YAY! I can finally share the new logo and mark for Everyday Love. Years ago when I began Everyday Love I drew lots of giraffes. A few fans lovingly called me “the giraffe lady” and I embraced it. I quickly made a giraffe logo.
i rarelytalk about it but i had a traumatic childhood. my family was dysfunctional and i was buried beneath layers of abuse. i blamed them, i blamed myself and i blamed the world.i was angry. i carried my anger with me everywhere and fought my way through my young adult life.
and then i found love.
it wasn’t easy. i was accustomedto fighting, so i fought the love. my love then (who is my love now) kept strong for years and showed me that our love was better. better than anger, better than pain, and full of brightness. i forgave my family. i stopped carrying that darkness with me and ever since my life has been lighter, warmer and simpler.
i am overwhelmed by the violence, fear and hate raging through our world. it would be easy for us to continue down the path of anger. retaliation. ragefeeds rage. the problems we have are not simple and the path to love isn’t easy. change isn’t easy. i knowfrom my own experience that love can heal. it can be as little as a kind gesture during your morning commute or volunteering your time. if we took a moment everyday to add love into our world maybe we could chip away at the anger. it won’t be easy all the time and it may take years.
but i believe a world full of love is worth the work and the wait.
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.
Have a happy weekend!
When my cousin called to ask me to draw something for her wedding save the date, I was surprised. My family has been very supportive of my career, but being asked to create art for them was a first. As she talked about her fiancÃ© this image immediately popped into my head. I’m honored that I could be part of their special day in this way. ^_^
Meanwhile, the rough sketches for Misty were approved last week. I am now working on the color versions and will be balancing that and thumbnails for Pashmina. Therefore it might be a bit before I post again, but for good reason!
Also, if you missed it, there are still some originals available in my shop.
Have a great week! ^_^
i want to share a sweet write up by an old high school friend who writes a great blog about the wonderful things in life: love, food, and family. what more do you need? she does this super sweet regular post on fridays where she writes five things she loves about her hubby – in a culture where marriage jokes and ‘ball and chain’ stuff is the norm, it is so lovely to see that the little things do matter.
so, without further ado here’s her post!
and my favorite of her five for friday. because my hubbahubba kisses me on the head too, and it is one of my most favorite things!
oh, and another blog post, with some of my older work – its so wonderful that people are finding me! it just makes me so happy!
it’s been an exciting week! i’ve entered a few contests:
threadless: finding friends
infectious: tree songs
and i’ve been popping up around the web, very sweet write ups by some folks on my work – it makes me so happy to know that my work makes people smile!
and this post from the ukraine! scraps of emotion
here it is translated
that’s all for now – time to relax and rest ^_^