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’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… 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…

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…

Q

roadtoconfidence asked:

hi

A

Hi! Ladies and gentlemen: the lovely roadtoconfidence is a beautiful lady both in mind and body. <3

Completed another Higher Self Portrait: this time, for a woman who goes to my new-age Unity Church. 

I felt like roses and butterflies best expressed the feminine and dynamic nature of this woman. She didn’t give me a lot to go on, which gave me plenty of room to play. I am always surprised how these turn out, as I usually have no idea going in. I always play mantras while making them, and always have my blue candle lit. 

If you are interested in a Higher Self Portrait and all that entails, please message me and let me know. I work in various sizes, even wallet sized. 

Higher Self portraits are designed to be motivating images that can create dynamic changes for good in one’s life. They are a celebration of the soul. 

Character concepts for a story based in the word of the IllumiMates, to be co-concieved with my sister, and her music: cavecricket!
Meet Norah. Her job is to find IllumiMates (musical creatures, avatars of lost melodies) cavorting in the forest. 
She plays a harmonium, because harmoniums are cool. More to come.  Character concepts for a story based in the word of the IllumiMates, to be co-concieved with my sister, and her music: cavecricket!
Meet Norah. Her job is to find IllumiMates (musical creatures, avatars of lost melodies) cavorting in the forest. 
She plays a harmonium, because harmoniums are cool. More to come. 

Character concepts for a story based in the word of the IllumiMates, to be co-concieved with my sister, and her music: cavecricket!

Meet Norah. Her job is to find IllumiMates (musical creatures, avatars of lost melodies) cavorting in the forest. 

She plays a harmonium, because harmoniums are cool. More to come.