December 30, 2015

Latest Commissioned Pieces #2

It's no secret that I love to paint and make art. However, I do sometimes struggle when it comes to figuring out what to make. I find myself amidst periods of "creative droughts." As such, it is always so fun for me to create commissioned pieces. For once, I can spend less time thinking about picking the words, and instead, focus on the execution itself. 

This post features two commissions that I did earlier this December before the rush of the larger Christmas orders came in. Creating these two pieces was the perfect balance. This first one was a completely new style that challenged me, and the other was some kind of familiar.

December 27, 2015

Here's to the one that gave us life

Here's to the one that gave us life — in terms of biology, and in terms of teaching us about faith, hope, and love. To the strongest woman that we know, and the kindest. From the big things like carrying us in her stomach for nine months, to the littlest details that often go unacknowledged. To the greatest unsung heroine that deserves more, but never asks for it. To the one that cooks for us and prays for us, the one that worries about us and thinks about us before herself as if it were second nature. You have made it your life's mission to love us and to make sure that we grow into the best people that we can be. We have learned so much through your example, having taught us the definition of the words compassion, grace, and generosity. 

So here's to you on your special day, our hero, role model, life-support, and more importantly, our mother. Making you proud drives us to continuously reach for constellations despite our shortness in height (inherited from you, of course). Most of all, besides stature and outward appearances, we hope to take on the world in the same way that you do — with heads held high, hearts on our sleeves, and souls rooted in Christ. 

Happy birthday, love always,

Kim + Anne 

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals

'Tis the season to get along with your family and be grateful for all that you've got, and the both of us are exactly that. Ever since we have started Flux + Folk, we have never run out of feeling loved and supported. For that, we are insanely grateful. Here's to each and every single one of you, and here's hoping you are all having a very merry Christmas.

The rest of this post contains 2am Polaroid shenanigans. Enjoy!

December 23, 2015

Hearts, Heads and Bodies

I semi-recently wrote this poem for English class called "Hearts, Heads, and Bodies." We were told that to write a poem entailing our identity within a group of our choice. After long moments of staring blankly at a sheet of paper/borderline banging my head on the desk, I picked up an idea amongst the hurricane of my jumbled thoughts. The group that every person in my class fit into; the species that is teenagers. Suddenly inspired I translated my jumbled thoughts onto paper and came up with 54 lines that somehow made sense in the end.

December 16, 2015

Free Downloadables: Wallpapers #2

Colossians 3:12 Let's Explore

At last, a couple more contributions to the world of wallpapers! Hope you're all enjoying these. As always, we'd love to see pictures if you do end up downloading. Tag us on instagram @fluxandfolk and use the #fluxandfolk for a chance to be featured on our page. Without further ado (how dramatic, I know), download links are below the jump! 

December 8, 2015

Here's to the older one


We were never the one to be mushy with one another. So I'll make this as short and as painless as possible. Most days when we were younger, we wanted to tear each other's head off, and even sometimes now, the same can be true. However, I'm glad that we have evolved to being able to spend prolonged amounts of time hanging out with each other without starting off Word War III. I'm grateful to have you as an older brother even if I don't always show it. Thanks for feeding me, for driving me around, and for sending me links to lame things on the Internet. I will always have your back, no matter what you choose to do in this life — Kimberly

Happy 23rd Birthday! Even with the large age gap between us you have taken it upon yourself to not just be a good older brother, by being responsible and watching over me, but to befriend your youngest sister as well. You've found an abundance of ways to bridge that age gap with things we have in common and activities we both enjoy. You have taught me plenty in my 14 years and even though I'm growing up faster than you or anyone in our family would like, I'll always be your little sister. I constantly find myself looking to you for help even in my desire for independence and you have not failed to be a great older brother. So now all I have to say is thank you for everything!—Anne

December 2, 2015

Mulberry Press Co.

I recently came across a wonderful California based store called Mulberry Press Co. They sell these amazing graphic tees that promote such inspiring messages. My sister first tagged me in a giveaway they were having and once I viewed their clothing I instantly fell in love and entered the contest. For some reason I had a really good feeling about entering, but then again I always try to keep positive about my chances. However, I was still incredibly shocked when I found out I was lucky enough to win a $75 gift card. You can't imagine how many times I read over the announcement to double check and when I finally came back to my wits, I placed an order for the following three shirts