Reblogging some oldies because I’m finally on an official summer break! Back soon with some new work!

Reblogging some oldies because I’m finally on an official summer break! Back soon with some new work!

Mixed media on paper, 8”x10”. Also available as a print.

Mixed media on paper, 8”x10”. Also available as a print.

Some recent fashion illustration work I did for Emmelle!

Some recent fashion illustration work I did for Emmelle!

A little peek at something I’ve been working on!

A little peek at something I’ve been working on!

Busy with some client work — lettering inspired by piano interiors! Gouache on paper.

Busy with some client work — lettering inspired by piano interiors! Gouache on paper.

I still can’t believe it’s over! Firefly was absolutely amazing, and I’m so thrilled to have met so many cool people! A huge thanks to all who let me paint their TOMS at the Style Your Sole event. It’s not everyday I get to have the Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, Imagine Dragons, and the Lumineers (among others!) playing LIVE as my background music while working! Such an incredible experience, so much kick-ass music (Sleigh Bells, you made my night), and most of all, so many inspiring new friends. I miss it already!

Special shout-outs to Tumblr friends aksevareid.tumblr.com (her art is rad!), retroboogers.tumblr.com, mauvelauve.tumblr.com, dogdark32.tumblr.com, and letsendunhappiness.tumblr.com! Y’all are the best!

XXX

SURPRISE! I’m sneaking away from NYC for a mini-vacation in Dover, Delaware for… the Firefly Music Festival!
Actually, it’s not really a vacation — Friday, Saturday and Sunday I’ll be working with TOMS from noon ‘til nine, as part of their Style Your Sole event! So Tumblr friends, come keep me company and I’ll paint you a pair of custom kicks and we’ll listen to bands after. Ok? Ok!

SURPRISE! I’m sneaking away from NYC for a mini-vacation in Dover, Delaware for… the Firefly Music Festival!

Actually, it’s not really a vacation — Friday, Saturday and Sunday I’ll be working with TOMS from noon ‘til nine, as part of their Style Your Sole event! So Tumblr friends, come keep me company and I’ll paint you a pair of custom kicks and we’ll listen to bands after. Ok? Ok!

And a bunch of high-fives go out to all of you who helped buy a print and raise money for the Ali Forney Center! Sorry I’ve been so behind schedule, but all of your packages are officially on their way to you! Thanks to your support and the donations of others, a total of over $13,000 was raised for the homeless shelter. I cannot thank you enough for your amazingness!
Special shout-outs go to: Stacy Parker Le Melle, StacyParkerAab.comSam Sadigursky, SamSadigursky.com Judith Corro, CostaRecicla.org Chrissy Boylan, ChrissyBoylan.com Katie Parker, Katie-Parker.com Urzhin Abidueva, beijingduckkk.tumblr.com Stephanie N., thatsenoughyounglady.tumblr.com Stefania Molinari Liz Lamoste
Y’all are the best! XXX

And a bunch of high-fives go out to all of you who helped buy a print and raise money for the Ali Forney Center! Sorry I’ve been so behind schedule, but all of your packages are officially on their way to you! Thanks to your support and the donations of others, a total of over $13,000 was raised for the homeless shelter. I cannot thank you enough for your amazingness!

Special shout-outs go to:
Stacy Parker Le Melle, StacyParkerAab.com
Sam Sadigursky, SamSadigursky.com
Judith Corro, CostaRecicla.org
Chrissy Boylan, ChrissyBoylan.com
Katie Parker, Katie-Parker.com
Urzhin Abidueva, beijingduckkk.tumblr.com
Stephanie N., thatsenoughyounglady.tumblr.com
Stefania Molinari
Liz Lamoste

Y’all are the best! XXX

Gouache on paper, 8 1/2” x 11”. Also available as a print.

Gouache on paper, 8 1/2” x 11”. Also available as a print.

Ink and gouache on paper, 8” x 11”. Also available as a print.

Ink and gouache on paper, 8” x 11”. Also available as a print.

My friend Lisa Currie is the best and I’m super psyched to be part of her Scribble Project show!! If you’re in Melbourne, do visit — Lisa is the loveliest and I miss her dearly! (Sadly, I won’t be there, but the scribble sheet I doodled will! Along with the doodles of a bunch of other cool artists!)

My friend Lisa Currie is the best and I’m super psyched to be part of her Scribble Project show!! If you’re in Melbourne, do visit — Lisa is the loveliest and I miss her dearly! (Sadly, I won’t be there, but the scribble sheet I doodled will! Along with the doodles of a bunch of other cool artists!)

Super limited edition, numbered and signed fine art prints available (only 25 in existence!) to help support the Ali Forney Center! $20 includes shipping, and each package will come with a random, hand-drawn surprise fortune! Just drop me an email at sirin at sirinthada dot com to order, or for more info.
Even better, if you’re in NYC, you can still buy tickets to attend the fundraising event on Tuesday, May 20 (tomorrow night!) and pick one up from me in person! ***UPDATE: the event is now sold out! Yay! But of course you can still donate!***
Read more about Stacy Parker Le Melle’s fundraising initiative here. Always inspiring to see so much good, creative energy coming together to fight against homophobia, and help the homeless.

Super limited edition, numbered and signed fine art prints available (only 25 in existence!) to help support the Ali Forney Center! $20 includes shipping, and each package will come with a random, hand-drawn surprise fortune! Just drop me an email at sirin at sirinthada dot com to order, or for more info.

Even better, if you’re in NYC, you can still buy tickets to attend the fundraising event on Tuesday, May 20 (tomorrow night!) and pick one up from me in person! ***UPDATE: the event is now sold out! Yay! But of course you can still donate!***

Read more about Stacy Parker Le Melle’s fundraising initiative here. Always inspiring to see so much good, creative energy coming together to fight against homophobia, and help the homeless.

I did a little interview over at IX Daily! A big thank you to the lovely Cristina Gagliese!

I did a little interview over at IX Daily! A big thank you to the lovely Cristina Gagliese!

Gouache on paper. 9” x 12”. Also available as a print.

Gouache on paper. 9” x 12”. Also available as a print.

There’s been some really hateful, homophobic signage posted by a church in my neighborhood of Harlem — but rather than focus on the hate, the amazing Stacy Parker Le Melle and other inspiring peeps have decided to join forces and respond by hosting a benefit night for the Ali Forney Center, a local LGBT homeless shelter.
According to the Center, every night in New York City, 3800 young people are homeless, and 40% of those youth are LGBT.  Many homeless kids have been pushed out of their homes due to religious-based rejection. As Stacy explains, “the sign is not just a sign — it’s a visual torment to already vulnerable, and often sexually-exploited, youth in our neighborhood.” ‘No Time for Hate: A Benefit for the Ali Forney Center at Maysles Cinema’ is a “chance for our community to get together to learn, listen, and see what we can do as allies.”
I was honored to help do a little drawing for the event poster, and also to create this little series of limited edition, signed prints, which I will be selling at the benefit night, and later here on my site. All proceeds will go to the Ali Forney Center, minus printing costs.
Hope to see you Tuesday, May 20 — tickets, event details and info on how to contribute over here! And read about it in the Huffington Post over here!

There’s been some really hateful, homophobic signage posted by a church in my neighborhood of Harlem — but rather than focus on the hate, the amazing Stacy Parker Le Melle and other inspiring peeps have decided to join forces and respond by hosting a benefit night for the Ali Forney Center, a local LGBT homeless shelter.

According to the Center, every night in New York City, 3800 young people are homeless, and 40% of those youth are LGBT.  Many homeless kids have been pushed out of their homes due to religious-based rejection. As Stacy explains, “the sign is not just a sign — it’s a visual torment to already vulnerable, and often sexually-exploited, youth in our neighborhood.” ‘No Time for Hate: A Benefit for the Ali Forney Center at Maysles Cinema’ is a “chance for our community to get together to learn, listen, and see what we can do as allies.”

I was honored to help do a little drawing for the event poster, and also to create this little series of limited edition, signed prints, which I will be selling at the benefit night, and later here on my site. All proceeds will go to the Ali Forney Center, minus printing costs.

Hope to see you Tuesday, May 20 — tickets, event details and info on how to contribute over here! And read about it in the Huffington Post over here!