Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Its 2016 already! WOW. Happy New Year!

Here are some current and future art projects I am excited about:

I created a Patreon Page! Now admierers of my art have a new way to support me as I create, and they get exclusive perks too like monthly art raffles, coloring pages, art prints and more. So be sure to visit and consider becoming my patron. 

I just surpassed 1000 followers on my youtube channel! I have over 60 videos uploaded and many more on the way. If you are not subscribed be sure to check out my channel here.

I have been offering monthly limited edition hand tea stained prints for just $10. The print above was last month's print. I am a day or two away from releasing January's print and I can hardly wait. Be sure to keep an eye on my FB and IG pages for more updates on when the print will be released into my etsy shop for collection. 

After receiving so many requests that I create coloring pages out of my art, I have obliged! I am releasing one original coloring page available as a digital download per month via my Patreon page. You can download my very first coloring page for FREE here. Otherwise, to have access to my monthly coloring pages all you have to do is become a Patreon for either $4 or $12 per month. The ultimate goal is to eventually build up enough of these pages to self publish my very own coloring book, and the support garnered via Patreon will help with the production costs so that the books can be affordable for all.

I am working with an all female skateboarding crew known as The Santa Cruz Lady Lurker's to produce the art that will be printed on their official skateboard deck.

I am continuing to work with local community outreach organization Alberta Art Works to create some community funded public art. The above is a very rough concept mock up for a mural I am working with them to create on the side of a local yoga studio. There have also been talks of being involved in two different group murals…so more on all this exciting mural business coming soon! 

So that is a taste of what already is, and what shall be in this new year. 

Here is a quick look back on 2015:

 Lots of awesomeness happened in 2015 and here are several highlights in no particular order:
 I attended my first comic-con, I made improvements in my spray painting techniques, treated myself to a tattoo, painted a big commissioned interior mural, painted two public bench murals, discovered my love for painting tea, participated in several wonderful group art art shows around town, began producing my own coloring pages, completed over 31 new illustrations for the Drawlloween challenge. 
2015 was full of the above mentioned and more including moments of loss, moments of oopsies, moments of WTF , but adversity makes us stronger. Its a delicate balance!

I am excited to see what opportunities, challenges and new understandings await us all in 2016. 

Much love always and thanks so much for the support!
-Chelsea Rose  

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