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back to school is hard

It’s hard on everyone.

We’re still in the thick of it and hoping the weekend will help us reset. I hope you have a good one!

a fierce thanks

Thank you to the folks who’ve sent me messages and shared I will be Fierce with kids. Illustrating this book was a huge challenge as the text is powerful but not clearly visual. I revised sketches many times in order to match Bea Birdsong’s words with a strong visual story about a girl facing the challenges of her day. The positive response makes it worth it!

Here are some interior spreads – the librarian is based off my kid’s favorite story time librarian!

Thank you and I hope you have a lovely week!

deep purple

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?

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