I've made a 2022 Riso wall calendar! This is something I've wanted to make for a long time, styled after the 70's calendar tea towels you find at the thrift store. The flowers are drawn from specimens around my neighborhood, there are still flowers in bloom!! This is printed in four colors on a warm cream paper. . . it looks much brighter in person.
With this calendar I tested out Press Paper Punch, a Seattle riso studio in addition to a print run with OutletPDX. I have worked with Outlet for all my riso prints previously and they are *amazing* but it would be great to get everything made a little closer to home and pop in the studio to work with the machines and test out papers. Unfortunately, press paper punch is still closed for studio hours and I'm still waiting on prints from them, I did the same calendar but on a different paper and will have a Cascadia poster! Super excited to see them when they're done and even more excited for when they open up studio hours. Luckily Outlet came through pretty quick and the calendars are available on Etsy!
November 15th, 2021
A new women-owned shop, Third Wave Mercantile, is opening up in the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall filled with locally made goods and vintage! I’m so happy to have a selection of work available in this super cool shop. The Georgetown Trailer Park Mall is a unique space filled with local goods, if you have never been, I highly recommend checking it out- it’s a parking lot filled with parked trailers as shops, each trailer is unique and are a collection of local artists and craftspeople.
Third Wave Mercantile will be having their grand opening this weekend on Nov 20th from 11-6pm. There will be snacks and refreshments! I will be there for sure, come hang out! The above photos are from Third Waves Mercantile’s instagram @thirdwavemercantile
Inktober 2021 in Gouache
This year, I attempted inktober following Furry Little Peaches prompts, #peachtober. The prompt for each piece is listed as a caption. These were all done in gouache with some digital touch ups in procreate. Clearly didn’t finish, there are a couple others I don’t have in here. I haven’t developed a quick style I’m proud of yet. So doing these “quick” illustrations (which still take a couple hours) is a bummer process on my end. I really like the frog piece, and the sun/moon communicating is kinda cool but not a fan of any others.
Otherwise, I’ll be around at markets over the next couple months (including Bellingham!), have a new shop carrying my work, and working on some new things. I’ll have more info next week! :)
Hello! I'm Cascadian colored pencil artist extraodinaire.