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Roxy Marj  illustrator/designer/child at heart ... roxy@roxymarj.com Bend, OR

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My always and forever inspiration: Mother Nature 🌿🌷🌲 #happyearthday 🌲🌷🌿 .
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There is an amazing hike along the Deschutes river here in Bend, OR that @jessebarrus and I have fallen in love with... we did a 4 miler there today, and had the dogs off leash the whole time - it was heaven! While we were heading back to our car I realized that the river was completely calm in some parts and then raging rapids in others... and if you went down it in a kayak, no matter what you would experience both: the calm and the crazy. A lot like life, no? ;) ..... yes I know, I'm no Yoda! πŸ˜…πŸ˜˜
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Well... Jesse and I are kinda feeling those rapids right now. He got laid off from his job a few months ago and we're starting to wonder if we'll have to move again, meaning Jess is looking for jobs elsewhere since Bend is kinda limited... only 80,000 people here and nothing else around for a few hrs. We find it pretty ironic though that we've finally found a place we BOTH love and want to plant roots in, but the timing for that may not be right now. (?) Trials are scary for so many reasons, maybe the main one being that it can put a wedge between you and the most important thing in your life (for me, that's Jesse!) so if you're going through something hard right now, just remember these are the most crucial times to cling! Go for hikes, long walks, bake and cook together, look for opportunities to serve together, just stick together. πŸ™ This guy right here is my best friend... sure there are days where we need a break from each other but he's my best friend. And there ain't NOBODY I'd rather go down a ragin rapid in a kayak with than Jesse.- I look forward to meeting the people/company that hires him when he gets a new job... because they will be getting a diamond in the rough, a loyal, hilarious, calm and collected, hard working diamond! πŸ’β­οΈπŸ’Ž #teambarrus #daringgreatly *and no, this isn't one of those "I love my husband so much" posts and then 2 weeks later you find out we're getting divorced... or does that only happen on FB? πŸ˜‚ we are good there ;-p ✌️

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Entries for our #roxymarjinnerchild contest that I'm doing with @tigerinajar are starting to trickle in (contest ends this coming Wednesday) and as always, you guys inspire me! It's so fun to see the things that you like to make/design and what inspires YOU!! Also, thanks for being rave and putting your work out there... it's such a vulnerable thing to do, so thank you for sharing. How darling is this stop motion video by @marjisworldofmorecraft !! Makes me wanna watch some Charlie Chaplin movies! πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ’“ I will be sharing more entries throughout the weekend and next week... so keep em coming. :/) πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

No longer naked and ghostly. He will be for sale next week along with 10 other characters... all one-of-a-kind pieces. Which means: my shop will be opening again here soon... but with a lot less items this time around. #roxymarj #artiststudio

Ghost kitty is getting a face today! #roxymarj

Pancake and I have something in common: we both love to dance in the woods to Trance music, I usually have glow sticks in hand. Basically, we're a couple of ravers! πŸ˜‚βœŒοΈπŸ•ΊπŸ‘―πŸ•Ί #roxymarj #roxymarjinnerchild #takiteasy #raversunite #talesofpancake

Working on a "special" project for one of my favorite companies: @thelandofnod
#roxymarj #outsiderartist πŸ‘ˆ??? πŸ€— Sure!! πŸ“Έ: @jessebarrusillustrations

Isn't it funny how failing is ONLY bad if the thing you failed at kept you from continuing on... but if you continue to do the thing that you're passionate about regardless of failing multiple times, failure no longer has a negative connotation! Sooo weird!!! --- Last night I had the lizard brain thought to throw in the towel with my *hopes and dreams* but then rationale kicked in and instead I picked up some popsicle sticks, turned on my hot glue gun and started playing around... little by little lizard brain packed up its things and walked out the door. Actually, that's a lie... I kicked its skinny bottom to the curb! ✌️πŸ’₯β˜„οΈBut I know he'll come a knocking again here soon. Life is so weird guys, floating thoughts in our brains are weird, human beings are SO weird for even paying attention to the dumb thoughts in our heads. But we do and that's just life... a good remedy to keeping the negative thoughts at bay most of the time? Watch positive/uplifting programs, listen to happy music with HEALTHY and SANE lyrics, read happy books, look for opportunities to serves others w/out getting something in return and watch @brenebrown 's amazing Ted Talk on vulnerability! πŸ˜”πŸ™πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“ #dalecarnegie #roxymarj #takeiteasy

Last week I launched a contest w/ @tigerinajar and we think (?) the "idea" was somewhat confusing to a lot of people? πŸ˜³πŸ˜…πŸ˜ Sooo we're starting over, lending you a plethora of inspiration this time and changing the prize package a little. πŸ‘Œ
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Instead of 1 winner, we're gonna do two winners with a $100 Amazon gift card + Roxy Marj original work of art and One runner up w/ a $50 Amazon gift card + Roxy Marj original work of art. Contest ends April 26th 5 pm PST .
Use the REPOST APP to repost our "character dance" video w/ #roxymarjinnerchild along with your entry, same hashtag. πŸ˜€πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

This video was taken 2-ish weeks ago... and I've been watching it every day because of how much it warms my doggy-mama heart! 😍🐢🐢 /// on a different but somewhat related note: I rarely talk about me and @jessebarrusillustrations struggle with infertility on here just because I don't like to have one specific thing identify me... there's so much more to Jesse and I than not being able to get pregnant... and we've been pursuing adoption which is equal in our minds to having kids of our own. They don't need to look like us or act like us for Jess and I to share our love... which brings me to our doggies... So much love for those two babies and they look nothing like us!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ™ Annnyways, this is just another animal lovin post ... I can never say enough at how grateful I am for these little spirits of ours that fill a void and easily help us forget what we so badly long for: A family. :) Someday... someday. Till then, I be crafting and singing and playing the piano, dancing, hiking, baking and reading... and all the while bribing Jesse to join in on the fun. Have a relaxing weekend friends! xoxo πŸ’• #roxymarj #terriers #puglife #bendoregon ✨ this video is so special because we rarely if ever see Harley snuggle up to Sid or vice versa... special special moment right there.

Happy Friday everyone!! I'm throwing it back to almost 2 years ago when @heidijo submitted this AMAZING claymation video of one of my characters for a giveaway I was having! She was one of the winners and is still inspiring me to this day to try my hand at some claymation... tonight's the night to get my clay on folks πŸ™πŸ˜³, anyone else with me?? Heidi?? 😍 I'm curious as to what my #roxymarjinnerchild has in store... go get your creative on guys, I know I'm not THE ONLY ONE who is doing these kinds of things! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ #claymation #stopmotion #characterdesign

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