Thank you for spending this year with me and supporting this little blog! So much more to come in 2011 but for now enjoy some Beach Boys to kick off the new year!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
These three beautiful girls do not need any explanation. These are a few of my favorite things.They love singing that song so my sister Kelly and I decided to paint them some of the lyrics.
Emma's (Kelly's painting with a little help from me)
Audrey's and yes I realize that this is not the next line in the song
but who really wants a painting of warm copper kettles?
I gave this one to my Auntie Lilia who is a beautiful woman and surprisingly I do NOT have a photo of. This will change in the future haha!But I thought it would be a nice gift that all four of them can share
This present was for my auntie merle. She is one of the few aunts who would ever go to a underground jazz club in paris with you late into the night. She is a true vagabond at heart and has been everywhere but the moon.
I drew her a simple line drawing of mr. eiffel and the quote says "Rien en se peut comparar a' Paris"- Deschamps or in english is "Nothing ever compares to Paris"
So since it is after christmas it is safe to share my favorite presents I made without them being spoiled!
This was apart of Andrew's present (a long side of a clock and a birch candle), a hand drawn t-shirt. Ok first of all fabric pens are the WORST to work with so if I ever made t-shirts again I have to find something else to use. Anyways it was fun to do and of course the first shirt I have ever made has a octopus on it:
Here is Jen's present. She is teaching in Honduras for two years so I thought it would be nice to a map painting for her:
The kite is painted on a map of San Diego and the quote says "Do what you can, with what you have, and with where you are"- Theodore Roosevelt. That is a quote I have always enjoyed and I feel as if it is very fitting for her life out of the states:
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I was obsessed with my red sequined dorothy shoes. I would never want to take them off and I would even wear them all around the house at all hours of the day. This illustration is in honor of my favorite childhood kicks:
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Seriously, I want to give this squid a little more credit and a little more explanation...So I painted this for Ashley (who is incredibly talented I might add) and I think this my favorite painting up to date. Im just in love with the simplicity of it and complexity of all the texture. I would highly recommend clicking on the image for the full effect.
Andrew and I went treasure hunting in OB this saturday! Here are our finds:
World Atlas- $1 and Pee-wee Harris Fixer- 50 cents
Inside the World Atas (I don't know I have the heart to rip the pages out and paint on them)
Old Avon aftershave bottles! The lady who was selling these was a daughter of a collector and had hundreds of different bottles
Did I mention the packaging was just as amazing (if not better) then the bottles
Cologne with a ship inside, a saturday well spent!
Monday, November 29, 2010
My roommates baby red-eared slider turtles. (She got them for $5 in LA chinatown haha)
Meet Foxy and Verde!
I have been promising a painting for sometime and I have FINALLY finished it! Its a continuation of my map paintings. I really love how this one turned out: