Winter Haircut

With the relaunch of Enchantma Designs and with the change of season, I wanted an updated look for myself.

I feel like 25% of blog posts are about my hair because I love styling it and cutting it often…But with every haircut, I gain new inspiration for drawings and character design styles. I’m very inspired by retro and 70’s art/fashion lately, so I wanted a style that would reflect my latest obsession. Maybe I’ll post some retro inspired art next time.

Reminder that I have an art sale running this season! Buy 2 art prints from me for just $35 and get a FREE BlueStreak graphic novel which includes chapters 1-4! When I say $35, that’s the total price WITH shipping and handling! Doesn’t it sound amazing? And I’m down to only a few books, so please contact me fast before they sell out! It’s a awesome gift for yourself or friends.

Wishing you all a beautiful and happy winter and wonderful year!

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Get BlueStreak FREE!


With the holidays approaching, why not save on this sweet deal! Buy two art prints for just $35, and get a 143 page BlueStreak graphic novel (chapters 1-4) FREE! This price includes shipping and handling, and the offer is only available for a short time, so go for it!
Choose an illustration or photo from my Facebook page RIGHT HERE. Send me a message with your two print requests and I’ll respond with Paypal info and your package is on the way! Subject should be “Free BlueStreak.” Please specify if you’d like anything signed.

Happy Holidays!

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Election Day Craft

Week 3 of working with the young ladies of the weekend girl’s program, and I am so impressed by how talented these children are!
I planned an exciting Election Day themed treat…Cake in a jar! Because what can be better than angel food cake and patriotic cream? I also designed American flag tags which included a poem (written by an amazing coworker) describing what we learned about elections. The tags were tied on to the sealed jars with lovely red, white, and blue ribbon. I am so proud of the girls and how beautiful these cakes turned out!
Hope you all had yourselves a mighty fine Election Day!

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Hurricane Sandy Volunteer and Fundraising

When people go through hardships, they really do appreciate when you’re standing by their side. Support means so much to people in need. Some individuals might not say “thank you” or realize how much effort you put into being there for them, but that shouldn’t discourage you from continuing to give to those around you. You are changing lives when you put others before you. Whether it’s charity or just telling someone you’re there for them – we have the power to make a positive impact on others.
I went shopping with a friend for candy and stickers today, and we traveled to a shelter in hopes of reaching out to at least one family. But it was more than that. Groups of people excitedly greeted us and graciously accepted the small gifts. I can’t even imagine what these people are going through right now, but something as small as lollipops made their day. The children lined up excitedly to receive stickers and thoughtfully requested extra stickers to share with their siblings or cousins who were staying in the shelter with them. Even the adults laughed as I walked around with Spiderman stickers on my face, and I stuck some on them, too.
This month, I will help create and distribute care packages to victims. As most of you know, I have opened commissions to help raise money to create the packages. 100% of the proceeds go toward this cause, and we have already raised $125!
It warms my heart how many of you reached out without hesitation to help the Northeast get back on its feet.
Let’s change the world together (one region at a time)!
(My fancy orange volunteer vest and lots of rolls of stickers!)

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Art and Beyond

I am fortunate to have receive the most inspiring position as a creative director and crafts instructor for a girls’ weekend program. From decorating dolls to planning fashion shows, this program allows girls to express themselves in every positive way, and it’s my job to bring out every child’s creative side. We’re only two weeks in, but I’m already on a high and excited for more!
Last week, I taught girls ages 7-9 basic cartooning techniques. Every child in the group did a beautiful job, and it was inspiring to watch the girls work hard and use the steps they learned to create gorgeous drawings.
This week, I created and illustrated a paper doll template and a variety of outfits, allowing the girls to create their ideal design without limits! We celebrated our “Cheerleader Week” theme with cheers, pigtails, pompoms, and dancing! And just when they thought it couldn’t get any better, we made our very own chocolate dipped snacks adorned with delicious confetti and sprinkles.
(This photo is before I got attacked with chocolate!) Needless to say, these snacks were delicious! The tween girls started a chocolate mission to get everyone covered in chocolate, including yours truly. I think I can still smell the cocoa in my hair…

Stay tuned for more updates about the fun activities I have planned for these talented young ladies!

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Get BlueStreak FREE

I would like to announce that BlueStreak is now in printed format! You can carry chapters 1-4 with you wherever you go with this 143 page graphic novel!
The graphic novel is only available as a bonus when you purchase TWO 12″ x 18″ prints of my art ($22 each)! So, how does it work?

Send an email to enchantma@gmail.com with your two requests. If you’d like me to sign the BlueStreak book, please let me know who I’m signing it for.

Submit $52 ($44 for prints + $8 shipping) to Paypal at shop.enchantma@gmail.com

And you’re done! Allow 1-3 business days after you submit payment for the items to be shipped.

**Please note that this offer does not apply to Deviantart purchases, and only direct purchases from my personal store.** Almost all current drawings in my gallery are available as prints, so don’t be shy, and let me know which ones you’d like!

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Interview with CNI


(Photo © Comic News Insider)

I had the wonderful privilege of meeting Comic News Insider‘s, Jimmy Aquino at NYCC. He generously offered to interview me at the con, which is now on the CNI website! We talked about BlueStreak and other art things. Please check out the interview right here (I’m after the intro), as well as the hundreds of other intriguing and informative episodes. There is an awesome potpourri of your favorite celebrities and comic pros! Leave comments, call in, and share your love for pop culture!

If you have Tumblr, you can follow Comic News Insider here for updates!

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Around the World

It’s been so long since I’ve updated this journal.
So much has happened since I’ve left you last. I traveled to Italy and France…

(Grand Canal, Venice)

(Fun macro shot at Notre Dame, Paris)
Then I went boating in San Diego, spent a day in Universal Hollywood, and made my way to New York Comic Con! The adventure has been non-stop, and I hope it continues!
NYCC was absolutely incredible. I got to talk to so many creative professionals, and it was fantastic to be able to immerse myself in so much talent. This weekend has been intense, but worth every minute! The highlights of this year’s con experience was definitely getting a photo with Tom Felton, and talking one on one with pop culture extraordinaire, Jimmy Aquino, in a podcast interview!

(Me and Jimmy talking about my comics and other art things)
It was really nice meeting many DA artists in person, and revisiting friends from last year. I wish all my colleagues the best of luck this year, and I hope that NYCC brings you lots of success!

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Summer Beach Days

I’ve spend a lot of summer days and nights at the beach this year. Want to make up for last summer when my work schedule didn’t allow any free time. I really enjoy visiting beaches all over the U.S. and capturing sunsets or beautiful night lights. Posting my personal fav few of what I’ve shot so far.

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Prom!


I always wanted to do a Majesty prom chapter, but I guess a ball scene is the closest I’ll get to it for now. I never had my own prom experience, but I’d love to give my characters the chance.
If Takke were the chaperone for the evening, he’d be drinking punch all night. Oh, and not just any punch…

Would you like to see the Majesty cast at prom?
Mint would just spazz out from excitement.

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