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Just returned from the Illustration Conference – ICON 8 in Portland, Oregon this past week! It was my first time attending and what an incredible experience it was! I highly recommend this conference to any illustrator at any stage of their career. I’ve left with a refreshed and inspired approach to illustration and enjoyed meeting so many illustrators, art directors, and creatives. I find it’s so important to emerge from your creative cave every now and then and commune with your fellow illustrators. I could talk about ICON all day…

In addition to the conference, I was honored to have a piece featured in the ICON 8 Work + Play group show at The Land Gallery in Portland, Oregon. I have been a big fan of The Land Gallery for years. If you are in Portland, go check em out! This show will be up until August 24th. They also function as a shop joining forces with the sister site: Buy Olympia. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this Laserbeam Blanket Island, you can buy it here!: http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=icon8-jaime-anderson-print

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Welcome to Cave Tribe Island where Southwest meets the Stone Age in this blanketed, chocolate paradise. Mind the snakes and charm the dwellers, you’ll do just fine. That sun is a scorcher, make friends or grab a blanket! The idea for this island came about after a trip to Sedona this Spring, a welcome change from the polar vortex. Could have curled up in that sun forever.

More to come…
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Welcome to Pyramid Island! Recently completed piece for my Tiny Island series. I am in the process of wrapping this little project up. Stay tuned for more posts and introductions to these invented places I call home.

Visit this tiny island and you will be welcomed by friendly locals, wise pyramids, and home cooked rattler. The only trick is finding a way to get there…

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“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” – Albert Einstein.

Just finished this illustration for my spring promotional mailer. It’s based off the mysterious phenomenon called the Colony Collapse Disorder – in which researchers estimate that nearly one-third of all honeybee colonies in the country have disappeared. The cause of their disappearance is still unclear, though scientists are looking to pathogens, pesticides, and beekeeping practices as a potential strain on their fragile immune systems. Honeybees are essential to our ecosystem and responsible for nearly a third of our food supply including almonds, avocados, broccoli, cherries and strawberries to name a few. Read more about it here.

Hug a Honeybee today!

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New promotional mailer to hit the mailboxes this summer. It’s untitled, though I quite like Modern Postcard’s title: “Ladies in Red” (cue the 80’s song) for production reference.

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Don’t mind the pun, I couldn’t help myself. This piece was spawned from a tiny thumbnail I drew while waiting in the doctor’s office. I find I do my best work when I’m quarantined.

I wanted to play around with dimension, pattern/texture swatches, and mixed media. It will fit nicely within the larger collection of tiny islands I’m currently working on. More of that to come…

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