It’s May! I love this month for a few reasons, but MerMay is my favorite. You can follow along for daily updates on my Instagram and Facebook accounts, but I will also be cataloging my posts here weekly.
I was contacted by a pin and patch subscription box curator of BratBox a couple months ago to have my pin added to April’s box. I was/am completely honored and thrilled that someone wanted to use my design.
If you are low on funds to purchase your enamel pins, I recommend using Kickstarter to fund your project. Start small and budget for some good perks and stretch goals if you can. It can be hard, and let’s face it, there is a chance of failure. But the thing about Kickstarter is that if you’re not funded, there is no loss to you (besides your time). And you can always try again.
Check out my very first time-lapse video ☺️
Hi guys, it’s been a while, huh? I’ve been busy with work (duh, who isn’t?) but also trying to get myself to work more on making something everyday that is non-work-related. I’m sure it’s no surprise to anyone that making a new, good habit can be exhausting. At least making art is something that I WANT to do, rather than something that doesn’t come as naturally to me (like exercising regularly).
One of the steps I’m taking to keep myself motivated is to watch YouTube videos of other artists making art and talking about their process. It’s so relaxing…unintentional ASMR. My goals for this year include learning to record my own process videos. By next year I hope to be confident to have a Patreon page and be able to offer some sort of weekly content for supporters.
So how am I working on this? Treating myself to expensive markers, of course 😁
I still have about 50 or so Prismacolor and Tria markers that I acquired in high school. Surprisingly, 15 years later, most of them still work! When I added the colors to the Prismacolor color chart, I was surprised that most of the colors I have fall in the brown/skin tone category. I was more surprised that I didn’t have a ton of purple / blue-violet / pink color ranges. I think that issue is solved now.
I’m still a little bit intimidated by my markers, but I’m trying ok?
»»————-¤ Tools ¤————-««
» Prismacolor Alcohol Markers
» Art-N-Fly Alcohol Markers
» Copic Sketch Markers
» Pentel pocket brush pen
» Uni-ball Signo white pen
This show, you guys…I can’t explain how weird it is and I love it. Sci-fi western. Every time I watch it (yes, I’ve watched it many times.) I pick up on something new. This rainy weekend calls for another mini-marathon with art and tea.