Tim challenged me to let my curls dry natural for 7 days, then I turned it into an art project on Instagram. It may not sound like a big deal, but I have been fighting the curls for a long time. You can read about it here.
Speaking of Instagram, I rarely used it and I’m not super concerned when it comes to likes/followers (I usually toy with the idea of deleting Facebook). Then one day I had over 900 followers on Instagram and couldn’t figure out why. I jokingly told my friends I was being spammed and would return down to zero shortly. Ha! Turns out, I was featured on Buzzfeed and didn’t even know it. An old art school friend messaged me and asked if I had seen the article, which totally explains the Instagram mystery. A great big thank you to fellow artist Melissa Mendillo, Daniel Dalton from Buzzfeed, and my new Instagram friends!
Though I don’t freelance in-house with Katie anymore, we always keep in touch. She hired me to redesign The Office of Katie Osborn’s website, which includes WordPress, custom photography, and new site graphics. The Randall’s Island graphics we designed together last year are finally up too; check out a few of these beauties:
I love animals in art. This year’s Renegade Craft Fair purchase included a cheetah ring, and I wear one my animal necklaces every day. In a dream I pet a tiger full on the face. The animals are getting bigger; the tigers keep on purring and roaring.
Summer is ending, fall is beginning, and I can feel change in the air. Aside from the website design for Katie, I am moving design to the side and narrowing in on my passion: illustration. I was successful being a Jack-of-all-trades, but I need to more aggressively pursue what I always sought out to be. Upcoming illustration projects include PBS and Slice Literary. Lastly, I am being featured in a photo project on illustrators living in or around New York City. I’m super excited! The photos will be exhibited at The Hold Artspace in Brisbane, Australia. More to follow.