Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Eric!

A little while ago I made a cloth book for my friend's son. It was hand stitched, so it took a little while, but it was so much fun to make! Each page has a different activity - zipping, snapping, tying, buttons, and velcro. I had a lot of fun with it - here are some photos of the final thing!

And thank you, Jen, for taking such great pictures! :D

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I've been taking an online class at for the past few months (taught by Bobby Chiu). It still has a few assignments left, but I figured I'd post the ones I've done so far! It's a really cool program and I've learned a lot of new techniques. For each assignment, we are given a starting point and then we apply whatever technique we are learning about to the piece to finish it off. So the first piece of each image is what we are given, and the second is of our finished work. So it's not necessarily about how to paint, but more about tools, techniques and tips to use while painting - which is perfect for me, and I've learned a lot so far!

Sorry for the image overload! I'll be posting the rest as I finish them so it won't be as crazy!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Don't Mind If I Do!

As much fun as the paper frames are to make, there's something very cool about setting these against a real glass frame!

I got a few interesting mats the other day and have a bunch of new ideas - if only I had more time!

rocking horse!

I just made this!

Plus, a sneak peek of something I'm just about finished with:

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sing Song Print

I just got some new gocco supplies in the mail, so last night I made this!

Printed on a 6" x 6" square. It's now in my shop!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hank Plays the Banjo!

This is the first in a series of three. I'll post his instrument wielding monster friends as soon as they're finished!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


just in case anyone was wondering about my lack of posts - i've decided to spend more time on each piece instead of doing something quickly every day. so hopefully i will have something to post once a week or so!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009


The studio's family Halloween party is tomorrow - I can't wait to see all the kids in their costumes!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Purrcasso 2009!

I'm donating two pieces to Purrcasso this year. I'm really excited about the event and wish I could be there to see all the great pieces!! A little information about the show from the website: "Purrcasso is an art and craft auction and gala that benefits the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society in Berkeley, CA."

For more information, visit their website!

I'm sending these two pieces off tomorrow morning:

The first is the final printed version of this post, and the second is the cut-out paper shadowboxy type version of this design.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I had so much fun with a shadowbox-type piece I did for Purrcasso (I'll post it soon) that I can't wait to do another like it! I think this will be the next one :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

color study #3

one last test before i start the final:

it feels pretty boring to me, so i think i'll probably go with one of the others.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

color study #1

(the white box is where text will go)

EDIT: this is the sketch i did from a previous post of brainstorm thumbnails:

now i am working on color/lighting schemes for the illustration.