Thursday, September 25, 2008

Strange Folk

All right, cuties, I'll be heading to Strange Folk in O'Fallon this weekend. This is my second year at the show and I'm hoping that it will be even better. In addition to my usual fair, I'll be bringing some 'I heart Punk' onesies, some ninja bibs, a boatload of original artwork and t-shirts, t-shirts, t-shirts.
I'll post pics and report back on Sunday night.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

They used to call her Kitten




They still do but they don't mean it anymore.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

the birth of a notion


The clever and wonderful Ellia over at Green Bean Baby gave me an idea. I'm going to work on a portrait series, very illustration-y, and turn them into ACEO-like cards. You know, like from a wonderful old Milton Bradley game. So, to go along with Sweet Bernadette, meet Clever Camile.

Camile is looking for a husband. I hope it's not yours. :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I think I'll call her....


Bernadette. Doesn't she remind you of Bernadette Peters? She does to me. Part of my 'Dames' series, she looks to me like she's waiting for a hot air balloon ride from a spring carnival.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pink or Green...who can decide?

So, I saw this insane stacked braid hair do in a fashion layout and was inspired to make this beautiful geisha with the lopsided braid hive. They are both composed of the same colors except for the metallics.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Stop clammoring....it's finally here!




Finally, I'm offering some prints through deviantart.com (until I get my new printer). So now, you can have this print (and several others) for your very own.

I love this one. It's about letting go of the past to soar to new heights. Kind of a metaphor for womanhood, don't you think?

Monday, September 08, 2008

better pics





Better pictures of yesterday's pieces.

I just love these.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Hang in there...I'm going someplace with this


This is a lousy pic so consider it a sneak peek. Another variation on my Japanese girls series in two colorways.
One has a 'sky like' background and the other a flat color surface.
I'll post some better pics tomorrow but I'm really liking the pattern effect with the metallic paints.
I think I like this more than having the patterns in the corners.

Friday, September 05, 2008

positivity


I love my artwork. Others will love it, too.


I'm experimenting with making some glass pendants of my artwork. So far so good.

Maybe I should give one away as a test model?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

selfish like shellfish

Here she is. This is a piece I've been working on (off and on) to keep for myself. Here she is hanging over my red couch.


I love the patterns of origami paper and the mixing and matching of those patterns. It almost has a lacey look.

The bird was then conceived as a companion piece for this one. I then began to think about making off-setting companion birds for other of my japanese girl pieces.

So much inspiration and so little time.







Wednesday, September 03, 2008

a companion piece


I'm currently working on a large piece for my own living room and was inspired to create a companion piece....a satellite, if you will. I'm not ready to show off the big piece yet but here is the companion.

I've been fascinated with origami paper patterns lately.

Monday, September 01, 2008

dontcha love her madly?


Tired of this series yet? Good cuz I'm not. Although, I am thinking of moving from the more traditional to the more harajuku japanese girl.
I spent this weekend getting sunburned at a Japanese Festival, watching the FRUiT girls, the harajuku, the cosplay....so much fashion inspiration from Japan.