Devil Worship & Drawlloween

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The spooky season always get my creative blood flowing. Here is “Devil Inside,” a piece created with Micron pen and colored pencil. Prints of her will be available at the Oddball Art Hall show on October 18th. CLICK HERE for more info on that. (Or go back to my previous post.)

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Devil Inside

I will also be participating in the Mab Graves Drawlloween challenge. For those who aren’t familiar with it, pop surrealist artist Mab Graves creates prompts  to create a virtual drawing club in October. (Also referred to as Mab’s Drawlloween Club.) Time is so fleeting in October, so I’ve decided to take on one prompt per week in October. Follow me on Instagram to keep up with my Drawlloween progress. CLICK HERE to follow me on IG.

 

New Halloween Show and Vinyl Sticker Release!

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News, news, news!

It’s my favorite season- Autumn and Halloween! To celebrate, I’ll be making my comeback to vending at Oddball Art Hall in November with lots of spooky art prints, originals, and vinyl stickers.  Click HERE to go to the Facebook event page and RSVP.

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And speaking of vinyl stickers, 2 new limited edition designs have just been released! There are just 10 of each of the newest designs- Sisters and Pumpkin Spice. Buy a Halloween sticker pack of 3 on the online store, or visit me at Oddball Art Hall to grab yours in person. Visit the online store HERE.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Limited Edition Vinyl Stickers

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Big announcement! For the first time, I have launched a very limited run of vinyl stickers! There are 2 designs; the first is from my mixed media piece Elizabethan Librarian, the second is a pre-Halloween witch sticker. The stickers are printed on a rugged vinyl that protects them from scratching, rain & sunlight, and have a matte finish. Each are a limited run of 12 stickers. Get them before they’re gone!

Click on the photo below to go to my online shop.

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XOXOXO

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A close friend got married this weekend. Her (then fiance) had mentioned years ago that she’d like a piece of art from me for their home. As a wedding gift I painted this portrait of them. Their colors intermingle to create one larger piece. It was a beautiful way to kick off Pride Month!

“The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.”

Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare

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DFAD 2019: Library of Stories

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During the month of February I participated in Delaware Fun-a-Day 2019, a local draw-a-day challenge. This year, my theme was Library of Stories. Each piece was inspired by a book that I have a personal connection with. I used text from the books in each piece. It was part of the group show in early March on display at the Center for the Creative Arts.

The books the pieces were based off of include:

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Wicked by Jeremy McGuire

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Death and Taxes by Dorothy Parker

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Night by Eli Wiesel

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Diaries by Anais Nin

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Poems by Paul Celan

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

 

Click below to see photos and a digital gallery of the pieces.

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Moons and Junes and Ferris Wheels…

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The dizzy dancing way you feel. 

I’ve always been a little obsessed with moon faces. Perhaps its the dreamy vintage illustrations I have always adored. Perhaps its the art from The Smashing Pumpkins Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness from my early teen years.

Well, I got a new watercolor pan set over the holidays, so I put together this watercolor self portrait. Click through the album to see work in progress shots to the finished painting.

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

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This winter there was a new addition to the family in the form of a brand new nephew. I wanted to gift something he could enjoy through the years, so I painted this for his nursery. It’s based off the children’s poem Wynken, Blynken, and Nod And Nod.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
   Sailed off in a wooden shoe,—
Sailed on a river of crystal light
   Into a sea of dew.
“Where are you going, and what do you wish?”
   The old moon asked the three.
“We have come to fish for the herring-fish
   That live in this beautiful sea;
   Nets of silver and gold have we,"
            Said Wynken,
            Blynken,
            And Nod.

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Secret Santa Portrait Reveal

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Finally! Today is the day! I can post this lovely portrait I did for the Sktchy app’s Secret Santa art exchange. I sent the piece off 2 weeks ago, but couldn’t post it until today to keep the surprise. We were provided a small piece of cardstock for the project.  I treated the cardstock they provided with watercolor grounds before painting over it, which gave it a fun texture.

Merry Artmas!

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Secret Santa Art Exchange!

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As I’m sure I’ve mentioned in recent posts, I joined the SKTCHY app, and I’m digging it. It’s a great way to connect with other visual artists. I joined their Secret Santa art exchange this year. I just finished my piece, and I’m dropping it in the mail today. I really like how it turned out. The catch? I can’t post it online until December 21st, or I’ll spoil the surprise! Well, my cheating heart can’t staunchly agree to that, so here is a little teaser of my finished piece. Check the website on December 21st when I reveal the whole painting.

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I see you shiver with antici…pation. 

In the meantime, if you’re part of the SKTCHY app you can follow me HERE.

Quick Live Drawing Session

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It’s getting to be snuggle in your pj’s under a mound of blankets weather here on the east coast. I bundled up in a ridiculous Hello Kitty onesie tonight and drew a quick rendition of myself as Death the Endless.

More drawing videos are on my Twitch channel- TWITCH.TV/UGLYSTEPSISTER