what I'm working on

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

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.