Barry (Season 1-2)

Every once in a while, you come across a show that is special. Barry (2018-) is one of those shows. This show is dangerous, action-packed and somehow wickedly funny at the same time. I find myself watching this show, and being amazed and confused as to why I am laughing, in the best way possible.

Why is it so special?

Barry has a multitude of characters that are magnetizing and complex, but I put the success of this show on Bill Hader. He and Alec Berg created the show together. I have watched so many interviews where Bill is asked how he and Alec came up with the idea for the show. The interviews are always so interesting.

There is this character in the show called NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan) and he is my favorite character. He steals the show and delivers some much needed comic relief to an otherwise serious story. In an interview, Bill discussed how the character of NoHo Hank was inspired by a nice dude he met while at a laptop store. Stories like this make me smile. As a writer myself, hearing how one interaction changed the temperament of a character is so interesting. Imagine if NoHo Hank was a bad, evil dude. I mean he is, but he is also a kind, goofy, innocent guy. Not completely innocent, but you know what I mean.

This show has so many characters that keep you guessing. Hardly any of the characters fill the stereotypes that are typical to T.V. shows. Barry (Bill Hader) is a troubled guy, but he is not completely bad. No character in the show is all nice or all mean. Instead, they are complex, driven and contradict one another.

The tone of this show, and its balance of comedy and action make Barry unique. As the story continues, characters die off and more conflict ensues. I find that a lot of shows are scared to kill off characters, but it seems that the writers of Barry are not scared of anything. If I tell you to imagine right now one thing that you will never see in a show, I think you will find it in Barry.

Hader does not try to drag on the action and make it last longer than it should. The show is full of plot twists and changing circumstances. Something major will happen, and then two seconds later, the tone will completely change and it will feel as if you were just slapped across the face (in the best way possible).

from 92nd Street Y on YouTube

The characters.

Fuches (Stephen Root), Sally (Sarah Goldberg), Cousineau (Henry Winkler) and more, add humor and suspense. One of my favorite things about this show is the characters. Just the characters alone are interesting. They command my attention and make me ponder how they will act in the unique world of Barry.

I think it is important to talk about the character of Barry. He is not the best dude. He is a hit man and does not usually make the best decisions. But in an unexpected way, he suddenly wants to become an actor, and his life quickly changes. He is still a hit man, but now he has the additional struggle of trying to open up and command his emotions so he can act.

Barry used to be a soldier, so he has a lot going on in his mind that he still has to deal with. Acting gives him a forum to express himself and how he is feeling on the inside. His character is deep, complex and multidimensional. Somehow the audience feels for Barry even though he has done some awful things. One minute I find myself feeling bad for Barry, and the next, he does something incredibly vile. He keeps you guessing and wanting to see and learn more. Well done Bill, Alec and the entire cast!

from Team Coco on YouTube

What to think about:

When you watch this show, I urge you to think about what led Barry to where he is today. What could have prevented his decline and his violence? What would be different about the story if Barry was a woman? Why is NoHo Hank so likable despite everything he does? I can answer that question: it’s because Anthony Carrigan is so hilarious and has perfect timing. The cast is truly impeccable.

Also, when I watched this show, I found myself thoroughly hating Sally. I thought about why I hated her so much and realized that she is just a really determined woman. Maybe I was conditioned by society to think that was a bad thing. But, I watched the show again and realized that she is not really a bad person, she is just ambitious. And that is not a bad thing.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Watch Barry: 8/10

Check out this show on IMDb or watch it for FREE on Amazon for a limited time if you have Amazon Prime. Usually this show is only available on HBO, but Amazon and HBO did a special deal, so you can watch a few HBO shows for free if you have Amazon Prime. I would take advantage of this and watch all of the episodes of Barry. The show is pretty special and unique, and I think you might be shocked at how much Hader and the other actors can get you to laugh at insane situations.

Give the show a try, I dare you.

Arianna

P.S. What is your favorite Hader character on SNL? I will leave you with this: It’s hard to believe that Barry and Stefon are the same person. Imagine if they met. I would pay to see that.

from SNL on YouTube

Fish out of Water Film Review

I had the pleasure of watching Fish Out of Water, a film by Jes Vasquez, before the official release on May 22, 2020. This short was edited by Jes, herself, and acts as an introduction to a story and its characters, rather than the format of a traditional short film.

Fish Out of Water

The short is just about 5 minutes long and left me wanting more. The film introduces the audience to two sisters, Marla and Madison, that seem to have a deep connection with the water and with singing. The film also briefly includes another character, Ramona, that is the sisters’ driver for the day. She appears to be a scientist, or a researcher of sorts, and is intrigued by the sisters.

It is not explained who exactly these characters are, what their relationship is to the weather, or the water, but enough information is presented that left me wanting the film to continue far passed the 5-minute mark.

The two sisters just arrived in town and the town is celebrating the sisters’ return. Therefore it can be inferred that they must have some value to the townspeople. Additionally, near the ending of the film, another character is introduced: Madison’s “other half”. Only time will tell what exactly that means.

Besides the characters and the plot, I love the sounds of nature in the background of the film. The soundtrack made me feel as if I was near the water and in the same environment as the characters. Good audio has the ability to make a story seem more realistic, and I think that is precisely what this film did.

In conclusion:

When you watch an indie short film, you never know if you are going to watch something of horrible quality with no premise or meaning, or a film that changes your perspective on life. This film is shot in incredible quality, with great sound and acting. The color correction is gorgeous and the story is engaging and unique. I remember watching H20 as a kid and this film brought back some of those memories. I think the premise of this short could easily be made into a T.V. show or a feature film.

These days, it is all too common to watch popular feature films that are all regurgitations of other films. Many new films have nothing unique about them, besides the rotation of Hollywood actors that are currently popular. I found this film refreshing because of its unique characters and its presentation of the plot. There is also a creative transition that uses the splashing of water to visually transition to a change in scenery. And I love a good transition.

I enjoy supporting indie filmmakers because often, short films are full of one-of-a-kind thoughts and characters that you do not see in the theaters that often. I love sharing stories that encourage others to think “out-of-the-box” and explore their creativity a little more than usual. I used to think that once you became an adult, your creativity starts to disappear. But this film proves that creativity is not lost, as long as you remember to practice it.

Say hi to Jes!

from ThisJes Films on YouTube

Thank you, Jes for allowing me to watch this film early and to review it. It is ambitious women filmmakers, writers, and directors, like you, that inspire me.

If you want to read more about Jes, you can visit her website, or follow her on Instagram. Be sure to visit her YouTube channel on May 22 at noon EST to watch this film!

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day!

Arianna

Riverdale: Seasons 1-4

Most people have heard of the show Riverdale (2017-). This teen T.V. show first aired in 2017 and had been adored by teenagers ever since. I usually stay away from the typical teenage television shows because I find them repetitive and highly unrealistic, but I thought I would give this show a try so I could see what everyone was talking about. *This review has no spoilers!*

T.V. Talk

Let me premise this by mentioning that I have watched all of Season 1, most of Season 2 and 3, and a portion of Season 4. Although I have not watched all of the episodes, I have watched enough to be able to understand the story, the dynamics of the characters, and the unique tone of the show.

There is so much I could say about this show, both good and bad. When I watched the first Season, I could not understand why so many people were drawn to this show. Personally, I did not find anything intriguing in Season 1, so I almost did not finish watching it. The show was something that I thought teenagers would have made in their film class. The ideas were not unique, did not surprise me and the characters were over-the-top and not believable. I rarely talk about a show or movie like this, but I think it is important to be honest. Don’t worry, it gets better.

Season 2 left me more disappointed than Season 1, so I did not even finish watching it. I took a break from Riverdale and moved onto watching other movies and shows. But more recently, I have had an urge to get back into the show. Maybe it is because I watched an interview of KJ Apa and his accent made me want to give the show another try. Nonetheless, I started watching the show again, starting with Season 3 on Netflix, and then I caught up on the episodes of Season 4 that are on the CW app.

In Season 3, I found that the characters finally started to become more interesting, dynamic and real. I mean the story is still far from realistic, but the characters became more relatable. I think the actors were also starting to get used to playing their characters and their performances started to get better. My favorite character in the first season was Kevin, but slowly my favorite characters became Jughead and Archie. In this season, there were more plot-twists that I did not see coming and that kept me guessing. It was in this season that I got hooked on the show, and I felt like I needed to get my hands on all of the episodes and watch them quick.

from TVLine on YouTube

Season 4 is almost done airing now, but I was able to catch some of the episodes on the CW app. You can watch a few of the last episodes on this app for free. One thing I need to point out are the singing/musical episodes that appear in every season. I am not a fan of musicals and that being said, the musical episodes are both great and horrible at the same time. The show is not usually realistic, but the musical element adds another layer of “dream world” to the show. The performances are fantastical, but not always in a good way. Some of the songs and scenes are great, incredible actually, but others are off-key and flat. Many of the dance numbers are spectacular in a way that you would be awed if you saw it at your high school play, but you are taken out of the story when you see it on Riverdale. Ironically, one thing that I find consistent with this show is that the quality of the performances, writing and directing is entirely inconsistent.

My favorite actors in the show are KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse. I find their characters most believable because they seem to meld right into their characters. They are in the moment as an actor and their gestures and little movements truly help convey the story. I think that their work as actors is the reason why their characters are my favorite. Somehow they made their highly unrealistic characters seem relatable.

In addition, the sound effects throughout this show throw me off. Often the sounds are not timed properly to the action that is seen on the screen. This can be distracting to a viewer and can take them out of the story. However, in contrast, the soundtrack to each episode adds so much to the tone, suspense and meaning of a scene. This show is full of contradictions, once again, some good and some bad.

Overall, I love the world that this show creates and the characters’ relationships that are ever-changing, but some of the story feels to be repeating itself over and over again. I am looking for uniqueness and get the same story regurgitated in three different ways. I know this story is inspired by the stories in the comics, and maybe that is where it gets some of its appeal to its viewers. The show has characters that are reminiscent of many film noir movies and has a confusing mix of new and old (ex: typewriter then iPhone then cassette player). Who uses cassettes, VHS tapes and typewriters in 2020? Here, I will answer that for you: hardly anyone, except for the characters in Riverdale.

from WIRED on YouTube

Also, one thing that caught my eye as a writer and filmmaker myself, most of the characters say exactly what they mean, exactly what they are thinking. This is not often done in films and in T.V. Usually feelings are better shown and not said. However, this show has so many repeating characters that it appears that the writers found the need to have the characters say major plot points, instead of just showing the characters in action. I find that this takes away from the story and makes it less interesting to watch. In reality, most people do not say what they are truly thinking, that makes them too vulnerable, their true thoughts are seen through their actions, not their words. But, is anything about this show realistic?

Now, all of that being said, something about me is drawn to this show. I think it is the mystery of the characters and how they are simultaneously normal school kids and criminals at the same time. How can the good kids do bad things and somehow eventually everyone is ok with it? There is so much contradiction in this show that makes me think, and maybe that is why part of me likes the show. This show is not good in the traditional sense of the word, meaning it is not like a Christopher Nolan script or full of Waititi jokes, but there is something magnetizing to it. The show has a wicked hook that makes the viewers want to watch the next episode and the next and the next. I commend the writers for that. And now I will go watch the parts of Season 2 & 3 that I missed. See you when I am out the other side!

What to think about:

I just want to mention that I think this show is for adults, not for kids in high school. However, I imagine that high school kids are the show’s key demographic. I do not think that many of the elements of the show would be a good influence on kids of high school age. I remember in my Anthropology course I learned that what kids and teens watch on T.V. becomes normal for them, therefore if they watch violence, they get used to seeing violence and get desensitized to it. I think that this show does not represent a realistic high school experience and I think it is important for high schoolers to know that before watching this. And I am not just talking about the mysteries and disappearances, I am talking about everything else too. It is hard to find scenarios in this show that ARE realistic.

from Teen Vogue on YouTube

Check it out: 5.9/10

I think most people have watched this show already and decided if it was or wasn’t for them, but I urge you to give it another try. Riverdale will never be Barry, or Mr. Robot, or The Office, but it is still a good show to put on at the end of the day.

The show does not require your full attention, you can have it on while you are doing your homework, or exercising, and you will still be able to understand what is happening. Although the show has many serious elements that will scare younger kids, I think it is a good mystery show for older teenagers or adults who need a break from their busy lives. Maybe this show is like Scooby-Doo, but for adults.

That being said, I rated it a 5.9/10 because I think the story could be better planned, leave better clues for the audience to follow and have more elements that are realistic and relatable for the everyday person. Some scenes are great, others are not, and because this show is not consistently good or bad, I gave it a 5.9. Some episodes are well thought-out, but other plots twists are done loosely and feel as if they were just thrown in there without much thought going into them. For those reasons, I recommend watching this show, but do not have high hopes, because they might be crushed.

Sentence Summary:

When high school friends in Riverdale encounter danger that you could only dream of, they are forced to grow up fast, make decisions they might regret, and stand up for one another in the face of vicious danger.

Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments what you think of Riverdale. You can watch it on Netflix, or read about it on IMDb.

What show should I watch and write about next?

Arianna

Keep Going.

This time in quarantine has allowed me to think deeply about my goals and where I want to go. Previously I have felt that I was working so much, but getting no where. I told myself that this was a common thing for someone working towards a job in the film industry, but I wasn’t happy just accepting that. I knew this journey would be full of ups and downs, but something did not feel right. I did not feel like me and my happy self. I mean, I wasn’t sad, but I was doing so much work helping me get to a career that I love and I was not happy. So I knew something needed to change.

I reevaluated my goals. Took a break and thought to myself, “What is making you unhappy?” I realized it was because I was doing too much. I was trying to learn how to be an expert director, writer, actor, filmmaker, editor, cinematographer, producer, all while being an intern and a student at the same time. I was always doing something and rushing to do the next thing that I did not have time to appreciate and enjoy what I was doing at any given moment. So what would I do next? I am a natural hard worker, so getting myself to slow down was a process, but I needed a plan. If doing too much made me feel like this, the obvious solution was to do less. But, “I want to work towards my dream,” I thought. I was ok with this period of unease if it meant that I was working for something that I truly care about. So I thought and I thought, and soon I realized some things.

  1. If I continue to work too hard without breaks, I will continue to get more and more tired and unhappy.
  2. If I continue to try to learn too many things at once, I will be mediocre at a lot of things and not great at any.
  3. If I focused on one thing, I could be great at it, but it would mean I need to take a break from some other things.
  4. If I take a break from working on something, that doesn’t mean I can’t go back to it when I am ready.

Thus, I came to the conclusion that my true love is writing. I love stories, telling them, creating them. That is why I love acting, directing, editing, producing, because I love telling stories. So it made sense to choose to focus on what I love, story-telling.

I decided to focus on writing, specifically screen-writing, and sometimes poem writing, with the goal of having fun while getting better at my craft. Later, I can get better at directing, acting, producing, but for now I am going to work on being the best writer I can be. Once I made that decision, the clouds started to clear. At first it made me so nervous to take a break from learning everything and anything about film, but I think a part of me knew that if I want to make this a career, I need to have a smart plan. And throwing a lot of sloppy cupcakes at a wall and hoping that they all will stick was not working. I needed to carefully and delicately make, cook and decorate one cupcake, make it incredible and then I could work on another cupcake, instead of trying to learn the recipe to so many different cupcakes all at once. Baking metaphors, I like it. Very suitable for this quarantine life.

I just wanted to write this post to show people how plans can change and you can choose to reroute and continue. Sometimes when you run into a problem, it can be easy to abandon your path and hop on someone else’s. But maybe taking a step back and looking at it from a different perspective can save you a lifetime of regret. Stick to the goal, just change your plan and keep going.

Keep going in the view of discomfort and unease. Think about what is making you feel that way, how you can move around it. And remember that a small change here and there can add up to a huge change everywhere. Did I just make that saying up? Yes. Does that mean that it isn’t true? No. See, that’s the beauty of art. People can interpret it different ways and none of them are wrong. Unless you’re an English teacher, then you most likely think that there is a right and wrong way to interpret art. In this case, I highly disagree.

To dreams and working hard,

Arianna

P.S. Comment your biggest goal in the comments so I can cheer you on!

Here is a word search I made to help encourage positive thoughts. 🙂

My 5 Favorite Films

There are so many films that I enjoy, so this was a very hard list to make. Let’s get started on the list before I change my mind and make this 10 films, instead of 5.

5. Dirty Dancing (1987)

Do not shake your head to this movie. It is really good. Almost as good as watermelon in the summertime (movie reference). I do not tend to enjoy films that are the traditional “rom-com” type, but this film is different. The characters are real, the stakes are realistic and the story does not unfold in the exact way you would predict it to. The acting really pushes this story forward and makes it even better.

When I watch this film, I feel true emotions. I go on the rollercoaster with the characters, and by the end, I am exhausted, but happy and content. In addition, Patrick Swayze (Johnny) really seemed like he was a great, genuine guy, so I really enjoyed watching him play this character.

4. Shutter Island (2010)

Wow, I was obsessed with this film when I first watched it. I was shocked by the ending and I immediately had to watch it again. I actually have a story about the first time I watched this film because something specific happened on that day. But that is a story for another time.

This film is suspenseful, well-thought-out and just brilliant to watch. Incredible acting (Ruffalo, DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley), story-telling, and directing (Scorsese). The mystery plays well throughout the movie and the audience is engaged by trying to put all of the pieces together. Just to find out that we were looking at the pieces through the wrong lens.

I learned a lot from this film, it makes me think how I can make my own films and screenplays better. I definitely recommend watching this film if you have not seen it. It will surprise you, unless you are insanely great at mysteries and finding clues that many might not notice. This film shows how perspective is very important to consider when telling a story. Watch this film with a magnifying glass (figuratively, or literally if you feel like it).

3. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

This movie makes me cry! It makes me feel, which is what I like most about films. Most of the films I enjoy watching are dramas, with a hint of funny, that also tell a very meaningful story that changes perspectives.

The acting in this film is just incredible. DiCaprio (Arnie) was so young, yet he gave an unforgettable performance, and Depp (Gilbert) is just awesome. The story is sad in many ways, but the story is beautiful. I first watched this film a week before I went on a trip to Italy. Then, while I was on a bus traveling between Italian cities, you best believe I was watching this film on my phone with my headphones on, while I was watching Italian towns go by. Now, that is what I call a vibe.

This story has such heart and I enjoy watching it every time.

2. Gifted (2017)

This is one of the films I have watched recently, but it still made it on my list. Chris Evans (Frank) and Mckenna Grace (Mary) help tell an incredible story of family and life. Things do not always go as planned and sometimes we make mistakes. But we are trying our best, and that is all we can do.

I cried many times throughout this film, but I also laughed a lot too. The story is heavy and light at the same time. It is realistic in some ways and extraordinary in others. I like the comparisons and contrasts in this film, particularly between Mary and Frank. They are very different people, but also very similar. This film makes my heart happy and sad, but happy in the end. You can read the full post I wrote on this movie here.

1. The Judge (2014)

No one I talk to about this film has watched it, but I have seen it over 10 times. I watch it often when I want to watch a film that I know is good and that will make me think of my past and present.

Downey (Hank) and Duvall (Judge Palmer) have a complicated relationship. Hank is getting a divorce and some unfortunate things have just happened to the Judge and his family. I can personally relate to this story a lot, which may seem unlikely because I have not had a divorce and I am not a 40 year old man. But Hank experiences some emotions that I know very well.

I saw a part of me in Hank, even if at first he does not seem like the best guy. By watching how he treats his father when he truly needs his help, I was overcome with emotion. This story is pretty heavy, but it has everything a good movie has: a great story, great actors and emotion.

BONUS: Another Happy Day (2011)

I know I said 5 films, but I just had to mention this last film. I will be writing a blog post entirely on this film, but here are some brief thoughts. The biggest thing I took away from this film is that I am not alone in the way I feel. One of the reasons I love films is that they can make you realize that other people have gone through the same situation you are in, and they have found their way out. This film does that. The characters are relatable, sad, but true.

I will say that this film has a lot of bickering, misunderstanding and sadness, but sometimes it can be nice to comprehend that you are not the only person who experiences these emotions. I love this film for that. It made me feel understood and not alone in a time I really wanted to be a part of something.

Overall…

Here’s to great films that make us feel and learn. Films that change the way we think and act. Improve our lives in one way or another. Cheers to feelings, crying and laughing, because they are all valuable in our pursuit of happiness. If you want me to do a more in-depth post on any of these films, let me know in the comments.

Arianna xx

First Man (2018)

Photo by malith dk on Unsplash

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler and more.

I have been intrigued by outer space for a while now. I even wanted to be a planetary scientist because I find the planets and astronomy so interesting and extraordinary. That being said, I did not know that much about Neil Armstrong before watching this film. I knew about his achievements, but I knew less about his life and the sacrifices he made for his job and his country. This film taught me a lot, even if some of the story is not 100% true, it introduced me to a new side of Neil Armstrong: the family man, not just the astronaut.

from Universal Pictures on YouTube

Movie Talk

This film chronicles some of the dangerous missions the astronauts encountered on their journey to the moon. There was so much danger, so much risk that landed Americans on the moon that many people might not know about. I know that this film opened my eyes to a whole new perspective of the moon landing. Now, the achievement seems even more magnificent in my mind, if that was even possible.

If you like space, or even if you do not, I think you would enjoy watching this film. It is full of emotion, great stories and focuses on family and the power of it on a person’s personality, determination, and courage. Neil Armstrong had to deal with the loss of some of his teammates and his daughter. He went through a lot in his life, but he also accomplished enormous deeds. I tend to believe that to the depth someone experiences sadness, is also the depth in which they experience success. This may not apply to everyone, but I think it might apply to Neil.

What to think about:

There was so much that was going through my mind as I watched this film. Neil sacrificed a lot for his family. Some of this film is fictional, but much of the core of the film is true to my knowledge. However, in this post, I am focusing on what happens in the movie. Neil hit hurdles, overcame them and kept running ahead. Nothing stopped Neil, nothing held him back, he knew his goal and he would accomplish it. Yes, he sacrificed his time with his family so he could make his goal a reality, but he also cared about them deeply. It was almost as if he wanted to accomplish this for his family.

When you watch this, think about what is preventing you from reaching your goals. Be honest with yourself. Could you work harder? Be more determined to make your dreams a reality? Are you like Neil, how or how not? What are you willing to sacrifice for your dreams, and what are you not? Are you your biggest hurdle?

I was inspired by this film and when I get inspired or feel strong emotions, I tend to grab a pencil and write. So, I wrote this original poem and made a short video on it. I read the poem and added pictures to follow with the words and music. Here is the video:

from Aloha Arianna on YouTube

Check out this film: 8.8/10

I recommend watching this film. I really enjoyed it. The film can be sad in many ways and also shocking. The film left me happy, but also upset. I think it does a good job of having the audience connect to the characters and to care about them. So much so that it was hard watching what Neil had to go through, the many ups and downs. He had a hard life, but he also accomplished so much for himself, his family and his country. Give this film a watch if you want a new perspective on the moon landing, on people, in general, and the country as a whole.

You can watch this film on Amazon, check out the film on IMDb or watch some interviews and trailers on YouTube.

Sentence Summary

When a man is faced against the odds and has to deal with immense family hardship, he embarks on a journey that changes the world forever.

Thank you for reading. This film changed my perspective and made me want to learn more about Armstrong, his team and their incredibly unique and admirable story.

To working hard and always trying our absolute best,

Arianna

For Gifs and Giggles ft. Stranger Things

Photo by Clément Falize on Unsplash

I had the idea for this type of post while I was in self-quarantine in my house. I realized how important it was to take some time to laugh every once in a while. When you are caught up in the busy moments of life, sometimes we can forget to take a moment to smile. The last post of gifs I did included gifs from the show Barry (2018- ) on HBO. This post I wanted to focus on a more light-hearted show, so let’s begin with some Stranger Things (2016- ) (available on Netflix) gifs that I found here!

1. When you realize someone just ate garlic.

2. When someone only talks about themself.

3. When you’re only 5’2″.

4. When you realize you have a math test, but you didn’t study.

5. When there is only 1 slice of pizza left.

6. When you think you are Thor, God of Thunder.

7. When you step on a lego.

8. After you play Just Dance one time.

9. When you drink soy milk by accident.

10. When you see your friends for the first time after summer vacation.

Thank you for reading and I hope that you smiled, even if just a little bit. If you have not watched Stranger Things, check it out here!

I watched all of the seasons within a week, and that says a lot.

Until next time,

Arianna

My Watercolor Designs

I have always loved art and creating my own drawings and paintings. Until recently, I kept my work to myself, but I decided to put some of my creations for sale. I am an amateur, I focus on simple designs and have fun with it. But I thought it would be fun to document my journey here and see where it takes me.

Why did you start drawing?

I would not say that I draw, I think I mostly focus on painting right now. I have the most fun with that, and I have the least amount of pressure that way. I just paint what I want, when I want and it is a great hobby. It relaxes me and acts as a kind of meditation.

Where can I find your drawings?

I put a few of my designs up on Redbubble, you can check them out here. My designs vary, but most of them have to do with nature or the ocean. You can also find my designs by going on the Redbubble website and typing in: Made by Arianna.

I have my designs separated by Collections, so feel free to check them out by category. I add new designs weekly, and sometimes daily. I am always creating and sharing. I also uploaded some of my photographs from my trips to Hawaii and Italy. The photographs are available on some clothing and also on prints.

So..

If you decide to check out my designs, let me know what you think! You can leave it in a comments below, email me or contact me through the contact page on this website. You could also let me know on my instagram or follow my art’s instagram.

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