Winter BLUES

There's been a heck of a lot of working going on lately. I had a pop up at Madewell in La Jolla the second week of December. Then this week, got the honor of doing some live painting for Kit and Ace in Carlsbad. And lastly, a group show at Shapers Studios (for which I dyed 50 t-shirts). It was such a delight and honor to be apart of the three events. Thankful for my beautiful new friends that made it happen! Here's a photo dump from the last few weeks.

Process

Product for Madewell - Now at OftenWander shop

One of the handful of commissions this month

Zine for the Shaper's Studio's Comic Show

A piece for the Shapers Show

Piece for the Shapers show

Another Drop!

Here are a few photos of my Type 1 final book design..... 

Turned out alright I think.... Got a B.... semester is DONE

School to work. Work to live. Bike to work.

Hey! 

The balance between home life / school / working part time / maintaining a freelance career has been a bit jumbled, and only ever takes me a while to adjust to new schedules. 

But in between this and that and sometimes a long scurry on the two wheels, I've managed some glorified doodles. 

I DID get to partner with Patagonia on a poster for Belinda Baggs and her slide show / movie / talk at the three Patagonia surf stores (Cardiff, Santa Monica, and Bowery). I was beyond elated to meet Belinda, and we had an awesome time at the event. 

I have another show coming December 4th at Shaper's Studios (hopefully will squeeze in some work before then). Can't wait to share more as that unfolds!

Here's to sunshine, fun plants, and lots of coffee! 

 

Crawford Denim and Vintage

I have had the privilege of becoming friends with Crawford over the last few years, and was honored a few months ago with a blog post about my work! We've been working on a colab project over the last few months that'll be featured at the Desert and Denim event in Reno in Feb! 

Sneak peeks of the work can be found on the Crawford instagram

Salty VID

I had the opportunity this summer to shoot with my good friend, Evan. He's been traveling around making rad videos of artists and makers with their toes in the ocean. He came by one day and shot an incredible video of me and my little one. Here it is! Enjoy and follow Evan for more of his amazing work. 

OH GEEZE

It's been a heck of a long time since I've updated anything at all. With full time school, lots of work and a kindergardener, life has left me pretty dang tired. But here's a photo dump for fun! 

Geo pilloW

Hey guys! I made a whole mess of geo-pillows and now am offering them wholesale (email for price sheet).

They're $150 each, including shipping. Measuring 18" high, 12" wide and are hand screen printed on heavy weight twill! You know they'll complete your couch pillow arrangement, like not even a cool circle pillow can. 

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The peak of my career

This Saturday, we're having a rocking party at Surfy Surfy to celebrate our beloved Eldon turing 50!! 

So come out and join us at Surfy Surfy! 7-10pm. I made this flyer for us, it's the best thing I think I've every made. I can retire now. 

A million tiny things

In case you haven't noticed, but I'm really into repetition and working on a very very small scale. Tiny brushes and tiny pens, for some reason, make me really happy, and working small is very satisfying. 

Here are some process shots of a tiny drawing, from birth (pure boredom during critique) to real watercolor shot (all shot with a cell phone, so forgive me). 

notebook to paper

notebook to paper

starting to watercolor

starting to watercolor

mostly all done 

mostly all done 

A whole bunch of stuff

I guess I have been pretty MIA lately. School has been terribly overwhelming and terrible. I am not very happy with that place right now. But negativity aside, I have been creating up a storm, so here's an image dump!

 

Finished color study piece for a drawing class. 

Finished color study piece for a drawing class. 

mmmhmmmmmmmm new favorite color combo

mmmhmmmmmmmm new favorite color combo

squiggly phone painting

squiggly phone painting

two yards of screen printed bliss 

two yards of screen printed bliss 

So there ya have it, a lot of work that happened in the past week or so. Later this week, I'll have another post up about some realistic tiny drawing I've been really really into lately. 

Peace! 

Sunday Nights

I've been hard at work schooling (just kidding, drawing comics) and in between drawing some yetis for a company, surfing my face off, gettin a new tat and attempting to wash the pile of coffee cups next to my bed, I've managed to make some new things. I have a new fin print up in the shop right now, as well as some cards (which I'm sure you've seen) and thanks to a sweetheart on instagram, you can now buy them (apparently I didn't know I had to set the shipping profiles). So when you get a chance, take a look at those puppies.

Also, tonight  I had the pleasure of being a little bored (not studying like I should) and I made a boyfriend application. It's my version of online dating... with more specific questions and some drawing portions. So print it out, fill it out and send it my way (email or snail mail preferably).

cuz tinder doesn't ask the right questions, if you ask me.... 

cuz tinder doesn't ask the right questions, if you ask me.... 

Everyone have a wonderful week and get some of this swell that's swinging in! 

How to Crush

Here's the comic I did this weekend.... It's not quite done. Might add some color... maybe. 

But it's about how not to be a creepy stalker when you find someone you like! 

Yeah I have to write an ending..... like "Happy Crushing people" 

Comics

Today, magically, I had enough time to sit down and doodle out a little comic about having crushing on people. I love drawing silly comics about un-serious topics. It's a fun way of looking at life from a young teen's point of view. 

Topics like love, liking people, the concept of being "bad, are favorites of mine. Just because I like playing with simple ideas, that people generally don't think too in depth about, but do think about every every day, maybe without realizing it.

Enjoy 

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Said Space Gallery Show

While this week begins with my 5-year-old's first day of kindergarten, and trust me, I'm really tore up about this. I mean, this is my baby entering the rough real world, that is so not filled with rainbows and really cool lego cars. But, I send him off anyway. Lucky for me he's picked out striped knee socks, blue high-tops and a bundle of stripe shirts, so you'll know the rainbow boy zipping around the playground is most definitely my child.

Dreams do come true.

And now for a self plug. Saturday the 23rd of August is going to be the opening for a group show I'm in called "Hang Ten", at Said Space Gallery in downtown Encinitas, CA. My friend, Dustin Ortiz, grouped together ten local (and young) Encinitas artists and all had us design a one or two color screen print. Our friends at Forward Screen Printing printed an edition of 50 prints per person, and they will be available through the gallery for $25 a piece. Which means, you have like, no reason not to buy one. That's cheap for an 18" x 20" screen printed poster. 

Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

my transparency // Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

my transparency // Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

Sneak peak of my poster 

Sneak peak of my poster 

John Antoski's Poster // Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

John Antoski's Poster // Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

Christine Brailsford // Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

Christine Brailsford // Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

MY POSTER /// Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

MY POSTER /// Photo cred // Dustin Ortiz

So that last poster there is my poster! Yay! In all its black, white and mint green glory! 

PLease come an join myself and these talented folks at Said Space in Encinitas, CA. We will be groovin, drinking beers, buying each other's posters and most likely getting kinda weird. 

Hope to see ya then! 

forward screenprinting

Yesterday on my lunch break I had the oppertunity to visit Sean Tully and his gang at their print factory. I'm doing a group show in September with Said Gallery in Encinitas, curated by Dustin Ortiz, and a handful of us local artists designed posters to be hand screen printed by the good people at Forward. 

In my visit I got to watch Sean's whole print process on my poster, as well as help stack prints after the dryer. It was pretty rad seeing something I made come out so large. Equally impressive was the crazy bright mint green ink matched to my design.  

Here are some process photos and a sneak peak of the print. Show details to follow soon.  

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Some surfing

Yesterday morning James, Devin, his brother Brent and I went up to trestles at the crack o' dawn to surf. Although it was crowded,  James shot some incredible photos. Below are two water shots he shot of me and one geeky cell phone pic. 

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On Chistine Brailsford's furrow surf craft single fin

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Nerd

Sunday sketchbook

In an effort to post more work not on instagram, in order to provoke you the reader into checking this blog on a regular, I'm going to start posting pages from my paint sketchbook on this here blog. Sketchbook sundays. Maybe Tuesdays and Thursdays too, depending on how much I'm painting. 

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This one here is from today, this Sunday. I'm going to post it on instagram tomorrow too. 

I hope you enjoy!  

Cosmic Fruits!

So in between all the wonderful projects I get to work on for different people, I like to have several of my own going on. 

One of my most current projects, and I have to say, my favorite, is COSMIC FRUITS! It's (kind of) a kids book about fruit in space and how much fun it is to explore the cosmos. There's a myriad of made-up fruits and made-up creatures, with a few that may not be so child-appropriate. Below are some select photos from some of the pages. I'm about 10 pages into the book, and am projecting around 20. I have a pre-order page set up in my shop right now, for you to reserve your book when the printing is final at the end of august. 

I really hope you enjoy it, as I  think it is wildly funny, and it's totally ok to think that something you made is wildly funny. That's the point of art. To make stuff that makes you happy. 

 

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Geometric

After a significant amount of time doing freelance work, I'm back on the painting grind. The last few weeks have been spent doing a very awesome project for Transworld Snowboarding, working on a secret mission for Bradley Mountain backpacks and making other crazy things. But now it's time for personal work, hence this pastel beauty has been emerging over the past few days. 

Phase one

Phase one

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New Pieces

This spring is all about bigger pieces, brighter colors and working twice as hard to make things. 

Here are a few photos of some of the new things coming out of the hut! 

Kinda in progress

Kinda in progress

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