You guys!  Today is PUBLICATION DAY for my new picture book called HUG MACHINE!!

That is right!  HUG MACHINE is out today in stores all over the place.  This is incredibly exciting for me because this will be the first picture book in which I have both written the words AND drawn the pictures.  An exciting milestone, my friends.

HUG MACHINE is the story of a child who is super down with hugging.  He is the self-proclaimed Hug Machine and he is very excited to tell everyone about it. He is very good at hugging and he is not shy to show the world.  He is ready for you to watch how amazing he is at hugging.

You can read more about this at

And if you want to print out activities for your kids that are all about the Hug Machine, you can go to 

I’m this boy. This book is me. I MUST HAVE THIS BOOK IN MY HANDS RIGHT NOW!

You, Me and Optimus Prime [ x ]

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basically my life can be summed up in alternating periods of Linda Belcher’s “Alriiiiight!” and Bob Belcher’s “Oh my god”


I’m trying to speed up the time it takes for me to finish digitally, aka holding back on all those overlays :’D.


"Catch a Falling Star" and "Back to Your Heart" from the Stranger Factory x Cotton Candy Machine group show starting tonight July 11th. Details here- and here-

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Name: Maria

Nickname: Né (by my sister when she started talking)

Birthday: February 6th

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Yes.

Height: 173 cm

Time Zone: UTC

What time and date is it there: 17h44 on August 28th

Average hours of sleep I get each night: from 5 to 8 hours

Last thing I googled: "can you sew a book with a normal sewing machine?"

Most used phrase(s): “I’m not Ana, I’m Né!” (other twins will get it…)

First word that comes to mind: *quickly thinks in all the words she knows”

Last thing I said to a family member: "See you later mum! Bye!"

One place that makes me happy and why: Covilhã, at my sister’s place, and down town Porto.

Favorite beverages: Red wine, coffe and lemonade.

Last movie I watched in the cinema: Guardian of the Galaxy (and I want to see it again!!!)

Three things I can’t live without: Gonna say friends, family and pets, but everyone knows that I’m nothing without my Bimby and hugs.

Something I plan on learning: Tarot reading (I’ve been practicing every day!)

A piece of advice for all my followers: remember that everyone changes, like you changed as well. Everyone can become a better person.

You all have to listen to this song: This song has a deep meaning to me, and it’s one of the songs that I think best represents me. The lyrics are also beautiful!

Blogs: (but I kind of deserted it)

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…it worked…

I just found out that I wasted precious hours and materials during this past two years, while I could have just used my machine…

Lord help me…

*finds out about the possibility of using a normal sewing machine to sew books*

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So This is my Gender bend version of Elsa and Jack (OTP lol), Jackie and Elsir : ) Hope you guys like.

So this was a good change of pace for me because I started to do lined drawings. it’s really fun to do more stylist drawings using lines ^_^ and couples are rly fun to draw !

lol sorry for the inconsistent styles XD;; was experimenting mostly @_@;;

Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming




Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent. 

I cannot wait for men to cry about this