Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It's been said

I thought I'd share a little doodle from my sketchbook with you all today.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

NPR Calender

I got my NPR Calender in the mail yesterday! It looks great. All of the artists they chose are incredibly talented. I feel a little overwhelmed and very honored to be included in the same publication. I'm the inside cover, the page that describes NPR and their member stations.

I have a few exciting announcements and a few recent jobs that I'll be posting in the next few days. I've been working hard and getting a lot done. Now I need to catch up on all the little things like self-promotion and sleep.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Winning Legs

The painting I call "Legs" has won two awards at festival this year. The first is the Elmer & Rita Zinn Memorial Award and the second is a purchase award from Brooke & Jonathan Shuff. This of course means that I will once again be up on stage in front of people trying not to pass out or trip over my own feet. I managed last year with a migraine so I'm sure I'll come out of it fine this time around. Don't get me wrong I'm extremely flattered that there are people out there that like my work enough to recognize it publicly. I just have terrible stage fright! 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Art Festivals Galore!

This year I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts. I helped with the art take in for the Regional Art Competition. It was amazing to see all the high quality entries that came in. I also entered and am very excited to announce that three of my pieces were selected. 


NPR Candy Store


The Regional Arts Competition will be located at the old Art Museum at 155 N. Division. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 29 from 5 – 9 pm with the exhibit continuing through June 14.

I also entered the Muskegon Museum Regional Art Competition and one of my pieces was selected. 

Tea with a Tiger

The Muskegon Museum of Art will open its Regional Exhibition on Thursday, May 28, at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend an opening reception that evening from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Artist awards will be announced at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will be open through August 5, 2009.

I also want to say congratulations to my fellow Grand Valley State Illustration grad, Chris Mrozik, for winning the Robert and Veronica Youngman Memorial Award. Great work as always!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

NPR Illustration

Whew it's been a busy week! I finished the illustration for NPR. It's definitely one of the most detailed paintings I've done in a long time. As much fun as it was I'm very glad it's done and submitted. I think it turned out great and can't wait to see it printed in the calender! 

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Prints for Sale!

This is just one of the many images you'll find for sale over at POD Gallery. Take a minute and check them all out and buy one or two if you like! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Forgetful Girl

I've been working on belated birthday cards lately. I thought I'd share this poor girl who forgot her friends' birthday. At least she remembered eventually! 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Doodle

I visited my parents church this morning for the Easter service. The service was on power, particularly the power to change. Being the contrarian I am, I did a little doodle about how some things never change. All I had was a purple gel pen and the back of a bulletin. I kind of like the purple ink on the yellow.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Illustration Friday: Fleeting

I went to see The butterfly exhibit at Frederick Meyer Gardens this past week and was struck by the fleeting beauty of the butterflies.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Long Legs

Everyone wants to be a little different than they are. Some want to be thinner, smarter, cooler or just able to keep up.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Illustration Friday: Talisman

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of talisman is religious iconography. Instead of just recreating existing iconography I decided to make it a bit more personal and do a self portrait of my self as a saint. I don't personally attend a church that worships saints or displays icons but I've always love the images and have gone to churches just to spend time looking at their icons. I gave myself a pink bunny. If I believed in luck or lucky objects it would be a pink bunny.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Joyful Mouse Tote

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Spreadshirt Market Place Product

Joyful Mouse

I've created a little shop where you'll soon be able to find all kinds of fun little products with my images on them. The selection is limited at the moment but there will be much more to come! Just click the "Shop" link on the right or click the cute mouse tote and you'll be on your way.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tea with a Tiger

Tea with a tiger.

A flick of his whisker
A blink of his eye
You pick at a biscuit
And prepare to die.
You begin to wonder
as he cradles his cup
Will he nibble politely
Or gobble you up.
Will he lick his whiskers
With his sandpaper tongue
Or dab neatly with a napkin
When his meal is done.
Will he politely request
You tip your head to the right
So he can finish you off
Without any fight.
Will he go quick
Or take it slow
When you have tea with a tiger
It’s so hard to know.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tea for Two

I liked this cute little bundle of flowers as soon as I doodled it. It's made with ball point pen, a couple highlighters and a Post-it-note.