Smaller Works

There was a lot of pressure around this one 😬 Here’s the work in progress start of @tulathegreat ...

If you’ve wondered why I haven’t painted Tula yet ... I have ... months ago 😬. She’s about 9’ in a mural and I’ve been waiting for photos from a shoot that is now scheduled for February.

Might as well post the process! Here are some of Tootie’s colors 🥰

Mural tip: if you’re mixing colors in bulk, takeout containers work great. Also, mixing paint for murals is messy as hell - cover everything. I like to put down a white surface to mix over, so you can really see your colors and test out some paint swatches.
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Holy shit that was a big denim shirt. Flashback to 2013 with the original Instagram filters and lousy quality photos 🙃 ...

Last week’s virtual sketch club with @curio.lancaster 🖤

I haven’t really sat down to draw or opened a sketchbook in an embarrassingly long time. I was a little rusty, and way too ambitious to try to tackle this entire still life with multiple perspectives 😆 but I got through it.

Looking forward to tonight’s session! I’m going in with less expectations for myself and a willingness to get funky and free.

Unrelated to this drawing, it feels sunnier than usual this morning 🇺🇸🙌
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Watercolor homework + Fruity Sangria = Sunday Funday @wildbasinhardseltzer @oskarblues ...

We’re ready for our watercolor class tonight with @ginaaltadonna and @mainlineartcenter!

I’ve been a longtime fan of Gina’s work so I felt really lucky when I saw she was teaching this class. (Go check out her work!) Watercolors are scary to me so I never used them, so I think this will be good for my art soul. 🎨

(And thanks @k_ryan_art for the watercolor paper!)
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I know her! ☺️ I snagged this photo from @katerinaspopova 💓 Can’t wait to get my own copy and see the latest issue of @createmagazine in print!

Ginger Rudolph from @hahamag curated this issue and I’m honored to have a featured interview. There are so many great artists in this issue (#23) that I either know personally or have been stalking 😆. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙏!!!

Featured photo by the amazing @beaumondeoriginals
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In progress throwback to this owl eye mask 🦉

16x20 prints are available of this in my shop!
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We’re in hibernation mode 😂, but I’m ready to get some new work up on those blank walls. ...

I’m over it. I’d like to go back to being under these palms right meow.🌴

2 nights ago @k_ryan_art had a dream we drove to Hawaii by car (🤷🏻‍♀️) and she woke up before we got there. Can’t wait to hear if our dream selves made it there last night.
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Stickies!! Up on the shop!! Make sure to use code FREESHIP at checkout for these guys (or local pick up for anything in my shop available to Philly area) 💓

And thank you to everyone who supported creative/small businesses this year. EXTRA love & thank you if you supported my business and purchased artwork from me 🥺 FEELINGS!

Shipping is nuts, but USPS is doing all they can to get you your items. Be kind. Love you all so much. 😘
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You are loved 💜 ...

It’s not too late to snag one of these limited edition prints before Christmas 👉Local pick up for Philly & surrounding area this week! (Or shipping available) xo 😘

You can shop right through Instagram, message me if you have questions! (Philly artists: I get all my print from @fireballprints - check them out!!)
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Some vibrant green paint & plant life for this expected snow day. Can you tell I’m not a winter fan? ...

🌴 Throwback to this tropical bebé for @photopopphilly - and when @anordinarydaze saved my life by lending me his studio when I was in the middle of a move! Also gotta shoutout to my dudes at @pinksinks for giving me this shirt to work in when I showed up with no appropriate clothes to paint in. Feeling really grateful for good friends (and also missing everyone). ...

New items in the shop, including these cuties! 3” round stickers. If you love stickers snag ‘em now because I only made a small batch for this first round!

Shop directly from here or click the shop link in my bio. Free shipping on stickers with code: FREESHIP
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The lineup. Some of my favorite brushes are the really cheap ones. Crappy $1 Natural Bristle stain brushes from hardware stores are great for texture. Most of the others are my go-tos from @blickartmaterials 🎨 ...

New! Taking pre-orders now for this newbie limited edition print. All pre-orders receive FREE shipping in the U.S. plus extra goodies inside the package 🙌

•16”x20” (standard frame size) with 1.5” border. No mat necessary 👍
•Printed on Epson Enhanced Matte
•Limited Edition, Signed & Numbered
•$65 plus FREE shipping & extra prizes 😍
•Message or comment to purchase 💕

Pre-order now and get it in time for gift giving. *I can also ship directly to whomever you’re gifting with a special note signed with your name.

Thank you for remembering your creative and small business friends and family this season! I heart you 🥰
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Thankful for the best studio assistant of all time. @tulathegreat ...

Feeling pretty exhausted after putting up two murals back to back. It could be from staying up painting til 1:30AM a few nights, or the overall hype and physical toll (I just had a birthday during all that, I’m 36 now 🎉 and my body is not springing back 😬).

But there’s also such an emotional release when the work is done. I always feels a little sad and lost afterwards. Being so immersed and attached, to suddenly removed entirely is a strange experience.

So, I’m taking it slower this week and launching my beginner mural course and getting my shop ready for the holidays. Stay tuned for those offerings this weekend! 🙌

On that note: PLEASE, please, pleeeeeeaaase remember all of your small business friends and ditch the big corporations when shopping this year! 😘

📸 Photo by the amazing @beaumondeoriginals
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