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.

Sun and Hills Landscape Print starting at $19.97.

Hype! iPad Skin $25.00

Poppies iPhone case $35.00

Watercolor and Pen Circles Throw Pillow starting at $20.00


Study: Creativity Should be Taught as a Course

From the Adobe website

“Eighty-eight Percent of U.S. Professionals Surveyed Believe Creativity Should be Built into Standard Curricula”

Study: Creativity Should be Taught as a Course.

Creativity isn’t limited in art.  It’s also just as important in math and science.


How to Spell and Other Things to Learn: A Sketchbook Exploration

A couple of posts back, I mentioned that I participated in Arthouse Coop’s Sketchbook Project: Limited Edition, which means that at least one of my sketchbook pages will be featured in their Limited Edition book when it’s released in the fall.  Obviously, I couldn’t pass up that opportunity ;-).  Anyway, my theme was How to Spell and Other Things to Learn.

Here are the pages to my book.  I sincerely hope you enjoy looking at them.  I encourage all of you to participate in any of Arthouse’s projects, especially the free ones :D.

How to Spell...
Inside Cover and Author page
Admit you love the unicorn sticker 🙂
1st page2nd page
3rd pageChildren have to be educatedThey're, their, thereBetter personAlways SmileLook at the bright side of lifeRelaxWhat I've learned in 26 years of life... Outling with a black marker does make art better 😛PineapplesWhat I've learned in 26 years part 2Unicorns!Share your ideas!

Regarding the last page, do you want to share something that you learned with me? Is there something that I need to learn? Do unicorns really make everything more awesome?Leave a comment below!

I need two more collectors!

So I know I posted this before but here’s an update.  I only need two more collectors in order for my artwork to be made public in the Artists Wanted website.  The next step is that people vote for me to have my work displayed in Times Square.   This would be an amazing opportunity for me.

Art Takes Times Square

Click “Collect Me” to help me win $10,000 and a show in the most immense exhibition of art in New York City : Art Takes Times Square.

via Abby Escobal.

Geektroverted’s Blog: Star Wars Invades Famous Works of Art….and The Office

Good morning everyone!  Absurd art parodies always make me smile.  It reminds me of 9th grade studio art when my art teacher Mrs. Zaccarro assigned a project where we put a cartoon character into a famous painting.  I remember that I did one where the Powerpuff Girls totally take over one of Chagall’s paintings.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember which exact painting it was and I don’t have the actual artwork I did so I can post it.  Check out the link below which is featured on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed:

Star Wars Invades Famous Works of Art….and The Office.

Darth Vader

The Office

My 4×6 Exchange Drawing is Here!

A couple of months ago, I participated in the 4×6 Exchange Project by Art House Co-op.  The premise of the project is simple.  You create a piece of artwork that is 4×6 inches in size, you mail it to the Brooklyn Art Library, and then you get someone else’s artwork in the mail.

Today, I received a wonderful sketch by an artist named Roger who writes and posts his sketches in his blog Sketches by Roger.  I love the way the figure is raising his hands as if he just had a major victory.  I’m very partial to watercolors and pen as well.

In case you’re wondering what my 4×6 art was, here it is:

4x6 Exchange

My 4×6 exchange drawing

If you’re the person that received this drawing or you know the person who received this drawing, I would love to hear from you!  I made that drawing before I started this blog so unfortunately my blog wouldn’t be listed behind the drawing.

I’m always very excited to participate in Art House Co-op’s projects.  I’m going to be featuring my Sketchbook Project: Limited Edition drawings very soon as well as sign up for Sketchbook Project 2013.

Please leave a comment if you participated in the 4×6 Exchange.  I would love to see what you received.  Also, click “Like” for my Zombie friend that is somewhere in America!

What is a ZENTANGLE?

I first learned about Zentangles through this website.  Check out Artful Explorations in Nature’s blog about Zentangles here:


In addition, I did Zentangle inspired art with my iPad using Sketchbook Pro.  I was inspired by Scratchboard paper especially the one with rainbow colors.

Abbyescart Zentangle

The process is actually a lot simpler than it looks.

First I added colors using various brush tools from Sketchbook Pro.  Next, I added another layer and flood filled it in black.  Then, I used the eraser tool to reveal the colors underneath.

I think Zentangles are a great way to teach line, pattern, and rhythm in art classes in all grades.  It’s also very relaxing which makes any art teacher happy :).

Cool Ideas: The Metrocard Project

As a New Yorker (well more like someone who lives an hour away from the city but likes going there all the time), the humble Metrocard goes with me everywhere.  The yellow, blue, and black design is not the most aesthetically pleasing but at least it’s easy to find in my purse.

Melanie Chernock, a graphic designer studying at the School of Visual Arts, re-imagines the look of the Metrocard in The Metrocard Project.  After seeing all of these amazingly designed cards, I feel like collecting them all, like Pogs or Pokemon cards.

Here’s her statement:

“The Metrocard Project stemmed from an assignment to “create a deck of cards”. Even though the current Metrocard design has been around for years, it could use a little updating. The card gets so much exposure and should be something thoughtfully designed. Creating the cards is an experimental process – I found that the first few I made were very conventional and as the project progressed became more unusual. The purpose of the project is to show the many ways there are to design a better Metrocard and to promote better design within the city.”

I think it’s worth the time checking out her website.  Here are couple of my favorites:

Check out Melanie’s portfolio in Behance!