back to school sale

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. Earlier and earlier! To celebrate we’re having a back to school SALE! Save 15% on totes and pillows! Use the code: TOTES at checkout.

As always, thank you for your support and have a happy week!

sale prints

various illustrations advertising sale prints

We’ve placed a bunch of our overstock prints on sale, which means you can snag prints for as low as $5! Including new illustrations and old favorites. These won’t last long (already sold a bunch since sharing on social media) so get them while they last!

 

I hope you have a happy weekend!

kind dreams

As an independent artist I spend a lot of time alone with my thoughts. I didn’t grow up with abundance, quite the contrary, and had an early distaste for our capitalist fascination with stuff. As I grow in my awareness and think about my footprint, I started to think about reaching for our dreams.

Our conversations about pursuing dreams often center around achieving a rich life. Not a life of balance or meaning (which isn’t to say that pursuing dreams must be imbalanced or devoid of meaning). I find meaning and happiness in my work. Balance has yet to come! But recently I thought about how we’re encouraged to dream BIG and BOLD. But… what if we were encouraged to dream KIND? To expand our personal dreams to be more? What if our dreams of success were for more than our individual selves. To decentralize the self and instead think of our dreams as ones that include others – to lift each other up and share visions of a beautiful, loving world.

Wouldn’t that be a wonderful new way to dream?

slow progress

It’s comicon week and I’m happily at home – I can’t think of a better reason to miss SDCC than working on my next graphic novel.

I’ve been working on many projects I can’t share, so I’m happy to post this sneak of Jukebox panels. After drawing for my and Thrity Umrigar’s forthcoming picture book, Binny’s Diwali, I’m back on track, inking Jukebox pages. Writing characters provides one kind of insight and drawing is another layer of understanding. I love learning about Shahi and Naz as I draw them.

As I reopened the pages, I worried that after a break, I’d want to redraw everything. I hold very high standards for myself. However, I surprisingly felt the opposite. The past couple years I’ve grown as an artist and that makes me happy. There’s so much that makes me want to stop working – but I keep those moments of joy close and use them as fuel to fight and continue working.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

 

P.S. Thank you to all the folks who bid on the auctions last week – we raised $700. I will continue to think of ways to raise more in August.

love adventure, print auction

Love adventure, 14×18, matted print

Rules

Open to US only.

Each item will be signed and can be customized with names.

Bid by commenting on this post. No limits on number of times a person can bid.

Auction will end at 12 midnight, pacific time the day of the post.

I will email the winner with a paypal request, once paid I will ship to address provided.

All funds will be donated to RAICES.

Starting big $40

our happy place, print auction

Our happy place, 14×18, matted print

Rules

Open to US only.

Each item will be signed and can be customized with names.

Bid by commenting on this post. No limits on number of times a person can bid.

Auction will end at 12 midnight, pacific time the day of the post.

I will email the winner with a paypal request, once paid I will ship to address provided.

All funds will be donated to RAICES.

Starting big $40

imagination has no age, print auction

Imagination has no age, 14×18, matted print

Rules

Open to US only.

Each item will be signed and can be customized with names.

Bid by commenting on this post. No limits on number of times a person can bid.

Auction will end at 12 midnight, pacific time the day of the post.

I will email the winner with a paypal request, once paid I will ship to address provided.

All funds will be donated to RAICES.

Starting big $40

first family ride, print auction

First family ride, 14×18, matted print

Rules

Open to US only.

Each item will be signed and can be customized with names.

Bid by commenting on this post. No limits on number of times a person can bid.

Auction ends at 12 midnight, Monday July 8th.

I will email the winner with a paypal request, once paid I will ship to address provided.

All funds will be donated to RAICES.

Starting big $40

love adventure postcard

Love adventure postcard, sized 5×7

Rules

Open to US only.

Each item will be signed and can be customized with names.

Bid by commenting on this post. No limits on number of times a person can bid.

Auction will end at 12 midnight, pacific time the day of the post.

I will email the winner with a paypal request, once paid I will ship to address provided.

All funds will be donated to RAICES.

Starting big $10

auction week

I’m angry. The fight against immigrant camps is much more than keeping families together – it’s become an inhumane, cruel and wicked reality that I wish wasn’t real.

I purchased postcards and prints at Disney to auction. This is the only place you can buy my signed Disney artwork. I will auction a new item every day until Sunday. It will only be available on the blog so please check back. The money will be donated to RAICES, an organization that’s bailing out families, as that seems to be the only way to help.

I don’t have much more to write – I want to write something uplifting but I’m crushed by the news every time I read it. Figuring out ways I can help is my only option because I just want to close my eyes and hide but apathy is a privilege.

If you have a minute please fill out this form and inform your representatives that you don’t support the raids and ICE. Thank you.

Rules

Open to US only.

Each item will be sign and can be customized with names.

Bid by commenting on this post. No limits on number of times a person can bid.

Auction will end at 12 midnight, pacific time the day of the post.

I will email the winner with a paypal request, once paid I will ship to address provided.

All funds will be donated.

Let’s start!

Set of 4 postcards, signed, customization available.

Starting big $20