Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yay! WonderCon!

So my second year at attending WonderCon came and went and I had a great time. Unfortunately, I didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked because I was sucked into buying mode. I spent a GOOD (not good meaning good, but good meaning bad lol) amount of moola on artist goodies, but definitely well worth it.
 Look at the Uglydoll! I feel sorry for the guy inside lol
 Hey Giants/X-Men fans! Check it out (Unfortunately, this was not mine =( )

 I've wanted this ever since it came out. I love Chris Sanders
 My first Tokidoki collectible. Yeah, I'm a late bloomer.

 My first custom Foomi! What to do, what to do! That will definitely be a future blog...

Camilla D'Errico
 Nidhi Chanani
 Steph Laberis
 Brittney Lee
 Nidhi's postcards/mini prints
 Brianne Drouhard

And this time, I actually got to experience the "behind the table" action. My friend, Cristian, (the illustrator behind Reluctant Zero) had a space in the small press area and I got to hang out and catch up. It was definitely a thrilling experience for me seeing and meeting the people that came to the table. It left an impressionable mark on me so much so, that I have been debating all day if I should turn in an interest form for APE. And if a little 10 year old girl can have a table (if you went to WonderCon, you would know what I'm talking about) so can I, dammit!

And lastly, I just want to say congratulations and thank you to an artist friend of mine, Nidhi Chanani! (Check out her awesome work, here) She was recently interviewed for a segment on CNN. About a year ago, she FB messaged me out of the blue with inspiring advice which has helped me work on believing in my art. I try to hold on to that feeling everyday. She has had a huge influence on me and I thank her from the bottom of my heart. <3

Friday, March 11, 2011


Howdy everyone! I'm back! Sorry for the long hiatus, but February was definitely a hectic month for me and I'm just now able to hunker down and do a little drawing here and there.

What have I been doing, you ask? Welp, in a nutshell, I got a new job and moved (again) all within a month. Do I like the new job? *Meh* But that's a whole different story that I won't get into. Let me just say that I'd definitely rather be doing artwork all day long... Speaking of which, to any freelancer out there who is reading this, I pose a question to you: Can you give me any advice, tips, tricks, etc. on jumping into the freelance world? HELP ME PLEASE!! Thanks and I will forever be grateful for your hospitality!

Moving right along, I've been motivating myself to do some artwork because remember what I said in my previous post? This is the year of yes I can! In this week alone, I did 2 1/2 illustrations (1/2 because one is more a doodle than an actual finished piece). Unfortunately, I can't show the 2 just yet because they are birthday presents for dear friends, and this blog posts to my Facebook in which they can automatically see it on my wall. But I can show the 1/2 piece:

This one I did in memoriam of my beloved kitty, Minnie. Thursday was the 3 year anniversary of her passing. I still miss her so much. =.(

And since I'm on a somber note, I would like to say that my <3 and prayers go out to those in Japan and anyone else who has been greatly affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Please stay safe and the world is with you.

Boy, am I tired, but I will strive to bring you more doodles and drawing next week! Ciao for now =)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It's a new dawn, it's a new day...

Happy new year, everyone! I know I've been MIA for some time...the end of last year dealt me some considerable blows, but I'm slowly on the mend now. 2011 is starting out pretty well for me, so I'm going to make this year the year of "Yes I can!" No more "I'll try" or "maybe" or "I dunno"... This will be the year of taking action!

My main resolution for this year is to focus on my artwork. I plan on opening an Etsy shop (yes, I know I said that before...but now I have actual merchandise!), working on some paintings, and hopefully becoming an exhibitor at APE or some sort of fair (crossing fingers for this last one.)

And so with that said, here is my first piece for the year. I know that last year was the year of the tiger, so this one has nothing to do with the new year. I'll probably just do a rabbit piece next. Enjoy!