2018 was a year of me painting my favorite female singers with butterfly and bird wings and antlers. (I will talk about WHY in my next post) I slowly transitioned into also painting a handful worthy men and then political figures like:
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – There was no question that the Kavanaugh hearing moved me. I was devastated, uplifted, and triggered all at once along with many of my girlfriends and other sexual assault survivors. Her bravery will forever be remembered for me in this piece. A portion of the proceeds for this print are donated to RAINN, the National sexual assault telephone hotline.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – the Notorious one original sold long ago, but the print can still be acquired HERE.
Maxine Waters “you better shoot straight!” If you don’t have a deep fondness for this woman I just don’t understand. Like Ford and RBG – the framed original Maxine piece has found a home, but the matted print is available.
Emma González – I write this tonight with the knowledge that a Parkland survivor has taken her life. Not everyone can be a figurehead of the movement and many suffer in silence. My heart goes out to every one of those kids and all the victims of the countless shootings in our country. I know those scars will be carried for a lifetime. I really hope Ms. González continues to fight the good fight and we see big things from her in the future. The print is still available and HALF of each sale will go to March For Our Lives.
Sharice Davids – It isn’t fair that I haven’t painted Deb Haaland yet, but Sharice is so striking I couldn’t resist. She is one of the first Indigenous Women elected to Congress in the recent blue wave. The framed original is still available.
Nancy Pelosi – I have to admit, I admire her, but I’m certainly not her biggest fan, but the state of the Union clap had to be immortalized as those who know me know – I LOVE shade. Again, the original sold, but the print is available.
Now for a look at some of my favourite items in my Society6 shop – and just in time too! All day today until midnight you can enjoy 20% off and free shipping store-wide!
L’il Lard Butt Collection
These little babies are all made from my original hand-painted collection of feathered fatties. Do you have a lard butt request? You’ll find some of the originals still available in my Etsy store.
Finally! The favorite lard butts all together on shirts, tanks, rugs, mugs, laptop cases, shower curtains, all over print shirts, pillows, pouches and more…
The L’il Lard Butt Pardalote tote
The Belted Kingfisher is always a big hit. And it looks oh So good as a large pouch too!
Humming bird L’il lard butt as a pouch, shirts, duvet, shower curtain, tote, mug, pillows and more!
I don’t want no scrubs throw pillow
It’s time to put a lard butt CARDINAL ON EVERYTHING!!! He is my most popular lard butt.
This one!!! Bee hummingbird throw pillow.
The least lardy of the lards, the Snowy Owl tote
Heroes, faces, places, and critters…
MAUDE the Unicorn sepia toned pillow
Debbie Harry Cheetara shirts are ready in several styles!
The Princess of Power on everything for your home! – shower curtain, floor and throw pillows, clock, duvet.
BENGAL tiger Mandela all over print shirt.
Super Frenchie as a textile print! – he’s on pillows, mugs, and more!
No need to long for that Tokyo Tower skyline when you wear this!
This beauty is an original hero of mine, Chrysanthemum.
Mermaid Mermista from She-ra, on a throw pillow!
The Hana Collection
These pieces are all inspired by my time in nature, and particularly my time spent in Japan during Sakura season. They are all digital paintings inspired by photographs I take in my travels.
SAKURA close-up all-over print shirt
Falling Sakura canvas pouch.
Black falling sakura hoodie!
This is my very favourite throw pillow – Graphic hot pink and teal Sakura pillow
Falling Sakura all-over print white shirt.
One of my favorite places, Shinjuku Gyoen – throw pillow 🌸
Japanese Cherry Tree Digital Painting Duvet cover
The pinkest! All over print Sakura shirt!
Hanami Time Shower Curtain
Sakura pouch 🌸🌸🌸
Sakura II curtains!
Hope you enjoyed this little stroll through my favorite items on Society6. Feel free to reach out with questions and special requests.
#1 FALLS CREEK – I genuinely have a wildly different experience each time I visit.
#2 SPIRIT – This hike can be a bit of a chore and the last time I visited I was stung by 5 yellow jackets. I thought of dropping her down the list, but her beauty wouldn’t be denied.
This place is incredibly magical all year, long, but late fall is my absolute favorite
#3 ABIQUA – Two separate hikes are here that lead to the top and bottom of this beauty. Also a bit of a labour in the descent to both spaces, but the views are well worth it.
#4 TAMANAWAS – The thunderous melody made by this sexy waterfall actually makes me sway when I hear it.
#5 WEISENDANGER (currently closed)
This waterfall was a casualty in the recent Eagle Creek fire. The falls are on the Multnomah Loop along with several others. No word on when the trail will reopen, but I am certain her beauty will endure.
#6 PANTHER CREEK – The hike here is quite simple to the first viewpoint, but you can have 3 very different experiences here if you put in a little work.
I am Always, Always filled with energy at this space.
#7 WAHCLELLA (closed) – Wahclella was my introduction to the hiking world in Oregon. For that reason, and for the power behind this gem – keep it on the list. SADLY, her trail is also closed now, another casualty of the Eagle Creek Fire.