started drawing some birds yesterday. I have an idea on what I’m going to do with these, let’s hope it works out :)
A new Design Research book came out last month & I was featured in it :) Many thanks to Ava Academia & Gavin Ambrose!
So this past weekend was Porter Flea & the 2nd time I’ve been able to test out some of my own art prints in public. The turn out was amazing & I am really happy to announce that so many people enjoyed my “Why I Love You” prints :) Working on my own illustrations after work was just a labor of love for the first few years. Figuring out what I wanted to create, what I thought others would enjoy, what I wouldn’t lose my soul creating. Over time, the work that kept sticking out to me were the little phrases I came up with that were at one point created for someone I cared about. “Why I Love You” is the first of these that I’ve been able to execute, print & sell and it just makes me really happy that others find it relatable and adorable as well. :)
These will be up in our Etsy shop soon, I will definitely post the link.
Here’s my first draft of the Imagination Monster who likes to consume books :)
I’m into strange but cute monsters these days. Working on some other elements to go with these guys :) I have a happy sketchbook again!
Here’s an illustration I did recently. I started out wanting to create a small book but it turned into more of a poem & print. I’m still not 100% sure where I want to take this, but I know that I want to keep the hand drawn sketchy-ness feel that adds so much sincerity. Any thoughts?
Thought For Today
There are always problems to overcome when you’re treading new ground. Don’t get caught up on feeling bad about hitting a wall - get motivated to overcome it & be proud of yourself for doing something new. -A.dubs
i’m going to try my best to keep up with these. also note, as i get farther down the page my hand writing starts to go up. looks like my pma builder works :)
here’s a sneak at the latest illustration project on my plate. just a little tweaking left to do & then to print! … these will be pillows :) either 2 different ones OR 1, with different front & backs :)
MID goes cute for Valentine’s Day. A little ironic since we’ve technically never celebrated it, however, I did ask to celebrate it this year. “Why?” Drew asked. “So you can give me a gift,” I said. “Ohhhhhh, I see.” - So what did I ask for? A functioning MID website!! so. we’ll see.
In the meantime, we’ll also be printing some of these pillows soon & we may get them in our first local shop :) If so, I will definitely post it.