You would think that a born and raised Cali girl like me would love spending a day at the beach. But honestly, I despise being at the beach. Sand gets everywhere and you feel all sticky. So these past activities have really taken me out of my comfort zone. But with good company, I have really enjoyed these days at the beach.

This week, we were assigned to use our spray paints and tag on either cardboard in a backyard or go to Venice Beach and tag on the legal graffiti walls. Since I live about 5 minutes away from Venice Beach, I decided to go to the walls. When I got there, all the people painting looked at me funny. It was probably because I was wearing a dress and didn’t look like the kind of person who would know how to tag well. And…. they were right. So I decided to choose a wall VERY far away from the intimidating, well drawn pieces.

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I really had no idea how I wanted to draw my name. I’ve drawn it so many times in block letters, so I just decided to draw it the way I know best. I didn’t really like my colors, but I worked with what I had.

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My favorite action shot
Eventually, my name started coming together on the wall. It wasn’t the most appealing piece on the art walls, but it definitely stood out.

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End Result
Finishing up my name, we decided that it would make it extra special if i wrote my Instagram/ nickname. So I decided to draw @emilyqt on the wall. We thought it was pretty awesome.

This is the end result and finally something I can cross off my bucket list.

Just call me the next Banksy.

Just kidding. You’re not even close Emily.

I would like to thank my photographer, Angel Guzman

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Follow him on his Instagram. He’s pretty dope.

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I was excited about my tagging
And to conclude, some words of wisdom from Venice Beach:

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