Don't ever let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life. #posivibes
A new year. A fresh start. A time to begin again! I'm proud to announce that I kept my resolution for 2016. Last year was great. I got married, bought a house... I can only imagine what's in store for me this year!
And what better way to start 2017 than with some super fun lettering? Happy new year!
The Wild Honey Pie commissioned me to design this poster for an upcoming show, featuring The Eastern Sea, at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. I just started working with The Wild Honey Pie last week, so expect more pieces like this one in the future. ALSO - there isn't much I love more than the harmony of good music and good art together.
Here's a design I did for all you moms out there, especially Barbara Snow - the most wonderful mother and my very best friend.
Moms - THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO!
I've done a couple of designs in the past for Adele Wolf, a burlesque performer and a friend. The art direction is always super flirty and fun, so I was really excited when Adele contacted me to create another logo for her expanding burlesque business.
The gallery below is a collection of doodles and fun lil' illustrations I've done so far this year.
Hope everyone is having a great 2014 so far!
This year, I wanted to do something really special about the way I wrapped my presents. I had never played with linocut prints before, but I thought this would be perfect opportunity to give it go. After several hours of block-printing craft paper, dusting salvaged pinecones with gold glitter, and a lot of meticulous wrapping, I felt like a regular Martha Stewart DIY Goddess. In the end, I had a bunch of really beautifully wrapped boxes that my family was admittedly a bit apprehensive about unwrapping. Check out the process below!
Now I just need to figure out how I can outdo myself next year...
It's not every day when one of your favorite bands asks you to do a poster for them. So I was over-the-moon when Dan Hardesty of The Last Bison commissioned me to create one badass illustration.
It's unlike my usual work, but I'm always up for a challenge. The Last Bison was so great to work with, and thrilled with the design, too. The poster is available to purchase from their store.
I was asked to create a t-shirt design, too. The design itself was actually done a while back as fanart, but the band liked it so much they had it formatted to be printed on a ladies' tee.
The Last Bison's new album Inheritance comes out March 5, 2013.
Very soon I'll be launching a gallery of my lettering work. My website is going through a bit of a makeover. I've changed some things here to reflect the mood of my work. See the new header? Also, my new and improved resume (really obsessed with how lovely it looks now) is up. The lettering gallery will feature my Illustrated Alphabet, inspired by Jessica Hische's Daily Drop Caps. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come.
Check back soon for the launch of my new lettering portfolio!
A few nights ago, Around 2AM, I was feeling the need to be productive. As I stared at my generic Macbook desktop wallpaper wondering what I could do, it came to me. DIY DESKTOP.
Me and the pen tool have become really good friends. Never thought that would happen!
A few hours ago, I saw that Solestruck, one of my favorite online shoe warehouses, was having a contest. The premise was to draw your favorite Deandri shoe. Hey, I never turn down an opportunity to draw some killer shoes (especially if there's a chance I'll snag a free pair!) .
That's Medusa rockin' the Olga. I've really enjoyed playing around with sort-of-complementary-color schemes. I hope it catches Solestruck and Deandri's attention!
A month or so ago, I was invited to participate in one of my favorite blogs, Ten Paces and Draw. It's a wonderful blog because it gives illustrators an opportunity to work together in a really fun way! Ten Paces and Draw is known for its Artist Swaps, and they recently started featuring Mix Tape challenges, where illustrators create a piece based on a song. Loretta Lynn's "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man" is the song I chose.
I hammered this one out this past Sunday. Sometimes I just get so involved in an illustration, and I won't leave my Cintiq for hours. Does it look like I had fun with it? My favorite part was definitely playing around with the red/green color palette. If you'd like to see a bigger version, just mosey on over to my portfolio.
Just finished a SUPER ULTRA FUN-TIME illustration. It is a design for a mock Alpha Phi event. Since I went to SCAD , I never really experienced Greek life. That is, until I went to visit my sweet little cousin at the University of Alabama. SO much fun, it was crazy to be exposed to probably the polar opposite of art school. Anyhow, those sorority gals have a t-shirt for EVERYTHING.
My cousin gave me her approval, and I'm hoping the company I designed it for likes it, too!
Yeah! My clients were very happy with their final product. I wish them a beautiful wedding and marriage. I'm really looking forward to doing more invititations in the future.
this was a fun project for my boyfriend's (illustrator/painter Britt Spencer) kickball team, the "Sissy Babies." i hand-lettered the text, inked it in, and then vectorized and smoothed out the lines in Illustrator. logo work is something i'm trying to work more of into my portfolio. AND it's always really cool to see my stuff on products!
Britt screenprinted the logo onto the shirts - i think the red on pink looks amAAAzzzinggg. today was the team's first game of the season; everybody looked great in their shirts!! GOOO SISSY BABIES!!!
holy buckets!!! i lettered these buckets today for a wedding. it felt good to do some lettering, it had been a while!
i always forget how much i enjoy hand-lettering and typography.
and this sketch for the potential cover of WNC magazine seemed like the perfect opportunity to rekindle that love. the issue focuses on western North Carolina pride (not to be confused with West Carolina).