Thursday, August 30, 2007

Geisha baby

Still loving on my digital art. What would be a good venue for this little darling?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Mushaboom Mushaboom

Mushaboom revisited. I used all the same colors on this one to give it a more cohesive look. Plus, she's smiling. My daughter always chastises me for the lack of smiles in my work.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Mushaboom - revised

So, DH thought she had a wonky eye so I made a change to her 'veronica lake' eye. Better? Worse? or the same?

Monday, August 27, 2007

Mushroom shelter

This isn't my usual style but I kind of like her. For an illustration with so much red in it, it's quite serene.

Not sure what I want to do with her. She'd make a nice postcard, I suppose.

Yumi Yumi art

I found Yumi Yumi's blog via the sidebar on Belle and Boo's blog. Something about this piece in particular struck my daughter's fancy. she fell. in. love.

This Lychee print is simply darling (forgive the crappy frame) and will look gorgeous in her Japanese themed room.

Run, don't walk to Yumi Yumi's shop and get some prints from the lovely and talented Aline.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

A concept

The colors are all wrong but the idea is pretty much there. I think the red overpowers everything and perhaps the polka dots are too big. All in all, I'm pleased with the concept if not the composition.

Perhaps a more gothic color palette would set off the frame....

Also, I burned a new geisha design. As you can see by the 'ghosting', I didn't get a good print. I'll have to try again. I'm not sure if this will be a t-shirt design or an art print.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Bursts of creative energy. I spent the better part of saturday making a Goombella doll with my daughter. She and her dad spent the better part of 2 weeks defeating Paper Mario and to the victor go the spoils. The other is a new tee design I like to call 'Skully'. I didn't get a very good print so I'll have to make another one to photograph for the shop.
In the meantime, I've got some serious canvas ideas to work out once I can extract myself from this time votrex called 'la internet'.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Yellow Dandelion heads

So, I'm playing with the color schemes with the dandelion design. I layered a moss green print with a butter yellow and then accented it in a pear green. I think the yellow really pops against the turquoise-y mottled background.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Faces and frames

I've been toying with the 'framed pictures' concept lately. I think these would make a nice postcard series.
I've never been much of a collage person but I suppose that's an option, too.
I sent this gal in for the Etsy wall project.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Why yes, i am 12.

If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Monday, August 20, 2007


hey, Findy found me and some other wicked cool etsy sellers. Check it out.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

dandelions in red

I still slightly mottled the background instead of a flat red background for a 'deeper' effect. I still need to touch it up a bit here and there but this is the prototype.
Do we like the red and white combo?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Dandelions without birds

Check it out! I'm loving this one if I do say so myself.
I'm going to have to make one of these for myself in red tones.


Well, the new paintings (sans the weird brown and blue bird thing) have been listed in my shoppe. I'm getting some looks but no hearts which is disheartening (pun intended)
So, tonight, I will be working on a new, bird-free piece and then settling down to a viewing of High School Musical 2 with my family. Saturday nights are family movie night at the homestead.

Friday, August 17, 2007


Does it look better with the caramel color (poorly applied with photoshop)?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

And it goes on...

Here's a silkscreen stencil combo. I'm not sure I like it. I'm wondering if the bird is too obscured by the darkness of the brown.

What do you think?

And, as promised, better pictures...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I'd love some input on this new piece. Let me kow what you think of it.

Edit: Here's number 2. The picture isn't so great. I'll get a better one in the morning.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Silkscreen as ART

okay, I'm starting to screen on canvas. Be kind.

I figure, I'll do some different color combinations in a series. Then, after I do my canvas series, if it's successful, I'll do a paper series and charge less. Maybe use some japanese fiber paper.... hmmm.
The background is kind of a marbled blue and white with hints of yellow and pink. It's hard to tell from the picture.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

First concerts

I spent saturday taking my daughter (9) to her first rock concert. Luckily, she still has good taste in music. Drake Bell....check him out.
Oh, and Pink willow designs gave me a loving shout-out.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hangin' in there

And so then I don't have much to say lately. I'm busy putting together stuff for a show, stuff for MYMY and a 'lazytown' dress for my niece. I'm freakin' tired. And still very very short :)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

I. Am. Short. epilogue

Later the same evening, my family and I went out of town to see a movie. After a singularly horrible choice of dinner accomodations, I stopped at the Walgreens for some rolaids soft chews. As I approached the customer-free counter, the checkout lady said, 'I almost didn't see you! You suffer from vertical challenge, dontcha?' (poor grammar, notwithstanding)
Feeling like a pygmy on display at the natural museum of history, I said, 'oh yes, I'm hardly visible to the naked eye. '
This is getting seriously ridiculous. I'm slightly over 5 feet tall and yet to read these stories, you'd begin thinking I was somewhere in the neighborhood of three apples high. Tom Thumb ain't go nothin' on me.

Friday, August 03, 2007

I. Am. Short.

Once again today, I was reminded of something. A fact that is inescapable to me but seems to take others by surprise: I am short. Let me clarify – I’m not petite, not tiny, not wee, not child-sized, not small – I am the classic definition of short. I look like a normal sized person who has been reduced down to her most basic core. I have no filler added…like say, a torso or that superfluous 6 inches of leg that so many others have. And today, this did not go unnoticed.
“Have you shrunk?” a co-worker asked me.
“I’m wearing flats,” I said matter-of-factly.
“I never noticed that you were this short before, “ observed the co-worker who’d worked with me for the last 6 years.
This usually happens when someone sees me standing next to a tall person. The reason for this, I believe is that, if you saw me seated, you’d never know I was short. I don’t have that elfin look of those tiny tiny people who are simply the size of children. I prefer to think of it as ‘no frills’.
Still, I find it odd when people seem surprised by the fact.