Thursday, January 30, 2014

Frida on a mini vase

I thought I'd give Pebeo Porcelain Paint pens a try. I bought this sweet little mini vase and I pictured frida's head in it with flowers surrounding her braided hair :)

I absolutely LOVE ceramics, and this makes for a nice and easy way to work with them. I have always adored Picasso's ceramic work:

Picasso has always been a great inspiration to me! This pot he created is just the coolest!

Monday, January 20, 2014

2014 all-in-one illustrated calendar

It all started with a little drawing time for myself. I wanted to get back into a simple black and white pen and ink drawing. I decided I would try my hand at a full page calendar for 2014. Above you can see how the sketch began. It is very challenging for me to work without COLOR!

I worked on cold pressed illustration board using black ink. In the end I felt the harsh black and white was to dramatic for what I had in mind, so I decided to have the calendar printed on beige paper to tone down the contrast.

Then for fun I chose to change her lips to red in photoshop. Just one little burst of color :)

My 2014 one page calendar can be found in my ETSY SHOP


Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Happy New Year! I just wanna grab my guitar like the little cutie above and sing my heart out! I love new beginnings, don't you? What a year ahead! I am going to be one of the teachers at this years 2014 LIFEBOOK! What a blast that is going to be! Are you in?

I've been keeping busy creating paintings about LOVE for this upcoming Valentine's day. My favorite holiday.

Hugs to all!