Hello!! My Etsy shop is now *OPEN*, so take a peek! ♥︎

Right now, I have greeting cards + stickers available, but if you have other goodies in mind that you’d like to see from me… don’t be a stranger! Feel free to send me a message anytime. ☺︎

If you’re one of the folks who’d like to buy a zine from me, don’t worry. Though I can’t say exactly when I’ll have those up, I pinky-promise that a mini-zine at least will be available in the unforeseen future. Heehee.

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Hello, friends! Sorry about the lull in activity here– got sidetracked by real life for a bit. 

I’m back to tell ya I’m part of a zine show+exchange, STACKS, at the always-wonderful Light Grey Art Lab; the show chronicles the past 30 years, from 1984-2014. And, they’re for sale~ mine’s here, find all of them here!

For my year, 2012, I collected & illustrated friends’ memories from the year, as well as my own. This was my first time directly working w/ risograph printing, which was all sorts of cool. (Shout-out to Walker Mettling of Ada Books/Providence Comics Consortium, who printed all these babies, & to my buddy, Hope Anderson, who trimmed them all at DWRI Letterpress! Check ‘em out!)

Also, these ~beautiful~ photographs of it were taken by Light Grey Art Lab. (So many thanks to the whole staff… for being patient while I had printing issues & the like. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.) 

OH! I’m way better w/ updates on Instagram (my handle: estrhong), so if you’d like to see more of what I’ve been up to, head on over there! I post personal stuff from time to time… so hey, get to know me~!!

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ilikeyouthanks:

cyclops witch gang, no two-eyes allowed.

ilikeyouthanks:

cyclops witch gang, no two-eyes allowed.

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ilikeyouthanks:

how to be sad, chapter one.

ilikeyouthanks:

how to be sad, chapter one.

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ilikeyouthanks:

🎒💌🎀 #sketchbook #doodle #selfie

ilikeyouthanks:

🎒💌🎀 #sketchbook #doodle #selfie

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ilikeyouthanks:

binge drawing like woah w/ these pens, i won’t be surprised if they dry out w/in the week… (i did this instead of sleeping)

here’s some more of me getting carried away with my new pens.

ilikeyouthanks:

binge drawing like woah w/ these pens, i won’t be surprised if they dry out w/in the week… (i did this instead of sleeping)

here’s some more of me getting carried away with my new pens.

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ilikeyouthanks:

i bought graphic + brush pens in red + blue. they are my nu favorite things.

~new pens~

ilikeyouthanks:

i bought graphic + brush pens in red + blue. they are my nu favorite things.

~new pens~

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Around a month or two ago, I started a project that would explore everywhere I’ve lived + the memories I associate with those places.

This is the first in the series– a look back to my childhood spent in Arcadia, California. 

A run-through of all the objects I painted + what particular memories they stand for: 

1. Barbie roller skates - They were used+given to me by a friend who, one time, made me electrocute myself by convincing me to stick a key inside an electric outlet.

2. Beach shovel + pail - Family beach trips + playing in the sand.

3. Dolphin - Holly Avenue Elementary School’s mascot. We moved right before I would have been placed in the Gifted+Talented program.

4. Runaway note - I “ran away” from home once. Really, though, I just sat outside the apartment + cried. 

5. Zebra finch - We had two as pets. My dad told us they escaped when he was cleaning out the bird cage. They probably died, instead.

6. Red nail polish - Our upstairs neighbor babysat my sister+me & would paint our nails while watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

7. Red fence - It was tall + closed off our apartment’s front entrance. I’d climb over it sometimes because I forgot the key to the lock.

8. Watermelon - When I was a kid, my family called me the Watermelon Queen because I loved watermelon so much, I’d eat the white rinds.

9. Mom’s cacti + other plants - I liked the aloe vera because it healed all my cuts.

10. Carpenter bee - Swarms of them would hover around the passion flower bush planted to one side of our apartment complex’s lawn. 

11. Earthworm - When it rained, I’d always go outside to collect all the earthworms. Then, I’d pile them inside this hollow metal pole outside the apartment’s front entrance.

12. Winnie, the wiener dog - My parents ran a mini-market called Alta Dena, and one of their employees asked us to take care of her dog for a week. I loved Winnie.

13. Stolen mail - I stole my neighbor’s mail once. Inside were two Jesus cards, and one of them had a picture of golden retriever puppies on them. I kept that one.

14. Monkey bars - My favorite school playground equipment was always the monkey bars. I had the tough, blistery hands to prove it, too.

15. Cookie - I was a Girl Scout. I was really shy about knocking doors + selling people cookies.

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My first venture into editorial work!!
Here’s my spot illustration in the NYTimes Opinion Pages, for a letter discussing parents demanding too much of their children. Click through to read the letter!
Many thanks to AD Alexandra Zsigmond for the opportunity!

My first venture into editorial work!!

Here’s my spot illustration in the NYTimes Opinion Pages, for a letter discussing parents demanding too much of their children. Click through to read the letter!

Many thanks to AD Alexandra Zsigmond for the opportunity!

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ilikeyouthanks:

quick intro to a new project #personalmap

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