Sunday, February 28, 2010

Monday Art Day: Winter Games

This week's theme for Monday Art Day is "Winter Games". Our friend Howard continues to drive his mother insane with an indoor curling event. It's also my subtle tribute to the Canadians for doing such a great job with the Olympics.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Howard is back and up to his old tricks. I lit my own rug on fire when I was 4- my mom thought I was yelling "spider spider" instead of "fire fire". It was definitely a science experiment gone wrong. hmph.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


A departure from my usual "Howard" cartoons... its just been one of those weeks. When I read the theme for the week "adrift" this is exactly what I pictured. For the past few days I've been quoting Jaws- "I'm going to need a bigger boat". It feels like I'm drowning in work, responsibilities, etc- some little devil broke my paddle and all I want to do is wave the white flag! Calgon! Take me away! Far far away!

Beautiful Baby Girl

A very good friend gave birth to a baby girl last week. Our friendship is so cool because we're very close- but have spent such little time together. As she always describes it "We play for the same team." I love that. I love her. She sent a picture of the baby- and I'm pretty sure this is the most beautiful baby ever born- and no doubt, she'll be one of the most talented- both parents are artists.

 I designed this custom birth announcement print as my present. Can't wait for her to see it.

Monday, February 15, 2010


After being in the biz for 15+ years, I have no idea why I'm still so surprised when a client doesn't choose my favorite. I've tried every strategy... labeling it as no. 1- oh but wait, that's too obvious, so then I try mixing it in the middle- lost, like Jan Brady, so I've tried putting it in as the last option- hoping to get the WOW factor- like its the grand finale... but it never fails- they always choose the one I like least.
Funny how that happens.

Friday, February 12, 2010

and now for something completely different.

I did this illustration for a client, but it wasn't right for the project. I decided to use it to try some new techniques and I like where it went. I normally don't mix photos with illos- but maybe I should give it a shot. Why not?

Saturday, February 6, 2010


This week's theme for Illustration is "Muddy". My friend Howard is trying his hand at being a stuntman.