It’s no secret that I am that person that’s completely obsessed with all things Harry Potter! Countless Hedwig’s, wands, Gryffindor blankets, and POP figures flock my house and when I send something by mail I always refer to it as sending an owl (some people get it, some people look at me like I have 4 heads)!
So of course when diving into watercolor on my iPad, my first full painting had to be Wizarding World inspired! I believe in constant learning in art, design and life in general. This summer I want to strengthen my illustration techniques, and I couldn’t think of a better way than being able to paint on the go on my iPad in watercolor. After a few Skillshare classes, I took one of the works I created in class a few steps farther and Potter-ized it, and now we have “The Car? How’d it go?”
Every third Monday in April we New Englanders get excited because it’s Patriots’ Day and the running of the Boston Marathon! When I lived in Boston for college (ok it was Newton but close enough!) the excitement in the air on this day was amazing plus there was no school or work. Unfortunately back then running didn’t mean to me what it does now, since I was just getting started and had never run a race. The summer after graduation I ran my first 5k in Worcester with some of my friends and became hooked. In those past few years I’ve run countless 5k races, a couple 10ks, the Newport 10 Miler (going again this year!) and even the Boston Half Marathon. Running is a form of therapy that proves mind over matter makes anything possible. Running is a mental and physical game. You can tell yourself in your head, you got this, breathe, push through, and you will finish.
I ran the Boston Distance Medley last year which included the 5k right before the marathon where we got to cross over that iconic finish line and experience the thrill of the crowd.
Below is the painting I made to commemorate the 2017 Boston Marathon. This race is on my bucket list and I will be chasing after my final Unicorn one day! Feel free to use this digitally for wallpaper and backgrounds. The Print will be up in the Etsy shop later today and all proceeds will go to http://bostonstrong.org/
Keep on running!