Fearless California-Based Artist, Charmaine Olivia

 Here's some inspiration to get you all through the week...

As of a couple years ago, I became infatuated with the artist Charmaine Olivia, who currently lives in San Francisco, California. Her life is a living work of art, and her artwork (and hair) is both whimsical and ever-evolving. If you get serious creative block, take a tip from Charmaine and mix colors or objects with things that you normally wouldn't find together or in nature – like pink in your hair, or sunflowers replaced for eyelashes.

Be spontaneous, embrace all things unique,

& let your paint brush wander with no pre-determined destination in mind.

It could change up the way you've been seeing things as of late, or even spark the flame that you need to get an old project feeling fresh and fun again. Never forget that your life, as well as your canvas, can be whatever you want it to be.

Now get out there and create!



For more inspiration and your daily dose of artwork, follow Charmaine Olivia on Instagram & Twitter @CharmaineOlivia 

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Olivia Ferreiro

Olivia Ferreiro Author

Growing up with parents that are artists has surrounded me with a constant feed of creative energy. As a child, every day was a new project, allowing my older brother and I to use the walls of our every home as a blank canvas, whether we were aware of it or not. Spending my younger years in California made me a flower child that could never lose her youth, even with the passing of time. Coming back to New York as an adult made me discover my roots, beyond café con leche for breakfast and Cuban music always playing in our car. And going to the University of Colorado: Boulder to study writing kept me bold and curious, reminding me that the world is a lot bigger than I ever could have imagined.

I'd like to think that I have my father's obsession with precision, and my mother's desire to be free-spirited. And although I did not study to pursue art on a professional level, I have always been an artist in all that I do.