Do you sell prints?
No. :( It's a lot of time and energy to operate an online shop, and I realized I need to conserve my time and energy to keep making art for you! But I can't tell you how much I appreciate your desire to support me. The very best way you can possibly support my art is to pre-order my book, out in March 2018. Thank you so much!
Do you do freelance work for companies?
I most certainly do! Message me to get started.
Do you take commissions?
Sometimes! I love doing personalized work for individuals when timing works out. Feel free to send me a message to let me know your idea and time frame.
Do you illustrate other people's books?
I'm actually hoping to keep writing and illustrating my own books, but there are sooo many good illustrators out there who would do a fantastic job! Feel free to ask me for recommendations.
What materials do you use?
Sharpie pens and cheap watercolors :) And I just use my phone to take photos of my drawings to put on Instagram, which is why the lighting is so bad! I talk a lot about my creative process, including materials, in my online Skillshare class.
How do I begin to deal with heartbreak and/or loss?
I'm so sorry you're dealing with that. My heart is for you, and with you. I'm processing heartbreak and loss myself--and do so through my drawings, as well as a lot of journaling and talking with friends. Here are a few resources that have been really helpful for me:
-The app Breakup Boss: I did illustrations for it, but I don't make any additional money if you download it--this is a genuine plug because it's so wise!
-Essays by Cheryl Strayed
-The album Carrie and Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
-The support group The Dinner Party
-The TV show Master of None
-Songs by India.Arie
-The book The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
-Everything Brené Brown says
Any advice for artists trying to find their style?
My best advice is to make your preferred style of art every single day--even in the margin of your notebook. The only reason I have a distinct-ish style at this point (though I'm still working on it) is that I've been doodling every morning for over two years. When I first started (at age 28), I had never really drawn a person before! It took me a while to figure out how I actually draw, but it just came with time and doing it a whole lot.
Can I repost you?
I'd be SO honored! Tip: It really helps when you kindly credit any artist in the caption when you repost, as most people don't check tags.
What's your Myers-Briggs type?
Not sure! I DO know that I'm a writer, theist, intersectional feminist, solo traveler, friend, daughter, off-and-on pescetarian, samba dancer, only child, and Libra.