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:

Armor for a member of the Barberini Family


A detail of the statue, The Struggle of the Two Natures in man by George Gray Bernard
Hiawatha by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Bonus pic!


Detail of Group of Bears by Paul Manship

Related Links:

Instagram Fridays: Tomás Saraceno Cloud City

Motivational Mondays: Keith Haring

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:

Colored pencil and ink on paper. Approximately 6

“Mary Anne” by Anne Sullivan

I honestly don’t remember Mary Anne from the Babysitter’s Club wearing glasses but overall, I think Sullivan captured her personality really well.

“Night of the Living Clay” by Cuddles and Rage

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.

“The Temptation of Stacey McGill” by Daisy Church

Ann M. Martin never fails to mention Stacey’s diabetes in every book.

“Jessica and Elizabeth” by Pricilla Wilson

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.

Related posts:

Some Artwork that I Find Amazing

Grown up Artist’s Interpretations of Children’s Artwork

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):

Most elaborate latte ever!

TCBY mmm!

Chipotle. I just got hungry as I was posting this.

Previous Instagram Fridays Posts:

Israeli Soldiers

Instagram Use in Art Education

Doodles of Instagram

Follow Me

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!