Blue Mermaid



Lol sketches

Bear Sketch Little Red Book

Just a little something I rediscovered in my little red sketchbook. I especially like those bears in the background:)

I’ve been working on a Facebook business page the last month, so have neglected my blog! I need to get better about posting the same content both places.

I’ve also been developing my Etsy shop, which is coming along swimmingly. As of today, five people have favorited my shop, and at least one of those I don’t even know! Celebrating the baby steps, always.



Vivianne’s Wedding

Here’s the first episode of this graphic story I’ve been working on. Enjoy!

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Despite popular opinion, it really is not me and my sister. I’ve borrowed some setting details, and Cami has a similar look to me because that is the easiest face/body type for me to draw, but other than that, very different people and a very different wedding. My sister, for example, when picking out a dress, knew exactly what looked good on her and what style she wanted. Then she walked into David’s Bridal, found it, tried it on, and bought it. Boom. A model of efficiency. Also not bubbly like Vivs.

It’s been fun telling a quiet story. Unfortunately, most of my male test readers reject it out of form – “Meh, picking out a dress?” – which bugs me, as interesting stories can be told around the most mundane subjects (although I personally find fashion GRIPPING). I guess my next story will be all action and explosions.

I’m hoping to have five episodes total for Vivianne’s Wedding, and to not take too long between them. I’ll keep you posted!