Thursday, November 21, 2019

Turbo Kid Cosplay 2019

Our finished cosplay inspired by @TurboKid1997 (Turbo Kid film, 2015) by @rkss.films @rkssyoann @frankrkss @deathbypancake We love this movie so much and making these costumes was SO much fun! I especially love my Gnome Stick and our helmets! We made Brian’s Turbo Kid Armor, Power Glove and props from #EVAfoam, red stretch vinyl and lots of hot glue and spray paint! My jumpsuit was custom dyed and detailed by me, and the helmet was completely custom painted. My gnome stick was made from a plastic costume bat and plastic gnome watering can that I custom painted and attached. Apple's replica harness was gorgeously recreated to perfection by @knut_i_pryanik_ We’re so proud of how our costumes and photos turned out! If you haven’t seen this fun, retro, hilariously gory and heartfelt film check it out now on Amazon Prime! And fingers crossed for #TurboKid2 someday! (See my IGTV video for a little mini movie of our cosplay!) #TurboKid #TurboKidCosplay #TurboKidApple #TurboKidMovie

Monday, March 13, 2017

Best of 2016 Update!

It's been a while since I've updated the blog, so I thought I'd start with a 2016 Year in Review and reflect on all the new work I created this year! Phew.... time for a video game break! xoxo L

"Snow White," Acrylic on Hardboard. March, 2016.

"Josephine," Acrylic on Hardboard. April, 2016.

"A Girl With No Name," Acrylic on Hardboard. May 2016.

"Red," Acrylic on Hardboard. June, 2016.

"Sue 2.0," Acrylic on Hardboard. July, 2016.

"Imagine," Acrylic and Watercolor on Watercolor Paper. August, 2016.

"Wednesday,"Original ACEO (art card). Ink on Watercolor Paper. October, 2016.

"The Ink Kimono," Ink on Watercolor Paper, for InkTober. October, 2016.

"The Grand High Witch," Acrylic on Hardboard. October, 2016.

"Joy," Acrylic on Hardboard. November, 2016.

Finally, for the end of the year I did a few small Christmas works for The Bad Apple Artist Collective #BadApples12Days Art Challenge.

"Starry Night," Acrylic and Watercolor on Watercolor Paper. December, 2016.

"The Nutcracker," Acrylic and Watercolor on Watercolor Paper. December, 2016. 
"Candy Cane" Acrylic and Watercolor on Watercolor Paper. December, 2016.

"Wreath," Acrylic and Watercolor on Watercolor Paper. December, 2016.

You can check out the creation process of all these works on my video art blog, Art NuVogue here. And of course find prints any any available originals in my online shop here.

I'm so excited about all my new projects coming up in 2017! Stay tuned!

Leilani Joy

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Leilani Joy + Lifebook 2017

Hello everyone!

I have some wonderful & exciting news! I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2017 ( next year! I can't wait to collaborate with this amazing team of creative educators and help you guys create your very own Lifebook!

And even MORE exciting news is that I am giving away 1 space on this amazing year long art course! (a $120 dollar value!) Watch my YouTube video annoucment if you want to find out more about Life Book 2017 ( and if you want to find out how you can win a spot! :)
“What is Life Book?”

Life Book, is a celebration and honoring of YOU” it's a year-long mixed media art class organized by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

Tam is joined by 22 incredible art teachers (including myself) who are all gearing up to share their mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! The Life Book is all themed around self-development and healing, and you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month, and by the end of the year you will bind all your works into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can
treasure for the rest of your life!

There is absolutly know previous art experience or training required and it's completely open to all ages. You can find out a lot more about the Life Book (and FYI- it has been joined by over 12,500+ people in the past!) by checking out my link (

With the Life Book, I will be teaching two classes that I'm very excited about! One entitled, “Style Self Discovery” where I will guide you through rediscovering your early artistic influences and helping you discover an artistic style that's unique to you!

Then I'll also be teaching a BONUS lesson that I'm calling the “The Cut Paper Protection Goddess” This lesson will focus on conquering your inner insecurities and self doubt while creating a gorgeous one of a kind Protection Goddess from a collection of cut paper collage elements that I'll be providing you to work with!

Official Registration for the Life Book opens on October 3rd 2016 and the classes begins on January 1st 2017.

So if you want to start the year with a fabulous creative BANG and spend 2017 with a wonderful creative community of like-minded souls, learning more about art and how to be kinder and more loving towards yourself, be sure to join once registration opens! :) Keep this page ( bookmarked so that you can sign up the moment it goes on sale!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

A special day is coming up soon- so I wanted an extra special way of inviting my favorite ladies to be my bridesmaids! I started with a little watercolor portrait of each girl....

Then I used my button maker machine from American Button Machine (in 2.5" size) to create individual pocket mirrors for each girl.

Then I took a little trip to Michaels and picked up these items....

  • 4 Square Craft Boxes
  • Recollections: Wood Embellishment Tags (12 pc)
  • Recollections: Floral Embellishment Tags (48 pc)
  • Bead Landing: 20lb Hemp Cord 
  • Organza Bags in Aqua
  • Celebrate It: Paper Crinkle in white
I then created some printable burlap hearts to fit the exact size of my boxes (about 3 in by 3 in each).

I embellished each heart with my message and wedding date and added some little faux stitches using a sharpie. I then cut out each heart to be placed inside the box.
Next I "popped the question" on each of the little wooden tags.
Finally, I assembled each of the boxes and here are the final results!!!
... They all said "YES." ^_^