My First Holiday Nightlife


Last year, I started getting into the groove with selling at local shows, from J-POP Summit to APE to SF Bazaar’s Holiday Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences.

I made a few new things for Holiday Nightlife this year, including some tiny canvas products.


I definitely have some blank tiny canvases left, so I’ll need to put some faces and sprinkles on those soon!

I remember being extremely exhausted after Holiday Nightlife last year, which was a short event but on a Thursday night after I had a full day at work. But, I’d totally do it again.

And I am! I’ll be selling at Holiday Nightlife again this year on Thursday, December 8th!

Love + Donuts, Mayene Design

Watermelon Donut Brooches & More


All donut brooches I’ve previously posted a work-in-progress entry on should be available in the shop, now!

But I’m not done yet. Now I’m working on some Watermelon Donut Brooches as well as some Cookies & Cream Donut Brooches. Wait for them…

Love + Donuts, Mayene Design




We’re already just past halfway through October (wow, where did the year go?) and this is the first year I have participated in Inktober.

Confession: I didn’t look at the (or any) prompts before diving in. I just kinda figured I’d draw a different donut every day. On Day 3, though, I looked at the Inktober 2016 prompts and tied my initial drawings in with the prompts in their descriptions. I thought about how I’d just have 31 new donut drawings by the end of the month, which also kinda makes up for all the Flavor Fridays I’ve been skipping, considering my last entry was back in July.

I realize I wasn’t sticking to purely black ink(s), but I decided I’d use this time to just develop good drawing habits, as was part of the initial Inktober initiative anyway. And hey, I use sharpies as a base and white ink as needed.

But anyway, I also bought a new sketchbook last month just to have one and not necessarily for Inktober. So, I didn’t really plan anything out because the sketchbook was meant for dry media, and well, guess what, I used watercolors in it.

If you’ve been following along, I hope you’ve been enjoying my personal Inktober entries! And if you’re a fellow artist doing Inktober, I hope you’ve been enjoying it, as well!

Love + Donuts, Mayene Design

ICYMI: Even More New Donut Brooches Available


And the Donut Brooch Collection keeps on growing!

Since last Monday’s ICYMI post, here are the new flavors listed in the shop:

Happy Monday, everyone!

Love + Donuts, Mayene Design

The Old Pineapple Donut


Last week, I was working on Pineapple Donut Brooches, so I dug up an old photo from when I first made a Pineapple Donut plush keychain.

This was circa 2013, when I started making more than just your typical chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla donut designs. I came out with a lot of other plush keychain flavors at the same time (like ube, blueberry, watermelon, and carrot cake).

I’m obviously adjusting some stuff from this design for when its made as a brooch, but looking back on this, I really did like the way this turned out!

Love + Donuts, Mayene Design