Grab your iPad and get Procreate locked and loaded, my creative pals! It’s time for a Procreate Party! A full weekend filled with live procreate tutorials from loads of talented instructors! What’s a Procreate Party?: It’s a two-day long event hosted by Peggy Dean of The Pigeon Letters. She’s brought together loads of instructors to […]
Remember The Market at Ballenger? The wonderful themed + curated local handcraft + vintage market I have been a part of since its start in 2020? Well they’ve rebranded and I’m humbled that I was hired to be the one to design their new look. Introducing: The Merrymaker’s Market! Inspiration included vintage […]
Last year I wanted to host a drawing challenge on Instagram, only I didn’t start thinking about it until after Thanksgiving which left me with only days to pull something together. “Next year“, I told myself. Well wouldn’t you know it? I actually held to my plan to host a drawing challenge this December, ADHD […]
It’s a difficult question to answer. My initial response is to say no, not yet, but I’m working on it. And then I take a second and realize that where I am today feels incredible when I think about where I was a year or two ago. October 2020 Alicia had her arm in an […]
Okay, first of all: HOLY SH!T. MY NAME is on the selvedge edge of fabric right alongside the name Cotton + Steel, one of my favorite fabric manufacturers. I mean quite literally, I think I might own more C + S fabric than any other manufacturer. WILD. I’ll go over the process of how this […]
Sometime last year I tried my hand at making my own font. Because of course I needed to learn another skill… Anyway, I uploaded it to Creative Market and then never did much of anything with it. ADHD strikes again, my friends. But I think this whimsical font needs to make its official entrance into […]
Earlier this year I went out on a limb and applied to be a part of The Pigeon Letters’ Design Team for the 2022-2023 season. I’m not like, a well-known artist or anything, but I felt confident enough that I could teach TPL readers a few new techniques that I love to use. Even still, […]
That said, my bright-eyed dreams of being a California girl inspire my art from every angle. As a professional photographer I can't bring palm trees and warm sunsets to Virginia in January, but I can let those things play a role in my artwork.
I tend to favor a mix of pastel and bright colors reminiscent of southern California and the 1960s, wildflowers that might have been found in a hippie's flower crown, and lettering that has a little bit of flair to keep it whimsical.