Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jon in the car on Sunday

This is my husband...again, I was looking for real life things to draw. This was what was available, as when we are driving, it is hard to capture things as we are speeding by. Maybe I will try that next!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Scary Cute

This dolphin is super cute, but I bet I would be a bit alarmed were I to swim up to him unexpectedly while scuba diving in the warm seas.

Friday, August 28, 2009

CAUTION - The Sea is Unstable

I thought this was fitting for this week's Illustration Friday topic: Caution. I thought it would be fun to give the overwhelming ocean the personality of a creature that could easily lose its temper.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

MAGNIFY for Illustration Friday

I thought this drawing was fitting for this week's Illustration Friday topic: Magnify

2 Bears

These two bears are best buds.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Daily Habits

Daily habits. I used to smoke and eat chips. I don't do those things so much anymore. Times change.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Barbeque Utensils

It had been a while since I just sat down a looked at something and drew it, so that is what I did tonight. We were going to barbeque, but we ended up just sitting on the patio drawing. It was a really nice evening for it!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cleo and Another Proper Princess

I was trying to capture the personality of my dog, Cleo. She has a real poker face, as many shibas do. She also acts like a princess, so delicate and demanding of what she wants.

Cleo reminds me of a deer, or a horse. Her upright position, so proper, with big eyelashes. She knows she is special. This is a horse I drew while thinking of beautiful, "proper" looking animals.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

project for art unleashed & more detail on raging storm

It was fun to gocco, then paint and build a cutstom frame for this piece for Art Unleashed. I plan to go this year and buy some art! The best thing about it is that the proceeds go to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.
The last two are more detail on the "raging storm" painting. I am trying to spend more time on each piece and give each the attention it needs.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

now I know why they say I Heart Gocco!

Jon got me a Gocco printer for my birthday...and I am now just using it for an "Art Unleashed" project. I thought you couldn't get the Gocco printers anymore, but I guess  you can. Artists and Craftmen Supply in KC carries them. I really like it!
I need to get more ink though. The kit only came with black. I want to use four colors - yellow, blue and orange with my black line-work on the next printing session. I will also need more screens...and more paper because you have to print like 50 for each screen and I already used up my paper!

I used Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolors for the color areas for this print. I like the yellow dots...that bright paint is so much fun to use!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wintery Boots

I have been wearing these wool felt boots everywhere. I love them - so cozy and warm, like slippers!

Saturday, August 15, 2009


I love Andy Warhol's collection of shoe drawings - so graphic and whimsical. He inspired me to draw these shoes.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bananas for Bananas

This is George Gorilla's second cousin, Gerard. Can you see the relation? He is a little more giving with his bananas, but also a bit more shy.

Monday, August 10, 2009


I have been seeing a lot of unicorns back in culture lately. My friend Unice (pictured above) showed up today, ready to help with any magical needs that may arise. She was always a very helpful unicorn.

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I am really thrilled the sun has been shining so much lately!

I have also been having malt-o-meal for my is a drawing of the box. This design has been around a while.

And here is Helga and Leo - they haven't seen each other in a while - you know, because of all the deforestation, they were separated months ago. They plan on forming a new neighborhood association to prevent any further disruptions to the forest. Maybe you could help them?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ode to the Odor

My feet are really stinky sometime. I am active, and if I don't watch out for puddles or clean my shoes often, then can really give off a funk. It's worth it, as I love to be active.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Here are some recent characters I drew for children's Valentine product.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mo' Munkey

Here is a rough of the two monkeys that will appear on the children's Valentine's collection I have been working on...