Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dreaming of Fall

It's officially become the unbearable part of the summer, but we are lucky this year we haven't had that many 100 degree days yet & we have had a couple chances for rain the last few weeks  :) 
This year my resident gardener is experimenting with pumpkins this summer, it's pretty exciting to see how far they've come in such a short time. We have tried squash before but these pumpkins are growing like crazy!
little seedling

look at the size of those leaves

almost taking over the entire garden

all pumpkins all the time

a little baby pumpkin close up

I'm definitely dreaming of cooler times a crisp breeze in the air, and everything fall. In fact I'm already working on getting some ideas ready for the fall festivities!!! I'm really excited, even though I still can't walk I'm actually ahead of schedule on my creative projects. So thankful for my family & friends that have been helping me get better.
What are you most looking forward to when it comes to Fall?

Also Balloon Bunny is now in the shop and free shipping until midnight PT!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Out & About

This weekend I actually got out of the house for the first time in forever, it was so nice to be around people and doing things I used to do. Like going to a quilt/craft show! It was a little over the top, but it was nice to look around and think about different ideas I've had for a while.

My friend found this awesome DIY project, who doesn't love easy clothing accents?!
Hopefully I will be able to try this soon!


I also finally got to go to the movies! One that I was really excited about! Begin Again, it was everything I could have hoped for, something to completely get engrossed in. I've listened to "Lost Stars" and "Coming Up Roses" all day long, it made my Monday quite fabulous.
If you like Adam Levine's voice at all, you need to listen to this.........

And finally good old fashion on fire inspiration. I discovered this artist on a fluke, and I am quite enamored with and blown away by his work. Peter Aurisch's line work and use of color stopped me in my tracks. I always get inspired when I go to my favorite museums, I haven't had the chance to do that in months. I haven't been this blown away by someone's work in a very long time.

His drawings are really amazing to and his geometric shapes remind me of Picasso.

Anyway, it's nice to go out and about and be inspired and kind of get back to normal. What's been the best thing you've done or seen in awhile?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Activities

I'm struggling with getting my artwork to a complete and finished place. Mostly because I'm tired and still recovering from my surgery in June, I am still on crutches and a scooter. I'm really looking forward to the day when I can walk on both feet, but until then I'm trying to stay busy and work in a lot of different drawing projects

I've been pretty obsessed with watching tattoo shows on netflix, I've watched Miami Ink before, but I got really engrossed in the details and technique of tattooing this time around, how everyone has different strengths and weaknesses and they really want to learn from each others strengths. It makes me want to brush up on my drawing skills big time and work on the stuff that I'm not so great at.
By the way just had to share, because I just randomly googled Adventure Time tattoos the other day :)

i love you everything burrito

lady rainicorn

stretchy jake

little tiny finn

marcy & simon

I've also BBC shows like Doc Martin and reruns of Sherlock. My favorite new show on during the summer is Rookie Blue, about rookie cops working up the ranks and working together, it reminds of of ER a lot.

It's also really awesome that I can draw a doodle and reformat it and post it on society6 as a new artwork.  I love playing with multiple colors and opacity :)

What are you excited about this Summer?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New designs in my shop

 Hope Everyone stateside had a happy 4th!! I was able to finish some new designs & add them to my Society6 shop over the long weekend. Society6 is currently running a special Free Shipping & $5 new biker tank tops until 7/13/14.

First up in my designs is my swirls of every color illustration, I've been wanting to experiment with patterns on the different items Society offers. I like how this one turned out and I'm working on some new ones.

Next is my thin mints print, I want to start a series on sweets, nothing like a special sweet treat to brighten up your day :)

And last but not least is my new favorite: pastel girl. I really want multi colored pastel hair, that would be awesome!! I think I would appreciate my curls more ;)

The long weekend got my creative juices following and now my hands and trying to keep up with all the ideas in my head, hope to have new stuff to share with you very soon. Did you get some projects completed over the long weekend? Happy Tuesday to you :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Etsy Finds

I haven't been on Etsy lately to see what's new with some of my favorite shops, I was so excited to see all these new fun items. Here are my latest Etsy finds :)

This pig print with the subtle geo pattern is so adorable from Gingiber

Love this beautiful planter from Esther Griffith, her technique is so colorful & happy

This bright & bold necklace is perfect for summer from  Boo & Boo Factory

I'm a sucker for tote bags, and Ireneaugh has some awesome ones, she sews the bags herself and then adorns them with her beautiful artwork.

What new favorites are you finding on Etsy lately?

New inspiration and new projects

I love going to museums and admiring some of my favorite artists and discovering new ones too! My goal for this year was to visit a diffe...