Sunday, December 24, 2006


Hello. It's Christmas! JOY! { replaces "YAY!" as a festive holiday exclammation}

This morning while I stood in line at the bakery (at 6AM!) I was thinking-- there must be some drawing somewhere in my files that I might be able to post to my blog to commemorate the holidays! (I really ran out of time and focus this season) And then, one pumpkin pie, one "Parisian" Chocolate cake, and a HUGE non-fat Latte later-- I found this crappy little doodle. Wait, does that sound like I ate all that? No, only consumed the Latte, which was delish. But, I digress---I drew this doodle a few years ago. I must say, I chuckled upon finding it. There's nothing wrong with wishing you lots and lots of gifts this Christmas, right??
Especially if they are gifts of happiness, health, peace, prosperity, joy and some outright sillyness!!Right?? So, go and have yourselves a very Merry Giftmas!


All these same gifts are wished for you in the new year too. xoxoxo

Thursday, December 07, 2006



"Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!" is a sweet little pre-school show airing on Nick Jr. I was lucky enough to have been part of the design team (character/prop designer) over the past year. And if you know what kind of year I had, you might well have guessed that I was working with an amazing assortment of people who supported, understood and even picked-up-the-slack for me when needed. (special thanks to Bob, Teri, Sandra, Jason, Brian J, Kyle, Andrea, Jess, Karl, Pete and Kerry) I really felt I had the support of the entire Wubbzy crew and from Bolder Media too. Besides the fact that everyone was really nice....and talented...they were also a lot of fun, wickedly funny and the show is so cute! I could not have asked for more!! For all these reasons and many more...Wubbzy will forever be close to my heart!!!

And some good news... the show and it's creator, Bob Boyle were just nominated for three "Annie Awards"! How cool is that??!! YAY!!! Congratulations! (my fingers are crossed for season 2!!)

These title cards were either designed by Bob Boyle or Steve Daye and then illustrated by me.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mardi Gras Devil

Danny Devil

Here's a little postcard I drew for my Mom's upcoming High School Reunion. Her school mascot is the devil and the theme for the event is Mardi Gras. That's all. No deep or sordid meaning/ message. It is NOT a "save the date" card for Mardi Gras in Hell. Though, I sorta like that idea. I drew a very similar version a few years ago for Mom's last Reunion.

Friday, November 24, 2006

giving thanks

Hand Turkey
I have sooooooooo verrrrrrrrry much to be thankful for. For now... I just want to give thanks to all the new friends I've made through this crazy world of blogs and internet what-not. The past few years have been really amazing and wonderful! I've met so many nice people...some very, very inspiring and talented artists.

Every comment (and crit) about my work is greatly appreciated. I feel blessed to have had such great support and encouragement and mostly, very complimentary comments. So, thank you. And more than I can say, a special thanks for every well-wish and good vibe that was sent when things went a little awry.
Milles Mercis!



Friday, October 27, 2006

Autumn Bliss

Last weekend I was here:

Yep. I'd say that was a pretty amazing way to celebrate my birthday.

Not convinced?

Yeah, that's what I thought. I also hung out with my ALL TIME favorite people.

Gah. I love Yosemite.
I love my family even more.
thanks Mom, Dad, Erin, Karl, Wilder, Owen and Jim.
Spending time with you is what matters most of all. XOXOXO

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Virgin Show

I've been invited to join a group show of animators and entertainment industry artists making their gallery debut. Please join us at our Opening night reception on October 27, 7-10 pm!

Lost Souls Cafe.
Old Bank District-Harlem Place Alley
124 W. 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

For online info:

There's some serious talent in the mix (like, for example: Steve Daye, Stephen Silver, John Nevarez and Frank Rocco! Just to name a few) Am I flattered they're letting me participate? Ummmmmmm.... TOTALLY!

They may actually tell me to go away and never come back once they've seen my painting...but, ach-- I won't worry about that until next week, when they hang everything.


I did struggle with "virgin themed" ideas for this, hence---the lack of serious concept. As the deadline loomed ever-closer it was apparent that I really just needed to paint. Even tho this little painting lacks hip irreverence, cool concept or design, I really enjoyed getting goopy with paint again. Oh, and there you can see bits of my messy studio...also known as the kitchen table that never gets cleaned. Ever.

thanks Kyle and Joe for letting me participate! I'm definitely looking forward to the show!

Saturday, October 14, 2006



OK! Soooooo, I figured I ought mention my long absence from this blog and since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month n' all, now is as good a time as any, right? On day 3 of my new job last year, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. GAH!! Can you believe it??! I couldn't either. It was not FUN in any way, but I did get through it. With incredible love, humor and support from friends and family too. I am very lucky (it's all relative, you know) and I'm OK now. We caught it early and treated it aggressively. So now, I get to return to living my long, happy and full life! I'm a survivor, damnit! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO! (and I really mean that WOOO HOOO part!)

Certainly, I'm open to share my experience or answer questions you might have. I'm actually really open about all of that. Sometimes, I fear, maybe a little TOO much so. However, I'd prefer not muddle this blog with too much on this particular subject nor do I want to scare anyone away by the mere mention of it. Trust me, I want to get back to DRAWING! The experience of this past year has definitely, profoundly changed me. It scared me, scarred me and taught me a whole lot about life and death and what is really important. I hope I never lose sight of that. Soooooooo, with all that said...LADIES (AND GENTS TOO)--early detection is KEY. Please, please, do regular self examinations. And, Ladies, get those yearly mammograms by the time you're 40!!! OKAY?!??! Please!
The earlier you catch it, the easier it is to treat and better the prognosis!

Here's a lite take on the BEFORE, DURING and AFTER process that is breast cancer for many: straight hair to no-hair to some crazy-poodle-hair. (chemo freaks out the hair follicles)


*thanks to "anon" for inspiring me to draw this today.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Testing, I. 2. 3.

Yes. It's been a long time. Excuses come later. Just wanted to post SOMETHING. GEESH, I desperately needed some kind of update!!!!! This here is a quick thumbnail comp for a bookcover. They went with a different design I had so I suppose it's okay to post this one.