Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014 Livermore Artwalk

It is official I will have a booth at this year's Livermore Artwalk! Saturday Oct. 11 from 11-5pm in Livermore, CA.  Here is a link to their Facebook with all the info!   Livermore Artwalk

I'll be showing in booth #12 in front of the Bankhead Theatre along with Ashlee Petrilli of Sincere Snapshots, and Jennifer Salas.

Here is a little preview of what will be available

 livermore artwalk 2014 watercolor disney dogs bankhead theater

I'll also be doing live paintings!

Come on by and say hi!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Quick Post-Mugshots Galore!

      So I was rummaging around Instagram (as I do) and noticed that a bunch of artists do daily warm ups.  I've never done them because I felt that that was time I could have spent on the piece I was working on.  Well an hour into working I'm going back and changing everything I did that day cause it was stiff and annoying!  Well DUR!  The hour I spent drawing, getting frustrated, then going back and re-doing could've been just me warming up, then starting fresh on whatever piece I was working on.  So I decided to stop being stubborn and tried some warm up faces the other day, and honestly, I'm hooked.

illustration characters watercolor sketches

This new found "frustration free" way of working got me on a roll doing a series of Mugshots I've been wanting to do for probably a good year now.   Disney villains!  I'm in a frenzy trying to get pieces finished and printed for an upcoming Artwalk in Livermore this October, hopefully I'll get enough of them done in time!

disney villains mugshot madam mim illustration

disney villains mugshot madame medusa illustration

disney villains mugshot ursula illustration

Ok!  Now back to work!

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Summer of Paper

Realized I haven't posted in a while ... Oops!  Wanted to post the completed cut paper pieces before I get waist deep in more paper trimmings...

mermaid lagoon illustration watercolor
I had to resist just covering this one in sparkles ... 28 years old and I still can't resist sparkly things!

mermaid tropical bird watercolor illustration
Lagoon Love - 10x20

 Sweets Shoppe -8x10

birdcage rustic watercolor illustration southern pourches

Summer Birds - 11x17

And here's a little sneak peek of my next post ... COMING SOON!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Silly Old Bear . . .

So a friend of mine is having a baby and I wanted to make their future little boy something special.  The theme for their nursery is Winnie The Pooh so it was only natural that Pooh's butt makes an appearance.  So I recreated one of my favorite scenes from Disney's 1966 film Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree and attempted to mimic the film's artistic style, but in layers of hand cut and painted watercolor paper.
disney winnie the pooh and the honey tree

winnie the pooh stuck in rabbit's hole

winnie the pooh and the honey tree stuck in rabbits hole
It was a great excuse to watch the movie again, but frankly I never need an excuse to watch Disney movies!  Hopefully their future baby boy loves this movie as much as I do someday!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Paper Fiend

Just wanted to post a lil update on what I've been working on this past month.  What started out as wedding and baby shower cards has now become a full blown production!

I'll be participating in an alumni art show for Academy of Art University in SF this upcoming fall (I'll include details in a later post) and decided that I wanted to take my cards to the next level... FRAMES! Shocking, I know.

No matter how much my fingers hurt I am addicted to this method!  My over enthusiastic self wanted to enter 5 pieces in this style but seeing that the entry deadline is July 23rd I may have to limit myself to just 3, but I don't think my stubborn side will let me surrender like that.  We'll have to see!

Here are some snap shots of my process.  I'll have another post when they're all shinny and finished :)

watercolor puppy daughter bakery illustration

watercolor puppy illustration bakery birds art
mermaid lagoon watercolor illustration art

mermaid lagoon watercolor j.shari.ewing jennifer ewing illustration

Of course there has to be a mermaid :)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Love Birds

'Tis the season for weddings!  My cousin got married last weekend and I thought I would make them a fun little piece instead of a typical card.  Love is in the air!

love birds illustration

And a close up!

love birds illustration summer wedding

Thought I would share that I'm going to be part of an upcoming alumni Art Auction in October for AAU and I decided I'm going to do some more intricate pieces in this style.  Let the explosion of paper begin!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Paparazzi Princess- Rapunzel

Ever have one of those days where you want to lop all your hair off?  Well that was me this past week, and who better to understand this annoyance then Rapunzel!

She may be a princess with all the finer luxuries in life (like a personal hair dresser), but even she can have a bad hair day.  Here is Rapunzel picking up a quick cup of coffee on her hair dresser's day off... she doesn't seem to be coping too well-

disney princess rapunzel tangled illustration

Sometimes a girl has to surrender to the hair gods, and sometimes the hair gods are very angry!