Archive for May, 2009

A mini UArts reunion with some of my fellow SUPER TALENTED grads.

On the UArts Steps with Christy & Nick.

Having a few drinks

Jen my old Freshman and Sophomore year roomie and frined

Check out their Sites:

Christina Hess:



Dominick Saponaro:



Jenifer Rutherford:




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I took my niece for the day to visit The Academy of Natural Sciences. We had a ton of fun drawing and painting everything we saw.

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I broke out the watercolor kit for this one!! And actually winded up using a variety of media.

She’s painted in watercolor & gouache with a few collage elements including the flower in her hair and the stamps in her dress. The background is comprised of some old envelopes I’ve had. I scanned them in and composed the background in photoshop since I couldn’t bring myself to rip them up. This way I get to keep the envelopes intact and still use them.

I’ve been wanting to do a fashion series and lately and have been really inspired by the line work and intricate jewelry detail of Indian Pahari paintings. So I’m hoping to incorporate more of that feeling going forward. Let’s see what the next “word” challenge will be…

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Happy Follow Friday! Some of my Favorite Artist Reps that are on Twitter



RichardSolomon RichardSolomon As if an introduction is needed. Illustrators agent and founder of Art On a Grand Scale.

Scotthull Scotthull self-proclaimed “Visual Ambassador” and Artist Rep to some pretty awesome illustrators.

Image Source artists ArtLicensing UK art and illustration agency for stationery & giftsware.

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Happy Follow Friday!

Over the next few weeks I will be putting together a list of my 100 or so favorite illustration & design-related Tweeters. It’s just to give you a peek at a few folks who I enjoy following and reading about. In no way will this a full-blown list, and I apologize in advance for leaving anyone out, as it’s really hard to narrow this down.

…And First Up:



CreativeEntrepreneur LisaSonoraBeam Is living the creative dream and helping others live theirs. She is the author of “The Creative Entrepreneur” a book on creativity & business for right-brained folks.

ArtistTaraReed ArtistTaraReed Inspiring artist who licenses her art and teaches others how to license their art as well.

Jennifer Lee artizencoaching Jennifer is an Oakland based certified coach, artist, yogini, writer and musepreneur and creator of Right-Brain Business Plan

rebeccashapiro rebeccashapiro Rebecca uses beeswax to paint abstract expressionistic art, and is also an educator & entrepreneur.

Natasha natashawescoat A sassy whimsical painter who is always brutally honest and a self-proclaimed “media geekette” who utilizes social media to promote her work.

pdullaghan pdullaghan Penelope is an llustrator, artist and life questioner and creator of Illustration Friday.

Brianna Privett briannaorg co-creator of Illustration Friday & genius who helps with the technical side and principal of Utopian.net (making the web easy for creative folks)

Soniei Soniei pronounced sO.nE.A is a self-representing artist & home online-business owner who make an honest living by working an average of 80 hours a week.

Jamie R Lentzner jpdmom Jamie is a artist and mompreneur who has decide to NOT hang out with people who do not make her laugh, and on occasion has been know to bribes her children to do a few chores around the house.

kate bingaman kateconsumption“What Did You Buy Today?” Kate is an artist that make work about personal consumption.

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