Hurricane Harvey Support

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If you've been looking for a way to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey, then look no further! Through Friday, September 8th, at 11:59pm, 100% of sales from my Texas print will be donated to Save The Children. They are an organization that is providing supplies and services to help children and families in shelters and other victims of Hurricane Harvey. Feel free to share this email with your friends and family so that we can donate as much money as possible!

Thank you all for your support,
Anna

JUST FOR FUN

I mentioned in a previous post that I am working on practicing making art on a more frequent basis. Even if it has nothing to do what I am currently working on for my art to sell or if it is a total departure from "my style". Just practice. Practice. Practice. 

Here are some exercises in "practicing":

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT WEDDING GIFT?

One of my favorite things about the Birthstone pieces is that they are so versatile. Sure, there's a natural implication that they should be used to celebrate a birth, but really they can celebrate any special day in your life! Since they're fully customizable, you can use them for wedding or anniversary gifts and include the couple's names and wedding date on the piece. You can use them for graduation days or to honor the start of an important phase of life. The list goes on, but you get the point. Hannah Higgins did a beautiful job demonstrating the impact of using them for a wedding month, and I'm in awe of her talent. Check her out. You won't be disappointed. 

MY SKETCHBOOK RECENTLY

Back in March, I started watching Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix. The very first episode features Cristoph Niemann, and he talks about practicing your art every day - Even if you feel uninspired or burnt out. Athletes and musicians practice every day, why shouldn't artists? 

That made an enormous impact on me. I found it deeply encouraging and helpful on days when I feel too busy to sit down with my sketchbook or too drained to produce anything "good." 

Have I practiced my art every day since? Honestly, no. I haven't. But I definitely have practiced more frequently than I was before, and I feel like that's a win. 

So here are a few sketchbook drawings that I have worked on recently. Just for fun. 

WHAT'S NEW?

I'm working on making some new products that incorporate my love for house plants. I've already made some art prints that incorporate house plants (here, here, here, and here), but wanted to also create linocut prints to use for new greeting cards and.... WRAPPING PAPER SHEETS. It's going to be good, my friends. It's going to be good.

Are there any other products that you would like to see me make? If so, leave a comment below!