I haven’t been posting because I got a full time teaching job teaching elementary art! Yahooooo! More to follow.
Some of my Sketches at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
On April 27th, I headed down to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by myself. As much as I love exploring art with my friends, it’s nice to go explore a museum or a gallery by myself.
I spent most of my time in Arms and Armor and the American Wing.
Here are my sketches:
Instagram Fridays: Tomás Saraceno Cloud City
Artwork Inspired by my Favorite Young Adult Books
Growing up in the 90s, I read a lot of books. Particularly, I love (this is in present tense I still love these books to this day) The Babysitter’s Club, Goosebumps, and the Sweet Valley series.
Which is why I am extra excited to see this article from Buzzfeed titled, “11 Works of Art Inspired by Young Adult Novels.” After reading the article and looking at the pictures, it lead me to the website for Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles that has all of these works on display.
Here are a few of my favorites:
I honestly don’t remember Mary Anne from the Babysitter’s Club wearing glasses but overall, I think Sullivan captured her personality really well.
From the “Night of the Living Dummy” saga which is a part of the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stein. Slappy the Dummy looks both evil and cute here.
Ann M. Martin never fails to mention Stacey’s diabetes in every book.
I love this gold metallic silkscreen by Wilson because both Jessica and Elizabeth’s beauty is captured here without emphasizing their blond hair and blue eyes.
You can see more at Gallery1988. Some of the pieces are still on sale.
Some Artwork that I Find Amazing
Kid President’s Pep Talk
Long time, no post!
But all for good reasons! I’ve been subbing, teaching after-school/enrichment video game creation classes, working one-on-one with an 8 year old boy with autism, and tutoring 3 siblings in drawing. At the same time, I’m still looking for my full-time art teaching position and creating artwork for my Etsy and Society6 stores.
However, every once in a while (even if I don’t need it at the moment) I can use a pep talk.
Happy New Year!
For 2013, I hope to:
1) Worry less, especially about job search and finances.
2) Be more productive around the house
3) Do at least one creative project a week.
4) Pay off my credit card debt.
5) Spend less money on material things and save that money for experiences (trips, concerts, events).
I believe I kicked off the New Year right by attending an amazing Coldplay and Jay-Z concert on New Year’s Eve!
Instagram Fridays: College Humor video about Instagram cliches
College Humor posted this incredibly hilarious video about cliché Instagram pictures. I’m definitely guilty of some of these. Are you?
Note: NSFW because of language.
My Instagram cliché pics (as evidenced in the video):
Previous Instagram Fridays Posts:
Instagram Use in Art Education
Free Shipping on Society6 Store!
Hello everyone! Big announcement for the holiday season! For a limited time you can get FREE SHIPPING on my Society6 Store through December 9th (excludes framed prints, stretched canvases, and throw pillows.)
Click on the picture below to access free shipping (it’s the only way for the promotion to work)
Digital Rainbow Abstract available as a print, iPhone case, and laptop case!
Recent Society6 postings
Products featuring my Artwork available at Society6!
I am pleased to announce the opening of my new shop at Society6! Most of the artwork featured are from my sketchbooks since unlike my Etsy Shop (which you can enjoy Free Shipping until December 2nd, 2012 with coupon code CYBERMONDAY), I cannot sell the original copies of those. You can order my art as a framed print, stretched canvas, tote bag, shirt (in men’s and women’s sizes), hoodies, cards (men’s and women’s), iPhone and iPod case and skin, laptop and iPad skin, and throw pillow. These products make great presents for the upcoming holidays. There is also a lot of talent in this website so if you make a purchase, you are supporting independent artists.
I am very excited about this. One of my early New Years’ resolutions was to be more active in art making and in selling my art. This is only the beginning.
Clicking on each picture below will lead you straight to the store. Also, I will be posting a link that goes straight to my Society6 store on the menu bar.
Motivational Mondays: Lessons from Boy Meets World
As a person who was born in the 80s, “Boy Meets World” was one of my favorite shows growing up. Come to think of it, I can’t imagine any show today that is just as wholesome without being too preachy or gimmicky. “Boy Meets World” also includes one of the best T.V. teachers in the world, Mr. Feeny. I always thought it was a tad unrealistic that Mr. Feeny was their teacher from 6th grade to college but it made for some many amazing life lessons from the man himself.
This post is inspired by Buzzfeed’s “18 Things We Learned from ‘Boy Meets World‘” and “14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Boy Meets World.”
Note: Some of the images below are featured in the above articles while some are from searching Pinterest.
That you always need that one person to turn to for wisdom:
About how we take things for granted:
About being open of the unknown:
Final scene of Boy Meets World (have tissues ready):
Bonus Eric Matthews wisdom:
The Feeny Call