ART + LIFE / Feb 2018

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GREETINGS + SALUTATIONS, frens!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know it’s been a busy start to 2018 up in here.

One of my goals for this year is just to keep drawing: in the past I’ve allowed a lot of things and people to get in the way of my work and the result is misery.   Let me tell y’all something – if you’re creatively driven and folks keep dampening your spirits with their practical advice – pull back for a sec and observe the source.  If they’re living the life you want, by all means listen.  Ask for advice.  But if not – keep moving.  They don’t get it.

Just keep doing you.   Create no matter what.  While I never show everything I create, every week I release at least one new piece of art on my Threadless shop. 

 

 

Lately my thing seems to be series.  The above Lotería is a series of 5×7 drawings that have been in the works since last year.  It’s the first card of a few… not too sure where it begins or ends – as you can see, I’ve added some of my favorite stuff to the mix.  Because en serio (seriously), how was there not a cup of coffee??

Select tiles are available individually as prints or shirts.  If you have one you love, let me know!

 

I’ve never identified as a geek or nerd of any kind – HOWEVER, I’m one of those folks who light up at the mention of Harry Potter, Hogwarts or any of it’s four Houses.    The above Hogwarts crest had been sitting in Sketch form for almost a year, waiting patiently for me to get my shit together.   It took me a long time to realize that TIME is a medium that some pieces need before they can be finished.  That’s just how it is!

Naturally, I had to make crests for each individual house too:

 

 

All of these designs and a few more new prints are available in my Threadless shop: serpenthes.threadless.com

In the next few months, I hope to open up my shop RIGHT HERE on serpenthes.com.  I have a ton of original art and one of a kind pieces that need new homes, comrades!  As always, thank you for visiting, peepin my work, following me on social media or all of the above.    THIS IS HOW I SUPPORT MYSELF… when you like, share, or buy my art you’re allowing me to live my life and create MORE.  That’s everything to me and I thank you!

 

2018

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HAPPY NEW YEAR comrades!

 

I hope the year has treated you marvelously so far!
2017 had a whole lot of radio silence – even for us –  but even more growth and development.
Headquarters moved clear across LA county from Hollywood to Long Beach.  A huge part of last year was re-organizing, getting situated, creating a ton of new work, and making battle plans for the next year – AS WELL AS – getting my own personal mental health things in order.  If you follow me on any kind of social media you may know that over the past year I’ve gotten a lot more open about a life-long struggle with some pretty terrible anxiety and depression.  Unfortunately, It’s a massive part of me and my daily life.   It wasn’t until a few years ago that I allowed myself to actually open up for help – but when I did, I saw just how common and devastating it is for MILLIONS of people.  I found that I had previously reached out to the wrong people: folks who just spit back the unhealthy things I already had in my head. I found it helped to listen to others with depression and anxiety and take note of what works for them.  My artwork is a lifeline for me – I’m grateful for the absolute need to create.  It’s kept me sane when not much else would.

 

A TODA MADRE  /  ALL OR NOTHING

One of my major goals for 2018 – aside from taking care of myself like an effing QUEEN – is to drown you all in my ridiculous art.  WOW that sounds threatening.  I don’t mean it in La Llorona sense or anything.

I’m kicking the year off with my first ever calendar!  12 months featuring some of my newest work from 2017 as well as TWO new releases.   The calendars measure 11″ x 17″ when open and are up RIGHT NOW in my etsy shop – I’d get poppin on that ASAP as they’re only available during the month of January: serpenthes.etsy.com
{when shopping on Etsy, please note that my shop is spelled serpentes (no h) but you can always search #serpenthes}

 

 

 

 

 

 

T H R E A D L E S S

Last year I opened up my shop on THREADLESS, making it possible for me to offer t-shirts, bags, mugs, bedding, phone cases and a ton else. This year I plan on making a weekly additions to my Threadless collections : I create A LOT right now.  It comes from years of not creating – of self-doubt and stopping myself at every opportunity for many many reasons. 
So!  If you see a piece on Instagram that you saw me working on and liked, check out the threadless shop, it’s probably available on a shirt.  I want my comrades looking good, you know.

 

 

 

 

 

DOS ESTRELLAS

Also in 2018, a huge effort is going towards Dos Estrellas press : my Ruthlessly Polite Stationery side-hustle that features a massive amount of my work on stationery as well as invitations for weddings and baby showers.  This year we’re adding notebooks, pencils and mugs to the mix – useful things for badass babes to make life and work a little more interesting!

Add us on social media!

facebook: @DosEstrellasLA
instagram: @dos.estrellas
pinterest: @DosEstrellasLA

 

 

GRACIAS

For following my work so far.  Over the years of working and showing in Hollywood, with RAW Artists, and at Downtown Disney, I’ve met and kept in touch with so many amazing people who love and share my weirdass visions.  THANK YOU for reading, following, sharing, supporting.  It means everything.

XO,
g.

A + L // Sept ’17

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Greetings and salutations:

If you follow me on Instagram (and if not, wtf?!) you’ll know I’ve dropped quite a bit of new artwork in the past few months.  Some of it is up in the Etsy shop but a good majority of it is available in the NEW shop on Threadless: serpenthes.threadless.com

There you’ll find t-shirts, hoodies, tanks, bags, pillows, towels, notebooks… well you get it, yeah?   

 

A TODA MADRE ~ ink on paper

 

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