Merry Christmas from me to you!

Wanted to take a moment to wish you a Merry Christmas, or a happy holiday season if we celebrate something different :) 

After cooking + baking this morning, I spent the afternoon painting watercolors at my desk. I created a few pieces that I've had in the back of my mind, and also some mindless pieces that just feel good to create. 

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To me, part of the season is spending time to relax + reflect. I am looking forward to lazier days, painting pieces that will come to life in the new year, and finish a couple larger commissions. It will be great to fully commit my mind to these pieces, and welcome 2016. 

Here you can see a page in my sketchbook while working at my home desk this morning. I enjoyed coffee in one of my new hand painted mugs (available in my shop soon!) and I just love the sparkling little tree in the background. 

Anyway, you guys know I am big into goal-setting, so I look forward to sharing my 2015 goals, how the year progressed (better than I ever imagined!) and what I have on the horizon for new years resolutions! 

Thank you so much for reading this blog + for a wonderful year of business! I am very grateful for you. Have a relaxing day! 

ART_"My Morning Jacket" Skate Deck

My Morning Jacket I am back with another skateboard deck! Suprisingly, this is the first band tribute deck I have ever done. Gladly though, it won't be the last. I am looking forward to working with this customer again for a board of another of her favorite artists. I hadn't heard of My Morning Jacket and their logos before, but as I worked on this a lot of my friends told me that they liked the music--so that was cool!

I incorporated some of the band's art, the owl and bear, to create this vertically oriented board. The leaves were part of the bear art, but I decided to tie them in with the owl to give it a nice flow. The banner and freehand lettering was my favorite part to do, and has got me inspired to get better at lettering from memory. I think I'll work on that over spring break. By the way, I was working with this and this as reference images.





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