Monday, November 08, 2010

Framing Fanatic

Over the years of garage sale-ing, antiquing, thrifting, etc, I have gathered quite the collection of fun old frames. My dad even has people dropping them off at his auto shop to bring home for me. Now I just need more walls.


Here are some of the besties put to good use:

This is a collabo with Josh- we both drew and painted this masterpiece a year ago.



This is an amazing garage sale find. Its pretty huge, about 3' x 4'. AND its velvet folks.



Josh put this puzzle together and also coloured in the missing pieces. Thank YOU Crayola!



This frame is a beauty. We painted our own chalkboard so that we can keep track of all of those important life things that you often forget if they aren't written down.
You know. Like Skeletons.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Under my Umbrella...


Oh, the power of optimism. I was looking through old sketchbooks and decided to rework some old ideas. Recycling is always a good thing. I have moved and am in the process of organizing a studio of sorts so that I can pump out some new work. Until then- You can stand under my umbrella- (ha?)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Wind


This is a project I have been working on for the past while for a good friend and talented musician, John Connolly. John and I have worked together in the past which is nice because we have a good understanding of what we want the final product to look like. Above is the final album cover that John decided to go with, and below are a few of the other ideas I came up with that I quite enjoy. You can check out some of John's tunes here. Thanks for stoppin' by!







Monday, July 19, 2010

Old is Cool





Well folks, garage sailing season is among us and I really must admit that I have fallen captive once again. It is the one day a week I look forward to the alarm clock. This weekend I almost came home with a puppy. But alas, you can't go out hoping to find a chair and come home with a puppy.

So I decided to do a rather large-scale painting of some of my favourite "subjects." Because the painting is too large to scan, I did some photography and digital editing to put together a CANVAS piece for dear friend Erika's awesome site www.canvascollective.com. Check it out! There are weekly updates and some wonderful contributions.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Queen of Spades


"eat your heart out"



Well, I figured it was time to unleash this beast. I really enjoyed painting this one. I suppose the Queen of Spades is not someone you want to mess with. After all, I think she's like 'pick-up five' in Crazy Eights.

Does anybody know if this card show is still happening?

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Lady of the Night



It kind of reminds me of those statues in The Never Ending Story where these large-breasted women-lion creatures shoot beams out of their eyes at dishonest travelers?

Monday, July 05, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Rock Climbing


A quick graphic mural I did to add interest
to a kids rock climbing wall.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Etcetera






Some things that have happened in the past while.

It's a Boy!


A little detail from a painting I did for a friend, for a new baby boy.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Sneak Peek Sneaks



Painted sneakers for the Canteen Gallery in Ottawa.

Thanks Bennett for the consideration!

Big Time

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Witness the Fitness





Images from a mural I did this past summer for the Fitness Centre, an after school program for kids geared toward promoting physical activity. Keep fit and have fun!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cat Nap


At the end of the day, it all comes down to this.
What would kittens do?

Friday, September 04, 2009

The American Dream


Close...but no cigar.

P.S. I'm really worried about the recurring overweight, nearly nude,
old man figure who appears in a lot of my work.
And also, WHAT is with those underpants slogans!?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

But Father, I love Him.



Here is a birthday/traded gift for good friend Ryan Christiani.

He loves robots.
Check out his site and you will agree.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Alien Ant Farm

My sister and I decided to make terrariums one day after finding pretty glass jars on one of our many antique/thrifting runs. Its a fun simple project, all you need is:

    • glass jar
    • found mosses, flowers, plants
    • a bit of top soil
    • a sculpted figure or trinket
    • some rocks and charcoal at the bottom to aid in decomposing





Do it! I dare you!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Temporary Solution?


So here is a little number I did concerning the polar bear crises,
which is not such a "hot topic" in that it is not exactly 'new' news,
but ironically enough, it is VERY much a HOT topic, is it not?

I have to apologize for the really poor scan, looks like I have an item
to tack onto that everlong shopping list.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bearalina


Well, I am finally finished school now, have graduated, have slept full days, ate a lot, moved a lot of things, drank a LOT of beer, and one would say rested well. Finally.

But I have to say, I'm going a little crazy without the schoolwork. So, I think its time to put this rest 'to rest.' Or at least get started again, because frankly, I miss it. And also, its about time. Gotta get my groove back.

So here is a little diddle that was once a painting (in its beginning stages) before I got angry and scribbled over it. I just cant get this bearalina out of my head.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Book Mice



Boooooooooook maaaaarks!

A shout-out to my home girl Erika for helping me purchase lovely ribbon!

SUNDAY= FUNDAY





On the Seventh Day, God Rested.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Frisky Feline.



And here is a promo video for my book.
The music is by a wonderful composer Mark Mothersbaugh,
who you may know from many of Wes Anderson's film soundtracks
or perhaps even the Rugrats opening credits.
The music I have used is from the Royal Tenenbaum soundtrack.
The cat really reminds me of Keicha, my sister Jenna's kitty.



video

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Sometimes instead of actually sleeping, I just paint it instead.
So...this is just something 'nice' to round out all of the vulger/crude/dark things I have been dabbling into lately. Something for Mom.


PS Ive been really getting into cosmic-y spacey intergalactic night skies.
What fun!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

HEX-ED

Alright folks. I just spent nearly 200 dollars trying to get this book printed. This book that has kept me up in the night. This book that has me dreaming of Halloween. This book that has impeded my mental, physical and somehow I am sure my spiritual health. AND. ANNNND. After reformatting, colour-adjusting, re-sizing, re-painting, re-typing everything, it appears as though this little puppy has some embedding issues, or profile issues, or daddy issues, or something BECAUSE the previews are all off! AHHHHHH YIIIIKES. If this thing even gets to me on time for our show, I will punch a hard brick if it is missing images or layers etc etc etc.

Anyway. Here is what the cover looks like on screen. And also, a re-touched ending. Time to catch another darling sunrise. Sweet dreams fellow earthlings.




Friday, April 10, 2009



I guess our parents were right after all.

Olive really is just a nice, old, lady.




Tuesday, April 07, 2009



We were shivering with fear.

Nobody had ever been this close to a
REAL witch's house before!


Jeff reached out to ring the doorbell.




We all held our breath.





Saturday, April 04, 2009

The Witching Hour

Our parents don't believe what we say about Olive.
Probably because none of them have seen what we have seen.
They haven't looked hard enough.

After all, witches usually only come out at night.





Monday, March 30, 2009

My Way or the Highway


ha?
I guess you would still pick the highway
if you had a long distance to travel

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mr. Owl Ate My Metal Worm


This is an interpretation of the palindrome.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

More Olive


Some of us think every neighborhood has a witch.
Because witches make sure kids behave.
And witches HATE when kids have fun.




When Halloween night came around, we were all getting very nervous.
No one could decide if we should trick-or-treat at Olive's house.
After all it was a REAL haunted house with a REAL witch.

...we decided we would.