My Love of Birds

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!

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Self Portrait

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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.

Cheers!

 

Life Of Caspian: Update

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!  ❤

Hopper College

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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.

 

 

RESIST!

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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. 💕