I got an email today about some fan art!
Awhile back I sold this painting:
The buyer just emailed me and told me his daughter created some art based on my painting!
So adorable!! And so exciting that I am inspiring little artists :)
Just got back from my art show – it was really fun! I had a pretty steady stream of visitors (thank you to everyone who came!) and I even made some new friends!
Here are some pictures of a few of the people who dropped by. I wish I got pictures of all my visitors – it was hard to remember to take pictures the whole time!
When I got there, the barista told me that the bookmarks and cards have been selling! That was so exciting for me!
I also got an order for a couple custom paintings for a little girl’s room. That should be fun :) And my business cards went really fast – I have to bring more back to the coffee shop!
My friend Fiona bought one of my paintings (one of my favorites actually). It is called “Curious” and it’s a curious little tree.
And lastly, here’s a picture of me with a few of my paintings.
…and now I’m off to illustrate my children’s book! The fun never ends :)
It’s finally October! And I just finished putting my artwork up at Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Company! It will be up the whole month of October.
There will be a special Meet the Artist gathering this Sunday October 9th from 1-4pm. If you’re in the South Bay area, I’d love for you to stop by and see me! More info at the end of this post. :)
Here are some pictures from today!
Positioning it just right :)
Here’s the left wall…
As you might already know, I’ve been illustrating a children’s book which is why I’ve been so insanely busy lately. The book is about some owls in an enchanted forest, and it teaches kids about money. I’ve been really pleased with my illustrations lately and wanted to share a sneak peek! I can’t really post the whole pages, but here are some portions of my favorite illustrations that I’ve done.
I drew a bunch of different bills and coins – it took me two whole weeks! But I think the end result turned out really awesome. They’re super detailed. While I did this, I discovered that the designs on our money are really beautiful – I had never paid much attention to them before.
Only a month until my art goes up in Willow Glen Coffee Shop! In addition to having my paintings up, I’ll also be selling cards and bookmarks that I’ve made from my paintings. I was trying to think of a creative way to display the items available, and I thought of making a painting of some trees and hanging the cards and bookmarks up on a real clothesline! I love the way it turned out!
Within the next few days I’ll be figuring out how my packaging for the greeting cards is going to look, so I’ll post some pics once I get that figured out!
I am so excited to be a volunteer for Snail Mail My Email! Snail Mail My Email is a month-long art project, where users can write a message to a friend, email it to Snail Mail My Email, and a volunteer will hand-write the letter and send it out! I’ve been having so much fun creating the letters. Sometimes users ask for a particular drawing, and sometimes they don’t ask and I just come up with something. And sometimes they ask for a flower petal to be included, too :)
Below are some of the letters I’ve created!
I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted, but I’ve had so much going on lately! I went out of town for three weeks and worked out of Ireland, so I didn’t get any painting done in that time. It’s been so long since I’ve painted! I just got back a couple days ago, and am so ready to get back into painting.
But, before I paint some more, I have another project I have to finish first! I’m illustrating a children’s book! It’s a book that teaches children about money. I won’t give too many details but it should be done soon anyways. I’m really excited because it’s my first children’s book illustration project ever – and I’ve always wanted to illustrate a children’s book!
I’m doing all the illustration in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. I had never done this before. My friend at work, Susie, who’s an amazing illustrator (she has created some amazing Google doodles) taught me how to paint in Photoshop using a tablet.
Also, my friend Derek moved to NY recently. He wants me to paint something for his apartment! He wants an abstract painting that will include yellow, orange, and green. I have some really cool ideas and I’m so excited to start it. I will post pictures once I have it done! It will be a 24″ x 12″.
My friend Tabatha had a princess-themed birthday party for her two twin girls turning 4. Tabatha asked me to draw Ariel from The Little Mermaid on some paper on the wall (really big, like as tall as me) so that we could play Pin the Tail on the Princess!
My friend Karen’s mom, Pam, had a birthday recently. Pam loves the Eiffel Tower and the color blue. Karen suggested that I make a painting similar to my Peaceful Tree painting – a white outlined painting on blue. So I made Pam a 12″x12″ white Eiffel Tower painting with a blue and teal background.
I tried to make it more interesting than the usual Eiffel Tower painting by giving it some perspective. When I traveled to Paris a couple years ago and saw the Eiffel Tower, it was so huge and it really towered over me. So I brought that experience into my painting.
I also painted dark blue swirlies around the edge to make the background a little more interesting.
It’s been way too long since I’ve posted, but that’s because I’ve been so busy! I got booked for the month of October, to have my paintings up in Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Company in San Jose!
The coffee shop is so cute. It’s very eclectic and colorful. Each chair is painted with a different design, and even the walls are different colors!
They promote a different artist each month. My month will be October! I’ll have my paintings up all month! In addition to having my paintings up, I’ll also be selling bookmarks and cards that I’ll have printed from my paintings.
So, I’ve been working hard on getting enough paintings made (I’m thinking like 30) so I haven’t posted much on my etsy site because I’m saving most of them for the coffee shop. And I’ve also been getting cards and bookmarks made! Despite the reviews I’ve read online, I’ve actually gotten great results from Overnight Prints so far, for my cards and bookmarks. Since they have such great prices, I’ll stick with them unless they start messing up my orders. :-P
I’ll give more updates as I make more stuff! So excited for my first ever participation in any kind of art showing!