Wednesday, March 6, 2013

some sketches and a rendering

some sketches of mustangs from the BLM website. last photo is a rendering, since i hadn't done one in a while. expect more in the future... great exercise!

(click image to see larger)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

plush commission

He has plushy hip dysplasia but it just adds to his cuteness, in my opinion. The body and mane fabrics are super soft. 

Some details that don't show up well in these photos are the stars on the inner ear fabric and the matte/gloss damask pattern on the back of the ears. 

spring lamb

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

happy year of the snake

(in advance). Chinese New Year is Feb 10th. I'll be changing the chalk art on the 12th in favor of something more Spring-ish. 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

happy new year

Hopefully everyone's holidays were full of good people, good food, and good times. I have been absent from this blog, but not idle.

A new chalkboard drawing and some recent paintings:

8" x 8" acrylic on wood

8" x 8" acrylic on wood

8" x 8" acrylic on wood

I have also updated my Etsy Shop with a few new items. And now.. off to do some more work on a plushy commission!

Monday, December 3, 2012


Facebook is always updated first due to the simplicity of it. Sorry, blog. Some of these photos were taken with a mobile device in not-so-good light, so they are not-so-good.

greeting cards!

dear chickadee


quail mary

scrub jay

cock-eyed owlope

Sunday, November 11, 2012

chalkboard donkey

I had intended to draw a rabbit on the chalkboard on Tuesday, but in light of the election results decided on something a little different.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

in case you were wondering..

..this is what an owl factory looks like:

Did I mention that I was chosen to be one of ~150 vendors at this year's Bazaar Bizarre Holiday Show?

There will be owls galore, plus original paintings, drawings and high-quality prints of original work.

3.5"x4" chickadee
just the ghost of a painting so far

Sunday, September 23, 2012

24 owls aquas and browns. Finished.

"brady bunch" shot

contrast stitching detail

my favorite.. shhh don't tell the others!
customer appreciation photo...
they look so cute on her centerpieces!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

playing catch up

Lots of things going on! Busy with my rent-paying jobs, and have a few commissions to work on to boot.

24 owls in aquas and browns (commission):

A pigeon that has been languishing (personal):

And the ghost of a peregrine falcon, also languishing (work trade):

Owls are to be finished first, and then I have a plushy commission to work on (design not yet finalized or I'd share). Plus a painting commission, on hold but in the wings. Whew!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

mixed media piece

This was a gift to a new-mom friend of mine back home (East coast).
5"x5". Collage and colored pencil on canvas. Sides are painted with acrylic.

The photos aren't that great, but good enough:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

oh hey

another found wood painting. this piece was scavenged a few years ago (with permission) from the Golden Gate Bridge wood shop. the background color is the actual "International Orange" paint used on the Bridge.

the line on the left is an indentation in the wood.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

squid prints

I did these back in April, when I volunteered at the SFCB Earth Day open house. Didn't get around to posting about it due to computer issues.. so here they are.

These prints were made from a humboldt squid that was donated by the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This is a smaller squid; the mantle is about 16" long (they can grow to almost 6 feet in mantle length!). Water based block printing ink was applied to the skin of the squid, and then the paper was laid over the top and smoothed down.

with labels on butcher paper

on some lovely rice paper

Monday, June 4, 2012

secretary bird pastel

I am working on a commission based on this guy. Photos in a week or so; it's in acrylic on found wood.