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.