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I’m Getting Worse At This

16 Jan

I just checked, and my last blog post was right before the Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival in August, so we need a quick catch up,

so starting where we left off, the VB Tattoo Festival was a Blast

My booth


I met the Enigma


I got to judge the little kids’ temporary tattoo contest


Then, over the summer, mom and I took a little road trip tour all over VA – One stop at James River Brewing Co where I’ve been hired as the artist / graphic designer of their beer labels


And another stop at Made; By the People, For the People in Staunton – a little shop that bought a wholesale lot of my artwork


Then, in September, I tagged along on one of my husband’s work trips to Glacier National Park in Montana 1236055_10100661847549337_2776339_n 1184785_10100656985163597_1124719441_n 1236339_10100661835887707_1812512595_n 1235350_10100661885298687_1034785900_n 1239433_10100662220352237_1965105384_n

I got my birthday present from my husband which was the most kickass present EVER – I got my Jeep all striped up and lettered up by Igor’s Custom. There is now NO mistaking the Hot Mess Express!

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The end of summer / early fall, I kinda started a photography business Mallory Hot Mess Photography


And I invented these genius little quick shoots called “Drive-By Shootings” that have really taken off


I’ve gotten to take some really sweet pics so far from weddings to newborns to awkward Christmas photos, and picked up some pretty nifty clients so far – including Harley-Davidson Bayside and I have an agreement to start shooting here soon for FM99


Then was the holidays sprinkled with a ton of photoshoots and the 96X Winter Meltdown where I got to see The Last Bison, Capital Cities, MS MR, and Fall Out Boy while selling my art – one of the funnest shows I got to participate in yet


Now it’s the new year, and I’m gonna try to be better at posting stuff as it’s relevent rather than all this recap business.

NEWNESS: I’m already eat-sleep-breathing Tattoo Festival since the 4th Annual Hampton Show is less than 7 weeks away!!


I’ve made 2 new pieces in the past few days

The Girl with the ‘Chula’ Earring


and Ratchet Aphrodite


both prints are 16″x20″ and will be available for $60 at the Tattoo Festival – Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA March 7-9

Hope to see ya there!







New Prints for the Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival

1 Aug

The VB Tattoo Fest is quickly approaching, and nothing like the last minute to really start producing new work! That’s how I roll!

INFO: <- you should come!!

There will be 3 new prints that I’ve made in the past week available for purchase.

Nope 10″x10″

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VA, Son 8″x10″

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Don’t Get It Twisted 20″x30″

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Coffee Before Talkie and Home Is are also semi-recent and have not been sold at prior tattoo fests

Morning Motto 8″x10″


Home Is 8″x10


Play Cloths “B-Side” Lookbook For Bullett Magazine

30 Jul

Recently I was asked by my amazing freaky cool photographer friend Richard Perkins to model for a Play Cloths lookbook for Bullett magazine!

The article in Bullett Magazine

Richard’s full shoot

Richard Perkins’s  websites  and

Play Cloths

Bullett Magazine

(and in case the web article doesn’t archive, here’s what it looked like)

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You can’t twerk with us

3 Jul

So some of you may already know that I’ve been a Zumba instructor for a little over 2 years now, but I just recently started posting some vids of my routines on YouTube.
We breaks it down like dis.

If you want to break it down with me, you can subscribe to my channel here.

OR if you’d like to join one of my classes in REAL LIFE, you can find me at:

  • Anytime Fitness Chesapeake Mt. Pleasant – Mondays 6pm
  • Anytime Fitness Chesapeake Mt. Pleasant – Tuesdays 6pm
  • Anytime Fitness Virginia Beach Kempsville – Wednesdays 6pm
  • and soon at the brand new Anytime Fitness Norfolk Ghent – starting Tuesday July 9th time TBD
  • I also teach an abs class Anytime Fitness Chesapeake Mt. Pleasant – Thursdays 6pm

What I wore today twerk

Reception at Cure Coffeehouse

26 Jun

This Friday the 28th at I hope you can join me for a little art show at Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie

503 Botetourt StNorfolkVA



It’ll be 7-10ish and I will be there with my print rack selling my wares – even my 2 newest ones
(fingers crossed my print delivery arrives tonight or tomorrow night)

“Sweatpants” 8″X10″

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“Morning Motto” 8″X10″

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The show will hang until July 4th.
Hope to see you all there!!!


(Even if you can’t make it to the show, definitely check this place out! Their coffee and food is BEYOND DELICIOUS!!)

A Post to catch up on, oh, I don’t know, the past SIX months

21 Jun

I’m pretty sure my last blog post was in January, and a LOT has happened since then, and I have more things coming to announce, but I don’t feel right about saying what’s coming up next without a brief catch up sesh!

The first Friday-Sunday of March was the Hampton Roads 3rd Annual Tattoo Festival, and I like last year had a booth AND a BLAST!!

My booth

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Vendor Selfie

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Mom and I got bff rings from a sweet sterling silver vendor

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Awesome redneck engineering by my husband – portable phone / ipad charger!!

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Then in April I had a show at Kitsch and there was an event called Better Block in downton Norfolk

Better Block was Sat April 12th and Sunday the 13th

My spot at Alchemy

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My peeps

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Beth’s mural

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My show C.R.E.A.M. Crafts Rule Everything Around Me at Kitsch was April 20th

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and I made some new sweet pieces like this

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and this

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And I did my hair like this

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and wore a poofy dress like this

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and after it was all hung up it looked like this

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full house

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cute friends

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And my most recent event was the Boissevain Bazaar May 18th and 19th put on by With Lavender and Lace. It was right down the street from and coinciding with operating times of Stockley Gardens Art Festival

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Day 2

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Prizes from fellow vendors: Modfolk, Glass Gardens, and Roses Ridge Farm

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but my most significant purchase from that weekend was a commissioned portrait of Wheeler.  Jonathan Aumen of Dog and Tonic creates the most gorgeous portraits of your canine companions on the inside covers of  antique books using fire and soot as his medium AND for a very reasonable price, and he was an absolute pleasure to work with! I think it turned out amazing and is definitely one of my most treasured pieces in my house!

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Well that’s the gist of what I’ve been up to! Now I fee comfortable moving forward and vow to never go that long again!!
More posts coming!

With Lavender and Lace

7 Dec

Have you guys been to With Lavender and Lace Vintage Boutique yet?


If the answer is  no, you better carry yo buns down there because there is no other store like it around here! It’s cute and adorable and AFFORDABLE and and you wanna buy everything and the owner is a doll baby!

If the answer is yes, isn’t it just the best??!!

I was obsessed with this store long before the owner contacted me to make her an ad for Veer Magazine, so when she asked me I FREAKED!

She wanted an interior space filled with housewares you can find at With Lavender and Lace and a few figures modeling her vintage clothes going through vinyl records that you can also find in the shop!

Below is the progression of my 37 photoshop layer deep  ad! 😛

First (I added the record player and the cat on the screen)


Housewares added

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Figures and website added

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You can find them  at 617 Colonial Ave in between Olney and Boissevain


and also on the interwebs!

With Lavender and Lace on Facebook

And follow them on Instagram @withlavandlace so you can see what’s new in the shop!