Thursday, January 28, 2010

Illustration Friday: Clumsy

"Grace? She died years ago!" Or, in my case, was never born. I am clumsy and messy....and longing for grace. 50% of my time is spent stumbling and tumbling, the other 50%, cleaning up my messes. So, needless to say, I related well to this week's Illustration Friday topic, Clumsy. Clunk. Boom. Bang. Blurg!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Handmade by K&Company...

...and me, and Kimberslice, and Kristen. Our new line is just now hitting stores. It was super fun to concept and design...and I even got a lot of illustration time on this bad boy. It's a fun eclectic line including illustrated postage-like stamps, flashcards, adhesive papers, tags, wooden embellishments, ephemera, old fashioned and photobooth picture frames...and on, and on. I even did some fun, funky satin and feather flowers but we need to get a decent studio shot before I post them. I'm having a grand ol' time with rhinestones, satin flowers, and I'm sure that romantic inspiration will influence my work next month in the Late Show Gallery's Valentine's show. Ahhh, mixed media, I love ya.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Illustration Friday...Into The Wild.

Mmmm, the opportunity to use green in my illustration. Ironically, my favorite color, but I rarely get to use it. This week's topic on Illustration Friday, Wilderness. Just another opportunity for me to toss a wild animal head onto a chick's body. Oooh, and draw mushrooms, which I haven't done in aaaaaages. Crazy, wild fun.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Where love is kept

Having been one of many effected by breast cancer (my grandmother died of it years ago), I began doing paintings last year depicting nudes of woman who have had mastectomies. I received several responses to the work. A friend of mine shared with me that she has had a mastectomy and the scar, which looks like an "L" is referred to by her kids as a scar of love. I loved that story. And because this friend has been so gracious to me I wanted to do a painting inspired by her story. This was the result. I hope she loves it as much as I loved her sharing with me, among all the other great things she's done.

Friday, January 15, 2010

....Easy as 1-2-3, Baby you and me girl!

Several months back I illustrated lotsa pieces for a new line our company has coming out, Handmade. Super cute, super fun stuff...equally fun to make. We did lots of quarkly little things in the line, including flashcards. I've always wanted to design/illustrate a deck of playing cards and flashcards, so it was a joy to doodle these. Anyway, it was designed a bit ago but has been in production, and until it hit stores I had to keep my doodles to myself. But the line is out now... so I no longer have to keep mum. Later this afternoon I will be heading to stores to see how the line looks, set in store. More pics of the line to come.....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Illustration Friday

I drag my feet, over and over. Draw all the time but never get my stuff up on Illustration Friday. Oh, I did it this time. You bet your ass I did. Topic was "confined." These ladies are tangled together for life.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

gig poster obsession numero dos

So, yup, over Christmas vacay I was a damn drawing machine. Like I've mentioned I've been a little obsessed with band poster designs. Why? Because they're fun as heck to do, that's why. Here's me newest addition, for Whitest Boy Alive. I have like 5 mas in the, more to come my lovelies.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Baby Avery

An old friend of mine is about to be a his first little girl. He's already been crowned papa with his son, Will...but uh-oh...girls are tough, man. I remember a little over a year ago, I got in a car accident and called my pops to come help me. At 6 am, a very tired dad arrives to the scene and gets everything in order, taking his daughter safely from the accident. As we drove my car to the autoshop, airbag deployed, mobile mangled, I looked at my very sleepy father navigating the vehicle and thought, "poor guy, this dad deal is for life." So, I warned Rob, this little girl is gonna own you. And, around the age of about 13, you will believe that you are harboring Satan's spawn in your home. But let's focus on the now, the sweet...the soft, the happy baby girl that he and his beautiful wife Leslie, and excited son Will will be welcoming into this world any minute now. For Avery, some gifts from me to decorate your new haven. Welcome to this world.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Rock this

So, over break my future husbo's brother gave us the Gig Posters book. Mmmm, I loveski that libro. And really, really wish I could make a sick living from doodling posters all day. But, I doubt it. While relaxin' and watching way too much True Blood, I did tons of band poster doodles and am slowly puttin' 'em together. Here's me first for my current obsession, Passion Pit. Fun Cat Power, Ingrid Michaelson, Broken Social Scene, and Sissy Wish comin' up.

Monday, January 4, 2010

All Together

Been doing lots and lots of doodles with crazy, cooky hair. I loooooove line work. Lots. This is a piece I did for a December show at the Late Show Gallery.

Pencil Me In

Ah, my head is still spinning with holiday hooplah. Back to work, and kinda, sorta back to my routine. Let's get together soon...just pencil me in. Along with 11 other Kansas City artists, I illustrated a month fom this sweet ass new calendar. You can even own one while supplies last. I need to get mine tons of stuff is coming. Wedding planning 2010 needs to kick-off, and I've been doing lots of fun stuff for Xx Chromosome. Annnnnd, over break, in my bed with my puppies I illustrated the heck out of some cool junk. As soon as I get caught up with my life, up on the blog it goes. Happy 2010.