Friday, February 26, 2010

Take a Hike!

Welcome to Friday! It's snowy and grey, but I'm hoping to get started on a new piece I'm very excited about. In other news, I will be be one of two guest faculty members presenting at the RISD Pre-College Open House. It's March 6th and I'll get to show off all the great work my past students have done.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tweedle Dear and Tweedle Doll

Just a quick post! This piece was mailed off to Hive Gallery in LA. It's an Alice in Wonderland themed show (man those are popular with the new movie coming out). I chose to do my female interpretation of Tweedle Dee and Tweddle Dum, hence turning them into Tweedle Dear and Tweedle Doll.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Heart Day. For some, February 14th is a mess of capitalism and cheesy stuff animals, but my boyfriend and I see it as a friendly reminder that we should pick up a nice bottle of wine and forget about work for a while. This morning I painted him the little valentine above. I should explain- my nickname in the relationship is "squirrel". Although it sounds very cute, I actually got the title because I'm a total SPAZ when crossing the street (like a squirrel: right. left. hop to the right some more. freeze. RUN). He became known as "Woodchuck" (depending who you ask that came about for different reasons, although I think neither one of us knows 100% anymore). The apartment is littered with woodchuck drawings, but I don't have a scan. However, I realize that I basically draw him as a big round fuzzball that looks kind of like Totoro, so that will do for the sake of this entry.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Surface design is my new friend

Some surface design experiments from this past Fall. I have thought about making one of these into a new notebook/journal, but I'm not sure...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Enormous Tiny Art Show!!!

I don't think I've posted "Toy", right?? Well, it is one of a handful of my paintings in Nahcotta's seventh Enormous Tiny Art Show (Lovingly called ETA7 for short). Check out the event's website and the other fun artists here. Nahcotta is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the show ends early March.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mermaids make me think of warmer weather

This Mermaid was a small painting that went off to a gallery show in Florida. Mmmmm...Florida. Probably a weenzy bit warmer than Rhode Island right now. More paper umbrellas and plastic monkeys, too.

After a cozy morning of Kitchen Nightmares (Ramsey!) and a cup of tea, I'm going to work on my mailers now that I know exactly what I want to do. They are going to be a bit bigger, 5"x7" instead of your standard 4"x6". A bit pricier, but I'm not buying as many and have had fellow illustrators recommend the extra room. Another decision is to do two instead of one. Since I've edited my client list down I don't have to break the bank doing multiple mailers. The second one will be the sushi piece I posted a while ago (yum).