Monday, September 12, 2011

Top Secret!

Hobocat trying out the latest in feline stealth technology.
Perfect for launching attacks on the ankles of unsuspecting victims.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Evolution of an Etsy Shop: Part II

I joined Etsy on September 30, 2005, just a few months after the site first launched. I had been searching desperately for an alternative to eBay, which had always felt like such a vast and impersonal place to sell my artwork. I remember how excited I was when I came across a website specifically focused on handmade arts and crafts, because it felt like for the first time, I finally had a warm and cozy spot on the internet to call home. I had no expectations and no business plans, but I knew that this was the place I wanted to be . . . but what was I going to sell? I ended up going through several phases before landing on the whole "rubber stamp" idea, and waaaay back in the beginning I actually had a shop full of paintings and prints.

This was my very first sale on Etsy. A print of my "Secret Garden" painting.

A "Little Deer" painting on wood. Look familiar?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Stamp Storage System

My current stamp storage system situation is in need of some upgrading. I have too many stamps made and not enough drawers to hold them all. I'd really like to improve my efficiency through better organization in some way. I just have no idea how!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Love Story

This is a video I made many, many years ago, back when I was still in art school and had an obsessive fascination with stop motion animation. I just had to try it out for myself. I must warn you that I am in no way an expert in film or animation so I admit that the result is a bit rough/clumsy (example: the scene with the macaroni pieces is supposed to say "NO", but from the audience p.o.v. it looks like "ON"! bahaha!), but I still remember having so much fun making it. I am currently going back to school to become an RN, and I really miss those days when I had the free time to experiment and do things, you know, just because! :-)

It was inspired by/an homage to one of my childhood favorites . . . Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet. The Andrews Sisters! Hats with eyelashes! How could anyone resist?


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pleistocene Megafauna

Giant Sloth, Wooly Mammoth, Sabre-Toothed Tiger
Mega and mini sized things are cool. Regular sized...not so much.
(p.s. please disregard the awful handwriting)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Our First Valentine's Day!

(circa 2006)

My human partner does not appreciate having his picture posted on my blog,
so here's a photo of me and . . . my fuzzy valentine. ;-)

Here's wishing you a happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Goats are not minions of the devil. I like goats, and I like drawing goats. Maybe it's because of their cephalopod-like pupils (which I have chosen not to depict in this instance), because as I mentioned earlier, I also like cephalopods. :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Betta Died :(

Good-bye Fishmunga! You were a great fish. :(
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