Friday, October 30, 2009

Mummy spies the candy!

Halloween is almost upon us! I'm all about the mummies this year.

I did this for round two of the Micro Gallery we've set up at work. "Micro" because all the artwork is approximately 6"x6" or less and... our space is really small. Photos from the opening of the first micro gallery (courtesty of Brian Kesinger):

All proceeds from the first gallery went to buy us a lovely bar (it's name is "Barsheba", or at least that's what i'm going to keep calling it until it sticks)! Proceeds from our Halloween show are going to charity.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I recently set up a small studio space for myself in a corner of the spare bedroom in my apartment (a space now also shared with my cat Quincy) and figured this new reclamation of space would be a good opportunity to set up some bookshelves as a solution to my ungodly book overflow problem.
Not wanting to spend too much, i set out for Ikea!

Ikea is a terrible place, especially when it's busy. Full of fast-moving little kids, slow-moving adults, and tons and tons of things that i have no use for but want anyway.
I didn't actually wind up getting anything, not even the shelves i'd come for. i found one set that i liked, but it was $60, and i figured if i was going to pay that much i might as well pay a little more and get something nice that's not made of particle board. I'm an adult now (so they tell me), and as such i think i deserve to surround myself with furniture that's not totally crappy.

So i won this round, Ikea! Perhaps someday we'll meet again on the field of battle, but it's not likely.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


A fine and fancy female ballooning in her bloomers!
Kind of a concept drawing for a better-planned painting i'd like to do eventually :)

Also posted over at the Girls Drawin' Girls blog as part of our "weekly" theme.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I did a piece for the Purrcasso Art & Craft Gala which benefits the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society. It's a good cause, and a good excuse to draw a cat. I recently adopted a cat myself from The Catharine Fund here in L.A.! His name is Quincey, and he looks a bit like this guy here.

The deadline to get art to them is this saturday (Oct. 31st!) so there's technically still time! I've been slacking big time and need to get to the post office early tomorrow morning so i can have this overnighted up north. Here's hoping it helps!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Two posts in the space of an hour! RIDICULOUS!
I did this last week and it's been sitting around so i thought i'd throw it up here (hehe, "throw up"). Autumn is my absolute favorite season-that-doesn't-really-exist-in-LA. This was meant to commemorate the start of our delightful cold weather, and came out a little more sinister than i was intending.
I still like it though, so here it is.

Mummy Girl

This is my piece for the Girls Drawin' Girls show that opens at the Hyaena gallery this weekend! She's just preppin' for Halloween like the rest of us. Mummies are going to be the new vampires (nice try Penny Arcade but i thought of it first, just ask anyone.)
Ain't nothing sexier than mummies.

I won't be around for the opening, but if you are then you should definitely check it out. Located in scenic Burbank, CA, next door to House of Secrets. Sure to be spooky good!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

green sweatew

I have a green sweatshirt that i love (the actual sweatshirt has the WWF panda on it!) but until recently it's been too hot to wear it. SoCal's "other season" has officially begun, and i'm super-psyched. I love this weather. It makes it possible for me to deal with just about anything.
Anyway, i dug the sweatshirt out and was wearing it around the house the other day, but it was all dusty from hanging on a hook all year. It was kind of a cozy smell.