I got the fantastic news yesterday that this illustration was accepted into the Society of Illustrators student show. This is really validating and exciting - but the part that is most exciting for me, is that this piece was a turning point in my artistic style - I wanted to do more of this. Thanks SOI!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I dig you.
This is done for a pink fairy armadillo swap with two illustration friends, Zara and Kevin, who will be getting this illustration of this weird creature that looks like a shrimp-gerbil hybrid in the mail soon!
For the February issue of Charleston Magazine, I illustrated the Charleston Cottage, also called Freedman’s Cottage. You can read more about it here!
I’m also listed as a contributor, where I talk about the things I miss about living in the Low Country!
I did a few spot illustrations for the February issue of Our State Magazine. Each illustration is of a cake ingredient, and the background shows where you’ll find it in NC: muscadine grapes in the sandhills, black walnuts in the foothills, dried apples and sorghum in the mountains, and figs in the outer banks. I grew up in NC, so it was fun to explore these different areas through food illustrations. You can see all the recipes online at Our State - to me, the Appalachian apple stack cake sounds amazing.
I’ve been working on so many things this month, but I can’t share most of them yet! The new year has been kind of rough so far, but hopefully things will start to turn up.
The first thing I can share is a little bit of rebranding. Here’s my new logo - and with it, I’ll be updating my website design.
Merry Christmas from my fiance and me! Here’s our Christmas postcard. I hand lettered “Merry Christmas” and added some pine and pinecone accents over a photo from my graduation last spring. I sent them around to the Quick Draw members whose addresses I had too, so check your mail!
Our Christmas postcard, from my fiancé and me!
This month, I’ve been swamped with freelance work that I unfortunately can’t show yet! But here are a few things I’ve been up to -
Making paper flowers - seriously fun and not too difficult, and a great way to personalize gifts.
"Enjoying" (more like suffering in) the snow in the city. It’s all kinds of miserable but it does looks pretty magical.
Hand lettering my Christmas card for this month’s theme.
Happy holidays, friends!
What I’m Working On (that I can show!) this month.
Last week I got a beautiful package in the mail from Light Grey Art Lab! It was awesome to see in person the many different postcards from 6 Degrees. I love getting snail mail, so it was such a treat. I loved this show so much - I’m so happy I can be a part of it, and share a little bit of myself with so many talented artists and illustrators.
Feathered & Measured - inspired by Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species. This was created for Gallery1988 West’s show, Required Reading - which is currently running from December 6th - 22nd. You can buy prints here!
This piece involved a significant amount of research into the finches that Darwin studied on the Galapagos Islands. Here are eight of those finch types - grouped by location, diet and beak shape. I had pages upon pages of research for this piece before I committed to a sketch! It was really fun to spend all that time learning about it!