I'm so excited to share this artist-themed washi tape I designed for Japanese brand, Aimez le Style! Aimez le Style is one of the top washi tape makers in Japan, specializing in gift wrap, stationary, and housewares and focusing on lovely designs for adults. This was such a fun project, and I admit- it's just as fun to stick my own little paintings on whatever I can. You can check out my tape design, along with an array of other kawaii craft supplies here.
-So exited to announce my designs for Red Cap Cards are now available as online cards for Paperless Post. Paperless Post is a beautifully curated online stationary boutique and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. Go here to read an interview with me, and here to view products. (Stay tuned for updates on brand new cards, debuting this spring.)
Here are my last three paintings for The Enormous Tiny Art Show and a group shot of all the paintings, finally finished.
As mentioned in a previous post, my goal was to show "people in motion", but I think a more appropriate title is "people in various landscapes", haha. Looking at my portfolio from the last couple of years, I realized how few illustrations I had of figures. I've become set in my flowery ways, and people are out of my comfort zone. This winter's show gave me an opportunity to challenge myself, and a challenge it was.
The show runs February 7th - March 2nd at Nachotta Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. All of the paintings will be for sale on the Enormous Tiny Site here.
photos by Scott Bakal
Last month, I was invited to give two lectures at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design by accomplished illustrator/teacher, Scott Bakal. It was my first time giving lectures and (although a bit nervous) I was thrilled with the experience. I also gave a bit of a demo showing my painting process for the wild horses painting below. Thank you so much to Scott and the wonderful students of the MassArt illustration department for welcoming me! You can read an interview with me here on MassArt's blog.
I'm thrilled to finally share a project I've been working on for Chronicle Books since last January. "One Thing At a Time" is guided journal -meant for holding everyday notes, lists, and thoughts. Every page has some sort of illustration or pattern and it even contains a little place-marking ribbon.
The images above are from an advanced copy, but "One Thing At A Time " will be coming soon!
Here's a new 2014 calendar poster - an Etsy exclusive! It's a 13X19 inch poster- the largest print I've ever had available. It features a variety of vases containing the official birth flower of every month.
May-Lily of The Valley
I've also added 2 new Holiday cards from Red Cap. One's a blue glow winter scene, and the other a selection of German blown glass ornaments (a childhood favorite).
Check em' out here.
I'm thrilled to have my praying mantis painting on the cover of "The Widow Tree"- by prize winning Canadian author, Nicole Lundrigan.
Here's a description from the book-
"The Widow Tree is a compelling, richly layered story of fatal plans and silent betrayals in a tightly knit village, where the postwar air is simultaneously flush with hope and weighted with suspicion. Amidst an intricate web of cultural tensions, government control, family bonds, and past mistakes, the truth behind many closely guarded secrets is revealed—with life-altering consequences."