Sideswiped

Ever have a conversation where you wonder what just happened? One of those talks with another person where by the time you hang up the phone you have no idea how you got where you are, but for sure something’s wrong. That’s where this piece came from. I hung up the phone and pretty much…

Colored Pencils

I love working in pencils (just greys) and ink. Those are my favorite materials. I’d probably say sharpies on any surface is my follow-up favorite medium, then watercolors. I can have some fun with acrylics, though it can be intimidating. I picked up a small set of colored pencils to stick in my bag to…

Half Baked Ideas

Brainstorming is a way to throw down a bunch of ideas and see what sticks. In my sketchbook sometimes I just explore an idea and see what happens with it. I don’t know why an animal hospital sketch seemed quite like the thing to do, but bandaging a snake is just the kind of thing…

A Couple’s Happiness

I love drawing my little monsters. They’re fun, expressive, and seem to know how to have a good time. I think of them as a way to try and bring out the trickster in any situation. There’s something about them that makes it easy to imply a sparkle in the eye. This piece was a…

Waiting

Spring is almost done and summer is on its way, which sometimes feels surprising and uncertain here in the northeast. I felt off time-wise from fall 2014 on through to now, and I don’t quite know why. It seemed like fall came too late, and when winter finally showed up it was brutal. There’s something…

Showing the Art

Sometimes an art show is all about getting new material completed.  I worked on three new pieces for Arisia this year, and added a coffee art piece that I did earlier in the year. Thought you might enjoy these fairly fun pieces. 

Polar vortex

I don’t really like all the hoopla over the polar vortex. Yes I realize it’s an extant weather phenomena that people have known about for a long time. It just feels like it’s in the news because… well… sensational news! Everything must sound like the apocalypse. I honestly think this one sounds a lot like…

Firefly 2014

So firefly has come and gone. My two art installations survived and made it home.  I am excited about the next range of upgrades.  I’m still processing, but one of my favorite things about coming back from the woods is I feel free to share my ticket art with all of you. I love this…

SOS Prep Time

It’s that time of year again, Somerville Open Studios.  I always think of this as a chance to revisit what I’d managed to make over the course of a year. I have a couple new little digital pieces that I’ll post as a preview. If you follow me on instagram or twitter then there are a…

Froggy

I’ve been really satisfied with my bats of late, and 3 of the 5 I have are off to new homes. Hooray for bats.  I also recently had a commission for a frog, and I figured I’d share my process of making a custom plushie here.  Fabric is a whole fun set of problems that…