Here's some pics of the Society6 products. Check out the shop, they are built pretty good and very vibrant.
Unfortunately, they are a bit pricey and they don't focus on sustainability so this is a short term step. But an awesome step! I'm still in the process of looking for locally and sustainably printed fabrics. If you have any recommendations, please send them my way!
A few of my pieces are up on Society 6 and you can get some cool things with my art on them! You can check out my storefront HERE. It's a step in the direction I've been striving towards. Society 6 makes it easy to sell products while keeping the rights to my work, as they do all the product assembly and shipping. So I only get a small percentage of each sale, but like I said, it's a step. I'm really excited about the totes, although I will say I have some fabric coming in to make my own bags which will be more cost effective and personal.
And in case you didn't know. . .
I'll be at the Greenlake Chocolati this Saturday from 11am- afternoonish selling prints, magnets, and live painting (if it's warm outside). Come say hello and hang out :)
A big concern of mine with art is the sustainability side of it. This is one of the reasons I don't go out and make a shit ton of products, wrapped in plastic. In fact, I have a hard time justifying selling prints locally. But, of all the mediums available to work in, colored pencils are fairly low impact, I buy my pencils in bulk and I make a point of using found materials to draw on. I've recently become enamored with working on matte boards. I was given a bunch for free and did a series of faces on them, a few pictured below.
But I quickly ran out of what I was given and recently found and a framing shop which gives out their scraps! I collected a good 20 pieces today for free. So I'm pretty happy with finding a fairly low impact art making niche.
Now to tackle the sustainability of the print selling/money making aspect. . .
I LOVE designing and making posters. (you need a poster made, let me know!) It's kinda been my dream forever to make band posters. This past year or so I've had a few more opportunities to make posters and how I approach the projects has really changed. If you look through below you'll really notice me finding my path and accepting colored pencils as a valid medium for posters! WooOOooOoOo, look at me. But for real, I've started treating posters like pieces, which I always did before but rushed. Normally, the poster needs to be done on a quick turnaround which inhibits the time I have to spend on details. Luckily, the past few posters I've had a lot more advance notice and they're through people I know, so I feel more comfortable doing what I want. Which is what we should all be doing anyway.
We got colored pencil, collage, screenprint, photoshop, and a combination of all. I will say, the Womxn's March poster text was added by Liberty Harrington b/c I'm technologically illiterate BUT when I saw it on the Cinerama marquee during the march, I did get tears in my eyes.
It is my now-stated goal to post more! The art shows haven't stopped, art is always being created but I seem to have had a tech barrier. But! I now have a laptop, and a smartphone.
Hello fellow art enthusiasts! I have returned from the depths of technological void. My work is currently up at the Greenlake Chocolati,
7810 E Greenlake Dr. N
Seattle, WA, Cascadia 98103
Fill up yer mug and take a stroll around Greenlake, it's always beautiful and relaxing.
I have 20 pieces up at Cafe Allegro for the month of July, check 'em out!
4214 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Next month I'll be showing at Ok Hotel for August Artwalk!
Well it's been awhile. Hello! Things are always afoot but I've been doing a terrible job keeping my website up to date. Apologies interweb users! Here's some past, present, and upcoming event deets:
A big reason I haven't been updating is I've been focused on helping organize this amazing arts and action festival, Cascadia Convergence. The annual gathering and strategy planning of the bioregional movement. I did the above poster and you can find more info and sign up here!
Oh hey, look at this! Colored pencil poster I did for an upcoming event on April 7th I'll be live painting at. Yay! This will actually be a pretty amazing show, it's a great line up and YOU SHOULD WEAR YOUR MOST PSYCHEDELIC OUTFIT YOU COULD POSSIBLY CREATE! Ok now that's out of the way, here's the players:
Filthy Femcorps: All female, all bad-ass, marching band.
Sunflower Sutra: A psychedelic world wonder.
Fruit Juice: A glittery good time.
I'll be live painting during Sunflower Sutra's set. Maybe I'll bring some vegan tasty goods, maybe you will, who knows! This is actually my birthday shindig, I haven't seen you in a while or maybe ever- so you really should come. . . IN YOUR PSYCHEDELIC BEST! ;)
I have pieces up at Horizon Books this month. It should have been the work of the amazingly talented Rani Laik, but his car broke down in the freeway a bit out of town and was unable to make it. So next month you can catch his work! This was the first time Horizon Books participated in the Capitol Hill artwalk. We had music, poetry, spoken word, and art! It went pretty well. Check out the space, it's next to neumos down the ramp at 1423 10th Ave.
I actually work at the bookstore, so feel free to pop in and say hello, peruse the books. Postcards, prints, and originals are on sale here. Maybe I'll be seeing you around!
Hello! I'm Cascadian colored pencil artist extraodinaire.