Friday, March 30, 2012

sketchbook as my companion

"the elephant room" - available as a print here
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
xo, Amanda

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

school days

 making fossils! 
I hope you're all having a beautiful week!
xo, Amanda

Saturday, March 24, 2012

day trip to Providence, Rhode Island

A really beautiful day in Providence, Rhode Island.
photos from Brown University, Federal Hill, Prospect Park, and RISD museum (all art photos).

Friday, March 23, 2012

Ivy league girls & a buy one get one sale!

The Harvard and MIT ladies are now available as 8x10" prints in my shop
I'll be having a buy one print or paper doll, get one free sale until April 6th when my shop will go on vacation for a couple of weeks. I am going to Switzerland! I will tell you more about that later. :) My shop will re-open on April 22nd!
So to take advantage of the sale, buy one print or paper doll and let me know which one you'd like free in the Message to Seller box or in an Etsy convo.
Happy Friday!
xo, Amanda

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Charles Street in the morning

Charles Street store fronts in the morning, Beacon Hill.
I've recently begun taking a new route to work in the morning, one that takes me through the brick streets of Beacon Hill rather than the paved walkways of the Commons. 
I've always felt a strange pull to Beacon Hill. I've been in that neighborhood for a few prolific and important life events, and few times more than that. There is something rare and enchanting about that neighborhood to me; the lamps, the hills, the brownstones with their secret alleys behind wrought iron gates. 
This morning, taking this new route, it struck me how much Charles Street reminds me of Saint Germain, the neighborhood I stayed in while in Paris last spring. Something about the sounds of things being unloaded from trucks as stores are just beginning to open, water on cobblestone walkways, sleepy window displays meeting the first flecks of sun.
I missed Paris very much. I felt glad to live in a city that pays so much homage to places like Paris.
I wish you all beautiful spring mornings this week.
Back soon with more art.
xoxo, Amanda

Thursday, March 15, 2012

pantone and pine needles

Some recent sketchbook pages.
Happy Friday! And have a safe and wonderful St. Patrick's Day!
xo, Amanda

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

the language of foxtrot

A poster I created for my friend David's band, The Doctors Fox, to advertise their new album release! April 14th at Great Scott!
I had a lot of fun doing the hand lettering and personalizing the painting with things related to the band.
I hope you're all having a wonderful week! Back soon with more art.
xo, Amanda
P.S. - I want to say the biggest thank you to everyone (especially my amazing family, friends, and coworkers) who came and supported me at my opening! It meant so, so much to me. You are all wonderful. And thank you to Voltage for making it such a fun night!

Friday, March 9, 2012

the art of the bow tie

Hi, everyone!
Two incredibly nice gentlemen featured me on their blog, The Bowtie Boys' Blog, yesterday. They've added a new element to their weekly artist feature in which the artist does a custom blog header for them.  You can see mine above. :)
In other news, my opening is tonight!! If you can make it, I would love to see you!
The Drawing Room: studies in repetition
295 Third Street
Kendall Sq. Cambridge, MA
7-10 pm
I was also informed last night that I've been nominated for Outstanding Illustrator in 2011 by Seacoast. I am so honored and send out a really big thank you for this. 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo, Amanda

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings; these are a few of my favorite things.

I did an inspiration post that's featured on the Glovebox website today. Thank you, Glovebox! 
I hope you're all having a wonderful week. xo, me

Sunday, March 4, 2012

take a picture with the swans

This is the photo booth backdrop I created for my show at Voltage Coffee & Art
So if you come to the opening this Friday (7-10 pm!), make sure you bring your camera/instagram/polaroid/picture-taking device. 
I hope to see you there!
xo, Amanda

Friday, March 2, 2012

1,001 nights

You know how sometimes you need to buy yourself a present? I needed that tonight, and I chose this book.
I've wanted to read the 1,001 stories for a long time, and this is the most beautiful cover I've ever seen for this book (and in my favorite color). 
Tonight, I am finishing up painting for The Drawing Room at Voltage. Tomorrow I scan and frame, and Sunday we hang it! The opening is next Friday, the 9th. I'm very excited. 
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
xo, Amanda