I had been suffering from a massive creative block in the new year, but thankfully it passed this week! My first two new pieces of 2016 make me happy. I've noticed I'm getting back to my drawing roots and my pieces have become a bit more labor intensive with even tinier details. I hope this streak continues!
In other news, the book I coauthored, The Art of Fashion Tangling, comes out a whole month earlier than expected. It's available for preorder now on Amazon and begins shipping on February 21st! Thanks for all the kind words and messages on my Facebook and Instagram. It's humbling to know so many of you are excited, too.
Until next time. <3
This week I'm the guest Instagrammer over on Sakura of America's Instagram page! It's such a treat considering they make my favorite art supplies and I've been using their Micron pens as long as I can remember. For the next four days I'll be sharing the ways I use my favorite Sakura products, glimpses of current projects, and the things that inspire my work.
Hope you'll follow along here!
I'm thrilled to collaborate with Cykochik hand bags for a second collection!
My "Botanica" set consists of a tote, clutch, and wristlet in my monochromatic floral design, and each bag is not only handmade from recycled plastics and vegan leather, but will be truly one-of-a-kind since each bag will be slightly different depending on where the fabric is cut. As with all Cykochik bags, the vegan leather portion of the bags are color customizable!
You can color customize and purchase the collection online, or if you're in the Dallas area, please join us for Cykochik's Artist Series 4 Official Launch Party at AtAMA's new space in Mockingbird Station on Saturday, April 18th! You can snag one of the newest bags, and enjoy delicious refreshments from Zico Coconut Water and vegan treats from Reverie Bakery. I'll be hanging out and signing bags from 7:30-10PM. See you there!
Friends, I am so excited to share my most recent collaboration! I've teamed up with Cykochik Custom Hand Bags to design and illustrate a canvas tote commemorating the 5th Annual Texas Veggie Fair here in Dallas! My tote is generously sized, durable, and perfect for afternoons at the Farmer's Market, carrying groceries, and daily adventures!
About the tote:
- 10% of net proceeds is donated to the Texas Veggie Fair
- Eco-friendly, animal-free (vegan)
- Size: 18"W x 14"H x 5" Bottom Gusset
- Material: 100% natural cotton, medium weight canvas
- Color: Natural (beige)
- Handle Style: Tote, 100% cotton webbing - black
- Handle Size: 1"W x 10" Drop Length
- Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, hang dry
- Handmade and screen printed in Dallas, TX
Thanks to so many wonderful supporters, we've reached our initial preorder goal, and Cykochik has generously extended preorders through September 27th in response to requests!
You can reserve your own tote here.
It was so fun to illustrate some of my favorite things to eat. In fact, I was so passionate about what I was drawing that I've been cooking vegetarian/vegan during the week.
If you're in Texas, be sure to check out the Texas Veggie Fair this October at Reverchon Park here in Dallas! There will be a wide array of delicious food, guest speakers, live music, a beer garden, games, yoga, kid's activities, giveaways, food contests, and more! The event is FREE and dog-friendly.
You can see more info/RSVP here!