Can you teach someone to find their (artistic) style?

One of the most asked questions in the illustration and visual arts world is “how to find your style”. When you’re starting out, that becomes huge once you realize that copying photos is not what being an artist is about. I’ve written about originality so much and it’s constantly in the back of my head. It’s a bit pathological in fact, so much, that when …

Leggings Giveaway Winner!

Giveaway Winner

Thank you so much for helping me out with my survey. As the answers are anonymous I can’t publish full info about the winner, just her first name: Kat! I will be contacting Kat via email to offer her the choice of my existing designs. This has been a wonderful exercise in getting to know how people wear leggings and which are the preferred designs. The …

Survey and Giveaway!

Leggings survey

Well, time to open the blinds a little bit. For the past few months I’ve been working on a personal project which was born out of my fascination of body movement and the movement of  paint. I don’t like traditional forms of fitness but I do like to move, what I love most, is to stretch and move in my own vital space, sort of …

Collage Making

First Collage

I used to do a lot of collage when I thought I couldn’t draw. In college, seduced a guy by sending him secret- admirer funky letters which I mailed via the post office even though he lived a few streets away from my house. Years later, I used to make small brochures with faces of crying people and comic bubbles with messages of unrequited love. …

Febuary: Release

Release

We are a week into February and things continue to go at a frantic pace, both in the world and in the every day. I declared I would letter my word of the year every month. I decided to take (as usual) the more complicated route and instead of doing analogue lettering I decided I would do vector lettering. The intention behind this is to teach myself to …

Assorted Hand Drawn Pattern Tiles

Assorted pattern tiles to make your own paper

One of my addictions is making patterns. Now that’s strange because I rarely use patterns in my clothing or around my house.  But my eyes are super attracted to them. I especially like to see patterns on stationery. I love notebooks, cards, wrapping paper, etc. I’ve gathered some of my favorites in this little bundle:   You can purchase the bundle in my Etsy Shop …

Word of the Year

My father talks a lot about our Circle of Influence. He reminds me about it every time I get overwhelmed with the state of the world.  I have been sucked into a state of worry and anxiety over what is going to happen now, to the world, to Mexico, to immigrants, to refugees, to minorities, to the environment. Oh la la… how to do anything? …