Hahliday Cahds

At least, that's how I would say "Holiday Cards" if I lived on the East Coast. But I live on the West Coast, so I say "Hella Holiday Cards."

Check out my new fun designs!

As my knowledge of the print-on-demand world is ever evolving, I have discovered that Zazzle is way better than Red Bubble or Society 6 when it comes to cards - I can add captions on the inside, among other things. Therefore, if you are interested in purchasing these or my other holiday designs, please visit my Zazzle shop. (But do make sure to check out my other shops too.)

Also check out these custom projects I have done for clients!

Client: "I know, I'm leaning hard on the whole 'single cat lady' thing."

Client: "I know, I'm leaning hard on the whole 'single cat lady' thing."

My seafaring in-laws. Do you know how intimidating it is to paint a portrait of your own in-laws? You really can't screw this one up.

My seafaring in-laws. Do you know how intimidating it is to paint a portrait of your own in-laws? You really can't screw this one up.

Pretty much my most favorite painting I've ever done.

Pretty much my most favorite painting I've ever done.

The harsh truth about parenthood.

The harsh truth about parenthood.

I've also added something new to this website - I uploaded a bunch of Not Always Right comics under the Illustration tab. These aren't posted on the site or anywhere else (to my knowledge), so check. it. out.

What I'm Working On - Holiday Cards!

I'm a former retail worker. I totally understand how obnoxious it is to walk into a store in the second week of October and see Christmas shit everywhere. (Pro tip: Don't harass the employees about how much this annoys you. They don't want to put it up any more than you want to see it.)

That being said, I am making my debut this year as a holiday card designer, and I have to get out ahead of it in order for people to be thinking about my cards by the time they're ready to buy. These two designs are completed and ready to decorate your loved ones' fridges and card trees!

You can purchase through my shop at Red Bubble. I am busily designing more, so stay tuned!

And yes, I am accepting commissions for custom cards. Please contact me with your idea, and we'll get started!

Filled with holiday spirit,

AKB

Things I Wish More People Understood

1. Before responding to someone's post, check the comments to make sure someone else hasn't already said it.

2. Feminists don't hate men - they hate the patriarchy.

3. Cashiers don't set the prices, customer service doesn't make the rules, and waiters don't control how fast the food cooks.

4. It's hard to make good decisions, but it's really easy to not make bad ones.

5. When someone says you're being racist, they're not saying you're a bad person. They're saying you did or said something racist, and you need to stop.

6. Being an adult is way better than being a kid.

7. The government encourages the bottom economic tier to keep fighting among themselves, so they won't band together and start a revolution.

8. Try to match traffic speed before merging.

9. Always be nicer to people than they deserve.

10. No one's mind has ever been changed from a Facebook comment argument.

 

Interested in your thoughts!

I forgot I had a blog

I got this website a year ago, mostly because I wanted a site with a blog feature. Then I didn't know what to blog about, and kind of forgot that I had one. Now I remember, and I should probably write something.

I didn't know until recently that the Arts Council of Napa Valley regularly posts calls and requests for art. I checked it out, and the next open call was for the Summer of Love exhibition. So I came up with this painting, and just barely squeaked it in before the deadline.

The theme is that the Summer of Love is turning 50 years old, so come up with something that commemorates that somehow. I decided to marry the relevant and urgent message of Black Lives Matter with the psychedelic aesthetic of the 1960s. I did it with Derwent FW Acrylic Inks on watercolor paper.

In other news, I have two heaters running in my house and one is pointing directly at my feet, because I'm a total weiner when it comes to being cold.