Lea Zalinskis

Lea Zalinskis @lea_zalinskis

Illustrator, paper cutter-outer.
http://www.zalinskis.com/

Made these "props" for a new picture, experiencing serious artist's block in bringing the whole thing together and I kinda want to scream. Time for a walk? #wip #augh #paperleaves #roots #artistsblock #paperart
After hours of refreshing my chalk drawing in the Presidio, a big huge storm came to the Bay Area and very probably washed it all away... Good thing the forever wonderful cindyflores28 (THANK YOU) and I got some photos! Here you can see how I found it, some process pictures, and the finished product 😊❤️
Returned to the Presidio in San Francisco over the weekend to refresh my very faded Downy Woodpecker drawing. So glad I did-- I made some excellent new friends who helped with suggestions and showed me some cool new moves! (Picture posted with parental permission.) Special shoutout to my dear friend @cindyflores28 for keeping me company and being a super stellar assistant, to Damien at the Presidio for organizing things so beautifully, and to Golden Gate Audubon for inviting me to be a part of their Centennial chalk drawing event ❤️❤️❤️
Finished piece (composed to allow for cropping) next to its inspiration, an issue of a Latvian children's magazine illustrated by the incredible Anita Paegle (Sent to me by my grandparents once upon a time.) #artinspiration #zilite #illustator #illustration #paperart #papercutout #snake #tree #leaf #moon
Went with a friend to the Berkeley Vivarium to check out the snakeys for reference, and we found this sweet one looking pretty curious. #snake #lesserballpython #artistreference #reptile #vivarium #berkeleyvivarium
Another day at the leaf factory! #leaf #paperleaves #papercutout #paperart #wip #oaklandartist
I'm not crazy at all and I did not stay up until 2am gluing these things on. #wip #workinprogress #tinydetails #papercutout #paperart #illustration #snakes #dots #oaklandartist #paperscraps
When your boss rules and you're in an outer-spacey kind of mood, you get to make things like this for the next @resurrectoakland window display. Video taken during my ten minute break. Oakland people stay tuned-- the display should be up by this weekend! 🌔☄️✨ #oaklandart #windowdisplay #outerspace #comet #glitter #awesomeboss #paperart #papercutout #piedmontavenue #oaklandartist
Today the sun and moon got un-shy and made the sky get dark. The fog kept us from seeing it, but some very dear friends and I celebrated the eclipse nevertheless. One of them made this beautiful jagua design on my hand. (And also there were pastries.) This picture was taken as I said goodnight to the sun as it set on eclipse day. #eclipse #sunandmoon #love #friends #sunset #paperart #papercutout #illustration #graphicdesign #oaklandartist
Sunday morning "animation" using my grandma's old magnifying glass. Stay tuned to see this design on another @rhetoriccoffee bag in the near or near-ish future! #bird #alligator #coffee #fish #narrowescape #illustration #paperart #papercutout #graphicdesign #oaklandartist #blackandwhite
Photobombed by my neighbor Fuzzy this Caturday while shooting these rad bags from the dear folks at @rhetoriccoffee ! They were acquired after a dear relative (aka Dad) called the company to see if more coffee with my design could still be ordered for his coffee-loving colleagues, and they went all out by screen printing some in turquoise! (Also pictured: vintage coffee pot handed down from my mom.) 😍☕️🐱❤️ #rhetoriccoffee #coffee #caffeine #screenprint #graphicdesign #illustration #paperart #papercutout #oaklandartist #cat #caturday #mouse
Raising my Moomin mug to my hero Tove Jansson on her birthday. #tovejansson #moomin #myhero #illustration #mumin
Mmmyep, look at that sunset shining through my new studio window onto this work in progress! So happy to have a new space to work, and excited at how this piece is shaping up. 🌞🐛🐝 #details #paperart #papercutout #creature #illustration #oaklandartists #blackandwhite #texture
I was working at @resurrectoakland yesterday, and when a customer pulled out her wallet to pay for some beautiful ethically made clothing, I was delighted to see that she had my @oaklibrary card! She was kind enough to let me take a photo. #soexcited #oaklandpubliclibrary #oaklandartists #illustration #librarycard #blackcrownednightheron #books
Progress shot of a piece for a very dear friend. #tweezers #paperart #papercutout #plants #leaves #ladybugs #oaklandartists #illustration
Here's another photo from the @goldengateaudubon chalk drawing event, in which I look like my usual dorky self. Just pay attention to the Downy Woodpecker and that Great Blue Heron in the background done by @tkordell and @mostdane --what a stellar sunset they did! Photo cred also goes to @mostdane --thank you! #audubonsociety #goldengateaudubon #chalkart #downywoodpecker #greatblueheron #birds #birdart #sanfrancisco #presidio
Today I was one of 20 different artists who got to make chalk drawings in the Presidio for the centennial of Golden Gate Audubon Society! Did you know that we have Downy Woodpeckers in San Francisco? We could hear them while we worked! Big thanks to @cindymargulis for inviting me to this lovely event-- it was an honor ❤️ #sanfrancisco #birds #presidio #downywoodpecker #chalkart #goldengateaudubon