Monday, November 23, 2009

Little Face Cards

Upon arriving in Portland, I decided to make new business cards to pass out to galleries around town. These are the originals painted on vintage pattern tissue, in ink, charcoal, gouache, oil pastel ~ 3.5x2.5. The prints are have my contact info on the back. Here are all six as a group along with my personal favorite. The rest are on the post below.

IF: Music

Solo Show at Alchemy

Eddie and the Drunk Octopus from my September show at Alchemy in San Diego. This is the only pic I have of Eddie, he was sold. There are four other charcoal pieces I did specifically for that show. Those images to come once my photographer sister can shoot them. Its about time I got something posted from that show.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Postcards for the Opening



Here are the beautiful postcards my friend Sarah Coffman designed for my art opening.
I have my first solo show up at Alchemy Restaurant in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego. The work will be up until October 2nd. The opening is on Monday, September 28th at 8:30pm.
This is all very exciting!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hand Painted Sketch Journals




There is a great little art supply shop in old town San Diego that has blank ~through and through~ journals. I purchased about a dozen to make as holiday gifts for my friends. Yeah, well the holidays have been over for 3 months now and I am still slowly making them. I don't know why it takes me so long to sit down and draw/paint one, because it only takes me about 4 hours to paint the front cover of one. Oh well, each is unique and needs to be produced when the time calls for it.
The first one is a painting of my friend Tiana. That is her actual cute little profile. The middle on is just a model from an ad in W magazine for my friend Nicole. The last one is another model from Nylon magazines fashion photo shoot for my friend Helen. However, the last two are not my actual friends like the first they have similarity to each of the beautiful women I made them for.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

IF: Intricate

This piece started out as a birthday present for my sister. It has inspired me to create an entire series of Alice in Wonderland characters. More to come.....

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

IF: (Party) Time

The whole group

My Favorite (yeah I'm keeping it)

A pretty teal one

A plethora of color

YAY!!! Finally after a year and four months I am hosting a party at my house. I have a new roommate, a large kitchen, a dining room set for 8 and a new couch and chair (which I finally purchased after living without furniture for a year because I was being picky).
So I put myself in charge of the invites. I will also clean, shop and prep but thankfully my new roomie is a chef so he will be doing all the cooking (thank god because if it was me no one would ever come back to my house again).
Thanks to my friend Sarah Coffman and Virgil O' Stamps I have been inspired to reuse cereal boxes for the invites. (And yes, Sarah I did get your Cheerios holiday card ~ thank you).
I started with a ink drawing of a map to my place. Printed and cut them all out (26 so far). Pulled out all of the cereal from their boxes and cut them up. With hot pink masking tape I taped maps all individually to the outside part of the box. I took a cut square from a 1970's pattern's tissue for each one and glued it on the inside of the box ~ well once was a box. I painted a few ideas for the actual picture for the invitation. I decided making a stamp would be a faster, more cohesive way of painting I wanted to have for the piece. Although I wasn't expecting it to take me over 2 hours to paint, trace, transfer and then carve out the stamp for the quicker way of going about things. The whole process took about 14 hours but it was a great project and it allowed me to hang out in my studio all day. Listening to music, creating and sharing my space with friends to paint at the same time.
However long the result its fantastic! and I was able to get it to look the way I wanted and roller on several different colors. To share all of them with you.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Wow! Resolve has so much meaning. I hope everyone has great success with all their resolutions this year. Happy 2009 :)

\ri-ˈzälv, -ˈzȯlv also -ˈzäv or -ˈzȯv\
Inflected Form(s):
re·solved; re·solv·ing
Middle English, from Latin resolvere to unloose, dissolve, from re- + solvere to loosen, release — more at solve
14th century
transitive verb
1obsolete : dissolve , melt
2 a: break up , separate ; also : to change by disintegration b: to reduce by analysis c: to distinguish between or make independently visible adjacent parts of d: to separate (a racemic compound or mixture) into the two components
3: to cause resolution of (a pathological state)
4 a: to deal with successfully : clear up b: to find an answer to c: to make clear or understandable d: to find a mathematical solution of e: to split up (as a vector) into two or more components especially in assigned directions
5: to reach a firm decision about
6 a: to declare or decide by a formal resolution and vote b: to change by resolution or formal vote
7: to make (as voice parts) progress from dissonance to consonance
8: to work out the resolution of (as a play)
intransitive verb
1: to become separated into component parts ; also : to become reduced by dissolving or analysis
2: to form a resolution : determine
3: consult , deliberate
4: to progress from dissonance to consonance