Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Christmas to me

So now that most of the chaos has died down (don't tell me you had a quiet Christmas. No one has a quiet Christmas. Seriously.) how was your Christmas? Ours was great, with both my family and Secret Agent Man's family here (no, they're not spies, either). It was only partly hectic. Mostly it was fun.
I tried my hand at a prime rib for the first time ever. For 12 people! I forgot to take pictures, or I'd show you.
Oh, wait! I did take one before it was cooked:

I'm pretty sure it looked like this afterward:

No, really, just like that. Ok, it was close. Maybe better. Mostly it was yummy. And a good time was had by all.

Anyway, it was a very nice week.

But the real reason I'm blogging today is because I promised my new friend at MoseyDog on Etsy that I would blog about her lovely, lovely jewelry.

I have purchased a bazillion many rings from her over the past month. Her jewelry mostly consists of her hand-painted baubles that she then makes into rings, necklaces and earrings. She has a few other things here and there, and also soem really cute prints.

The best thing about her stuff is it's really frickin' cheap very affordable.

Here's a selection of what I've received:

The middle one was a custom one she made for me. Gorg-eous pink to peach!
I'm sure she now thinks I'm stalking her. But I just can't help myself. In fact, I'm going to have to buy another one to replace the one I gave away to my brother's girlfriend after she kept asking me about it.

The best Christmas present I got, though, is from you all. Yes, you all. Sometime over the past couple weeks I got about 20 new followers, and it has bumped me right up over 100! Yea!
So, to celebrate - I'm having a giveaway.

Here's the deal:
Everyone who leaves a comment on this post will be assigned a number (in the order you comment) and next Tuesday, that would be January 4th, 2011 (you believe that?) 'cause it's my day off, I will pick a winner via Said winner will receive one of MoseyDog's lovely pieces of jewelry! Because I love you.
So take a look at her stuff and tell me what you want in the comment section of this post.

You can blog about it, tweet it, Facebook it, whatever, but I don't really care, so there's no extra entries for that.
I know, I'm evil that way.

So have fun looking.
More art to follow in a day or two.
When I'm done shopping...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Take a Look

For the Sketchbook, but also for fun.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


If you have not been to my friend Brian Miller's blog, Waystation One, you are missing out. I know some of you read his lovely word-pictures, because that's how I found him (through comments on your blogs).

Anyway, I recently commented on one of his poems, that it made me want to draw a picture (I'm slowly working on it, around all my Christmas and Sketchbook stuff). He responded that he would like that, and if I wanted him to, he would write about one of my drawings. I told him to feel free. He chose this one (remember this one?):

His lovely poem:


perhaps this is it,
someone's last hope
dumped overboard

washed upon shore
waiting to be found,
still learning to fly,

only so high inside,
dreaming beyond
these invisible walls, i.

quick, find a rock, break
the glass, release me
once more to dance

among the clouds until
a gentle breeze carries
me across horizon's line

- Brian Miller

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snow Day

Which we're not having here, but Secret Agent Man is wishing we were. Meh. I'm okay with it.

Anyway, this one was a "just because" and an exercise in doing art with Adobe Illustrator and Corel Painter.

Maybe I can use it for Illustration Friday's "Phenomenon" in, "The snow was a phenomenon they both enjoyed."

Sure - why not?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Oscar the octopus loves his orange balloon.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Back to the Sketchbook

This is a companion piece for the Blimperfly. Or Butterballoon. Or...what would you call it?
Anyway, for the "Dreams More Beautiful" piece. It's one of my favorite songs from when I was a kid, from one of my favorite "fairy tale" movies - Dr. Doolittle. (Not the crappy Eddie Murphy version.)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New in my Etsy shop

Just in time for Christmas! For all your zombie loving friends.
In my Alice's Secrets shop.