Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WANTED: a Few Good Men (ah ha ha ha!)

I may have mentioned this before, but I tend to get a bigger kick out of my own work than most people. Isn't he just the cutest cowboy you ever done seen?

This was originally just a pencil sketch I had started in my watercolor moly. I ended up taking it into photoshop and digitally coloring him in and adding real denim, plaid, and leather for his shirt, shoes and boots!

Whattya think?

***I apologize for the small picture, Blogger is pissing me off and I can't seem to re-size him without distorting the image. This isn't my first time with computers, lol, I shouldn't be having this problem. I'll keep you posted if I figure it out. In the mean time, sit real close to your screen and get out your magnifying glass!***

Of course as soon as I posted and uploaded the image for the fifth consecutive time the damn thing worked properly....maybe it is me, LOL!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

As Homer would say: DOH!

Holy Jeebus, it's been ages since I've updated this blog! I have no excuses for my sorry behavior other than I was busy and then lazy, in that order.

It's not like I wasn't creating art or designing new things, I even took pictures of everything I was working on! So why then is the blog not getting updated? There is absolutely no good excuse for it, I apologize.

*hangs head in shame*

So here's a teenie-weenie preview of the things that have been taking up my time lately. This is in no way complete. But I've got to save some stuff for future updates, right? More news soon to come, I promise :D

So what are you looking at exactly? My Etsy store logo, a new business card design, new promo postcards, a few teensy looks at pages from my children's book that is four years in the making as well as some just for fun sketch book pages. Okay, comment away, let the threats begin for deserting you all for so long.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I'm not dead, I promise....

I just totally forget to take pictures when a project is completed and then it's two months later and I realize like a total dumbass that I have neglected my blog all over again. So here they are...a few of things I've been up to lately.Above is another entry in my Alice book. My original group fell apart, there were only two of "reliables" left so we decided to search for new groups...this one is currently off on another round now.

Below is a present for my Dad. His birthday was in September and let's face it the man loves him his hot rods. So I put him in a pedal car, LOL. My mom was a little peeved he took it to work with him. I think she wanted it to stay at the house.

Below is a new sketchbook I've started, just for myself. Too often I am drawing for others or specifically for a purpose. I don't just sketch for the hell of it anymore, so that's what this one is for.

And this last one is a work in progress for one of my moly x groups. Although her theme was never laid out in stone, Jennifer's book had taken on a Nature I did my best :) I added some birds and the ocean.

Now this isn't everything...just what I had readily available. Stay tuned for more images shortly!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Frankenstein's Bride...

I just had to post this. I was working in my sketch buddies' book and this was just too much fun not to share. Frankie's Bride, complete with fancy panties and 3-D skirt, HA HA! Me thinks I'll have to create a few more of these to sell :) Orders, orders? Anyone? Hee hee.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I have been a busy girl...let me rephrase that...I have been a VERY busy girl. Normally I try to update the blog regularly...if you look at the last date of posting you'll see it's been awhile.


I'll spare you the excuses and reasons as to not getting anything new up...but I did have a yard sale, visited a flea market for the first time, attended a birthday party where I was a caricature artist and shit-load of other really I wasn't just sitting around doing nothing :)

First off, update: the quilt is done, the quilt is done! If you don't know what the hell I'm talking about, LOL, maybe you'll remember this little piece I posted a while back...well the final outcome can be seen below:

The rest of these images are for some of the work I've been doing on the side lines lately, one of which was for a friend at work, her daughter turned one and they threw a big birthday party for her. I was asked to draw caricatures for the kids. She had a whole Garden Gnome theme going with mushrooms everywhere and all kinds of cool's a picture of the birthday girl and a snapshot I snagged of the cute cake she had made....I want one for ME!!

Last but not least, I was commissioned to paint a portrait for a friend. Her mother recently passed away and she had this really tiny image of her, from an old photo booth. While talking, she mentioned it was her favorite picture of her mom but because it was so small she couldn't really do a lot with it. Now, this is something I don't regularly get asked to do but I completely jumped at the chance of creating a sort of concept/portrait. Her style and the ideas we came up with while discussing possible outcomes for this painting made this a really cool piece to work on and I'm so happy with how it came out. The first image is an in-progress shot to make sure I had line and structure in the areas I wanted it...we were keeping a very flat look to everything and making this a very graphic/tattoo styled piece...while the bottom picture is finished piece in the very cool frame she picked out :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Just a reminder...

As of April 1, 2010 all my new blog posts will appear over on my website under the "blog" tab. While my website is currently without galleries, all recent images can be found directly in the blog posts. Galleries should be up shortly for your viewing pleasure :)

For future reference I will continue to post handmade items to this blog as well as updates on artwork and my eventual shop opening.

thanks, as always for stopping by!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

As my previous post stated, I had originally planned on posting pictures of what I have been working on these past few months. Well, I guess to show proof I’ve actually been working and not just neglecting this bad boy. But it seems there were a few problems with the pictures I took and I had to wait to get images from the recipients of said gifts. This first image was for my mom. She is all crafty and a quilt-making freak (I say freak in a good way, not like she's some strange species, let's get that straight), so I really wanted to make her something that she could display in her sewing room....only it turns out there isn't a whole lot of wall space left in there...I would show you a picture but then she might turn on me and no more sewing any-whoo....
This next image, the one all done up in pink, was for my sister, Stephanie. She loves pink, loves clothes and so I created a little girl’s biggest dilemna, “what to wear?” I hand drew little dresses onto patterned paper and hung them from a clothes line. She loved it.

Also, if you look below, you’ll see the painting I made for my dad. From the time I was in first grade until my youngest sister graduated college he had us playing softball. He got stuck with three daughters, he made sure we were into sports :) Anyway, the picture I created is his three girls on a softball bench, one spitting sunflower seeds (that would be me), one blowing a bubble (Ashley), and one sipping on some water (Stephanie). These are all the photos I have at the moment, I will have more to follow very shortly…so thanks for checking in.