April 30, 2018No Comments

Yokai Inktober Art Marathon

Every October there's an art marathon. You have a list of words for every day of the month. Last year I chose to draw yokai, Japanese ghosts and monsters. 31 supernatural tattoo sketches. They can be found in Instagram via #yokai_inktober. More about other yokai is at yokai.com.

I took classic yokai descriptions and reimagined them in a more modern way. All the sketches closer with descriptions down below.⬇

All these tattoo sketches are available to be tattooed by me. Check my other tattoo sketches too.

You can buy apparel and other stuff with these prints.

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February 28, 2018No Comments

Send Me Across the Sea, Vol 2

I was invited by Malisa Suchanya to participate in the cutest group art show. Each artist could submit up to 10 pieces plus prints and accessories. There were more than 50 artists.

I painted 10 watercolors with characters from my new ongoing comic project, Fog Mushroom. Masking fluid, watercolor + salt and watercolor pencils. Super fun ^___^

The show was a 2 day pop up event. We (Malisa, Dianna Xu and me) hanged everything the day before. Girls did a great job arranging all the art. Different works complemented each other in color and style.

So glad I took part in it and can't wait for the next one.

January 16, 2018No Comments

Design for Open Studios

My artist friend Melissa Mohammadi invited me to be a part of a group Open Studios. I shared Sawyer Street Studios with 5 other artists. Check the videos from the event.

San Francisco Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studio program in the country that showcases over 800 emerging and established SF artists in their studios.

I was the one responsible for all the design for our  Sawyer Street Open Studios. Here's what I came up with.


First, we needed a logo to put on all our materials. I tried different options and stopped on a simplified version of Melissa's house where we would have our Open Studio. I put it on our booklet, stickers, Facebook and Instagram.

Guide ad 

This event is organized with the help of ArtSpan, a non-profit organization, committed to cultivating a vibrant & accessible art community in San Francisco. They print Open Studios guide with all the artists' details to help to promote them. We decided to advertise there. My inspiration for the design were 60's. Their bold attitude. Therefore high contrast, black, white and yellow.

Booklet and Stickers 

We wanted to give out something to people. I designed a booklet with info about all 6 artists and stickers. Each artist had personalized stickers with little logo-house and their art printed on clear vinyl. They turned out super cute:)

Artist statement/bio 

Every time I visited an exhibition, I wanted to see an artist's photo near their art work. So I could find them in the crowd and talk. I decided to implement this to our little art show.

I printed each one's art statement and made everyone's polaroid photo. Loved the result:)

Open Studio Sign 

The task was to make a poster sign at the entrance. Since it was on the window I decided to make it on semi translucent paper, so some light would come through. I used my AxiDraw pen plotter to draw it. It came out perfect:)

December 14, 20172 Comments

San Francisco Open Studios

This year I took part in San Francisco Open Studios. Artists host this event each year. You can visit their studios, buy some art and have fun. Also it is the oldest and largest open studio program in the country. It showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios.

It was a great experience! Maybe because my friend Melissa Mohammadi invited other artists, whose works and personalities she liked. We shared her studio. I'm glad to meet these awesome abstract artists.

We made a video with art and interviews with each of the 6 artists at Sawyer Street Open Studios.

I also did all the design for this event: logo, fliers, stickers, etc. Read more about it:)

My set up:)

I had a nice entrance all for myself. Shelves worked perfectly.

Art by:

Barbara Bryn Klare/@barbarabrynklare

David Willburn/@david.willburn.studio

Joyce Conlon/@joycemconlon

Melissa Desmond Mohammadi/@melissamohammadistudio

Natasha Tsozik/@natasha_tsozik

Todd Hanson/@toddah.sf

June 19, 2017No Comments

Explorer Tattoo Conference

I was lucky enough to spend 3 full days of June at Explorer Tattoo Conference in Washington, DC. It is an event for professional tattoo artists who want to move our industry forward. Organized by super professionals: Teresa Sharpe (owner of Unkindness Art), Timmy B (owner NiteOwl Tattoo), Jes Farris and Jake Farris (owners of Studio 13 Tattoo), and Nathan Evans (owner of Killjoy Tattoo).

What happened there

Every day was filled with lectures and discussions by great presenters. Therefore I learnt a lot of new things on color theory, equipment, composition, visual storytelling and technique. And we even had an opportunity to be reviewed by a presenting artist. I had a nice talk with Cody Eich. Love his art so much and want to get a tattoo by him when he opens his books:)

Each attendee even got a bag full of presents: conference t-shirt, ink, aftercare, tube and needle samples, and signed print by Teresa Sharpe.