Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Best Blog EVER

i know you think i mean MINE. Well no. I think its Letters to Twilight. Yes, that's right. I said Twilight. And if you go HERE you'll see why i think so...

it's also cool HERE too...xo and have a good week!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


ok, i may be getting a little carried away with this but it's been fun...each box is one of a kind since i draw on the sides doodles that coincide with the laminated print of my art on the lid. These and more will be at
the Art of the Craft at the Reading Museum, Reading PA - Click to read more about this show HERE!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Neon Geisha - Original Art - Sold

I hope everyone's having a great day so far - i've been making geishas and trying to finish up on half-finished art! Click HERE to see it in my etsy shop!

i've also been carving pumpkins...have you?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Spikenstein and his Bride - Sold

An original painting of Spike and Tilly just in time for Halloween! Can you say, Best costumes EVER! Click HERE to see it at my etsy shop...size approx. 4.5 x 6.5"

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Humane Society of Berks County Walkathon Today

Just some pics of Spike, dogs, my girlies and fun we had to today at the Reading Phillies stadium for the Humane Society walkathon!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I now have over 300 followers! Just for that I'm going to sing you a song...xoxox

ok it's not me but sometimes i wish it were...or was...or whatever is the proper wording...

"I am yours I am yours for as long for as long as you will have me" xoxox

Friday, August 27, 2010


I had such plans! I was going to take pics of the hat with all the names in of peeps that commented on my last post - then i was going to take pics of my daughter reaching in and grabbing the lucky winners name - and then take a pic of said winner's name! But i turn on my camera and this is what i see "Battery Exhausted" - and do you think i can find the battery charger?! Of course not because that would take EFFORT - which i do not have right now because i'm SICK. And DraMATic. (hate being sick)...

anywayz, i took a scan of the winners name instead:

and it is.........

LaRusc Studio!!!
email me your address for all your loot!

Thank you to everyone that posted - i'm so glad someone's reading this blog and hopefully enjoying it a little bit.. If you didn't win this time, I'll be sure to have another giveaway hopefully before the holidays just for fun - thanks so much again for reading my wee little blog and for helping me celebrate it's four-year annivesary!! xoxox

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Blogi-versary to MEEEEEEEEE!

Well, here we are...four years! of posting art and sometimes silly stuff...i want to thank you for coming in here and reading about that stuff...and here's some free stuff FOR YOU! (ps. i wasn't an English major!)

Please leave a comment, and next Friday Aug 27 I'll put all the commenter names in a hat, pull one out and VOILA! free stuff for you!

Here's what you'll get:

One signed poster for the Humane Society of Berks County annual Walkathon that shows Sebastian, Spike and Tallulah - Spike's friends in fitness...

One wooden box with a printed portion of my painting "Angel" on the lid

One hangable wraparound 4 x 4" canvas with a laminated print of my painting called "Peacock Tree"

One hangable 2.5 x 4" wooden block with a laminated print of my painting "Deepest Loss" (one of my faves!)

and probably a few other stuff...

So, please comment and it would be cool if you told a few friends about my blog too!
xo Love, Me

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coming up for Nom-Noms!

Artist Matt Sullivan asked a bunch of other artists to create work for a just-for-fun project based on this theme: "The Thing that Ate Stuff"... he's going to try to get enough to make it into a comic book. I like themes that force me to come out of my comfort zone and this one did for sure!

On another note: My blogi-versary is in TWO DAYS! Four years baby! Stay tuned for prizes and festivals and all that cool stuff! oh yeah, and parades! we'll have parades too! xoxox

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Furry Fridays this Friday the 13th! (cue spooky music)

I'm going to be showing some new Spike and Tilly art this Friday at the Humane Society for Berks County so if you're in the area, please stop by - a percentage of sales is donated to this great place! here are some pics...

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Illustration Friday word is "Artificial"

The IF word is artificial but i call this "Coppelia" after the ballet of the same name.

The ballet Coppelia was written tongue-in-cheek about a crazy man that made a doll so life-like that the town heartthrob fell inlove with her and wanted to marry her. Naturally this made the crazy man even crazier and trouble ensued. This story always creeped me out, which of course made me obsessed with it.

Note: My blog's fourth year, or is it fifth year anniversary is coming up...can someone please explain to me...if it started in Aug 2006, am i celebrating the year coming up or how many years it's been alive, and...wouldn't that just mean it's my blog's 5th birthday instead of anniversary? Am i going a little crazy from this? Maybe i should make a doll and see where that goes...Anywayz, i'll be having a prizes and stuff so keep checking back if you can!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bloggy Anniversary!!

Well, this is just a quick blurb to mention that my Blog's 4th year anniversary is coming up in 23 days!! FOUR YEARS!! (had to count on my fingers from Aug, 2006 to now just to make sure of that) wow, i'm so proud!...So anyway, there will be prizes and stuff...haven't decided what yet but it will be cool. promise.

meanwhile, here's a cat i want - could you get me this for my bloggy anniversary? i would love you forev...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Spike and Friends - Art for the Humane Society Walkathon

Painting's called: "We're Walking, Are you?"
I'm the artist for this August's Furry Friday (August 13) which kicks off the Walk for the Animals fundraiser. This and many other Spike related work will be there for sale - The piece showing here will be the art that advertises for the Humane Society of Berks County's walkathon and fundraiser. I hope you can come out and see me that night - here's a link to it:
Walk for the animals
and a link to Humane Society events

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pregnant Cherry Blossom Girl Illustration

sigh...i love painting just because i want to...and this is what happens when i (as Spongebob says) just "use my imagi-NAAAAAA- tion"! Probably just feeling a little nostalgic for that pregnant gorgeousness i remember (so long ago - 13 years!!). Anyway, this happened and i'm pleased with how wistful she looks...a little anxious, and a little excited about what's to come...

she's available here - just click on etsy

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ripplesketches - Donate to help the poor animals of the Gulf Coast

NOTE: If you bought this, I apologize for not getting it to you - I haven't gotten an address yet from the Ripple blog! Hopefully they send it to me soon!!

My daughter Gwyneth and I did some drawings for Ripplesketches, a blog set up by Kelly Light to help the poor animals that are being decimated by the BP Oil Spill. Please help these poor animals...i will throw in some freebies as well

Ripplesketches: Each sketchcard on this blog is $10.00. The $10.00 is a donation to help the animal victims of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. Every penny is donated. The two Non-Profits that are benefitting are The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center. You can purchase a card if you donate directly to one of the non-profits and email me the confirmation and your address to ripplesketches@verizon.net. The artist will mail you the signed card.


Friday, June 25, 2010

The Time has Come!!! YAY!!

Well, after almost a year and a half, i have compiled the illustrations and written the text for my Oracle Deck and Coloring Book and...yes, right there in that little package are the cd's full of all that stuff...

Obviously it is far from done - the editing process now begins...but...can you believe it?!! I'm DONE!!! Yay, very excited! We'll keep you posted on the next steps...

Here's a potential example of one of the cards - (Not sure if it will end up looking like this though...we'll see)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Illustration Friday - Ripple

My 9-year-old daughter Gwyneth and I made some sketches for ripplesketches which was set up by Kelly Light to help the poor animals that are suffering from the Deep Water Horizon Gulf Oil Spill disaster...it's just terrible what's happening there. If you donate $10 to The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies or The International Bird Rescue Research Center you can have one of these illustrations...please go HERE to find out exactly how...

UPDATE: not sure when ours will be posted or if they will be at this point - the blog posting is behind and hopefully this is a good sign that so many artists are donating works of art for this good cause...

here's mine:

here's my 9-year-old's work:
this is a bunny trying to swim in the oily gulf

and her other donation is a drawing of a horse trying to contact his turtle friend on his conch shell phone - except only oil is coming out:

(this hasn't been posted on ripplesketches just yet but i will keep my eye out for when it is)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tiny Sketches

i've been stalling..don't ask me why...in the mean time i make little things... like quails in front of the moon because that happens all the time...well it should anyway...

as always, thank you so much for looking.

it's available in my etsy shop HERE

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Immortal Alice - (Early for Illustration Friday)

ok. this is probably more like "too late" than it is "early" since Alice seems to have been bitten by the vampire rabbit or someone equally undead-like...sigh...i will soon get out of this vampire mode i SWEAR!!

i've been writing a whole lot lately (did i mention that's killing me?!!) so i haven't been able to post on IF as much as i'd like but thought this fit the IF word just a teensy bit...

this is available on etsy HERE...

Thanks for looking and have a great day...i for one am preparing for the 18-hour LOST marathon that starts tonight at 7:00...

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Sunday, May 02, 2010

My goodness it's been a while...

like a whole month...how embarrassing...but i've been neck deep in projects...one was to have 10 paintings ready for the juried Immaculata Art Show (here are some pics of artists participating...)

here's some of the stuff i took down there...i wasn't going to take Spike but was asked last year to and I didn't...so.....

thanks for stopping in..i missed you

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Bumble Spike is Ready to Pollinate!

That's right - it's finally Spring and Spike has hooked on the wings and is ready to get down to some beez-niz! yes i really did just say that!

you can buy him HERE

Look at Spike and Tilly on the Vetmobile!!

and the Bird and the Bee just bee-cuz (i love them so much)

Monday, March 29, 2010