Sep
02

scribble me happy

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I will be participating in the First Friday art walk in San Mateo from 6-9pm with one of the cutest shops, Scribble Me Happy. Come by to chat and watch me watercolor!

Also, as many requested, the above watercolor is now available as a print!

Aug
27

family nap

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Aug
25

first smile

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I’m excited to share that I was invited to post my work on Bored Panda! ^_^

 

Aug
19

new york pizza

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One of my recent commissions – it was so much fun!

Aug
17

i’m an artist and i deserve credit

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i create artwork to make people happy. i share that work on social media and i always include my website or name (or both) on my work.

i spent the past five years building my career. i spent my entire life acquiring an understanding of light, color, composition and rhythm – components that i believe make my work unique. each illustration i create has drawn upon these hours, days and weeks of practice. my illustrations are inspired by my life. each piece is a peek into a moment, a memory or my imagination. my artwork is an extension of who i am.

recently my work went “viral” and dozens of websites and facebook pages shared my everyday love with captions added (side note, i do not allow any modification of my artwork under my copyright, including adding captions). in the beginning, my name and website were shared along with the pieces. slowly but surely, as my work was re-shared, my name and website were dropped. in fact many of the posts intentionally cropped my work to remove my name from the bottom! these sites use my work to promote their own brands without citing the source. i LOVE that thousands of people enjoy my work and feel a connection to it – but i do not appreciate my artwork being shared without my name or a link to my site.

here’s just one screen shot (there are countless others):

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i created the art and i deserve credit.

everyday love art is our family business. we built it through years of support and sacrifice. i love creating art and we love sending our cards and prints around the world. i need to make and sell art to continue creating. i do not need to spend time writing posts like these, chasing copyright violations and worrying about it. i encourage you to report any posts that shares artwork without credit, whether its mine or another artist’s. that’s the proper, respectful thing to do.

i hope that assigning proper credit will become the new web standard. then i can focus solely on creating artwork to make people happy – that’s all i’ve ever wanted to do.

Aug
14

some bunny + news

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We are preparing to return to work in September and we have some exciting things to share! Our busy fall of events includes New York Comicon! Our first east coast show!

We have prints, cards, wood burnings and a few canvases available at a pop-up gallery at Pier 39.

Finally, we have updated our online shop with the limited edition giraffe tee and brooches from San Diego Comicon – quantities are very limited.

Have a happy weekend!

Jul
29

storyteller

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Another watercolor Wednesday, purchase info on my instagram ^_^

Jul
22

fairy wings

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Another watercolor Wednesday, purchase info on my instagram ^_^

Jul
15

mushroom king

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Another watercolor Wednesday, purchase info on my instagram ^_^ Also, wrapped canvases and mugs are 50% off through July 19th on my zazzle shop with the code: TENTH4ZAZZLE

Jul
08

my butterball and coupon

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Another watercolor Wednesday, purchase info on my instagram ^_^ Also for those who can’t make it to comicon, we have a special coupon valid from today until Sunday for 15% off our shop: SDCC4ME

have a great week!

Jul
01

a new love

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(photo by angela grammatas)

i am thrilled to share that we welcomed our daughter home a few days ago. we will be prioritizing her over the next few months so the hubbahubba will be manning our san diego comicon table at small press O-13 with some friends while i stay home with the baby.

if you’re attending comicon i hope you will stop by and say hello to him! we have original wood burnings, watercolors, a limited edition giraffe tee and limited edition brooches as well as a huge selection of prints.

we hope you have a lovely day!

Jun
24

full of love

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Another watercolor Wednesday, purchase info on my instagram ^_^ Also we updated my zazzle shop with a bunch of wedding invites and save the dates! ^_^

 

Jun
17

rainbow umbrella

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Another watercolor Wednesday, purchase info on my instagram ^_^

Jun
16

guan yin

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The last piece in my bodhisattva commission series!

Jun
11

pashmina announcement

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I am thrilled to share the official announcement of my graphic novel Pashmina! You can read about the story, my inspiration and see 3 final pages here! I will be working on the final art through the end of this year and into the beginning of next year. As we move forward my publisher, First Second Books, has said I can share progress posts with you, so look forward to those monthly!

Thanks for all your support ^_^

Jun
10

blue beauty

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Another watercolor Wednesday purchase info available on my instagram ^_^

Jun
03

penguin sky

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penguinsky Another watercolor Wednesday – purchase info available on my instagram ^_^ For those of you in the East bay, we will be vending at the Bay Area Book fest this weekend in Berkeley – hope to see you there!

Jun
02

manjusri

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manjusri1 Another from the bodhisattva commissions – this isManjusri ^_^

May
27

ms marvel

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Another watercolor wednesday! You can find purchase info on my Instagram ^_^

May
26

bodhisattva

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At the beginning of the year I was commissioned to create 3 buddhist illustrations. At first I was incredibly nervous because it was religious. I had never done anything like this and I didn’t want to make any mistakes or missteps. The person who commissioned me wanted to interpret the bodhisattvas in a modern context and with my style. Once I let go of my nerves I really enjoyed the work! One of the benefits of my job is that I learn so much while I work, and in this case I learned about the Earth Store Bodhisattva. I will share the other two bodhisattvas in the coming weeks.

Also, if you’re in San Francisco this weekend I will be vending at the SF Etsy Summer Emporium, come by and say hello!

I hope you have a lovely week!

May
20

foxy

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Another watercolor wednesday!You can find purchase info on my Instagram ^_^

May
13

green queen & maker faire

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Another watercolor wednesday! Purchase info can always be found on my Instagram. Meanwhile if you’re in the bay area, I will be exhibiting at Maker Faire this weekend in the SF Bazaar Tent. It’s such an inspirational show – I hope to see you there!

May
05

mom’s love

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I created some special watercolors for Mother’s Day! You can find purchase info on my Instagram ^_^

May
01

maya

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maya means love in nepali. i want to send loads of love to nepal in the aftermath of the earthquake. i know i can channel my sadness into art – so i created this piece.

this is for the nepali people. it will be available as a limited edition print through this sunday May 3rd with 100% of the profit going to mercy corps.

Apr
29

hooray for cats

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Purchase info for my watercolor Wednesdays can always be found on myinstagram!