Monday, June 27, 2011

My etsy is live!

The shop is open for business. How exciting! You can see my first listing here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

We went to our favorite chinese food place for Father's Day lunch-- Dad, Grandpa, and Mom.
One of the women who work there called Grandpa Superman.

What a champ.

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thank Yous

I made some thank you cards this morning for my recently graduated friend Eric. He recently held an art show at Seattle U., so I was very excited when he asked me to make some cards for him.

Congratulations on graduating, Eric! I hope your family likes these cards.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Printmaking final

I produce a lot of work based on my experiences with ex-boyfriends. I'm a 20 year old lady, and the logic behind it makes sense to me. I believe in only representing the things you know best through art, so I depict a lot of boys, foods, and cute animals. Go figure.

I also drew inspiration from the stain paintings of abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler. I love art history and I wanted these prints to have a wet, used, stained feeling, while also being light and ephemeral like my memories of his room, so I pooled diluted pigments on the plates and allowed the press to take the water to different places-- hence the pigment bleed outside of the borders.

More detailed images are posted to my flickr

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cleaning up & moving out

Cleaning up my RA room for a move-out means filtering through the zillions of papers I have stored in every nook and cranny. This year, I took Drawing I where I flirted with realism, and Printmaking, where I got fingerprints on everything.

There are plenty of new things to look at on my Flickr-- like those whale prints that I did just for fun on the endless supply of fancy paper in the print studio!


And stay tuned for my printmaking final, and the heartbreaking story behind it. I'm really excited to have it back.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Wheelie

This is my friend Luke. He rides fixed gear bikes, speaks Japanese and just graduated from college. We dated for a while, but I still think he's very handsome.

Happy Graduation, Luke.

Oh, and here is the original photo that I took of him:

Monday, June 13, 2011

School is over

School is over, and for me, summer school begins soon. I made this during finals week. When you walk through the Administration building, everything is quiet-- except during the ten minutes between classes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Mother Was a Fox, My Father Was a Rabbit

This was my final project for Digital Imaging at Seattle U. I began this project with my future children in mind, they will be at least a quarter Japanese, a quarter Caucasian, and half something else that is equally wonderful. The only problem being that there aren't a lot of children's books or tv shows that highlight multi-ethnic families. I love my family, and I'm very happy with this project. Don't tell my parents-- but for the next gift-giving holiday, I'm going to print a few copies on blurb.

You can flip through the book in its entirety on my flickr.

EDIT: I got a hundred percent on this.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Hello beautiful people!
I'm Sarah and I am a design student and illustrator
from Seattle, Washington.
This will be a place to see what I'm drawing every week.

Thanks for visiting & Stay tuned!