original available here
all originals are available in my shop ^_^
I will be listing all original paintings in my shop from now on ^_^
rain hug, 2017 – first watercolor of the year! i am going to try for one watercolor every day this month! available for $85 (including postage) please contact email@example.com – i will update the post once sold ^_^
Another watercolor inspired by my daughter, who can be soothed out of most any bad mood with the lullaby twinkle, twinkle little star.
I will be vending at the Sunset Mercantile holiday show this Sunday in the Golden Gate Park along with 75 other makers. This will be my last show of the year before our pop-up opens at Stonestown mall from Dec 16-24th. I hope you will come by and visit!
Watercolor available for $100, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase. Sized 3.5×5.25 on watercolor paper. I will update the post once sold. Prints are available here.
At one of my shows this year, a fan told me that it was unfortunate that I couldn’t produce as much art as I did prior to becoming a mother. I nodded and tried to absorb what she was saying. It wasn’t offensive, it was merely her expressing her wish for more art.
In 2015, our family grew by one. Our tiny human consumes and directs our life. She also brings joy, light and laughter into our home every day. She changed me as a person, as an artist. So when she fell ill this weekend (don’t worry, she’s very slowly on the the mend) I cancelled my trip to DC. I had a fleeting thought about my work and about my conversation from earlier this year.
I love my family and I love my career. They overlap, sing together, sing apart, and occasionally have friction. My days are scheduled and my art making hours are restricted. Multiple times a day, my daughter comes into my studio, sits on my lap and asks for one of my pens. Every so often, I drop by her room to sing a song with her and our nanny or distract her while we sneak a jacket on for their morning walk. I welcome these forays from my work.
I do produce less art. To think that I could be the same artist and produce the same quantity of work would be foolish. To say that parenting changes you is an understatement. I chose to cancel my trip and take care of my baby, but I will still raise money for causes I believe in. All proceeds for the sales of the print below (past and future) will be donated to the ACLU.
Finding the balance between my family and career has made me sharply aware that my power – our power – isn’t merely in our ability to stay persistent in our work – it is our ability to change, adapt and continue to do good work.
Original watercolor sold. Prints available here.
Process photos ^_^
In preparation for something I can’t talk about yet, I will be producing watercolors more regularly! This is my first of many ^_^
4×6, on arches watercolor paper, SOLD
We are kicking off our holiday shows with my favorite Etsy Holiday show this weekend in San Francisco. Come shop over 200 local makers if you’re around!
Meanwhile I’ve been busy working on proposals to two new graphic novels – fingers crossed that I can finish them before Thanksgiving and see if there’s interest in them – keeping my head down and working is what’s getting me through.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday week <3