Sunday, October 31, 2010

almost done...

the drawings are things the person who is getting the book likes.

Pretty cool eh.
my most favorite day of the year is today! Halloween!!! Sadly this year I have not been in the highest of spirits. I have only watched a handful of scary movies and didn't even dress up for work or parties. Some years are just like that I guess. I do think I will have a morning/day time fire and stay in my pj's for the majority of the day.

Here is the extent of my dressing up this year.

My west Oakland witch:

and the good witch of the east bay:

oooh.. spooky right..

I did however go to the Murder Ballads last night and stayed for a couple hours. I made a extra special effort to see The Ukaladies. They were fantastic!! Their set was based off of Donnie Darko. I took a video of them but somehow it has disappeared. Must be a Halloween trick.

I did capture some still of them:


Happy Halloween ya ghouls!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Looks like I'll be in next Wednesdays live drawing event at Levende East. Better sharpen my pencils!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stitched up!

I'm loving the look of this book so far.. now for some drawings and personalizing. Can you tell I'm going for a natural worn out look. I want the book to look distressed and intriguing. You can't see it but there are stains on the wood.. I have been carrying the book around with me. There is even a leaf sewn into the book.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I was commissioned to make a journal style book for a friend of mine. Here are some pictures of the process:

Don't know why this picture is sideways.. but

Can't wait to see the personality of this form a bit more.


You folks here in blog world aren't yet aware that I have been drawing little chickens.. Yes, chickens!

I started drawing little chickens several months back. I was out with a friend, we were just chatting and I was doodling and there was the chicken. I've been doodling these little chickens all around town since. I started drawing people as chickens and now I have a silly following/demand for these cuties.

I started carrying around a small drawing bag with me every place I go now (since the drawing event at Levende). I draw chickens so much I'm even asked to stop at times. I typically give all the chickens away.. so I'm trying to document them now.

This was my favorite from yesterday:

art critics swoon!

I'm sure more chickens will grace this space in the future.. but until then please do enjoy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My poor neglected blog.. oh how I have missed you so. It truly has been far to long, my aplogies.

I haven't had much time to write lately. It was kept on the down low in blog world and what not.. but I'm in the middle of starting a new job. I haven't had time to do much other than be overwhelmed and tired. I'm finally for the first time in a couple weeks sitting down in my studio. Of course no weekend morning would be complete without my coffee and music.

The seasons have fully changed now.. or so I think. I was in bed listening to the rain fall outside this morning. I love that sound and the smell of rain.

Here are some things I've been up to the last couple of weeks other than work:

Outside the kitchen window this morning.... all overcast and rainy.

Let the fires begin.. "US" magazine not included with all fires.

Picked up some eggs from a friend..

Chickens are so funny!

I also cooked a bunch last weekend.

That's the start of something good eh..

oh my.

Yes please.

Music I'm listening to right now on a rainy, cold fall day..
Rachel's I love this band.. so, so, so good! I'm pretty sure I've written about them before.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Here is a drawing I did for the "live art" event and a recreated one I did that sold.

I gotta keep practicing.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

this just in....

I know, I know.. It's a small image.. get more information here.

It's a group of local artists getting together to for a drawing group at Levende East in Oakland. Please come by and watch art in action from 4-7pm tomorrow (10/06/10)

It will be a fun challenge for me.
Here are some images from the show and me being a goof.. nothing new.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The art event went well last night and I met so many great and interesting people, including a woman named Jen. Jen does a very cool photo website where she takes a picture of a stranger daily and posts. I'm lucky enough to be one of the strangers (my sister too). I saw the picture and said.. oh you should retake it because I'm not giving you a big smile and Jen said that everyone does that and mine was different. Check out the picture and all the other strangers at I love meeting people that are doing their own artistic adventures... very inspiring.

Friday, October 1, 2010