Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I wish everyone out there a safe and happy holiday, whoever and wherever you may be!

To celebrate the season, here are a few photos of some pieces I had made for the Unique LA Holiday Show!

Some of these scuplts are currently available in the shop, and I've also added this year's holiday cards and the Lagoon piece to Etsy as well. If you are interested in gifts for the holidays, today is the last day to order for pieces to be shipped before Christmas. I will be taking some time to spend with my family, and I wish you all the same! See you in the New Year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Super Big Micro Show and Unique LA!

Hey Everybody!

There are so many exciting things happening around the holidays and this weekend is no exception! First up, I will be exhibiting at Unique LA in downtown LA today and tomorrow. I've never been before but it looks like it will be a fabulous good time! You can find out the all of the details here. If you do stop by, come see me at booth #138 and say hello!

Next up, the Super Big Micro Show at Gallery Nucleus! These are the four pieces I made for the show, all based on the seasons of the year. All of the pieces in the show are teeny tiny, but there are SO MANY wonderful little gems that you certainly shouldn't miss it if you are in town. And they are going to be raffling off a beautiful Mike Gabriel original!

The Super Big Micro Show opens tonight at Gallery Nucleus. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lagoon Love

Ah, yes - the return of the mermaids:) I have been working on this piece in my spare moments for quite some time now, so I'm happy to finally be able to share it! I will have prints of this piece with me at CTN-X this weekend and they will also go up in the shop early next week.

This weekend's show is going to be completely packed with incredible talent, so if you can make it I highly recommend it! You can find me at Table 13 in the main hall, but if you are there you should go say hi to all of the other animation legends first. I will be around all weekend:)

I hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

'Tis The Season!

A new holiday card design for 2010! I will have these with me both at CTN-X and Unique LA.

I'm working away on having lots of fun, new stuff for these shows! CTN-X is coming up on November 19-21 at the Burbank Marriott and Convention Center, and will be jam-packed with animation industry goodness. Last year was a fantastic time, and this year can only be better! If you are interested in attending and have not yet gotten a pass, you can receive a 10% discount on any 1 or 3 day general pass by using this discount code as my guest: LEBRX10. You can register for the show here.

I hope to see you all there!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tangled: A Dazzling Day!

I am so excited to tell you about this project! About six months ago I was asked to illustrate a picture book based on the film Tangled, and I couldn't have been more thrilled! Tangled: A Dazzling Day is 24 pages about a day in the life of Rapunzel and Flynn, and was beautifully written by Devin Ann Wooster. It was a joy to work on, so I hope you like it!

Lots of things are coming up, including CTN-X in November and Unique LA in December! I'll post more on these shows as they get closer, but if you get the chance to be at either one, please stop by and say hello!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Just Can't Wait!

Some of my coworkers and I were recently asked to contribute to a collection of artwork for Disney Fine Art Galleries. The idea is for us to create our own artistic interpretations of our favorite moments from Disney films. Considering that I spent a large part of my life trying to figure out how to make a living doing EXACTLY this, I jumped at the chance!

First up is "I Just Can't Wait to be King!" in paper! I don't know about anyone else, but I'm fairly certain that I listened to The Lion King soundtrack cassette on a nonstop loop for the entire summer of 1994. My mother (who patiently listened along with me in the car) can attest to my obsession. Thank you for putting up with me, Mom. This one's for you:)

I have quite a few things to update on soon, so stay tuned! Until then, have a great week, everybody!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Peck'n'paw at Gallery Nucleus!

I am a little late to post about this, but Peck'n'paw and the Black Mirror is making a one-night only appearance at Gallery Nucleus tonight! Contributing artists will be there to sign books, and there will be lots of original artwork both from and inspired by the book for sale! Admission is free, and there will be raffles and prizes and all sorts of fun stuff going on. If you are in the area you should certainly stop by to say hello!

Since my piece from the book was digital, I decided to work on a couple of pieces inspired by the book for the show.

"Pretty in Pink" detail

"Spinning Dreams"

They were so much fun to work on, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them in the gallery with all of the other artists' beautiful work. It should be a wonderful evening and I hope to see some of you there!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Comic Con is just around the corner, and the Visual Development Department at Disney has put together a beautiful book for the show called Pecknpaw and the Black Mirror. Each artist was encouraged to submit pieces based on that single-line theme, and the resulting book is lovely!

I was thrilled to be asked to contribute to the book, and this is my piece!

We have also been working on bookplates that will be sold with special editions of the book at the Con - Here is a little snapshot of a few that I was able to do:

Pecknpaw and the Black Mirror can be found at booth 4819 at Comic Con! We will have books, bookplates, and some prints from the book on hand. I will be bringing prints of my piece, and any left over after the show will go up in the shop! If you are going to the con, be sure to stop by the booth and say hello!

And don't worry, out-of-towners - the nice folks at Gallery Nucleus are currently taking pre-orders on the book. You can reserve a copy here.

Have a lovely week, everyone! I hope to see you all in San Diego!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Paper Banner

Life has been more busy than ever, and I look forward to updating on all of the things I've been working on recently very soon! For now, though, here is a piece I made a while back. Yes, another peacock piece. I promise I will give the peacocks a break for a while :) I was toying with the idea of a paper header for the blog - what do you think?

Also, I just updated the shop with the fountain piece ( titled "First Sight") from my last post. you can find it here!

I hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend, and here's to a great week ahead! More updates to come soon.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Painting and Peckinpaw!

Its been quite busy around here! I haven't had much time to paint, but I did manage to work on this piece between projects. My apartment is just down the street from some beautiful fountains, so I thought I might pay homage to them here. Definitely love at first sight:)

And in other news, I'm really honored to be a part of a new anthology book called PecknPaw and the Black Mirror! The visual development artists at Disney have been working hard to complete an art book for Comic Con this year, and I was extremely lucky to be able to contribute a piece. More details will follow, but in the meantime you can check out the Pecknpaw blog for updates and process posts!

Lots of exciting things are coming up, but in the meantime have a lovely week!

Friday, March 05, 2010

A Little Bit of History

Here is a little self- portrait of me circa 20 years ago.

I've spent months trying to come up with the right words to express myself in this post, but I still don't think I can do it justice. Simply put, life is wonderful. If you can dream it, you can do it.
20 years later, that little girl gets to stroll into the Walt Disney Animation Studios every day and walk among giants. It doesn't get much sweeter than that.
I sincerely thank everyone who has ever given me support, and if you are reading this, that includes you. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

I haven't quite gotten settled in the new job yet, so posts might be sparse for a while. I will do my best to keep up, but please forgive me if I am a little slow. I will still be heading out to conventions, including Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle next weekend! If you are in the area you should definitely stop by! And after that I will be back in the Bay for Wondercon! If you have a chance to come to either show, please do. Until then, ta ta for now!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Paper Cuts Gallery Show!

The ladies above are the three pieces I made for next weekend's "Paper Cuts" show at Terminal 22 Gallery in Oakland. These pieces were inspired by the lovely Carmen Miranda - her costumes and charm were just legendary, and I thought that they would be fun to go over-the-top with in paper:)

PAPER CUTS will show fine art and craft pieces that embrace the possibilities and strengths of paper as a primary media. The show's opening reception is this coming Friday, February 5th from 6-10pm at 2443 Telegraph Ave in Oakland. If you are in the Bay Area next weekend, please stop by! Refreshments and free cupcakes (!) will be provided. I hope to see you there!

Also, I just added the "Dinosaur Party" print and "Sleeping Dragon" paper sculpt to the ol' shop, so feel free to take a look if you are interested! Have a lovely week, everybody.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Colorful Creatures

Hey, everybody! Happy 2010!

I apologize for my absence from posting. Things have been quite busy around here since my last post at the end of November, but I should be able to get back on schedule now, at least for a while. Lots of exciting things are coming up, so I will have lots to share!

I have wanted to do a dinosaur piece for a very long time, so I decided there would be no better time to do it than to ring in the New Year. These dinosaurs are having a party, but the velociraptors were not invited. You might think that is mean, but they are bullies and have been giving me nightmares since I first saw Jurassic Park in 1993. Consider this payback.

And these photos are of another paper piece I did over the holidays. Peacocks are so much fun to sculpt!

That's all for now - have a lovely week everybody!