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Artwork, Graphic Design, New Artwork

Catching Up

Gosh, it’s been a while! I hope you all are well. I apologize for my absence, but I feel it was rather well-deserved. In case you’re wondering, Yes, I’ve been quite busy this last month. In the last 30+ days I have…

Gotten a job offer to from a company that I’ve always wanted to work for. They had an opening at a location near my house, and I was able to apply for the job. They gave me an offer for a part-time position which I would have taken under any other circumstance, but…

The NEXT DAY I got a job offer with another company for full-time design work! (When it rains it pours, right?) This came rather out of the blue. They are a locally owned, independent company with a good reputation that puts out great work.  Full time work makes the most sense for me right now, so I picked the latter. It’s a fun, fast-paced, and very challenging position.

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Right now I am working 40+ hours a week at job one PLUS 10 hours at the candy shop over the weekends, so I have been a little wrapped up with work. On top of that, my dear boyfriend purchased the Wii U a couple weeks ago when it first came out, so I’ve been pretty busy playing and watching the fun new games! I’m a huge fan of Baby Yoshi in the new Mario Bros Game!

That’s all for now! I’ve got to get some rest to get ready for another full week!

Photography, Travel

Trip To Guatemala: Art in the City

In addition to hundreds and hundreds of hand-painted signs on businesses edifices, there was a lot of cool street art in Guatemala. I really enjoyed seeing the various murals around town. It reminded me of my time in Barcelona where street artwork is more-or-less encouraged. There was a more tasteful graffiti there than in the states, and I think that Guatemalan graffiti (at least what I saw and photographed) is more like that. These are some of my favorite paintings and murals:

I really liked this combo. The Storm Trooper and Hobbes, or is it Tony the Tiger?
I wish this one weren’t so blurry! I love the grinning calavera.
Cool characters and tagging!

The way my camera exposed this photograph is pretty cool. Although unintentional, it works well with the artwork.

There are some neat characters here!

This painting was on the way to Antigua. I love the colors! I like that it is a playful painting too, a bright contrast to the (sloppy) tagging to the left of the kite.

A colorful kite. Who says graffiti has to be edgy and dark?

We passed this painting on the way to work every day. I almost missed the opportunity to snap a photo of it. Fortunately we got stuck in traffic on the last day and I was able to get a good photo. “Soft” had work all over town. I am not sure who the artist is/was, but they are very prolific!

My very favorite.

This was my favorite “soft” piece, though. I really like the colors of this last photograph.

Stay tuned for my next post: MY TRIP TO GUATEMALA: A TRIP TO THE MAYAN RUINS!

Artwork, Events & Shows, Painting

NEW! Fish Painting

One fish, too-cool fish! This piece may be my new favorite!

I am absolutely in love with painting on wood! I’m really, really happy with how this piece came out. It’s a little hard to tell in the photographs, but the bronze color on the fish is actually metallic, so it looks like real fish scales. In addition, he has a bit of a glittery shine to some of his white scales.

I hope that you like this piece as much as I do!

Artwork, Events & Shows, New Artwork, Painting

Owl Clock Painting

Here is the newest painting that I’ve created for the piece riot art show! This one is based off of a clock that my first boss used to have. I always loved looking at that clock.

I am thinking I may even turn it into a real clock if I have the time!


Artwork, Events & Shows, New Artwork

Mural Project Update

I’ve fallen a bit behind in the polls for the 1881 Project’s Mural Contest but I won’t let that get me down…

I’d like to share some  more pictures of my work for the project, both during the process and the final piece. I’m very pleased with my work, and I think it’s a great piece. I think that they needed someone to participate whose work is a little bit on the “lighter” side, and I’m glad they picked me! I’m also pleased that I got to represent lady artists for the competition as well.

Whether I win the competition or not, I’m happy I participated. Please enjoy these photographs taken by me and my Dear Boyfriend, who was kind enough to take a break from his busy weekend and hang out with me throughout most of the competition.

If you haven’t already voted for my piece, please visit the VOTING PAGE for the 1881 Project. I would greatly appreciate your vote!

**Voting has now ended. Thank you all for your support!

Artwork, Events & Shows, New Artwork

VOTE FOR ME!

Please VOTE FOR ME!

If you haven’t heard, I recently painted a mural for a Live-Art Competition in Los Angeles over the weekend of September 23 and 24. I created a lovely little well not-so-little, painting that depicts Hollywood Boulevard on Parade. It is a fun and playful piece that captures both my personal style, and what I always imagined Hollywood to be like. If you’ve never been to Hollywood, it’s a little different than what I imagined, but it does always feel like a parade has just ended. There is always music playing, food cooking, and there is always someone wearing a costume or handing out balloons. I think that my piece captures the idea of Hollywood very well, just without any of the copyrighted characters that seem to spend their time there.

Here’s how to vote:

More information is available on the 1881 Project website, but this is a competition for the community of Los Angeles AND the WORLD to participate in the outcome of this competition. I was picked along with 8 artists to paint an individual mural inspired by one of “Los Angeles’ Famous Boulevards”, and we each chose very different subject matter, mediums, and boulevards. If you like my piece, I would really appreciate your vote! You can vote with your email address OR through Facebook. If artistic democracy wasn’t reason enough to vote, each voter is entered to win an ipad 2.

Many Thanks,

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http://1881project.com/2011/09/26/blvd-arts-project-voting-has-begun/  Voting has ended and a winner has been chosen. I did not win, but I surely had a lovely time in the competition. Thank you for your support!

Artwork, Events & Shows, New Artwork

Mural Project Update

Starting at noon on Saturday, September 23 the BLVD Hotel hosted an art competition. 9 artists were picked and I was one of them. I got a bit of a little start (I had to work until 5PM), and immediately got to work.

Here are some pictures of the work. I’ll be sure to post more as soon as I retrieve them from my camera.