Download My Animated iMessage Sticker Pack!

Stickers. Slap them on top of bubbles, dress up a photo, or even put one on another sticker. Available in the new App Store for iMessage. Apple

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Apple announced iOS 10, specifically stickers for iMessage, I stopped everything to be a part of it already. I say “already” because a few years ago I set the goal to become an Apple Developer when I bought a how-to book on creating apps; today, this goal was officially set in motion when my first project, Gnome Sweet Gnome – Animated Sticker Pack, was accepted to Apple’s iMessage App Store!  I have fond memories of reading Gnomes by Poortvliet/Huygen and watching the tv series David the Gnome. Both have fueled my fascination with the little devils and inspired me to create a sticker pack featuring Mika, a 250-year-old Gnome who has just revealed himself to mankind. Learn more about Mika and download the sticker pack on the App Store HERE. This is just the beginning of my sticker production. My list of ideas grows by the day. Be sure to follow me as I create more. Got suggestions? Drop me an email.

 

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My First Signature Collection of Apparel Has Gone Public on VIDA

Christian Baloga for VIDA & Co.I was honored to receive contact from VIDA & Co., a Google Ventures backed startup that works with a selective group of artists from around the world to join their renowned fashion design community. VIDA is where craftspeople and manufacturers connect to transform artwork into luxury fashion and apparel products for those with impeccable style and a mindfulness of responsibly produced products.

I present this collection to you on VIDA with such excitement as it represents my lifelong passion and dedication to fashion, art, and bringing real-world benefits to people struggling to rise above the cycle of poverty. According to TNW, “In an interview, CEO Umaimah Mendhro emphasized how this goes beyond monetary compensation; scarf-makers in Karachi, Pakistan, for instance, earn literacy classes for every 15 scarves produced. You’re even able to see how many workers will receive classes based on your purchases.”

To inspire you, I’ll be mixing and matching items from my collection on Polyvore, where you can also discover your own style, create your own outfit, and shop.

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you by offering 10% off your next order by using the code VIDAWELCOME. The first ten customers who buy my pieces each receive a 25 USD VIDA gift card. Additionally, for every VIDA product sold, VIDA offers literacy programs for their factory employees. Thank you for your continued support. Shop now!

Speed Painting: Wednesday Addams in Human Blood [VIDEO]

HAPPY HALLOWEEN SEASON

Over the last few weeks I’ve been uploading a series of tiny nightmares painted with my blood to Instagram. People have been fascinated by how it’s done, so I’d now like to present to you this short film I’ve created, and sped up 5,000 times, of me painting a portrait of Wednesday Addams drinking poison.

View the finished piece (3/4” x 1/2”) here on Instagram.