Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Newish paintings..

I made a series of trees, the paintings start with a collage of news paper images, it's then gessod over , then a thin layer of greyish tones is applied, I then paper mache the 3-d tree's, and once they are dry I either collage more images on top, or spray paint layers of color which I then finish off with acrylic textures. The first two are collaged, made for my friend Margaret and George. The other series of trees were for the show at the biddle gallery. In this post I've also included a finished Seahore painting. Water colors on acrylic. And lastly some holiday themed felt friends, a snow man with a roving nose. a gingerbread person, and my first attempt at lose felt (roving) sculpture, which resulted in a kinda strange looking penguin friend.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tree Slaughter

My dad recently became obsessed with the Jib Jab video "Tree Slaughter". As seen here,

I decided to make him a maquette of the final tree, He is not yet finished, i'm working on a mini tree skirt, and baby presents to go under the tree. He is 11 inches tall. I will post better lit images upon his completion.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Biddle Gallery Photo Album...

Here are some additional photos from the gallery's opening...

Biddle Gallery Art Show.

The Biddle Gallery (http://www.biddlegallery.com/) in Wyandotte, MI is having a Halloween show. It includes myself , and other great artist, such as Brent Harris ( www.Robotchicks.com) Each artist had to make a digital pumpkin. I made an upside down bat. I also made 3 outdoor themed multimedia paintings, 5 spooky cupcakes (a mix of watercolor, acrylic, and paper mache), 5 Day of the dead candy skulls ( Paper Mache, glitter, glow in the dark paint, acrylic) and a new line of screen printed plush toys ( Screen printed by my friend Ken at his new business located in Clawson, MI (http://www.triple-thread.com/). CandyCorn, and two types of bats (Flying fox, and egyptian fruit bat, inspired my my volunteer work at the bat zone http://www.batconservation.org/content/BatZone.html) Attached are some pictures from the opening!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Taken by Ashley Long, with her lizard in Culver City, CA. Yay!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Postcard Series...

I'm making a series of postcard's this is the first,

Art around the world...

So as I mail dino's and paintings I've sold out I'm posting them on here.
Here short description about the paintings, These belong to Amelia and Mar's in Oakland, California, the cupcake is from a series of 15, this one was lemon/lime sunshine. It was a play on textures, It's a lot of acrylic layers over a watercolor wrapper. The Squid and baby Jellyfish, it was a play with colors, and sea creatures. A series of 30. The Sketch is not mine, but i love that my paintings often find homes next to other great pieces of art...
These live in Royal Oak, Michigan with Emma. The Green Squid and Seahorse were my favorite of the series, the baby orange octopuss, is only 2 by 3 inches, and was my least favorite. I love that she put them together, and again my art finds a home next to such awesome pieces!
A new card! I made this for my mom's birthday! Mixed media, Watercolor, Acrylic, cut-outs, and glitter!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Megan's Puppet show!<---Updated with new higher quality photos!

Hello, recently I spent the past month helping Megan Harris, make puppets, and perform in her puppet show.. I also helped make a bunch of tiny little puppets to sell at the show called Tripes. Here are some pictures from the performance ( Lo- quality as soon as I get better ones I will swap them out) and the box O' Tripes.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Rainbow Dino...

Rainbow dino with real crystal eyes.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dino's make friends!!

As I mail out the dino's I've asked their owners to take photos with them! Here are the first couple...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New types of dinos!!

pterodactyl has a fully functional wing armature. His wings can squish in or extend out, the webbing is made of a translucent stretch fabric.

I forget what this dino is actually called, I call them the potato chip finned dino's.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Are you sick of dino's yet??

The pink bronto, is 10" , the gray triceratops, and purple bronto, or 4"

Monday, July 20, 2009

Moving on to Penguins...

Etsy store is up and running, going to make a banner and the like soon. In the mean time enjoy me recent creation, this fatly awesome penguin wonder.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Baby safe dino part2

I've made my second baby safe dino. This dino is about 8 inches, and is made of a very soft fleecy material instead of felt, to provide maximum softness.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The week..

I have been filling more dino orders. This week I made a child safe stego, he is 7" by 4". His legs are fused on, and his eyes are felt instead of buttons. I also made a HUGE dino 400% larger than all the others. I'm going to create dino mobiles soon, I'm also considering having a booth and a detroit art show in August. I'll keep updating. I'm also restoring the bat sculptures at the bat house, I'll post before and after photos when I'm finished. We have 2 baby bats at the bat house, they're adorable. They are Jamaican bats, which are about 2" tall right now. The also are very fluffy, similar to baby birds. As they get older there shoulders will spread out.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Updated: Raptors! and Godzilla!!

These dinos were created for my friends Jess, Tony, and the Godzilla of course is for my friend who is legally named Mattzilla. They are bigger than the previous dinosaurs. about 4" by 3" and Godzilla is almost 5".

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jodie's Awesome Orange T-rex

Made just for the best kid I know, Jodie. He will have eye's as soon as my japanese button's arrive in the mail. YAY!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Here are some of me recent sketchbook drawings.. i'm thinking of making the pear guy into a puppet.

Designing a Dino Tag..<----- Updated!

Brent Harris and I traded! i helped him seam and paint his MegaBots, and he helped me refine my logo! Here are the refined Logos! Yay!!

I've decided to make a tag to put around the necks of all the little dinos who find homes. I'm thinking of calling them RAWRZ. Here are a couple tag tests, let me know what you think. One is not colored, because I'm debating if I want to paint them, or print them on colored paper, or give the a feltish look similar to the stegosaurus. Thanks!