A real little traveling Nomad

 

I received a happy surprise in my inbox – from Karli, who chose a very dear drawing of mine to live with her on her forearm. Done by Dustin Cramer at Blackheart Tattoo – he did an amazing job, and I love how it turned out! nomad 2The drawing is one I included in a small zine I created a couple years back. nomad 3 nomad

Beautiful. I am jealous. 🙂

Chinadoll

Let me introduce you to: miss Chinadoll! Along with Yakuzabot, she’s going in the mail tomorrow down to L.A. to be part of the Giant Robot Biennal 3 Remix project. This is one of the very first two dolls I’ve ever customized, and with her, I took the extra step of adding super sculpey to her face and hair-buns, also giving her a modest chest. This all resulted in her being quite top-heavy… like me she is a clumsy girl, and often finds herself falling flat on her face (though me, not for the top-heavy reason. ahem).

Also, she has eyeballs growing out of her back!! See the before picture here.

Here are the two together – to them, the (slight) size discrepancy isn’t important. They are in love.

And here is Yakuzabot’s finished tattoo work.

And glamour shot. 🙂 This was loads of fun to do. Now, what to do with all this extra sculpey clay??

Finished batch of Shrinky-Dink Necklaces!

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Moth Girl

Getting excited for spring! And digging in the dirt, and picking thorns out of your fingers.

Here’s a new drawing for the last days of winter – I’m currently working on getting this design on T-shirts! Finally – ! Sooo excited.

You can find the print up in the shop for $20. 🙂

 

 

Stinging nettles – colored!

Painted in the nettles, finally –

14×17″ – pencil, ink and watercolor on bristol.

I started painting in the warm brown spots before even realizing why –

then remembered the natural sting rememdy of rubbing fern spores on your burns. I can’t remember if this actually makes a huge difference, but – better than nothing, right? Apparently peeing on the stings helps, too – or rubbing on dirt, mud, alcohol – almost anything you can think of! …Ferns seem to be a safe bet, so I’ll stick to them.