Things I love of 2010

Here is my final "Things I love Thursdays" of some of my favorite things/events of 2010! This was definitely a good year for me artistically, professionally and personally, and I am hoping 2011 is even better! Hope you all have a fabulous New Year! Can't wait to start doing more artwork and adding more products to my etsy store and snapfish store in the coming year. :)

1) Girls Drawin Girls:
I had the pleasure and privilege of joining the artist collective Girls Drawin Girls early this year and it has definitely opened up a lot of doors for me. Besides being a part of a group of very talented female artists, I have had the opportunity to exhibit artwork in more shows, be a part of NYCC, get published in a calendar and more. I am looking forward to another year as a member of this amazing group. Thanks for having me ladies!

2) Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
OK this movie was fantastic. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did, but it was an enjoyable experience to say the least! Great cast and acting, really great costumes and designs and of course really cool special effects. I also really enjoyed the graphic novels and am glad they did them justice. I'd recommend watching this. You won't be disappointed.

3) New York City Comic Con:
This year was my first year attending NYCC, and I also had the pleasure of exhibiting with Girls Drawin Girls. It was a little overwhelming at first but I really enjoyed it and most of all enjoyed meeting some of the west coast girls and other members from the east coast. it's always nice putting a face to a name. I also enjoyed the convention itself even though it was very crowded. Lots of talent in one place, which is always nice. Definitely one of the highlights of the summer for me.

4) Snapfish:
Becoming a snapfish greeting card designer has also been one of the highlights of this year for me. Not only am I doing something i really enjoy but I am making a little money off of it. This year I am hoping to design a line of greeting cards on my etsy as well as attend the stationary trade show at the Javits center this May.

5) Teddy Girls:
I recently stumbled upon and discovered some really awesome photographs by Ken Russell of a group of girls from England in the 1950s called "Teddy Girls" Sadly there isn't much photographic evidence but their style is like nothing I've ever seen. I want to do artwork of them or inspired by them at some point this year. I am definitely still doing research and would like to learn more about them. read more about them here

6) All the Blogs I have linked on my blog roll.
I visit all those blogs on a daily basis and I would definitely recommend anybody visit them as well. Lots of talented people on there from artists, to people who make their own clothes to people who bake and cook with lots of passion, to magazines and designers and every thing in between. I love visiting these blogs and they definitely help me go on when I am feeling creatively drained or tired of working full time, blogging and finding time and passion for new artwork and projects.

Hope you enjoyed my list and I hope everyone has a fantastic New Year! see you in 2011!! :)


Holiday show update/Merry Christmas!

I didn't get to participate in the girls drawin girls holiday show this year, unfortunately. It seems my package was lost in the mail and never made it to LA! and sadly I did not get insurance on it (but luckily it was not original artwork, just prints, but it was still signed artwork in frames and it hurts that they are lost) here is hoping that somehow they get sent back to me.

I would like to start participating in more shows in the NYC or surrounding area, I love participating in GDG shows and events but the stress and cost of having to send artwork and merch to LA from NY--and facing the real possibility that the work will get lost, is getting a bit too much. I need to just focus on maybe participating in 1 or 2 shows and events with the group per year and focus on that instead of trying to over extend myself and participate in more!

In happier news, my cards over at snapfish are doing well and it has been a lot of fun designing for them. I am actually planning on branching out and selling a collection of greeting cards that can be customized on my etsy site, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, please visit my snapfish store!

I would also like to wish any and all readers a very Merry Christmas if they celebrate, and a Happy and prosperous New Year filled with lots of art, happiness and love!


New Holiday art

Hello all!
happy December! I recently completed a new Holiday themed piece for the upcoming Girls Drawin Girls Holiday show. Check it out! This peice will be on sale, framed and matted for only $20. I will post more information about the show soon!