Friday, January 15, 2016

Poem Collaboration

tonight I will pretend
I can shoot water from my fingertips
in the shower
tonight I will imagine
the carpet is made of lava
and the couches are the rocks

tonight I will pretend
a blanket tied around my neck
makes me Wonder Woman

tonight I will imagine
my room is being sieged by dragons
and I, the princess, must slay every single one

I will pretend I can go back.
childhood fascinations
by Allyssa Barker

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

New Discoveries

I have found I like hand lettering! At first, I thought "oh no! Not another hobby!" As it turns out, hand lettering only enhances my book binding. Now I can create custom labels for my books and personalize them further. I also wonder if it'll be an asset to my illustrating as well. 

In the meantime, I am copying other artists designs to learn style and design. It is so fun to make the most mundane of lists and information beautiful. 

I have a lot more practice to put in, but I hope to eventually have handwriting as nice as my moms!

About Me

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I am an illustrator, bookbinder, painter, doodler, list-maker, and wife. I love food. I am what can be categorized as a dabbler. I love trying new things, but I always come back around to art and illustration. I just can't help it.