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Soft tail

I’m regularly battling the exhaustion of work, life and the absence of normalcy. But as time marches forward I find small joys in nature and continue connecting through my work. I am participating in a free virtual author panel with Tandem Bay Area in a couple weeks. Please join if you’re interested!

Also, my debut written and illustrated book, WHAT WILL MY STORY BE, will now release on November 30th due to supply chain disruptions. Please pre-order it as well as other books because it seems these delays will continue through the holiday season.

I hope you’re finding small joys in your days.

some bunny + news

somebunny

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!

mom’s love

mothersdaywatercolors

 

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

bun bun

bunbun

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

Purchase info for the watercolors can always be found on my instagram! – See more at: http://everydayloveart.com/blog/#sthash.0TW1btgR.dpuf

fluffy friend and brush pen tips

fluffyfriend This is one of my recent evening brush pen sketches. In art school I was incredibly uncomfortable with the brush pen – it was a challenge. After years of practice drawing WITHOUT it I have a much better feel for it. Why? Because I have put in hours and hours of drawing time to understand form, shape and my own limitations (which are many). I start with a loose drawing in color pencil (usually whichever pencil is closest and sharpened, in this case it’s orange) and after I have the sketch, I bring out the brush pen. I ink over the lines as confidently as possible. The most important piece of this, which I didn’t understand before, is to commit. Once I put the ink down I cannot go back. I must be sure. I try not to lift the pen, to make solid, fluid lines. Some artists remain sketchy and loose at the ink stage, which is achieves another lovely look. I like the clear, solid lines so I attempt that. My favorite part of the process are the accents that appear due to the brush and paper texture. When I push down to make a thicker line, or pull back for a thinner line, the organic cracking and grain is so visually pleasing! I have more brush pen sketches on my Facebook page ^_^ Have a happy Friday!

bear down

beardown

love train

lovetrain

finding friends

findingfriends

this is from almost 3 years ago! i remember being so happy with how this turned out and i can still feel that today ^_^

snack time + tree hugger tote

snacktime

I’m super excited to announce the Tree Hugger Tote! The limited edition tote will be sold exclusively in San Francisco by Urban Bazaar. Join me at Urban Bazaar on Thursday March 28th from 7-8pm to celebrate the launch! The first 15 people to buy a tote will receive a free mini-print.

If you can’t make it to San Francisco, the tote is also available (in five colors!) through my online shop ^_^

Have a great Monday!

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a good year

happyholidays

i hope your holidays are full of love and warmth. may the new year be full of magic and many happy days.

i’ll be away for awhile and back in 2013 ^_^