Tuesday, December 27, 2011

AltPick's 2011 Member Image Round-Up

So "Serpentine Dreams" is featured on AltPick's blog for their 2011 Image Round-Up, which is awesome. You can check it out here: http://blog.altpick.com/2011/12/22/altpick-members-2011-image-round-up-artists-choice-continued

And after the new year, it looks as though I am getting my first solo show ever in Philadelphia. I will release more details about it soon.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Interview Soon To Come

So the Artfuls is launching a new site, and they asked if I would do an interview with them for the relaunch. I should be receiving it in a couple days, and I'm so excited!

Here's where you can check out their old site: http://www.theartfuls.com/home

Monday, December 12, 2011

Have a Heart For Horror Cookbook

So I have finished and sent in my illustration for Crimson Lace Productions' Have a Heart For Horror Cookbook, and today I received some exciting news. My image was chosen as the cover art for the book! I should be seeing what the typography looks like on it soon :)

Here is my completed image I sent to them.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving and New Work

So Thanksgiving was a lot of fun this year. I went up to my boyfriend's parent's house in the Finger Lakes, New York. The house was beautiful; it sits right by a waterfall. Overall it was a nice, relaxing time filled with lots of food. Now its back to reality. Tuesday I go on my third week of interning at the Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn. Time sure does fly.

And for an art update, here are some watercolor and pen pieces that I did before leaving for the holiday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Work

So here's some things I'm working on. I may possibly be getting a solo show at the Passional Boutique in Philly, so I'm trying to get work done for that. Watercolor and ink seems to be a nice quick way to build up more pieces for that. And I'm contributing a piece to Crimson Stained Lace's Have a Heart For Horror Cookbook.

My Have a Heart For Horror piece...aiming for the cover

Monday, November 14, 2011

None More Blacklight! Follow-up

What can I say but an awesome show! Thanks again to Dave Fox for letting me participate. There were a lot of people there, the Black Vulture Gallery was basically packed. And there was a band playing a tribute to Spinal Tap...hilarious by the way. Here's some pictures from the night.

The boyfriend and I

My piece next to Dave Fox's

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Its getting closer!

November 11, 2011 from 6-11 is the NONE MORE BLACKLIGHT! group art show at Black Vulture Gallery. Over 40 artists are going to have work hanging, including yours truly :P

So get out, come to the show, and say hi! It should be a blast. Oh, and did I mention there's going to be a guitar solo contest...How awesome is that!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

69 Flavors of Paranoia

The online horror magazine 69 Flavors of Paranoia has featured my piece “The Invention of Fear” in their October/November issue, Menu 14. And it's the first article on the list! Excited!

Check it out at: http://www.69fop.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=309&Itemid=354

Also, its only two days away from my first group show at the Starlight Ballroom in Philly. If you are going to be in the area this Saturday, please stop by and say hi! Tickets are $10 for students with ID and $12 for adults. It should be a lot of fun!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Serpentine Dreams

The internship is going better. I just need to stop stressing myself out.
Finally got the time to finish up a painting I first started back in May. I'm actually very proud of it. The scales took FOREVER, but I'm glad I took the time to paint all of them.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Frustration Beyond Belief

The internship is really stressing me out. I'm so aggravated/hurt/AGGH!!
But aside from that, the freelance work may be picking up. I'm working on the cover for Barbara Meyer's first book of her new series. I also am doing promotional things for her; I just finished making some pretty bookmarks :) And I should be hearing soon from a girl that I'm painting custom shoes for within the next week. And my Morpheus Tales illustration is done and has been sent in. Here's the finish:

Thursday, September 29, 2011


On November 11, I will be participating in a show at Black Vulture Gallery in Philadelphia, which will feature only black light paintings.....awesome right! So here's my in progress black light painting. I need to get a picture of it up here soon under the black light, it glows so bright!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reflections Art Show

Come out and see some new work!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I am now the intern for Girl Approved. I went on an interview with the lady behind the company, Heidi, and she really liked my work. I will be interning with her for two months. I'm pretty excited :)

Also on the topic of news, here's what I've been working on lately:

-The illustration for Morpheus Tales. Almost done, just have to do more tedious detail work.

-Designs on shoes for a girl starting her own shoe company. All the shoes she gets made will be custom painted, and hopefully if she likes the job I do on these trial pairs, she will come back to me for the real deal.
-And, just started tonight, a painting of Claudia from Interview With A Vampire. I love that book (and movie), and I love the concept of her being young forever, like the porcelain dolls Louise gives her. I just did a quick under-painting, which I never do, and hoping to get more into it tomorrow. Here's a picture of the under-painting, done in oil paint thinned out with liquin.

And yes, she is done on the back of an illustration board. I'm recycling :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Morpheus Tales

So here's the progress on my illustration for Morpheus Tales Magazine. The story it is going with it called The Brother of Death, and it is a pretty badass story if I do say so myself. I won't get too much into the detail of the story, but the moral of the story ids basically the age old saying "curiosity killed the cat", or in this case, the boy. Another moral could be "Don't talk to strangers"...especially creepy old women.

She is done in oil paint. This is about an hour into the painting.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Plant Healer

So the issue of Plant Healer featuring my work is out! You can download it at planthealermagazine.com.

Here's the pages with my work.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Trying to Dig

Well, after work today was spent doing more research, applying to more things, trying to contact more galleries etc. An illustration of mine is going to be used as a book cover for Bizarre Books, so there's good news. Unfortunately two shows of mine got pushed back. The Reflections Show is now October 22nd, which I will write up more on that, and I'm not sure when exactly I will know about the Lucifer Philly solo show, hopefully within the next two weeks, so I will post about that when I find out. Also have two more weeks until I find out if I got the internship at Penguin Books....fingers crossed. Agh, and my book cover job from NY got pushed back until November...hopefully I'm still getting it. So it's really a lot of waiting. My plan is on Saturday to go around to some Philly galleries I looked up and hand out my promos like crazy. I just a getting so tired of waiting around in Limbo.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Digital Locusts

So I'm teaching myself how to digitally paint. This is my locusts girl from the watercolor piece as a digital painting in progress, and so far I really like it.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Today Was a Good News Day

Today has just been chock full of awesome news!
  1. I am officially the graphic design consultant for cutencreepy.net. I already got my first assignment!
  2. Morpheus Tales gave me a story to do an illustration for for the magazine.
  3. I start my new part time job tomorrow, a greeter for a Hilton hotel. Easy work for pretty good pay, always nice.
  4. And the best most fantastic news of all: My aunt who has been battling a brain tumor is officially cancer free! How incredible is that! She is fantastic and is one of the nicest women I've ever known.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Must Use!

I found this weird piece of furniture on stumble upon, and I just have to fins some way to use it for a painting. What could be weirder/more perfect for a picture than a chair made out of taxidermy sheep!


Friday, August 19, 2011

More Progress on Field Girl

I think her eyes need to be more dead looking....she looks too alive

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Progression of Next Watercolor

Sorry for the blurriness, the lighting was bad where I took this picture on my phone. But this is the under drawing for my next watercolor piece, so far it is colored pencil, regular pencil, and ballpoint pen. Have another one I also started today, but the drawing stage is not done yet, although maybe it would be interesting to post pictures of the progression....hmmm. Well ,here's this one for now anyways. I gotta hit the hay.

The Locusts Girl

So I haven't done watercolor in a while, so here's my first attempt after a while. Its watercolor over pencil, colored pencil, and ball point pen.

Studio Space!!

I finally turned an extra room in my house into a studio space! I'm so excited!! Now I can finally have my own area to paint, without having to worry about family/friends/or dogs distracting me. I love them all, but it's hard to concentrate when they are around since when they are I just want to drop everything and do something with them. Well, not anymore!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Here's an under-drawing for a watercolor piece I'm doing. Have to add more bugs

I unfortunately somehow mysteriously hurt my hand yesterday night, so I was not able to work on the second drawing I had in mind to the extent I wanted, otherwise I would have posted it as well. But here's a description of it: a deer with tree branch antlers. Oh, and owls.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Possible Publications

Looks like I may have found more people to publish me! Added to the list: Morpheus Tales Magazine and Plant Healer Magazine, and then for possible book cover work down the line we have Screaming Dreams Press. Hope all goes through because that would be awesome!

Some other bites I've had: Alt Noir Magazine, KRiSPY MAGAZiNE, and Strange Weird And Wonderful

Friday, August 12, 2011

A List of Pieces I want to Make

  • Edgar Allen Poe, not the Raven...too typical. Tell Tale Heart maybe...maybe collage...
  • Elizabeth Bathery
  • Oil spill
  • Ice caps melting with polar bears
  • Witch doctor
  • Find Sarah (she's in the pond)
  • Anesthesia Dreams
  • Vampire piece, something related to Claudia from Interview With A Vampire being forever young
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Alice in wonderland
  • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on separate panels


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Something In Progress

This is for a poem I wrote. I will post the poem along with it when it is finished. I need to keep making more personal pieces because I have 3 gallery shows I'm supposed to be doing starting in the Fall.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Horned Girl

So I've got some exciting things that may be happening soon. Got commissioned to do 5 side show banner pieces, may have a teaching job alongside pop art artist Perry Milou, and may have a macabre children's book job. Hopefully I can get all three and get some money! Haha.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Not Quite Heaven

So I have a book cover job! Just got assigned to it. The author is Barbara Meyers, and its for her new book Not Quite Heaven. It is a romance between an author in a rut and a female author.

So here are my thumbnails I just sent her, and now I'm just waiting for the feedback.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


This is a piece I did for a made up perfume called Belladonna, which would be made from the poisonous plant. The eyes of the girl are dilated, which is one of the side effects of ingesting Belladonna, and the glowing orbs are supposed to be hallucinations, another symptom of Belladonna poisoning.

The Book Thief

So here's a painting I did after starting to read The Book Thief. Definitely check this book out....I read 50 pages in one sitting, and I don't do that often.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Society of Illustrators

so, two of my pieces have made it into the society of illustrators. the first is my black swan piece, and the second is one of my senior thesis pieces. i'm so excited!

here's the one i haven't posted on here yet. it is a wrap around cover for the young adult book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. the book follows a young girl who is mute because she was raped, and her journey to find the ability to speak about what happened to her.

i did this piece in oil. the bird is a separate painting that i dropped in digitally.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Black Swan Poster

so, for my first piece for the second semester of senior portfolio, i decided to do a poster for the movie Black Swan (so good. if you haven't seen it i highly recommend it). the project isn't due for another week and a half, but i was so excited to do it that i just knocked it out in one day.

the feather is painted in oil, and the background is black acrylic.