homegirl’s art

hey yall.

it’s jordan ✨

i’ve been doing a lotta art the past couple of weeks and i’d like to show you in one post. i’m a multimedia artist so not everything is the same medium.

numba 1.

i literally finished this beauty 3 days ago and it is my fourth consecutive painting, and i’m literally in love. i always go to this little chinese restaurant called “new china” when i get off of the bus (cause it’s a 5 minute walk from the stop). it’s a family run business and the owners have a little boy who absolutely loves me, and always lights up and jumps out of his little booth to run over and hug me. i always get two spring rolls afterward and then sit down and draw pictures with him, play with stuffed animals, or watch him play with fidget spinners. He really likes stickers too and it’s really cute cause i bring him stickers and he just loves it. this painting is a tribute to that little boy and the business his family runs, and their building is really small and in a bad location, so i painted this as my vision of what i think their restaurant should look like – adorned with lanterns and constructed with fine chinese architecture.

numba 2.

still life portrait study !! i love love love drawing still lives and this is one of my favorite renditions of that practice. in art a couple of weeks ago, my teacher laid out a ton of little things she had for us to draw. i chose this big head of a woman, a wine goblet full of grapes, a mask, more grapes, and a case with cherries poking out of it.

numba 3.

i am absolutely invite with the vintage japanese art where artists commonly drew scenes of oceans and massive, crashing waves (ex. great wave of kanagawa). sadly, i have never been able to draw in that way and kinda just stuck to buying posters. but, i have the really cool skill of using lines and rough circles, which create patterns like the ones in the illustration. i used this skill combined with the japanese style mentioned before to create this beauty, “view from venice majoskito.”

numba 4.

i really like drawing realistically, but the only only human i’ve mastered doing it with is josh dun. for some reason, if i wanna draw a really detailed person on paper, it can only be josh…i don’t even know why. this is a recent wip of him.

numba 5.

my bedroom window !! not much to explain here, but i just drew out my window whilst sitting in my bed and then watercolored it later on. i’m really proud of this one because it looks super realistic for one of my watercolors.

and that’s it !! thank you for reading !!


shower buddies (power 106 top picks)

~ chill station fm ~

power 106

b e g i n

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pondwater [ lazygirl x bejjroom ] – lazygirl

monkey bars – meltycanon

seymour forskinner – RLK WATKINS

scratcher – sisyfuss

siecle – joeplasma beats

you say i’m in love – bane’s world

every time – boy pablo


HONEYDEW – anthidium

Spice Girl – Aminé

dancing – mellow fellow

thankful – meltycanon

resonance – HOME

SUNFLOWER – rex orange county

BEST FRIEND – rex orange county

Window – joji

Demons – joji

You Might Be Sleeping [w. Clairo] – JACOB OGAWA

. . .

full playlist available on soundcloud @mr.bubbles

playlist title – ‘shower buddies’


what’s good in the hood

how y’all feelin.

it’s jordan !

i haven’t posted something [serious] in quite the while so here’s some snippets of what i’m up to.

i got a depop (you can go follow me @cicato1) ! i sell vintage and modern clothing + shoes & accessories. so far i’ve made no sales, but two of my items have made it in the explore page!

currently, i am in what florida calls a ‘vpa’ art class, which is simply the most advanced level of artistry in my dumb school. the program is very difficult to get into, so much so that it requires an audition if you wanna get in. my art teacher really is pushing us to delve into the world of ceramics, and thus has us working on a very exciting project dealing with it.

the premise of the project is to display the effects oils spills have on strictly marine life. we were instructed to form an animal mutation, which was evidently caused by the oil spill and shows it’s toxic ripple well.

for the project, i decided to do a mutation of a jelly fish and an octopus, but it has a bit of a story behind it.

earlier in the semester, my teacher assigned us a mini project of making ‘parasites’ to get us used to working with clay. for this, i simply sculpted a tentacle with an opening at the top (meant to be a mouth) with a tongue and a set of sharp teeth. the reason for doing this was to correspond to the story of my actual project: the mutated jellyfish.

during the BP oil spill, also known as the most devastating and vastly intrusive oil spills the gulf coast has ever seen, an oil rig exploded, leaking tons of thick, black oil into the ocean surf. as one of the sharp metal pieces in which had been blown off of the rig falls to the ocean floor, it takes and octopus down with it, using it’s sharp edge to cut off some of the octopus’s tentacles. due to the imminent toxicity of the oil, the tentacles morph into their own organism, in which grows into a body with the makeup similar to a worm’s (no eyes, no brain, no guts. just worm) and grows it’s own mouth for with a tongue and teeth. this organism is what i have named a ‘tentatite’, and is deemed an intrusive species or a ‘parasite’ (you see, the parasite done for the mini project is a model of this organism). the tentatite swims the ocean and latches onto various hosts as does a tick. one of the tentatite’s common hosts is a jelly fish, in which it bites the head and overtime fuses with the body, creating the mutated organism of the octopus and jellyfish, which i haven’t thought up a name for (please help me in the comments).

i have the project halfway done, and i’ll show you the dried form tomorrow!

something else that’s happening – my cat peed on my mattress! fun fun fun!

i’m gonna stop this post cause it’s getting to lengthy so



the days of normality are over.

Johnny Test.

More like Johnny Test me again and i’ll end you.

“y’all out here looking like clothing hangers.”


“clout cooking” with mr. bubbles – 3 part fruit tart (for intellectuals)

how yall feelin’

welcome back to another one of my cooking posts, which I have now decided to finally call “clout cooking” (for intellectuals)!

I apologize in advance for the title, but it was either that or “delivery and digorno cooking show” and “cooking, for intellectuals.”

clout cooking seemed appropriate (y’all it’s me honestly what were you expecting.

Anyways, I have a slogan to start off the tutorials –

if you wanna reach clout supreme with yo cuisine continue to read

please help me think of a little 3 to 5 word phrase like “let’s get started” expect with clout in the comments.

I N G R E D I E N T S //


– 5 to 7 crushed graham crackers

– desired amount of melted butter

– ground cinnamon

pastry cream:

– 3 egg yolks

– 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

– 2 tablespoons of corn starch

– 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

– 1 and a quarter cups of milk (any milk of choice)

– 1 quarter of a cup of granulated sugar


– 1 cup of heavy whipping cream

– fresh cut fruits of choice

– 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

– 1 and a half cups of granulated sugar

a hand/stand mixture as well as a whisk will be need for this recipe.

. . .

numba 1. (graham cracker crust)

In a plastic bag crush 5 to 7 graham crackers until crumbly.

Add in melted butter and stir until completely incorporated.

Take a pinch of cinnamon to add flavor and mix well.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake at 10 minute intervals.

numba 2. (pastry cream)

To make pastry cream, start off by bringing milk and vanilla extract in a pot.

While that is cooking, combine 3 egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. Whisk well until combined.

Sift in cornstarch and flour and mix well.

Slowly pour the now boiled milk into the custard SLOWLY whilst whisking to ensure the eggs do not curdle.

Don’t worry! Mixture is supposed to be a thin liquid. We will fix this in the next step.

Pour now liquified mixture back into the saucepan, and simmer while whisking for 60 seconds on medium to high heat.

The mixture, due to the heat reactivating the particles in the flour and cornstarch, will thicken back into a custard.

Cover your bowl with a sheet of satan wrap to prevent a film from forming overtop the cream.

numba 5. (whipped cream)

Pour heavy whipping cream into a small bowl and whip until thick. Add in sugar and vanilla until combined, and whip a bit more until a whipped cream consistency is formed (pictured below)

numba 6. (topping)

Cut up about 7 strawberries in fourths, along with half an apple. Set aside to use in a later step.

numba 7. (assembly)

Scoop pastry cream into graham cracker shell, and arrange fruit in any pattern you please (pictured below). Scoop a dollop of whipped cream overtop the tart.



“5 Days of Announcements” Day 1 – VLOGS !!

Good morning readers! Today, and for the next 4 days, we have a very special event created just for you! The RB team has developed ‘5 Days of Announcements’ to celebrate nearly 500 followers! Keep reading for the next few days to hear some very exciting entertainment additions to the backpack !!

. . .

I have been given the opportunity to announce weekly VLOGS, which will be virtual and visual interpretations of what would/could have been future posts on this site.

The Vlogs will be a 5 to 10 minute long “movie” of sorts, with individual segments from each author included in them. Riley may do things such as live-action renditions of Free Lunch and What’s Cooking, and Jamie may do more Podcasts with interesting spins. We can also possibly expect musical performances or audio from Victoria !!

I am going to be creating a new series within the Vlogs called Thrifted Thursdays, where I document a trip to the Thrift Store, and film either a Lookbook or Tutorial video.

. . .

In these Vlogs, we will really just be doing our own thing on our own little corner of the internet; sharing what we love to the people we love.

Thank you, on behalf of the Riley’s Backpack team, for making Riley’s Backpack much bigger than we could have ever imagined.

“Yo, Riley,

our website is dope and pretty”

. . .

Please expect these Vlogs to be broadcasted very soon, right here on Riley’s Backpack.



artists to listen to (updated version)

~ all artists can be found on SoundCloud ~


VACATIONS is an artist I recently discovered thanks to my SoundCloud daily recommendations. I am pleased with his sound, which is one that I have been searching for for years. I have never heard something quite like his music, which is the type I have personally struggled to create. Seeing someone else do what I have always imagined in my head is something special.


no. 2 ~ sisyfuss

Sisyfuss is an artist I discovered only a few days ago when his song ‘scratcher’ was recommended in my daily mix thing, which I immediately loved. I looked into his profile and browsed his music, and it did not disappoint. Sisyfuss is another artist who uses the guitar so perfectly in his music, as well as his voice. The vintage sound the vocals have as if Scertz is talking into a telephone is just what I’ve always wanted in an artist.

fav songs: scratcher, allergies, kim kelly, lucille.

no. 3 ~ lilbootycall

This artist is one of those rappers who has a genuinely vintage sound that no other has. It’s a mixture between asian counterparts and the sound of the 80’s and 90’s, all mixed together with a well-constructed rap monologue. His music videos are also vintage and look like they came straight out of a 1980’s dating video, but with a loveless twist.

fav songs: butterfly, sailor moon, 4 YOU, cigarettes, Honeyberry, Yugioh, Aquafina.

no. 4 ~ Clairo

Clairo, who is finally getting the attention she rightfully deserves through interviews and live performances, is one of my favorite artists on this list. Her voice and the way she uses it is beautiful, especially with her harmonizations. Claire also uses very articulate language in her lyrics, which I greatly appreciate. Her instagram is also very cute, and I get a lot of my fashion sense from her.

fav songs: pretty girl, girl ft. Clairo, Female energy, nota writes a ballad in her basement, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, mix: DONE WITCHU, 2 Hold U, bubble gum.

no. 5 ~ meltycanon

I accidentally discovered meltycanon about a year and half ago, and I am glad I did. His his sound is that of a relaxing day on the back patio, mixed with lyrics that speak of a day on the beach with friends. I absolutely love the style of music he puts out.

taken from SoundCloud

fav songs: a girl who is cute while eating, monkey bars, thankful, lowly egg, sunflower, about a girl, supermarket music, at the bottom of the well, bedroom, a song about love, wind, fairy festival, the demon song.

no. 6 ~ mellow fellow

Mellow Fellow has that sound to his music; the perfect vintage 60’s/70’s mellow tone that pleases any person who appreciates those times. His lyrical content is very unique as well, and it sets the melancholy mood even more.

fav songs: dancing, how was your day, new year’s eve, best friend.

Thank you for reading all the way down to the bottom, as I really appreciate when readers do so. I had to update this post to ensure it was grammatically correct, as I rushed its posting.



mr. bubbles’ rly gr8 cheesecake recipes

h e l l o t h e r e y o u c h e e s y c a k e s

what’s poppin b

welcome 2 mr. bubbles’ rly gr8 cheesecake recipe that u can use to impress your fam with the #bakingskills u don’t have : – )

// I N G R E D I E N T S //


4 8 oz. packages o’ cream cheese

1 & a half cups a sugar

3/4 a cup of milk

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup all-purpose flour


1 cup graham cracker crumbs (approx. 14 graham crackers b)

1 tablespoon s u g a r

a pinch a ground cinnamon

pinch salt

6 tablespoons o’ butter (melted)


a lotta strawberries (sliced & whole)

heavy whippin cream

powdered sugar

som vanilla extract

marzetties strawberry glaze or something like that jus get it in the produce section in publix by the apples and healthy stuff only millennials that play tennis can afford

// S T E P S //

numba 1.

preheat oven to 450 degrees

numba 2.

scoop softened [@ room temp.] cream cheese into a mixing bowl and cream until fluffy.

numba 3.

add sugar, mix well until combined, then, individually add each egg whilst whipping medium to high speed.

numba 4.

add milk & vanilla extract. mix well. add sour cream and mix once again.

numba 5.

add flour and mix at a high speed until mixture is smooth and lump-free. (sift flour beforehand to prevent lumps pls)

numba 6.

prep a 9 inch springform pan w some spray oil.

numba 7.

crush up graham crackers, add the salt and cinnamon, stir, then add butter.

numba 8.

pour crust into bottom of pan and pack in nice and compact.

numba 9.

pour mixture into pan and place into oven for an hour.

numba 10.

once baked, leave in oven for 5 to 6 hours to a. cool and b. prevent the cake from cracking.

numba 11.

pop cake outta the springform pan and place onto a cake platter.

numba 12.

make the whipped cream topping by pouring heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract into a bowl. mix until thick and fluffy, then transfer the cream into a piping bag.

numba 13.

slice 20 strawberries into thin slabs. place on cake in a flower like pattern (picture below) cut off stems/bottoms of 15 whole strawberries and dip in glaze. line the outskirts of the cake with the coated strawberries.

numba 14.

serve with whipped topping to ur fam and post pics of ur cake on insta and tag me thanks b.

pic of my cheesecake made w this recipe —whole fam said it was real good so.

aight bye yall have fun being bakers.


not-so-new new music

sup fam

tis time 2 tell u abt the new music that i posted on my soundcloud but never let y’all know abt,,,,,,,oops

also riley make the free lunch pls or i’ll make it 4 u s S c

also i painted this for sum fam and it’s a sunrise based off of a pic (inserted) it’s a bop

y’all go listen to my soundcloud playlist luv u bye


november playlist.

~ chill station FM ~

power 106

b e g i n




mix: DONE WITCHU – clairo

L ‘ a m o u r – sadcanadianboy

rain on me – joji

will he – joji

i dont wanna waste my time – joji

my neighbor totoro // path of the wind (chillhop remix) – AekaSora

girl feat. clairo – james dean

sunflower – meltycanon

super market music – meltycanon

about a girl – meltycanon

thankful – meltycanon

(old compilation 4)

feel it out – yaeji

no jumper – meltycanon

drowsy- banes world (album)

you say i’m in love – banes world

Sales – EP (album)

Sales – LP (album)

Sober – Childish Gambino

The Palisades – Childish Gambino 

V. 3005 (Beach Picnic Version) – Childish Gambino

Solitude – Jinsang (album)

5:32PM – the deli

female energy – clairo 

butteryfly – lilbootycall

sailor moon – lilbootycall

gucci mane – lil peep

gucci gang – lil pump

Worldstar // Dial Up //  l. The Worst Guys // ll. Shadows // lll. Telegraph Avenue (“Oakland” by Lloyd) // lV. Sweatpants // 3005 // No Exit // Death By Numbers // l. Flight of the Navigator // lll. Urn // l. Pink Toes (feat. Jhene Aiko) // ll. Earth: The Oldest Computer // lll. Life: The Biggest Troll – Childish Gambino (because the internet)

all songs available on SoundCloud

playlist soon @mrbubbles (on soundcloud)