Sunday, October 19, 2014

children of the corn


Ahh, October. A crisp breeze blows through the air, the leaves change, scary movies are watched. Well okay, I'm still on the fence about that last one... let's just say an overactive imagination doesn't mix well with creepy children lurking around the corner. You know what does mix well though?

....I mean, if you hadn't guessed from my little animation above, the answer is PEANUTS AND CANDY CORN. This "trail mix" was introduced to me by a fellow college classmate and I think I've made it allllmost every year since then. If you like candy corn you'll LOVE it, and if you don't like candy corn then what are you even doing here. Next you're going to tell me you don't like circus peanuts or black jelly beans!! 

My taste in candy may be a little strange.

Anyway, if you'd like to make this delicious concoction for yourself I have very generously illustrated this DIFFICULT RECIPE for you.


Yep, that's it. All you have to do now is sit back, relax, and enjoy as you watch Halloween for the umpteenth time because that's the only scary movie you can actually watch without waking up in the middle of the night due to ghost nightmares. 

What's your favorite Halloween treat? If you say apples and toothbrushes you can also leave.

Just look at that beauty.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

ritual union


Look, I know anytime someone who has a blog gets engaged and posts about wedding planning says exactly what I'm about to say.. but I'll say it anyway: this isn't going to turn into a wedding planning blog. PROMISE! But I've got some major thoughts that I'm so excited about, and what's a blog if not a place to put those thoughts!

We're still more than a year out from getting married, so right now all we have is a venue and my pinterest board, but that's enough for me to make a little inspiration post! Bryan and I are both visual people, so this whole shindig is going to be a biiiig collaboration for us. There isn't going to be a theme (besides, you know, getting married) and I've been having a hard time even describing the look we're going for. Industrial moody romantic leafy natural mystical...? Does that.. help? No? Okay fine, just look at some inspiration photos.








Saturday, September 27, 2014

ritual


Hey bloggy buddies! Someone has been a neglectful blog poster. Not going to point any fingers or anything. I actually really enjoy updating my blog but I'm also bad at keeping up with stuff like this, and if I can't think of anything to post right away I normally push it to the side. Gonna try to be better - hopefully there will be plenty to post about in the coming months.

Like this illustration above! Bright had a fantasy fiction campaign a couple weeks back, and I decided to make a cool teen elf with an interest in alchemy. Purple hair, don't care. She seems cool right? I made her a playlist of vaguely magic-y songs for her magical crytal iPod, because that's apparently what I do for fun.


If you do nothing else please listen to that track by SZA, or at least go watch her dance around like a cutie. She is kinda my favorite right now.

In other news, it's been about half a year since we moved to California. Perhaps I'm due to make another update soon!




Saturday, August 16, 2014

creepshow


Greetings, citizens of the internet. Happy weekend! Today I'm going to be running around town like a mad person, but right now let's take a moment to relax, take a sip of our iced coffees (Oh Trader Joe's coffee concentrate, how I love thee), and check out this illustration I did! 

The campaign was themed "Things That Go Bump in the Night", which I had a TON of fun with. Thanks to some awesome encouragement from a certain fella I live with this turned out to be a big piece for experimentation, too! The goal was to achieve a strong atmosphere, since that's not my strong suit, and I think I'm figuring it out!

Also: I'm obsessed with this color palette to such an extent that I maybe want to model my entire wardrobe around it. Navy is the new black? Maybe I just used this illustration as an excuse to post a dream outfit? THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW.

dress (sold out? CRYING) / hat / sunglasses / boots

Saturday, August 2, 2014

extreme makeover



Wham bam! I finally gave my website a looooong deserved makeover. Things got simplified, new art was added, many faux curses (son of a biscuit!) were uttered under my breath trying to figure out various CSS things.

AND since the ol' bloggy hasn't had a makeover in awhile either I made a matching header! OMG twinsies, look how cute.

Here's one of the newer pieces I added to my website: a tiny garden adventurer!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

spaced out


Happy Wednesday! I just polished off an ice cream mochi (mango flavor, my fave) and was reminded that I never posted this little illustration I worked on for a campaign Bright was doing... a celebration of the fact that last Sunday was National Ice Cream Day AND the 45th anniversary of the first moonwalk. 

What flavor do you think that ice cream is? Superman? Have you ever had Superman ice cream guys? IT IS SO GOOD IN MY MEMORY.



Monday, July 14, 2014

pictures of you

Saddest Peg hey dudes 

 More photos from around town, presented for your viewing pleasure.

  4th of July

4th of July requirements: babes, Peggy, Katie's dangerous mystery beverage, corn dogs & goth dance parties... in that order.

up in the hills lookout
4th of July REAL ICE CREAM?!