I’m excited to announce my newest painting is a contribution to “Femme” curated by Spoke Art and Juxtapoz Projects at Mana Contemporary. The exhibition is a followup to their successful and thought-provoking NSFW show about female identity and sexuality in art. My new oil painting, “Boobees”, is my creative response to the questions of what it means to be a female artist, or to explore female sexuality in art.
FEMME will open at Juxtapoz Projects, March 1st, from 6—10pm, at Mana Contemporay, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey. If you’re in the area, definitely check out all the amazing artwork from 40 contributing artists! For original artwork purchase inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
It begins! My convention season for 2019 is kicking off and coming up soon. This year I’m starting with Fan Expo Vancouver March 1-3! Find me at tables P01-02 in the Comic Guest section of the Exhibit hall. I’ll have new prints, bags, stickers, and more!
Emerald City Comic Con March 14-17
I’m coming ECCC! Find me signing at booth 108 from Thursday March 14-Sunday March 17th.
On Thursday March 14 you can hear me speak on a panel “Storytelling With Graphic Novels” from 4-5pm in room WSCC 603 along with speakers Tricia Narwani, Raya Golden, David Walker, Sarah Anderson, Judd Winick
On Friday March 15 I will be signing at Penguin Random House Booth# 2215 from 11am-12noon!
Check it out! New totes, drawstring bags and backpacks are coming to my conventions this spring, including FanExpo and ECCC! I can’t wait for you to see them, they’re made with a lot of love and new designs I know you’ll flip for!
Are you a hero or do you root for the villain, or both? I can’t decide, so definitely both! These new Hero Bee and Villain Bee pop culture inspired sticker sheets are coming to ECCC booth 108.
Get hungry, Seattle! Rainbow Roll Limited Edition vinyl toys by ToyQube are coming to booth108 to satisfy your appetites for all things cute and rainbowrific. The edition is limited to 500pcs worldwide, and after it’s sold out, it’s gone! So don’t miss your chance to add this little morsel to your collections.
Prints please! ECCC fans get ready for a plethora of beautiful artwork like my Sky Solo images debuting for their first time in Seattle. You’ll be able to collect prints like Godiva, Hydie, Sun Kisses, Wish Upon A String, Lovebug, and many other favorites too from booth108. Ask me to sign them for you!
This is my newest painting, “Ebb And Flow”! I’m so in love with how she turned out. I really pushed myself to embrace the overall theme, “Ephemeral”, of Modern Eden Gallery & Beautiful Bizarre Magazine‘s group showing. This lovely lady is a part of the group exhibition opening September 15th at Modern Eden Gallery! You can email original artwork inquiries to email@example.com to give this gal a forever home.
Get your purse on! I’ve opened preorders for my fuzzy bee handbags in 3 rainbow fuzzbutt designs! You can get one until June 29 when Preorders close over on my Etsy here! Each of these bumblerific bags is full printing on both sides, with a zippered pocket inside and a zipper on top to keep your goodies nice and safe! The straps are faux-leather too, and super sturdy! You can snag a new bag here!
As an extra bonus, when you preorder one of my fuzzy bee handbags, you’ll get a surprise vinyl bee sticker in your order! These fuzzy cuties will be a surprise for which color you get, and one will fly home to you with your new handbag when the bags are made! You can preorder your new bag here until June 29!
It’s almost here! I’ve been painting up a whole swarm of new fuzzbutt bees, Junebug release inspired toys, and making brand new embellished prints and goodies for this weekend! Check out what else is coming to Etsy June 16 at 9AM PST.
I’ve created original artworks in ink, graphite and new petite paintings for release on June 16 at 9AM PST! My original artworks often sell out within minutes, so be sure to set your alarms for right at release time. My First Dibs patrons on Patreon scooped some favorites already, so if you want the first chance to collect my new petite originals, you can sign up for First Dibs here.
I’ve hand-embellished new limited edition prints of my galaxy bee, “Nebula”! These 5×7″ sized signed & numbered prints made on fine at paper are releasing on Etsy June 16, at 9AM PST. There will be a very few AP prints (since First Dibs patrons had a crack at them!) so be sure to check Etsy here at release time!
New purses and cosmetic bags are coming to Etsy! These bee-utiful bags are sure to brighten up your wardrobe and be super handy while they do it! I only have a limited amount of each bag though, so if you see one you fall in love with, don’t miss out! They release June 16 at 9AM PST here.
More mugs! I’ve got more fun and fuzzy bee mugs coming to Etsy, along with some other designs too! They make awesome gifts, or you can always treat ‘yo self! They’ll go live on Etsy June 16th starting 9am.
Check out these awesome new Queenie hard enamel pins! This is a limited edition glitter colorway, they’re so sparkly! They’ll release June 16 at 9am PST, but the edition is limited and won’t be made this same glitter colorway again, so don’t miss out!
And I’ve got other fun goodies coming to Etsy too! Check out these new 4×6″ fuzzy bee prints, fans and pillows! The pillows even have removable covers so you can wash them and keep them nice and fresh. Only a handful of pillows will release on Etsy this Saturday the 16th though, so check right at release time 9am before they disappear!
When you order this weekend during my June 16 release, you’ll get new bonus release themed stickers with orders! USA recipients will also get Bentley wildflower seeds to help bees in your areas. Every little bit helps, and together we can do our part to conserve our local bees! I’ll also be giving bonus sketched on postcards to some lucky orders, and one extra lucky order will receive an original graphite drawing! Keep an eye out for release on June 16th at 9am PST on Etsy here!
Bees are coming! I’ve opened a new reward on my Patreon for all you fuzzbutt bee lovers out there. When you sign up to the Fuzzy Bee tier, or tiers with the Patreon-Exclusive bee print added, you’ll get a new 4×6″ Bee print every month! Each month will be a new bee, and the previous ones will be retired. So you can start your own Hive of rainbow goodness! These bee prints will ONLY be available to my Patrons as a special exclusive and thank you for supporting me here on Patreon. You can sign up too! Pledge for a monthly bee or other reward, and Patreon will collect the pledge on the 1st of every month. Then I can send you fun goodies like these little fuzzlers! If you have any questions about Patreon-Exclusive bees or other rewards, email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been busy as a bee creating lots of new artwork and lovely treasures for my big Bee release August 4th, 9AM PST on Etsy Here! This is an extra special release because I’ve partnered with Planet Bee Foundation and am fundraising to sponsor a brand new hive for the School For The Arts in San Francisco! Proceeds from my Bee Release Aug 4th will go towards making this new hive possible, and help educate students who also love art and helping the environment! Planet Bee Foundation is a 501(c)3 environmental education nonprofit based in San Francisco. Through their school programs, corporate teambuilding workshops, and public education, Planet Bee hopes more people will care for our environment and take action to have a positive impact on our interconnected world. To learn more about the work they do, visit here.
And by supporting my Bee Release, you can help your local bee populations too! My Etsy coordinator Asami will be adding bee conservation-approved Bentley wildflower seed packets to the first 150 orders shipping inside the USA. Different countries internationally have different rules about importing things like seeds, so these wildflower seeds can go to addresses inside the USA. But if you want to help bees in your area too, check out your local bee conservation organizations for info on how to help!
I have new signed and limited edition prints coming to Etsy Here on Aug 4th 9AM PST. There’ll be signed prints of Lemon Drop, The Beekeeper, Trinity and Alveare. And I’ve made hand-embellished limited edition fine art prints of Queen Beeatrice, Alveare, and Trinity too! I added metallic gold embellishments to each one, in limited and artist proof editions of between 2, 3, 8, 11 and 13pcs only. These beauties are made on heavy archival 300gsm Entrada paper and come signed & numbered, and are each embellished to give them a special personal touch!
The metallic gold paint really pops in the light! It’s amazing as a detail for the honeycombs and adding a touch of sparkly magic to the prints.
I’ve made a brand new collection of original bee paintings too! These little buzzy, bumbly beauties are between 2-4″ in size and come framed. I’m so inspired by bees, as primary pollinators in our natural world, I wanted to make them all different colors. Even a rainbow spectrum one!
I had loads of fun painting these little cuties, and I hope you love them as much as I do! Since they’re smaller petite paintings, they’re a great way for more types of collectors or fans who are new to collecting original art to get an original artwork in their own collections. Each petite bee painting is one-of-a-kind though, and small originals usually find homes quickly, so be sure to check here right at 9AM PST on August 4th.
Vintage plate fans, rejoice! I’ve made a wonderful selection of new bee-themed printed vintage plates together with my artisan plate printer at Beatup Creations featuring my bee themed artworks! There will be a variety of plate sizes and prices, from little petite saucer sized plates, up to big magnificent vintage plates. Each one is truly one-of-a-kind and no plate can be replicated twice, so if you fall in love with one, check right at 9AM PST release time here to add yours to your own hive!
Look at this lovely little family of rainbow bee printed saucers! I had 10 matching saucers and now each one is one-of-a-kind featuring its own rainbow bee. So even if an original oil painting isn’t in your future, you can bring one of my super colorful little bumble-buddies home in a different way as a one-of printed plate!
Handmade necklaces, one-of-a-kind totes, and one-of apparel are joining my Bee Release August 4th at 9AM PST! Each piece will have only 1 in stock, so check Etsy early Aug 4th at 9AM for the most selection.
These scarves are amazing! You’re going to love them even more in person. Each one is handmade and hand-cut in Canada, and is machine washable on cold (they like to be hang dried!). Supporting local businesses is really important to me, so by collecting one-of and hand-made goodies like these scarves, you’re helping local and small businesses too! Proceeds of all my Bee Release goodies are going towards sponsoring a new bee hive with Planet Bee Foundation in the School For The Arts in San Francisco, and USA orders will receive a packet of bee-conservation approved wildflowers to plant and help their local bees while supplies last. So let’s join together spreading love, education and art in support of the bees August 4th 9AM PST right here!
I’m so excited my Rainbow Release is almost here! I was inspired by my trip to Rome this month, it’s such a romantic and vibrant city, and I couldn’t help wanting to create artworks to express my joy for celebrating life and love! That’s why I’ve made new framed graphite drawings I’m including in my Rainbow Release tomorrow June 30, 9am on Etsy here.
I also made some lovely necklaces for release on Etsy tomorrow! I hand assembled each one and carefully chose each image to for each pendant frame. They’re a wonderful way to make art something wearable you can take with you day to day! Only one of each of these designs will release on Etsy June 30th at 9AM PST so snap up your favorite before it finds another home!
I’ve also made a small collection of one-of-a-kind vintage printed plates that will release ! Each one is a vintage plate that’s been printed on, and I carefully chose the artwork to compliment the plate design. There’s only 1 of each, so if there’s one you’re after, I suggest completing checkout with it right away before going back to shop for other less-limited goodies. Etsy shopping carts don’t hold the items on reserve, so it’s a race to finish checkout first. If you place another order afterwards, my Etsy coordinator Asami can help combine your shipments. 🙂
Also releasing tomorrow are a beautiful variety of tote bags! Many are one-of colorways, with strap+zipper color pairings I won’t make again! And I’m releasing some limited-run totes for folks to have more chances at a special bag. They’re double-sided and machine washable, and super strong! So don’t be afraid to use them and wash them! They’ll go live at 9am June 30th here.
There are also a handful of prints releasing for my Rainbow Release! Some are hand-signed, some aren’t, and some are super special Artist Proofs or retired prints! So make sure you read the descriptions carefully when you pick your favorites here on Etsy starting June 30th 9AM PST.
And as a special treat, 3 orders placed on June 30th for my Rainbow Release will get a bonus tiny art print with an original sketch on the back, made by me! I appreciate your support so much, and hope you love my Rainbow Release tomorrow June 30th at 9AM PST on Etsy Here!
It’s the most rainbowtastic month of the year! To celebrate Pride month, I’m putting together a collection of goodies for my Etsy that span the whole color spectrum, baby! My Rainbow Release is coming June 30th to The Camilla Store on Etsy Here, 9AM PST.
I’ve got a luscious collection of treasures that I hope you lovelies are a excited about as I am! I’ll release one-of-a-kind plates, original graphite artwork, hand-signed prints, one-of-a-kind and small run totebags, and more!
I have a very few one-of-a-kind vintage printed plates that will be available June 30th at 9AM pst! These usually find homes fast, so if you’d like to try and collect one, I suggest checking out the plate only right away. Putting items in the Etsy shopping cart doesn’t reserve them, they’re only confirmed once payment is confirmed, so best of luck! If you want to go back for more goodies that aren’t as limited, my Etsy Coordinator Asami can combine your orders if you message her afterwards.
One-Of and small run totes are coming! I’ll have a handful of one-of-a-kind designs, and if you aren’t able to nab one of those, I’ve made just 5ea of my Candy Escape painting series images in totes! These beauties are machine washable and super durable, so don’t be afraid to use them often!
Some prints are coming to my Rainbow Release too! You’ll be able to find prints of “Rainbow Roll”, “Pool of Tears”, “Puff” and more. They go live at 9am PST June 30, so mark your calendars!
Be sure to keep an eye open as more wonderful releases are revealed in the coming weeks! And follow @TheCamillaStore on twitter, instagram and Facebook Here for sneak peeks and all the news for The Rainbow Release June 30th 9AM on The Camilla Store on Etsy.
This International Women’s Day I’m celebrating by baring it all! I’m making my painting “Kitty Titties” available as an 11×17” signed print, and “Nips” is releasing for the very first time as a 12×12″ limited edition timed release print! From 12AM PST (Midnight) March 8th to 12PM March 10th you can collect these beauties in celebration of International Women’s Day from my eStore here!
If you’ve been following my art for any amount of time, whether it’s been a week, or for years, I hope you’ve noticed by now that I never set out to offend or put anyone down with my artwork. Life should be fun! We should be able to share art, laughter, and love. And these are the moments that brought “Kitty Titties” into the world via my paintbrush. She is a painting I made to keep in mind that when the world tries to come down on you- about your gender, or what or how you create, or who you are, you can push back and do it with a smile!
“Nips” is a painting I created in 2013 (for my “Spilled Milk” exhibition collection!), in response to years of pressure and criticism I received for depicting the nude female body in my artwork. “Nips” was my way of saying that being offended by painted breasts is as ridiculous as breasts lactating rainbows. North America often misconstrues nudity for sexuality, a belief I do not share. I grew up surrounded by European art culture through my Italian heritage and learned to appreciate how beautiful life and the human form can be whether that’s male and female, we are equal! So I’m sharing my contribution to Women’s Day as not just a female artist, or as a woman, but as a person who truly believes we must stand together in support of each other to reach equality and harmony. It’s time to free the nipple people, appreciate art for arts sake and see women and men as equals!
I hope you love these vibrant rainbow beauties as much as I loved painting them, and join me in support of Women’s Day! You can pick up one, or both, on my eStore here from March 8-10. I’ll be donating a portion of the proceeds of “Nips” prints sold to support both the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Research Foundation. After the order period closes I’ll print and sign them, so keep an eye open for shipping updates a few weeks after the timed release closes!