February 26th, 2014
One of my favorite recent projects was the creation of a coloring book for the kiddo residents of budding community project Bay Meadows! Wilson Meany contacted me for the assignment, and I had absolutely loved distilling the conversations, site visits and attitude of Bay Meadows into these illustrations.
Break out your crayons or your colored pencils…
This spread is among my favorites – it illustrates local wildlife and nature to the area! Bay Meadows has some incredible native flowers and trees, and even a duck pond that I was pretty taken by.
Bocce ball, ice cream, hopscotch…with cats.
Thanks to Creative Directors Maura and Whitney for such a great project! Find out more about San Mateo community Bay Meadows over here!
February 12th, 2014
I was fortunate to be in New England during the uptick of snowy owl migrations. My nephew and sister-in-law set out to view them in fictional “south county” Rhode Island while I was bound to Providence doing other things. But I saw snowy owls anyway, as they worked their way into my paintings.
My series of snowy owl miniature paintings are on view at Nahcotta, 100 Congress St in Portsmouth, NH through March, or online over here.
January 25th, 2014
Pardon my quiet over here…I’ve been teaching out in Providence, RI at the Rhode Island School of Design in the legendary illustration department and believe it or not, it’s a 24/7 (and extremely fulfilling) job! RISD is such an inspiring, bountiful environment for art and illustration and I’m so proud to be part of it.
Meanwhile, and speaking of things I’m proud to be part of, I was notified that my work has won two awards with the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles for their Illustration West annual awards and show. The images below, illustrations I created for St. Louis Magazine and Chronicle Books respectively, each were honored. A show in Los Angeles honoring the winners will be March 7th in Burbank, CA. Until then, as always, find more of my illustration work at http://illustration.boygirlparty.com.
December 8th, 2013
Lately I’ve been telling…well, anyone who will listen…that I feel like a one-person Santa’s workshop over here! Obviously, I single-handedly design and illustrate all the products in my shop, but did you know I also hand package each order myself?
Much like how Santa’s gig is holiday-specific, December is single-handedly the reason I’m able to be a full-time artist — because of people who financially support my work by giving it as a gift to their loved ones. Holiday orders literally fund my artwork and the future of it…so again, thank you for ordering from me in The Boygirlparty shop!
Speaking of which – here are some new additions as of this morning!
I’m super excited about these Weekly Planner Notepads – based off my popular but out of print Clockwork Agenda, these notepads allow you to plan your week ahead on a flat surface, large enough to double as a mousepad but small enough to fit in a purse! Choose between green, blue, or a medley of both (available only in limited edition!)
And stocking stuffers galore! Introducing over 20 new styles of illustrated glass necklaces available exclusively in The Boygirlparty shop! Try not to get too overwhelmed by the options! My personal favorites are the arctic wolf, doxie, and pink finch — but peruse them all for yourself over in the jewelry section where tons of new designs have recently debuted– including rings, necklaces and earrings!
I actually have more to share, but I have orders to pack! Thank you again!
December 1st, 2013
What a way to start the week! I’ve been shipping orders to all corners of the world and wrapping everything as a gift with care. And I am loving it, so happy to be sending my work to you!
A short + fun update — I have two new and exciting additions to the Boygirlparty shop as follows:
1. Ocean Friends buttons! Mix + match these 1″ buttons, the latest in my series, these featuring sea creatures and their somewhat displaced friends! Find them right at the top of the shop, or by clicking here.
2. More original paintings! The last few minis I added to the site sold out immediately, so I’ve added a few more. Keep an eye on the originals section of the shop – you never know when I might uncover some other works to add. Here are a few of the currently available:
All of that above is in the Boygirlparty shop! (FYI I’ve been shipping orders literally every day, so — touch wood — shipping has been lightning fast to get those holiday orders out in plenty of time!)
To pick up more original artwork by me *offline*, if you’re in the Los Angeles area, check out the post-it show opening this Saturday, Dec 7th at Giant Robot. It is always chaotic and always fun, and every post-it note in the show (of over 300 artists) is priced at $25! It’s like the black friday of the art world.
Lastly, this is what my desk is looking like these days as I send all these things out to you. Thank you so much for supporting an artist like me with your gift giving (and treating yourself, etc!) It quite literally funds my creative output, and I thank you for it!