Monday, November 30, 2009

Ode to Wondermark

So, some of you may recall that I have an affinity for comics. I mentioned my love here once for Darby Conley's "Get Fuzzy", and now I have another comic I thought I'd wax lyrical about today- a webcomic, Wondermark, by David Malki ! Always silly, sometimes juvenile (yes, he does some poop-jokes...), and occasionally brilliant, Wondermark is a comic that is relevant today because it is so in touch with the past. Like Trader Joe's advertising on steroids (I'm sorry to say I don't know who was doing it first!), Wondermark uses Victorian engravings that are cut, re-assembled, tweaked, and very much twisted (it's not really P.C.) to form fantastic comic strips. My very favorites are the ones that make little sense, or have clever things to do with cats.

It's wildly wonderful, So head on over to:

to check it all out!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pet Love!

I've been meaning to share this poster I did for the Pasadena Humane Society with y'all. It was done this past summer for their Artistic License art auction benefit. PHS is a wonderfully run humane society, and it is where I got my dog Clover this past spring. It was a bit of a surprise, getting this dog- I went to an environmental fair at the L.A. County Arboretum, and there she was with the mobile pet unit- as pretty and happy as could be! It was right around St. Patrick's day, and with my love for all things Celtic, the name Clover seemed the right fit for her. Being the happy owner of both a dog and a cat, and I thought them the perfect subjects when I was asked to make something for the art auction. The original was an acrylic painting (my first full painting since college!) on canvas board, and the wonderful lady who won it commissioned me to make a print of it to hang in the adoption room at PHS. Gallery Street did a beautiful job of producing the giclée, so if you find yourself in the Pasadena area looking for a pet, pop your head in at PHS and take a look. And find your own fuzzy friend to inspire you! Here are the models, in case you are curious:

Jeanie, my 7 yr old American shorthair rescue cat

Clover is a 3 year old Lab/Australian Cattle Dog mix

Monday, November 16, 2009

Lotteries are GO!


The November & Matching Mare Lotteries are now open! They run from today, through Saturday, 11/21 at 6 p.m. PST. A new piece was added to the November Lottery- a super-spotty Jellibaby clabody custom (shown above)! The AAA mare I was working on didn't quite get finished in time (I was scritching spots for a bit longer than I hoped I would be!), so I'll probably sell her on MH$P soon.

Yes, you may enter both* lotteries, but please do so in separate emails! All of the info you need on both lotteries can be found from this page:

Toot Sweet Batches begin in the New Year! :)

*The Matching Mare Lottery is only open to current Jellibaby owners.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ta Da!

She's done! She's finally done! I'm proud to present, Jelli's Mom, Toot Sweet! So sorry to keep y'all waiting- I decided I wanted to get all of the juicy info on her up on my website, so I could post the links here. And oh, do I have several links for you! These first two castings will be sold next week- one by herself, and one with a Jelli as a set, as part of my November Lottery. At the same time, I will be running a "Matching Mare" lottery, for current ceramic Jelli owners! The third link will take you to the main Toot Sweet distribution info page. Batches will start in 2010! The fourth link takes you to the resin info page (also in '10). The fifth and final link takes you to my yahoo group- the main place to be if you want a heads up on Toot Sweet batches, and all of my other sales. Whew! Hope you can handle it! Send me an email if you get confused!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Thursday, November 12, 2009...

(**Fingers crossed!** It's fun what you can do with Photoshop, no?)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Casper thinks it is hard work, living in this cushy manner....

Happy November, everyone!

Gosh, I still can't believe the year has come this far! I vividly remember it being January... Anyhow, I hope y'all had a fun and safe Halloween weekend. I sure did! Yes, it was filled with more play than work, I'm afraid, but I did manage to get some stuff done. I went down on Friday to visit Joanie of Pour Horse Pottery to do a little playing in the mud there, and a lot of petting of her American Eskimo dogs! I was working on a project which shall soon be revealed... ;) Saturday evening found me down in Old Town San Diego with Joanie's cousin (my old roommate) and friends. So many cute little trick-or-treaters were down at the shops in their adorable costumes! Sunday- well, I didn't get any work done at all. I went down to my friend's "Marie Antoinette Tea" at the wonderful Tea Upon Chatsworth down in Point Loma. In a borrowed 18th century gown, I foofed up my hair in a big wig, and dined upon scones with pumpkin-cream sauce, other delectables, and three kinds of tea. The San Diego Costumer's guild was there, so everyone looked wonderful in their 1700's attire. Here's a pic of us all- we were quite the sight to the 'modern' tea-drinkers!

I did manage to get some ceramic stuff attended to, after I got home yesterday. One of the projects I was working on was a set of bonsai pots for the upcoming GSBF Bonsai Show. I have a neighbor, Jim Barrett, who is a long time bonsai potter, and I occasionally paint some of the pots he makes, to sell at shows. It is a fun diversion from the horses! So, some of the pots pictured below (along with a few others I painted earlier) will go to the show to be sold along with Jim's regular pots. He does some neat work, and is known for his tiny pots (some smaller than the size of toothpaste caps!). Fun stuff!

Okay- back to work! I've a lot to do today, and hopefully I'll be able to share some of it with you soon!