Monday, October 31, 2011

Screen Printing Design #1

A preview of my first screen printing design for Q Clothing's Buy Local holiday sale.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Screen Printing

Next project: Tees and Totes.  Annie of Q Clothing has asked me to be part of their "Buy Local" holiday event by designing and printing t-shirts, tote bags, and whatever else I can think of that people may want to purchase for the holidays.  I've been meaning to do t-shirts for awhile now so I jumped at the chance.

Designing for merchandise offers me two major challenges.  1. How do I design something that will look good on multiple body types, not to mention be something that people will want to buy and wear? 2. I will be screen printing all of my own tees and totes.  Intimidating.  But I am comforted by the fact that my boyfriend is an expert screen printer (his website) and will most likely be looking over my shoulder the whole time, making sure I don't make a mess of his shop and/or destroy his equipment.

Wish me luck, you eleven lucky followers of my blog, and be sure to let me know if you would like me to screen print a design onto something of yours.  A pillowcase, perhaps?  Maybe an heirloom doily?  Your mother's best Sunday dress?

I will document my excursion into Travis' screenprinting domain, so if you've ever wondered about the process of screen printing you can check in over the course of the next few weeks to see how it's done.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


The other drawing that will be going out to Kayo today.  If you live in Utah and you've not had a chance to make it out to Kayo Gallery, I highly recommend it.  Shilo Jackson runs a tight ship and hosts some of the best shows I've seen in Salt Lake.  Her paintings are also stunning and will be on display at Stolen and Escaped, just downstairs from Kayo, this Friday for Gallery Stroll.

Monday, October 17, 2011

C'est Fini

Finished product, for display at Kayo Gallery, October gallery stroll.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


How my pieces start.  The drawing of the woman has been sitting around my house for months and months.  I loved the figure but had no idea what to do with it.  Finally today while wandering around the farmer's market, it came to me.  A tiger and a hot air balloon.  Why didn't I think of this sooner?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Latest

My latest: a commissioned piece for a woman in Arizona who wanted a drawing that featured her daughter.

Testing.... Testing

Yes, I have finally decided to join the contemporary era.  I have started a blog.  Use it to keep track of where you might see my work, view my illustrative process, and perhaps even hear some juicy little tidbits from the greats of illustration....