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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.

Women’s Voices Now – Support

34123_134193329932170_117731331578370_276664_1664830_nI’m supporting Women’s Voices Now and their first ever film festival. I’m lucky to be who I am, have what I have, and live how I live.  There are so many women out there literally fighting for their most basic rights. This is an organization that is helping them make their voices heard. Please check them out and join them on FB.  The short films are remarkable. These women have so much courage; they are an inspiration!


Women’s Voices Now is an organization that aims to empower women and give voice to the struggle for civil, economic and political rights. They are new, motivated, dedicated, and their first event is being held from the 17th to the 19th of March:



Women’s Voices from the Muslim World: A Short-Film Festival giving voice to women of all faiths living in Muslim-majority countries and Muslim women living as minorities around the world.


About the Film Festival: The Film Festival, pieces of which have been screened at the New York University, American University, University of Michigan, Dearborn and Simmons College is quickly garnering attention because of the timely relevance of its critical content to world affairs. “By providing on-line access to a collection of relevant stories told by women of all faiths and backgrounds living in Muslim-majority countries, we are filling a void in today’s available information,” says WVN Director of Fundraising Miriam Wakim. “These are the exact voices that are left out of traditional news sources,” continues Wakim, “no complete representation is possible without the participation of the exact people living that life.” In addition to themed film programs, the Festival includes exciting round-table discussions, book signings hosted by prominent authors, performance art pieces speaking to the issues addressed by the Festival and monitors playing the Festival’s experimental films.

For the complete schedule of films and events please log on to: http://womensvoicesnow.org/events

PacBlue Printing

Hi! I have another announcement to make today! The press release has gone out to announce my partnership with PacBlue Printing.  PacBlue is a Vancouver company that does SO MUCH MORE than print display material!  I got the full tour of their facilities and I’ve been buzzing with ideas for weeks!

I’ve been working with PacBlue for a while now, starting with getting all my paintings scanned and archived. You know it’s extremely important to get high resolution scans (or photos) of your art right? They have one of the best quality scanners possible (Cruse Scanner), so now all my new paintings get the high res treatment! PacBlue is also where I get my limited edition fine art prints made. That’s right  – Canadian Tiger and Zebramilk are printed on that gorgeous paper with archival inks and certificates of authenticity.

We’re going to be bringing out some new convention displays – banners, etc. plus lots of promo material. I’m excited to show off these new banners for conventions!  And even though many aren’t in Vancouver and you’d like to talk to PacBlue about getting some stuff made — they ship all over the world — so I can recommend them to absolutely everyone.

But even more exciting is that we’ve got some other products in the woodworks!  I’ll be launching a new online store very soon, and we’ll have some new limited edition art items for you, courtesy of the creative minds of d’Errico Studios and PacBlue Printing working together.

So there we have it! Another awesome company I’m partnering with, and that I can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.  They also have a really cool blog, and post interesting information and web finds on their Facebook and Twitter.  I’m really looking forward to all the great stuff we’ve got planned!