well hello there! I have some pages to share today, but let's start with a few other bits of news.
1. I updated by "about" page, or rather, I actually made an about page. It's here, or you can click on my little speech bubble profile picture over to the left. I never really know what to write, but I do know that I personally ALWAYS read profile pages whenever I discover a new blog, so it was kinda silly to not have my own.
2. EXCITEMENT!! And other words with exclamation points!! I am over the moon to be a contributor to Ashley Goldberg's new class from Studio Calico, called paint.plan.play. It's gonna be super fun, I can already tell. The class doesn't start until November 1 so you still have plenty of time to check it out.
3. I'm somewhere between "busy beaver" and "chicken with it's head cut off" on the scale of anthropomorphized levels of activity around here. I'm working to get materials ready for a holiday show in November, volunteering for our local PTA, organizing a bridal shower, AND still trying to finish up a new zine for my etsy shop. The sheer quantity of STUFF i have to do/make/go to for all these things really hit me this week. My normal lifestyle is more sloth/manatee than beaver/beheaded chicken, so I'm just trying to keep it all in order without freaking out and/or neglecting my family and personal hygiene. Wish me luck.
Now onto the art! Which I made to keep my mind off all that other stuff!
I'm pretty stoked on this new sketchbook I bought from Kinokuniya, the amazing Japanese book/stationery store my friend Robyn and I went to last weekend. It has everything I look for in a sketchbook: smallish, unique page size, high quality paper, and spiral binding. I did a quick search and it looks like my size (about 5.5" x 7.5") isn't available online, but different sizes are here (good ol' Amazon.)
It feels good to just make things without any kind of real necessity. Just for fun, just for me (and I guess, you know, YOU, reading this...). In some ways they remind me of the work I did years ago when I first started to make mixed media journals. I think getting back to your roots is always a good thing, right?