Thursday, June 28, 2007


Since I was talking about collaboration with Esther I thought I'd show you some stuff we did for the McSweeny's book. The night we did these we got a bottle of wine, gathered up paper and stuff and spread them out on the studio floor and just went with it. These pictures are now travelling around Italy in a show sponsored by the Associazione Culturale Teatrio. The next show is in Naples from August 2 to September 20 at the Castel de Lovo.

Sometimes collaborating works and some times it doesn't. A long time ago I did a collaboration with Jeff Soto for the first Broken Wrist Project book and it just flopped. We did it separately and they killed it. I hope I am remembering that correctly. I am starting to doubt myself. Oh well.

Friday, June 22, 2007 ALL NEW!

Hey I totally redid my website! Please go to and check it out. I can now update it more easily.

As for these pictures, the top one is of Esther P. Watson at their home studio. She uses that big huge jar of white to paint with! Wha wha WHAAA? We were collaborating the other night. You can see the results at We collaborated in the past on the McSweeny's book "Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is." The work we did for that ended up in American Illustration 25 too. It was a fruitful collaboration. Esther is wack!

The middle picture is a bunch of my one-a-day paintings hanging on a wall together. Crazy. Annie from Billy Shire Fine Arts came by the studio to look at our work. She rocks.

The other picture is of me in my Roy Roger's Family Restaurant uniform from when I was 16. OY I look like a middle aged lady who can kick ass. I don't know why I put this up. It kills me! What was I thinking? So frickin' hot.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Messy studio BEFORE

Here are some pictures of my studio in disarray. I am in the process of cleaning and thought if I posted these online it would motivate me to get crackin. Cause it is so embarrassing how messy it has gotten. I usually have a pretty organized studio but I have been so busy lately that it got away from me.

You can even see the beginnings of my 5 x 4 paintings. The I hate P-Ple part won't be on the final version. I was just having a crappy day yesterday. It made me feel better to write that down. I don't really hate people. Just some of the time. I'll post the after pictures the end of the week!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

scary doll

No art pics today. Estate sales are a great place for inspiration. They are addictive. Sometimes you hit the jackpot and find all kinds of excellent stuff like this scary doll who comes to life at night and tries to stab you and sometimes all you find are old Herb Alpert records and thighmasters. I have already changed the cover of Special Hostess. Just an FYI.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Special Hostess / Portrait Project

Howdy! This is the last page from this sketchbook. Alot of the stuff in it was about not fitting in. I was feeling like I wasn't fitting in so I came up with some clubs that I could join and the big boob club is one of them. Yes this is too much info, I am sure, but I am feeling chatty right now. The Diet Coke has kicked in.

I will probably do more india ink stuff in the future, but right now I am starting a whole NEW sketchbook. I have art ADD. The cover is the bottom picture. It is called special hostess. So I think everything in it will stem from hostessness.

For those of you who sent pictures to me for the portrait project they will start showing up here. YAY!!! It is another cookbook. 8.5 x 9 inches and there are 427 pages to fill. I can't wait.

Today I also started on my big painting. Finally! OK so I gotta get off the computer and work.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

hospital shows make me cry

Here are some new pages from my random sketchbook. OK I sent out a newsletter email today. It makes me feel so bad when someone unsubscribes. I have only had 3 people unsubscribe but I take it personally. So lame.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Too Dang Tired

Now that I got some sleep, here are some new drawrings. The first one is a self portrait based on my senior high school picture. The other one is a random drawing. As you can tell I often focus on beauty and all the crap we do to make ourselves look younger and prettier. Annoying, but I do it. We are all vain. The photo is of me after the sprint triathlon, lookin sweaty n' ragged. I am glad I did it. It was super hard, but I am hooked and plan on doing another one, maybe in October. CRAZY. I need to go faster.