Wednesday, September 26, 2012

oh hey!

Ok so first off:

Riot Fest was fan-tastic. The bands themselves were amazing - and we saw damn near all of them - but the whole carnival atmosphere and way the thing was put together was perfect. Two days of dancing and whiskey and ferris wheels.

Moving along, it's Autumn, which means I can't help this from happening

New monsters and friends being sewn-up for my Etsy shop. If you've ever wanted one of my critters, next month will be a good time to snatch one up (ETA: the new Tootsie Monster has already been purchased ~ Thanks!)  I'll post more photos of these as they come along - I'm taking my time with them and they'll be done next month, along with some new Amigurumi. I've been sewing these little monsters in the evenings, in that little bit of time between when I get home from the day job and before I start the night's painting.

And then I'm still working on the fish-ladies

This one is just about done, with the other two close behind. She's 18"x7", watercolor and graphite pencil on paper. I'm working on getting details now, in the hair and wrinkles, which is my favorite thing and makes me wicked happy.
I should have details on the show soon!


Friday, September 14, 2012


1am in the treehouse, scratching out one of the final mermaid paintings, gettin' loopy on sleep-deprivation. It's been a week. Oof.

The mermaids are for "I'll Be Right Back" ~ a horror-themed show curated by Isaac Bidwell, which will open October 27th in Baldwinsville, NY. And of course I'll have all the details and fun info on that a little later.

That's all for this week, kids - me and my 2-day passes to Riot Fest are signin' off! Happy weekend! xo

Thursday, September 13, 2012

where the time goes

workworkworking away

3 am in the treehouse

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Another Monday Midnight

Late late nights, washing in layers and layers.
Started the hair a bit last night (this morning?) and very happy with all of that. I like painting hair. So, yay.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Having a ton of fun, and losing a ton of sleep, in the sketchbook this week.

Still working on that catfish lady, not sure about her yet. Starting the other two paintings tonight though!

I think I have some sleep scheduled for Sunday. I'm pretty excited about that, too.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Long Labor Day Weekend

Thurs/Fri/Sat were pretty much spent at OhNo!Doom. The radical Adventure Time show is off (but still Online!), and the Autumn is being slowly (and happily) welcomed in with The Grove

This show is lovely and full of surprises and little mysteries. I walked away with a particularly fantastic (and curiously disturbing) print by Teagan White.

Other Labor Day activities included:

Making new friends in unusual places

Dee-licious home grillin' and being lazy outside in the deep grass

Sketchbook Sketching. This fishy-lady will be painted and printed, along with some of her terrifying aquatic friends, for a show next month in New York state. Details on all of THAT later!

And of course,

Drinking with Goats and Friends.

..and as always, back to work. It was a long (long long long) day at the office today, but I'm thinking I can still get in a few good hours of paint.

Happy September, Internet. Who's ready for gourds and cider?!