In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, I’ve listed a few holiday greeting card choices in the shop.
I added some lightly painted watercolor to the first sketch, and it is now offered as an 8×10 print at the shop.
Follow me on Instagram @chrissyjoxyz to see progress shots of new illustrations, sketches and a peek into my awesome life.
This week I have been really throwing myself into full illustrations. As much as I loved drawing just busts of animals, they left something to be desired. Backgrounds. Currently, I am working on a series of animal based illustrations that tell a story.
Both prints are available for purchase over at the shop.
Finally! High quality professional 8×10 prints on cotton linen paper are now available at the shop. For a mere $18 you can have one of these babies carefully packaged and shipped to your door.
This past week I began drawing of photos I have taken of friends and family. I began with a drawing of my step-brother, Steve, simply because I liked the way his clothes were wrinkled in a particular photo. I continued to drawing my 2 year old daughter and then myself.
This quickly transformed into a full-blown illustration project with 50+ Facebook friends requesting custom portraits. A full gallery of the project in progress can be found here. If you would like to commission a custom portrait, for very reasonable prices I must say, please visit the shop for more details.
Maybe I’m a little behind the times, but I’m happy to say that Instagram is new on the list of my favorite obsessions. As thrilled as I was to have a simple photo filter app on my new phone, I am definitely more excited to see things through other people’s eyes all over the world.
In my efforts and time spent creating and crafting, I have neglected to list my recent vintage finds at AMPERSANDxyz on Etsy. Well, until now that is.
Although I consider myself an artist first, and a collector second, I cant help but be drawn to items from the past. And, to be honest, the majority of my shop is made up of retro pieces It’s hard not to appreciate the design and ingenuity of common household objects or fashion of the generations before. Some were mass-produced, yes, but each and every item has a great artist (or artists) behind it.
Feel free to visit the shop at AMPERSANDXYZ.etsy.com.