Saturday, December 8, 2012

Post its show at Giant Robot 2!


This year I got invited to Giant Robot's Post-its show! There's quite a few post-its of mine there. I'm so fucking thankful to be working with GR. They put on such amazing shows and i'll be showing along artists i admire. Coming full circle!

As some of you know i originally wanted to be a fashion designer (long story how i wound up here). Artists like Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg made me decide that if I went into art I could make it. Seven years later! BAM!

The show opening is tonight and will be open until the 16th! But don't wait too long because all the good ones will be taken first. There is a line queueing outside Giant Robot as I type!

For those of you wondering, yes I'm still on break. It's been a wonderful month of contemplation and I'll still be taking more time. But I'll be back around January with a vengeance! xo

Edit: Just found out that Gary Baseman is in the show! *o*

Friday, November 2, 2012

This isn't goodbye, i promise

Important announcement!

It's been a wonderful year. I couldn't be any more thankful for your support and kind words! However, i'll be closing my shop down (and going on blogging hiatus) for a while. One month, two, three? I'm not sure.

I haven't made this decision lightly. I've been mulling it over for a long time. I need a break from technology, more time to get out there to live, and space to experiment. I'm pretty damn close to burning out and instead of continuing to go i will heal.

SO, there will be one last sale. Grab what you want now because i won't be back for a while! I'll also be discontinuing most, if not all, of the current prints. If you can't afford to, please spread the word. Every little bit of help is appreciated.
(Enter: GETWELLSOON for 20% off everything. includes originals! Sale ends on 11/13, shop closes 11/15. Thank you. ♥)


P.S.- When i come back i'll be better, fresher, and with more moxie! See you then my lovelies 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

You don't own me

You don't own me

If you ever meet me and ask me what my paintings mean i will silently pause. I will studder and babble. I have a hard time articulating art into speech.

Turning the impossible into images? Great! Articulating things into written words? Sure!

So if you ask i will most likely say: "It's up to interpretation. No answer is wrong." But never doubt that I have good intentions. Art about struggle and triumph. About self empowerment and bringing our dreams into reality.

If there is something you've been putting off until the "right time" let me tell you something. There is no perfect time and you can always find an excuse. Start now, work hard, and your dreams will happen sooner.

We're all just figuring it out and making it up as we go along. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. xo

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

First Love

first love
Watching cartoons was a huge part of my childhood. Sitting in front of the television with my brother watching flashing colors in awe while devouring technicolor cereals. I was and am equally amazed by a great cartoon or a fine art painting. Whatever fine art really means these days.

I'm really esctatic and greatful to be a part of Moon Power, a Sailor Moon art zine! A lot of talented folks were asked to take part in it. So here's my submission!

Cheers to our current selves and childhood selves being excited and mega proud! xo

Monday, September 24, 2012

Midnight Indulgence and the Stay Home Club

midnight indulgence ;)

Not too long ago Olivia Mew created the Stay Home Club which mainly features artist designed pillowcases. When i kept seeing promo for it my jaw dropped and my heart swelled, i'm so fucking excited i've been invited to be a part of it!


Welcome to a world of confections and danger! But you know the deal. Take me home and eat sweets with me. Make it a party, invite your friends! ;)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

the Tawdry Teapot

the Tawdry Teapot

This illustration was created for two super rad ladies of the Tawdry Teapot. They only really wanted two things. A teapot with their name, and a lady inspired by Divine. And as i'm practically a Baltimore native, i was (am) elated! Who doesn't love Divine?!

Their shop is dedicated to raunchy and kitsch memorabilia/ accessories. You can like them on their Facebook or go take a look at a few cute bows they have left!

Thursday, August 30, 2012



Nerves. As in a bundle of. and of steel. You can be hesitant and afraid yet still kick some ass! Being fearless isn't the lack of fear, but acknowledging the feeling. Having lunch with it and telling it to go fuck off! Do what you want to do deep down anyway.

Go kick some ass! Want something bad enough, work hard enough, you'll get it.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Whoop! There it is! aka an awesome Booooooom! feature


Whenever people share my work or reach out to me i'm so damn happy. There was a day when I was afraid to fully express myself. To let all the bizarre and strangely erotic tendencies show. I'm glad to share my mind with you!

You're amazing and I hope you let yourself loose if you haven't already. There are people who will appreciate your weirdness i swear. And those that don't can kiss your ass! Seriously! Only keep people who love you around, you'll feel a miiiillion times better. xo

(Pssst, thanks Jeff! You're super rad and have awesome taste. That statement isn't biased, I swear. *cough*)

Oh and check out my feature, duhhh.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wish you were here

Wish you were here

Wish you were here, watercolor and graphite. 8x10 inches, 2012.

The dull ache of missing someone close, but knowing it's for the best that they aren't there with you. Nothing has changed.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The static in front of your dreams

The static in front of your dreams

Your mood can quickly turn sour when you expect things to happen much quicker than they actually can. Take the time to dream up where you want to be in one, two, or five years.

What do you have to do to get there? Write that down. Have you been working on those things? If not, you'd better get going. The time you take to make excuses is time you could be getting shit done.

Go! Eventually you'll feel better.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bust Magazine Interview


Emma Orlow, Bust Magazine blogger, contacted me for an interview and I was ecstatic to see very tailored questions. We talk about food, feminism, tattoos, and my childhood. And why the hell i chose my specific pseudonym.

It's been very fun! Go have a look.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Solestruck: First Time

The ladies of Solestruck are very witty.  I'm extremely glad to work with them and can't flippin' wait until our next project!

This time they released their first magazine ever, cleverly titled First Time. Take that any way you want it. Really. But they did send along some condoms with First Time themed packaging and some bitchin' temp tattoos! With my Burger Love art of course! ;)

It was the only choice.


There's an interview with Jeffree Star, so his majesty is looking fierce on the cover.


There's quite a lot of my art in there, plenty of pages to hold in your hands and admire. These just happen to be my favorite.


Celia of Ceedling (tumblr fame) has some photography in there as well as some polaroids of Toronto!

There are some cool Polaroids from people in different cities and really cool fashion photoshoots. I really recommend checking it out. It's only $10 to support it (and encourage future endeavors)!

Monday, June 25, 2012

The reasoning behind Wishcandy

One of the best things about creating art is being able to express myself without saying a word. Something always falls short when I speak, which makes me generally quiet. I’m either quiet or passionately wordy. Nothing in-between. Art bridges that gap.
I might never open my mouth to tell someone I’m having a tough time. Or let myself actually slap someone. If you throw your negative energy my way you bet I’m going to turn it into something constructive.
Making art, I get to create a world that doesn’t necessarily exist. Where women aren’t depicted as flat characters. They’re beautiful, they’re tough warriors, full of secrets, awkward yet decidedly sexy. It’s my choice what they are. I get to defy stereotypes.
Growing up I was raised by two parents who were very protective and strict (in some ways). Don’t worry mom and dad, I know you did your best, I understand and I love you.
My dad has a very 50s image of how a lady should be. Being raised by him was very confusing. At first, he’d try and keep me from wearing anything too feminine. Makeup, skirts, slim fitting clothes, etc. He’d accuse my mom that she was trying to make me a slut. Then did a 180 and expected me to wear dresses and heels because I’m a “woman”. He raised me thinking of me as a girl (instead of being simply a person), who needed to be protected, a fragile object. One who shouldn’t go on road trips or be out late at night. A rule follower.
My mom always wanted me to be classically feminine. Or a mini-her. Parents do this a lot, try to form us in their image instead of helping us figure out what we actually like. She bought me makeup, we’d watch old movies and fashion shows. She made me aware of societal expectations, what to be aware of, and lessons I could learn from other people’s mistakes. I was also taught to cook and clean, because men typically don’t do those things. Also to be self sufficient.
So I’m going on this tangent, and I’ll get back to my point real soon. Okay?  Being raised that way, given so many conflicting rules made me anxious. I was a goody fucking two shoes; I followed all the rules no matter how many I was given. (I have to thank my brother however, he introduced me to rock n’ roll, my parents didn’t really listen to any).
I can’t tell you the exact moment, but I’ll tell you what. I stopped caring so much about the rules because they were getting me nowhere. I was choking. Rules only benefit those who create them.
It’s okay to like punk rock, flowers, wear dresses, be chubby and never shave. You might like wearing men’s clothes, glitter eyeshadow, read cheap novels, and be a doctor or a lawyer. You can like pop music as much as politics. You can be both serious and silly. Being silly isn’t a negative trait.
You can do what you want, be who you want. You don’t have to be who people expect you to be. Tone it down for no one. Love who you want, don’t be ashamed.
This is what I want to express. Celebrate the grey areas. Encourage you to love yourself. Make yourself happy. Be your own hero. Write your own damn story.
This is what I believe. That is what makes me Wishcandy.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Juxtapoz, I love you

This week I got featured on Juxtapoz' blog. Thank goodness for Google Alert and Bei Badgirl for bringing it to my attention! <3

Completely speechless, I honestly didn't know how to react. I stared at the screen in disbelief for a while then proceeded to jump up and down screaming whispering woooo (people were sleeping)!


See? It means a lot to me.

Juxtapoz was the first art magazine full of art that resonated with me. It wasn't the art of dust filled museums. It's modern and more relate-able to our current culture. This was before i ever heard of low brow or pop surrealism.

The first issue I bought had the haunting work of Lori Earley on the cover. It was that moment, the summer before i started college, that i knew what i wanted. Not to draw graphic novels or a fashion designer, but to paint. Thank you Juxtapoz! Cheers!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Solestruck x Wishcandy x Ladygunn Magazine!

Recently I worked with Solestruck to create a kickass ad to be released in Ladygunn Magazine this month. It's been a match made in sassy heaven!



This is just the beginning of a very beautiful thing. Go check out Solestruck's amazing collection of shoes, for the rebellious at heart! And grab yourself a copy of Ladygunn.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Comfort Queen

Comfort QueenComfort Queen, watercolor and graphite. 9x12 inches, 2012.

Adjusting to a new place is tough. Reading books and surrounding myself with art is the best way to get comfortable.

I feel like my work is building up to something and i'm excited to see where it goes. It was a lot of fun making such a detailed space for one of my ladies. I need her rad outfit and poster. If I were to have a surf/ rockabilly band it'd definitely be called "Oh hell yeah!"


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Not all is noble

not all is noble
"Not all is noble," watercolor and graphite. 5x7 inches, 2012.

I'm taking her and my next drawing along on my journey as a reminder. To work hard but also allow myself fun.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lighten your load

Lighten your load
Lighten your load, watercolor and graphite. 5x7 inches, 2012.

This piece is going in Bear and Bird's Starter Art Show on May 5th! Glad to have it done early so I can concentrate on my move out west!

If you live in Florida, i highly recommend the show! Danny Brito is also participating. So put it on your calendar.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Baby, you don't have to settle

Baby, you don't have to settle
"Baby, you don't have to settle," watercolor and graphite. 5x7 inches, 2012.

I'm looking forward to hanging out with my surrealist painter buddy tomorrow. One that needs a website of her own, hint hint! Hoping some of our weirdness inspires each other.

Feels surreal making my rounds and visiting friends, knowing I won't see them for a really long time. If i haven't mentioned before, it's kind of official now. I'm moving to California. (I currently live near Baltimore).

The west has been calling me for years, so it really doesn't feel like I'm really going. I'll know I've arrived when it's winter and i don't have to shovel snow.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Get them while they're hot or you're in for a wait!

All prints are now finally in stock! Now is the best time to snag them because the shop will be closing in two weeks! I'm going on a very long trip and the store will be closed for a month or two!

So, if you've been meaning to get something, now is the time.

My two latest drawings are also now in my shop, as well as two graphite drawings not previously available!

Thanks for your support! Spread the word! xoxo

Domestic Magazine

My guest post just went up over at Domestic Etch Magazine's blog! I'll be posting every now and then bringing you some delightfully strange art.

Go check it out to support me and the Magazine! I've also got an illustration in the latest issue! ♥ Cover art drawn by the talented Danny Brito.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pony Anarchy Magazine

I was extremely smitten the moment my eyes had laid on Pony Anarchy. It conjures the image of a fierce feminine rebellion.

Luckily Kristie Webster, the editor, felt the same way about my work as I do about the magazine. Which has led to an interview with me!

We talk about what my work means, the message I want to send, what i'm working on, and my dreams.

There is a lot of cool people in this issue: photographers, artists, fashion designers, and overall rad ladies.

Check it out!

Sadness is a blessing

Sadness is a blessing
Sadness is a blessing, watercolor and graphite. 5x7 inches, 2012.

Been a rough few weeks. Slowed down to a halt, bashing my head into an art block. Feel like i'm coming back. Hello!

Yes, if you know where the title is taken from i'll slow clap for you. It couldn't have been more perfect.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pizza Whipped

pizza whipped
"Pizza Whipped", watercolor and graphite. 8x10 inches, 2012.

I'm super pleased with my pizza girl. She almost makes up for my huge art block last week!

She was created for Pony Club Gallery's, "Pizza Show" on March 6th! I'm extremely thankful to be invited to such a rad show. Definitely not one to miss if you live near Portland.

She'll be included during my print pre-orders this week, so keep an eye out or snag the original during the show!


Monday, February 13, 2012

She won't follow you

She won't follow you
"She won't follow you", watercolor and graphite. 8x10 inches, 2012.

She was created for Vessel Collective's Say Anything [Interview + Illustration] Project Exhibition. Inspired by Say Anything's song "She won't follow you"

I was very excited and honored to be contacted by Gina Moccio for this project, since it's right up my alley. Thank you!

If you live in Florida, check out the opening! It's on March 12th, and you can get details on how to get an invite here. There will be food and drinks!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Copper, my good friend

Copper, my good friend
"Copper, my good friend" watercolor and graphite. 5x7 inches, 2012.

Couldn't help but think of Blood Milk the whole time I was painting her.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Everything will be alright

everything will be alright
"Everything will be alright," watercolor and graphite. 8x10 inches, 2012.

Clearly I have a stripe addiction, but i'm not alone in this.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dessert Queen

Dessert Queen
Dessert Queen, watercolor and graphite. 8x10 inches, 2012.

Was having a bit of naughty fun, missing making foodie art ladies! Fingers are crossed that it gets into where it was submitted!

Looking forward to creating more sweet babes. Keep your eye out!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Miss Fortune - the full reveal

Miss Fortune
Miss Fortune, watercolor and graphite. 12x16 inches, 2012.

This is my piece of Giant Robot's Year of the Dragon show. I'm sure the show will be spectacular, so if you're near LA please go see it! Lots of talented artists are a part of it.

It opens tonight!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Giant Robot - the Year of the Dragon


I'm excited every time i get into a show, but I truly get shocked every time I see the flyers for two reasons. 1. Hey look, there's my name! 2. Look who I get to show with!

My dragon girl is the largest watercolor i've ever made! Go to the show and check it out if you're near LA! There will be plenty of amazing art. Wish I could be there!

If you go, take pictures and share them with me. ;)

One day i'll be everywhere

This past week my art has been featured four times!


1. "Prankster" made the front page of Hi-Fructose's website! Extremely flattered & grateful to have been the face of Giant Robot's Printed Matter show. Especially being on the same place as my heroes. Psst, I have a Hi-Fructose addiction!

2. "Sugar Haze" made it's way over to the other side of the globe on CURVY's round up about Eye Candy!

3. Kaylah from the Dainty Squid included "Is it really love in her eyes?" on her Friday Favorites! Her blog is so adorable: her quirky outfits, mushroom hunting, and vintage finds. I read it quite regularly.

4. Last but definitely not least, "Young Eyes" was featured by JL Schnabel on Blood Milk. She regularly posts art mysterious, macabre, muted, and monochromatic. So flattering that'd she'd post something so colorful. (I've kind of been silently haunting her blog for a long time!)

Her surreal jewelry is incredible! Took my breath away when I first saw it. Definitely worth your time to look.

Thank you! xx


Hunger, watercolor and graphite. 3.5x5 inches, 2012.

Feeling giddier than a school girl and smiling wider than a Chesire cat! Gladly fit in this tiny drawing measuring at 3.5x5 inches between my other projects. I've got work lined up for a while, and gears turning in my brain thinking about future projects.

The pre-order went pretty well! So thank you to everyone for the support! You can still place an order, i'll get as many prints created as I can. They should be in my hands in about a week!

Looking forward to the future: creating, blogging, traveling!

Is there something more you'd like to see here on this blog? More Booksmeller Sunday posts (book & smell reviews), art history round-ups, artist features, recipes? Speak up!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Miss Fortune

I was completely over the moon when i received an invitation from Giant Robot to participate in their "Year of the Dragon" show late this month! I feel very close to this theme because i'm of partial Chinese heritage!

Here's a sneak peek, just for you!

Miss Fortune sneak peek

I'm extremely pleased with the results. It's my largest watercolor to date! It's a whopping 12x16 inches. Usually when working on larger pieces, I oil paint. More experimentation needs to happen!

"Miss Fortune" is an homage to Chinese tradition as well as current asian street fashion. All of this is injected with the charm and personality of the dragon. Passionate & daring! It also happens to be my Chinese zodiac sign!

More details on her later, after the show opening later this month! Also if you haven't been to Giant Robot to see the current show, Printed Matter, go check it out! (Or at least snag one of my prints online, hint, hint!)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Is it really love in her eyes?

Is it really love in her eyes?
Is it really love in her eyes? Watercolor and graphite, 5x7 inches. 2012.

This is what happens when I start listening to Elvis and falling down a rockabilly hole. We'll see how ridiculous it gets from here.

Excited for the future.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Giant Robot - Printed Matter

Hey Guys if you're near LA you'd better be at this show!


I've got three prints being sold at Giant Robot's show: Printed Matter. It's super exciting because it's my first show with them and this show is to kick off their new space. They expanded the gallery area! Which means more shows, more art!

There's a lot of cool artists in this show (that I get to show alongside of!) Some cool peeps being: APAK, Ines Estrada, Michael Hsiung, David Choe, and Deth P. Sun!

So go and be amazed! Let your eyeballs be full of sparkles and rainbows.

Did I mention i've got THREE NEW PRINTS premiering there? It's cash and carry, so you can have it as soon as you pay. Super affordable on my end too!

The show ends on Jan 25th, but i bet all the prints disappear pretty quickly. If there are any left, i think they'll be putting a few online. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Blinded by Stars

Blinded By Stars
Blinded by stars, watercolor and graphite. 5x7 inches. 2012

Pastel colors, shoegaze, and John Hughes films. Nothing better than that.

Been kinda busy around here; everything is picking up pace. Not that I mind! I'm really excited! I'll have official posts and more news later.

For now I should mention I was having a sale. It was originally for tumblr, however I forgot to cancel out the coupon code. I'm canceling it when i wake up this afternoon, in about 6 or 7 hours. (It's past 5 am here! EST). So if there's something you've been meaning to grab from my shop, everything is 20% off! Enter "TUMBLRLOVE11" during checkout for the discount!

I've got a few new prints up in there! So take a gander.