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!

Sandy Update

I’m writing to let my readers know that I am safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy.  My family and I only lost power for a few days and I spent some of the time making some art.

However, the people in Lower Manhattan, Breezy Point, Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey need help!

You can donate to Red Cross here. 

Also, NBC Universal stations (MSNBC, NBC Network, USA, CNBC) are broadcasting a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy starting at 8pm ET.  Music Acts include Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, and Jon Bon Jovi with appearances from Jimmy Fallon and Matt Lauer.

One of many NY anthems:

 

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!

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!