Saturday, December 29, 2012

Troublemakers - Get Misunderstood

Well.... As I sum up 2012...and it slowly shuts the door upon us. I'm very thankful for the things that have brought me to this existing  pinnacle. It's a very interesting place. I'm currently in to say the least. A place that has had me thinking more about the "have not's". This year I felt pressed in my heart to make the women's battered shelter gifts. What I later found out  was that it was also battered kids, and men...... I sent a muslin cloth of hand made one of a kind gifts to everyone in that shelter. I've never been battered, abused, nor neglected. However I felt a yearning to help? I can not imagine to be in such a place.

As 2013 .....Encroaches upon us,  I am truly humble for what you will bring me. I aspire to be positively effectual in every path I meet or cross.......Not to give credit to EVIL------ However we already have enough of it. I know the "Fat Lady has not sung".... but someday she will--------- in the mean time.......... I will Love My Neighbor/fellow man as myself. I Will use my words to lift up and not to tear down.............


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bringing it all Together........

This year I only painted one painting, which is a bit strange for me............12 years of pumping just 1 for the year. Things have changed. However; creativity needs to be kept fresh and alive.......

I've spent the past year focused on hands on creativity..... jewelry, and as you already have seen my new found love for leather. Well...... I'm happy to have come "FULL CIRCLE". I will now be offering limited edition artwork on my one-of-a-kind bags......... I'm currently tagging each run of a bag with a special seal that keeps the bags and the original artwork special..... This encourages the painting level to be raised and the creativity to be challenged.......Stay Tuned!

Samples of the 1st two runs of fabric for the handmade bags:

It's like this short film on The Perfect Illustration The Finest Occupation:

Illustration (The Finest Occupation) from Studiocanoe on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Flying Lotus - Putty Boy Strut (Until The Quiet Comes, new album out now)

As most of you artistic ties run DEEP in Los Angeles..... Well I'm STOKED to announce Royal Hippie will be available in SWAY FOREVER Belmont Shores

Here's a sample of what's headed that way, they will also carry clutches and One -Of A- Kind artisan hand bags:

I've been working non-stop....... I LOVE THIS Video from Flying Lotus....I hear my hammer in the distances!!!!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012


The Past few weeks have been crazy gearing up for some wonderful vendor/product love..... I was asked the other day to explain what I look for in the things I do for an article to be published ..... I sat there.....for a VERY LONG TIME. "What do I LOOK FOR........". I Thought to myself... "I don't look for anything..... it's a mear fusion." Classically trained... with a voice of my own. Just like this video:

Hauschka - Radar from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Put The Pieces Together.....

I've been playing a bit of "Catch Up" the past few weeks.... Having to deal with early A.M. and late P.M...... However, I'm 2 seconds away from being caught up..... So I thought I would share this wonderful video

C2C - Arcades [OFFICIAL] @C2Cdjs from On And On Records on Vimeo.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Leather Love.......

Things are starting to settle.... inspiration is beginning new flows...... I'm into my new found leather love..... My hands are difting to this wonderful new medium and I can't control it.....

I'm in love................that is all.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chet Faker - I'm Into You

I had to choose how I would share this...... I've had the most EYE opening week to say the least....... My Hubby had me listen to this (he's NOT the sappy type)............. with no other words. It was what I needed .......( I was listening)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pra nunca mais from Julian Eilert on Vimeo.

I'm so thankful for many things right now I can NOT even begin to tell you.... Summer has been so many ways.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy to be in my Artistic Madness.....

Here's a Sample of the Current Royal Hippie Madness

Today I spent the Day in reflection and meditation. Listening to the current changes that are happening in my life in all areas. A Balanced life has always been shown to be true for my walk no matter the avenue.
This Song Pretty much sums up my happiness for The Artistic Elements I try to bring front and center. Whether it's painting, or designing new works of jewelry It's my center of creativity....
My Focus has been on Jewelry and now I must find a balance... I'm excited about a Local Art show upon the horizon. It's all for the love of what I do.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

From Dallas With Love!

I'm currently in California working my tail off sourcing, connecting, and absorbing!!!! This morning I woke up to this nice article from DFW Style Daily about my artwork, jewelry and FRINGE........ Thanks so much for the wonderful LOVE

Saturday, June 16, 2012

It's HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's Summer..... and I must say I do LOVE the heat. I'm certain I'm an Island Child at heart. However; it will be nice to "Brush The Heat" and head to L.A.... This has turned into a VERY interesting business trip to say the least.... I will be working at appointments while the Family gets to play this time around....

Monday, May 28, 2012


 May25 was my birthday and to celebrate lets have A SALE!!!!!! Everything 30% off Here:

Just be SURE to enter the CODE : "may25" in the Promotion Box! Happy Shopping!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

It's all about the Royal Hippie...... Just saying--- LOADS of high quality handmade goodies heading in many direction. Here's a sample.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's Been A Long Time Baby!

It's Been a while and while I adjust from the crazy Shift in the Earth's Axis.........Lot's of new LOVELY items are heading out for the Local Shops in New Braunfels. New stuff heading to Austin, and L.A. within the next few months. With LOTS of Details. Posting VERY SOON!!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Is in the Air

With the change of the weather comes new life. The Gruene Trading company (Formerly Kitchy Chics) launched my new lines with the opening of the New Locale next to The Gruene Hall. If you haven't been there---- GO CHECK IT OUT!!!!! --all I can say is AMAZING!
We revamped Max's Haus as well, and The Darenbak line is a sure fit! I'm so happy with the way things fit so well like a Cinderella slipper.
The 3rd place in New Braunfels that I will be working on and with is 764 West Gallery. I will have a line of Hand painted jewelry that is taking a little more time than I wanted..... but it has to be JUST RIGHT!!!!
I will be on the road in the next few months Heading to Los Angeles to some of my former vendors, In Venice, the Beverly Center, Manhattan Beach, Redondo, and Belmont Shores.... I'm sooooooooo looking forward to this. It's crazy and some of you understand what this even means. After closing the showroom in the California Mart in Los Angeles in 2000, most of you know I never wanted to make jewelry ever again. I Thank all of you vendors, and loyal customers who called me just days before giving birth begging for me to sell whatever I had on hand..... I showed up ready to pop just to fill the request of my handmade items. I will never forget that. The Love that was shown toward my products has revamped my Love of creating..... sample of my newest L.A. bound Baby "Royal Hippie".

For My Etsy customers---- Please just bare with me through revamping the online shop. As you all know, it's so hard to see the pure quality/weight of the items through the computer screen. I'm trying to get the items closer to my L.A. and N.Y. customers! Love ALL you GUYS!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


There are times when I'm M.I.A.--Well.... This has been one of those times. I'm currently working on 3 different lines of Jewelry that will appeal to the various. May I offer to you:

Line #1--- Darenbak
I have to give ALL credit to my wonderful husband that came up with the name. This is a repurposed line of AMAZING up cycled vintage one of a kind pieces. The name of the line comes from "there and back" encase you didn't get it...... This will be a vintage line with the most unique pieces that I can come across.

Line #2 Conspicuous Gypsy-
From the ends to the ends of Bohemian, Tribal, and YES Ethral!!!!!!

Line #3 Royal Hippie-
I LOVE this Oxymoron.- Refined but not confined. Both or are over the top in so many ways. But if you mesh them together.... Something wonderful happens. This line is made with bits of royal pieces that are found here and there. Most of the line will be 24kt-14k gold vermeil.

All 3 lines will carry high quality semi-precious stones, Leather, vintage pieces. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I have making them!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Little Dragon - Twice

I have to admit the month of January and I have had our bit of rendezvous......To the point where I KNOW when January comes around for me.... I need to pay close attention. It's NOT about the NEW YEAR or anything like that..... it's LIFE CHANGING for me!?!? Let me give you some examples:
Jan 18, 89---- My Mother passed away.
Jan 20, 98--- I took my first trip to Bali (a place I dreamed to visit).
Jan---BORN Babies---- I can LIST the PLETHORA of GREAT friends, and my friends kids that I just ADORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 4, 2002-- I Married my husband under an oath to God.
Jan 4, 2003-- I gave birth to my first child.
Jan 2008--- I was cleared from my diagnosis of CML
Jan 2012,--- I got my dream car, I've stirred the family UNIT!!!!!!------ My doctor has stated that she wants to use me as an example for CML, and knows that it will NEVER come back. I'm currently in Artist transition for some AMAZING THINGS TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January---- you have brought me GREAT JOY.....and pain for GROWTH---- OH HOW I LOVE THEE

It's funny.... people ask me to explain my spiritual relationship.... and I CAN NOT!!!!
God has created us ALL Different!!!! We ALL deal with things Differently, see things, differently, and COPE differently.

I hear words,..... songs that I feel pretty much SUMS it up!!!!!----- Well---- Here you GO!!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Series

I'm currently working on a new circulation for an in house artist position. I'm CRAZY excited over this. More details are soon to come..... This is going to be an on going project with infinite possibilities!!!!!!!!!!!