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Turning a new leaf

Turning a new leaf

I like that expression, turning a new leaf. There was this friend I had that used to say it a lot. And even if I had not heard it before it wasn’t hard to guess what he meant. I just had to imagine a bunch of leaves flying all over the place. I think a lot of people […]

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Painting of Peggy Olson on roller skates

Painting of Peggy Olson on roller skates

A few weeks back someone told me, “do you watch Mad Men? You’re just like Peggy!” My reaction was “hum.. thanks?” Oddly this is a little game I like to play too, compare people with TV and movie characters. It’s really fun, but not as much when you’re the one being compared! It felt like a wake up […]

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Kimono exhibit at LACMA and paper cutting workshop

Kimono exhibit at LACMA and paper cutting workshop

There’s a beautiful kimono exhibit at the LACMA’s Japanese Pavilion going right now until October 19th. I went a few days ago and thought I’d share photos of my favorites designs from these gorgeous modern inspired patterns in turn-of-the-century Japan.  The pavilion design is very original with the interior space organized in a spiral shape. […]

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Lilla Roger’s June Bootcamp brief: Nautical Wall Art Part 1

Lilla Roger’s June Bootcamp brief: Nautical Wall Art Part 1

The day before releasing the mini assignment Lilla warned us it was going to be a fun one: nautical! Whales, ships in bottles, and all kinds of sea life. Everyone was pretty excited. So many interesting things to draw that goes with ships: sailors, anchors, lighthouses, mermaids, etc. There’s something about the ocean with its […]

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First experiment with monotype prints

First experiment with monotype prints

Crazy as it seems I signed up for yet another class, Make Monotypes. How could I resist a class that looked this much fun? I couldn’t. Last week was pretty exhausting, I was up late every night making my latest animal fable, so it was tough to pick up and start something instead of laying […]

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