I am proud to present to you the cover for ‘Starseed and Bellows’!

This comic is a collaboration between myself and my sister Kira, also known as the musician cavecricket

The cover is created traditionally, acrylic ink and crow-quill pen. 

Look forward to the first page to be posted soon! It may take a while to get the whole comic out, but I think it’ll be great. Thanks to my followers for your support, present and future. <3

Had a great night plot concocting for my new comic ‘Starseed and Bellows’ with my lovely sister/co-writer Kira, also known as the musician cavecricket

I’m coloring the cover at the moment, but until then: have a new character. This little guy travels with Norah, and his name is Paisley.

Why is he named after a fabric pattern? It sounds mad cute, that’s why. Well, actually, my sister is a textile designer and this is in honor of her.  

'Our Lady of Perpetual Sweetness' is the title of this image.

Today, I remain:

rooted in our need
To protect the way 
we feed
our minds and bodies.
The answer is that we
Must speak for the trees.
But trees have been speaking,
albeit quietly.
And so like bees, we must,
rely on each other for trust.
To master the mystery
of love and cooperation;
only then, will love
be our sole occupation.
Today’s illustration and poem are dedicated to the Climate Change March. I’m headed to NYC myself.

Recently, I had a dream about a fountain with an inlaid carved turquoise hued rock. which upon being sprayed by its waters, I experienced something rare. I smelled the water which in my dream actually smelled sweet, yet earthy.

I don’t experience smell in dreams often, so it’s really neat.

The second piece for Desert Bus For Hope Craft Along Auction has been completed! More Ghibli fun with the ever-memorable Kodamas from Princess Mononoke. Look for it November 14th!

Shake it, Kodamas. Shake it like Mononoke-hime is nearby. :3

Putting the finishing touches on a black velvet Totoro painting created exclusively for Desert Bus for Hope, a super awesome charity it is my honor to be participating in.

This is one of two Ghibli inspired paintings that will be available for auction when the bus launches Nov 14.

Look for em’!

In the midst of work on the comic, I was inspired to create another weekly image as I always do. ‘The Echinacea Maiden.’

Inspired by the very same flowers blooming outside my house, Echinacea is a healing flower. I have grown up drinking the tea and taking the tinctures when I was sick. Good bitter stuff!

The purple flowers on the left are Balloon-flowers inspired by the same plant given to me by my generous boyfriend Gio, who also felt that these should be one of the official flowers of Purple Lantern Studio. They look like lanterns!   

Q

madefire asked:

Loving your art! Have any plans for a full published comic??? - Madefire Team

A

Why yes, I do. ‘Starseed and Bellows’ is a comic that I am aiming to publish via a crowd funding platform such as Kickstarter. This comic is part of a larger world, a middle-grade fully illustrated fantasy novel titled ‘Luminé.’

I am currently seeking agent representation and/or a publisher for ‘Luminé’ The comic is in its beginning stages right now, but thanks for  following me. The comic is coming along soon. :)  

New comic concept art: Norah in her traveling outfit. 

I&#8217;ve been familiarizing myself with my lovely character named Kylie this week.
Research for my graphic novel &#8216;Starseed &amp; Bellows&#8217; has involved a lot of listening to music featuring accordions, looking at accordions online, and talking about accordions. Just man, lots of accordions. Soundcloud has been a dear in introducing me to new woman accordionists.
Kylie&#8217;s model is based off of the &#8216;Saltarelle Clifden&#8217; folk accordion. I chose it because of of the color and pattern on the bellows; this instrument is my present to Kylie, my hopes for her to feel confident with herself and all aspects of her life&#8230; I&#8217;ve been familiarizing myself with my lovely character named Kylie this week.
Research for my graphic novel &#8216;Starseed &amp; Bellows&#8217; has involved a lot of listening to music featuring accordions, looking at accordions online, and talking about accordions. Just man, lots of accordions. Soundcloud has been a dear in introducing me to new woman accordionists.
Kylie&#8217;s model is based off of the &#8216;Saltarelle Clifden&#8217; folk accordion. I chose it because of of the color and pattern on the bellows; this instrument is my present to Kylie, my hopes for her to feel confident with herself and all aspects of her life&#8230;

I’ve been familiarizing myself with my lovely character named Kylie this week.

Research for my graphic novel ‘Starseed & Bellows’ has involved a lot of listening to music featuring accordions, looking at accordions online, and talking about accordions. Just man, lots of accordions. Soundcloud has been a dear in introducing me to new woman accordionists.

Kylie’s model is based off of the ‘Saltarelle Clifden’ folk accordion. I chose it because of of the color and pattern on the bellows; this instrument is my present to Kylie, my hopes for her to feel confident with herself and all aspects of her life…