Drawing in the Fairy Garden

Drawing in the Fairy Garden | Ekaterina Orlovie

This weekend, Jeremy surprised me with a visit to a gorgeous fairy garden! You can read more about our visit on his blog but I also wanted to quickly share some quick snippets and what I ended up drawing. I sketched a lot of the fairy houses (there were so many!) and flowers. My favorite was this castle that was half covered with wild grass and little daisy flowers – it really looked like it had been there for ages!

Drawing in the Fairy Garden | Ekaterina Orlovie

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Monster Zine

Monster Zine | Ekaterina Orlovie

I love, love monster movies! Zombies are my first favorite, but I think the most impactful monsters are the Universal Monsters. If you think of Frankenstein’s monster, for example, you instantly think of Boris Karloff. The look is really iconic. So I wanted to play around with zombie imagery, and not necessarily taking on the iconic looks but exploring how we approach it.

Monster Zine | Ekaterina Orlovie

I collected all the relevant art into a zine which was a lot of fun to make! A lot of my images are drawn with watercolors, which by its nature is very zen, but paired with horror takes on a new atmosphere. Plus, the art is paired with written excerpts from Jeremy Fishell (that’s my amazing husband) which gave the whole zine a zombie survivor journal vibe.

I hope you like it! You can pick one of these up in my Etsy shop – we only printed 12 this time, and we’ll definitely be making a second volume (maybe on witches??) and you can stop by my Instagram for future updates.

Visiting Renegade Craft Fair in LA

Renegade Craft Fair LA 2017

When it’s 102 degrees out, normal people stay inside and enjoy civilization through Netflix, or YouTube, or anything that is indoors and has A/C. So naturally, on Sunday, we braved the heat and went out to the Los Angeles State Historic Park to bask in the gloriously creative Renegade Craft Fair. Maybe it sounds a bit dramatic, but seriously the sun was like this —

via GIPHY

Here’s what we found!

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