Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sparkling Winter

I saw some fabulous platforms at a thrift store today and they inspired me to get my paints out and get in the spirit of winter, albeit a glam rock one (the best kind).
P.S. It snowed a lot here in Michigan

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Christmas Cat

My Christmas card for 2013. Cats have been lucky for me this year, so it is only fitting.

Rushmore Aquarium

I got the chance to create a piece for Spoke Art’s annual “Bad Dads” show, a Wes Anderson tribute, and the work created for it this year is seriously, seriously awesome.
Rushmore is a perfect film to me, from the soundtrack to the velvet curtains separating the story by months in a school year. Every main character has a kind of heartbreak to live with and Max is at the center of the chaos. With that being said, I HAD to do a Rushmore piece with Max at the center of a swirling, chaotic aquarium.
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Late September/Early Fall Sketches

Little Stories

I posted three of my short stories on my portfolio site, in celebration of *finally* finishing Grood’s Walk Home—the short story meant to go with Tim’s 25th birthday present.
Grood’s Walk Home
The Travel Hobbyist
Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Satan

Stars and BUBs Forever

Last weekend there was a Lil BUB meet and greet at Spoke Art in San Francisco and a Lil BUB Art show! BUB and her Dude were there to sign BUB’s wonderful book (mine came in the mail and I’ve already brought it to work to show off) and my piece “Stars and BUBs Forever” was there too, alongside some spectacular BUB pieces! A small, limited edition run of my print sold out, and it’s pretty neat to think that people on the other side of the U.S. now own it.
Here’s a photo of my piece in the show!

Carrie's 17th Birthday

Happy Birthday to my sister, Carrie, who turned 17 on September 13th! Because I worked all day and she went to school, we had an early morning 2nd Birthday, which I think we have discovered is the best way to celebrate a birthday.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Do Bugs Worry

Had a small emotional crisis in the car on the way home from work yesterday. A fragile beige bug was exploring the inside of the driver’s seat window. I blew at him to crawl around the outside of the window (I don’t want a bug accompanying me on my drive). He went around the other side and I saw the entrance to M-10 in plain view. I looked from the bug to the freeway entrance. I thought, “I’ll be going over 60 mph soon and miles away from where this bug came. He’s going to be flung off of the window. He’ll never go home again."

And I drove the rest of the way hoping the bug would manage to make a new band of friends and adopted family and maybe meet another bug like himself. Was he anxious or afraid? Was he brave and prepared to meet either death or new beginnings?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Heat Wave

An overpowering heat wave is upon us here in Michigan. I imagine the sun has a lot of fun at our expense, scorching shoulders and noses at street fairs and melting candy bars in car compartments.

Work Sketches and Blobs

 Progress, Relief, Confusion
Have you sought fortune, evasive and shy?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Perkins the Cat

Perkins the precious cat for the same lovely client! This was the first of two portraits she commissioned from me. The last photo is the piece printed and framed in her home. Working on these pieces was an awesome experience and I’m so happy I was able to do them!

Hazel the Cat

Hazel the lovely cat for a totally lovely client! This was the second of two pieces she commissioned from me. The last photo is the piece printed and framed in her home. <3

Saturday, June 8, 2013

New Job: Ball Point Pen Collage

I just started a full-time job in Downtown Detroit and I have SO MUCH to learn but I am SO EXCITED to be in the city again (since graduation), earning enough money to hopefully support myself in the near future, and working for a fantastic company that cares about its employees and the city from which it operates. While I'm in training taking notes, I try to throw a doodle in. I'm sure every Illustrator could attest that sketching while listening helps them learn.

During introductions at the new job, I described myself as an "undercover artist with job-world compatible people skills."

Mini Underground People

Miniature Underground Dwellers