Well I didn't hit the 50 posts like I wanted to this year but I guess 44 is close enough! So here is my final post for this year. You can buy this piece of art here on my Society6 store. It's available in phone cases, pillowcase, shower curtain, all over patterned shirt, tote bag and more!
Happy New Year!
I never posted this way back whenever. Never really got good pictures of it either but I wanted to share. Here's my little faux taxidermy creature. It's not perfect but I do find it charming in a creepy way. One day never, I may get back to this and make another.... maybe.
So I forgot about these little guys. Made them back in May to sell at a craft fair and never posted images! Gasp! Well here they are. In case you were wondering these paintings are 2.25" by 5.875" long. One of these days I will do more and sell them some place but in the meantime, email if you want any!
Check out my new print on Society6! It's been awhile since I have had anything new to sell up on there but today is the day and hopefully more to come. If you have an account, please stop by and give it some love!
Here is my first attempt at needle felting. Needle felting was something I always wanted to try. Having 0 experience with this craft, I had always felt intimidated by the super sharp needles. Part of me felt like what's the point I could just sew something up or make it out of clay. However it's actually pretty cool! I found it to be quite relaxing methodically jabbing a needle into soft fluffy stuff that would suddenly take form the more jabs it got. Although I do want to say that I stabbed my fingers at least twice making this little guy! With that said it's still a nice way to make tiny little critters! It's like sculpting with wool. I'll plan to keep trying it out now since I have an abundance of roving wool to use!
It's a hot summer day and Katey really wants to cool off with an ice cream. There's a really long line at the ice cream stand on the boardwalk. After waiting patiently she gets her favorite flavor, strawberry vanilla swirl. She anxiously licks the quickly melting ice cream as she walks back to the beach. Unfortunately before she can get too far the the giant scoop slides off the cone and falls onto her foot.
Doesn't that suck.
Here's to hot summery days, beaches, boardwalks and ice cream! Cheers!
This was an illustration that was living in my head for weeks until recently. Now it's done! In fact now that it's done is when I realize it's missing a leg! What kind of an octopus are you! Maybe he lost it in the war? I mean really do you see all the legs at once!? Sometimes yes and sometimes no and in this case that leg is back there hiding out I swear!
So as of the last few weeks, I came to realize I can't do a weekly watercolor every week. I can say though that I have kept at it for year and that is pretty awesome! I can also say that I will continue to keep doing watercolors for sure just not weekly ones. However I would expect to see some kind of something from me every week whatever it may be such as a doodle, a painting, a lizling or whatever the heck it is I am working on! Just trying to keep things interesting! Stay tuned. Cheers!
So I haven't been able to really talk about it much until now! It was that big illustration project that I have been working on for awhile....
Everyone knew that I drew pretty pictures and did crafty things and from
my weekly posts on facebook/ blog. One day it finally went a little bit
beyond someone just "liking" my art. A friend from high school had a
friend that was looking for an illustrator for his second book. We were
introduced and hit it off well. We talked about the project and what he
was looking for and if I was up for the challenge. I always wanted to
illustrate a book and this seemed like an opportunity to give it a try.
It wasn't just any other children's book. It was special.
In the last couple of weeks it finally came together and now it's available. Manoj, the author of the book says it best and you can check out this link here and get to know more about the book: http://wherethetomorrowsgo.com/. To some it up in a few words it is a children's book about understanding and coping with loss. The story is about Bella and her pet dog Gogo. It's a very different subject matter, very real and honest yet uplifting ofcourse. Because let's face it life can be unpredictable and even more so when your a kid. I remember what it was like when I was a little and we had to put our dog to sleep. It was trying moment that your best friend wasn't going to be by your side anymore. During illustrating this book, as an adult once again had to put another dear furry friend to rest. It doesn't get easier with age but I definitely felt connected to Bella as she deals with her lost. I can go on but really check it out. You can buy the hard copy & e-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Where-Tomorrows-Go-Manoj-Abraham/dp/0988796570/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434070430&sr=8-1&keywords=where+the+tomorrows+go And on the itunes store.
It happened! We did our first craft fair! It was hard parting with some stuff but in the end I have no space to keep everything. It just seemed right that these special one of kind pieces would make their way into someone elses home to enjoy. So now there is teeny bit more space to make more! On that note I will be working to get a Facebook page up shortly so that I can centralize all of my major postings and announcements through there. I will be working to get an Etsy store up and running to some degree this year right in time for the holiday season if not sooner. In the meantime, here are some pictures I want to share from Sunday! Cheers!
In 2 weeks I will be participating in the Fort Lee Arts & Music Festival with my friend Gina. I wouldn't have done this if Gina didn't ask! I have been crazily trying to sew up sew up some things for it and hopefully by then I have a decent amount or else I am just going to be sitting there giving out lollipops!
So when is this thing happening...it's happening on Sunday June 7th from 11am to 6pm. This is my first time doing a craft fair and I am excited! For those you interested the location of the craft fair is on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. Yay!
Oh Poo. I have missed 2 weeks of these things and all for good reasons. First, I have been away in sunny beautiful California where I really took not only a week off from work but from all creative work. I am still stuck looking at glorious mountains in my head. Now that I am back, the second reason for no posts is I am currently working on stuff to sell for a craft fair next month! Yay my first craft fair! Let's hope I have enough stuff to sell and that someone actually buys stuff! For anyone curious, the craft fair is June 7th in Fort Lee. More details to follow soon. Stay tuned! In the meantime I would expect bi-weekly watercolors until June 7th....we'll see.
Made this for my coworkers birthday today! She is fan of the those little minions. I am not sure if someone said draw "Jee" surrounded by minions or what but it turned out to be this weeks watercolor! Hope everyone else isn't expecting a watercolor for their birthday now! ;)