Here are my most recent drawings of winged creatures that I completed in the last couple of months. My love of birds began when I was younger. We always had a pet cockatiel roaming around the house causing trouble. They were fun to have around and just as loveable as a furry pet! My father was like a bird whisperer, always bringing home injured birds or random birds would come into our garage to find sanctuary. It was pretty amazing.
A few years back, my son gave me 2 love birds as a Christmas gift. Unfortunately, I discovered that I developed an allergy to bird dander and could no longer keep them as pets. This is how I compensate. =)
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Ink and Origami on bristol board. // May 2017
It’s my birthday month and I’m totally reflecting on the last 40+ years of my life. Been through some turbulent/wonderous/life changing/happy times thus far and look forward to so many more experiences.
Lines represent all the experiences in my life that made me who I am today.
Fragmented, layered origami represents the complexities in life and a reminder of how complicated but beautiful life can be.
Every now and then, I will read a biography of someone so inspiring! Ida Lewis is definitely one of those people! Here is a short comic I did of her life in a nutshell.
Life of Caspian is issue #2 in my series of comic book biographies that I’ve been working on since last quarter of 2016. Illustrations are done, I am just waiting on momma to submit her essay on what this journey has been like since Caspian was diagnosed. I am anxious to read it, as i have fallen in love with this beautiful family and the way they have turned something tragic into something beautiful. Here are more illustrations, enjoy! ❤
This past month, Yale University made a radical statement by changing Calhoun College (named after John C. Calhoun who was a national leader that was in favor of slavery and a very open white supremacist) to Hopper College (named after Grace Murray Hopper, a Yale graduate and trailblazing scientist, mathematician, teacher and public servant).
A very good decision, indeed.
Just a little reminder that the most radical act right now would be love, joy and friendship. It would be a huge FUCK YOU to the current cabinet. It’s so easy to get mad right now, but don’t forget the things that sustain us and bring happiness to our lives! I know the fist in the air is an empowering gesture but so is this. 💕
Just some pieces I did during Black History Month. Enjoy!