Recently, my friend Tyler asked me to draw some cats for him and afterwards, I scanned and messed with some of the drawings just for fun. BJ introduced me to some cat memes while I was looking up images. I’m severely allergic to cats and more of a dog person myself, but I’m now warming up to them :)
Working on some Valentine’s gift picks for M & S.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! Here are a few shots from this month.
I’m almost done with a roll of film, so hopefully those turn out okay! Most of my time behind the camera these days are for shooting M&S stock, so I haven’t really picked up the camera just for fun. I’m slowly would like to balance that out a bit more.
Lately, I’ve enjoyed working with soft carving blocks. It’s much faster than linoleum although it probably won’t hold up as long. Like beading or paper cut, the required repetitive motions totally gets me into relaxation mode. I ended up making a of wrapping paper for the holidays, and I’m looking forward to hosting a workshop later at the store. For Christmas, I was lucky to be gifted several of Angel’s ceramic pieces. I love her use of color and pattern. We’re brainstorming ideas for a collaboration later so tuned! And finally, BJ’s been working on some new lettering that I’m really excited about. Here’s his recent one for Myth & Symbol.
My youngest sister Thuy just graduated early from SCAD last month, and she’s been at home working on her portfolio. I’ve been pestering her for the longest time to let me print some of her work. The circus people, one of my favorites, will be available soon. I’ll also post her finished website when the time comes. If anyone is looking for an awesome illustrator/designer she won’t dissapoint.
Thuy’s pinterest || blog
My sister Thuy’s Frida Kahlo dress up doll project. I love her painted outfits.
The last few months have been a roller coaster ride with opening M&S, transitioning back into work, and finding a place to live. I’m trying to learn how to handle stress better, and this week was a real tester. But good new – we finally found a place to lease starting at the end of this month!
I worked on this drawing in parts during my lunch breaks at school. Doodling has been my saving grace. Have a good weekend, friends.
Some sketches I did while at the shop today for fun. (My scanner doesn’t pick up on the lighter colors.) Trying to get in the habit of drawing more and experiment with different styles.
I put together some doodles similar to the drawings my sisters and I did on the windows for our grand opening flyers. I couldn’t decide between the two so we made different versions. Come by and visit us! I’ll be working in the summers, and once the school year starts up, I’ll be there in the evenings and weekends. Store interior shots and maybe a video to come for all our friends and family outside of Houston.
Pictures from work at the shop today.
My sisters and I worked on one of the windows and we really liked how it turned out, especially when it casts shadows on the walls. BJ is going to hand letter the other window. More pictures soon!