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Reflecting on 2023 and welcoming 2023

Hello everyone!

Since I have not created a set piece of works that is officially complete, I have yet to update. As a portfolio website, I want to present my best work. If you would like to see what I am up to more on consistently, please go follow my social media. I do not post much there but I do post in the stories of Instagram when I am working on things that I can share.

Last year I experimented much more with sublimation and what materials I can sublimate on. From wood puzzles and coasters to metal bookmarks, I loved making simple designs and putting them onto something that will last longer than what I used to make on pieces of paper.

I love making things!

I want to make more!

Please continue to support me and come back to see what I will make in 2023.

Experimenting in 2022

What I have been doing these past few months. Some I have posted online via IG stories but most have been kept offline as they are only experiments and not final products.

Last year I made the decision to invest in a Glowforge with my sister's friend and am now part owner of one. Since I now have access to a laser cutter machine of course the first thing I made was a simple coaster with one of my favorite designs. Afterward I felt the need to put more of my art onto physical forms so I dabbled with shrinky dinks for the first in a long time. I made many pin back buttons with my black and white designs on them for my sister to sell as she does conventions and small artist shows. As I have a sublimation printer (an eco-tank that I converted by adding sublimation ink instead of the regular ink), I decided to put my creations onto other forms from t-shirts, mugs, bookmarks, cards, and felt fabric. To make my own stuffed doll, I simply printed and pressed my design onto white felt fabric and sewed it up. I showed it to my mom and she claimed it as her own and now sleeps beside it.

This month I am working on inktober so I will be active on my instagram: @wtoriadraws so please follow me there. Other than that, I will be spending the rest of the year improving on what I have larned to make awesome Christmas presents.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you take the time to learn something new!


Making Mugs :)

For Black Friday this year, I decided to finally give in and buy Cricut's mug press. I love mugs and so does my family. With this purchase, I have one mug with my favorite design pixel pattern that reminds me of my culture and snowflakes. The rest have been gifted away to family. I am excited to share the products in the future. I hope to continue creating in the future and sharing what I love.

Happy Holidays! And to the new year!
Thank you all for your support!


What Have I Been Up To Lately?

Other than the collaborative projects I have been brought on board to, I have been drawing more mandalas in my style. It is an evolution of what my "hmotifs" have become. Creating these have been calming and I will be making more in the future. As to sharing them, please have patience.

I haven't posted the news here but I did make a personal facebook and separate instagram statement on a very personal matter that I will leave there. I will simply state here that I do not post a lot to social media in comparison to my youth. I do check them frequently so if you would like to know more about me, please contact me directly at victoriakabvang@gmail.com

Hope you are all having a wonderful start to 2021! Please continue to stay safe and care for one another.


Making my prints gold.

During the summer I experimented with more heat transfer foils, specifically in the color gold. I really liked it and should probably get a larger laminator in order to make larger prints for myself but I can say that this was a success. I originally designed this back in February to show off for Valentines and intended to use a red foil but I am glad I waited.

I recently transferred my domain back to carbonmade. Since I already had most of my past work here, it made sense to just have it all on here again rather than multiple places. I hope to continue to create more work and put them all here for everyone to see.

Thanks for stopping by!