All about #the100dayproject on Instagram

Ok I'm doing it! I have a big hole in my portfolio and if you'll look at my website you'll see it. For the next 100 days I will be experimenting with ways to fill that hole. It will be all about hand lettering.

Here's the link to my Instagram Page. I hope you'll follow me and watch the process I go through as I work my way through letters and words! It's day 18 of 100 so there is still lots to see! Here's a sneak peek. :-)

Day #18/100 of the !00 Day Project!

Day #18/100 of the !00 Day Project!




New Diggs and New Work

Hey everyone, I've been out of touch for a bit. Three months without a studio while I searched, purchased and updated a fixer-upper. But I have finally moved in (as of a week ago Monday) and I am fairly settled! Here's a peek into my new work spaces. The creative juices are flowing and I'll have lots of new work shortly. Stay tuned!

Random Quotes Illustrated

Here is a peek of another series I am currently working on. In this one I randomly choose a quote from the Dictionary of Quotations printed in 1968. I open the book to any page, snap a photo and then use that as a basis for the artwork. I hope you'll follow me on this journey of exploration and experimentation.  All of the images in this collection are available to license for use on your products. They are currently available as prints on canvas or paper via Saatchi Art.

Rumi Illustrated

I am so excited to show you the first nine in a series of 365 days of creation, inspired by the poetry of Rumi. Via A Year of Rumi, I receive a poem each day via email. I read and then sit with the poetry in a form of meditation for a period of time. I then begin an intuitive drawing or painting.

These prints are available to you via Saatchi Art. I'd love to have you follow me on this journey. Please visit Saatchi Art and read the poetry that inspired each print. Feel free to "Heart" your favorites by hovering over the image, or leave me a comment. I'd love to know what you think.  Enjoy!

Illustrated Quotes

I've started a couple of new series for 2017. Here is a peek into one of them. This series is inspired by a book of quotes from a book published in 1968 titled Dictionary of Quotations. I thought I'd start on January 1st, but I just couldn't wait. Here is #01. I'd love to know what you think!

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A Fresh New Fall Color Palette

Fall is my favorite time of year. It's the season of my birth, and I wonder sometimes if that's why I love it so much. Or maybe it's the relief from the heat, humidity and the mosquito's here in Minnesota. As an artist,  I am normally drawn to reds and orange especially terra-cotta orange. These hues are abundant in every direction you look this time of year. Strangely enough, I've somehow found my way to this new fall color palette. I am enjoying the fresh new look and I'd love to know what you think?

©Jamie Kalvestran 2016