Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stressed out? Take a bath!

Lately I've been so stressed. So, I've gotten into the habit of treating myself to baths. Why didn't I do this sooner?! Its like I can feel my stress melt away with the hot water. Now when I take baths, I love to add things to the water, whether its a bath bomb, bath melt, essential oils, salts, or a combination. My favorite place to get bath products: Lush. Here I made a little list of my favorite relaxing bath. I'm sure I'll make some more of these little image lists...they're a good way to get a point across quick!

Oh My...I must get better at updating this

Geez, Louise its been a while! Been a busy, busy bee lately. Balancing artwork, my job, and a complicated relationship status takes its toll. But enough about that, here's the new art!

Working on a new personal piece, as well as a commissioned piece. The personal piece is an oil painting based on the concept of the balancing act we all play between following our heart and following our brain. I've gotten into adding art nouveau elements to my work, Mucha-esque framing mainly.  Here's a progress shot; its not far along for me yet to add a straight on shot.

The commissioned piece is a digital one. Started as a pencil drawing and then I digitally colored it. She's not done yet, still have to tweak some things, like the proportions of the egg. I think it should be bigger.                        

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Update: Phantasm an Book Cover Gig

Hello! So its been a while, I know. So, some things I've been up to: I did a poster for a screening of the movie Phantasm, and currently I am working on a book cover gig, both posted respectively. I'm pretty excited about the book cover, since its a departure from my normal sometimes disturbing subject matter, haha. The Phantasm poster was a fun experiment as well. Normally when I do digital work, I use an ink pen to draw out my lines. For this one, I knew I wanted a lot of solid black, so I actually used black acrylic paint. This is also the first time I used filters to create different effects, like the grain in the background, and the first time I have done hand drawn text.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Society6 Store Finally Up!

Well, I've finally done it! You can now buy prints of select paintings on Society6! More will be added soon, so keep checking! Society6 also allows my pieces to be printed on various products, so if you have any suggestions of what you would like to see, let me know :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Something New in Progress

So I'm working on a new personal piece. It's a bit different than most of my usual personal work in that the concept is not somber. This piece is actually about opening your heart up to allow others in. Roses, especially red, are a symbol of love. The thorns indicate the dangers of love, however even though it is danerous, it is something humans strive for. The wasp in dreams symbolizes negative emotions, so in the painting it stands for releasing the negative emotions from the heart and getting rid of them, but yet the wasp is still lingering so because we often keep our hearts guarded. This is a self portrait, not something I do often, but I decided to take a risk and go with it.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ohh Deer....I Have Pillows For Sale

Want a custom Lindsay Beach pillow? Well here's your chance to get one! Two designs of mine will be on sale for the next 3 weeks as part of Ohh Deer's pillow competition. So hurry up and grab yours before they are gone! The two designs I have created for the competition feature my paintings "Serpentine Dreams" and "Black Swan". Get yours at the links below!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

RAW Provocations Show and RAWards

Hello Everyone!

So the RAW Provocations Show was a great success. I met a lot of cool people, and got a lot of interest in my work, so I'm sure there will be a lot more shows for me in the future :)

And now that I have done one of these shows, I am up for a RAWard. The RAWards is one of the only indie arts award ceremony, and I am up for Philly's Best Visual Artist. So I would love it if you guys could show me some love and vote for me :) You can vote once daily and voting ends October 15. All you have to do is go to me RAW page ( and click VOTE!

Oh, yes, and this picture above is an action shot my friend Art took while I was setting up my wall. I will have more pictures up soon so don't you worry :)