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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Painting Preview

Hey all! Here is a preview of a painting that I am currently working on. The goal is to finish by this coming Friday - it's going to be an exciting two days.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Spring is basically here! This is a quick little doodle I did for an on-campus newsletter. FLORAL PRINT FO LYFE.

My life has been taking some pretty exciting turns in the past few weeks. I have really been struggling with identity, motivation, inspiration, direction, all that stuff this semester. But I am happy to say that I am finally regaining some peace with where I am and where I am going. 

In the most immediate future, I am going to be back in Colorado for Spring Break, which always makes my heart sing. 

In the next nearest future, I am traveling to New York City this March to be certified as an Intensati Leader. Accompanying the changes I have dedicated myself to recently in order to create a happier and healthier life (and finding new ways to incorporate that into my art) this is something that I am absolutely pumped about. 

Check back soon, lots of new developments on the horizon!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Hey look! I made this poster for a program I am doing tonight for my residents. It's gonna be grand. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vee Day

Hopefully you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Even if you "don't have someone" - 1. That is not true and 2. Love is always a good reason to celebrate. 

I wanted to share the Valentines I made for some of my friends. I made precious little sculpey hearts, then decorated and patterned them. My goal was to make meaningful but unusual gifts, and I am happy with the way they turned out.

Also, a card. Because I think that rubbing socks is one of the sweetest things in the world, especially if they are mountain socks.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Selby Gardens

In the next few weeks I am going to be making an artist book about the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens here in Sarasota. I took an afternoon to go sketch and observe, which was lovely. Here is one of the pages I turned out. I am pretty jazzed about this project, be sure to check back for progress :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Armadillo Project

This was my contribution for The Armadillo Project at Ringling College of Art + Design. As many of you know, I am all about floral print, which doesn't have much to do with armadillos, but I think I made it work no?

The painted armadillos were sold to raise money for charity, and I am happy to say that my dillo has a loving and caring new owner :)


A girl trudges along a rainy mountain path with a large dog by her side. She wears a canvas bag, and plain clothes that cling to her skin because of the drizzle. She walks slowly, not seeming to be in a rush but deliberate enough to make it clear that she has a destination already in mind. She looks weary, her eyes slightly cloudy from thinking too much, or an inability to cope with a discouraging event. 

The mountain lies directly next to a coast line. The water is a stormy grey, and waves crash against the rocky shore just violently enough to make the girl nervous. The dog is not on a leash and wanders slightly to explore the muggy surroundings but is careful not to lose sight of his owner. 

The girl gasps and stumbles as she looks ahead to see a grotesque troll on the path. He has set up camp and appears to be living directly in the direction that the girl must travel. Crude weapons lay within his reach, and his slimy skin, grunts, and harsh demeanor make it clear that he is malicious. She urgently catches the attention of her dog who runs to her side. They deliberate the situation, and try to find ways to get to the other side of the troll's station. The terrain makes it near impossible to scale the cliff on one side of the path, and the water is far too rough and cold to swim in. 

I can just be very quiet and slip through the trees, the girl thinks. But upon sign of any movement closer to the path, the troll growls, and scans the woods for any intruders through his slit eyes. The quiet approach is out. The girl can feel herself beginning to panic: she knows that they won't bode well in the rainy night if they don't keep moving. 

She and the dog move slightly towards the shore to find a safer place to collect themselves. As they settle down, she peers over a ledge of rocks and sees a pathway made of large stones that have been placed in the water to create a loop that takes them to the other side of the troll's hideaway. Thrilled, the girl carefully makes her way along the large loop unseen by the troll. The dog follows, but does not need to go on the rocks and simply stretches his torso across the gap to reach the other side and the pair continue on their way in the grey and the rain.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Markers and Graphite and Whatnot

Hey! look at those trend setters!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Yellow Wallpaper

This semester I am thrilled to be taking Writing For Comics. One of our first assignments was to translate a short story into script, and then create a rough layout of one page from that. Above is what I came up with- if you haven't read The Yellow Wallpaper, I suggest you do next time you are bored or leeched on to facebook.