Almost Summer!


i am officially almost graduated, there is still the matter of tying the loose ends (such as walking around with a fancy robe and getting it in writing…), but still, i have a Bachelors of Fine Arts!

now what??? (;° 0°)

am i more of an “artist”? maybe less of an “artist”?

who knows?

i do know that now i have to go out there and put my skills and talents to use. i’ll be honest, it’s hard not having deadlines. the body still wakes up at 5:30 a.m., trying to catch the 6:47 express to chicago. there is a sudden feeling of purposelessness, a craving for netflix and buzzfeed lists of pop culture references, and a reluctance to clear of my mod podge crusted desk (and it doesn’t help that it’s been overcast these past few days…)

floating in space.

to be honest, stuff like this is expected. i’ve heard of others having similar symptoms or worst. would it silly to imagine it wouldn’t happen to me? then again, it’s not as bad as it could be! i am posting on my blog, there are notebooks filled with ideas waiting to be executed. it is spring and there is pollen and rebirth in the air. 🙂

while i try to figure this career thing out more thoroughly, heres a lovely picture of a fish i made you guys as well as as a new graphic design gallery (a work in progress) featuring some of my favorite work i did for the aurora public library.

fish at the beach
fish at the beach

Sardines! In a can and with some carrots

hello! here’s another juicy post with new work and a few GIFS!!!

first up is the new member to the fish family, leafy fish. he is made similarly to the rest of the guys, except he isn’t based off any real fish per se. i wanted to make a transformative fish to get into my graduation portfolio that lightly references my carrot fish piece from earlier.

Sardines In a Can

Sardines in a Can Mobile GIF
Sardines in a Can Mobile GIF

the second mobile in the collection is sardines in a can. eight little blue pilchards freed from the confines of the can freely looking around at our dry world. how fun!

Lemon Carrot Mobile

Lemon Carrot Mobile GIF
Lemon Carrot Mobile GIF

lemon carrot is the latest mobile in the collection

this mobile is mostly further study into the process of making paper food and mobile design. i also wanted to create a scene where the fish aren’t really food themselves but instead admiring the food around them, such as we as terrestrial creatures often look at fish in wonder.

oh! but before i forget! just some notes, i’ve done a bit of updating to the site including some new galleries and including fantastic fish and a few illustration galleries. they have a few additional things i haven’t packed into a post just how the sketchpad page has some extras too.

bye bye friends, hope to see ya soon!


rosa n. xoxo

Fish on Sticks and Other Oddities


welcome yet to another post presenting my findings on more things “fish”. after many days of skipping school to work on these guys and peeling off massive amounts of glue skins, i was finally able to take a few nice shots.

A Blue Herring

 this little guy is my first fish on a stick.

next we have…

An Arctic Char

Brown Trout and Three Goldfish

with these smaller guys i made them their own little wire display so they can be a little more playful and animated that the other fish on sticks

these guys are excellent pets! no water, no feeding, no pooping and a lot more playful! order yours soon!

thanks for peeking!

Fish on Sticks


rosa n.