Thoughts + ‘Advice’ at Two Years: Changing Careers, Finding Partnership and Accepting Balance

Something personal today. First Home. Last Sunset. This is my little corner of the world. I’ve lived here, on my own, since 2012. Yesterday was my last full day as its occupant : ( Today is my first day officially living with J : ) As I was moving out, I realized there are so many… Read More Thoughts + ‘Advice’ at Two Years: Changing Careers, Finding Partnership and Accepting Balance

‘In My World’ | Thoughts on Autism, Empathy and Our World

My first full-length illustrated book project is also going to be my first officially published illustrations! That’s pretty incredible. I wrote all about the story and illustration process on mimochai. This post is about my thoughts and reflections on what I learned about autism through this project. A Book For and About Autistic Kids Sometime last Fall, Jillian… Read More ‘In My World’ | Thoughts on Autism, Empathy and Our World

Project Recap: Urbana- A Video Game Love Story

Finished my second custom storybook! Crazy. I made this for a super sweet girl named Tiffany for her soon-to-be-husband Mike’s wedding gift. Tiffany is actually a long-time supporter of mine (from buying prints in the shop to custom drawings for her friend’s wedding), and after this process I feel like we’re friends even though we’ve never met in… Read More Project Recap: Urbana- A Video Game Love Story

Drawing on Photography in Photoshop: A Skillshare Class

I finished and posted up my first Skillshare class this week! People often ask me what I’m using to draw on photos. I think it’s more straightforward than it looks, but there are also useful Photoshop skills that can make the integration a little more advanced, so I thought it would be a good introductory-level technique to share.… Read More Drawing on Photography in Photoshop: A Skillshare Class

A Make Believe Reality: Thoughts & Reflections on the Themes of 2015-2016

(Finally finished this long post. Whew.) Happy to have finished the 2016 Make Believe Reality calendar! It’s a continuation of sorts from the one I made last year. I don’t intend to have this become a tradition, but I still like the concept and it’s a good year-end exercise for me to reflect. So I guess I’ll keep making… Read More A Make Believe Reality: Thoughts & Reflections on the Themes of 2015-2016

Back to [Blogging] Basics: Shopify v. WordPress

First post on the refreshed blog. I think it’s fitting to start with this learning: Shopify’s blog platform simply won’t cut it. Over a year ago I was deciding whether or not to use WordPress/Tumblr vs. Shopify’s native blogging platform, and I went with the latter due to supposed SEO benefits and wanting to have everything live together.… Read More Back to [Blogging] Basics: Shopify v. WordPress