Baby shower invite

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

If you saw me this weekend at J-Pop Summit, you may have seen me painting while vending. Well, this is what it was for! I love the hungry lamb on the bottom. Teehee.

Fun with Washi Tape

My mom asked me to design some thank you cards for her so I took a break from custom orders to play with washi tape

J-POP Summit Recap!

Monday, August 29, 2011

The weather was bipolar. The set-up was a little different. There were cosplay folk roaming the streets and jpop music blaring from the speakers. Not my usual scene but damn, I had fun.

I realize now that I didn't take any pictures of people, haha oops! Anyway, thanks to everyone who came out! I loved seeing new and old faces, feeling inspired by the other vendors and my customers' stories. Now... I rest.


Friday, August 26, 2011

I've been readying materials and new displays:

in preparation for my final craft fair of the summer: J-POP SUMMIT! in Japantown SF (Post Street from Webster to Laguna and the Peace Plaza). The event runs from 11am-6pm this Saturday & Sunday (August 27-28). I'll be unveiling new cards & prints and... my giant radioflyer! I spent about 2 hours cleaning it for you all so swing by :)
I've never attended before but from the pictures & descriptions, it looks like a great time. Cosplay folk, live performances, DJ battles, food trucks, dance workshops, art galleries, numerous other craft vendors... oh brother it'll be wonderful. I'd love to see you!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

So! Recently I went to Disneyland (yaaaaaaaay!!). I'd totally get a season pass if I actually lived in SoCal... Anyway, I was able to snag some discount tickets from my fine friends & hopped both parks with the Biggers Clan.

Btw, totally kicked Kevin's butt on Astroblasters AND Toy Story 2 Midway Mania. HA!

Anyway, the trip got me nostalgic and I thought about the first time I went to Disneyland (it was the Biggers' first time ever!). I dug up these photos from my first trip. I guess my sister is kind of in the picture too (mom was hella pregs).
My dad's hair was CRAZY!

Peter Pan at the time was my favorite Disney film and lookee who we got here!

Couldn't resist adding a little caption to this one. So HARDCORE!

My customers come up with the best ideas!

the tin can card as an 8x10 print!

Bless my soul I just fell in love with my printer all over again

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I got my Canon Pro9000 about two months ago and am still tinkering with it. I was pretty bummed about how gianormous it is compared to my old Canon i9900 but it definitely prints better, faster, aaaaaaand (which I discovered today) I don't have to manually add print sizes. It already has all of them & more in the system! Endless possibilities. So heavenly. And nerdy :)

Supper Social Potluck

Thursday, August 18, 2011

This is what I'm bringing!!

1. bake the cookies

2. trim the cookies

3. add ice cream and SMASH!

Done with the chocolate chip batch with Scoops ice cream pairings salty chocolate, brown bread & horchata. On to sugar & molasses cookies! :)

Leanna Lin's Wonderland

Monday, August 15, 2011

I visited her 1st birthday celebration on Saturday night in Eagle Rock! It was my first time visiting the store and OMG, so much cuteness!!
yay photo booth with miss faheema of unicorn crafts and her sissy. merrick did not want to join. puh.

Hoorah hoorah!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

finished the painting for Erin :)

I Kind of... Like you.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

based on an autobiographical nervousness

This weekend's paintings

Monday, August 08, 2011

finished a custom order for Brooke :)

I really really love this one. Just a pair of imaginative adventurers. Expect a print very soon!

Just a quick doodle while at {paper & type}'s beautiful table at Saturday's fair.

A field day at Nucleus

Oh brother boy oh boy did I spend a lot of money on artsy things this weekend. I thought it was going to stop at Michael Levine but then I went to Nucleus's opening on Saturday and bought a book. Then I went back the following day for "An Afternoon with David Colman." I feel like I'm in a drawing rut (as opposed to a drawing block). I can definitely draw and draw well, but I'm getting tired of the same ole style. SO! In hopes of ending this streak of boredom, I ventured to this seminar. And boy did it work! I'm so glad I went. I even won one of the raffles & took one of his original sketches from the demo home with me:
I also took home two books and a print by Chris Appelhans (for my booooyfriend) and a print by Jon Klassen for ME!

During the seminar David said something about the difference between animators and illustrators, and I realized I was becoming more of an illustrator and less and less an animator. Womp. I want to stay fresh, versatile, able to draw in different styles, and always pulling from real life. So, I've decided I need to change my routine a little bit to accommodate the habits of an animator again... this means constantly carrying a sketch book to draw everything around me (not just for jotting painting ideas), finding a place to do figure drawing, and doing research on the animals I draw before I start adding creative flairs.

And that's just what I did when I got home :)

Michael Levine's trip

Friday, August 05, 2011

Victoria & I ventured to Michael Levine's this morning. We had clear intentions for our purchases. Victo was good and only stuck to her list. I on the other hand... OH WELL! I was only supposed to get that food-themed one on the right and curtains (far left) for my boyfriend's new apartment. There are even more in addition those pictured. I'm just embarrassed.

My Homage to Tim Burton

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The originals are for sale. If interested, contact me (!

Magpie Logo

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

logo I just put together in about an hour. i dig it!

Wedding custom order completed!

Portland's Last Thursday & Wedding Time


Last Thursday Art Walk on Alberta Street :)

Celebratory B&Gs

Wedding Time

Sandeep stealing singles from the tip jar. Forecast tomorrow: Making it rain. (caption by Kevin)

Ashleigh made the prettiest bride.

goofiness in the gazebo!

And that concludes this year's summer craft fair! Thank you thank you all :)
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