Thursday, October 22, 2009

the bees knees

I love this bike! My month long goal for October is to get 200 miles in on the good old Erie Canal, and as of today, I have 52 miles left! Woot woot!

I also finished the portrait of my friend Gayle for the show.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

for the masses

This piece, for my show, is for all of those people who found the other ones "too weird". Bite me.

Silhouette Inspiration

Tom Fun Orchestra-Bottom of the River from trunk animation on Vimeo.

One of the first assignments in Illustration 1 was a silhouette illustration of a fear. This animation brought me back to that class, I fell in love with the song and the singing bags :)

Animation done by Trunk Animation, song by Tom Fun Orchestra (who have a super cute site!)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

sail us to the moon

first and foremost, i have been getting a lot of slack lately for my pieces for my new show not being "normal" enough. so here's a sketch of carla selling out, doing a tiny tim piece for the christmas season.
i'm also putting some classical style portraits in the show, this is a rough sketch of my friend gayle, who you may remember from an earlier post.
In the sociopath piece, i drew inspiration from one of my scrap sheets, seen above. I had gotten gesso all over it while painting the spider web for the black widow piece, and i absolutely love playing with watercolor over gesso. i played with the media further, and had a lot of fun! i love how it resists.

oh hey, 30 Rock's new season starts thursday! who has two thumbs, doesn't speak limited french, and is super pumped? THIS MOI! some old sketches of my girl crush tina fey and the ever sexy alec baldwin.

Friday, October 9, 2009


sociopath (noun)- a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is anti-social and who LACKS A SENSE OF MORAL RESPONSIBILITY OR SOCIAL CONSCIENCE.

rant done. thanks. new piece for show!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Reason number 79 why I absolutely MUST get into RISD for their grad program this year: they have a NATURE LAB! Still waiting on the newly designed grad application to come out...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

art crush

For those of you who have talked to me in the past few months, I've become enraptured with the work and life of Robert Ernst Marx. Over a year has gone by of me serving him and his lovely wife and chatting with them in my cafe, yet I had not seen his work at all until I had the honor of attending his recent show here in Rochester. His work continues to blow me away, I flip through his website at least a few times a week. Not only was I drawn in by his dark imagery, I was blown away to find out (by reading his full resume) that his work is featured in pretty much every major art museum in the US and beyond. If you're in the Seattle area, check out his next opening in November. Robert Marx, I tip my hat to you!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Many things to share!

visiting with some family over the weekend, i stumbled upon this adorable picture of my mom when she was little :)
i've also been inspired to post some of my sketches based on inktober, since i mainly sketch in ink anyways. when i started sketching in ink, i had my trepidations, but it's become second nature to me over the years, and i love the freedom of it.
based on this sketch, the next few pictures that i do for my show will have text incorporated. i love the simplicity of this sketch, but i also want to look at my personal text/image master, sterling hundley, for more inspiration.
a new piece for my show.... no explanation really needed.
and finally, to recap the trip down memory lane to the catskills, the view from my aunt and uncle's house. throughout my childhood, we traveled up here every month to visit my grandmother and other family in the area. over time, the trips became less frequent, my grandmother eventually moved to a condo in woodstock before passing away. coming back up here reminds me of my roots, my love of the mountain and the area, the importance of family, and my desire to come back and reconnect more often.