Friday, January 27, 2012

freedom to feed

Another assignment from my class XX/XY, the prompt was 'breastfeeding'. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

my friend ben

Ben Nadler is my dear friend, bandmate, and fellow RISD Illustration junior. 
Ben's sense of humor is apparent throughout his work, as well as his amazing sense of detail. He is a fantastic storyteller, only matched by his musical talents! 
I encourage everyone to take a gander at his work! 

Ben's amazing musical ventures can be found here and here!!! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

happy birthday to my mama!

Hoorah for January birthdays!

Friday, January 20, 2012

some sheep, and a dog

 Maira Kalman is coming to lecture at RISD today, I thought I would give her this little dog.

Sheepish Sweethearts. For my sister and her boyfriend Stephen.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

print inquiries

I've received a number of emails & comments wondering if I sell prints or cards of my work. I'm currently not selling any prints of my work, but am starting to think maybe I should! As of now I'm in the midst of Wintersession at RISD, and will be leaving in February for the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland for the next 4 months. BUT I always need a summer project, so maybe setting up an Etsy shop with some prints, cards & small animals will be this years...? So keep checking for updates on that if you're interested, and thank you for your enthusiasm & kind remarks! 

star festival princess

Sunday, January 8, 2012

wintersession assignments begin...

These two pieces are for an assignment for my RISD Wintersession class XX/XY, taught by Melissa Ferreira. The prompt for the assignment was, "What is your favorite part of being a woman, and what is your least favorite?"

I came to the conclusion that my favorite part of being a woman (it was hard to choose), is the possibility of one day being a mother.

One of my least favorites that I chose to represent, is the feeling of vulnerability when walking alone at night. The fact that it's necessary to teach girls from a very young age to be extremely cautious as they are seen as 'prey' is upsetting to me. It fuels mistrust and perpetuates so much fear of being female and 'vulnerable', unable to exercise rights as simple as walking yourself home safely. I almost never illustrate scenes that are dark or upsetting, simply because I illustrate the place I would most like to inhabit. However it was interesting and expanding to explore subjects involving sexism or violence against women, it gave me confidence in myself to try new things. The prompt overall gave me a lot to think about, I am excited for the rest of my homework!

Friday, January 6, 2012


 sketching miss Ida and her beet again....

Mail Art Response!!!

I received my first response to the mail art I sent out in December! I selected the addresses by searching random cities in the US on Google Maps, and then using Google Streetview to 'walk' down streets until I saw a house I liked. When I received my response, I was feeling particularly downtrodden because also that day I got back 5 of the letters I'd sent, saying there was no such address (which I was somewhat expecting, since addresses on Google Maps are approximate). But lo and behold there was a letter from Mimi, of Minneapolis, Minnesota! By a happy coincidence, Mimi is an artist as well, and sent me some beautiful cards! This was exactly the kind of response I was looking for through this project. I hope someone else writes back too. I re-adressed the letters that were returned-to-sender, and they are headed  out to spice up the postal system once again. 

Here is what Mimi sent me: