Two lovely-haired harpies

Just a quick post to share some harpy sisters in progress--I love the angry bird heart of a harpy who will eat all your food and then vomit it all over you.  Please never shut up, dear harpies.

Teeth, talons, and crazy eyes! 

Teeth, talons, and crazy eyes! 

Also these two icthyobabies are nearly there!

Big fish face and a bearded mer

Big fish face and a bearded mer

  • More to come soon! My sister solved a childhood book mystery for me last weekend and I am now anxiously awaiting it in the mail --will post pictures when it arrives  Also less than two weeks to the new hip and feeling a strange mix of excitement for less pain and more mobility coupled with super freaky scared. Will be good to be on the other side of it and recovering and am planning for a lot of studio time during my recovery--focusing on art helps, as usual. 

Paintings, puns, goddesses, and hips

Ok, getting back in the blog saddle after missing last week's posting goal. Just a quick post today of a painting I made from one of the daily Inktober drawings I did back in October

Our lonely traveler runs into the goddess on the road. Even the eye in her hand doesn't know what to say. No eye-dea.

Our lonely traveler runs into the goddess on the road. Even the eye in her hand doesn't know what to say. No eye-dea.

Lot happening in the studio right now -- still working on some site updates and hope to launch a store for original artwork purchasing soon. And in my personal life -- I'm counting down the days to a much need hip replacement surgery (yeah, I'm super young for it, long story)  in mid-February. After a very painful year, I'm actually looking forward to it, but focusing on tons of studio time to keep the scary thoughts at bay. I should be home and getting used to my new hip by Valentine's Day. Maybe I should get a pink cane for the occasion?

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015 everyone! I'm working to blog more in this new year and share more of my studio process, work in progress, and inspiration. My plan is to start with posting weekly so keep an eye out! So far I've been spending the new year cleaning and rearranging my studio, updating my site, and working on a few new paintings, as well as making fudge, playing video games, resting my arthritic hip, and taking a cat with a cold to the vet (happy to report he will be just fine!)

I was excited to get a chance to do this commission for a friend at the end of 2014 -- she asked me to create something that involved her family in a fantastical setting so I put them in a fairy forest. Her family are fans of the Oakland Gnomes, so I had to add a special gnome friend discovering their tiny family in the forest. I love doing commissions -- please get in touch if you are interested in having me create something specifically for you.

New studio and back to work

Well it has been a while since I posted, because I moved! I've been busy setting up the place and studio out here in El Cerrito and am finally getting back to work. Right now I'm working on a few new projects, including setting up an Etsy shop to sell paintings and making more prints available via Society 6. More coming soon!

New studio; same old  painting piles and matching candy.

New studio; same old  painting piles and matching candy.

New studio; same old desk.

New studio; same old desk.