Sunday, January 7, 2018

Gift for Alyssa

Actually this is more of a gift for my uncle since Alyssa is still pretty young and probably can't appreciate it until she's much older. My cousin, Alyssa is a fairly new addition to our family and a pleasant one. She has adored anything Winnie the Pooh since she was born, as does her mother. She's able to name all the characters and knows them all well. As a bed time ritual she says good night to them from a small painting that's originally a baby shower card I made for her mother the year she was due. Now it's proudly framed and displayed in Alyssa's room along with all her many Winnie the Pooh themed toys and d├ęcor. It only has half of the characters so she has always been asking where everyone else was. 

With every family get together, picnic, and phone call, my uncle has not failed to mention Alyssa's bed time ritual always requesting I make another painting with all the characters so she can wish them all a good night. She does this every night.

Alyssa is now 4, and I have had plenty of time to think this through. At the end of summer realizing Christmas is as soon as tomorrow I decided it was time to make it happen. With much anxiety, procrastination, sitting, snacks, and a few rough drafts I finished the painting, featuring one extra special character C: I even built the frame, reinforced with a chunk of Kyle's steel file in one of the corner joints(not intended).

Now it is hanging in her room, where her dad can lift her up every night to see it so she can say "good night" to all her best friends C:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Healthy Food - YUM!

Here are a series of posters I made about healthy food. The carrot one was the first poster I made and I did it as my final assignment for advanced graphic design. I was so happy with it that I made two more. I'm a huge fan of carrots, ginger and (even) kale so it's great to see them in a way that looked more cool than what you would think of them usually (like boring gross vegetables- blah!). In my mind I see them as super cool! I'd like to make more, I have a long list of healthy food I like!

Friday, April 1, 2016

cat in the garden

WIP, cat in the garden
materials | acrylic, color pencils, vellum, cat

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

tiny painting of Ace

Tiny (very tiny!) painting of my cat Ace taking a nap.
My school supplies and loose papers become her bed.

gouache on vellum

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A small moment

Here is a picture of me, that my Dad took while I was working in my studio (bedroom). He was so proud of it boasting about how dramatic the light is, how the cats are perfect the way they are concentrating on what I'm doing and how candid it is with catching me in the moment.
Thanks dad for being excited over the small things. I think it is quite lovely c: