Art Licensing LA: latest news

Getting ready for Surtex. Lots going on over here. Check out my collaborative group Art Licensing LA‘s latest newsletter and see sneak peaks of our work! Go here.

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April Desktop Wallpaper

Spring is here! In celebration I made a watery, festive, desktop wallpaper design for you. Download all formats here:
1680 x 1050 1440 x 900 / 1280 x 800 / ipad / iphone



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Pattern Play: Tropical

Tropical is a huge trend! It is everywhere – home decor, clothing for women, men and kids, accessories etc. The upcoming Brazilian Olympics and World Cup have made it a hot hot hot. This trend will not be going anywhere for awhile so keep your eye out for it. This spring and summer you will see various ways the tropical look is interpreted – tropical fruit patterns, hawaiian prints, palm frawns, tropical birds, tropical plants and flowers, wild animals and animal prints. I rounded up some tropical-inspired items in the marketplace for you to wear and use in your home.

Tropical_patternPlayTropical_Roundup_PatternPlayTropical_Roundup_PatternPlay_homepillowtote bag / bird pillow / dress / shirt / bikini top / sneakers /palm frawnsbedding / rug / flamingo / plate / wallpaper



Off the Grid – Resting and Recharging

Rest&Recharge_letteringBeen off the grid lately and it’s been sooo nice. Have you ever taken a few days, a week or even longer to not be on social media, not blog – just unplug? I have really recharged and had time to myself without distractions. I even took a day off and didn’t think about deadlines, schedules, finances or responsibilities. I caught up on some things I have neglected, cleaned up my home, fed my soul – went to the park and did some drawing, took photos and just recharged.

I drew “Rest and Recharge” on the chalkboard in my office to remind me to check in and take breaks. Recently, I had a small health scare that made me realize how important it is to take care of myself mentally and physically. I had a pinched nerve in my shoulder that made my arm go completely numb that was extremely scary. I am fine now but realize I can’t push myself too hard and need to take more breaks at the computer. I can’t stress enough how important it is to listen to your body and monitor your behavior. Are you working too much, are you working long long hours without breaks, are you not exercising or eating well, not getting enough sleep? Please take care of yourselves and have some “you” time this weekend. xo




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Inspired by: Luli Sanchez

I have seen textile artist Luli Sanchez’s work online for awhile now and alway break hard for it. Her use of watercolor is so graphic, bold and striking. I learn a lot about technique when I see her paintings. Her lose, gestural style is something I strive for. It looks effortless. Here are a few of my favorites and some eye candy for you to go into the weekend with. :)

P.S. – so sorry for the radio silence. It is Surtex prep time and lots going on over here. Posts will not be as consistent in the upcoming weeks, my apologies.

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Feelin’ Lucky

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I been feelin’ lucky finding these cute, green accessories…

feelinlucky_roundup_stpatricksdayRing / Pumps / Necklace / Glasses / Purse / Watch

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