Thursday, September 25, 2008


Ok, so apparently I will not be hanging up my art at mojo's starting october 1rst. There was a double booking. However I think I will still be hanging stuff up in the middle of october. ??? so this gives me more time to get stuff done which is good b/c I've found it hard to focus this week...and my vacation is almost over.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Woo Hoo! I finally finished my Halloween wreath.
First I wraped the entire wreath with black glittery ribbon. Then for the sign I used some cardboard. I cut it to make it look all ragged. Then I finger painted the edges brown and black to make it look burnt. I also painted the Happy Halloween and spiderwebs. Next I glued the black spider bugs on the bottom right hand corner. Then I added the glitter bat stickers. Finally I added the Altmans in blood red. I attached the sign by using a hole cutter to poke holes in the top corners. Then Iused black ribbon to tie the sign to the wreath. For the flowers I really wanted black roses but didn't have any and they are kinda expensive. So I took some old red roses that I've had for a while and I painted some completely black. The others I just painted the edges black. then I glue black glitter to the edges. I also added lots of spiders and spiderwebs as well as skull heads.
and ofcourse the black crow. I just love him. Here are some other pictures of our front porch.
We will ofcourse add more stuff as Halloween gets closer. A scarecrow, a couple of pumpkins, who knows what we'll think of.

Friday, September 19, 2008

monster drawings

*Swim at Your Own Risk* black ink drawing on paper 8 x 10 inches

ok , so I have a little less than two weeks to get everything done and ready to hang at mojo burrito. I have about seven paintings I can sell but I need more stuff. So I've been drawing. It's less expensive and time consuming than painting and I do love to draw. I've been using this character that I created back in 1995 when I was a junior in high school. Our art teacher had given some students an assignment to write, illustrate, and bind their own book. I loved this idea and decided to do one myself. It took me a good two year to complete but by the time I graduated from high school it was done. It was called "The world doesn't listen, it looks". My main character was a little girl named Patrilia. That original book was unfortunately lost. Then three years later as a junior at Berry College I decided to make my senior thesis based around Patrilia. I wrote another book, very similar to the first and my art show consisted of paintings and monoprints that illustrated the story. I even had a reading where I read the book in front of the art. My dream was to turn the story into a screenplay? Isn't that what they call it when you want a book turned into a movie? Anywho, my dream was to have Tim Burton direct it. I started rewriting the story complete with a soundtrack and everything. Then I went into the coma. and lost everything I owned. SO, it seems that Patrilia will just have to live and die with me in my mind. Or will she? I wanted to draw some spooky pictures for the mojo show and didn't even intend on Patrilia being in them but it just turned out that way. so here she one dangerous predicament or another.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

show at Mojo Burrito

Here are some pictures from the last show at Mojo Burrito, back in July. I have less than half a month to finish the paintings for October. Here is my best friend Linda reading my artist bio.

martha stewart blog contest

Martha Stewart is having a blog contest in which she will choose certain blogs to feature in the Martha Blog. Being one who can't turn down a contest I have to give it a try. Visit Martha's blog to find out more.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

viking warrior princess

this is a card I made for my friend linda. she is a viking warrior princess. a decendent of celtic royalty. (not really but we can pretend)

Friday, September 5, 2008

halloween brainstorming

The theme is Halloween and the sky is the limit.
  • pumpkins - jack-o-lanterns
  • vampires
  • witches
  • black cat
  • monsters
  • spiders - spiderwebs
  • graveyards - tombstones
  • skeletons
  • candy
  • full moons
  • ghost
  • haunted mansions
  • you have some suggestions? please tell me what makes you think of Halloween?

things are about to get busy

ok. so there is this wonderful little eatery called 'mojo burrito'. There are two of them where I live (same owners) and they support local artist by showing their work. I think this is wonderful. I've shown my art at mojo's twice now. The last time was just back in July. I sold several peices and was very happy. The last day that I went to pick up my art I had mentioned how much I would like to do a Halloween themed show. Nothing was really finalized though so I didn't think to much more about it. Then it hit me, what if they have me booked for October and I don't even know it? What if October comes and I don't show up and I miss out on this wonderful opportunity? So I got my brother-in-law (who manages one of the stores) to find out. Apparently no one was scheleduled so October is mine. excellent. except I have not been painting as much and the two good halloween paintings I have are on sale at my etsy shop. So I have a lot of work to do.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


'tis the season to be spooky. here are some of my 'get in the spirit' projects.

I just finished another on of a witch which I will post soon. Next I think I'm going to paint dracula and maybe a mummy. I love Halloween! Oh yeah, I'm selling these on etsy along with some other paintings. check them out.