Event: Paper Crown Gallery-Sneaker Swap


Event: Paper Crown Gallery-Sneaker Swap


Magazines you should Read: Hi-Fructose



This might seem like a no brainer to a lot of art readers out there, but a magazine I always recommend to growing artists or really anyone that just wants to keep up with what’s going on in the modern and contemporary art industry, is Hi-Fructose magazine. Very professional art magazine, always beautifully printed, and full of awesome articles about working artists. Give it a shot if you haven’t already!

I am in no way in contact with Hi-Fructose magazine, this is just a referral, one artist to another to read this magazine. Image ©Hi-Fructose

Web: http://hifructose.com/2013/12/17/hi-fructose-volume-30-preview/

Paper Crown Gallery – Arlington Heights, IL


Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you all a heads up about an awesome gallery in the suburbs of Chicago, called Paper Crown Gallery, run by my mentors Dennis, Jay and Jeff.

It’s an awesome street art and graffiti gallery in Arlington Heights, IL. I enjoyed the time I spent working for them last summer, and I think it’s a wonderful addition to the suburbs of Chicago. If you are an artist looking to sell your work? Contact them! If you want to buy a piece of art or get a commission, contact them! They do so much, and are all so talented.

Support the local arts by visiting and purchasing from Paper Crown Gallery!



1518 E Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005




ImageAudrey Kawasaki has become one of my very favorite working artists in the last year and a half or so. She does beautiful paintings of innocent/sexy girls using oil paints on a wood canvas. Her art is in museums in Europe and in various art museums in the states. She has been featured in both Hi Fructose and Juxtapoz magazine, along with various other art magazines. Her art is beloved by many, including singer and songwriter Christina Perri, who sang Jar of Hearts and 1000 Years. She has one of her pieces tattooed on her forearm.


Check out this girl! Her work is insane.

Website: http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/

Artists you should see: Leonidafremov on Deviant Art


Artists you should see: Leonidafremov on Deviant Art

Leonid Afremov

Wow, so, this man blows my mind. He paints with oils on canvas, only using a palette knife. I came across his paintings on Deviant Art about a year or so ago, and I have loved every piece he puts out. While I am not a huge fan of impressionism, I absolutely adore his work. I love his bright colors, the way he captures rain and light…Everything in me feels at peace when I see a painting of his.

So, if you love beautiful, colorful oil paintings, follow this man on Deviant Art. Beautiful work!


Movies you should see: Wolf Children by Mamoru Hosoda


Movies you should see: Wolf Children by Mamoru Hosoda

One of the very first things that got me into the art world was my love for Japanese animation. I started drawing Sailor Moon at the age of 9, and never stopped. I kinda fell out of the loop with anime once I got into college. I don’t find too many gems anymore, but this movie is one of the best anime movies I’ve ever seen in my life.
People are already praising this man as the next Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) Mighty big shoes to fill, in my opinion, but he is certainly well on his way in that direction.
Basic synopsis: A woman marries a werewolf and bears his two children. After he dies unexpectedly, she moves to the country where her children can choose which paths their lives will take. Human? Or Wolf?

This movie is easily now a favorite of mine and my boyfriend’s. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves anime, and loves a sweet story about love and family.

If you like this movie, and want to see more of Hosoda’s work, watch Summer Wars!

Wolf Children trailer: