Hey, Tumblr. It’s been a while! I’m happy to report that the full-time design job is going spectacularly, and that the children’s book is almost complete! Future posts on that. But for now, just wanted to share a little Martin Freeman sketch tonight. Just pretend he’s flipping all you fine people the bird, okay?
Woooo Holiday ornaments are back! Hand-lettered on 2”x2” mini canvases. The finished ones have super-sparkly silver or gold ribbons that look amazing on a Christmas tree! :D (Pictures to come!)
I’ll be selling these at CCAD’s art sale this Saturday for $10-15. Hope all of you in Columbus can come out!
A little shout-out to my friend.
I just wanted to write a little bit tonight to my amazing friend, who I met in 6th grade. I’m not going to mention his name, but those of you who know him or me will probably know who I’m talking about. And to my friend, I hope you will be able to read this soon. :)
To King Squeaky / John-Bobio:
Firstly, I really hope you remember those references. They are really happy memories in my heart.
Second. When I found out what happened a few weeks ago, I literally couldn’t move. I’ve never felt paralyzed like that before. Call me dramatic, but I think my heart fell through the floor. To even think of the possibility of such a wonderful person not being in my life suddenly is just crazy.
But enough about me. Let’s talk about you. I am so happy you are still here and I can’t wait until you are feeling well enough to have visitors!!
I have always thought so highly of you. You are kind, incredibly smart, caring, and important—-to me, your students, family, and friends. The last time I got to see you in person was almost a year ago when we got coffee. It is such a blessing to have a friend who I can talk to about anything in the world. There is no judgement—only love and support. And it’s always fascinating to hear about your endeavors. Your constant enthusiasm for what you do is inspiring. I hear you’re even making lesson plans in the hospital right now for your students when you get back. Even though you have lots of battles to fight and overcome in the road to recovery, your focus is still on others and improving their lives with sincerity. I have known people who do things for their own gain with the guise of doing things selflessly. You are not one of those people. You are not proud nor entitled. And even if you aren’t perfect, I don’t believe there is a bad bone in your body. Your integrity and positive, forward-thinking nature fall nothing short of admirable.
You know what? I think that’s the best thing about you. I hope that you won’t dwell too much on what happened, and that you won’t be angry at the universe.
Love you and can’t wait to see you!
So, there’s this growing list of things I haven’t done in a long time. This includes:
1. going on Myspace
2. eating vegetables (I think there was an accidental fleck of carrot in my burrito yesterday.)
3. posting art!
Guess which one makes me a bad person? Yep, #3. Because no one truly likes vegetables or reliving 2008.
Anyway, the only sad part of my corporate job is that I can’t really show people what I’ve been working on (top secret!!). And I keep incredibly busy, so I rarely have artwork to post here. But I did help out on a little charity side-project, and I CAN show it to the public! Basically, I had about 2 hours to design little 4 ft. tall gingerbread people that stand next to gingerbread displays. They’re currently at Easton Towne Center, Worthington Mall, and The Union at OSU. I designed the little guys and my awesome managers helped get them into production and installed them yesterday. Even if they aren’t the best things I’ve ever created in my entire life, it’s still pretty cool to see them “living” in a space where lots of people can see them. :)
Today an exciting thing happened. I totally had a deep, lengthy conversation with Phoenix’s cousin’s best childhood friend at Lush. I literally almost cried. I am so close to being best friends with Linkin Park. :P Only two degrees away, people. TWO.
Why is it that I keep meeting people who know LP members but I can’t meet them for myself?!!!!? nooooooooo whhyyyyyyy
Oh hey, Tumblr! It’s been a while. The good news: The extreme lack of posts recently has been due to getting a really terrific job at a major company. The bad news: Many of the work days have been 9am-11pm days, so artwork outside of company work is non-existent.
BUT. I did get around to making a double-portrait for my best friend from home, Karen, who is getting married next month! I gave it to her for her bridal shower present this weekend and was definitely excited that she didn’t think it was totally lame. :) It’s been a long time since I’ve done a digital illustration, and I’ve never really done one that’s more graphic with colored lines, so I tried that out. Now that I used Photoshop 13+ hours a day at work, I’m getting a lot more efficient at it.
Hopefully I’ll have more updates soon. After a long car ride back to Columbus tonight, I’m completely useless and am going to sleep forever. Goodnight, good people of Tumblr.
The other day, I bought a table from Goodwill for $8 to store some art supplies in and to use as a second work space. And I also found some cute little square vases for $2 each. 4 cans of spray paint later, I finally have a colorful piece of furniture! How I managed to get that sturdy hunk of wood up 5 flights of stairs into my room, I do not know. It may or may not have been witchcraft.