Hanafuda Suits

Hanafuda Suits

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Ten of the 12 suits of my “Interlude” deck are now complete. Stay tuned, remaining two suits will be unveiled in the upcoming weeks. If you are interested in supporting my project head on over to my Kickstarter page! These originals, as well as mini prints, fine art giclee prints, and of course the hanafuda […]

“Interlude” is LIVE on Kickstarter!

“Interlude” is LIVE on Kickstarter!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Earlier this year I began my Patreon project to illustrate my very own Hanafuda card deck as a long-term personal project for 2017. I wanted to challenge myself and put my own stylistic spin on the traditional illustrations used in Japanese Hanafuda cards.¬†Following the requirements of the Hanafuda deck, I set out to create 12 […]

Kelly McKernan’s Ultimate Art Giveaway!

Kelly McKernan’s Ultimate Art Giveaway!

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Blog | 456 Comments

You guys. YOU GUYS. This feels insane to write, but I’m about to hit 200,000 likes on Facebook and I’ve just crossed 90,000 followers on Instagram! These numbers are so hard to imagine, but the evidence that y’all are real people and chose to support me¬†is always there. I am so grateful for every kind […]

Recording & Livestreaming in the Art Studio

Recording & Livestreaming in the Art Studio

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Blog | 3 Comments

Since I decided to take my career seriously roughly around 2009, I’ve been trying to keep up with trends in social media and work on my personal strategy in order to boost my follower base and, in turn, improve sales of my work. One of the recent trends that’s taking off is recording the artist’s […]

On Being an Artist and a Mother – Year Two

On Being an Artist and a Mother – Year Two

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Blog | 5 Comments

I have had the intention of creating this blog post for months as a follow up to 2014’s “On Being an Artist and a Mother” post. Penny’s second year of life has been vastly different from her first, and subsequently, my career as an artist has had to adjust along with her growth. Even writing […]

2015 In Review

2015 In Review

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in Blog | One Comment

I really can’t believe I’m writing this post already! 2015 has been probably my most productive year as a career artist. In truth, I took on far more than I should’ve and really overworked myself, but so many incredible opportunities surfaced this year and I just couldn’t say no! I’m incredibly grateful to my husband […]

One Fantastic Weekend

One Fantastic Weekend

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

  I have the great pleasure of joining the instructor lineup of the upcoming One Fantastic Weekend workshop! It takes place November 5-8, 2015. If you haven’t heard of it yet, here’s the gist: One Fantastic Weekend is a four day on-site workshop for art entrepreneurs brought to you by the guys behind One Fantastic […]

Process & Techniques in Watercolor Instructional Video

Process & Techniques in Watercolor Instructional Video

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Blog | One Comment

I’m completely thrilled to share that my instructional video is finally available after many, many months of trial and error in creating it! The response thus far has been excellent, and I hope to be able to add reviews soon. More information, including purchasing info is below! Buy my product

Mounting Watercolor Paper to a Panel

Mounting Watercolor Paper to a Panel

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Blog | 41 Comments

For the last few months, I’ve experimented with mounting watercolor paper to a cradled wood panel for my work. The idea came from my friend and fellow artist, JAW Cooper. She wrote a tutorial on her own blog about this process. I’ve since adjusted just a few things for my own purposes, so I thought […]

Harbinger

Harbinger

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Blog, Uncategorized | One Comment

“Harbinger” has been one of the most time-intensive pieces I’ve created to date. It was created for the 3rd Annual Prisma Artist Collective show at Spoke Art in San Francisco, California, opening February 7th, 2015. I have greatly enjoyed creating work for every Prisma show I’ve been a part of, as the roster of the […]