Wednesday, April 1

Travel Illustration

If you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of paintings lately with acryla gouache. Here are some of my favorites, they are all based on photos I took while we were in New Zealand in 2013.


Thursday, February 19

A Long Awaited Update

Well I’ve done it again. I’ve let almost a year go by since I last updated. Although I’ve been completely silent here, there has been a lot going on in my life lately. Last summer I worked at a flower shop in Boulder, met a bunch of awesome new friends and built a small portfolio of chalkboard signs that I created for the store.

Then I went on to work as a technical artist at Real D, helping with the development of their TrueImage technology and brushing off my kick ass Nuke skills (basically a complete 180 from my summer job!) More recently as my time is needed less and less at Real D, I’m changing up my schedule to be part-time with them and I’m starting part-time back at the flower shop this spring. So I’ll be working two part-time jobs this summer.

I’m always active on Instagram where I post photos of everything I’m up to and I’m also on Ravelry and GoodReads for knitting and books.

Here are a few of my chalkboard creations.

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Monday, March 17

First Time Quilter

I got the sudden urge to sew a quilt a few weeks back, even though I’ve never made one in my life. I bought a few quilting magazines and picked out a simple project from Quilts and More that uses only triangles and plotted out my color scheme in Photoshop. Here are a few of the designs I came up with.QuiltsAll
I had a hard time deciding which one to go with, I had so much fun making all these designs! It was like coloring pages in a coloring book. I eventually decided on the top left design because it fits best with our living room decor, which is where the quilt is going to live.

I didn’t end up taking a lot of process photos, all I did was follow the directions on the pattern and look up YouTube videos for help when I couldn’t figure something out (this is pretty much the way that I learn every new craft). And while the results certainly are not perfect, I’m very satisfied with the way that it turned out.

Monday, March 10

Denver Comic Con Fabric Design Contest

I randomly found out about the Denver Comic Con fabric design contest when I was looking at the DCC website to find out about purchasing tickets this year. I thought it might be a fun thing to try, so I worked on a design for a couple of weeks and then submitted it to the contest.FabricDesignSpread
My goal was to come up with a design that has something for everyone, so I drew loads of caricatures of popular characters from movies, TV, comics, anime and video games and arranged them into a repeatable grid.

I received an email last week that I won runner up in the contest! They are going to print my fabric and make it available for people to use to make outfits for the convention. I also won a free ticket to the con and a commemorative pint glass! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to go to the convention this year and see what people have created with my fabric!

Thursday, February 20

A Late Valentine

I designed and printed some little Valentine’s Day cards to send to friends and family this year. The cards feature an illustration of my dog Louis wearing a valentine sweater!IMG_6506

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Wednesday, February 12



I’ve been re-reading the Harry Potter books since early January and I forgot how much I love them! So I made some fan art.

Tuesday, February 4

Hamlet Poster


I really enjoy doing pencil drawings like these. I think I’ll do more. :)