I’m going to attempt to do 1 hour speed paintings like this one a couple times a week as I work on Jukebox. If other projects come up, I may have to stop but for now I’m going to try!
I had the pleasure of visiting Cuba this year and finally have a chance to capture some of what I saw in art.
I hope you have a lovely week.
I wanted to finish this before Father’s Day but I didn’t have the time. I couldn’t celebrate with my family because I was in Denver for their Comic-con. While I was there the news of the administration taking a zero tolerance stance on immigration filled my news feed. Photos of children kept in cages and separate from their parents. I wanted to tune out, numb myself and disengage.
In the the last 10 years I built my art career and generally feel proud of my accomplishments. As the news of this horrific practice released I began to regret my life choices. Why didn’t I become a lawyer, doctor, advocate? I have no skills to help in these situations. I asked myself, what can I do to combat these atrocities?
I can draw. I can create and I can use that skill to raise money and awareness. My voice is small but I will not remain silent. I will not sit idly by as babies are ripped from their mothers. Mothers whose only crime is to seek asylum from trauma in their home countries.
Today I will run an auction on twitter of rare pieces of art (Disney art, variant cover comics and art collections) I will begin posting at 1pm and close each auction at the end of the hour. All money will be donated here. Next week I will create ink drawings and sell them to raise money. I will continue to find ways to help.
One of my favorite books from the few books I read for my book club last year was The Sun is Also a Star. I drew this quick drawing of the main characters, Natasha and Daniel.
I hope you have a lovely week!
I’m back from a whirlwind trip to Anaheim for Wondercon. We released some new products there that are now in the shop – a limited edition cupcake warrior tote bag and snuggling sea turtle notepads. Every purchase over $15 will received a free calendar (while supplies last).
I hope you have a great week!
Another commission that I love – it’s all I have time for between my book projects and preparing for Emerald City Comicon. I will be exhibiting at booth 409 with the supremely talented Lyla Warren who will have a slew of seedlings for sale.
I will also speak on a few panels about Pashmina. I hope to see you in Seattle.
Stay strong & hopeful.
It’s been awhile since I’ve drawn for myself. Hope to squeeze a few more in before the end of the year.
I hope you have a warm weekend!