Marker Love

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!

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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.

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Valentine Mantle

Time for another holiday mantle! This one was done a bit under the wire, but Valentine’s in my favorite holiday so it’ll definitely stay up at least through March.IMG_0060

I had gold up everywhere from New Years Eve, and figured I could keep a little of the gold and add whatever spare pink toned paintings I had lying around. The big one in the center is my roommates. She left it when she moved out and I just think it’s too pretty to not display. The rest are mine, various valentine cards, and just some pretty little things.

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I can’t wait for Friday!! Hope you all are having the loveliest month!

Heart Pinata

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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:

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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!

Stoned and in Love

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!

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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. IMG_6717

Spring has Sprung

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The weather lately has been more sun than grey and I am very happy! I can’t stand it when it gets dark around 4:45, I need my sunshine to last long as possible!

My mom sent me some Easter stuff in the mail and I decided to decorate my mantle for spring! I decorated it for Christmas and Valentines but failed to take a single picture. Not this time, these colors are way too happy.

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