Identities #3

Sheesh, has it already been two weeks since my last post? Oopsies! My excuse is wedding preparation (which, mind you, is basically complete – phew!)

The following works were all created last week sometime over the course of about an hour – some of which feature new methods/techniques (generally, trying to loosen up or simply not looking at the page at all). I am sharing them in the order of their creation. It might give some insight into my creative process or it might prove that I’m insane! *insert questionable laughter*

sad-identity

washed-away

behind

grunge-identities

sloth
Is that you, Sloth?

rain

red

slim-nosed

pencil

BONUS:

dinner-of-champions

This is how we do Valentine’s Day at our house – it’s the dinner of champions.
***NOTE: This post is not sponsored by Taco Bell. However, if they want to give me free shit I would be more than happy to talk them up erry day of my life.
#imlookingatyoutacobell

Until next time, stay awesome!
Makena

Identities #2

Over the last week or so the Unicorn Family has almost doubled thanks to a lovely feature I received on the “Discover” page, how incredible (extra special thanks to Michelle)! No pressure or anything though…

Thank you all for visiting and leaving such wonderful comments – ya’ll really know how to make a girl feel like her art is (finally) heading in the right direction! Because so many of you came for my “Identities” I figured I might as well go ahead and share a few more from my sketchbook. Plus, I have literally filled an entire sketchbook with just these little guys – a goal I had set for myself and actually reached! Woot woot!

If I learned anything from developing this style / body of work:
(especially helpful for those who are lost or in a rut)
Try anything.
Just. Make. Something.

So here we are now. Months after creating my first Identity.
Thanks to all of you fine people, I will continue to push these Identities until they can be pushed no more! I hope you stick along for the ride.

Doze cats and pizza and baked goods doe…that was a stretch…

 

celestial-doodles

feature-ideas

the-funeral

original-doodles

the-suspects

 

A couple of these pieces, as well as a some from my previous “Identities” post, are already available for sale as prints at a gallery here in the city I live in. Now, the question is, what is the best way for me to make prints (originals, knitwear, basically anything artsy) available to all of you wonderful people?

The two options I’m currently leaning towards are:
[1] Selling here on my blog via WooCommerce or something similar.
[2] Of course, the ever popular, Etsy.

Have any of you had any experience either buying or selling via either of those two platforms? Is there another that is even better than these two? I am finding pros and cons to both so I thought, what better way to make the best decision than to ask those that could likely be future customers! HALP! I look forward to hearing what ya’ll think!

Until next time, stay awesome!
Makena

‘Twas but a dream.

dream galaxies-collide

Happy Sunday, everyone! (Said no one ever.)

The image is a piece from my sketchbook, the poem is based on a dream I had a while ago – it was hands down the most memorable and beautiful dream I have ever experienced in my life. I mean, think about it. Floating in space?!

Picture this: You jump off a building and upon hitting the ground you find yourself floating in outer space looking back at the earth. You know you shouldn’t be able to breathe and yet somehow you can. You then begin traveling through asteroid belts and around massive planets while the rays of the sun splash upon your virtually lifeless body. You’re utterly and completely filled with question and awe.

It was absolutely incredible. (And, no, I wasn’t stoned to the bone.)

What was the most amazing dream you have ever had? Keep in mind, I don’t mean “dream” as in those aspirations you have while awake (although those are great and super important and I would love to hear about them). I mean those subconscious visions you have while asleep.

Until next time, stay awesome!
Makena

 

So it begins…

coffee-life

My new schedule has me up before the sun. It also has me wearing my “office sweater” and drinking coffee…DAILY. On the reg. Like there’s no tomorrow. Like I might LITERALLY (read in the voice of Chris Traeger) die without it.

It’s like, all of the sudden, within two days, I am instantly one of THOSE people now. You know, like that co-worker of yours that has to make their daily trip to the local name-brand coffee shop. Maybe its so they can exist or maybe it’s just to kill twenty minutes of their work day but you can’t be sure so you just go with it.

In my defense, I cut out most of my soda intake a couple months ago – a large part of that is caffeine. So basically, with this new “daily coffee”, I bounce off the walls of my office while also trying to sleep under my desk. It’s fantastic.

Is this what the beginning of my quarter century life crisis looks like?!
I guess it could be worse – I could be snorting cocaine off the back of a hooker’s ass.

Until next time, stay awesome!
Makena

Identities

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve probably seen all of these before. For those of you who don’t &/or have not, these little faces (or “Identities”) are my current drawing obsession. Over the past few months I have been trying to develop them into something a little more interesting. While I do like where they’re going, I still don’t think I’ve quite “taken them to that level” yet – I look forward to seeing where we end up. Enjoy.

heart-of-gold

If you would like to follow me on Instagram my handle is @makenapeet
and my Facebook page is Osseous Design.

Until next time, stay awesome!
Makena