Wednesday, January 23, 2013

прекрасное далёко

 photo ReykjavikbyYelenaBryksenkova2_zps3549ac11.jpg another painting of iceland for the upcoming enormous tiny art show. i decided to go to portsmouth for the opening and take b with me. we'll have a couple of hours to kill in boston on friday and again on saturday, if anyone fancies joining us for a (very hot) cup of tea.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

enormous tiny art show no. 13

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i'm all ready for the enormous tiny art show at nahcotta gallery in portsmouth, new hampshire, which opens on february 1st. my beautiful wooden frames with a vintage white finish were custom made for me by the fine folks at signed & numbered in salt lake city, utah, whom i can't recommend enough.

Friday, January 18, 2013

advice to a poet / Խորհուրդ բանաստեղծի մը

last spring, i had the pleasure of illustrating a long poem by new york-based, armenian-american poet lola koundakjian. it is called "advice to a poet" and was recently shortlisted for the orange book prize, a contest which aims to help recognize and promote modern armenian writers.Photobucket
the winning entry will be printed in 500 copies. the poem's stanzas would be printed in english and armenian, alongside 14 color illustrations, and you can help this book materialize by taking a moment to vote for it! click the facebook "like" button in the bottom left (you can view a pdf of the poem and illustrations via the orange button to the right of that).

Thursday, January 17, 2013


sara barnes of brown paper bag and lisa perrin have started píccolo, "a collaborative art project dedicated to celebrating all things small." they launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the print project; by donating, you can pre-order a 5"x7" archival quality, full color illustration (like mine, above), printed with an indigo offset press, on thick 24-point, 100% recycled natural chipboard. help support the píccolo print project!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

happy new year

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a drawing of reykjavík, which i will exhibit along with five others at the enormous tiny art show in portsmouth, new hampshire next month.

in the past year i have given a lot of thought to this road less traveled; possibly even touched the dangerous emotional depths of the solitary and structureless world of freelancing. it scared me, but just enough to show me that i want to keep moving forward and stay out of those eerie depths. starless are the nights of travel, bleak the winter wind. but in 2013, i resolve to lay down doubt, and fear, and try to travel a little lighter, for my own sake!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

new website + news

Photobucket with some generous help from meg of ghostly ferns, my website got a nice makeover and has been updated with all recent work. one major change for the new year is that i am now represented by magnet reps in los angeles, california. if you've ever wondered what i would take with me to a deserted island or how i deal with a creative block, have a look at my artist spotlight, with a very informative interview at the end!