New Work at Sassafras for Belltown Art Walk!

Woah! It’s September already? What happened?!?! This is only three days away, but here it is: I’ve got some new inked girls up at Sassafras for the next month, and opening night is during the Belltown Artwalk, this Friday, September 11th from 6-9pm.

If you haven’t been to Sassafras (and even if you have, of course!) do stop by. They are great. On the corner of 1st Ave and Bell St, at 2307 1st Ave. We’ll have wine! Do come!

flyeri love noodles_sample

“I Love Noodles!”

bad hair day_sample

“Bad Hair Day”


the last couple of days

I bought this beautiful painting surface months ago with a birthday gift card: it’s a watercolor paper surface on top of a hardwood box frame (Dick Blick) and it’s amazing! It’s called an Ampersand Aquaboard. I’ve been hesitant to use it, thinking I must save it for that one day when I do end up having a great idea. I have a tendancy to hoard art supplies, so I’m working on using up things that I have.

This one is an 8×8″ with a 2″ cradle. The surface is clay, but acts like paper! It’s great for my preference for water-based ink and paint, and also takes pencil beautifully.

I also have a number of small, pre-stretched canvases which have been taunting me. I keep picking them up, thinking that, this time, I’ll LOVE painting on canvas! I inevitably get frustrated because I think it will act the same as paper. As much as I enjoy the tooth of fabric, I still have a hard time getting smooth lines over it.

And, back to paper! Yay! My safe zone. Here are some fire ants:

A girl who loves rain so much her aura is made out of droplets:

Curly tattoos on a curled-up girl:

And a girl who’s either dreaming of clouds or farting in her sleep:


shrinky dink jewelry – girls of the sea

It’s shrinky-dink time! I’ve been busy crafting jewelry for the San Diego Comicon that’s fast approaching! This means sharpies, x-acto-ing, baking and little jewelry pliers! I’ve been trying to make larger pendants, which means making drawings that measure around 5″x8″ to start, before the massive shrinking that occurs in the oven.

she came from the sea

Another personal piece… 18″x24″ ink on watercolor papershecamefromthesea