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Kleesy's Bookstagram - My First Date with Big Magic

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Kleesy's Bookstagram - My First Date with Big Magic

This book has released me. It is a playful way to fall back in love with your art. And, I think it is an excellent way to remove some of the pressure we put on ourselves as artists.

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Reflecting on 2019 - March

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Reflecting on 2019 - March

Oh, March. March was something else. Maybe the hardest month of the year? I am grateful for it, though. Ryan and I were going through a lot at this point of the year, but I won't get in depth on that. All I really want to say about that is how thankful I am that we made it through. I am so beyond grateful for you Ryan, your patience (especially when I don't deserve it), for believing in us and helping me believe it again too. I love you. I want to become as supportive of you as you have...

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Reflecting on 2019 - February

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Reflecting on 2019 - February

For day two, I am looking at February! February I started a new job and made some good friends there, got some good experience working in a dental office, and got to go to California to celebrate my Abuela's 80th! My brother was able to come out to California again finally, so we had a good weekend. The party was at a chinese buffet and the food was actually really good! The aunts all made a slideshow and speeches, and Camila and I also spoke at the party. (Everyone knows we are just vying for second place, though, as Abuela's...

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Reflecting on 2019 - January

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Reflecting on 2019 - January

To start this off, I want to just show some gratitude for some of the things that happened this year, one blog post for every month of this year. I feel I have not been as appreciative for everything in my life as I should be, and I want to go into 2020 with love, appreciation, and ambition. So, here goes! January: Ryan and I were fortunate enough to spend New Year's together, at home, with friends and it was so fun. I loved our house, we all had fun (though we did freeze our drunk bums off for about...

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Fresh Footprints and Cracked Crystal

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Fresh Footprints and Cracked Crystal

My instagram accounts will probably be taking a slightly different direction. I am still developing my artistic style/identity and need to work more on my writing, digital art, and photography. The goal has been to find a way to combine all three together in a way that feels comfortable to me and makes me happy. To do this, I have decided to split everything into more bite size pieces. Digital art, fanart, and other paintings will be on my @kleesygdraws, while blog related posts, poetry and photography will be taking over my personal account: @kleesyg. That being said, I am working...

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