Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Upcoming Events

Phew!! There's a lot of things that have been going on and that are coming up in the next few months, and I have a lot to get done before then! Here's a run down:

1. The Art-4-Health Exhibit opened last weekend (Oct 15th) and I was awarded "Best of Show - Alumna" which means I get to have a solo show in the Titan Student Union at Cal State Fullerton!

2. November 5th, I will be showing some work for the Fullerton Art Walk at the Violethour Studio. I'll have prints available for purchase. Come take a look!

3. January 14th, I will be having my FIRST solo show in the Titan Student Union at Cal State Fullerton! I have a lot of space to show all my work...I'm pretty excited about this show!

This brings me to my next project...making some new art! I don't have enough to fill all the space I have been given for the show, so I need to get some more framed and make some completely new pieces. So let the brainstorming begin!!

I also will be venturing into the land of making prints. I already sell them online from my website, but have not sold them ready to frame. Which means I will need to get backing, mattes, and clear sleeves to sell them in. So along with the all the creative work ahead of me, I will also need to do a lot of "business" work.

All that being said, there's no time to delay! Let's get to work!!

Here are some sketches I did last weekend by the pool in Palm Springs while on a retreat. Enjoy for now, there will be more to come!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sketches from the Zoo

Last weekend I went to the zoo in Washington D.C. I was surprised at how nice it was there. I went thinking that it was going to be lame, but Oh, how I was mistaken! They had a huge variety of animals to see, it was very clean and beautiful, and best of all, it's FREE to get in! Here are some drawings of some of the animals I saw there. There were also some birds there that I saw, Guira Cuckoos, that always sat in little groups. They're very odd looking and I thought they would make great characters in a story. I'll keep them in mind for future reference!

In other news, The Mahogany Door cover illustration is finally complete! (Can't post it just yet!) So technically, my work on the book is done...I can't believe it. I've been working on this project since April, and sometime in the spring, it will be printed and available for purchase! I can't wait!