Friday, November 21, 2014

Sale!

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I'm having a sale! Starting today, though Black Friday and all that, until December 1st just use the code NOVEMBERFEELS at check out to get 20% off your entire order!

This would be a great time to buy xmas gifts because, well it's a sale, but also because I'll be closing my store for holiday break pretty early this year, on December 8th.

It would also be a good time to stock up on postcard sets because I'm going to start cycling them out of my store for a while.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Tablet

I recently decided to get myself one of the more introductory priced drawing tablets from Wacom, just to kinda play with and do some experimenting (I got the Intous pen & touch, incase you're wondering. Used to be called the Bamboo). It definitely takes some practice to get used to drawing with it, and it will never take the place of my main drawing practice with pencil and watercolor on paper, but I think it will work out perfectly along side it. You can download great brushes that have beautiful hand drawn looks and textures, which has been a lot of fun to play around with! It's also so nice to be able to just erase things or change a color in a few seconds. Anyway, these are some of my early experiments
Tablet experiments
Tablet drawing #2
Flower pattern

Also just a heads up, I'm going to start a sale in my store starting on Friday though December 1st, so check back in Friday for the details on that!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Bits: Books Read in October

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I only read 4 books in October, which is probably my my average. Of course I had to read another David Mitchell book, or two actually, Number 9 Dream and Cloud Atlas (probably is most famous?). Anyway I loved them both, of course. One thing I really appreciate about David Mitchell's writing is how he can switch from being deeply moving to being pretty funny so seamlessly, without losing any depth. Eleanor & Park was something I picked up without knowing anything about it, only that a lot of people seemed to be reading it. I enjoyed it but by the middle the constant teenage over reacting to everything got a bit tiresome. I didn't find the end as devastating as some people seemed to, I actually thought it was a perfect way to end it. The Picture of Dorian Gray was what we read in my book club. The writing is witty and snappy, it was completely enjoyable to read, but the story left me feeling a sense of despair and emptiness, which I think was completely the point! I wasn't totally in the mood for it though, which I think made reading it slightly more of a chore than it normally would have been.

Did you read anything good in October?

Monday, November 10, 2014

New At Noun

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All of these pieces will be available to purchase though Noun, here in Portland. They might not be out for sale quite yet since Stephanie always frames them in lovely vintage frames she needs to find just the right ones for these pieces, but they will be soon!
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Little Tree Guardian
Banjo
Autumn roundabout

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Bits

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My birthday was at the end of October, and as a gift to myself this year I bought a real bookcase. I'm completely smitten with it. Glass doors! Swoon!
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Since I moved to this apartment over three years ago I've kept my books in a charming but non-practical stacking system that would fall on top of my every time I tried to get a book from it. On a trip out of Portland recently I happened to come across a place selling antique furniture with some character, at actually reasonable prices, and problem solved! As long as I don't buy any more books...
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It was so nice going though all my books, dusting them off and putting them in their new home.

Monday, November 3, 2014

2015 Calendar

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My 2015 Calendar, just added to my store!

2015 Calendar

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bright Pink Monsters

I guess I would put these drawings in the category of "personal work" since they are kind of strange and I know almost no one will like them. I like them though! They started as scribbles in my sketchbook but I felt the need to turn them into more finished drawings.
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(Gold foil for the flame-eyes of course)
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Recipe Cards!

I've just added these sets of recipe cards to my shop! They come 12 in a set and are printed on premium uncoated card stock. I'm actually hopping they might appeal young chefs, so if you know any, why not get them a set?
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rabbit's lunch recipe cards
Buy here


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Kitchen Kitten recipe cards
Buy here
They come 12 in a set and are printed on premium uncoated card stock.

I like to keep a few recipe cards with my most used recipes affixed to the insides of my kitchen cabinet doors. That way I can just open the door and there is the recipe, and at eye level, rather than having to search around through Pinterest/the internet every time I want to make my favorite bread. It's a simple thing, but handy!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Bits

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Crater Lake & full moon, this time last year.

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Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blue

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Bits

Went apple picking with some friends last weekend. I picked a huge bucket with the plan to bake a million pies, but they are so delicious I just want to crunch into them, so maybe I'll just eat them all.
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coffee-maker

I made a music mix to share of traditional folk songs with some old and new interpretations. I think it's good music to listen to on foggy mornings. Or any time!
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Listen to it on 8tracks

I'll be adding a few new products to my shop next week, so stay tuned for that!
Yay Weekend!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Go-To Salad

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I think I may have posted this recipe as part of a Friday list, but I'm posting it again because it is my go to for lunch. It's from the blog Whats Cooking Good Looking and I make it all. the. time. Usually I can make it on a Sunday evening and have it ready to eat for lunch every day for the whole week, without having to take extra time to stop and make something and getting out of the flow of work. It's also easy to modify, it calls for barely but I've used ferro and in the notes she says you can use quinoa. When I made it recently I used parsley instead of spinach and added some flaxseeds I'm actually not such a fan of leaf-only salads, they can feel unsatisfying, whereas a grain based salad can keep me going though the afternoon. Especially if I'm going running in the evening.
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I've seriously been making this salad weekly or every few weeks for months now and I'm not tired of it yet! Recipe here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Good Buddies

Good Buddies
This is my piece for The Brave Ones, two good buddies sharing a treat. You can buy it right here. 10% of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue in Pasadena!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Bits

How are we over a week into October already? I'm so ready for real PNW Autumn to get here already! It was a hot summer and the warm weather has even hung around into this week. Happily it finally looks like some rainy cool weather will be moving in this weekend. I want moody weather!
And since it's coming up soon, to get in the spirit o' Halloween I made a free downloadable invite for you! I had some little drawings here and there that I thought would make a cute Halloween party invite.
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Download it right here!
(Feel free to print as many as you want and please share away but remember they are for personal use only)


Also, Don't forget The Brave Ones opening tonight at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena!

Happy weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Turnip Farmer

Turnip thief
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Turnip farmer

If you are in the Pasadena area I have a piece in the show The Brave Ones at Flower Pepper Gallery, opening this Friday. 10% of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue! More info here.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Bits: Books talk

Once again I'm going though my every-six-months "what am I even doing with my blog" phase. The past six months I decided I wasn't going to post about anything that wasn't art/work related. Buuut, that's just not me. It's all part of me and why I draw and make the things I do, so I think it's relevant! Plus when I go back and look at previous posts I like my blog more when I'm posting all kinds of stuff & those are the kinds of blogs I like to read as well.
And with that...
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Four of the 6 books I read in September. By far the best of the lot (in my opinion anyway) was The Bone Clocks. After I finished it, I just kept thinking about it and loved it more and more. The plot is way to complicated to even get into, and plot isn't even why I liked it. Kill My Mother is a noir graphic novel recommended by my Dad. An excellent story with excellent artwork (and strong female characters!). It made me tense and anxious in an intentional way. If you are a Murakami fan you will like his latest book, but maybe not as much as his earlier books. Land Of Love and Drowning sounded like it was going to be great, but unfortunately it was a disappointment, it just fell completely flat for me.

As far as this coming month I've already started Cloud Atlas because I am now a firm David Mitchell fan and I want to read all of this books as soon as possible. I'd also like to read Lena Dunham's book and I'm going to be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray for book club. Other than that it depends on what holds for books I'm wait-listed for come in at the library!

Tell me what you read in September or what you're looking forward to reading!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Luck Cat

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A little drawing I did last week.

I have a lot to do this week and I'm feeling kind of under the weather, change of seasons I guess. I better start making my honey lemon ginger concoction again!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Speculative Logos

Children's clothing logo

woodhouse logo

Two speculative logos for made up businesses. I want to do some more of these to show the kind of work I can and would like to do as far as logo designs.
Contact me to chat about a possible logo for your business!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Bits

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I decided to add a print of the leaping squirrel to my shop for the Autumn only, so if you want one get on it!

Bits:
♥ Really cool animated illustrations, Impossible Bottles

♥ My friend Rebecca's Pinboard "Be Well" is one of my very favorites.

♥ I feel like I've mastered English Muffins, next I'm going to try making bagels! I'm going to try this recipe, but if you have one that's worked well for you let me know!

Pretty much.

♥ It's been a while since I've done any embroidery but I'd like to try Sashiko this Autumn, I think it could be soothing.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Various Babies

Various babies
A whole bunch of little baby practice drawings. I used to think I didn't like drawing babies, but it turns out it's actually pretty fun. Whether they actually look like babies or not, you'll have to let me know.

I also made another pattern of rabbits and radishes:
Bunny & Radish pattern