I like using lots of different mediums. Lately it’s been markers- a combination of Prisma, Copic, and Tombow to be specific. I think everyone’s first reaction to “markers” are flashbacks to the Crayola Washables- but I assure you, markers can be quality! This whole marker-use started fairly recent and was a result of my friend moving to New York. She was clearing out everything she owned, wanting to make her move across the country easy-as-pie, and I ended up leaving her apartment with bags of goodies. When she handed me this box of ($$$) markers, I was super hesitant to just take them (like I said, $$$!) but my super sweet friend insisted! So thank you, Lauren! Your incredibly generous gift has changed my art-game!
I love how easy it is to just start a piece! Having a bag full of markers and a sketch pad is an incredibly portable art medium. I tend to do my best work at a cafe (have I mentioned how much I love that cliche?), on the floor, or on my bed. As much as I tried- painting in bed doesn’t work. I’m prone to coziness, what can I say. So this particular medium is pretty perfect for me.
I’m happy to say that I’ve been producing lots of work in this style. I haven’t felt this motivated to illustrate since art school. It’s so satisfying finding a formula that work for you.
Made some pink ladies.
And I think I’m gonna whip these prints up:
I just finished putting up the new Spring window for Story! I revamped my flower curtains and added pops up fresh color. It was really important to me to be able to see this installation inside and outside through the window. So excited!
I love making and sending Valentines! I’m so happy with these, I think they’re the cutest!
I’m trying to be better about sending out holiday cards this year! I always send out Valentines, so hopefully I can keep up the momentum.
Have the happiest day!!!
Alright, I know it’s not quite February but it’s close enough to start bombarding ya’ll with lots and lots of hearts right? I recently dressed the Story window for February/Valentines, and my statement creation was a heart pinata! Here’s some progress pics of how it was done:
I’m so happy with how it came out! Given enough time, cardboard, and tape…I think I could go pinata crazy! Hoping to squeeze in a few more (little) valentine’s day inspired pinatas soon!
This project has been on the back burner for far too long! I remember when I started penciling in the words around November…yikes! It was forgotten for many months, hidden by my messiness, but I’m so happy it’s finally complete!
I’m trying to incorporate more embroidery into my art work and it was always my intention to use this piece to experiment with embroidering words. I love how it turned out! In case you’re wondering, I embroidered onto watercolor paper.
I thought of this message after a string of depressed weeks. It sums up my happy days pretty well. I should hang it on the wall asap to remind myself not to get down so easily.
Here’s some photos of me and my roommate Beth making real flower crowns after a visit to Golden Gate Park.
I love them! Even if they do only last for a day.
This is a project I finished weeks ago but didn’t photograph until tonight! It’s from the same tree branches as my necklace display. This branch was so big that I wanted to turn into a floor lamp. It was really simple, just paint and wrap with lights.
And during the day: