Wednesday, October 31, 2012

For Tonja

A friend of mine's mother has been diagnosed with 6 months to live.  We held a car wash and raised some money for her- I wanted to contribute and made a painting for the cause.  I sold it to a lovely friend at Java Joe's and the money is on it's way to her and her family to enjoy the last months, to relieve some medical bills, whatever is needed.  I hope everyone can appreciate what and who they have.  Love your family, friends, and even those people you pass by on the street.  Nothing is more eternal, more important and changing than love.


Design Inspiration

Sometimes the best places to find inspiration are on days off, walking around with a confidant, and enjoying the scenery.  I loved this chalkboard wall and metal artworks.  
 These colors and retro/modern prints are perfect elements to create that sunny but quiet feeling in a bedroom or living room.  I've gone with a lot of neutrals so far, but maybe I'll add some blues and corals here and there.

Friday, October 26, 2012

We Were Merely Freshmen

These are pages from a short little graphic novel experiment I did my first year of college.  I thought it would be fun to put it up since it's never seen the light of day.  I can't remember the story I had behind it, except the old woman has some sort of Mary Poppins thing going on.  I think I'll have a little "play" time and re-do this comic to see how I would approach it today.  More on that soon, but until then: enjoy some of my very early work!

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Life and Times...

Well, my Christmas card with the crooked tree crooked cat, and crooked furniture was chosen to be a design offered at  I'll be uploading it sometime in the next couple days and you can order it to send out to all your quirky friends. :)

Here's some things I've been working on.

I put together wedding paper decorations such as table lists, name cards, banners, invitations, etc, for my best friend who got married at the beginning of this month.  You can see more photos at

More on the way.  Been working on my largest painting ever!