Happy Friday! Today's art advent is a full stocking – one of my favorite parts of Christmas.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I am up to my ears in work (honestly, I'm starting to understand why the holiday season needs to start around Halloween now) in addition to prepping for Renegade Craft Fair this weekend, so here is a quick and sweet holiday art advent! Now can someone make these gingerbread people for me? Thanks!
Monday, December 8, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Things are insane in my studio right now, so I guess that means the holiday season is in full swing! I'm super thankful for all you who choose to support small businesses like myself, for supporting other people instead of mega corporations. It is only through your support that we can continue to evolve our culture and our economies to reflect our hearts. Everything I produce is designed and packaged by my own hands (not withstanding a lot of help from my husband Ryan, but that's what marriage is right? You get to call their hands your own as well?), and manufactured in the U.S.
Here are a few places you can pick up my work for gifts, mailing, or yourself (treat yo' self!) this holiday season:
UNIQUE LA (December 6–7): If you're at Unique LA this weekend, my friend Marlo will be there with her company Perfect Hair Ties at booth 117. She's curating a few of my prints in her shop, including a few special edition framed prints that are ready-to-gift, so you should make sure to stop by and pick up some pretty, pretty hair ties and art prints if you're there!
RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR LA (December 13-14): For the full kit & caboodle, come see me at Renegade Craft Fair the following weekend (booth 138)!
Put it on your calendar, I'll have the whooooole show with me - cards, mini sketchbooks, prints, new deluxe version of Bad Girls Throughout History, mini original paintings, and (hopefully) mermaid sticker sets!
BAN.DO #GIRLSPOPUP: My best gal pals at ban.do are hosting the cutest, coolest pop-up shop all through December! They are carrying my Bad Girls Throughout History postcards and zines, a few quote prints, and a bunch of greeting cards. This Sunday, they're hosting a fun studio event from 10am - 7pm, so be sure to drop by and get your list checked off!
PYGMY HIPPO SHOPPE: If you're in L.A., you owe yourself a trip to the adorable and beautiful Pygmy Hippo Shoppe! The proprietress, Emi, has become a dear friend of mine, and she curates the coolest and cutest gifts you could ever find on this planet. She is having an anniversary event on Saturday, December 13th, which would be the perfect time to check her shop out! She carries my Bad Girls Throughout History zines and postcards, That's Not My Name! zines, and an assortment of single cards to go with em!
ONLINE SHOP: And as always, you can always find my work available for purchase in my 24/7 online shop.
Cheers to a happy holiday season!
Top photo courtesy of ban.do
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Hi & happy December! Because I love personal projects and can't get enough of them, I decided to start a Art Advent calendar project for December. For today, and the next 25 days, I'll be posting a new little illustration for the holidays. You'll be able to follow them all on Instagram and here. Feel free to join!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Finally back on one of my personal goal for the year – the 100 Pin-Up Project!
One of the best things about being a full time freelancer is that I get to make my own schedule. Taking some notes from Jessica Hische's Ultra Schedule, I'm making time to work on personal projects too. I'm on a quest to take my work to the next level, and in my experience, personal projects have been the best driving force for pushing my skills forward.
So one of those personal projects is illustrating 2 pin-ups a week - and this is my first for a new week! She's inspired by the spangly Rockettes, since we're just in time for Rockette season.
P.S. Thanks to everyone who visited with us at CTN over the weekend! It was a crazy, exhausting, inspiring weekend, and it definitely lit the fire under me to keep getting better!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The last week or so has been a blur of activity - between freelance projects and prepping for CTN-X, I'm pretty sure I still haven't recovered from jetlag yet!
All this is to say, I'm so excited to share that Ryan and I will have our own table at CTN-X this year! I've been a long time attendee of the show, and I'm thrilled/nervous to be jumping to the other side of the table. I'm looking forward to seeing friends, old and new, and experiencing this show as a participant! If you're attending, please do come by and say hi - we'll be at T31!
CTN Animation Expo
T31 (to the right of the main entrance!)
Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
Friday, November 21: 12 – 7 pm
Saturday, November 22: 10am – 7pm
Sunday, November 23: 10am – 5pm