Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday, October 21, 2011

Skunks galore on Etsy for fun!

Thanks to Lisa Comperry of Lcomperry shop on Etsy "The Wandering Shutterfly" for adding my "Skunks' Laundry day image to her treasury of skunks on Etsy (a great place to buy unique handmade gifts) here's the link:

I love skunks, a little torn over the skunk fur mittens, while I'm not opposed to fur, hard not to think of the little skunks that made em.

Illustration Friday - Subject: Fuel

For Illustration Friday's theme, "Fuel" I pulled out a little painting I did. "Last Chance for Gas".

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Makin' Sock toys

Having fun making some plain white sock animals, now courageous enough to branch out and make some colorful ones. I got a great book that has inspired me to venture into three dimensional plush art... "Socks Appeal" by Brenna Maloney. I'll picture her book when I succeed in making one of her patterns.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

"Checking In" or "Highway Host"

Happy New Year one and all. This is what I spent the first half of December working on for a collector who commissioned it, thanks Jen! A very large work that has inspired me to go on to more large format story telling. Please let me know what you think. I wish it was possible to show in all it's large glory, here's from sketch to final, though it's tinyness on screen doesn't do it justice.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Illustration Friday - Burning

For Illustration Friday's Theme: Burning, I thought I'd share my favorite tarot in my deck. Still working to complete the remainder of the major Acana, and have stalled in shopping it to publishers. Better get back on that.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

IF - Transportation

For Illustration Friday Entry - "Transportation"
This is a commission I did for a couple who's pets were moving with them from one city to another - in style!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September's slipping away, - time to think ahead to the fall season's festivals, and the gift giving season. I'm opening my schedules for commissions and planning new shows. Contact me for small, medium or large custom made paintings at reasonable affordable art prices.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Alamo Square Flea market a blast!

Well, it was cold and foggy, but we had a good time anyway at the Alamo Square Flea market. I was over on Fulton St. with the hard core junk and antique vendors, we had lots of fun talking to folks, watching the great outfits walk by, and chatting to each other while wearing hats, scarves, and mittens in August. The nice folks at the booth next to me gave me an awsome copy of the Constitution of the United States, Illustrated!!

Thanks for all those folks who stopped by and bought a print, or an original piece of art! I had such a great time chatting with you all, and was really encouraged by the sales, got all stoked for the coming holiday season and harvest time! (Though I wish Summer would visit a little longer here in fog city).

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Grand opening and Artist Reception

This weekend I'll be at the Opening party of the second Rabbit Ears shop in El Cerrito, a pet supply, and rescue for small companion animals, mostly rabbits and guinea pigs.

Their new store on Fairmont Ave in El Cerrito, just down the street from the Kensington shop on Colusa, has ample room for animal artwork, and I've got bunches of my art up for this opening party and kick off of the new store. Champagne, food and music will round out the party!

This month, and for the remainder of the summer 10% of the profits from all my art sales will go to the Marine Mammal Institute and their efforts to help animals suffering from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Come on by on Sunday, June 27 for a look around the new Rabbit Ears, explore Bunnies without Borders - the non-profit rabbit rescue, and see my latest art! 1pm-5pm 7523 Fairmount Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530: 510-356-4233

Monday, May 17, 2010

illustration Friday - Equipment

Here's the IF entry for this week - a little late. I've had some experiences recently with "equipment". Specifically refrigerators. First my sister's fridge broke, the motor just blew out and melted the plastic inside the fridge. Then my own fridge crapped out after months of making high pitched loud hum that drove me nuts. So this picture commemorated our season of household appliance shopping and having apartment furnishings replaced.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

IF - Strong

I created this for a physical trainer's website. He's a very strong pigeon.

You can see my other animals working out at website.

Friday, August 21, 2009

IF - Caution

"Use of caution is advised if you don't want to get caught playing illegal dice games in the back alley."

Here's a drawing I did for a series called "Bunnies gone Bad" This one didn't make the clients cut, but I quite like it, perhaps I will revisit taking this one to full paint.

Friday, June 26, 2009

IF - Worn

Here's my entry for Illustration Friday this week, "Worn". This piece is called, "Dressing room" or "Rabbit Boudior".

Friday, June 19, 2009

IF - Drifting

Well, after a long Ill. Friday Hiatus, I thought I'd jump back in again with this. This depicts Gloria and Roxie, my Guinea Pigs, Drifting around California with their backpacks. This was really a last summer image, as this spring, sadly Roxie has gone to the big hay pile in the sky. Gloria is staying home during my summer vacation this year, to sit in her rocking chair and knaw on carrot sticks. But life was good in those rambling days.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

IF - Theatre

Here's my offering for Theatre. This was done for SWAN day 2008, Support women artist's NOW!

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Here's another of my Tarot Card series, the High Priestess with her talisman, the "Scroll of Secrets".

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Bunny-Licious! Easter show with new bunny art

My new bunny art is available for viewing and purchase at really low prices in the fantabulous and fanciful downstairs gallery at Eclectix in El Cerrito! Stop in and find interesting art books, wild jewelry and cool accessories, vintage cloths and wacky art - She's got it all over there! Our opening party was fun, but the show is running through the month and especially fun for Easter weekend! Get on in there and check it out, all new art not yet available anywhere else!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

sick piggies! Oh no.

Both my little guinea pig models have gotten ill recently. I'm doting over them and they have both pulled themselves out of it for now, but it's making me think it's time to do some portraiture of my two little girls while everyone's still spunky and bouncy - Stay tuned for some new painted portraiture of my Gloria and Roxie.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

IF - Legendary

Along for the ride in the search for the legendary Oceana (the mermaid), Olaf the sailor, Fish and Fishy, Squirt the dolphin, and Dr Phineus.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The book is out!

How to Make a Boring Subject Interesting : 52 ways even a nerd can be heard, by Geni Whitehouse. Geni is a wonderful presenter, and not nearly as nerdy as she thinks she is. I did some illustrations for her book, which has great points and simple instructions on how to entertain an audience while making a dull subject fascinating. My simple line art is presented in this copy of the book, and more illustrations will be in the second printing. Get it now on Amazon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Here's a drawing I did a while back for a tenative book project I was playing around with.
This year again I'm revisiting the idea of doing a graphic novel style book, or a book with color and black and white illustrations. Just getting back into writing and drawing is an interesting time.
Wish It was easier to pull away from all my day jobs and get into creation time, but I manage somehow. March promises 12 new paintings for a show in El Cerrito, some small works for City Art and Artist's Xchange, and a big poster for the TV of Tomorrow trade show.

Monday, February 16, 2009

How to make a boring subject interesting

A new illustration for Geni Whitehouse's book, "How to make a boring subject interesting, 52 ways even a nerd can be heard."

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sunday, February 08, 2009

IF Time

Ok so I'm late this week, but here it is, "Time" to get up!
I'm down in my family home in LA so "Time" got the best of me and I didn't get this up by Friday.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Etsy Stalker Guinea Pig Picks

I've been mentioned on Esty Stalker's Guinea Pig Pick Page, what an honor! Curator Beatrice has picked my Framed Limited Edition Print of my painting, "Guinea Pigs Bowling" for an honorary mention, along with some other fantastic hand made guinea pig items. I think I may have to purchase one of them, I love these Hand made Guinea pig stuffed animals! Thanks Beatrice and Etsy Stalker!
By the way, this original painting is still in my studio unsold, and I'm offering it for just $200.00. It is on Canvas at 12"x12" in Acrylic. Or you can by a print in a frame at 5"x5" for just $35.00 in my etsy shop. Link is to the right.

"Tickle Torture"

Just digging through all my older paintings and found this one from the February Erotic Art show in 2004. So here you go, this is my idea of eroticism. Shheeesh.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Illustration Friday, Flawed

Can you find the flaw in this extra special sad horse? It's not easy to see at first.
I think it's actually his greatest asset.