Last week I flew out to Washington DC to meet with folks I work with at my new job. It was a packed 3-day itinerary of all sorts of programs, and I was so happy to be able to put names on the faces of people I work with daily.
Before my flight on the last day, I was able to squeeze in a few hours for some wandering. It was a chilly and wet morning, and I took my time strolling through the Washington Monument area, checked out the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and then took a cab over to Georgetown to enjoy some historic buildings.
Here are some snapshots of the trip.
I am happy to announce that I will be joining 34 other artists in participating the ARTRUMPS: Resistance and Action gallery show this spring.
Throughout history artists have lead the way using their work as a voice of dissent, protest and action for change. As James Murphy said it best: the best way to complain is to make things.
I decided to respond to the current administration's denial on climate change, slashing budgets to important climate research, and gutting the environmental regulations. This is an illustration of several native species to the northwest.
Come join me on April 1st, 2017 from 6-9PM at the Panama Hotel in Seattle for the opening reception of this show, and check out how 35 artists collectively voice their dissent to the current political climate.
As I work on the illustration while listening to tons of podcasts & audiobooks, it is also becoming clear to me how this illustration book is going to look. It will have some educational information about the wildlife illustrated, and it will be a beautiful book for both children and adults alike.
I have never thought about publishing a book before, so it is going to be a whole new experience researching and finding out how to approach publishers and making the call on whether to publish myself via one of the self-publishing platforms.
I'm kicking off a new series of work this year - alphabet animals! The inspiration comes from my soon-to-be-born nephew and all my wonderful friends that have recently had kids. What better gift could I give them other than something beautiful, thoughtful and educational?
So here we begin with letter A, an armadillo.
I am so excited to announce that after years of dreaming & planning, Sit Set Goods will finally open in 2017! We've got lots to do before the shop officially opens, so stay tuned!