"AmalgaMATE 7" by MichaelO.

I'm beyond blessed to have been a muse for MichaelO's AmalgaMATE series. BADASS.

The Forbidden Art Files

Some of the best artists use walls, guitars, and human skin as their canvases.

This graffiti painting is from the Does Love Letters Crew. 

Bubblegum mural by the Hitmen Club. 

The design elements of this 3D leg tattoo are mind-blowing. Artist unknown. 

This guitar was part of a "Flash Challenge" on InkMaster. Painted by tattoo artist, Tatu Baby. 

I thought she made the most of the guitars "ahem" button placement. Hahaha. 

The One, The Only...ABE CATALANO!

The other day I was struck with the realization that the only photos my family and friends have seen of my brother have been the ones I've posted. He's such a huge part of my life, and my family's, it's important that I keep his love and legacy alive.
Abe has beautiful blue eyes, an amazing laugh, and most recently he's been moaning a lot (my guess is that he's really trying to communicate). His birthday is February 15th.
Abe loves classical music, hugs, kisses, and holidays! 

He dislikes haircuts, toothbrushes, and Chopin ;) 

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I'm obsessed with this digital manipulation of artist, Frida Kahlo. 
Artist Unknown

Easy there buddy. Haha. Still love it. 

Not applicable to NAS, but beautifully written. 

I don't like Art, I LOVE it!!

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"Aqualove" by Stefan Gesell. Everything about this is perfect. 

"At the Window" by Nelina Trubach-Moshnikova. 

Artist Unknown :( 

"Julie" by Fay Helfer. Stunning linework. 

I try not to post anything too political, sexual, or religious. But this is my truth. 

Konnichiwa.

I can't wait to see Japan next month! I'll be going with the most incredible photographer that does as much (if not more) research than me! 

We are going to come up with some INSANE images! 

Kimono = check! 

American Geisha.

I can't wait to see the bamboo forest of Arashiyama (Kyoto)!

Until then...

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Art I won't post for National Art Society that I have to share...

Sugar cube sponge, adorable coffee cup tub...reminds me of Dita von Teese's martini glass burlesque show. LOVES! (Too girly/risqué to post)

A. Brito's nude b&w balancing pieces. Perfection!

Too political. Great imagery.

The exquisite linework of Adara Sanchez Anquiano...too nipply.

Bernini's "The Rape of Proserpina". (Too controversial)... but the detail of the hands on the thigh (IN MARBLE)...there are no words. 

Inspired by Jean-Auguste-Dominique (Ingres La Grande Baigneuse), Man Ray's (Ingre's Violin). 



I wanna run to you and get away, I want to hide with you but I can't escape (Flexprod)

I'm suffering from an irreversible condition known as "Wanderlust".

I want to see all the beauty this world has to offer.

...places I have only seen in my dreams.

Powerful serenity.

Shanghai.

Victoria Falls into my heart.

Intense stillness.

Running destroyed my fears.

The more I run, the less I'm concerned about the opinions of others.

I'm a distance runner, I keep going even when it's hard. 

Be a bad bitch ;)

Actually, you can.

See you at the starting line.



Running Inspiration

This morning I ran the La Jolla Half Marathon with my incredible training partner, Tina. I encourage all runners to find a training partner. Partners keep each other motivated, encourage each other, and provide accountability!
We are 5 weeks out from SD Rock & Roll Marathon! Yayyy! :)
Love her! 

You'd be surprised how many problems you can solve while running. 

Allyson Felix: my alter ego. Absolute perfection. I like to pretend I'm her at the end of a race and kick FAST! 

Take your aggressions to the road. Running is the best form of therapy. 

This may sound crazy, but I have better times when I run in cute clothes and shoes. I think a great running outfit can boost your confidence :)

I thought this was a fun way to display race bibs.  See you on the road!