Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New This and That

I am so thrilled to present this mug to you!  

I've had such a wonderful response to my  We Belong Illustration, I decided to get some lovely mugs printed.  To my satisfaction, they turned out really fantastic!  I've sold quite a few so far, unsurprisingly, Portlanders are full of city pride.   I'm selling them in my etsy shop, so go have a look and let me know what you think!  Find them here.  Who knows what I'll do next with this design.  Any ideas?

I've been drawing up a storm all week.  I'm working on a large custom illustration for a nice fellow who finds great importance in eating seasonally.  He found my calendar and decided he wanted something special and unique.  Here's a sneak peak:
I can't wait to have the whole piece finished, it's going to be quite a sight to see, I promise you that.

Here's another something new to cheer up those Winter blues.  

Doesn't the rainy season bum you out a little?  There are entire days in the Northwest where you don't  get a single ray of sunshine.  Sometimes you can't tell when the night ended and the day began and then ended again.   During those dreary grey days I wish I had rose colored windows and rainbow patterns lining the walls and shooting directly into the sky.  That's what inspired this little painting.  It honestly makes me feel a little better just looking at it and dreaming.  That's why I call it Dream Home.  You can find it here on Society6.  The original is also for sale at the Little Things here in Portland!  There is a nice little opening this Thursday, February 2nd from 5-9pm.  I'll have 5 pieces hanging in the show, so come on down and have a visit.  Hope to see you there!

In other news, I went adventuring yesterday to Bagby Hot Springs, just a couple hours outside of Portland.   We drove the 4 wheel drive out there through some hairy terrain, hiked a mile and a half through snow and arrived at our destination ready to relax.

Check out that soaking tub!  Doesn't it look divine?  It was.  There is nothing quite like being in a piping hot natural, mineral-y bath surrounded by snow and forest.  It was the most relaxed and at peace I've been in a long time.
So then, feeling rather invigorated and inspired, when I got home I decided to paint my memory of the trip.  This is what I came up with:

 The mountains, the trees, the fog and the snow.   All of it was so picturesque.  The landscape turned a nice shade of pink as the sun was going down.  Ahh Oregon.

As usual, you can find this gem in my Society6 shop.  It would make a great gift for any nature lover out there.  
Okay, I'm off to bed.  There are plenty more paintings to come, I've been trying to paint something new every day.  Not all of them are worthy of posting, but it's been helping me explore some new ideas and different ways of using color.  Can't wait to show you.  Until then!


  1. Looks like a fantastically beautiful hike. Now I want to go hiking.

  2. I love those mugs! You need to make more mugs. I want a Narwhale one.
    I am so happy to hear that you have so much new work coming up. And glad to hear you had a chance to relax. The hot springs look amazing!

  3. i wish it would snow here already! i kinda miss it.


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