Friday, November 20, 2009


This post is coming to you this morning from the floor of CTN-X! The convention is just a few hours away, so I thought I would put up some paper work that I made for the occasion! This guys will be on my table this weekend, so if you are in the area you should certainly stop by and say hello! It is going to be a great show!

And here are a few detail shots:

I will also have the Purrrcasso piece (from the previous post) with me at the show! Unfortunately it did not sell in the auction, but hopefully it will find a good home soon and all of the proceeds from it will be donated to the Berkeley East-Bay Humane Society! I hope to see some of you this weekend!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Purrcasso 2009

Purrcasso is a really great art auction/sale that is put on every year to benefit the Berkeley East-Bay Humane Society, and this year it is happening on Nov. 7th and 8th (this weekend!) in a brand new location on 4th St. in Berkeley. You can find more information on the Purrcasso site, as well as see a fantastic sampling of the artwork that has been donated this year.

As promised, here are a couple photos of my piece (that Billiam was kind enough to take pictures of because I completely forgot to do so myself.):

And just for kicks, here is the sketch that I worked off of to build the piece:

If you are in the area, stop by the auction on Saturday night! Say hello and bid on some artwork for a great cause!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Caged Birds Sing!

This will be my page in the upcoming CTN-X program/sketchbook. The book will be filled with artwork, bios, tips, and all sorts of other things from the artists who are participating in the expo. It will be a limited edition program and only available at the convention this year, so you should be there to snag one!

In other news, the Purrrcasso Art and Craft Gala is this coming weekend! In all the madness that was last week (with work, Halloween Prep, and more work) I was happy to be able to finish my piece for the show on time....and then I completely forgot to take any photos of it. Luckily, Billiam was kind enough to get some shots, so hopefully I will have those posted before the end of the week. In the meantime, have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pegasus Commission and Post-APE Update

A little while back I was commissioned to do a Pegasus paper sculpt, and here are the final photos. This piece was a blast to work on!

APE was great! Thanks to all who came out to say hello! I apologize to those of you who were waiting for a shop update - Monday was full of deadlines and thus the shop did not get updated until today. All new prints, buttons, and greeting cards are up, and at the time of this posting I still have one paper sculpt (this lovely lady) that is not spoken for. They were a blast to make, so I will certainly try to get more in the shop soon.

Next up for me is CTN-X! I can't wait to see everyone in Burbank!

Friday, October 16, 2009


My last pre- APE post!

I've spent the last few weeks constructing 10 original mini-paper sculpts that I will be bringing with me to APE! Here they are:

Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Snow Owl, Fall Owl, Seahorse, Canary, The Bride, The Dancer, The Good, The Wicked, Fall Fox, and Patisserie

A few detail shots!

They will be with me at tables 286 and 287, and each piece will probably be priced between $50 and $125. I'm going to split them up and have 5 to sell on Saturday and the other 5 to sell on Sunday.

Saturday's Group: Fall Owl, Snow Owl, Fall Fox, the two witches (Good and Wicked)

Sunday's Group: The Bride, The Dancer, Seahorse, Canary, and Patisserie

Any leftovers will go up in the shop on Monday! Actually, there will be a pretty hefty shop update on Monday, so if you can't make it to APE, don't feel to bad. But if you can come out, please do! It should be an awesome time!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Puppy Love

Here is holiday card #2! My pup is back East and I miss him very much! He looks just like this little guy, only multiplied in size by a factor of 100.

I will have both card designs with me at APE this weekend (with Billiam at tables 286 and 287), along with lots of prints and other things. I will also be posting mini-APE updates on twitter all week as well as during the show, and you can keep up to date with all of that right here. If you are in the Bay Area this weekend, please do come by and say hello!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Stay Warm :)

I know that its not quite this time of year yet, but I have to design my holiday cards early or they don't get sent:) Plus, they might show up on the table with Billiam and me at APE. They just might...

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Coming soon to an APE near you:)

Also, Terrible Yellow Eyes show this Saturday! If you happen to be in the LA area, please come out and say hi! It should be an awesome show.

More APE updates coming soon. Ta-ta for now!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Here is a little peak at a commission piece I worked on last month. The recipient of this paper sculpt apparently loves mermaids and LOVES reading, so I thought I would combine the two into one piece. Mermaids can be bookworms, right?

Detail: paper, cardstock, and gouache.

Full detail of the final framed piece.

In other news, I'm back from Pennsylvania and am jumping right into prep for APE! Bill and I will be back for more this year, so I will have lots of things to post as the show gets closer. I will also be exhibiting at CTN-X in November, so mark your calendars and come say hi if you can! Have a great weekend everybody!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Simply Terrible!

Last week I found out that I have the honor of being included in the upcoming " Terrible Yellow Eyes" show at Gallery Nucleus! I was so excited that I decided to create a second piece for the show. And here it is!
King Thing - 9"x20" Paper Sculpt

My original TYE contribution will be in the show as well. If you are in LA on September 19th, you should definitely stop by! It should be an awesome time:) Many, many thanks to the fantastic Cory Godbey for putting this project together.

After the Wild Rumpus - 12"x18" Digital Print and Paper collage

More posts to come soon! Have a great weekend everybody!

Monday, August 03, 2009


After spending last week unwinding from the whirlwind trip that was Comic Con, I spent the weekend working on a new piece for an upcoming Girls Drawing Girls gallery show at Meltdown in LA! Its been a while since I have 1. drawn mermaids and 2. made paper sculptures, so I decided to combine them here. Here is a bit of process:

The initial sketch in my sketchbook.

Early construction.

A few mermaid close-ups

Final (minus glass)

show opens on August 15th and runs through the 30th. If you are in LA and get a chance, you should stop by! There will be plenty of goodies there from some very talented ladies.

I also just added my Girls of Summer print to the Etsy store, so if you couldn't make it to San Diego you can snag one there:) I have a few weeks of relative down-time before my annual trip home, so hopefully that means I will be posting regularly for a while. Have a great week everybody!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's That Time Again!

For Comic Con!

This year I will actually be doing some work and helping the lovely ladies of Girls Drawing Girls with their table - booth #5428. I will be there Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning (from 10am to noon) as well as Thursday afternoon from 3 to 7pm. I will be helping them sell their brand-spankin' new pin up calendars, playing cards, and lots of other stuffs. I will also have my "Girls of Summer" print for sale at the booth, so stop by and say hello if you are there!

Here are some of the other booths of note that I will be tracking down when I am not hanging out with the GDG girls:

I hope to see you there! If you can't make it, don't worry - I will keep everyone posted on my Comic Con adventures via twitter. Have an awesome week, everybody, and I promise to be back with new artwork soon:)

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Girls of Summer!

I love summer the best. In honor of sunny days, warm weather, and especially water sports, I made this poster. Sometimes I get a little bit homesick for days on the lake, and especially for skiing. There is nothing quite like early mornings on glassy water, and I'm counting down the days until my annual visit home :)

But before Comic Con! This year I have the honor of being part of the Girls Drawin' Girls group and will be selling this print at their table. I'm not exactly sure what booth number it will be yet, but I do know that I will be hanging out there on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning of the Con, so if you are there you should stop by!

I will have more updates leading up to the Con, so stay tuned! And if you are in LA, go check out the opening of the Seductive Espionage Book Release on Friday! I'll be in vacation mode next week, but I promise to be back with plenty to post after the 11th.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Yuki 7 At Gallery Nucleus

Remember my little Yuki 7 fan-art painting from a couple weeks ago? Well, it turns out that she is going to be in the show at Gallery Nucleus next Friday! I am honored and humbled to be in such good company. The show is going to be great and I'm so sad that I won't be able to make it down there to see it:(

Here she is in her frame right before I sent her off to Nucleus. She seemed like she needed some pink paper fire, so I threw a little bit of that in there as a finishing touch. How will she escape? Tune in to find out:)

I'm busy working on a print for Comic Con, which should be done this weekend. As soon as I have something ready, I'll post a sneak peak. Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, June 12, 2009

After the Wild Rumpus!

All of that rumpusing can wear you out:)

This is my contribution to Cory Godbey's tribute blog to Maurice Sendak: Terrible Yellow Eyes. I have been inspired by Cory's work for years now, so I jumped at the chance when he invited me to be part of his project!
It was a lot of fun to rediscover Where the Wild Things Are. Picking up the actual hard-bound copy with the beautiful Caldecott Medal on the cover instantly took me back to story time on the carpet in kindergarten. At that age, no career could have been more glamorous than being a children's book author and illustrator. If you had that golden seal, however, it meant you were... well...a rockstar. So thank you to Mr. Sendak - we all hope you enjoy this project and that you keep on rockin'!

And just for kicks, here is my original sketch. Usually my sketches look like nothing but chicken-scratch, so the fact that this mildly resembles the finished painting is quite remarkable. So remarkable, in fact, that I decided it was both scan and blog worthy. Ball-point pen scribbles on scratch paper.

I will have more exciting things to share soon! Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Awesomeness that is Yuki 7

I couldn't help it, I had to join the fan-art wagon.

I try not to geek out too much about other artists on here, but I really must thank Kevin Dart for being such an inspiration. With the release of his new book, the trailer for the book (co-directed by Stephane Coedel), and planning the gallery show for the book's release, you would think that he has his hands full. Somehow, though, Kevin found time to write 3 fantastic blog posts on his process with Yuki 7 - from her first initial concepts to now. For someone like me who would like to tackle a book project in the future, these posts are pure gold!

For anyone who is interested, the show is happening at Gallery Nucleus in LA on July 3rd. I am really bummed that I cannot attend the show, but I thought I would use the blog to show my support instead. Way to go, Kevin!

Friday, May 29, 2009

New Love

I have some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that I have a new-found love in paper art. I mean, I have always been inspired by awesome folks like Megan Brain, Kevin Kidney, and Ben Butcher, but I haven't actually tried working with scissors and glue and construction paper since...4th grade? It has definitely been a while.

It all started as I was trying to prepare some things for Maker Fair. I had bought a few pretty lanterns and I wanted to make something neat with them. At first I tried painting on the glass, but that didn't work very well at all. Excited by the thought of trying something new, this is what happened:

The birdies from my new banner were good test subjects. And look how they glow in the dark!

So the bad news is this: In my attempt to learn how to create paper sculptures, I didn't leave time to make more than this one lantern before Maker Faire. While it is very tempting to take this one with me tomorrow, I think I will try to make a few more before officially presenting them to the world. I mean, in a "for sale" kinda way. I'm sure I will have more to show soon. And more paintings , too. I promise.

Lastly, I decided to try out this Twitter thing. Its all the rage, ya know? You can follow my adventures here. Have a wonderful weekend!