April 11, 2021No Comments

I’ve been featured!

I was recently featured on the "dlog" over at Awoo Pets. They are a small company based out of New York making sustainable pet accessories from recycled plastic. We use their Roam Harness and Infinity leash on our daily walks and love em. If you want to read a bit about myself, my art, and my greyhound go check out the feature on their site 🙂

Kaila sits at her desk with her greyhound sitting on her lap

March 2, 2021No Comments

Greer the greyhound stands in the snow, wearing a black and white plaid sweater, and a little grey hat with a pink pom pom on top. The words February 2021 are in the bottom left corner.

Hello! It's March today. Thought I'd do a bit of a round up of what went on in my life the past month. Also I'm just realizing I didn't do a year in review post (which I have done the previous two years). I guess it felt like the year didn't really end since we are still in lockdown.

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February 8, 2021No Comments

New Art Supplies!

Okay, I think there is something to be said for both using and making it work with the supplies you already have, but there is also for investing in the tools that will help you make the art you really want.

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January 26, 2021No Comments

Bloggy blog

An overhead view of a cabin room, and a greyhound sleeping below

Aka a regular blog post, an update of my life lately

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November 7, 2020No Comments

Lately

Hello! Here for a weekly update, but it's actually the last three weeks, really. I had my first ever Instagram story sale, so I thought I'd chat about that a bit and how it went. Other highlights of the past few days are some new art supplies, a fun virtual seminar, a renewed plan for developing a sketchbook practice, and my first ever Instagram live stream.

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October 8, 2020No Comments

Eye Surgery – PRK ✨

Well, after a very long buildup (like 15-20ish years), I finally went through with correcting my vision with laser eye surgery. A bit of background; I first needed glasses when I was eight years old, and my vision pretty much deteriorated every year until my mid-twenties, when it stabilized at a prescription around -6.00/-7.00. Laser surgery is not recommended unless your vision has been stable for several years, so it was sort of a shiny, unattainable object to me most of my life. Last year, I mustered the courage to ask my eye doctor about it at my yearly exam, and she enthusiastically let me know I was a perfect candidate and handed me a list of referral clinics to contact. I brought my list home but pretty much chickened out and ordered my year's supply of contacts the next day.

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October 2, 2020No Comments

weekly update: sept 26 – oct 3

Hello! I got a new chair! And I'm very excited. I think a lot of people can relate to the all of a sudden WFH life. I was working from home before Covid really hit, but I definitely wasn't sitting at a desk for the majority of the day. I moved around a lot between the kitchen table, the couch (drawing on my ipad) and Ian's desk. Now Ian is occupying his desk, and I've taken on more work and projects where it makes the most sense for me to be at my "desk," which is actually our dining room table (which we never eat at).

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September 26, 2020No Comments

weekly update: sept 19-25

The words "weekly blog" next to an adorable greyhound wearing a homemade bandana

This week I wrapped up some client projects for the month, and got my hands on a SEWING MACHINE. That's the big game changer around here. My friend Elisenda is away from Seattle back home in Spain for a long term trip, not sure when she's getting back, and was able to have her in-laws bring me her sewing machine from her apartment! So exciting to have something new to learn and be creative with as the days start getting darker and colder and I need some mega distraction from all the darkness in the world these days.

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September 26, 2020No Comments

weekly update: sept 12-18

This week has been...not the best? Mostly because I got horrible news about my green card application (wrote out all my feelings on that here). I've also been hard at work on client projects, including a pet portrait commission in the style of my "Couch Potatoes" series, and a commission from a stationary company to create some sheets for their upcoming sticker book.

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September 17, 2020No Comments

stuck

I am sooo stuck. I feel lost. I really never thought I'd be in a position like this in my life. How far in do you wade into the river before deciding you can't make it and turn back, when that's just as difficult a trip? Ian and I have been anxiously moving through the different steps of the PERM application, which is how we would be able to transition from a temporary work visa to a green card. It's not going so well.

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