I hope everyone had a fun 4th of July weekend! I stopped by the state park I live nearby over the weekend, and was really bummed by that amount of garbage covering the parking lots and grassy areas. I encourage you guys to (safely) clean up litter in your area! Or you can volunteer for a clean-up day at your local park. My husband and I were able to clean up an entire parking lot in 15 minutes. It takes less time than you think, and it makes a huge difference! People even saw what we were doing, and started picking up trash as well. Let’s clean up our post-party mess! I will post more litter clean-up pics on my Insta story over the week. Stay lovely, humans!
Thank you to Opal Lee and to every activist who is demanding equity and justice. Black Lives Matter.
Happy Pride Month! I’m definitely going to have to draw some She-Ra or Steven Universe fan art this month.
I hope that everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend. This is all that I could think of when the fireworks were going off last night.
20 some years ago, I was a little girl and my family had just moved into a farmhouse. The last family had left behind a nightstand in my new bedroom. In the drawer of the nightstand was this drawing of Betty Boop. Amazed by this Heather Divers person, I dreamed of the day that I would be able to draw Betty Boop this well! Little-kid-me took it as a sign that I was meant to become a cartoonist.
I’ve since learned that Betty Boop’s iconic “boop-oop-a-doop” style of singing was based off of Esther Jones. Little Esther was an African American child singer of the 1920s known for this style of singing.
I’ve held onto this drawing for all these years. Thank you, Heather Divers, whoever you are! You never know who is looking up to you or who you are inspiring! Here is Betty Boop drawn in my style!
It has felt like fall these past few mornings, which inspired me to draw witches! I wanted these girls to have a back-to-school vibe about them. I hope you like them! 🙂