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! ✨

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! 💖

I painted my own ceramic room decor … ♡

Hey, everybody! A couple of days ago, me and Goodmommy went to one of our go-to department stores. And it’s only natural for me to take a look at the dollar section. Whenever I know that we’re headed to this store in particular, I always make sure to carry some cash just in case I find a little treasure hiding in the playground of shelves.

And guess what? A couple of treasures we’re waiting for me~these ADORABLE ceramic hanging decor pieces that you can paint. They even come with a rope and tassels to add as decorations!

Any type of ‘arts and crafts’ item such as this (especially at a good price) tend to catch my eye. I’m always looking for opportunities to make a new creation. I especially love how each of these kits come with 3 paint colors and a little paintbrush, which is good if you want to add a few details.

This one has colors that are more on the “warm” spectrum. On the back of each packaging was an example of a possible end result, and I fell in love with the color scheme. I figured that the gold would really make the pink and the brown stand out. I’d never used gold paint before, so I was super excited to try it for the first time.
The square (or diamond-ish) shape of this second one is very interesting, to say the least. Although I don’t really like how the hole in the center limits the amount of painting space, I think it makes the piece unique. I love the little lines in between to help add some detail. And I think the light and dark blue paint will really compliment the configuration.

After I finished my schoolwork for the day, I asked Goodmommy if it was alright if I used one of the kits. Once she gave me the okay, I was pretty quick to get out my own acrylic paints, a couple of paper towels, a paper plate for mixing paints, a small bowl of water, and paintbrushes. And after that, the rest just came naturally. I’m really happy with the finished product~it’s a really cute addition to the rest of the pictures and artwork in my room.

What I really loved about this little project was the fact that it gave me lots of room to experiment. I tested out the paint in the kit, and it was really hard to get even coverage. Pretty typical of most cheap store-bought paints.

But I still really loved the colors and how they suited the shape so well, and I decided to mix in some of my acrylic paints with each color to get the brightness to my liking. The changes were subtle but noticeable, in real life. That means that I have a custom-mixed gold paint now, which will be very useful for my future works!

I love how the subtle tweaks made the colors look a little more saturated without taking away from the “vibe” of the whole thing, in the end. I also changed the placement of the colors, which I think added to the design, as well.


Overall, this entire experience was a lot of fun. And it resulted in a decoration that’s super pretty to look at. Now I can’t wait to use my second kit! If you enjoyed seeing my finished creation, please like this post and consider following my blog. If this post gets enough feedback, I might even show the output of the unused kit, which I am all up for!

Question of the Day: Have you ever customized a decoration? If you have, was it for a special occasion, or just because?

Thanks so much for stopping by, everybody! Have a great rest of your day! ♡

Art is a gift from God | My pencil sketches of my favorite characters

Happy Sunday, everybody! Since last week, I’ve been doing A LOT of art. And while I’ve always loved it, my art class this past year has inspired me to try new things in the artistic department. Art is a blessing from God, and I thank Him that He has anointed me with the gift of creativity.

Most of you are probably unaware that I absolutely love the Disney movie Encanto. What does this have to do with the post, you ask? Well, if you’ve been following my Instagram, @princessqzion, then you know that over the course of the last 3 days, I have been posting reels where I show off some of my pencil sketches of the characters.

I’ve really been enjoying making a drawing almost every day~for me, art is extremely relaxing and one of the perfect things to do on a weekend, or any day for that matter. I want to share my art with you guys, so without further ado, let’s get into it! ✨


3.24.22. Last Thursday, I decided to draw Camilo since he’s one of my favorite characters from the movie. My recreation of his character was actually the least time consuming, considering the simplicity of his outfit. However, I still had tons of fun drawing this character. Trying to draw Camilo’s ruana from different angles was a challenge, but I like how it turned out, in the end.

Reference Photo:

My Recreation:

3.26.22. Next up is Isabella. She might have taken me the longest to draw, but only because of the intricate flowers on her dress. I absolutely love her character design and outfit, so even though this one took me the longest, it also might have been the most fun!

Reference Photo:

My Recreation:

3.27.22. Last but not least~for now, anyway~is Dolores Madrigal. As far as making my sketch look the closest to my reference photo, this one is probably the winner. I really like how these sketches are helping me improve in drawing eyes and hands. The ability to create accurate proportions is a skill that needs to be mastered when drawing people. I thank God that I am already seeing improvement!

Reference Photo:

My Recreation:


What a blessing it is that when we document and keep our art, we begin to see improvement the more we practice. Art can be used to show the world who we are, what we believe, and what matters to us. It can be big or small, and made of almost anything imaginable. All it takes is a little creativity, faith that whatever you create will be better than the last, and a blank canvas.

Questions of the Day: Which of these pencil sketches do you like the most? Also, which Encanto character would you like to see me draw next? Please comment in the chat.

Thank you so much for all of your support! I thank God for every single person who has supported me on this journey. I hope you continue to have a beautiful day. See you later, peeps! <33


5 Ways to Find Inspiration as an Artist

Don’t you just love that feeling that you get when you look at a finished project that you gave your all? As artists, we feel a sense of accomplishment and pure happiness when we know that we just created another masterpiece.

But the truth is, no matter how much we love art, finding an original idea for a new creation can be a challenge; especially while we balance our hobby with the other areas of our life. As a fellow artist, I can say that just about all of us have been through this at one point or another. But the truth is, inspiration is inevitable–sometimes, we just need to switch things up a little.

Here are some ways that I’ve learned to find inspiration as an artist.

1) Don’t Procrastinate and Show Up — No art is going to get made if we procrastinate and avoid making anything. Inspiration can be as simple as sitting at your creative space and brainstorming ideas. Art doesn’t need to be perfect or super technical. What matters most is that it stays true to what we believe and who we are. We can spark our creative sides when we simply show up and remain present.

2) Just Doodle — Letting go of trying to make everything perfect and just going with the flow can be a big help in the art department. If you’re a perfectionist like me, it’s only natural to want to plan everything to a T. And while planning your art can be a good thing, if you’ve run out of ideas, why not just get inspiration as you go? The process can be more fun when your in the moment (and present) using your creativity to create something beautiful.

3) Make Art Inspired by What and Who You Love — I can tell you from experience that some of my favorite art is the works that are inspired by important aspects of my life. Whether you want to use your faith, family, other hobbies, or the work of another artist that you look up to, make art based on what’s familiar. Just remember that when finding inspiration from other creators (which is always a great idea) please don’t copy their work, but instead use it as a source of creativity.

4) Take an Art Class — You want to be inspired? Consider finding opportunities to be around other artists. When we put ourselves in classes that allow us to interact with other creators (safely, of course) we are gaining ideas from each other, and learning new techniques to incorporate into our art.

5) Try a Different Platform or Medium– Some people prefer traditional art. Others prefer virtual. And the last section enjoys both. If you are used to one platform to create, I would recommend branching out and trying a different medium or a different way to make your art. This change doesn’t need to be permanent. Instead, it could be a way for you to try something different.


Art comes in many different forms, and inspiration is always present. Being in the moment and constantly trying new things are amazing ways to improve as an artist. I hope that with these tips, you will find yourself flourishing with creativity.

Have a beautiful and blessed day everyone! Thanks for reading! 🎨

Visit an art museum — check ✔️

*I do not own any of the art in the photographs that I provided from the inside of the museum. All the pieces of art that I photographed belong to their rightful owners. As well, if you see any small, black markings on my photographs, they are for the purpose to protect the location of the museum and names of the employees of the museum. Thanks for reading this short disclaimer. Enjoy!*

For me, the first part of spring break is well over, and for the most part, we’ve stayed home for pretty much the whole week. Most of you, my current followers, already know that I’m a homebody, so that really didn’t bother me; so far, my spring break has been awesome.

But, Goodmommy was not having it today; early this morning, she woke me up and mentioned the idea of going to an art museum. Recently, I had brought up the idea of going to one, since I’m an art lover. Therefore, we both agreed that it would be a great idea for us to check out some art to get out of the house and have some mother-daughter bonding time.

If I couldn’t think of any other good reason to visit a museum–and trust me, I have plenty–one reason would be that most of the time, they provide so many opportunities to take beautiful pictures. Me and Goodmommy had so much fun taking a look at the water view and the tall buildings of downtown. The museum was in an entire center that included parks, restaurants, and even art organizations for kids. They’re was so much to do, which made the visit even more enjoyable.

Art museums tend to be giant, and the one that we visited was just another example. The pretty glass windows and doors looked beautiful, both outside an inside. Just by the front desk was a cute bakery and small jewelry shop. On the second level, where the galleries are located, you can even go outside on this deck area to see everything from a higher view. Cool, right?

What I really love about museums is that they’re kind of like a quick History lesson. But instead of learning the history through textbooks, you get to see the history through the story that the artists tell through their work, as well as the credited descriptions explaining the history of the work and creators.

Diversity is another beautiful element of art. Art comes in many shapes, scales, and colors, just like we do as people. This one gallery called Verde: Poetics of Shade was actually created by 5 different black woman, representing the diversity of a community and the people in it.

Although many people probably don’t realize it, a museum is a lot like a library. It’s very quiet, promote learning about the places we call home, and help preserve the history of past and present generations.

This next one particularly caught Goodmommy’s attention. We both noticed that a lot of the artists behind many of the galleries were African-American, Greek, Egyptian, or Roman. It’s amazing how many cultures, mediums, and art styles can be combined to make one museum filled with creativity. Even though each piece is unique, they all come together to fill the walls of the museum.

After the short and sweet visit to the museum, we decided to go and get a bite to eat. We both ordered this really yummy sandwich with turkey, sauerkraut, cheese, pickles and more. A few months ago, we got the same sandwich without some of the ingredients…and we realized that it tastes soooo much better with everything on it. They give you pretty good servings. Me and Goodmommy ate 2 out of 4 pieces of our sandwiches at the restaurant, and we saved the other half for later.

P.S., this whole thing is actually one sandwich. Goodmommy got one sandwich each for both of us. They definitely give you your money’s worth of food!

After our main course, we both split a large slice of lemon cake–that was delicious, too. The whole meal was a 10/10. Now, we definitely know one of the best places to visit the next time we want to go out to eat.

Overall, we both had tons of fun today. I thank God that we were able to spend some quality time together outside of the house. Even though we don’t do so often, when we do, it makes me really appreciate my time with Goodmommy, and my entire family, even more.

Question of the Day: Have you ever been to a museum? Did you enjoy it?

Thank you so much for reading, everyone! God bless you all! <33

A blank canvas is a new beginning + Important Reminders ♡

Hey, y’all! I hope you are having a wonderful day/night!

Before I start, I wanted to remind you all of my 75 follower special–answering your assumptions about me. So far, I still need more responses in order to do the follow-up post. Since we’ve already reached 74 followers (thank you so much ✨) I need you guys to comment 3-5 random assumptions about me–or guesses about me just based on how I look and/or by my personality–on my first announcement of the special. Please click HERE to comment your assumptions.

Thanks for reading that short reminder. Without further ado, let’s get into the good–or even better–stuff!


Me and Goodmommy had to pick up an online order from a craft store, and we always love to look around. While walking around the store, I saw a lot of really awesome new mediums. Being an art lover, it’s so exciting to see new possibilities for a new project displayed on the shelves.

After a little while of scanning, I was able to find this isle with some canvases. Some of them already had a black design, giving you the opportunity to paint in between the lines. The others were the canvases that I purchased; these gorgeous canvas blank panels.

I was honestly really shocked at how cheap these were. Just by feeling them through the packaging, you can tell that they are of very good quality. I got 5 in a pack for only $5 and some change. It was honestly a steal, and I’m thankful that I was able to catch them while they’re still in stock LOL. Me and Goodmommy agreed that it’s likely a good idea to get some more the next time we visit our favorite arts and crafts shop.

And what I really love about these canvases in particular is that on the back, they have easel stands that allow you to view your canvas upright rather than on a flat surface. It even has room for you to fill in your artist statement, which is great if I ever want to sell my paintings or simply display them in my room.

For the most part, the art that I do is in my sketchbook or paper, so I think these will be very useful for practicing different techniques on a more professional scale and material.

I know that for some, blank canvases may not be all that exciting. However, it’s the things that are blank that are a new beginning and a fresh start to something beautiful. To add your own personality and style on a project that has yet to be started.

And that’s the beautiful thing about art–it always starts with motivation, an idea, and a blank canvas.

Art supplies, wooden canvases, and painting my heart out | Art Haul

When we went out to complete some errands today, Goodmommy and I stopped at Walmart, and we ended up looking in the craft isle. As an art lover, I am constantly looking for more art supplies for new projects! We actually found some really nice new equipment and tools for our personal and work/school activities. Therefore, I’m going to show you guys what we got.

I guess you could call it an Art Haul. Let’s get this art party started!🎨

The first thing that we thought would be useful is this really cool glue gun. Since all we had previously was glue sticks and tape, this will definitely be useful for more technical projects. Some objects are harder to stick together then others, so it’s always a good idea to have one of these handy.

Next up are these cute wooden letters. Of course, I was elated to see that they had both me and Goodmommy’s first initials, as well as a little & sign to put in the middle. I am planning on painting these as decorations to go into our living room–I’m still brainstorming for some ideas! I’m sure that they will turn out great.

Depending on the amount of feedback from this post, I might show you all the finished product in their dedicated spot. Make sure to like this post (and comment) if you’d like to see the completed design.

“Painting My Heart Out” created by Princess Q’Zion. All Rights Reserved. © The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen

Last but not least is this painting that I did for an art project. We were challenged to use only flexible materials (paper, leaves, tissue paper, yarn, etc.) to make a creation with at least one 3D element. I really love the use of colors, and the 3D parts create a lot of emphasis and make the bright hues pop. I decided to hang it up in my room, and it looks super cute!

And that’s all for today. I hope you all enjoyed seeing some of my new art supplies and my painting. Art has always been such a creative outlet for me, and it is a frequent part of my life. It makes me happy to be able to display my work for you all to observe.

Thank you so much for reading and I’ll “see” you all tomorrow! Have a beautiful and blessed day everyone! ✨

My FIRST time drawing a still life…

Happy Saturday! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you might be aware that I shared what I got for Christmas of 2021 (post link here). To be honest, there are still a couple of items that I hadn’t used, at this point, so I wanted to change that, today.

One of my favorite gifts from last year was this “Drawing Techniques” art kit. Inside it provides a book of instructions about different types of pencils, focal points, lighting, shading, value, and the list goes on.

It also gives step-by-step instructions for how you can draw realistic portraits that vary from fruit to flowers to animals to people. It also includes a variety of pencils, a kneaded eraser, a sketchbook, a fineliner, charcoals, and more! As soon as I opened this gift from the wrapping paper, I knew that I would definitely put it to good use.

Suddenly it dawned on me that it’s already February and I haven’t completed any of the sketch tutorials. So today, I reviewed the tools, materials, and basics at the beginning of the book, and moved on to the first drawing section: still lifes.

The beginning still life was one apple in 3 different positions. I had never drew a still life before (aside from 3D shapes for math class) so I thought this would be a great way to practice my ability to create realism in my work.

So, here is the basic sketch. It was very interesting to use 3 different pencils (you will see the different shades of pencil in the finished product) to create dimension and make the apples look like they are round.

Afterwards, I followed the guide in the instruction manual (basically the images) and started shading in the apples to add a little more depth. I must admit that it was a little tricky to draw 3D objects on a 2D surface, but it was a challenge that I quite enjoyed.

And voilà—here is my finished product. I must admit, I think I did a pretty good job for my first time ever drawing a still life. If this post gets enough likes (I’ll say at least 3-5) then I think I’ll makes my products from this art kit—and maybe even some personal projects—for you all to view. Please follow me if you’d like to see more of my art in the future.

Question of the Day: Have you ever photographed, painted, or drew a still life? If so, did you like the experience? Please comment down below.

Thank you so much for reading! Have a beautiful and blessed day, y’all! ✨

Be Artful! | I painted a rock…and I love it!

So, for my Visual Art course we were assigned to do Earth Art. From the start I was super excited about it, since when using natural materials, there are so many possibilities! But at first, I was also a little confused about where I would start. Fortunately, Goodmommy (my grandma and guardian) was nice enough to show me a beautiful rock that her friend gave her. And then I realized it would be perfect for my art project.

This was the third time that I’d painted a rock throughout my entire life. According to Goodmommy, the first was in Pre-K. The second was at a week-long event at church (about 2 years ago.) And the third time is now. I find rock painting so relaxing and serene, despite the fact that it’s only an occasional activity of mine. I just love how you can use the form of a rock as a canvas to make a true masterpiece. And the best thing about it is your taking something that’s already beautiful from the Earth, and using it to create something that makes a statement.

At first, it was a little difficult to paint my design. Although I had already sketched it out in my sketchbook, this was my first time making a project with my new acrylic paints. All I had previously before this activity was watercolor and washable paint, both of which do not mix with rocks. Seriously, don’t try that at home! P.S. I would know, because I already did. LOL :))

Goodmommy was super sweet to get my new paints for me. I know that they’ll probably be one of my go-tos, in the future. They’re so vibrant, and I couldn’t help but squeal inside (out of excitement) when I was surprised with them.

You should be able to get this set or something similar at your local craft store. I really love the variety of bright and soft colors. The coverage is fantastic and it’s fairly fast drying. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to make their work high quality.

Overall, I think the finished product is beautiful. I also used some Posca Pens (or vibrant paint pens) to add the finishing details. After everything dried, I added a couple coats of Mod Podge (a type of sealer) to create a glossy sheen. I’m very proud of it and I’m looking forward to showing you all my future artwork!

Oh! And I almost forgot that me and Goodmommy figured out a name for my work of art; The Garden of Eden. We’re Christians, and we both agreed that my design suits the name perfectly. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome!

If you’d like for me to do more rock painting in the future, please like this post and follow my blog for notifications of fantastic daily content to brighten your day.

Have a beautiful and blessed rest of your day everyone! ✨