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grown up purchase

We have 5 custom ink drawing spots left – grab one before they’re gone!

Have a happy weekend ^_^

our happy place

ourhappyplace

I’m excited to share one of two pieces that will release on February 11th at the Anaheim, Disneyland Wonderground Gallery in conjunction with my artists residency. During my residency I will be creating a new, original watercolor of different Disney characters. So excited!

candy corn drops

candycorndrops

 

All original inktober drawings are available for purchase for $30 (including shipping) if you’re the first to contact me! They measure 2.5×3.5 inches on bristol board made with a combination of brush pen, color markers, microns and a little dash of colerase pencils. I will update the post with sold if they’re gone ^_^

playing and painting

The hubbahubba and I have been together for nearly 15 years. I recall hearing him play guitar in college and feeling chills. There’s this beautiful undercurrent in our relationship – we flow in and out of a constant conversational stream about music and art.

During the first part of our relationship he had a band. He met some sweet guys and they wrote original songs, practiced, invested in studio recording time, produced albums, loaded in and out of shows (playing to hundreds and sometimes a dozen), promoted and pursued his dream.

I watched from the sidelines and supported him wherever I could… He stepped away from his dream to breathe and I began chasing my own dream. I practiced, created original art, invested in supplies and inventory, produced prints and cards, loaded in and out of countless shows (often with zero sales and sometimes with dozens of sales), promoted and pursued my dream.

Part of why we make so much sense is our experience pursuing artistic dreams and supporting each other through the years.

To celebrate our upcoming anniversary, I will be creating music themed work this week.

Here’s to many, many more years of playing and painting together. ^_^

 

dub nation

night bakers

nightbakers

 

My friend Angela and I were talking about the busyness of parent life. As she was talking, she had the epiphany that we spend most our day saying NO to ourselves: no sleeping in, no time for a run, no time to shower, no time to read a novel… but when it comes to snacks and treats its an easy way we can say YES. It may not be the healthiest but we embrace these small moments where we can allow ourselves pleasure.

So last week the hubbahubba and I relished our two hours before bed, when baby was asleep, and we baked.

in search of snow

insearchofsnow

i’ve been swamped with holiday commissions, ourmall pop upandpashminapages! but i wanted to share this older illustration that i love – i remember as i drew, thinking about climbing on the roof of our car and waiting for snow… with penguins (of course).
hope you’re having a happy week ^_^

night duel + urban epicurean festival

dueldeux duel1 Very early in my career my hard drive crashed and I lost the full resolution files of my illustrations. Duel was one of them – and as my work has been featured on different websites I’ve been asked for it as a print. Sadly I cannot recreate it – but I did revisit it! It was so much fun – it gave me a chance to truly see where I’ve grown. I understand anatomy and character weight better, but also light and shadow. I still have a long way to go but I know from years of experience my best route to improvement is to keep drawing. ^_^

Meanwhile, this weekend I will be at the Urban Epicurean Fest in San Francisco selling prints, cards and calendars with the wonderful Lyla Warren ofLittle Brigade. She’s coming from Portland to share her lovelySeedlingswith you all! Littlebrigade_seeds_of_love If you’re around please come by and say hello!

diwali love

diwalinight

we’re heading into my favorite time of year! diwali is my ultimate favorite!this is early, but i can’t contain my excitement ^_^

love in paris

loveinparis

happy anniversary to my sweet, thoughtful hubbahubba who proposed to me in paris!

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