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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Visit Us At Wondercon!

The radio silence around here lately has been in large part due to my gearing up to table at WonderCon for the first time ever! I've been scheming & printing up a storm to make new prints and designs to share at the largest event I've ever done. And now it's here!

I'll be sharing a table with my husband Ryan, so please do come by and visit us at table 109 in Small Press this weekend if you're going! See you there!

P.S. Props to Ryan for designing up this little banner above!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Now at Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

I'm so excited to share that the incredibly adorable and cool Pygmy Hippo Shoppe is now carrying my zines (Bad Girls Throughout History volumes 1 & 2 and That's Not My Name!) and cards!

You can pick them up at the shoppe if you're in LA (and why wouldn't you, if you were), or online through their web store! The owner, Emi, is one of the coolest & nicest ladies I've ever met, so you should definitely head down to stock up on any goods in person and become BFFs with her.

She had stated in an interview that the inspiration for the shop was to make it look like a store you'd find on Disneyland's Main Street. How can you not want to visit after that?

Photo by Pygmy Hippo Shoppe

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Style Section: Ulyana Sergeenko

I recently rediscovered these gorgeous lookbook photos for Ulyana Sergeenko's FW 2011 collection. Ulyana Sergeenko is described by W magazine as "porcelain-skinned and with a pinup figure, the 32-year-old wife of the Russian insurance billionaire Danil Khachaturov is both adored and imitated for her glamorous 1950s babushka style (think full skirts, fitted mohair sweaters, and a head scarf tied à la Grace Kelly)".

Sergeenko may just be my new favorite fashion designer. Her collections are feminine and 1950s-vintage infused, which are right up my alley. She personally is also an international street style icon, a quick google search of her will pull up outfit inspiration for days. But for today, I'm just sharing her gorgeous debut collection.

Images by Ulyana Sergeenko, found here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pin-up 20/100: Spring!

Happy Spring! Here in LA, it already feels well into summer (which is making me dread summer, it can get a bit oven-like on the Eastside), but the blooms flooding the farmer's markets are singing spring. I picked up a bunch of my spring time favorites, lilacs, just this Sunday.

This sunny springtime pin-up, holding a peony, is marking my 20th pin-up illustration! I lost steam over the past couple weeks, for a number reasons, but a break can always be good. It's good to come back with a fresh perspective. Now I just need to schedule a vacation break...

Here are also a couple exciting things I wanted to share:

1. I did an interview over at the FIDM Digital Arts Blog.

2. April 18 – 20: I'll be sharing a table with my talented husband Ryan Shaw for the first time at WonderCon! I'm so excited, I'm so nervous! I've never been to WonderCon before, so if you have any advice, leave it for me in the comments.

3. May 10 – June 29: I'll be in the Doggie Wonderland show at Leanna Lin's Wonderland Gallery! It's a great cash-and-carry show, where every piece is under $100, and all proceeds go to support dog rescue Ken-Mar Rescue.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Pin-up 19/100: Green Mermaid

green mermaid pin-up
For March, a green mermaid seems just right. This mermaid girl is flirtatious and just a little bit dangerous, but that keeps mermaids interesting, doesn't it?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pin-up 18/100: Tiki 'Tina!

Gotta do a little pin-up catch up, so here's the second pin-up for the week already: a tiki girl for my friend Christina! Christina and her boyfriend Morgan did an awesome tiki-fication of their kitchen last year, and I had fun helping them hunt for tiki tchotchke at flea markets for the redesign.

Happy Birthday, Christina!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pin-up 17/100: Fancy Some Tea?

Happy March! Today's pin-up is inspired by the Mad Tea Party, burlesque style. And after finishing the piece, I realized I went with very Mardi Gras colors – a total accident. Happy Mardi Gras, y'all!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pin-up 16/100: Rainy Day Girl

Now for a little project catch up: a new pin-up girl. In preparation for the coming storms, I was inspired by the Morton salt girl for pin-up number 16. I'm feeling a little rusty with the gals after being so busy on a bunch of other design projects!

I've started doing sketch warm-ups to get my head and hand in the right space – I always expected myself to just churn it out on demand, but then I get frustrated when I don't. Turns out, just like stretching before running, you've gotta stretch your drawing muscles out before diving into bigger pieces. Maybe common sense to most people, but for me, I'm always trying to jam as much as possible into the limited hours I have, and I skip over the little things that end up making the big things what they are.

Monday, February 24, 2014

I'm a Cuckoo!

Earlier this year I decided to join in on Lilla Rogers' Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp to get some fresh inspiration for making new work!

I've been working on a lot of freelance projects lately that I can't share yet, so I thought I would share the first assignment we did for Bootcamp - a cuckoo clock inspired design for iPhone cases. I'm happy with the way this turned out, and am seriously considering turning it into a real iPhone case! What do you think?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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