Monday, December 21, 2009


Monday Monday, ooooh ahhhh!!  Who sang that?  The Mamas and the Papas?  Regardless, I'm so very glad it's Monday.  After a long weekend and an ever longer, tiresome month, the holiday is approaching I am going home!  I'll be so glad to take some real time to devote my self to some artwork.  I'm allowing myself to procrastinate and watch television when I have some free time at the apartment because I have been driving around Orange county singing so much, that my creative energy is quite used up by the end of the day.  
When I get back, though, I'm going to be setting some deadlines and getting my dummy book together to send out to publishers.  It's about time I start getting it all done, eh?

Well, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Watch out for strange calls from Santa Clause (I got one) where he'll let you know how good you've been all year (that's a lie), and how you better go to bed early on Christmas Eve.  No joke.  I got a call just like this early today.  Gave me the chills.........

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Print work

I've been doing some work for my friend who is a graphic designer and printmaker.  We teamed up and I did some illustrations of Yellowstone wildlife, and I had a great time doing them!  Here is one of them---

A few sketches: One silly, and one kinda silly (but really quite serious)

She has a big nose, yes, but she's going to be part of a very poignant story... I hope.  And he has a big nose, but he's a carny with a cause and that cause it to make you smile, so laugh away!  

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

This is a small project I'm doing for a friend, Diane.  She has written many poems and a few children's books.  This painting is for a poem called, "Colors of Me".  It'll be done by the next go--- it needs a couple more hours.  It's supposed to look very whimsical.  I'l be adding a lot of highlights on the wings and eyes, and some kites in the background.  I'll be putting up the finished digi-paint when it's done.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Illustrating song lyrics

Here I put together a drawing for a song called "Monetary Sanctuary" by Anthony Williams.  It's on Youtube.  View song here---

The image will be going on a T-shirt.  Look out!  You might see it around town!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

LOTR LOL, hehe :) Blah


This is a little something I had to do, just for fun.  I'm going to be working on a lot of pen and ink drawings soon.  More to come!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


This is a work in progress, but I thought I would include it since it won't need to be finished for two weeks.  I'm having a lot of fun with it!

Blow that bubble, Margaret!

From "Heads and Hands" class.  This was the most enjoyable class so far!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Painting in the Napa Valley!

I've never done this before, even though I've lived here all my life. I went out, today, with the sister, and painted on the side of the road. There was a sweet little winery nestled between some trees, and another up on a proud hill. We painted for an hour and this is what I ended up with. Tons of fun--- will do it again!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Man and His Two Wives

Here's an ink drawing for a mini-book I'm doing in class. I've found my love for ink and bronze nibs. I'll be hand-crafting the book, too. Although I've drawn and re-drawn these scenes many times, the ink pulls it all together, and I'm very pleased with the final product.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The woes of Goldilox

These are some full illustrations I did for the fable, "Goldy-locks and the Three Bears".  The one directly above was assumed to be too stiff by my fellow class mates, and not enough locks of hair.  You can see the slight changes, and I do think they are for the best.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ricky's Children's Book

Ricky, my dear friend, has allowed me to Illustrate his charming story about a Dog named Wheeze who one day makes a huge sneeze.  Very cute.  Here's the style I'm going with, and the very first page's image.  

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mas digi paints!

These are what I finished today. I sat in front of the computer for way too long, my friends. Help me.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

new oldish

  A silly illustration I did for a book.  I'll be posting some new stuff real soon, ok???

Thursday, January 8, 2009

paint your guts out

I decided to start a little life painting of some things around the house.  It was so nice to get the oils goin' again!