Shop Re-Opening!

It’s been a whirlwind 2 weeks here on the West Coast, and I’ve loved every moment of it. We’re packing up today to leave LA on a midnight flight back to Miami (which I am less than excited about) and I realized how far behind I am on posting about our trip.

I’ll make a quick overview with some of my photos once I get back to the studio and am not on an internet connection that drops every 5 minutes. Oh the joys of staying in hotels.
Onto the important news — my shop is back open, complete with a coupon code for the holiday weekend. Use code LABORDAY14 for a storewide 10% discount.
I’ll check in again once we are back in Miami. Enjoy the weekend!

Aloe, Monstera and Palm Drawings

All week I’ve been working on three entries to a show up in Michigan. The theme of the show is “Lines.” Lines of text, lines of people, powerlines… etc. Everything is up for consideration.
I’ve known about this show for a few weeks and seeing as most of my work is made up of small, thin lines in succession – was super excited to enter.

I made three 18 x 24 pencil drawings of plant leaves. From left to right – Monstera, Aloe, Royal Palm.

These are a few of my favorite moments within each drawing. I just loved how the slightest variation in pencil pressure made a shadow or a ripple on the surface of the leaf without me really thinking about it. A lot of random volume occurred in these pieces, so the end result was entirely unplanned and a surprise to me as well. Those are my favorite.

Fingers crossed they are received by the jury in a similar fashion. We’ll see :)