Thursday, April 22, 2010

My cousins went to South Africa, and all I got were these awesome photo references...

Yesterday was my birthdayyyyy!!! This is the lambshank I got for dinner from the Old Toad, most of which is still in my fridge. I'll be working on it until my next birthday... it's quite the intimidating piece of meat.

It has been a GORGEOUS week here in Rochester!!!! The other night I went for a nice walk around Highland Park during the magic hour with some good friends and their good dogs :)

More food highlights! Sushi bowl at brunch at Piranha on a slightly hungover Sunday morning. Twas incredible.

I'm on a bit of a South Africa kick. My aunt, uncle, and two boys moved over to South Africa with IBM in the fall of 2008. Recently, two of my cousins went over to visit them, and I was spoiled by the pictures they took. This sketch, however, came from an article on NPR that I was drawn into, about David Goldblatt, a photographer in South Africa, the earliest photos being from the 1960s. The images drew me in, the people, the relationship of a hand to a book, the forced eye contact with the subjects, the beauty of the shadows.

This is a preview to my South Africa piece, a few of the many animals I have drawn up. This piece will be the largest one that I've done since I was a Fine Arts major, but so different. Surprises await!

Friday, April 16, 2010


I took down my show today! Four pieces sold from this one! Above is one I never blogged before, A Wolf at the Door.

This piece was a lot of fun to do, and it SOLD! Wooot! It's very close to my heart :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Old friends, old sketches part II

It's Langhorne Slim! Aka Sean! Hey, we're friends now :D

Leff, Illustrative 2, Winter 2008

Kira, from Gallery R, circa August/September 2007.

Joe Dube!

Old friends, old sketches

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Jay Lincoln picking someone's nose, Nick Larkin. I'm guessing this is from caricature 2, Spring 2008.

Gracie Poo, from Funk n' Waffles, Winter 2007/8?


Ms. Carrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrly. I'm guessing this was business and marketing practices, winter 2008.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


first and foremost, i went home for the holiday. being an avid follower of john hendrix's blog, i often wish i went to church more often, since his drawings in church are so cool. being in church for easter, this was my drawing.

if you know anything about me, you know that i absolutely love the music of langhorne slim. much to my surprise, he stopped into my cafe today with his band on the way to toronto for a few shows!!!!!! i blushed really deeply, and chatted with him for a bit. it was quite nice. i did not get a picture with him, but above you see proof that he was there!!! he signed a few of my cds too :)