I'm painting nebulae this week as well as starting a celestial siren. I'm constantly cleaning my brushes and plucking cat hair off my paintings. That's fine though. Micah has a birthday coming up and the weather has been in the 70s the past few days. I've been enjoying the afternoon rays and the pale winter sunsets. I don't know what I'd do without sunlight. I'm not sure what Rina would do without sunlight either. That's all for now.
Hello! These past few weeks I've been packing prints, framing some originals, and cutting out some more zodiac necklaces. Some of these items are already in the shop or will be soon, so check it out!
I've also discovered pickle flavored popcorn and it's kind of life changing. Well, life changing enough that I can't buy regular popcorn anymore at the grocery store. So, yeah, it's pretty great.
^ Carina's favorite window. My desk is almost always a mess, but I always leave a spot open for her to lay down. She likes to sit with me when I work. <3
^ Print packing for early holiday orders. Thank you guys! I love packing orders. I handwrite each one.
^ Floral Anatomy Ribcage. I love this one dearly.
^ One framed Ribcage left in the shop!
The original Texas Palmistry watercolor is available in this lovely white frame. Also, I'm in love with the light shadows in my studio. <3
^ An ink drawing from last year that I recently got framed. You can get this here.
I'll be adding some little watercolors in the shop this week as well as have a sale for Black Friday. Hope you all have a lovely week! <3
Last weekend we went to watch 4th of July fireworks on the beach. It's been a tradition for the past few years since we've been in Galveston. Sadly, this was our last year and I have no clue where we are even going to be living a year from now. Right now I kind of like that.
I've been working on new paintings and brass jewelry this week (my fingers are sooo callused) and listening to old school No Doubt in the studio. I've been letting Luna dry for a bit and now she's ready for a few twinkling background stars and she's finished!
^^ Carina checking out the new necklace. hehe.
^^ I've added some limited edition etchings to my shop! These little guys are from a few years ago. Find them here
^^ New prints of Celestial Mermaid and Texas Palmistry will be in the shop next week! I'm so happy with how they turned out.
I also finished watching Six Feet Under this week. Literally bawled so hard at the finale I couldn't even talk normal. It was completely ridiculous. But if you've seen it you probably know what I mean. Anyway, happy weekend! Hope it is lovely. <3
I'm pretty high on life right now…or maybe it's from the smell of pot coming through the vents of my next door neighbor. Either way, today feels good. It's been drizzling & down pouring all day and I've been sitting on the floor in my studio with the lights turned off and the windows open. I've been cutting matte boards and packing prints all day which is pretty soothing really. It's one of those things where doing something so repetitive can cause you to drift into this tranquil trance and everything just feels calm and good. Plus I've put Pandora on 90s all day and it's putting me in a happy place. Anyhoo, here's what I've been doing all day...
^^ Sorting through my desk mess. I'm trimming etchings and packing prints for some shops. I also have some marked down prints + originals in my shop for my summer sale (plus free shipping with code SOLSTICESALE ).
^^ It has literally been raining all day and I love it.
^^ Rina is "helping" me cut matte board. Actually she didn't stay here long…as soon as it started thundering she hid under the coffee table. This girl is afraid of so little, but thunder…that's another story.
Anyway, hope you all are having a good week! Hoping to go to Houston this weekend and also looking forward to the 4th of July on this island (and hoping the seaweed clears out because the beaches are such a mess right now).
Ok, so I've been painting a lot of portraits lately, and I'm not used to painting portraits. As far as portrait paintings go I've painted maybe 3 faces in my life (with oils). Painting faces freaks me out a bit because it's so…I dunno…specific. But whatever, I'm just going with it. I had this idea to paint celestial mermaids…these goddess creatures who are gorgeous but could also fuck you up. Luna (girl with the blue hair) is a night goddess. I kind of love her. More ladies to come! Think dark hair, dark flowers, ravens, galaxies, etc. Who knows, I might throw in something completely random. And maybe they're not even mermaids, maybe they're sirens. I can't decide. Or both? I'm just going with it.
^^ Kitty bath.
^^ From my sketchbook… I'm sketching more! (yay). This is Ghost Cat Explores a Crystal Cave. Maybe he'll go on other adventures too.
^^ New little guy, Wolf Mountain.