Love of Birds: Part 2

 

My bird series continues!  I have been experimenting with linoleum block printing and I am very happy with the results (the raven print).  The other drawings were all done with micron pens (my tool of choice!) and copic markers.  Enjoy!

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!

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!  ❤

WIP

 

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This is my latest project, working in conjunction with Know Your City in Portland, Oregon. Through their publications and programs, their mission is to educate people to better know their communities and empower citizens to take action.  Their core is centered around social justice and I am very honored to be working with a group of creative and like-minded people within my community!

Here are some illustrations that I am submitting for a Post Election Resource Guide, which will serve as a great tool to help the community find the resources they need.