art projects

Mermaid

Just a new (not really that new, actually, just forgot to post it before) painting to share. Mostly did this one just to mess around with watercolors and play with letting the colors bleed into each other and stuff. I'm normally such a control-freak with my artwork (hence the super-detailed anal retentive ink drawings) that… Continue reading Mermaid

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art projects, work in progress

Monkey and Bear

Ta-da, new illustration! This one is for a song by Joanna Newsom called -- you'd never guess by the title of my post --  "Monkey and Bear." It's, um...kind of a folk-y, ballad-y story-song sort of thing that I just love, and since it does tell such a vivid, weird story I thought it would… Continue reading Monkey and Bear

art projects, lettuce rancher, library stuff, writing

Good grief, where’ve I been?

Uh, I guess at work, mostly. That's kind of a good excuse for not updating my blog, right? I got a job working at the local public library as the temporary youth services librarian, and it's pretty cool to be putting my very-nearly-completed degree to some use. And it's (mostly) pretty nice to be back… Continue reading Good grief, where’ve I been?

art projects

New painting, yay me!

I don't know why, but I'm managing to be so productive lately! I just have to be a little self-congratulatory-- not that it's necessarily all good stuff, but hey, at least it exists, right? It's all good practice, anyway... I think it's because I've been getting better at shutting up my inner critic and just… Continue reading New painting, yay me!

art projects

At the Window

I finished a new painting a couple of days ago...though I haven't had a chance to adjust the colors of the scan yet, so it's a bit off...but no one can tell that except me, so I guess it's okay for now! But what does it all mean, you ask? (...You didn't ask? Oh. Ahem.)… Continue reading At the Window

art projects, goals

New work, and full of plans for winter break

This is another new piece I just finished for the show I have up right now--I finished it weeks ago, but I had to scan it in parts and I only got a chance to go into Photoshop and piece it together today...no time for anything art-related the last few miserable weeks, thanks to the… Continue reading New work, and full of plans for winter break

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Family Portrait

Got another new piece completed for the show I'm doing in November, so I thought I'd share it. I think this turned out kinda cool, and I had better luck with scanning it than usual, too, so yay. Plus I'm KIND OF getting the hang of seeing where the colors are off, and knowing what… Continue reading Family Portrait

art projects, pen and ink drawings

see, I don’t JUST do pen and ink

I'm getting ready for a show next month and hoping to get a bunch of new things finished for it; just got this one finished up last night & thought I'd share it. I would explain the story behind it, but everyone who has ever known a cat understands anyway... I wish the scan did… Continue reading see, I don’t JUST do pen and ink