Tuesday, September 26, 2006


This month I finally had some time to do some personal projects, which was a great release. Here are some characters from a story I'm working on....most likely they will change once I get to know them more in my mind.

I've been reading The Creativity Book by Eric Maisel (reccommended to me by Amazon). There are exercises for a year (sort of like The Artist's Way) but since I dont have the patience, I just read it like its a regular book, picking up little inspirations here and there. One of the exercises was to list 5 obstacles to my creativity. Mine are:

1. Procrastination
2. Not getting out enough to see art, to be inspired
3. Too busy sometimes, no time to even breathe
4. Feel like I have no voice, a phoney baloney
5. Jealousy/envy of others sometimes stops me cold

So many things are swirling in my head regarding my art and creativity these days.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


*No butterflies were harmed in this illustration.

Thanks for everyone's comments for my IF entry this week. Wow! I may just do more hand drawn stuff, thanks for the encouragement.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Illustration Friday-Change

I thought in theme with this week's IF, I would change up my usual illustration technique. Its hard to part with my vector art (I heart Adobe Illustrator) but its nice to explore other ways to create art. This is hand drawn, scanned in, and colored in photoshop. I also love the idea of a limited color palette.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

9.11 comic

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I attend a comics group that meets in a cafe every Monday. Yesterday was 9/11 and a quick assignment was given: to draw a 9/11 comic in 30 minutes...and here is what I did. No time to think too much, no time to erase. I ended up drawing what my experience was that day, and surprised it was more serious in tone than many others.

Monday, September 11, 2006


It was a weekend of inspiration and relaxation. I finally went to the MOMA to see the Dada exhibit, which ended today. I havent been to the MOMA since their renovation(!) so the space itself was a new experience. Its always been my favorite museum in NY.

Left: The Chocolate Grinder by Marcel Duchamp. Seeing artwork that I've seen before is like seeing an old friend. I imagine this piece of art traveling all over the world and was reunited with it again. It is very comforting.

Also, sunday brunch with a few of my girlfriends, in an outdoor cafe with grape vines above us. Enjoy the nice weather while we still have it!

Friday, September 08, 2006

On my desk

Thanks to Linzie for her invitation for me to participate in On my desk. On my desk is where creative folks go share stuff on their desks. For me, that means sharing a glimpse of my chicken collection! Some day, I hope to have as nice of a space as some folks featured there, as I think of my apt/studio as a temporary dwelling at the moment.

Illustration Friday-Farm

As a children's illustrator, I've drawn alot of farms. Luckily, I like drawing chickens and chickens live on farms, heh!