Wearing my favorite Topshop sweater. It’s covered in nubs!
On Thursday night, I had my solo show opening at Sequential Art Gallery. It was surreal in a way, seeing so many friends, family members and coworkers all in one place. In a way, much of the night felt like a timeline of my life over the last 15 years, from my first week of high school in 1996 onwards. I kept my camera tucked away for most of the night and just tried to enjoy it. Thanks to everyone who made the trek and to those of you in other parts of the world who bought art!
Some of my favorite pieces to make have always been the ceramic red crosses; this is my last batch of them so they’re extra sentimental!
I called this shot my extended family because it was so awesome. From L to R: Liz (was my producer at Nemo), Kat (was my producer at Fiction), Pam (design partner in crime), Joey, me, Dad (peeking out the back), Grandma, Joey, Tana and Grandpa. Such a good group!
Snugglin’ up to Bigfoot on my way to the mountain.
Over the weekend, we celebrated a late Thanksgiving at my grandparent’s cabin. On our way up, we pulled over when we saw some Bigfoot carvings on the side of the road. When we walked into the shop, we were met with about 50 sets of eyes; Bigfoots and bears everywhere!
Going up to the mountain is always an adventure.
My grandparent’s place is such a different world from where we live, an hour and a half away in the city.
Everything is frozen in time.
Nobody wanted to play us any tunes…
Our music selection in the cabin was pretty good. Yes, my grandpa still has an 8-track player!
We kicked up our heels with the relatives and had a few drinks.
Mountain time was fun but I had to get back home to my office and finish the last piece of art for my show.
On Sunday, I met up with longtime friend and collaborator Star who was in town visiting from San Francisco. We wandered the damp streets in Chinatown, located a photo booth and indulged in a platter of mac and cheese. I’m already begging her to come back!
I took a TON of Instagram snaps this week and these are some of my favorites.
I’m getting close to finishing a new project with one of my favorite clients, Luke Copping. He has the most stunning photography.
I’ve been so inspired by flipping through actual print magazines lately; this issue of LOVE was especially good. I’m gearing up for a few new editorial-based projects so I’ve been on the lookout for layout ideas. And with that, I’m off to get my weekend started. I have a terrible cold which serves me right after the nonstop excitement and lack of sleep this week!