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New Artwork for Corey Helford Gallery Romantics Exhibition

This is my newest oil painting, Rosa! I’ve contributed a brand new original painting to Corey Helford Gallery’s New Romantics group show, curated by Caro and opening July 28th. I’m so excited! I’m a hopeless romantic at heart. My piece is loosely inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story The Nightengale and the Rose. It’s a tale about unrequited love and ultimate sacrifice… all the good stuff! If you’re in the LA Area you can view the original painting the whole exhibition starting July 28, 7-11pm and on display until Sept 1. To inquire collecting my new original painting please email sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com

Sky Exhibition Opens Tonight

Today is the day!  My soloshow “Sky” opens at 7pm tonight Corey Helford Gallery in  Los Angeles! It took me over a year to create this collection of paintings and drawings. This is my most diverse showing to date. This exhibition represents who I am as a person and as an artist. I want my art to be my voice of unity and acceptance. I believe we all deserve to be treated equally regardless of our skin tone, our sexuality, where we come from or our shape. Whether you have pale skin, vitiligo, freckles or curves, I hope to empower people and to show the world that we should love each other’s uniqueness!

This show is a culmination of many sleepless nights, and both tears and joy, so I can’t wait for you to see it! I’ve poured my heart and soul into this art! If you can’t make it to the opening don’t fret! You can email sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com to inquire available originals from my show.

I wish you all the love in my heart! Sending my love and squishes from here in Chicago! You can check out my solo show video on YouTube Here!

Happy New Year! A look back at 2017

Here’s MY personal Best Nine of 2017. 🎉 This year has been a crazy, unexpected whirlwind! Especially for me creatively. So I wanted to look back and choose 9 pics from my feed that I think made a mark on me as an artist. 🖌 It’s important to look back to see how we grow and change and take notes for the future. This year I expressed many sides of my personality, the fun side with my fuzzbutt bees, 🐝 the environmental side with the 3 eyed Ajna, 🌍 the ridiculous side with my zombees. 💀 I opened up in ways I hadn’t before, like sharing my fan fiction art through Patreon (Bethyl forever!), deciding to channel love over hate with my new @coreyhelfordgallery show “Sky”. I pushed myself technically with “La Madre” one of my biggest most intricate paintings to date, I painted a boy, “Dorian Grey” mixing rainbows and literature, 🌈📖 I spent a year completing my rainbow fox, and I brought my love of doll furniture together with my love of custom toys! I published my first ever online comic “Davinchibi” and launched my Etsy with the help of Asami! Tasha, my amazing coordinator knocked it out of the Park this year! She helped me build my Patreon and so much more. 🙌 I did things this year that I hadn’t done before, traveled more than ever and took creative risks. It hasn’t been an easy year, I think many can relate.😌 This year forced me to push myself to work harder and deal with tragedies. 2017 almost felt apocalyptic. Hate surfaced in ways I didn’t expect and it hurt my heart so gravely that I changed my entire direction for my solo show for Corey Helford next year. I decided to take a stand for my beliefs that ALL humans are equal.💖 I want my art to inspire and heal, to bring people together, to spread love. I hope that I’ve brought smiles to your faces and been there through the hard times. My new motto is “Love over Hate”.💞 I have some big plans for next year, I talk about them here on my new Huffington Post interview. You can read it here!  Now that the year is ending it’s time to look forward to what we can accomplish in 2018! 😊 Stay strong and let your freak flag fly my lovelies!! I can’t thank you enough for all your likes and comments and support. You make me so happy! 😁 I want to wish you the Happiest New Years ever! Let’s celebrate with love! Big hugs and all my best!

Bumble Rumble Black Friday Release Is Live!

It’s Bumble Rumble time! Unleash the swarm!

 

I’m so excited for you all to enjoy this year’s Black Friday event on both my Etsy and Custom Print Shop! Remember to use your code FREESHIPBF for free worldwide shipping on your order Nov 24-27!

Bonus Thank You Goodies

Order between Nov 24-27 and receive new stickers and one of my new temporary tattoo designs while supplies last. (I made a lot, but try and order early just in case!)

Orders $75+ will get a Black Friday exclusive giveaway postcard!

If you order $150+ you’ll get a different postcard with an original sketch on it instead!

And 2 lucky orders placed during my Bumble Rumble release (First Dibbers included too, learn about First Dibbs here) will receive one of two original drawings as a special thank you gift in their order!

Lots of new goodies, apparel, plates, originals and more are now live on Etsy! Scope out these new goodies you’ll be able to find in my Bumble Rumble release.

For a limited time you can snag one of my retired print Mystery Bundles for only $50! These are a great way to add something you may never have seen before to your collection, or give as gifts to friends and family! You can get one here.

And you can find new prints on my custom print shop too! I’ve added Weaver, Le Cirque de Miel and Ajna to my custom print library. Get yours with free shipping by using the code FREESHIPBF but remember custom prints are made-to-order so please expect 2-3 weeks production time. 🙂 And as always thank you for your amazing support for my artwork!

 

Get Ready To Bumble Rumble release Nov 24

Who’s ready to Bumble Rumble? The swarm is coming! Oh mama have I got so many fun new things for all you lovelies releasing Nov 24 at 9am PST on Etsy Here. You’re going to love it! Here’s a roundup of just some of the goodies you’ll find when I unleash my swarm of treasures, giveaways and sales  for Black Friday’s Bumble Rumble Release. Remember to use the code FREESHIPBF on Etsy and my Custom Print shop Nov 24-27!

Original Artwork

 

There will be original 5×7″ framed graphite drawings releasing! Each is one of a kind, and a great way to start collecting small original artworks. I’ve been inspired by the ocean and mermaids while I make my next coloring book, so some fun fishy friends are joining the release on Etsy Nov 24 at 9AM PST!

 

Printed Vintage Plates

 

Plates a plenty! I made a new collection of printed vintage plates for my Bumble Rumble release. Some lucky collectors have snapped up some favorites as part of their Patreon First Dibs reward (Click here for details on getting First Dibs) but I still have plates coming to Etsy Nov 24 at 9AM PST! Each one is an authentic vintage plate that I’ve carefully paired an image with, and made into beautiful art! 

 

Original Paintings

 

I can’t stop painting bees! Trust me, if you tried to stop me, I’d probably tell you to buzz off 😉 ha ha! But seriously, I love these little fuzzbutt bumble babies! Some original petite bee portraits are releasing on Etsy here on Nov 24 at 9am PST. Original artworks usually find homes really fast though, so set your alarms and check early for the most selection!

Handmade Jewelry

I’ve made some little treasures for my Bumble Rumble release! You can find hairpins and necklaces releasing Nov 24 at 9AM PST on Etsy here.

 

One-of Apparel and Scarves

I know you guys just love wearable art, so I’m releasing some during my Bumble Rumble release! These are limited and one-of items, so if you spot something you love in a size that works for you, snap it up! Because they won’t bee here for long. 😉

Bags

Some bags are coming to Etsy too! There will be one-of and small quantities of tote bags, and a few of my bags from Liveheroes! You can get yours with free shipping during my Bumble Rumble release by using the code FREESHIPBF

Pins, Postcards and Prints

Look at these busy bees! I’m releasing new bee prints, postcard sets and hard enamel pins as part of my Bumble Rumble release Nov 24 at 9am PST. There will be hand-signed 5×7″ prints, and 11×14 prints of my painting images Cirque du Miel and Weaver, and 12×12″  Ajna prints.

I’m also releasing a limited edition hand embellished 5×7″ bee print I embellished with glitter! They’re signed and numbered in an edition of 25pieces only, and once they’re sold out, the edition won’t be remade!

Check out these sweet little bee hard enamel pins! They have glitter in the wings, and a locking clutch backing to keep them right where you put them.

These 3-piece postcard sets are coming Nov 24 at 9am PST on Etsy! Send them to your friends, or keep them in your collection! You can get free shipping on your order with the code FREESHIPBF Nov 24-27

Save on Prints And Free Shipping

Save on select prints Nov 24-27 on Etsy! You’ll be able to choose from a variety of hand-signed prints, and you can use the code FREESHIPBF to get free shipping on Etsy or my Custom Print Shop Nov 24-27! Keep in mind prints from my custom print shop are made to your order, so please expect a few weeks for your prints to be made!

Gifts with Orders

I’ve made new goodies as a Thank You for your support! When you order during my Bumble Rumble release Nov 24-27, you’ll get stickers and a new temporary tattoo in your order! Orders of $75+ will receive a special Black Friday postcard, or spend $150+ and receive a sketched postcard instead!

And as an extra special Thank You, I’m going to include an original bee drawing in 2 random orders during my Bumble Rumble Release Nov 24-27 (Patreon First Dibbers included!) I made these cute little bees themed around Black Friday! I had fun making the black on on Sakura of America Gelly Roll pens and black paper. Check them out if you get a chance!

 

Halloween Release is now Live!

 

It’s time! My Halloween release is here and it’s a doozy! You can check it out on Etsy Here for lots of new artwork, petite original oil paintings, signed prints, hand-made necklaces and one-of-a-kind totebags, fun halloween themed goodies and more!

Original Artwork

It’s a Zombee outbreak! I’ve made a full series of Walking Dead chibi themed graphite drawings, and they’re fighting Zombees! (Get it? So punny!) Each 5×7″ drawing comes framed, and will include glow in the dark creepy crawlies with your order!

I’ve also released my Walking Dead inspired artworks as a postcard set! So you can collect all 6, and if you order them during my Halloween Release you’ll get a bonus Arachnia button too!

I have a small handful of original petite oil Lover’s Eye themed paintings now live on Etsy here! These little beauties are a great way to make an affordable original artwork part of your collection.

A collection of one-of-a-kind totes and plates is available now! Each one is unique and there’s only 1 of each design, so snap yours up quickly here!

 

There are lots more goodies to see, and orders placed during my release will have a chance to receive a bonus signed Tanpopo postcard or even an original Zombee graphite drawing I made! Check out my full release here and Happy Halloween!

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Crime on Canvas Exhibition Opens Tonight

I’m so excited to share my newest oil painting with you lovelies! This is “Weaver” and she’s a 10×12″ oil on wood panel painting I made for the Crime on Canvas exhibition, hosted by M Modern Gallery at the Life is Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas! The show opens tonight, Sept 22 at the Western Hotel in downtown Las Vegas from 4-6pm. If you’re in the area, you should check it out in person! You can contact the gallery here for original artwork purchase inquiries about adding Weaver to your collection.

Join My Adventure Club on Patreon

I’m super excited to share a new project I’ve been working on for you lovelies! I’ve launched my band new Patreon page! Patreon is a place where I can connect more with my supporters and share more new art, behind-the-scenes looks at my process, and even what’s most important to me like Loki and my secret hobby (oh yeah, did I mention I secretly write fanfictions about Walking Dead and vampires??). It’ll be like joining my Adventure Club to share in my creative process!

One of the things I’m most looking forward to (and terrified of!) is sharing my fanfiction writing. But after I started mentioning it’s my hobby when I’m at conventions, or have visitors in my studio, everyone’s so excited and supportive to hear about it! So I’m taking the plunge and going to put it out there! Now you can subscribe for chapters of my Walking Dead fanfiction I titled “Loss And Gain”. I’ll add new chapters every month! This story is about WHAT IF Beth had survived being shot. What would happen to her and the group if she met up with them again? What if Beth and Daryl could finish their conversation in the kitchen? And what happens when they face off against Skin Walkers, a serial killer, and a herd of walkers!

I also have a lot of ideas for behind-the-scenes process content to offer only through Patreon. Finally I can do things like offer one-on-one portfolio reviews, share more videos, time-lapses, photos from my studio, and art that I make that doesn’t get posted on social media.

Patreon’s also a great way to get your own commissioned artwork! Every month I’ll be taking a small number of drawing and fuzzy bee painting commissions. You can sign up here!

There are loads of cool goodies and giveaways I have planned too. I’ve got to stop myself from giving everything away though, so you can come see what’s new here! I’m so thankful for your support for my art. Honestly, I can’t do what I do without your support, and by making contributions to me and my artwork you support a lot of small businesses and independent creatives I work and collaborate with too. It’s a big, wide, wonderful and amazing chain of being able to create and share all the rainbows and manga art in my heart with the world. And I thank you so much! So come check me out on Patreon!

New Paintings for Bee Release August 4 on Etsy

It’s almost here! My Bee Release on Etsy is coming August 4th at 9AM PST and I couldn’t be happier! For this release I’ve teamed up with Planet Bee Foundation to raise funds towards sponsoring a brand new beehive for the School For The Arts in San Francisco. Planet Bee Foundation have been so amazing to work with already at our Save The Bees panel at San Diego Comic Con. If you haven’t read about them here yet, their Mission Statement is:

Planet Bee Foundation is a 501(c)3 environmental education nonprofit based in San Francisco. Their mission is to create a green-minded generation and inspire environmental stewardship through the teaching lens of the struggling honey bee and the power of individual action. 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.

I had such an amazing time painting all my lovely fuzzy little bumblebees for release tomorrow. And I have more to share with you! Keep an eye open for these cuties joining the release.

Each bee is framed and one-of-a-kind. So if you have a favorite, I suggest trying to complete the checkout process right away. Items in the shopping cart on Etsy are not reserved, so the first person to check out completely will get their treasure of choice. Then if you make another order, my Etsy coordinator Asami can combine them for you.

I’m making Beekeeper hand-embellished prints a part of my Bee release too! These beauties are 12×16″ prints and come signed & numbered in an edition of 13pcs with 2 Artist Proofs available. They release on August 4th at 9AM PST here, so set your alarms!

I’ve made a handful of one-of-a-kind apparel and a bee collage towel for my Bee release! There’s only 1 of each and sizes are limited, so if you fall in love with one, don’t delay! The first 150 orders shipping inside the USA will also receive a Bentley wildflower seeds packet to plant and help bees in their area. So get ready for release on Etsy right here August 4th at 9AM PST!

New stickers and sticker sheets are releasing on Etsy too! You can choose between a big fuzzy 3″ Rainbow bee sticker, or a sticker sheet of lots of new pollinator friends! Pick yours up starting August 4th at 9AM PST here.

The Bee Release is Coming Aug 4th!

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.

Can you even bee-lieve this amazing towel?!

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!

 

Photo credit Britney Berrner