Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Pet" Peeves

A few weeks ago I found a collection of Chuck Jones animated shorts at Target. The collection included a short about Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a mongoose who is adopted into a family and risks his life to protect them from two cobras living in the garden. I've loved this short as a little girl and still find it inspiring today.
I originally began this illustration for the IF topic "garden" a few weeks back. Since I've been swamped with all kinds of work lately, I haven't had much time to finish it. I hope it works for the IF topic "Pet Peeves". The way I see it, the cobras (especially Nagina, who is pictured here) are Rikki-Tikki's pet peeves. And he is the family pet. The Pet's Pet Peeves...
Anyhow, enjoy!

And as I mentioned before, stay tuned for some exciting developments later in the week! Have a great Wednesday!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Much too long...

It has been too long since my last post. Between taking a very short vacation, being extra busy at work, and having a couple freelance projects that are taking up the majority of my free time, I haven't had a lot of time to make fun things to post on my blog. I know, its no excuse, I apologize.
Now here is the good news: in a very, very short time, I will be able to reveal what I have been working on for the last year and a half! Exciting! And I suspect that the 12 of you who read my blog either A. already know what that is because you are Dave, Joe, Jed, Bill, or my sister, or B. will totally want to find out more once I spill the beans! Stay tuned for that...

In other good news, I have to let everybody know how proud I am of Dave for winning the bumper contest!!!! If you haven't seen "Furnick", please do so now. You will not be disappointed.

And now I leave you with this: treasure I found at Wondercon several weeks ago. "Maile" is one of a limited edition of dolls that Chris Sanders (creator/director of "Lilo and Stitch") created for the 2007 Comic Con. "Maile" (in her skull and crossbones dress) fits right in on my desk at work, where we are all pirates. It was just meant to be.

Aloha for now. I'll be back with new things soon.