February 27, 2011

i will keep you warm.

one of my very close friends, alicia, is afflicted with Cooley's Anemia, a potentially fatal genetic blood disease. she receives blood transfusions every two weeks in order to correct her detective red blood cells and also does an at-home infusion every night to remove the excess iron in her body.

"i am leaving, i am leaving," but the fighter still remains. ..
my new print, "i will keep you warm," was inspired by the Polar Bear Plunge, an annual event that helps raise money for Thalassemia research. basically, we take off all our clothes and jump into the ocean every march. i have yet to delve into the water myself but i imagine my bones will freeze. my heart will stay warm.

i will keep you warm
*all proceeds* from this print will go directly to The Cooley's Anemia Foundation in hopes of finding a cure (or less intrusive treatment) for Thalassemia patients. if you can, please help find a home for these darling two bears and a cure for all souls afflicted with Thalassemia. 5"x"5 prints are now available in my etsy shop!

for more information on Cooley's Anemia, please visit www.cooleysanemia.org.


February 21, 2011

Pride & Prejudice: Jane!

here is the third painting in my Pride & Prejudice series: Jane! for anyone who missed them, the previous two are here.

i've been slacking on blogging a bit, but a few weeks ago i was featured on Illustration Rally, a seriously beautiful blog run by Natsuki Otani, a seriously talented illustrator. you can read the interview here!


February 14, 2011

of all the many ways a man will break his heart. ..

this year i participated in a secret valentine's day swap and made a valentine for Robin Sharp, a really wonderful photographer from toronto.

here's what i made her:

happy valentine's day to all of you. 
i hope your hearts are full & strong. like whiskey.
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