Thursday, September 03, 2009

Hard at work

do you ever feel like your life is changing faster than you can process the information?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I can haz brains?


behold Zombie cat. so cute, so cuddly.

Madhouse Mauly

the charming ramblings of MadHouse Mauly is a delightful blog read and I'd like to recommend it. And clearly, she has wonderful taste in decor. On Friday, she featured a piece on lil ole me. check her out.

Monday, August 10, 2009

big box of t-shirts

...means much printing to do. I'm getting ready for show season. squeee.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Putting away childish things


Eventually, even Alice must put away her childish things...




Friday, July 31, 2009

WINNER


We have a weiner! My lovely assistant drew the winner's name out of the a bowl.......MADHOUSE MAULY! woo. I'll tweet the results as well since most entries were via twitter. Free Print for Madhouse Mauly. yea

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bad Hair Day


Alright, I can't even give my artwork away? Only one person has signed up for give-away (and one other on twitter) sad.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Twitter give-away


Alright, I'm going to try doing a print give-away by incorporating Twitter. How about I give-away an 8 x10 print of Public Art to one lucky commenter or twitterbug?
Leave a comment either here or on Twitter to be entered.
EDITED: alright, how about this, you pick any of my pieces for a free print? http://kiwicuties.deviantart.com/gallery/ Winner's choice.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

temptation all I ever wanted..


is it me or does the apple look less illustrationish than the rest of the piece?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

issues

cello ello ello
Grrr. I've been having trouble updating my blog. So, here, feast on this cropped up scan of my newest piece.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Goodbye June


This has been a terrible month for celebrity deaths. Peace out, David, Farrah, Michael, Ed and Billy.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Look To the Future


The situation in Iran has been weighing on my mind lately. I'm sure that's true of a lot of people.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Unconscious

Watched a movie last night with the hub, Unconscious (that's the movie title, not the state of my being). It's a 2004 spanish farce and it's the most charming movie I've seen in a while. Highly recommended.

Watch the trailer
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Friday, June 12, 2009

I think I've got this now

Meet Red Chibi. She's a combination of traditional and modern/classic and cartoonish/patterns and shapes. Love.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

digital mock up

Geisha-boy red
I think the unified colors make this work

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

collage + silkscreen = awesome?

Inspired by the ICA in Boston, I printed a copy of my geisha collage and then silkscreened and handpainted over it with a chibi style japanese image.
It's a start.

Friday, May 29, 2009

VACATION

I'm shipping up to Boston this week. The shop is closed for vacay until next sunday. I've never been out east before so this should be fun.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My collage



After decoupaging a display for my kiddo's history fair, I got the itch to make one using my own paintings.

I used a cotton rag paper because I thought it would be sturdier under the mod podge. So, whatcha think?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS KRIS ALLEN



Gilles may have lost on DWTS but Kris Allen is the new American Idol. Two years in a row, we got it right. Loves it.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

more pendants


it's a lousy pic but it's all gray and rainy here...for days and days. Hub says that my work is better when it's smaller.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Oh America


I love it when you are right. CONGRATS KRIS ALLEN. woo!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Stupid sealants


Okay, how does one use Diamond Glaze without getting annoying and jewelry ruining bubbles?! I don't shake it. I keep the tip submerged. I used a space heater to keep the humidity low. I don't know what else to do. I'd hate to go back to using resin. It's just so toxic. Is there something better? Or can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Friday, May 08, 2009

On a Green Morning


Another stop on my little japanese imagery tour is On a Green Morning. I'm thinking that I might turn this series into post cards.
Does anyone still use post cards?

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Kris Allen's pre-Idol music


Kris Allen self-produced a cd back in college called Brand New Shoes. Honestly, I kind of love it.
The intrepid Rickey at Rickey.org has some of the cuts for your listening pleasure.
GO KRIS! Save the hawtness, save my Tuesdays.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stop. Art. Theft



I've been rolling this idea around in my mind for a while. I decided to model it out digitally and that lead to me finishing it as a digital piece.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

VOTE KRIS ALLEN


WHAT!? America, what's the problem here? Kris Allen goes top 2 at least! He's awes. Come on!
VOTE FOR KRIS

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The before pictures


Okay, so here is the before and after for comparison. Waaaay more detail and apparently, lasik.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Another makeover


While I'm bereft of ideas I've been giving makeovers to some of my older pieces. I think I've grown a bit over the past two years and I wanted to add a little more detail to some of my humble beginnings.

Friday, April 24, 2009

kris allen for the win



I'm a reasonable intelligent person. Why do I love American Idol so? It's sucked me back in again this year.

Something about this kid makes my inner 13 year old go 'squeeeeeee'

Monday, April 20, 2009

ONE THOUSAND SALES


I just had my one-thousandth sale on Etsy! HUZZAH! I'm so excited and humbled and freaked out and over the flippin' moon about it. When I started this shop, it was just to prove to myself that my artwork had some value to someone other than me.


Here's a pic of my first design.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

HEY BLOGGERS

Okay, I need your help. I'm considering submitting my work to a magazine that specializes in artists from my region of the country. If you were me, which piece would you submit? To get a good look at my current portfolio, check out my deviantart page.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Illustration Friday: Impossibility


After a certain age, you trade your wings for roots.
Illustration Friday - Impossibility

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sumos are cute, right?


Everyone likes a cute widdle sumo cartoon. Don't they? They do if they are cool.

Now, I want dumplings...

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Robot tea party


I can't explain it but this idea came to me the other day and seemed totally logical. Why wouldn't there be robot tea parties?

Monday, April 06, 2009

Insert Stake Here buttons!

Woo! I added my 'Insert Stake Here' button to my arsenal and just to make it special, I added a special black vamp button. Oh yeah. Let the right stake in.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Illustration Friday - Talisman


She relied upon her butterfly talisman to ward off evil spirits.
Happy Illustration Friday

Friday, April 03, 2009

I wish I knew how to quit you...


oh, Idol, how could I let you suck me in again. Especially after last season. And yet...

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Ella on the wall the remix


So, I've been going back to some of my older pieces and 'remixing' them...making changes...adding to them.


I kind of wish I had this wallpaper in my living room.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

obsession


I'm so weak.

Illustration Friday - Poise



Poise - the ability to not freak out when a bird lands on your head.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tea for Two...the remix


I took one of my old pieces and gave it an 'I'm better at my craft' makeover. More detail, more subtlety, better colors. You liiiiiiiiiiiike?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Illustration Friday - Legendary



For Illustration Friday, meet the legendary warrior. Japan's greatest female ronin.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Heartless 2



The tear has been amended photoshopically. Better? More natural?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Heartless


Don't let the sun catch you crying...

DH thinks the makeup tear is too much. What say you?

St Louis Handmade Artist Profile

Who's got two thumbs and is the current artist profile on STL handmade? THIS GIRL
Show me love humans. Do it. Do it now.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Damask and Dark


My cage has many rooms

Damask and dark

nothing sings here

not even my lark

Based on a line from the Sweeney Todd song Green Finch and Linnet Bird, I present to you, Damask and Dark. That damask pattern took forever to hand paint. Hand cramp!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Illustration Friday - Intricate


The theme is intricate for this illustration friday and I can't think of anything better than an ornate hair-did. So, allow me to introduce Reinette. Don't ask about the eye patch.




Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Dragon

Is it just me or is this loooong winter just sucking the energy out of everyone? I need a red bull latte with a mountain dew chaser.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Best Friends, the t-shirt


one of my newest illustrations is being burned to t-shirt-y goodness. Yea! I love the smell of new designs in the morning.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Breezy - Illustration Friday



In keeping with the theme of 'breezy' on Illustration friday, I decided to bring out 'Windy'.

This is one of my fave pieces that I've ever made. I was thinking of turning it into a postcard print.

what do you think?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dollhouse


what if there really is a dollhouse and everyone who thinks they have past lives or repressed memories is just an inactive agent?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Six word memoir

Successful artist without the successful part.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Comedy of Hair-ors

So, I, a gadget addict, purchased the latest hair removal fad (which shall remain nameless) that advocates ‘sanding your skin with sandpaper’ essentially. Sounds GREAT, right? Painless hair removal…..it is neither painless nor did it remove hair. But, it did leave me with a rug-burnlike rash. NOW, how much would you pay? Itchy, you say? Why not try a certain anti-itch ointment advertised on tv? Alrighty….I haven’t learned my lesson yet. So, I slather the ointment on my itchy legs and go to bed. Then I roll onto my side….holy crap. When did I set the mattress on fire? I hop up and sprint to the bathroom. My legs look (and feel) sunburned. Red, inflamed and throbbing. ARGH!
Wonderfully, you can’t just wipe away ointment. You have to hop in the shower….at midnight….on a Monday. Afterward, I apply milk to my chemical burn to try and neutralize the intense burning pain. Oh, and I still need to shave.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Zibbet?


I thought I'd try selling my paintings on Zibbet. Since no one seems to want them on Etsy. It's a free listing so...what the hey...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Made for me

If I added a little salt shaker, this could be our family portrait. I've got this in button form up in my shop. I wonder if it would translate as a t-shirt design. hmmm?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Watchmen



I'm so ready for this movie (squeeeee!)

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Pre-Teen Keen Team


It's the Pre-Teen Keen Team featuring
Wonder Gal!
Mega Miss!
Kid Awesome!
and Lil Speedy!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hey! Thanks for the shout-out from Stlhandmade site. Check out the Saturday showcase.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Earthbound Mermaid


My DH doesn't really 'get' this one. Does anyone? well, I do but that might not count.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

so sad

computer go crash....artwork go bye bye. BACK UP YOUR FILES! I lost my most recent work because I hadn't recently backed up. And I work for a software company....I know the importance of backing up files. wah.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Calypso


So, with all the button making, surely I haven't been painting still, right? wrong-o, buddy. I just put the final touches on Calypso, the sea nymph. Yeah, mythological characters usually aren't my beat but I was sort of inspired this time.