Victoria-Riza Fashion Artist Illustrator and Printmaker


I'm Victoria-Riza. I'm an artist and this blog is where I document my creative journey as well as invite conversations on culture and social issues through my art. Join me on my art adventures! Read more here!

Working from Scraps

Working from Scraps

As an artist, I find myself buried in a lot of stuff. Art supplies are strewn about my office.  I've alway myself that I'll use every bit of glitter, every scrap of paper, and every drop of paint. I gress you can say I'm a bit of a hoarder, but that's just how I was raised and educated.

At the printmaking lab at BYU-Idaho there was a box, no a tub, designated for scrap paper. I now have a wire basket just for my scraps. And I'm using scrape in the broader sense. I got lots of scrapes of everything! This scrape basket has been growing since I left my alma mater. So today I told myself I was going to make a change. I was going to use my scrapes! No more empty hopes for this little pieces of paper. It's time to recycle and make art! 

As I am saying this, I'm getting a flash back to my Barney days. I have no idea how I remember this, but it's coming at a good time. You know how Barney (and I'm referring to 1990s Barney cause I don't know if he still does this) has a magic bag of stuff. There will only be a few items in the bag and the kids are suppose to make or do something with very few. So I'm relating this Barney activity to my art making. Yes, I just went there. Who knew I would still be learning from that friendly purple dinosaur! 

So here's my first project with my scrapes! I enjoyed doing this because lately I feel like I've been thinking too much about each piece I make. So this project helped me to loosen up and be spontaneous with my art making. Hello loosey goosey line work!!! 


Lipstick from Scraps

Vivetta: Polka Dots