am a very visual person I decided to turn my 7 things into an illustration.

Here is a complete look at the illustration:

Here's the breakdown of each individual square:

I have a pet kitty and his name is Samus. I named him after the early NES game Metroid's protagonist. I realize that Samus is a woman, and my cat is a boy, but I REALLY wanted to name him after a video game character I wouldn't get too upset about if they died.

Call me shallow, but I love teasing my hair. That's how it gets that notable, big shape. I'll never do my hair any other way, no matter what other's have to say because it's practically my trademark and a lot more unique than your typical straight hair. I go through so many cans of hairspray it's ridiculous.

Yep you guessed it, that's a completely accurate illustration of my red Hyundai Accent. The interior of my car is pimped out with Hello Kittty seats, steering wheel cover, floor mats, seat belts, and more!! It's a complete Hello Kitty mobile!

Cows are my numero uno most favorite animal on the planet. I find them to be very majestic. I try to avoid eating beef. But sometimes Hamburger Helper is just too hard to resist...

It's pretty easy to see that I'm obsessed with cupcakes. I mean, just look around you. But wanna know a secret?? I can't bake!! I wish I could! I get really ambitious but my artistic skills don't really flow right across the plane into tasty masterpieces. Just today I TRIED to make some cupcakes today after being inspired by the new show, Cupcake Girls, only to make about 1inch thick little cake circles.

I have about a million pairs of giant sunglasses. About an entire drawer full. I would marry whoever invented these. I don't care if they are out of style or make me look like a giant bug. They fit perfectly over my regular glasses come in so many different colors and styles, it's an addiction.

And finally, I love going to concerts. In fact this Wednesday I'm seeing Crystal Castles. I've been too sooo many, too many to list, but to just give you an idea I've seen anything from Jeffree Star, to Elton John, to Snoop Dogg. I love the energy, meeting new people, and being a couple of feet, and even sometimes INCHES from my favorite musicians.

Well that is about it for me! I want to make ShineyGlam something in return. I haven't got an idea yet though. It'll come to me eventually!!I choose to tag, KaraKreative, Maria Palito, Azie Designs, Amy Lee Designs and my new buddy Maijia. Anyone else who wants to join in on the fun, feel free.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Hairbows in Shop

Hello everyone! I kept my promise and this Wednesday, my day off I spent stocking up my Etsy shop :D Click on any of the photos for a complete description, price, and details on how to purchase.

Here are some new items ready for purchase from Violet Ink Design:

Ice Blue and White Striped Hairbows

Red and White Polka Dot Snap in Hairbows

Orange and Pink Striped Snap in Hairbow

Each listing is 1 set of 2 bows, and all sets are 2.50 a piece. These are from my generation one set, my original set I sold at my first art show 2 years ago! I have a few left around the house so I thought I would post them :)

I am also making some great contacts on Etsy, Facebook and Twitter while promoting my shop.

My shop carrys TEAM TRACY buttons, handmade journals and hairbows. Be sure to check the full selection at:

Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, August 2, 2010


I apologize for my lack of posting. But I took a small staycation. My eyes were getting bothered by the computer. Between the computer and the phone just UGH had to get awayyy for awhile. So I decided to spend some time with my awesome friends instead.

I saw sparkly vest, booty shorts, ate at interesting places, swapped stories, and watched some amazing flicks. I got some bits of inspiration here and there. So I'll get back into the swing of illustrating and creating art until I pass out :) soon enough.

I will start with the first illustration I did, which is of me and my friend Kara walking to McDonalds.

These obnoxious teenagers were following us for a while and clapping, etc and it was obviously directed to us, because we are sexy beasts.

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