Coming Soon: Donut Worry

banner-wipwednesdaycomingsoon_donutworrymugpinkDue to the busyness of life, I haven’t really kept up with my donut designs. I almost finished Inktober, then kind of turned a blind eye to my home office where a bunch of felt was waiting to be cut and sewn into lots of little cute things, and now all of November has gone by.

Well, SF Bazaar’s Holiday Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences is next week and I’ll be there! I’m hoping to get in one new product before next Thursday since I don’t have time to make anything new (like big donut plushes or earrings), but if not, then I’ll have them at the SJ MADE Holiday Fair I’ll also be at on December 17th & 18th!


Love + Donuts, Mayene Design



ICYMI: Citrus Slice Donut Brooches Available & More


In case you missed it, other donut brooches that were finished are now available!


Here are the new flavors listed that you might have missed:

More to come later. Happy Monday!

Love + Donuts, Mayene Design

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