Monday, February 19, 2018

2018 Events

Happy New Year!!!!

This year I am super excited that I will be attending the 
ICON 10 Illustration Conference. I've been wanting to attend for so long but either did not have the time or the money. I would say this year I did not really have the money either, but I took the leap and will be saving my pennies for the next few months. I'm super stoked that it is going to be so close this year, the flight is only going to be a few hours from Boston!

A little less crazy-exciting, but still super cool: this year Tom Swift and I will be exhibiting at NEW ZINELAND. This is a super indie, hand-made  zine sale just off of the Central T stop in Cambridge. We will have a bunch of new very limited edition zines and ephemera for this show. I will probably not bring any originals to this show, just paper bits and bobs.

Once again we will be doing the FPAC Spring and Fall open studios. The dates and events are a bit up in the air right now, so keep an eye on their website. If you are looking for larger pieces, originals or oils this is your best opportunity to browse these paintings since I rarely bring my larger pieces to cons and sales.

Hope to see you sometime this year,
and if you can not make it to any of my shows in person you can always visit me @
Apr 22 
Cambridge, MA

May 13 
Boston, MA

Jul 11-14
ICON 10 Illustration Conference
Detroit, MI

Aug 10 -12
Boston, MA

Oct TBA  
Boston, MA

Friday, December 02, 2016

A Quick Update

I will mostly be posting my illustration and design images on Instagram: @miorats
This blog will still be a place for my longer posts and more in-depth discussions of my current projects.

-Thank You

Monday, December 28, 2015

Onward to the Future

Freelancing and scheduling my time the end of last Summer went really well. I did forget to fit in times to exercise, but other than that, I made time to relax and I got a decent amount of work done.
Classes started again in the fall, and I thought I could maintain a semblance of my schedule, but that did not work out. I did not have any time to work on tarot cards :(

I have just finished the last class of my Graphic Design program! I will be working the next few months on my graphic design / illustration freelancing schedule and hopefully I will have a big chunk of the deck done by April.

Keep an eye out. I will be posting works in progress.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Free-lance Life

This is the first month in a while that I have had some time to pursue my own work again and work on my tarot deck. Since I do not have many outside imposed deadlines and set work times I'm trying really hard to create a freelance schedule.  My day job is involving more freelance work, and I have cut back my hours at Starbucks. I have to make an effort to plan time for getting out of the house, exercising and setting a time to stop working and do things to inspire me.

I'm slowly working out how to plan out a day that works for me. In the past I have had a tendency to fill every waking moment I am not at my day job with art stuff, but that was ok because my day job got me out of the house, socializing and moving about.

Jessica Hische's blog has helped me out a lot in the preliminary steps of planning my freelance schedule. Meg Hunt's illustration blog has also been a great resource especially her section on Drawing Drills and the Icon 8 conference. Do any of you have suggestions on how to schedule and organize in a freelance world?

I'm making an August the 18th resolution to plan more time for; sketching, exploring, experimenting, socializing, inspiration and collaborating.

Winter Thaw

This has been one crazy year. I have been focusing a little more on my graphic design work while still keeping up with commissions,  long term assignments and school work. I have not had much time for personal work.

The beginning of August I  finished up a few long term projects. One of my scheduled creations was a  short comic for the Dark Lady anthology. This comic collection is due to be published sometime around Halloween by Hellcat Press. My submission was a short horror story revolving around the spring thaw, rot, collections of curiosities and teeth.  In my searches I came across some amazing old dental supplies, beautifully gruesome charts and diagrams.


My favorite discovery were the amazing dental cabinets and boxes. ( Search for antique dental cabinets )

 Then I found these tooth necklaces (above)  from BoneLust on Etsy.

I do have a bit of a fascination with teeth, I spend a lot of time at the dentist. I think I like sweets too much, wich leads to cavities and lots of dentist visits.

Enjoy the photos and keep an eye out for The Dark lady anthology.