So Fresh and So Clean…

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Was away awhile but website is updated and I am back.

Good things continue to happen in the Monstrochika world. Making and sharing art, learning, growing, evolving.

For the past year and a half all my energy went into painting outside. With the help of my fellow artist community, I have been able to add 6 new mural works to my portfolio. As a strong supporter of public art I am so grateful for these opportunities.

So many beautiful collaborations and shows have also happened. One of my fave shows of 2013 was Fun-A-Day Chicago where artists picked a project to do for 30 days and exhibited together at Threadless store. Continue reading “So Fresh and So Clean…”

Happy 2012!

Another Year! At my day job I keep forgetting to save documents as 2012 and not 2011. Oh poo…

I would like to share with you a little project that came our way this holiday season. My good friend Adi and I worked on a window display for KIDS RULE Toy Store which just opened in the Wicker Park neighborhood. The owners wanted to show all of the educational and environmentally friendly toys the store carries. I have to say, I believe in the end we met the client’s need and made it look quite lovely….

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Under the sea and among the leaves….

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I’ve been hangin’ out with all those that inspire me. Taking part and sharing in different events around town. Drawing some inspiration from Continue reading “Under the sea and among the leaves….”

POP-UP ART Galleries 2011

The POP-UP art gallery makes great use of unused storefront space and exposes artist’s works to unbeknownst passersby in the neighborhood. This summer I was invited to participate in several POP-UPs! There was one that unfortunately did not end up happening but here are the remainder…

The Candy Store Pop-Up Art Gallery

@ Right-Brained Studio
140 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL

Right Brained Art Studio is a super cute lil’ art studio run by my very talented artist friend Kelly Pelka. Kelly and her super rad crew of teaching artists and friends are exhibiting for the month of August! Gallery hours & opening reception info are posted on the Right-Brained Blog.

Workshops are also scheduled with the artists! The Monstrochika monster drawing workshop is scheduled for 8/24 and you can see details as well as view the rest of the awesome schedule here. Continue reading “POP-UP ART Galleries 2011”

Detroit & Bombers…

Hello again! Wow, lots happening and coming up in Chicago parts. It makes me happy to hear about fellow artists and friends coming into their own and continuing to make things happen!

The sequential art show was lovely and I was excited to see all the other comic art. It’s inspiring to see the many different ways to tell your story pictorally and sometimes with no words at all.

The first Pilsen coaster show was a success and everyone contributed such original pieces. It was fun to see what everyone came up with and the coaster trades among the artists was a hit! Here is one of my coasters. I made a set of monster kids on their picture day. Continue reading “Detroit & Bombers…”