This project was a commissioned paintings order from Project Self-Sufficiency. Each year, they give the board members a gift when they retire. I’ve been honored to create paintings for this … Continue reading Five Panel Landscape
A photoshoot that was a year in the making, the Queen of the Hedgehogs. Yes, hedgehogs. I own several and my photographer friend at RRS Photography wanted to do a … Continue reading The Queen
This painting was a new request for me. A family member passed away recently and was cremated. I mixed his ashes with most of the paint and came up with … Continue reading in Memorium
I worked in a shop for eight years that had a big industrial embroidery machine. I loved that thing so much. I even risked my job at times to sneak … Continue reading Embroidered and Embellished Hats
Project Self-Sufficiency helped me accomplish many things throughout the years in regards to my education and empowering me to become a strong single parent. My son and I are even on their brochures! I’ve tried to give back to them whenever I can, including painting their new logo on the wall in each of two offices. I used an old projector to get the text on the wall. It was not easy!
This is my childhood friend Cynthia. We lived next to each other for a time and I was friends with her and her sister. I remember doing a lot of things with Cyndi when we were kids.
If not for Facebook, we’d never had come in contact with each other again, I’m sure of it. One of my favorite things about social media is how it can reconnect you with people.
Cynthia is a strong woman, living in California. She is politically driven and advocates for equal rights. I love seeing what she is doing with her life: she speaks out, she participates in marches and movements and protests, she is using her voice and she encourages others to do so as well. I wish I had half her drive! Cynthia for President!
I enjoy practicing techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator, and this one was fun and simple. Inspired by Shepard Fairy’s Obey Giant propaganda poster and its variations. I printed it out on glossy photo paper and sent it to her as a surprise. The colors turned out rich and sharp, I was happy with it.
Here are examples of my embroidery pieces. These are pre-digitized designs that I’ve purchased online. I also make patches.
New designs for cosmetologist, Tiffany Rubio. She wanted to change her branding, and came up with “Beauty Witch, let me work my magic”. It instantly reminded me of Bewitched, the 1970’s TV sitcom. I used pictures of Tiffany to shape her into a cartoon.
This was a volunteer job for someone on social media. I designed a business card, and then adapted it to Instagram photo and Facebook cover photo sizes.
A fun digital pet art commission ready for Christmas. To quote thy customer: “…They look like some sort of super hero team…” Revisions included. I worked with the client to … Continue reading 80’s Doggos
Two different pieces are pictured. Ceramic clay press molded and glazed. They would make great candy bowls, bowl to throw keys in by the door, spare change, etc. Could definitely … Continue reading This is your brain as a bowl. Any Questions?
Handpainted with an artificial flower arrangement attached to the side featuring black roses, purple spiders and black and silver striped curly cues that remind me of Nightmare Before Christmas. I also added a wire spider web detail directly onto the mirror part. This was originally just a frame and I added the mirror.
A colleague and I started a clothing shop (online only thus far) with the idea of upcycling thrifted clothing and turning clothing rejects into new styles. I designed this logo … Continue reading Pins and Needles Altered Clothing Boutique
11/2017- this was an ad in Resident Rock Star Magazine. I did not design the main logo contained within the black box, but I did put together the actual ad. I used a map of the streets that surround the stores location as the background.