July 15 2016

Hello,

I felt like printing yesterday  – somethings summer-y so along came these !

I came up with this fun station-wagon-family-vacation print. I’ve got it in my head to do a series of retro cars … in traffic maybe?

I think secretly I would love a big old station wagon like this one day. Maybe a 1960’s Ford Country Squire…

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Also, what would summer be without out a retro-looking lawn chair ?

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This was fun.

I also got a new set of promotional-post cards in the mail today ! To be sent out soon!

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Best, Hannah

 

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MoCCafest 2014 Preview

Woah! MoCCAfest NYC is tomorrow, here’s a sneak peak of my merchandise !

It’s strange because as I remember MoCCa — 2 years ago anyway, was mostly comics, graphic novels and more serious and sequential stuff…

that being said, we’ll see how my stuff fits in– in all its whimsical glory.

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A6 cards

this potato card is my fav.

…more cards

A2 cards

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Jersey Shore Tote bag!

Here comes the sun gift tote bag!

the pickle tote!

EAT YOUR ROOTS tote!

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Eat your Roots tote

and of course, FUN KITCHEN DANCE PARTY!

Fun Kitchen Dance Party book!

Fun Kitchen Dance Party book!

I put a ton of time and work into making some fun stuff — so I hope to see people on Saturday and Sunday April 5-6th!

I will be located at table C9, along with 3 of my best buds from college. ( Claire Connelly, Paige Connelly & Ginette Montoya )

NOTE – both my name and website are spelled wrong on the MoCCA website, so please, if you like my work, take a business card, i’ll have PLENTY at the table..

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Update – March 5th

Hello!

I’m so happy to report that I’ve been busy in my studio.

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Last Saturday I drove out to the Print Studio and coated/burned some images on to screens to start printing the book “FUN KITCHEN DANCE PARTY”.

Tuesday I went to the art supply store and bought nice printmaking paper and some illustration board for the covers. I came home and started printing.

I made this print difficult for myself because I had to cut it all up into pieces to fit it onto my screen. I don’t have registration pins so that made it really had to register each print. Some of them are a bit “off” but I think that gives them some charm.

So excited to finish up this little book — it’ll be with me at MoCCA (on April 5-6th) for purchasing!

Oh I also taught myself how to make a cappuccino! (that’s frothed almond milk!) One day I’ll be able to make those crazy cappuccino designs you see at fancy coffee shops.

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Gotta go get the ink out from under my fingernails!

Peace and Printmaking,

Hannah

Update – February 26th

What a difference a week  or so makes.

I feel so much better ! I believe impart to my diligence in making myself draw these past few days and the fact that the weather broke and it’s 50 degrees out–and I bought an imitation-sunlight lamp for my desk!

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Anyway, rather then getting frustrated and overwhelmed about all the things I want to accomplish this year and all that I haven’t done yet (new work on my website, make a  shop, plan next promotion, etc. etc. ) , I’ve been focusing on what I want to show at MoCCAfest in April. 

The past 10 or so days I’ve been drawing for a book featuring “dogs with jobs”, and another books called “fun kitchen dance party”. I’m excited about both, but I feel that I only have time to focus on making one book great in time for MoCCA, so I’ve decided to go with “fun kitchen dance party”, and “dogs” will have to go on the back burner for now.

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I ordered a whole slew of colored envelopes, and cards, book cloth, and tote bags ! I’m excited to print on. My credit card bill is going to be insane! So make sure you  stop by if your in NYC April 5-6th, and visit my and our – Ginette Montoya, Claire Connelly, & Paige Connelly table and buy some stuff. I plan on showing some of my merchandise on my blog before MoCCA.

I’m getting back into the swing of things. It’s so hard being a young illustrator. I feel like they should make you take a really hard test before you decided to get a BFA, just to make sure you’re tough as nails.

Rather then simply saying I’m going to “do more work”, Here’s a small manageable list of my goals.

Goals for the next 5 weeks : 

– draw EVERYDAY

– make stuff I like, and not worry about marketing it

– get to the print center 5 times 

This job isn’t easy, but (i’m hoping!) it’s worth it.

Oh and it’s snowing again…

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Week of January 13th

Hello All!

I’m happy to report I had a  productive week.

It was my birthday this past Monday! And in the true spirit of getting older, I put on my “big girl pants” and drove an hour away – out to the printmaking studio, where I am now a member.  I exposed some screens.

I made some cards, aiming to get some stuff in my Etsy shop by Valentines day.

Because I’m so excited about this, I wanted to share two of the cards here:

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The phone card needs work, I have to re-expose some parts of it. i.e. around the curly cords.

the radio card shows the back and the front.

Also you have to imagine these cards with fun brightly colored envelopes! poppy-red and retro turquoise!

Next week I hope to get my new promo post cards in the mail :

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I’m just waiting for them to get here!

I think this is going to be my last promo that I order from a print place for a while. I’m going to try and print my own postcards, now that I have access to an exposure unit.

So awesome.

Also I’m going to try and post every week between Wednesday and Friday, so be sure to check back!

Prints and Love,

Hannah

Worry Less & Be More Present

My last goal/intention for 2014- is Worry Less & Be More Present 

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This one I have to work on– as I am quite the worrisome person. There are just some things I have no control of (especially being a freelance artist). However, there are things I can control (i.e. the quality of my work, promotions, updating my website etc.) 

Being “present” in every moment kind of goes along with “being more productive”, I want to take more time for creating and looking at things, rather then operating on auto-pilot.

Thank you for following along with my blog as I posted my goals for 2014, now it’s time to make them happen!

Hannah

Focus & Be Productive

Goal #7 : Focus and Be Productive! 

So, believe it of not,  I have a tendency to get distracted—look over there! productive

These days its so easy to check one email, and 20 min. later I find myself surfing Pinterest for cool stuff for  “my dream home”.

In an effort to see what I could do about my lack of focus, I searched online for “how to focus better”.  I found that I’m on of those people with a short attention span– So it’s best if I work with a timer (like the kitchen timer I drew!!) . Make myself work and focus on what I’m doing for an hour and then take a 20 min. break and play with the dogs. I’m going to try it out, maybe it will make me feel less overwhelmed!

Also — In 2014, I’d like to do less mindless surfing of the web, and get more real stuff done! I want to print! I want to write books! I want to get more clients!

Sure I’ll schedule some time for mindless internet surfing, just not during the day when I should be getting work done. Maybe I’ll even cut myself off from toxic-sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram etc., and only go on to browse on Saturday and Sunday. It’s a thought. I have this urgent need to unplug and create– and the internet is killing me.

Cheers to getting more work done,

Hannah