5 Quirky Art Ideas for Summertime

Hey, y’all! Happy Happy Friday! ♡

I don’t know about all of you, but in the United States, summer break is now OFICIALLY in session. Now that many students have much more time on their hands than usual, it’s likely that you may have the urge to get a little artsy to celebrate the sunny season of summer.

If this is you, then you’ve come to the right place; here is a list of 5 quirky ideas for art activities to get you into the summer spirit. Let’s get this party started!

1. Origami Art

Recently, I’ve been getting into the hobby of origami, which I believe is the perfect activity for the summer. All it requires is a piece of paper. Origami boats and airplanes are the perfect way to make the most of a sunny day out with your family, and get crafty while doing it. And you know what could make it more fun– a race to see which plane or boat is the fastest! Especially if you have a family who loves some friendly competition.

2. A Photo a Day Collage Board

There’s this trend called “a photo a day” or something like that, where people document their summer by taking one photograph every day. A really great idea if you want an art project that contains many of your summer memories is to print each picture and combine them into one summer collage to go in your bedroom. Cute, right!?

3. Beach Landscape Painting

Landscape paintings are a super creative way to make the most of the beauty of every season. But since summer is a time of year with such vibrant, sunny colors, I also find it one of the best seasons to use as a painting reference. With any type of landscape painting, a good tip is to use a photo of the beach or other summer scene that you are trying to capture, and let that be your guide to making your masterpiece more detailed. After all, with summer break, we have all the time in the world!

4. Paint on Rocks and Seashells

Beaches are busier than ever in the summer time, and that means that seashells and rocks are likely to be lying around. Why not make some art with nature and paint your custom designs on the gems that lie in the sand. Not only is this really fun to do with family and friends, but they serve as awesome mementos of your sunny memories with those that you love.

5. Doodle on the Sidewalk with Chalk

People have been drawing with chalk for hundreds of years, and if you didn’t notice, it’s now making a huge comeback. I really like this idea, considering that you don’t need a bunch of supplies to do this, and it practically screams summer. Hours of doodling on the sidewalk is a perfect way to pass some extra time. Just remember to take a photo of your work, when you’re done; chalk doesn’t last forever!


Hopefully, you got lots of inspiration from these cute ideas to make your summer a little more artsy. I know that I’m going to have to do a lot of the items on this list this season, and I am very grateful that I was able to share them with you all.

LET’S CHAT~Do you have any art ideas for the summer? Feel free to share in the chat!

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! See you next time! ♡

I did it once…and I did it again ♡

Every Easter, Goodmommy is kind enough to get me a gift. And this year, the present in question was one unlike never before. It is obvious that Goodmommy was paying attention to the fact that I had been getting much more involved in art lately, as she decided to buy a ceramic rainbow paint kit as my 2022 Easter present! Pretty cool, right?

With a little TLC and a few hours of painting, I was able to finish my decoration. Ever since, I’ve kept my rainbow in my room right beside the end of my bed. It serves as a constant reminder to me to dream big.

If you’d like to see the post in which I shared the process of completing this masterpiece, feel free click HERE.

As it turns out, Goodmommy ended up liking the gift that she bought for me more that I had expected. So much so that the next time she stopped by Michaels, she bought another kit for herself LOL. As soon as she asked if I could paint it for her, I was up to the challenge.

Now, what was a little different about this project is that Goodmommy didn’t want me to use any of the paints from the actual kit–aside from the silver glitter–so that she could display her rainbow in her room, like me. She narrowed down the colors to red, black and white. I was honestly really happy that she said that; it gave me a chance to do something different and unique.

And what do you know…the end results were gorgeous!


I honestly wasn’t expecting it, but I think I like Goodmommy’s rainbow just as much as mine. While I think the colors match her room much more, I love how the diamonds make the red look so luxurious. The design is super simplistic and minimalist, but at the end I think that’s what really made everything come together so nicely. And it makes me even happier that Goodmommy was elated with this masterpiece from her Goodbaby.

LET’S CHAT~Which rainbow do you prefer? Why do you like it the most?

Thank you so much for your support! I’ll see you later, y’all! ✨

A landscape painting in honor of spring… ♡

Happy Saturday, everybody! I hope you are all having a beautiful day or night!

Although there are a lot of things that I love about weekends, one of those things happens to be that they give me plenty of time to focus on my hobbies. With no live classes to attend or studying to do, the weekends give me time to simply indulge in visual art, photography, reading, and simply relaxing.

Today, I wanted to take advantage of my free time and make a landscape painting in honor of the beautiful season of spring, and it honestly turned out even better than I was envisioning! As always, I had to show you guys my work of art and the steps that I took to make it. Enjoy, everybody!


First of all, I want to say that I used most of the colors provided in my acrylic paint set for this project. I was expecting to use no more than 10, but I ended up using about two times that. To be fair, a lot of mixing came in to play to get the exact hues that I wanted. However, I really like to experiment by mixing my paints, so this was a really fun process.

The first thing I did to start my painting was paint the sky. I wanted it to have a little bit of an ombre vibe (meaning that the colors progressed from dark to light) throughout the background. The sky starts off as a sky blue, and then transitions into a coral. Underneath that, I added little humps to resemble mountians, yellow for a corn field, and a solid green for grass.

Although I added some finishing touches to the background before adding all of the greenery to the painting, I think it looks pretty great!

After using some more paint to make the colors a little more solid, I decided to add a couple pine trees in the far background, as well as a tree on the right, which serves as a focal point for the entire painting. I also wanted to incorporate the classic spring colors with some flowers, which I painted in an abstract style. I really think that decision added to the simple yet really magical design of the painting.

When I finished adding the finishing touches, I was super happy with what I saw: an absolute masterpiece!

“Spring is Blooming” by Princess Q’Zion on May 14th, 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Painting this creation was a really fun challenge. A lot of thought went into how I could make this painting really come alive to tell the story of spring, and I really enjoyed that. Every piece of art that I make has a vision behind it, and I thank God that I was able to turn this blank canvas into something that exceeded my expectations.

LET’S CHAT~Have you ever painted a landscape? If you have, did you enjoy it?

Have a beautiful and blessed day everybody! God bless you all! ✨

National Apple Pie Day (+ my original poem)

Literally a month ago (April 13th) I was inspired to write a poem about apple pie, since Goodmommy had just bought us one for the first time in a little while. Ironically, today happens to be National Apple Pie Day. Apple is one of my favorite flavors of pie, right after sweet potato. To celebrate this delicious National Day, I will be sharing my original poem “Old-Fashioned Apple Pie.”

Although this will be the second time that I posted this poem on my blog–and you can view the first time by clicking HERE–I wanted to incorporate it into this post to celebrate the National Day and give any of you who have yet to read my poetry a chance to do so.

A golden shell
flakes away
As warm, bright apples 
dance along my tongue
Criss-crossed crust
Gaps every couple bites
Sweet mingles with succulent
In an old-fashioned 
apple pie

In my mouth
the dessert takes flight
Like a butterfly that flutters with grace
Across the light blue sky
Every bite makes you want another
It’s hard to say goodbye
To the perfect treat to munch
On a friendly,
family Sunday brunch

And when the journeys over
You look down at your plate
And see nothing but humble crumbs

— “Old Fashioned Apple Pie” by Princess Q’Zion, written on April 13th, 2022. All Rights Reserved.

It’s really nice when you write something, let it sit for a little while, and then return to it with a fresh mind. I find it almost like how a home-cooked meal tastes better after the flavors blend over time. Now reviewing this creation, I begin to appreciate it more. For my first ever free-verse poem–which is drastically different compared to the tight rhyme schemes that I usually incorporate into my other poems–I truly think that this is spectacular. (Thank God!)

Hopefully this will inspire you that not only is it good to try new things at times, but also that when it comes to writing, sometimes we just need to take a break. And when we’re done, go back and review what we created.

Today’s advice: It makes it easier to see the beauty in your creation when you simply let it sit.

Thank you so much for reading! Have a blessed day, and may God bless you all! ✨

Does anybody remember these … ?

This afternoon, I was doing nothing but watching TV, eating a snack, and talking to my Goodmommy and betta fish. Considering that I had no school work to do–aside from short study sessions for my up-and-coming up FSA tests–I decided to do something productive with a simple art project. And I already had an idea for what I wanted to make: an origami chatterbox.

Now, for those of you who are unaware of what a chatterbox actually is, I will explain: it’s a really fun game that you make out of folded paper. In the folds, you create little messages under different tabs, which range from number 1-8. Although chatterbox is my preferred name, they are also dubbed as fortune tellers, cootie catchers, whirlybirds, and more.

When I attended in-person public school from kindergarten to third grade, I used to see kids making these ALL THE TIME. I always found them super fascinating to look at, but I never learned how to make one–at least, if I did learn, I don’t recall LOL. That being said, today seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a few paper chatterboxes of my own. After a quick search through Google, I was able to find a simple tutorial on YouTube, and I got right to work!

Even though it took me two attempts to actually get the instructions, once I was able to complete one, I was on a roll. Chatterboxes are extremely fun to make considering that the instructions are simple, and they don’t require a large load of supplies. All that I used to make one was a piece of paper, Posca paint pens in four colors, and a pen.

My favorite part of the whole process is probably the decoration aspect. Either that, or adding quirky messages to each of the tabs. Adding the color to the game brings it all together, and makes it look more interesting compared to a bare piece of folded paper.

Each one of my 3 products has a different design. One has dots with inspirational messages, the second has flowers with icebreaker questions, and the third one has an 8 Ball design with short answers to simple questions that the player can ask.

It was a lot of fun to find a way to make each chatterbox unique in its own way–the more comfortable I got with making these, the more details I put into each one that I made.

This is a project that allowed me to incorporate a lot of creativity without being to demanding. Plus, it serves as a great game that I can play with my family and friends when we have some spare time on our hands. In the end, all three of my chatterboxes look super cute: I might even make a few more, after awhile.


Although I didn’t know what to expect before I started this art project, I must say that now I am a little obsessed LOL. Maybe it’s because I’m that type of person who really likes to fidget with things–I almost always have to be touching something. That’s why little trinkets like this are super satisfying to me. Not to mention the fact that they’re super fun to make!

Depending on the response that I get on this post, I may even make some more for you all, in the future.

LET’S CHAT~Have you ever heard of or seen a chatterbox? And if you have, have you ever made one?

Have a beautiful, blossoming, and blessed day, everybody! May God bless you all, and I’ll see you next time! ✨

Happy Mother’s Day ~ 5/8/22

I wanted to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to you, your mothers, and anyone that you know who is a mother. Our mothers (and motherly figures) are some of the most special people in the world. Thank you to every woman who has nurtured, cared for, and lent their wisdom to another.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, I decided to hand-paint a gift for my Goodmommy (grandmother and motherly figure) who I am a greatly thankful for. I wanted to do something special, and give her a gift that I made myself. Considering that I’ve been painting very frequently most recently, I decided to make a painting that Goodmommy could hang up in her room to remember this Mother’s Day.

I thank God that I was able to finish this last minute. In the end, the painting ended up gorgeous, and the colors will look great inside of Goodmommy’s bedroom.

“Flowers for a Good Mommy” painted by Princess Q’Zion on May 8th, 2022. All Rights Reserved.

We plan on making this a Mother’s Day tradition in our home. This whole process was a super fun challenge; I’m excited to see the idea that God will give me next year.

Once again, Happy Mother’s Day everyone! I’ll see you next time! 🌹

6 Simple Photography Tips for Higher-Quality Photos

Photography is a form of art; it is a skill that can be perfected and strengthened. And even better, anyone can get started! All you need is a camera, whether it is your phone camera, an instant camera, a mirorless camera, or a wide variety of other choices. And considering that May is National Photography Month, it’s probably the perfect time to start taking more photos.

When it comes to taking high-quality photographs, there is a lot of techniques and rules that need to be mastered in order to take your photos to the next level. Whether you are a beginner who is just getting started or an intermediate who wants to learn more, here are a few tips to help make your photos look more polished.

Every photo included in this list was taken by me and therefore belong to me. Therefore, they are not meant for any use by any one who views this list. All Rights Reserved.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

Keep Your Camera Steady

One required element of a photograph is a clear and focused image. That means that shaky hands and blurry images are a no no. This is a skill that I had to learn to master, and I still have to remember to hold my camera steady to this day. When you begin to use both of your hands, with the camera close to your body, you will begin to see a huge difference in the quality of your photographs.

Experiment with Different Angles

Believe it or not, some objects and organisms do have a “good side,” or a pose that allows you to get the essence of the subject. Experimenting with the perspective or angle that is the most flattering for the subject of your choice can make the focal point more obvious. We want the subject to be the first thing that the viewers’ eyes focus on. The right perspective = a more composed photograph with a clear subject.

Take Advantage of Lines

Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curved, implied, converging, and leading lines can all help improve the amount of visual interest that your photo portrays. Using varying amounts of line in a photograph can make the photo just a little more interesting to look at. In other words, lines can make a statement.

For more information on the types of lines in photography, please click HERE.

Wait for the Right Moment

When you are taking a picture of an animal or person, it may take a little while to get a good shot. You may even have to click a few times before you are satisfied. That being said, sometimes it is best to watch the someone or something that you want to photograph, and wait for the perfect moment to snap the photo. A substantial part of taking good photographs is patience: better photos take practice, and with effective practice comes lots of patience.

Take Photos in the Morning or Evening

You maybe wondering why these particular times would be the best opportunities to shoot your shot. Two words: natural light. In order to get proper lighting in your photographs, you need to consider both the setting and time for day that you take your photos. Besides, sunrises and sunsets make for great scenery.

Digital Editing is Your Friend

In all scenarios, you might not get the exact lighting that you were envisioning. Maybe you want the colors to look more saturated or mellow. Remember that as photographers, photo editing software is our friend. Therefore, if you are considering being a professional photographer, you may want to invest in a good program that will allow you to edit your photos succeeding taking them.


Photography is probably one of the most underrated forms of art. However, as a person who enjoys art in many forms, I will also say that photography is one of the most fun.

I hope that wherever you are in your photography journey, that these tips were able to help you perfect your skills, and take your photographs to the next level of awesomeness!

LET’S CHAT~Did you find any of these tips surprising? Which one helped you the most?

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time! ✨

5 Qualities that I Value in a Teacher | Teacher Appreciation Week 💜

After COVID-19 hit, I think more people started to recognize the importance of teachers. Monday, May 2 – Friday, May 6 is Teacher Appreciation Week, which gives us the opportunity to contribute to all of those who are teaching and/or have taught us throughout our years of education.

Teaching has got to be one of the most important jobs in the world. So, as a thank you to every dedicated teacher around the world, I will be sharing 5 of the qualities that I value in a teacher, from the point of view of a soon-to-be high school freshman. Let’s get started!

1. Dedication to teaching (and learning along the way)

I am a strong believer than anyone who works should be dedicated to their job. Teachers who truly want to see their students reach the best of their potential and do everything in their power to help every child have success deserve a solute. In addition, I love it when teachers can acknowledge that although they are educated, there are still things that they can learn along the way, whether that is technology or learning strategies; no matter how good we are at something, there is always room to grow.

2. Strong communication

Relationships in general need a good sense of communication to be beneficial for both people. I feel seen when I have a teacher who is willing to make sure that I truly understand the topics that we are reviewing. Knowing that you can approach your teacher when you need their help is a big relief, as it shows me that they care about my growth and success as their student.

3. Patience, with a love to teach

I understand that some students can be A LOT to handle at some points, especially those who have frequent visits to the principal’s office. That being said, a teacher who is able to “handle the heat” in a calm and professional manner is likely a really good educator. This trait really shows me that the teacher can think about the best way to handle a situation in a timely manner. Along with this, I feel as though a teacher who isn’t easily angered is also able to show their empathy and genuine wish for the well-being of their students, another great quality for a teacher to have.

4. Preparation

One of my largest pet peeves (when it comes to education) is when a teacher isn’t prepared. This probably has something to do with the fact that I’m an early bird, but my opinion still stands. Although I don’t think this is the ONLY good quality of a good teacher (by far), I appreciate when a teacher is organized, and keeps good time management. Although everything doesn’t always go as planned, the ability to stay on the schedule is a very admirable trait to have in an educator.

5. Fun, interactive classes

Last, but definitely not least, I STRONGLY value when a teacher has fun classes. Sure, watching a video presentation and taking some notes will get the job done, but the lessons where visuals, audio, and hands-on activities are combined tend to be the most effective (not to mention the most fun.) I think that if every teacher knew how to make their classes enjoyable, then many more kids and teenagers would enjoy learning. That’s why I give a tip of the hat to every teacher who makes sure they are reaching all types of learners.


Teachers are an extremely important part of our society. Think about it: our teachers are with us almost as much as we are with our parents or guardians. They take a huge part in raising children to be educated and responsible adults once they enter the real world. This is exactly why every good teacher in the world deserves the utmost gratitude. They are truly a blessing from the Lord.

Thanks to all of my dedicated, wonderful teachers (from the present and the past), who have taught me things to last a lifetime.

LET’S CHAT~ What 5 qualities do YOU value most in a teacher? Feel welcome to comment down below.

In all honesty, when it comes to every trait that makes a good teacher, I believe that I only scratched the surface, with this list. I can even think of a few other good qualities, at the top of my head. Oh, well. There’s always next year. (Hint, hint 😋✨😉)

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! May God bless you all and I’ll “see” you next time!✨

Updating my Calendar #1 | May 2022

To the left of my wooden desk–which I primarily use to complete my schoolwork and art activities–is my huge, dry-erase calendar. We’ve had it for approximately three years now, and I find it really helpful to have the ability to change it each month and customize it to my liking.

Today, I had plenty of free time on my hands, so I decided to update my calendar for the new month of May 2022.

After a thorough wipe-down with wet paper towels and a tap of dish soap, I was able to get all of the dry-erase marker off of my calendar to start afresh. Then, I wrote the word ‘May’ in the upper left corner, followed by the scripture of the month, Hebrews 13:8.

Afterwards, I did the usual procedure of numbering each day of the month and filling in all of my daily live lessons, club meetings, and FSA tests for the end of the school year. Logging all of my appointments on my calendar is actually kind of fun for me, considering that I’m a type-A person.

In the “Notes” section, I like to provide some type of inspiring and/or uplifting quote. I feel strongly that in order to have a peaceful home, we have to keep positive messages throughout. Today, I decided to add “Treat every moment as if it’s your last,” which happens to be a message that I hold very close to my heart.

Not only is it a reminder for me, Goodmommy, and our household, but also to you all; cherish every moment that you have on this Earth as if it’s your very last breath.

After about an hour or so of updating my calendar, my job (for the next 29 days) was done. I really love how I used every color to make the whole thing look vibrant and fun to look at. Everything came together so nicely, and I am more than happy with the outcome!


Overall, I’m happy to have my calendar completely up to date. This was very much so time well spent!

Thank you all so much for joining me, today! God bless you all! 💖✨💖

I attempted to make TWO positive affirmation collage boards…

I have completed about four craft kits by Creatology, all of which I purchased at Michaels, my favorite craft store. As my older followers probably know, I have fallen in love with the craft kits by this particular brand, and I make sure to buy a new one every time I get the chance. Approximately 2-3 days ago, me and Goodmommy saw some more cute Creatology kits right before we got to the registers.

The kit that ended up catching my eye was these two ADORABLE positive affirmation collage boards!

The way that this kit in particular differs from the other Creatology kits that I’ve purchased (and loved) is that it doesn’t include any paint. Instead, it has tissue paper and decorative stickers as the main mediums, which I was a little skeptical to work with for the first time, mainly because of the translucent paper. However, you’ll see later on that I was pleasantly surprised!

Least me say that this kit is LOADED with nice quality supplies. It even came with a ‘supplies included’ list on the back of the box. Overall, it provides 2 card stock boarders, 2 pieces of chipboard, 4 acetate sheets, 1 mirror sticker, 10 paper stickers, 3 glitter foam stickers, 2 colors of yarn, 35 adhesive gems, 180 pieces of tissue paper in a multitude of colors, and an Instruction sheet.

All I needed to complete the project that was not included was scissors and a glue stick, both of which were easily accessible.

Obviously, the kit gives you more than enough supplies, which I found really helpful, especially if you want to give your piece some extra details. I was even able to save some for a possible future project like this one.

The very first step was to add your multi-colored tissue paper in a mosaic design along one of the acetate sheets. I found this step really interesting, considering that you had to work with the rectangular shape, and the arrange the colors to get them to match the border color.

Considering that the one above was for the pink border, I tried to use more hot pink, yellow, and orange to make the color pop!

For the blue boarder, I used more blues, whites, and light pinks to give the piece a more mellow and relaxed feel, since that’s the emotion that I tend to associate with the shade of the blue boarder.

It’s really cool how the two color schemes of the collages have a different vibe about them, despite the fact that I used the exact same colors, LOL.

Afterwards, I glued the side of the acetate paper without the tissue paper on to a piece of chipboard. On top of the tissue-paper-covered acetate, I glued the card stock border of the desired color.

For the final step of assembly, I punched out the two holes at the top of the piece for my string.

After the assembly of each collage was complete, I added the positive affirmation stickers to each. For the pink, I used the 3D sparkly stickers. For the blue, I used the huge star mirror sticker. As the finishing touch, I applied the jewels along the cardstock boarders of each college. And voila! These two masterpieces were complete in only 120-150 minutes.

What can I say? I’m a fast learner! 😋💖🎨


I honestly don’t know what to say about these except that I AM IN LOVE!!! What I appreciate the most is the amount of short positive affirmation messages. Me and Goodmommy decided to hang them up in my room so that I can see them every morning and remember to believe in the princess that God has called me to be.

Every finishing detail was spot on, and I can’t wait for my next kit by Creatology! Each one is getting better and better! To see my other Creatology kit posts, please click HERE.

LET’S CHAT~Have you ever hand made a collage? If so, what did you use to make it (photographs, digital photos, newspaper, etc.)?

Have a beautiful and blessed day, everybody! May God bless every single one of you! Peace in! 💖