Tuesday

Farewell to The Goblin King




Eight Line Poem

The tactful cactus by your window
Surveys the prairie of your room
The mobile spins to its collision
Clara puts her head between her paws
They've opened shops down the West side
Will all the cacti find a home
But the key to the city
Is in the sun that pins
The branches to the sky



I think Carrie Brownstein said it best:
"It feels like we lost something elemental, as if an entire color is gone." 
RIP #DavidBowie 

Sunday

Welcome to 2016

Direction
di·rec·tion
dəˈrekSH(ə)n,dīˈrekSH(ə)n/
noun
  1. 1.
    a course along which someone or something moves. The course that must be taken in order to reach a destination.
    Where are you headed?
    Here's a little trail map drawing I did in continuation of my map series. Thinking about the new year and that feeling that everything is possible.












  2. SHOP ART

Monday

#winterishere

Happy Winter Solstice!
Today marks the shortest day of the year, a time when darkness becomes prevalent reminding us to focus our energies inward and follow our own internal light.

It feels like I just started this series, but it’s now been over a year, a surprise to me since consistency is not my thing. This is Skadi, the latest edition of my Seasonal Print Series, named after the goddess of winter in Norse mythology.

Prints will be available in my shop later this week. This is also your last chance to order Idun’s Fall before she gets discontinued.

This is the last project I’m wrapping up before the New Year. 2015 has been amazing creatively, but also intense and challenging in the way of finding that ideal work/life balance. Now it’s time to retreat, relax, and spend time with family and friends. Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!

SHOP ART


SHOP ART TEES
https://society6.com/lesinfin/tshirts

Wednesday

Love For Birds

"Around me are weeds high and green. We have let things grow, and I am thrilled by the density of the grass, the ants crawling across my ankle..."
Check out "A Study of Three Usual Birds" by Kaylen Mallard, featuring artwork by me, at #GulfStreamLitMag's Online Issue 14!
Memory of Water by Letisia Cruz

Monday

Limited Edition Art Box

Limited Edition Boxed Sets of my Seasonal Print Series are now available through my BigCartel Shop.  Each box contains the following four prints, plus a card about the inspiration behind the series.

SHOP ART







The prints are printed on archival quality fine art paper and packaged in beautiful clamshell-style archival art boxes.
All four of the prints included in the set are past editions of my Seasonal Series and have since been discontinued. This means they are no longer available for individual purchase and this is the only time they will be available.

Click here to order your Limited Edition Seasonal Print Series Gift Box.  




Click here to order your Limited Edition Seasonal Print Series Gift Box.  

About the series:
Time passes. Depending on your perspective, you may believe this to be fact or illusion. There is, however, no denying the fact that what we call “now” will become memory.

In most places the change of season is a marker for the passing of time. Miami is unique in that here the seasons do not markedly change. Those who have lived here a while might argue that there is a subtle shift in humidity levels and wind conditions, but mostly the change is slight. Leaves do not change color. Trees do not become bare. Winter never comes.

Inspired by the change of seasons and as a way to mark the passing of time in a place where the landscape obscures it, this Seasonal Print Series runs yearly and contains four prints--one for each season. Each print is only available for a limited time.

Get yours before they're gone! 
Click here to order your Limited Edition Seasonal Print Series Gift Box.


Tuesday

Trust Your Instincts

Everything I've encountered today seems perfectly fitting, as if the universe were personally addressing notes to me--leading me toward the positive and away from all that energy-draining drama.
Do you have these days? Sometimes you just have to stop, look around and change direction.
Thank the universe, follow your instincts, and set sail.





Read more: 10 Toxic People You Should Avoid Like the Plague

Thursday

Happenings

So this happened. 
It's the first time someone's had my artwork tattooed and I'm thrilled with the end result. Pictured here is my friend Rachel and the tattoo is of my illustration "Spellbound" from my Seasonal Print Series. The tattoo was done by Mindbender Tattoos in Oklahoma, which I will most certainly visit if I'm ever in the area.


In other news, tomorrow night is the opening of Evil vs Good, Bear and Bird Boutique+Gallery's Group Art Show in Lauderhill, Florida. I'll be there with this piece titled "Ephemeral Fly," which will be on display through November 14, 2015. Come by if you're in the area!



Wednesday

Art Inspiration - Lagertha

My recent obsession with Norse Mythology has been largely inspired by the History Channel's TV show Vikings. There is so much to love about Vikings, but the tale of Lagertha, a Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway and onetime wife of the famous Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, is my absolute favorite. Her tale, as recorded by the chronicler Saxo in the 12th century, may be a reflection of tales about the Norse deity Thorgerd.


Also, how’s this for art inspiration?!




Friday

Idun's Fall, Autumn 2015, Seasonal Print Series

In Norse mythology, the goddess Idun is the wife of Bragi, the god of poetry. She is the keeper of magical fruit and associated with eternal youth. Like Persephone in Greek Mythology, Idun is kidnapped from her homeland. Her departure, rather than affecting the growth of crops and vegetation, causes the gods to grow old. Here she is seen navigating away in a ship that resembles a constellation. The boat of stars was inspired by the I-Ching Diagram No 8, which is that of the Autumnal Equinox.

This is the Fall 2015 Edition of my Seasonal Print Series. 

Inspired by the change of seasons and as a way to mark the passing of time in a place where the landscape obscures it, this Seasonal Print Series runs yearly and contains four prints--one for each season. Each print is only available for a limited time. Read more about the inspiration behind this series at: 
lesinfin.bigcartel.com

 

Monday

Feeling Sketchy




Venturing Into New Materials...

I've wanted to offer wall tapestries since #Society6 first made them available but never got around to it...until now! I'm thrilled with these designs and excited to finally offer these gorgeous wall hangings in my shop.

Available in three distinct sizes, these tapestries are made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn finished edges. They're durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use and machine washable so you can even take them camping! Click here to check them out. 

Happy Monday!




Sunday

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad 2016

Harley Quinn
Stayed up past my bedtime last night playing with color and got carried away.
This one is much more colorful than anything I would normally do, but then Harley is a colorful gal. She’s been described as “casually homicidal, gleefully amoral, and mentally unbalanced.”
My kind of girl.
Prints and t-shirts are now available through my Society6 shop:

Click here to watch the Suicide Squad 2016 trailer