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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, […]

The Pigeon Letters 2022-2023 Design Team

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Wanna get sketchy with me? You can! And it’s totally free! Download the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge here.

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I know Becca of Ad-Meliora Skateboards through the local DC skate group, Flo DMV. We met a handful of times at skate park meetups and damn, she’s sick as hell. I was stoked when she reached out last year to say that she and a friend were starting a skate brand: one that would be […]

Happy Pride! T-Shirt Illustration for Ad Meliora Skateboards

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Alt Summit’s over, so now what? You’re probably home now feeling like you’re in a weird mental gray-area, alternating from feeling utterly exhausted to completely overwhelmed and jazzed about everything you just learned. I KNOW, ME TOO. Keep cool and read on because I’ve got a few tips for your post-Alt recovery. 1 // Give […]

Post-Alt Summit: Keep your momentum going with these 5 techniques

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For my last Alt Summit Prep post I wanted to just make a list of my tips for first-timers. If you only read one of my Alt posts, make it this one. Prep + Packing If you never get a chance to wear your most colorful outfits at home, Alt Summit is the place to […]

Prepping for Alt: Tips + Advice for First Timers

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Alt Summit can be extremely overwhelming for first timers. This time last year I was scouring the internet for every bit of information I could find about what to wear, what to pack, and what to expect. So I’ve gathered up a few real questions from first-timers in hopes that I can answer some burning […]

Prepping for Alt: FAQ

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Color Lovers Rejoice! Alt Summit in Palm Springs is the place to wear your most colorful outfits and accessories. Hot pink, sunshine yellow, tangerine orange – it’s all game! I left behind a rainy and gray east coast Winter and landed in the abundant California sunshine with all of my most colorful pieces. The clothing […]

Prepping for Alt: What to Wear + Packing Tips

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I've created a sketchbook challenge guide filled with 30 days of exercises and loads of sketchbook prompts - and it's totally free. No kitten around.

Drop your email address here so you can see all the random stuff my ADHD gets me into (the few times each year I remember to send emails):

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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.

Hi, I'm Alicia. 

In reality, I live hours from the ocean and my skin is pretty damn pale.

In my head, I'm a coastal girl with salty hair and sun-kissed skin.