Wednesday, December 23, 2009

book signing at barns!

we had a book signing at barns last night for Santa Clause and the Molokai mules. it was fun times!! had a great time talking to people! lots of people shopping for little ones

Saturday, December 5, 2009

bungalow fun!!

here is the finished bungalow painting...see below for the sketch!! this did get cropped a bit....

kali wants a kiss!!!

This hindu goddess spends her free time ripping the heads off giants, removing obstacles from peoples lives, and enjoys long walks on the cremation grounds...lets give it up for kali!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

dont let your child do this....

unless of course its a pet possum...ha. this is inspired by the old lady that lived in our neighborhood with the giant pet possum....i personally have never seen her...but several sources close to me have seen her walking him/her on a leash. also...i am in love with the bungalow houses of southern ca and i have been dying to draw and paint one. most of these houses are found in pasadena and long beach and were built between 1900-1920. they are sooo day when i am rich and famous i will collect them and live in the biggest and prettiest one. so here is the initial drawing...i will try to have the painting done tomorrow!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

dude wheres my dugong?

so this is an image i just had to put on paper. i love dugongs and manatees, i think that they are so mysterious and fascinating. they are like somewhere between seals and whales and i couldnt wait to draw and paint one. so here he is... the elusive dugong!!!!

super fly fish!!!

little painting i did last week of my new flying fish girl!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

You're wearing what?

here are some children i painted over the last couple of days...the younger they are the older the fashion. they are wearing typical 20's 30's 40's 50's and 60's fashions for children. id like to thank my mom and her great facebook photos for the 1960's references...just to make her feel old..haha.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

leisure bunny..a quick painting

here is my ode to where i spent a good deal of my childhood.... the retirement community of leisure world, in seal beach. the imagery of those white brick patterns are permanently saved into my hard drive...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

hey....i totally just farted

just kidding thats not what they are doing. im practicing different costumes from different decades...these little ladies who i plan to paint in the near future are dressed in typical 1910's attire.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


sorry the stupid add image button wasnt here are the examples for the horoscope project.


hello everyone. im trying to get some quality drawing time in during this slow time! hope everyone is doing well. here are some quick photoshop sketches i did as examples for dwights class. yes i am now an example and inspiration to hundreds of teenagers.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

girl scouts and bunnies

heres a little doodle of a girl scout with some bunny friends in harnesses.

beginnings show

had fun last night at the beginnings show! lots of interesting work and people. i did a piece called sand doll. it was my first shot at acrylic on wood panel. had lots of fun with it!

Saturday, January 31, 2009


so i went on a cleaning rampage today....and now my little house smells so good. i think when i am anxious, in the words of a good friend, i clean....with bleach. i scanned all week for the book which was not fun. hope to have new work up soon. peace out everyone! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Santa Claus and the Molokai Mules coming soon! :::pant pant:: and oysters on the half shell...

The last three months have been awesome, because i got to work on the coolest book ever, and now it is coming to an end. im so sad. all thats left is the cover. i made some final touch ups through out the book this past week and now i am brainstorming about whats going to go on the cover. ive been researching and looking at caldecott recipients and all of their covers seem to be simple, bold, and to the point, without giving too much of the story away. so i guess thats what ill try to do. ::shrugs::: 

anyways on a more personal note: i cant believe christmas, new years, and my bff's bday is over...and did anyone notice how valentines decorations went on sale like december 26th? yeah. 

so for my friends birthday we went to the hilton seafood and prime rib buffet near universal city walk...and it was awesome. we usually go every year. but this year was extra special because i finally managed to swallow an oyster on the half shell.....i feel bad because she loves them...and dont get me wrong because i love sea food and trying new crap.....but i guess its just one of those textural things???? it was like swallowing a big gob of whale snot? why do people get such a kick out of eating those anyway? another thing on the list that, according to me, women wrote, to get men to eat weird shit....."oh eat it! its an aphrodisiac!" yeah right.