Today I had a blast running a table with Rani Ban Co. at the Group Partner Holiday Market. GP is well known globally for their adorable nude planters and pots. The event was a ton of fun, and the space was filled to the brim for most of the eight hour event. Once it got dark out the owners turned of music and a disco ball! Just really good energy the whole day <3
I had the pleasure of being invited to sell Clay Tits at a sale hosted by Cult Party here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The event ran for eight hours in this gorgeous gay bar 3 Dollar Bill, which was conveniently ten minutes up the road from my new apartment. I had so much fun running a table for myself and good friend and fellow artist Rani Ban, (please look at her work, raniban.co she is unbelievable) and was able to meet so many other incredible artists and gays, have drinks, shop... 10/10 would do again!
Look what came in the mail! I was lucky enough to be a part of a Stranger Things zine put together just after season one by one of my favorite artists, Ryan Humphrey. I was finally able to snag a copy and it looks fantastic!
I just received my copy of Shameless Magazine, and it looks great! I had an excellent time working with art director Sheila Sampath, who was so kind and gave me so much artistic freedom with this piece. I look forward to working with them again in the future!
Today I received a package containing several copies of the latest publication to hire me, Lilith Magazine! I was super pleased to take the job in the first place, because I love all things feminist and getting to work with a publication aimed directly at an audience that I identify with is such a pleasure. The illustration is titled "Music," and is featured alongside a wonderful fictional piece by writer Tamar Ben-Ozer. An absolutely great experience, and getting my copy made my day!
In addition to my freelance endeavors, I have recently accepted a position here in Brooklyn as an art instructor in the fields of ceramics and painting! It kind of happened by accident, i.e. meeting the right people, following up on conversations, not letting anxiety get the better of me, and I couldn't be happier! I never realized how much I like helping people discover how good and talented they are. I know there are teachers that I had while I was in college that helped me discover my style, and find my unique voice in the art community, but I guess I never thought I'd get to be in their shoes one day. Below are images of a painting we are working on in one class, as well as some ceramic pieces that I'm hand building in another class. The more I interact with my students, the more I am learning about the direction of my own work as well. I'm forever excited for the changes ahead...
So! I had a really fun job this week, where I was hired to create a quick and simple logo for an up and coming stylist in Massachusetts. Miranda Lynn is a very talented individual who was seeking a design that was modern and feminine to accompany her website and instagram page (both linked at the bottom). The job was pretty quick, and I had a lot of fun working with her! The first image pictured above is the design that we ended up going with, and the second are the thumbnails that I sent her after listening to what she had in mind. I absolutely would take on another project like this, especially if theres such a quick turn around!
...and reflect on how much fun and how many amazing opportunities I've had since I've moved to NYC. Most specifically, an art show I did within my first month or so here. The event took place in the Meat Packing District in Manhattan, and while it was not the type of show I ever thought I'd see myself in, I had SO much fun? I've never been very good at networking, but I felt very comfortable in the atmosphere here, met a couple really incredible artists, and overall had just a really wonderful time. And it opened up a few doors! I will absolutely be applying to and taking part in more shows in the future... for now, here's a picture of my partner and I and our longtime friend enjoying the evening!