whew – this video has been in the works for a while now, and I’m so stoked that it’s ready to be shared with all of you…my 2017 SKETCHBOOK TOUR!! I always enjoy watching sketchbook tours on youtube and listening to artist commentary. not only is it inspiring, but there’s something kind of relaxing about them.
as I mention in the video, I want to note that my sketchbooks are different from my art journals. my art journals are mixed media stuff that is more like completed works of art. my sketchbooks on the other hand, is where I’m working out all of the kinks: testing new supplies or colors, drawing, mindless illustrations, notes, etc.
I tend to work on a few at a time (and this year I’ve been bouncing between three of them), so that explains why it takes me so long to fully complete one. this particular sketchbook was started in December of 2016, and completed this August.
so grab a cup of tea, pull up a chair, and hop on over here to watch the full video tour (and it’s a nice a long one for ya!). I hope you guys dig it…
I know it’s been pretty quiet on the blog and my social media lately – but that’s because I’m busy working on a new online class…wink wink wink! more info coming soon on that, but right now, I want to let you know that I’ll be teaching at the 2018 Ghost Ranch art retreat hosted by Erin Faith Allen!
this is the third year that Erin is hosting this retreat, and I’ve heard nothing but fabulous things about it. the teacher line-up alone is exciting, and I feel so honored to be included! a component of this retreat that I especially love is that you get to choose what 2 workshops you will participate in (totaling in 4 glorious days of art making). so yes, you pretty much get to create your schedule all whilst staying on the infamous Ghost Ranch grounds. I’ll be co-teaching with Willemien DeVilliers, who I’ve become such a fan-girl of since discovering her work…
I’m sure I’ll be sharing more of my preparations and plans for the retreat as April approaches, but for now, I just want to invite you to join me! hop on over to Erin’s website for complete info and registration.
I hope a few of you will come with me (April 25th – 30th, 2018) on this wild and wonderful adventure…xo
I’m dropping by the blog to let you know there’s a new ‘Box Breakdown’ video up on the ArtSnacks YouTube channel. this month, I decided to take things ‘back-to-school’ by creating a doodle-filled planner page in my sketchbook. hop on over here to check it out…
+ learn more about my collab w/ artsnacks here!
+ if you’re new to artsnacks, I’ve got a discount code for ya…use the code BYBUN10 at checkout to get 10% off your first month’s box.
+ Jenn and Alan’s secret margarita recipe [Recipe for two: juice of a lime, 2 packs of Splenda, ½ tsp agave nectar, 3 ½ oz. of tequila, ¾ oz. Cointreau, 1 tsp. St. Germain Elderflower, shake w/ice and pour quickly into salted glasses, no blender necessary, shake 12 times]
to help in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, I’m auctioning off this original art journal spread (literally cut right out of one of my altered book journals!) and donating 100% of the money Austin Pets Alive!
I really wanted to support an organization that is helping in the rescue, transportation, and care of animals impacted by Harvey. after some research, Austin Pets Alive! is in need of financial donations most right now and are preparing themselves for a huge influx of animals (both from shelters and people surrendering their pets). check out their fb page for videos & live streams on the incredible work they are doing!
you can hop on over to the ebay listing here to place a bid. again, 100% of the money will be donated and the winning bid will probably get a few little by bun goodies in their package too 🙂 the auction closes Wednesday, Sept 6th @ 11am pst.
I know it’s not much, but I want to do what I can to help. thank-you in advance, and see below for additional info!
+++ UPDATE – the art auction is now closed! thanks to those who bid, the winning bidder, and an anonymous donor – we raised and donated $750 to Austin Pets Alive! THANK-YOU!! <3 +++
this might actually be one of the longer monthly playlists I’ve put together! it’s an easy task to accomplish when you end up spending so much time in your studio…
there’s definitely some random stuff this time around, but somehow it all works together. everything from holy ghost!, the velvet underground, neko case, and even youtuber dodie (it’s the last track on the playlist, just trust me and give it a listen). I’ve listened to this playlist several times through now, and would definitely recommend listening to it in order.
+ need more tunes? be sure to follow me on spotify so you can stay up to date on what I’m jamming to, including these monthly playlists! you can also check out last month’s playlist here.