This is it—I’ve reached MONTH 11, yes eleven—rounding out a full year of around the world travel, working as a freelance travel writer. (Check out some of the adventures here.)
It’s been one year, 4 continents, 27 countries, and over 200 cities—and what a year it’s been! 65,000 photos later, I’m headed off again to the final destination in this around the world journey, and a place I’ve always dreamed of going—Fiji!
I’ll be taking a short hiatus to soak up some sun and sand, but stay tuned for more adventures coming soon!
My art store is running a January sale: free shipping worldwide through Sunday January 27th!
You may have noticed I haven’t posted here for a little while. The reason being I’ve been swept up in some enormous changes lately: over the course of the last week, I quit my job, packed up my condo, moved out of L.A., and boarded a flight to Dublin, Ireland. Yes, IRELAND!!
You may wonder what I’m doing here? Over the next year, I’m going to be traveling the world, doing travel writing and creating art as I go! I’m in Ireland on assignment for Tourism Ireland, Examiner.com, and my online magazine Culture Vixen. From Ireland I’ll continue through Scandinavia then criss-cross Europe, later heading to other continents.
So look for travel-inspired art on this blog from here on. I’ll also be posting photos from the road and doing a bulk of my travel blogging at CultureVixen.com. If you’d like to follow along you can subscribe to the Culture Vixen RSS or sign up for the Culture Vixen Newsletter (delivered 2-5x a week as new posts go up).
Signing off for the night from Ireland,
Florence, known in Italian as Firenze, is in my opinion absolutely the most beautiful city in the world. I fell in love with the city during a blissful year abroad studying art, art history and the Italian language. I hadn’t been back to Florence for over a decade and with such great expectations to live up to, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Today through this Sunday my art shop is running a sweet sale: free shipping worldwide on all orders! Check out my art prints, apparel, iphone accessories, stationary and more:
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So, Munky King makes a DIY ‘Omi’ that is a cross between art and toys. Inspired by Chinese opera and Japanese Oni masks, they come packaged as blinds in different blank white shapes.
I decided to turn mine into a sculptural version of one of my abstract paintings. Primary inspirations? The sea & the human circulatory system.
I have to say it was kinda cool working in 3-D since I do that so rarely (pretty much never, really).
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! My store is running a Black Friday sale though Monday: free shipping worldwide on all items in the store! I just added a bunch of new shirts, hoodies and iphone cases too. HAPPY SHOPPING!
A while back I attended my first roller derby match and loved it! The event flyer was super catchy and featured a colorful illustration of two skaters facing off. I tracked down the illustrator who turned out to be esteemed storyboard artist Sandra Fame, also known in the derby world as “Tara Armov”.
Well, I interviewed Tara about skating and art, and my full-length interview, “Skating and Drawing, Behind the Scenes with an L.A. Derby Doll,” made it into Blood and Thunder magazine as a featured cover story!!! Wow! The magazine is on newsstands now, and you can also check it out online at bloodandthundermag.com.
Good News! Prices for all tees and hoodies have just been reduced! Tees are now only $18 and hoodies are only $38. Time to get started on that holiday shopping, no?
Not only is today’s post my 400th post, but it also marks the launch of my brand spanking new artist website and blog. Can you believe it?!? I’m so excited!
This is design version #7.0, and this launch means the long hours of coding and design into the middle of the night have come to an end. (whew!) That means I can get back in the studio and just paint again!
I started this blog in 2005 and 400 posts later, it’s still going strong. So have a look around and please feel free to get in touch with your feedback and thoughts, I’d love to hear from you!
Los Angeles, California November 2011