February 20, 2020No Comments

Things I’m Loving Lately

Watch

I have been OBSESSED with some real niche British artistic competition shows lately...they are just so GOOD! Specifically The Great Pottery Throwdown, which is literally Bake-Off but for pottery, and the Portrait Artist of the Year show by Sky Arts, which has been airing since 2013 and how did I not know about it until now??

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February 4, 2020No Comments

January Update

January was my first full month off work again, having wrapped up my temporary contract at Microsoft as a production designer. I've spent the month reflecting on what I'd like to do moving forward, and how best to use the time waiting for my green card/work authorization so I can work for myself full time.

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December 3, 2019No Comments

Social Media Growth and a Draw This In Your Style Challenge

Well! I can't believe it but a few nights ago I reached 10,000 followers on my instagram account. I've been working hard on my account for the past year since I decided I wanted to focus my career on illustration, and to see it grow in this way has been really validating, especially since I can't work on my business in a lot of ways while I wait for my green card.

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November 20, 2019No Comments

Interviewed by an Art Student

I've been asked a few times by students in school for art and design to answer some questions for their assignments. This is super flattering and makes me feel like a for real legitimate illustrator (byyyye imposter syndrome!). Anyways, the most recent request was from a girl in Chile and I thought I'd share my answers here in case others were wondering (probably not but oh well here it is).

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November 18, 2019No Comments

My Weekend and A new GIF!

Hey all! I had such a busy weekend but it was full of fun new creative things so I decided to write a lil bit about it. But first, check out this new GIF I made today!

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November 8, 2019No Comments

Art Block OH NO

So this is something I’m pretty sure every artist and creative person has experienced at some point in their life. No matter what’s going on at your life, sometimes the inspiration and motivation is flowing and other times…it’s not.

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July 2, 2019No Comments

Animals of Yellowstone

An illustration of an elk, or wapiti

Hello and happy Tuesday! Last week I was away camping in Yellowstone, and spent a lot of time on the trip illustrating the wild animals I saw there. They were, in a word, magnificent. I wanted to cry they were so beautiful and pure.

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June 20, 2019No Comments

Big news

Well the big news around here is I decided to leave my job at Microsoft. I have felt a little stuck the last little while. While I've never felt more creative, I've also never felt stifled in quite this way before. And not by my job, like so many other creatives who long to go full time freelance but are too worried financially to leave their day job, but actually just by the rules of my work visa. Since I can't really start my own business as a Canadian on a temporary visa living in the U.S., it's either work as a designer for an employer or don't work at all.

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