Do you sell prints?
No, but I have a book of postcards (called LITTLE GESTURES) that you can use as prints!
Do you take commissions for personalized pieces?
No I don't, but if you poke around Instagram and explore all the thousands of illustrators who do custom pieces beautifully, you're sure to find someone who will make something exquisite for you! If you don't know where to begin looking, the site womenwhodraw.com is a lovely start.
What materials do you use?
Sharpie pens, Fabriano paper, and cheap watercolors...and I just use my phone to take photos of my drawings to put on Instagram, which is why the lighting is so bad! I talk a lot about my creative process, including materials, in my online Skillshare class.
How do I begin to deal with heartbreak and/or loss?
I'm so sorry you're dealing with that. My heart is for you, and with you. I'm continually processing heartbreak, trauma, and loss myself--and do so through my drawings, as well as a lot of journaling and talking with friends. I've found a support group to be helpful, and I attend The Dinner Party. When going through a devastating loss of any kind, it's been important for me to keep in mind that I'm a new person now; I won't ever truly get back to "my old self." However, exploring and integrating this new, wise, empathetic self can be a beautiful, challenging, and fascinating experience. One of the best ways to move forward as a new person is to try new things in order to keep the spark of possibility alive, and create a rich fertile ground for healing and personal growth.
Any advice for artists trying to find their style?
My best advice is to make your preferred medium of art every single day--even in the margin of your notebook. The only reason I have a distinct-ish style at this point (though I'm still working on it) is that I've been drawing every morning for over three years. When I first started (at age 28), I had never even drawn a person before. It took me a while to figure out how I actually draw, but it just came with time and doing it a whole lot.
How can I grow a social media following?
I don't know a thing about social media. I do know about telling the truth. I know that going deep inside your memories and expressing your story honestly and unapologetically will resonate with others. (Not out of revenge, and with plenty of distance, healing, and perspective! I know that trying to be relatable makes for bland art, and that trying to get followers will annoy the followers you already have. Trying to please everybody is like trying to taste like water when you are a glass of whiskey. Like...why? The people who like whiskey will REALLY appreciate you. The people who like water have enough of it already.
Can I repost you? Or get a tattoo with your words/art?
I'd be SO honored! (Reposting tip: It really helps when you kindly credit any artist in the caption when you repost, as most people don't check tags. :) Tattoo tip: Don't pick at it!)
What's your Myers-Briggs type?
Not sure! I DO know that I'm an intersectional feminist, solo traveler, spiritual seeker, appreciative friend, grateful daughter, off-and-on pescetarian, samba dancer, fast walker, bossa nova fan, only child, dilettante, aspiring morning person, and large-footed Libra.