I even forgot what my avatar was! I barely remembered my password!! haha
I remember a long time ago I would post some of my artwork here in this quiet corner of the internet because I was a timid wee lass. And I mean, it's only been two years, but I do have a shiny website now and I'm almost done with the art school thing (graduating in June! Woo!!) I also have this rad commercial screen printing job where all I do is print band posters all day which is a pretty sweet deal.
But whatever, enough talk, here's what I've been up to lately. (if anyone out there still cares!)
Wow, way to totally forget this blog exists, Jackie. hahah
Just a quick update, I am in a super awesome place in my life right now. I sort of love everything to the point where I start to annoy myself with my own happiness. And school is great, I'm super proud of my work this semester, and just generally I've been going to more shows, being more social, etc. THINGS ARE GOOD.
BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME, HAVE SOME ART OR SOMETHING.
Jigsaw relief print, two layers, lots of headaches. I love Fireworks. A lot.
Letterpress! My new found love! I hand set this and printed it on a Vandercook press. It was cool!
New additions to the wall mural in my apartment!
In-progress Jimmy Eat World print! This is a combination of stone lithography and screen printing!
I painted this for Christmas for a friend of mine! woop!
I doodled this on the plane ride home from London, England. Yeah, that's right, I went to Europe over the winter break. Be jealous.
So yeah, I've been busy. Lots of printmaking, lots of doodles. I will try to update this more often, but no promises. (:
So, christmas is coming up and I'm not tooooo busy yet, so I'm accepting commissions/requests this holiday season. Because you know you want to give your loved ones badass drawings or paintings or whatever. You totally do. I read your mind.
Hit me up via PM or e-mail (email@example.com) with your commission requests. First come first serve, and my rates are ridiculously cheap, as always. So yeah. (:
It's been forever! I'm sorry I haven't been posting too much. School's pretty crazy, I'm working with a couple local bands this month, and I'm in the process of illustrating a zine (that will be hand printed and super limited edition and COOL, but more on that at a later date...) So yeah, I've been crazy busy.
Anyway, I just thought I'd drop in and post a photo of this mural that I'm working on. It's the entrance to my apartment. I got a bunch of my friends to come paint random shit on it. We just started today and it's not even close to finished yet, but yeah. I figured some of you might enjoy it.
And to all the canadians who read this, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I HOPE YOU HAD AWESOME TURKEY BECAUSE I SURE DID! (:
it's something I've always been intimidated by. I don't know. I'm not particularly good at drawing realistic things. This summer I decided to challenge myself, though. I decided to create a short series of 5 paintings inspired by the lyric "Growing up means watching my heroes turn human in front of me." So basically five canvasses, five portraits of my "heroes".
The first painting can be seen HERE. (+5 cool points if you catch the reference at the end) It's not great by any means, but my paintings skills are improving slowly but surely. haha.
(And if you're into cheesy artist statement things, you can read that here.)
I don't know if you know this, but I reserve a special place in my heart for analog photography. I try to take out my oldschool Minolta SLR from the 70s as much as I can (although film has been scarce lately because I'm pretty broke haha) I just love the grain. And digital SLRs don't capture the same warmth. I don't know. I just love it.
So, here are a couple shots I took this past month...
Balance and Composure:
I would really appreciate it if you checked out the photo blog I contribute to: http://photovomit.tumblr.com/ (and if you have tumblr, follow that shit!)
I also realized that I just passed 50k views. That's pretty awesome. If you're reading this right now, thank you. (:
"I woke up older carrying two years in the bags under my eyes."
The Wonder Years is my favorite band. When I heard Suburbia for the first time, a million drawing/painting ideas flooded my head. There were so many, in fact, that it took me until now to actually decide on what to do first. This was going to be a drawing, but I realized I hadn't really painted for three or four months and I wanted to get back into it. So, yeah. here it is. Woke Up Older. Charcoal and oil on canvas. (14x18", if you were curious)
There will be more soon. I think I'm going to tackle a drawing inspired by "I Won't Say the Lord's Prayer" next.
I know this shouldn't be a big deal, but tonight I finally got to pick up one of the tshirts I had designed a couple months ago. I knew they had been printed a while ago, but this was my first time actually seeing the finished product. It feels good, man.
I've been a busy bee this month with commissions and whatnot.
I drew this for a local ska band:
And I've designed a couple tshirts (they've been printed, I just don't have any pictures just yet...) and I have a couple more projects involving album artwork lined up. Things aren't too shabby right now. I've been keeping busy, making a little money, and slowly but surely building a portfolio. Good times.
I updated my portfolio website, in case you feel like checking it out... aannnddd I am still taking commissions for personal drawings (lyric-inspired pieces are kind of my thing :P), poster designs, tshirt designs, anything really. My rates are dirt cheap and I'm really cool, so yeah. Definitely hit me up. haha