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Friday, March 12, 2010

Excellent Track Record

Sketched this on the train ride home after hearing over and over on NPR about the fall of the Lehman Brothers corporation and how it was slightly similar to Enron ... this was all stream of conscious, so none of it really made sense till after I was finished.

... kinda funny how things throughout your day affect your sketches.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wishing On Stars

Unrealistic expectations perhaps? 14"x18" acrylic + ink on bristol vellum. The dots were created with iridescent ink, so in person you can only see the patterns at certain angles. (which is a bit annoying, but would look great in low lighting)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Print + Magnets in the shop!

Updated the Shop page with links to the newly available "Love in Wonderland" print (through inPrnt). It's available in both 13"x19" inch and 18"x24" inch sizes. Also, my Zazzle store has five different magnet prints to choose from... definitely check it out if you're in need of some eyecandy for your fridge! (I've got a few on mine as well!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day In, Day Out + my favorite letter P + Doodles

Started a new piece called, 'Day In, Day Out' from one of my previous sketches... I'm about 70% finished. It's acrylic and ink, on 14"x17" Bristol. I'm really happy to get to put more intestines in my work, those are always fun to draw... I also used glazing for the first time in FOREVER since college, but with acrylic this time (which I've never been too successful with, but I really like how it's working).

I've been experimenting the last few weeks on test paintings, to try to (once again) try to get the drawings to be 90% finished before I tweak on the computer. Below are three results of that, one of them hasn't even been touched by the computer! :) (I liked it too much to finish past the point I was at... can you tell which one??) I've just really missed the feel of painted work and wanted to change things up a big, and get down some thick paint, instead of the watercolor-like stuff I've done previously. Makes me feel rather bold actually...!

And last, but not least, I want to scan more of my typographical oriented stuff and put up here more often... so here is a really nice letter P that I drew on the train ride home tonight. (and a fish lady... I thought it was funny at the time, but now I guess Isee its a bit more creepy...)

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

The in-betweens...

... created between years, of course! NY received a ridiculous amount of snow today... it looks like about a foot and a half? (maybe less? but it definitely felt like that much!) I also built my annual snowman (with Nate's help) to commemorate the first snowfall of the season. Had my feet go numb for about two hours, freaking me out 'till i got home and defrosted! (I'm from MIAMI, my blood is not meant for this weather!) And some doodles for you...

Also, I must mention, if anyone is interested in buying some art, PLEASE let me know... New work is piling up, and I need to make more space available. The sterling-silver plate is in a show right now (not up for grabs yet), but the other two paintings are up for grabs. Also, see more paintings for sale in my etsy shop. I will be updating it with other stuff asap.

Anyhow! I wish everyone a merry winter holiday, and lots of peace and love and all that stuff! :) Stay warm (if you're up north!) or enjoy the beach (if you're down south!).

Lots of love from your lovely lady,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Behind the Curtains

The digital, finished, version of the curtains painting i did a while back ...

I'm slowly getting shows lined up for 2010! Here I come! :)

Deciding whether or not to visit family for Christmas is a difficult decision, but I'm just so totally broke from trying to pay off debt, and a kinda scary (but not completely horrible!) surgery I have to save up for (which insurance doesn't really cover) ... I keep thinking I wish my parents had enough money to help me out, but then I realize, I should be able to (sorta) pay for things on my own... Which I've been doing since I was in college! It's just... alot to pay out of pocket :( I won't have the surgery for a few months, but here's hoping I come out alive!! (I've never been under the knife, let alone in the hospital for anything!!) Either way, I'm glad this winter break is coming up so soon, so I can have more time to spend doin' the drawin's.

PS! I got engaged a few weeks ago (yay!) and am planning something awesome...! Hopefully by the time it comes around we'll both have enough money to pay for stuff.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Galleries + Website Redesign

Not sure if I'll be able to finish the book before the new year :( But on a high note, I'm finishing up a few things for a show next month and starting some new work for a show going up sometime early next year! Busy Busy Busy! I'll also be revealing the re-designed version of my website sometime next week. Here's a tiny glimpse on what's been going on:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Upcoming Book

Andddd.... here's something I've been working on for a while... the layout has changed a billion times... and the title... but I'm hoping it should all be ready to be sent off to the printers sometime in December hopefully... *crosses fingers*

Monday, October 19, 2009

Love In Wonderland

Love love love love how the colors came out. but, i must. sleep sleep sleep. finished this before bed!! Work tomorrowwwwwwwwww *passes out*

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

New addition to the family!

So about a month ago, Nate and I decided to adopt (have) a puppy!! and now I've finally deemed it time to show her off! Her name is Gina, and she's possessed by some sort of demonic spirit. Well... when she's around strangers, at least. Around us, shes the cutest little cuddle bunny that ever existed!! Here's a pic of her and Taco (my first born--errhmm... i mean puppy... hehehe) First photo, from left to right: Taco, Gina, and my leg! Second photo: Gina

aaaaaaand.... on to some stuff.... Previews! I revisted the dancing feathery piece, and started two new ones... under the same sort of style... messing around with a bit of guache this time though.

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