Sunday, March 16, 2014

New/Old Prints

A while ago my hard drive from college that had all of my everything on it bit the dust and I lost it all. All the images I had recently worked on and prepped for printing had to be worked from point A.
I finally had a chance to sit down and re-scan and work these images and send them out to get printed.

Let It Pour

Balance/ Flower Girl/ Dancer

I'm excited to have them in hand so I can continue to work on them with colored inks. They should be available on my Etsy page by the end of the month if not sooner.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Safety First

As I get older I struggle more and more with social anxiety and depression. These mental disorders run in my family and I have long suspected that I would have to deal with them as an adult. This is an illustration I did of an experience I recently had at a show I went to and the feelings elicited within me.

I call it 'Safety First' because the show was on a night Philadelphia & the East Coast was supposed to get a huge snow storm and we had driven down from Philly to Delaware hoping to outrun the storm on the way home. All the while I was at this show I thought how reckless these people were to be out while simultaneously acknowledging my own anxiety & the ridiculousness of feeling that this fun-loving crowd should just stay home for safety's sake. 

I was jealous, I wanted to join in, I wanted to be a part of the fun but I couldn't. My thoughts wouldn't allow me no matter how hard I tried to fake it. I saw myself with this silly garb on in the middle of the crowd, road cone hat and orange vest because, to me, I was a caution sign, I was saying to myself and everyone else (silently) "SLOW DOWN, you are freaking me out."

more after the jump.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lera Lynn & Bird Watcher at the Tin Angel March 8

Newest poster design for Bird Watcher's March 8th show with amazing folk singer Lera Lynn. Link to her music after the break.


links to Lera's music after the jump.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Reworking is Always a Work in Progress II

Here is the rework of "The Great West or Old Black on the Elk" artwork for Bird Watcher, got it to where it needs to be. Original and embedded track after the jump.

The Great West or Old Black on the Elk

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bird Watcher's New Jam

Hand in hand again, Bird Watcher's new release is now available to listen to for free on Bandcamp with artwork by me, Samskrits.

I suggest you come out to Manayunk tomorrow night for the show at The Grape Room, 105 Grape St. Show starts at 7pm, $7 on Feb. 7th, it's gotta be good with those numbers. Performing with Underwater Country Club, Little Bird and more! it's gonna be a hoppin' good time!

Link and embedded tune after the jump.

Red Golashes

Yesterday was a pretty grim day weather wise and there's one thing I can't live without when it's rainy, my golashes! Mine aren't red but I thought, 'what if they were?!'...then I made a little painting of that idea. Being an artist is instant gratification for imagination! Rain or shine I stay inside!

splish, splash!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Reworking is Always a Work in Progress

I love reworking my work. I find that my first incarnation of something is rarely what I intended and I'm usually not happy with it. Since I've been working with Bird Watcher and illustrating their single releases I have had to create some stuff and just 'get it out there'. Luckily, I have the luxury of being able to send them updated versions that they are willing to put up.

Here is a rework of the image I did for the Happy House suite, original image and song are after the jump.

Happy House rework