I’ve been listening to a wealth of Shirley Manson interviews while drawing, so I finally decided to draw Shirley Manson.
Tomorrow, get your glitter on! I’ll be P O P P I N G up at Dazey Turns One! Free food, drinks, and fun 😉! Find me and I’ll sparkle up your face– get your grub on, grab a drink, and hang! Hope to see you there!
Dazey L.A. is a super cute art and apparel company. I saw them at an event and couldn’t get enough– their color palette is so retro and fun (face it, I’m a sucker for a nice palette)! I’ll be creating looks based on their designs. It’s gonna be rad!
I’m officially obsessed with those hair clips we all used to wear in the 90’s, and so I decided they would pair well with some bands. xo
photo: Jenn Emerling model: Sam Miller
This Saturday evening, you have plans! I’ll be at The Echo with Play Like a Girl, glittering eyes, lips, and brows like there’s no tomorrow! Check out music from Kid Wave, Sudan Archives, Aalok, and Hydro Kitten. Show starts at 5:30 pm, and it’s all ages. ROCK AND ROLL AND HUGS ABOUND!
I have the BEST time working on fliers for bands and music venues! This one was especially fun, as I got to use a palette I’m not normally dipping into. More bands! More fliers! More noise!
I am so happy to see the DIY Cybersecurity for Domestic Violence website launched today! This has been a long time coming. HACK BLOSSOM is putting out some really thoughtful, helpful content. I’m honored to have done the illustrations for this one. Please, please share this on your timeline, via msg, email, wherever. You never know who might need it. I love you.
Last week, my best friend Augusta Gail and I took a cruise together (the JoCo Cruise, if you are looking for a place to escape once a year into a cosplay/gaming/podcast dreamland). I did a ton of chilling out and writing which was so needed, but of course, I couldn’t sit still. The ship is in pristine condition and much of it is still styled in a late 80’s and early 90’s sort of sparkle.
We had to take advantage of the visuals.
I found my new Who The Fuck Is Taleen Kali? shirt, grabbed my camera, and we smeared some glitter on. In half an hour, we had this set of photos and big smiles on our faces.
That shirt? It’s a lil sumpin sumpin from our friend, rock extraordinaire Taleen Kali. You might remember the phrase from once being on Keith Richards chest. You’ll wanna peep this interview here to get the low down on it. I really love this shirt. It’s the perfect cut, with a round neck and fitted close to the body. I thought I packed it up when we left the ship, but BAD NEWS! It did not come home with me and has been sacrificed to someone else. I’m hoping that person googles Taleen and hears her music!
Can I just expound on the wonder of Augusta for a moment? She’s a great friend. In cases like this, where I’ve got the itch to make something creative with very little planning, she’s always game. And she gives good face, hard, even if that means looking vaguely evil. She’s sweet, kind, tough, and most of all, present. I’m always at least a little bit in love with her.
Sweet little flier I did for my friends over at Acerogami. This is a totally new color combo for me– so fun!
You know how when you friends create an online project that is so natural that you actually can’t figure out how they weren’t doing it ages ago because it is such a perfect fit? That’s what happened here. Kirsten Bosio and her little ones are pretty much fashion icons here in LA, and now they’re making kids clothes! Rejoice, for now the mini folks in your world can be dressed like a sparkling vintage jewel!
Oh, and I drew the logo– lots of spring-y colors and a Peggy Moffitt fringe.
Follow Tiny Bangs on their instagram now so you’ll have your fingers ready when their wares go up. I happened to get a sneak peek, and you’re gonna flip!
You could say that making band fliers was one of the ways I cut my teeth taking commissions in my teens and 20’s. Now, it’s still something I love and I can’t imagine not making them!
It was a lot of fun doing something spring-y, fresh, and a little alien for my friend at Acerogami in Pomona. I really wanted this piece to have “air” to it, and I think it feels just like a breath of freshness!
Yesterday I motored over to my punk AF friend Taleen Kali‘s studio so I could glitter her into an Intergalactic Rock n Roll Messiah for her show at Play Like A Girl later in the evening. Need someone to blast your mind? I dunno, I mean, are you even ready for this Cosmic Stardust Transformer?
Peep her world here.
You might have heard about a little movement that grew and grew and grew– it’s called The Pussyhat Project, and its genius lies in its simplicity. Basically, knit, crochet, or sew a pink Pussyhat for the Women’s March on Washington.
The word is a reclamation of our now president’s statement to “grab em by the pussy”. The co-founders, Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, created the idea, and then got together with Kat Coyle who made the original pattern. I was then brought in to create all of the artwork for the pattern, the website, and all accompanying pieces.
The combination of art and activism is sticky. It’s tough. And if it’s really good, it’s amenable to change. I wanted to create a distinctive look that didn’t have a clean polish to it– one of the things that drew me to the project was that its power lied in the handmade. I wanted my hand to be seen in this piece, perceived “mistakes” and all. This was an extremely grassroots project, and we wanted to highlight the idea that no matter your skill set or position, there is a place for you to be involved.
All of the pieces to the visual identity were hand drawn and painted using watercolor. I then inked to my hearts content!
This project was epic and gave me so much to chew on thought-wise– things that will no doubt make it into my private work in the future. It ended up blowing up: we saw knit pussyhats on celebrities, featured on The View, and, um, The New York Times, to mention a few.
How are you using your resources to be an activist, in a time where every contribution is so necessary?