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March Madness?

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March Madness?

(originally published as my March 2020 newsletter, cross-posted here)Okay so everything went to sh*t.It's a pretty unexpected series of events.Everything we thought we'd be doing today or yesterday has changed over the course of the last few weeks, and the world seems like a different place. I'd published a new class and was so excited to share, but now it all seems useless and my work and life seems pretty irrelevant.Everyone is in my thoughts (yes, my anxiety spirals are doing quite well and spinning swiftly as I type), and I'm doing the hermit thing more than usual.That aside, I've compiled...

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Juicy June Progress

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Juicy June Progress

Juicy June UpdateWe're more than halfway through Juicy June, an effort started by Este MacLeod to brighten up our Instagram feeds with art in every color of the rainbow. And as you can see, I've been painting right along on some miniature canvases! I've painted little suns, and mini-pineapples, a peace dove, fast food items, a sweet pale pink flamingo, and a somewhat boastful giraffe. And now these little visual delights are in the shop. I'm trying to clear a bit of room in my studio, raising funds for the next workshop, so I'm offering them up for sale first...

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Surtex Prep!

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Here at the studio, I'm in full-out Surtex prep mode!  Yes, it's only March, and Surtex is in May, but I hate leaving things to the last minute.  I tend to avoid last-minute frenzies and prefer instead to work at a steady pace... So that's where I've been... in Surtex preparation!  (Ahem... getting ahead of myself, eh?) Ah yes, I should explain.  What is Surtex?  It's a tradeshow for licensing illustration and artwork.   What do I mean by licensing? That's when you rent your work out to different industries that need visuals for their products.  And, that's my aim...

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Merry Happy Christmas!

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Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!  A very Merry Happy Christmas to you from me! To see all the images from this year's illustration advent calendar for the members of the Finch & Foxglove art collective, take a look here!

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Toddler Streaky Legs & Moneta

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That felt really weird typing the title to this blog post, but yes, admittedly my son is now a toddler and most definitely not a squishy baby anymore!  I finally finished one of his "Streaky Legs" poofy pants this weekend! The Facts ⁃ Fabric: <1m single jersey, <0.3m ribbing for cuffs ⁃ Pattern: Ottobre "Streaky Legs" pattern ⁃ Year: 2014? ⁃ Notions: waistband elastic ⁃ Time to complete: 1 day for tracing and cutting, an hour for sewing ⁃ First worn: May 16, 2015 ⁃ Wear again?  He has no choice! hahah! ⁃ Mods? Nope, they fit great on him. and I finished Moneta from Colette...

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