Wednesday, December 29, 2010

And so we wrap up 2010.

2010 was an interesting year for me. It was straining and stressful, but full of growth and self-discovery. A lot of things I took for granted changed, and those changes made me open my eyes a little bit. I learned to accept people's faults, including my own, but also discovered when walking away from someone is the right choice. I shut down and woke back up again, I cried and laughed, I danced for days and woke up early. My art grew, my heart grew, and my body didn't. People helped me stand on my own feet, and I helped people stand on theirs. "Progress" would be the best word to sum up my year. 2010 was the conclusion to my life's Prologue, filled with love, laughs, pain, development, and a little foreshadowing. The changes most relevant to this blog, however, have to do with my artwork.
Here's a sample of what I made at the end of 2009:

"Big Fish," Digital, 2009.

I didn't even have a style yet! I will always be able to thank 2010 as the year of inspiration and finding an illustration identity.
Anywho, here's what I wrapped up the year with.
A quick piece for my old high school art teacher, Mr. Bates', Art for Life show to raise money with his class.

"Top Hat Cat," Gouache, 2010.

Sorry for the poor quality image-- we don't have a scanner at my parents' house.

The big project, however, was this:
An undertaking of epic proportions (something only I would be silly enough to take on)-- hand-painting each of our family Christmas cards. All 20 of them. In a matter of days. Let's just say, I felt a sense of accomplishment after I finished them. And some are quite cute! I made 4 each of 5 designs, to lessen the blow a little.

"Dove," Gouache and Sequins, 2010.

"Houses," Gouache and Sequins, 2010.

"Presents," Gouache and Sequins, 2010.

"Santa," Gouache and Sequins, 2010.

"Wise Men," Gouache and Sequins, 2010.

So yes, everyone got original art, and yes, I don't plan on doing that again. But I'm pretty pleased with the turnout, and pretty pleased with myself for doing it! And many thanks to my mom, who helped me glue those dang sequins on every card!

That's about all I've got for now. I hope everyone had a nice holiday, like I did. Spending time with my family is probably my number-one joy in life. Illustration is up there, too. :)

See you next year!

Monday, November 22, 2010

End of my final fall quarter

Hello all,
Just a couple more pieces to show you before a nice, long holiday!

First off, the most exciting news I have this quarter is about my Advertising Illustration class. For our final assignment, my professor was able to snag an actual client, Perc Coffee. Perc (Panther's Eye Roasting Company) is starting out in Savannah, and was looking for illustrators to create a poster to hang in the places in which their coffee would be sold, for customers to try out new blends. We were to illustrate "Perc Up," the house blend, and put our illustration into a template created by Perc's designer. Only one person from the class would actually be printed on the posters. Thanks to learning how to sell myself from my trip with SCAD to New York this summer, I snagged the deal! It is extremely exhilarating to be a "real working" illustrator now, and I can't wait to see my posters hanging around Savannah. I am very excited-- working with these people is a great first job to start of my career. There may, just perhaps, even be opportunities in the future with these folks.

"Perc Up," 2010, Gouache and Digital

For the concept, I was wanting to do something unexpected and fun. These "Cool Cats" came to mind, and then as I worked on the idea, my professor and I discussed how using animals are sometimes a safer bet than actual people. This eliminates issues of offense, by not representing different groups successfully enough. Everyone can relate to the cats. And, for kicks, I put them in clothing representational of different types of people who might like drinking coffee, such as professionals, professors, moms on the go, etc. The feel I was going for was one of unity and tranquility in the gathering around coffee. There is no specific background so the viewer can more easily place themselves in the piece, imagining the coffee shop or cafe they feel most comfortable in. I also made sure to use the color scheme already provided by the designer, so the poster worked well as a whole. The groupings are painted in gouache individually, and then arranged in Photoshop.
I'll keep you updated on this incredible adventure!

Backtracking a little, here is an older piece from my Psychology class that I was unable to scan until later. For this project, we had to create a superhero based on one specific sense. It sounds like a very juvenile project, but it was a nice creative solution to learning about one of the duller parts of the class (science... in my opinion!) My partner and I received "sight," and created Eb the Eye Blinder. His eyes can intake more light than any other human, and they overflow to the outside of his eye, temporarily blinding others. That's why he has to wear those stellar shades when his power isn't in use. (Kinda cheesy, I know. But I had a lot of fun with the illustration.)

"EB" 2010, Gouache

"Popi 4/4" 2010, Lithography Print with Chine-colle

For our final lithography assignment, I decided to utilize the open theme by creating a piece symbolizing current happenings in my life. My father, a couple of weeks ago, was asked to step down from his position of store manager at a national grocery chain. He had been a loyal, award-winning and trusted employee of the store for 26 years, and the circumstances in which he lost his job were unfair and clearly revealing ulterior motives by his employer. Truly, he was constantly celebrated by the people he worked with every day, and had an uncanny knack for improving morale and margins in one fell swoop. This came as a shock to everyone in my family, as well as the company community. My father, typical to his personality, is incredibly optimistic, and already finding golden opportunities for his next career. I wanted to express to him, through this piece, how moving it is that he touched so many people, and that he continues to march on, unwavering. To illustrate this feeling, I chose to use lyrics to a sweet song, which I comically had heard from the Muppet Show. The song is about holding people up, supporting, loving and believing in them. One part reads, “If just one person believes in you/ deep enough, and strong enough, believes in you/ hard enough and long enough/ it stands to reason that someone else will think/ ‘If he can do it, I can do it.’/ Making it two whole people who believe in you.” For the imagery, I knew I wanted to use some type of ocean scene, because of my father’s undying love for the sea. He recently has discovered an interest in sailing, so I decided to use the boat as a metaphor for him, being lifted by the encouraging words of the people who love him. He is sailing away from the gloomy city, the lifestyle that did not appreciate his contributions. The color choices are all symbolic as well. Using a warm yellow for underneath the water and the boat suggests upbeat energy and happiness, while the colors fade into a chillier palette the further into the background it recedes.
I executed the assignment with three runs of photolithography plates. The images I painted by hand, scanned, and printed onto the transparencies, which I then used to burn into the photo plates. My first run was in yellow, and went quite smoothly, except for my registration. I always find myself frustrated and seemingly stupid about the concept. This is embarrassing, and I realize I should have conquered this step at my stage in the curriculum, but for some reason, I have a very difficult time with it. The large size of my prints made this even more frustrating. I ended up somehow printing my plate two inches higher than intended on the paper, which has forced me to tear my edition down to make the border less awkward and bottom-heavy. Whatever caused my error then drove me to recreate my registration once more for each plate after the first. Luckily, I had saved my transparencies, and through a very silly system, I managed to problem solve. The rest of the plates lined up pretty well.
My second run included a blend roll, which I enjoyed very much. This was my first time attempting the technique, and although not always cohesive with my style, I found it a very simple and pleasing tool to create atmospheric perspective. Not to mention my blue and green look lovely mixed together! The last run was in dark blue, with chine-colle. The only issue with this was the glue, which apparently soaked through my patterned paper, causing it to stick to the plate as I lifted the paper off. There was some tearing, unfortunately, and I have tried to mend it as subtly as possible.
Overall, I am pleased with the outcome of this project. I attempted several techniques that I had not utilized before, and worked outside my comfort zone with such a large image size. This project was a challenge, but also a success, and a wonderful way to wrap up my lithography studies.

On week 9, I got to see award-winning illustrator Peter Brown speak. I usually enjoy sitting in lectures pertaining to my major, but listening to Peter Brown was especially inspiring. Peter is a children’s book author and illustrator, with one of his books, “The Curious Garden,” having sat on the New York Times bestseller list for six months. He explained not only his personal journey into the field, but also gave advice to the audience about procedures to earn book deals. I felt as though the lecture was a very nice balance between autobiography and guidance, whereas usually speakers seen lean too heavily on one topic over another. Plus, I just really love his style!

©Peter Brown, "The Curious Garden" Cover

©Peter Brown, "The Curious Garden" Spread

This was a pretty good quarter, as far as work goes. And it looks like I managed to get by with all A's again! Next quarter I'll be taking my last printmaking class, Photographic/Digital Applications for Printmaking, and my very important Illustration Portfolio class. And for my lecture, I'll be in Art Since 1945 online. Hopefully that will allow me to focus more on my portfolio class and less on exams. But no need to worry about that, just yet!

That's all for now, more updates on holiday work coming soon.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mid-Quarter Work

Hello again!
Well, it's significantly chillier outside today, and it reminded me that quite some time has passed and I need to post some more artwork!
First off, if you live in Savannah, you should check out the SIC Urban Legends show at the Savannah Mall. Both Kellan and I have work hanging (mine is the piece I posted last time of Goat Man and Donkey Lady) and they are for sale too!
Now for the art:
Let me explain these first few. In my last update, I showed you the beginning of the Exquisite Corpse assignment in my Lithography class. The project is now complete, and I have three collaborative pieces to show for it. I have to be honest-- this project was extremely frustrating for me. It was very difficult to not be in control of my own work because of what was already completed when it was handed to me. It was a learning experience to let go, and to "go with the flow," and by the end of it, I had pretty much mastered the concept. These are not going to be in my portfolio by any means, but I am very proud of the growth they represent. Being a control freak is great when you are working alone, but not so much when collaborating with others! This assignment got me out of my comfort zone. I usually work with the mindset of "all or nothing," and end up doing a whole group project myself, or don't want to be associated with it at all. That wasn't an option here, and although it was very hard for me, I'm glad I had the experience.

"No Name Exquisite Corpse" 2010 Lithography and Chine-colle collaboration with Rhett Scott and Emma Davidson
The yellow and brown runs are Rhett's, which were after mine, and Emma wrapped it up with the cat's legs and exploding body. She had quite a challenge to make the yellow legs and my cat head work in the composition, since Rhett printed on the other side of the paper.

"Untitled Exquisite Corpse" 2010 Lithography collaboration with Rhett Scott and Emma Davidson
Emma started off with the light line work at the bottom and the teal run. She had trouble having her lines show up over the color, and when I created the body and shoes (to bring the feet back out), I had similar troubles. I wasn't sure if it was the paper choice or color, but everything seemed quite grainy. Rhett then added the heads, which I am wondering if perhaps they were meant to be flipped and connect to my body.

"Aliens Did Visit Us" 2010 Lithography and Chine-colle collaboration with Rhett Scott and Emma Davidson
The piece started with Rhett's robot body (minus the colored in plates) and brown background. Emma then added the head, and it was up to me to make the rest of the piece work. Registration was an issue because the bodies were not always in the same place, so I had to come up with something that would still look decent in different locations on the page. Another challenge was to break up or push the brown background, because it lay too heavily in the foreground. I chose to break it up with cave-painting images, which weren't as successful as I thought, and then wrapped up the theme by making his lower half a cave-painting horse. Then the body fell too far into the background, so I brought it out with the chine-colle leg, and pushed this idea further by coloring in the two plates on the robot. I feel as though I did everything I could to make this creature work, and as hideous as he is, the piece does follow many of the design elements and principles. Hooray!

"Let Go of the Past" 2010, Lithography print with Chine-colle
During our last run of the Exquisite Corpse assignment, we were also working on a trade portfolio in my Lithography class. I was very excited about this assignment for two reasons: first- we get to own other printmakers' work from our class, and second- the theme was "Dreams." I have always been fascinated with dreaming and the subconscious' way of telling us things about ourselves, and was thrilled at the opportunity to put that into my print work. The piece is based off a dream I had in which I was walking in the Sahara, near a town, and stumbled across an elephant sitting in the grass. His legs were covered with ants, and he was helpless. The elephant was dying. When I tried to brush the ants off, they stung me too, and I knew I had to run for help. I told people nearby, and no one seemed to care about the poor elephant. When I later looked up the meaning behind this dream, it suggested symbolism relating to personal problems I had been overcoming recently, which is how I came up with the title of the work.

"The Vicar Wine Label" 2010 Gouache
Meanwhile, in my Advertising Illustration class, we were working on wine labels. The wine our professor picked for us is called "The Vicar," which is the flagship wine of Chapel Hill Winery. My style is a little too child-friendly for alcohol, but I really love the way my piece came out. I chose to use less predicable religious imagery (the lion, a representation of Jesus, just as a Vicar is somewhat representative as well) because of the beautiful, warm complimentary colors of the animal's fur and the purple grape.

This is packaging for the top of the wine bottle neck. I did not create the logo.

Here's the label on my bottle! The topper is just an old trinket my mom gave me, nothing I took the time to create!

"Self-Portrait" 2010 Collage and Gouache
My last image to show you today is actually from my Introduction to Psychology class. We had to make a collage that described ourselves, and I, being always in illustration-mode, thought of an actual collage. Everyone else did clippings from magazines. Oh well! They seemed to like it, and I might actually use it in my portfolio. The metaphors here are clear-- I protect the people I love (friends, family, and even acquaintances I can empathize with) from the world, and can sometimes feel that weight upon my shoulders. The relationships in my life are extremely important to me, and I am a loyal person to those folks I hold close. Also, I wear my heart on my sleeve, whether it be anger, fear, joy, frustration, love or sadness. The color palette and pattern choices also are really indicative of my personality and life in general.

That's all the art for now! Keep an eye out for the final projects of the quarter. Oh, and some exciting news-- we have an actual client for my final Advertising project!! I could be a official working illustrator by the end of week 10. I'll give more details later.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

And the work comes pouring in!

I finally have lots of scans to share with you!

To begin with, my first Intermediate Lithography assignment. I believe I already explained how it worked, but I'll give a more detailed account of the project now that there's an image to account for all that time I spent in Alexander Hall, printing away! For this piece, I chose to create a book cover for a competition I found online during the summer. The winner actually gets their illustration printed on the new edition of "The Unfastened Heart" by Lane von Herzen, in addition to $1500 and the Icon Prize. How could I pass up the chance? I read the book during the remainder of those hot weeks before school started back up, and absolutely adored it. Lane has an incredible gift for descriptions, and as I was reading the novel, I had the most lovely pictures in my head. The characters will stay with me for a long, long time.

"The Unfastened Heart 1" I. 1/5 3 Run Lithography Print with Chine-colle, 2010.

"The Unfastened Heart 2" II. 1/5 3 Run Lithography Print, 2010.

Here's my explanation of the imagery from my artist's statement portion of my entry:

"The imagery I created for "The Unfastened Heart" is inspired by several important themes within the book. Most obvious is the bird subject matter. I found the birds who lived in the cages of Anna de la Senda's home to be very symbolic of many events in the story. They were reflections of freedom, beauty, and love. This imagery, I knew from the start, was what I wanted to use for the cover. I chose to have them flying in a round pattern because of the cyclic nature of the story. The message I was left with at the end of the book was one of hope-- although they may never be exactly the same again, things in one's life can be mended. Not everything happens the same way when it comes around again, but the events with each step of growing follow a similar circular pattern. After having come to this conclusion, and after drawing out my sketch as well, I realized that my image is also symbolic of the gathering of loved ones. The Cordojo Women circled around the people they cared for most, in an effort to protect them. I almost view my little birds as those colorful characters."
So, the printmaking assignment. For this project we had to use all the different techniques to lithography we learned in our intro class. It was hard enough just doing one of them! We had to do a stone run (the bird linework), a aluminum ball-grain plate run (my flat green), and a photo-litho plate run (the lettering). It sucked the life out of me, but I am so glad I did it, and I not only survived, but got a pretty good piece out of it too! I had two versions, one with chine-colle, and one without it. I love the paper pattern, but I thought it would be wise to have variation in case I was alone in that opinion. Thoughts, anyone?

Next! My second assignment in my Advertising Illustration class was for a theater show poster. I chose to illustrate "Promises, Promises," a Broadway musical comedy that is set in the 1960s. The time period was my main factor in that decision, being that my work is pretty retro as of late. The concept is pretty basic-- the main characters are constantly attempting to maintain balance and wobble through their lives, and sometimes fall down. I did the parts of the work in gouache, traditionally, and then arranged it in Photoshop. I was having some difficulties with the composition, and ended up needing to remove some of my hand-lettering to avoid awkward tangents. This was my final piece:

"Promises, Promises 1" Gouache and Digital, 2010.

But here's with the text:

"Promises, Promises 2" Gouache and Digital, 2010.

What do you think? Which layout works best? And here's just that abandoned lettering, because I feel so guilty for leaving it out:

"Play Text" Gouache, 2010.

Next up! I did a piece for the SCAD Illustration Club (formerly Society of Illustrators). We are having a show called "Urban Legends" coming up soon. I'll update you with more info on whether or not my work gets accepted, and when the show is. But if you are a Savannahian, you should come check it out!

"Donkey Lady Meets Goat Man," Gouache, 2010.
This is based off two different urban legends (both much scarier than I depicted here.) My mother's friends growing up made her fear a strange lady in town who was said to be part donkey. (Not sure what's so scary about donkeys, actually). And by a strange coincidence, my father made up his own local legend about a crazy, deformed "goat man" in his hometown. I thought it would be funny if these hybrid monsters met instead of my parents. What would their children look like? Hopefully the parallel wouldn't include those kids looking like me... although, my brother and I did resemble chipmunks growing up.

Last but not least! The beginning of my next printmaking assignment: The Exquisite Corpse. This is a game played by artists world wide, where one person is assigned the monster's "head," another its "body" and the third its "feet." Basically, it is just a fun collaboration of styles to create a work impossibly unique. For my first part, I printed the head. This scan unfortunately doesn't do my color scheme justice, making part of the lettering just fade away into the paper. This is a two-run photo-litho print with chine-colle (the umbrella). I really liked how it turned out, so I wanted to give you a sneak peak, since who knows what the monster will look like when it's all over!

"Exquisite Corpse, Part 1" 2 Run Lithograph, 2010.

That's all I have for now. The only other fun news is that we got to see the art director from Rolling Stone magazine speak last night. It was really interesting to find out some of the quirks of editorial. For example, a whole lot more pieces get killed (never put in the magazine) than I thought, and for some strange reasons, like the owner of the magazine not liking a depiction of a person he might be friends with, or that an article is postponed, but for some reason the illustration can't be. It was pretty intriguing!
But I'll stop boring you to death now! Goodnight.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Constant Inspiration

Still no scans of my current projects, but I will have work to show pretty soon, promise!
In the meantime, I have been seeing some pretty inspiring work around town.
First, in one of the last places I'd expect, I found some great retro packaging in Kroger while picking up my weekly groceries. Quaker, after seeing competitor General Mills do the same, re-released some of their 1960s box designs for Cap'n Crunch. I love the type on these so much. 1960s illustration and advertising is some of the greatest stuff ever.

Then, today, I spent a little while admiring the new show Alexander Hall has up right now of screenprints by Methane Studios. I love the flat, graphic quality, and again, retro feel of these prints. Especially the last photo, which really reminds me of the Einsels' work from the '60s.

©Methane Studios

©Methane Studios

©Methane Studios

©Methane Studios

The Einsel's work:

©Naiad and Walter Einsel

That's all for now!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Beginning of the year!

One project down, many more to go. My first assignment in Advertising Illustration was to create an album cover for a band fictionally titled "The Restless." Much of their lyrics were about travel and journeys, so I immediately thought of streets and roads, but didn't want to be quite so literal. Instead, I created implied streets by arranging homes from various lifestyles and locations into an imaginary grid. Each house was painted in gouache separately, and then arranged in photoshop. It was a lot of work, but I am very pleased with the result!

"The Restless" Gouache, 2010

Nothing to show for Intermediate Lithography just yet, which is pretty frustrating considering how much time I've already put into that class. Our first assignment is to essentially do everything we learned in our Intro to Litho class... in one project. AH! So, I have to print a stone, a ball-grain plate, and a photo-litho plate. Think back to that "how-to" post I had last spring. It's a whole lot of work!

My Introduction to Psychology class is amazingly fun and exciting. I always enjoy going there, and I feel like I'm really getting a lot out of it-- how to understand myself better, as well as others. Perfect choice for a general education elective.

That's all for now!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Back to School!

Hello for a brief moment! Just a quick note that I am starting school again a week from today (the journey there begins Wednesday) so there will be much art to show again pretty soon!
I'll be taking Advertising Illustration, thanks to my visit at GSD&M which made me realize expanding my horizons even further isn't such a bad thing. Also, I'll be in my second-to-last printmaking class-- Intermediate Lithography. I'm a little nervous about it because I feel like I haven't quite found my niche yet with litho. I'm considering doing some of my hand-lettering instead of trying to bring printmaking and illustration together, like I did before. And to top it all off-- Introduction to Psychology, for a credit and some fun! I've always had an interest in how people interpret things and function differently.
Anywho, here's a throwback to my early days as a printmaker, just for kicks. This is from my Freshman year of high school-- it won awards if you can believe it!

(This used to have a name, but I don't remember anymore. It was something very profoundly emo) Relief Print, Collage, Colored Pencil, 2004.

That's all for now!

Friday, August 20, 2010

As Summer Winds Down

Hello all! This will be a short update. I finished a couple more pieces this summer! Probably the most art-productive summer to date! Not too much to say about them, except that I'm pretty happy with the results and they will fill some holes in my portfolio. Take a gander!

"Moving?" 2010, Gouache

"Visit Austin" 2010, Gouache

Also, meander over to my official site-- it got a pretty major facelift! (If it looks the same, give it a day or two. Sometimes the change is slow.) I like it much better than the one I had before, and I even managed to teach myself a little html code in the process! Super-nerd in the making.
That's all for now!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Merchandise!

Calling all cat fans! You can now own your very own customized cat shirt or tote (or something else if you prefer, just ask) hand screen-printed by yours truly! Just place an order on my Etsy shop, or if you'd like to email me, you can do that too.

Basically, the cats can be arranged any way you wish-- I have two sample styles on the shop, but if you have your own ideas, that's fine too. Also, you can choose the shirt color (or style-- just let me know where to get it).

Best of all, however, is the cat accessorizing! If you find your cat a little too dull, spice it up a bit with a bowler hat, monocle, top hat, bow tie, scarf or earmuffs! I'll take other suggestions too, if you want something a little more personal.

Guys, this isn't just for girls, if you want one too.

In the fall I'll also be selling prints again on my Etsy shop, so check back in if you have something in mind!

That's all for now!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Some Summer Assignments

Hello! Sorry it's been about a month. I would have posted, but I didn't have anything scanned in to show you! One of the frustrations of being away from school and all it's conveniences-- you have to go to Office Max and pay for scans. Anywho, this is what I've been up to:

"GK Chesterton" Gouache, 2010.

I made this piece pretty quickly after getting home from New York. I was feeling really inspired and wanted to add some more hand-lettering to my portfolio. It's something that I have been so interested in lately, but never really had a chance to explore much. Thanks to my wonderful friend Shelley, I actually got to take this piece and my little portfolio booklet to ad agency GSD&M here in Austin. Shelley's aunt Liz works there as a hand-letterer, and she gave us a tour of the office. It seems to be a really fun place to work, and the interior of the building is indicative of that! I ended up leaving behind a few booklets and postcards. The staff there really seemed to like my work. If I want to juggle an in-house job like that while working on my freelance career, I just need to make more pieces that are applicable to advertising. So that's why I switched from Humorous Illustration to Advertising Illustration for the fall! I'll also be taking Introduction to Psychology and Intermediate Lithography.
Speaking of printmaking, here's a lino relief with chine-colle I did for our New York Harper's Magazine assignment. My previously-published article was called "Life on Broadway." There was a specific portion of the article describing bees, but more appropriately, the article begins with a quote comparing the city to a beehive. That's where I drew inspiration for this piece. Unfortunately, when the very nice Office Max man scanned this in for me, he cropped off a portion of the left-hand side. If I get a better one, I'll post it. What's missing is a bee or two, and some buildings like the right side. The work was pretty symmetrical. Ironically, when printing this at the wonderful and amazing Slugfest Studio in Austin (where I plan on having a membership after school! It's just lovely-- they even have cats) I went to brush something off my leg, and low-and-behold- it was a bee, which proceeded to inject it's entire rear end into my thumb. Two days later it's still pregnant with poison. I found it pretty amusing that the subject of my own illustration ended up hurting me!

"Life on Broadway" II. 1/3 Relief Print with Chine-Colle, 2010.

Here it is without the chine colle:

"Life on Broadway" I. 1/4 Relief Print, 2010.

And last, but not least, is my final New York assignment: an additional portfolio piece that takes the constructive feedback from one of the people we visited. I decided to use this as an opportunity to make another children's book example, and made a point to have my character in action, creating more of a narrative. This was based off some advice given to us by Claire Counihan, Holiday House's Director of Art and Design. I had a lot of fun making this, and I think I'm getting into a bit of a good groove here.

"A Very Large Cookie Jar" Gouache and Collage, 2010.

More art on the way! I am currently working on a travel-poster-ish image for Austin, Texas (because I just love this place!) and hopefully I'll get it scanned in soon. Also, keep an eye out for a post about my new little screen print business. If you love cats, you'll love this stuff!
Until next time!