Friday, April 30, 2010

1EG inky's

i did a crapload of 1EG's with pen and watercolors, here are some with more to see next week!

also, whether or not you know/like venture brothers, these quotes are hilarious. and you have no sense of humor if you don't think so. or maybe you do. tuesday's contest answer was dr. mrs the monarch! aka dr girlfriend. baum from philly was the winner with his quote "Monstroso! C'mon, he's king of the double cross. I mean, think about it. He's a lawyer and a super villain. That's like a shark with a grenade launcher on his head."

but these other entries were also very funny, funny: Dr. Venture: "Dean! Have you been shooting dope into your scrotum? You can tell me! I'm hip!"
"you think your hot shit in a champagne glass but your just cold diarrhea in a dixie cup"
zombie contest next tuesday!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

lacuna inc.

i've been working on this very slowly, for a really long time, since i kept having to put it aside for other work, but i finally finished it recently. you should be able to click for a larger image. it's for myself cause i'm a huge geek, but it's based on the movie eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. my favorite movie. ever. so i'm pretty excited about it and i'm going to be doing lots more movie "scenes", rather than single characters, in the future (coraline, mars attacks, etc..). feel free to suggest or order any movies you want...but only if they are fun

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

suicidal lovers

where for art thou romeo?! forgot to post today! so here's a sketch i did last night while watching romeo and juliet. the one with the fantastic leo dicaprio. i've been wanting to see it again for a long while and finally found it on instant netflix. not as good as i'd hoped, but here's my sketch!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

CONTEST: free drawing

CONTEST! who loves venture brothers? if interested in participating in the contest, you must both 1. identify the character above, and 2.give me a good quote from any character in the show.

whoever has the correct identification and best/funniest quote wins the drawing above!
answer here, via facebook, or email. contest lasts all day

rules: 1. YOU pick up artwork, or pay shipping. 2. if you want to play for fun but don't want the drawing, at the end of your entry, just say "this is the best drawing ever! but no thanks"

Monday, April 26, 2010

ladies of venture

today's drawing is to prep you for tomorrow CONTEST FOR A FREE DRAWING! if you recognize and love these ladies from venture brothers, you will definitely want to be a part of tomorrow's contest. i'm just saying...

it's an all day contest, starting at midnight, get your thinking caps ready!

Friday, April 23, 2010

connect exhibit

"jugs" the orangutan and "peter" the bunny!
( on the left )(on the right)
i finally got a chance to see my 2 kaotic kritters in the "connect" exhibit at artworks in trenton. the guy said people really seemed to like them. the bunny was a popular one, which sold and i got commissioned to make another, which is exciting. i was a little disappointed when i got there to see that their tags were mixed up, so their names were wrong. but otherwise i'm always excited to see my art anywhere.. and some of the other art in the place was pretty awesome.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

hand art!

i couldn't bare to have only a long boring post with no art today so here's some art..kind of:

every year, i facepaint at the MS walk in hamilton. and once the walk starts, there is no one really in the cafeteria except volunteers, and we all wait around for them to return. so i do almost nothing for about an hour, so at this year's walk, on sunday, i painted this little guy on my hand. he's adorable. i hope he is prettier than my 90-year old looking hands

tim burton at the MoMA

so apparently several people thought my choice of words for yesterday's contest was confusing. i didn't think it was, but my apologies!! i'll make it better for next week's free drawing(TUESDAY!)

took this picture months ago before the exhibit was running so it's nice and empty!

i finally got to the MoMA on saturday to see the tim burton exhibit. words cannot explain how much i loved it (although the number of people there practically ruined it for me.) as an artist, i should love going to museums and seeing lots of art, but i kind of hate it. i get bored and tired, but mostly angry. the amount of anger i get towards certain art is irrational, but i'll get into that another day. i do enjoy visiting smaller galleries with artists i actually like, such as greg simkins and damon soule, who i saw at joshua liner gallery. amazing shows.

but tim burton! wow. he's phenomenal. he has everything i love about art (and life!) twisted, but witty humor and creepy borderline-scary imagery. his scenes, his characters. they're unique and experimental. i noticed and then my boyfriend mentioned it shortly after, that some of his drawings are kinda nothing special, but as a whole with 10-20-30 drawings all stacked on each other or in a row, it becomes infinitely more awesome. i know tim burton mostly from his movies, so just seeing such a large quantity of his work in one small area was amazing. you can never really feel someone's style significantly until you see it all as a whole. not only was i amazed by seeing so much of his legit artwork for the first time, there was also sketches, [props, scribbles of thoughts from his big time movies. favorites, of course, being mars attacks and beetlejuice! it was just really fun to see these already familiar characters scribbled on paper by the person responsible for their existence, in a style i've never seen them in before.

don't tell salvador dali that tim burton might have stolen my heart on this one. the dali museum in st. petersburg, fl, was absolutely amazing and he is my favorite artist of all time.. buuut... i'm torn. torn between two loves.

if it wasn't the last weekend and already sold out and people didn't use my wheelchair for a stepping stool, i'd want to go back, real bad. i hope you all got the chance to see it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CONTEST: free drawing

CONTEST! whoever names the character above FIRST, wins the drawing ! (you are responsible for picking it up or paying shipping)
so comment with your answers! and let me know here, facebook, or email to tell me you want more (fingers crossed)

Update: answer = jessica rabbit and winner = keri mattaliano !

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

an incredible family portrait

friday afternoon, i had to take tim to and from the dentist yet again. this time i waited in the parking lot since it was pretty and breezy outside, so i passed the time by drawing this, and adding some color when i got home. it's on some cardboard frame box i had lying around. yeah!

ps - stop by tomorrow at 11 a.m. on the dot for a chance to win a freeeee drawing!

Monday, April 19, 2010


my octopus mural was on the outside wall of holman hall, the old art building at tcnj. the new art building is finally up and running and a few months ago, my old tcnj professor asked if they could move it to the new building. i was pretty damn excited because i didn't want it to just be forgotten and i wanted people to keep seeing it. i put so much time, energy, money, and passion into that thing. when i came home from california i had a nice email waiting for me from my professor telling me they went to go get my mural and it was gone, and asked if i had taken it down. i didn't. so someone apparently stole my 7 foot tall, 14 foot wide mural....? i'm kind of heartbroken. she said it wasn't cut down (it was painted on a huge sheet of tyvek), but it was carefully taken down because the bolts were unscrewed. so i hate you, whoever you are who took it down. i hope they find it because i'm ungodly pissed and upset about it.

i painted it in about a week's time. long, loong days. my parents and friends helped out a lot when i first started- setting up the tyvek, projecting, outlining, and filling in solid colors. and then i spent the next million hours shading, half of which i painted upside down:

i remember getting five guys, where my dad tried to order cheesesteaks. got lots of delicious milkshakes. tim and i brought my little tv so we could watch lilo and stitch, arrested development and eat craploads of chips and dip. really fun times from what i remember and i ended up really satisfied with it in the end. i loved it. so much time and work to paint, including basically the entire semester of prepwork.

i had to make a blog devoted to my mural, so if you're interested in the entire process, check it out

i know there's basically no chance of this post helping find it but now go begin your investigation and find my damn mural!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

tree with boobs

recently my artsy friend from tcnj informed me that she misses my art with trees and boobs..which i do too but i'm stuck on and obsessed with 1eg's and kritters..
so i made her a little tree with boobs. not the same but i'm amused. enjoy that

Thursday, April 15, 2010

mr smiles!

oops! i forgot to post today. here's a preview of an in-progress future painting, mr. smiles. love him. it's a huge painting, biggest kaotic kritter yet.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


plan is to be back to work today. we'll see how much i actually get done. i hope all you people with "real" jobs are reading this and hating me for it, squirming with jealousy! here's a random ballerina i did a long time ago. she's not the greatest 1eg but i don't feel like looking for something better to post. i'll have a better post tomorrow i swear!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

big sur

i'm not even close to being ready to be home and restart my routine of waking painting and sleeping. so here's a picture from big sur instead...

Monday, April 12, 2010

highlight winner!

I'M HOME! i came back to nj to find this fantastic email from kidrobot:

"I just wanted to inform you that you are our MUNNYWORLD Highlight winner this week and I would like to send you a Mini Multicolor Munny for your awesome Octopus Munny."

so i'm on the KRonikle ! they choose random winners, but i never posted this one in their flickr group, so i'm wondering how they came across it. see it here:

yeah free stuff!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

happy easter!

happy easter!
i'm in yosemite national park right now (at least i hope so..considering i wrote this on wednesday) enjoying the sweet, sweet waterfalls and prettiful nature, and possibly some snow/rain. mmmmmmmmdelicious
eat lots of easter eggs for me

Thursday, April 1, 2010


i'm going to california TOMORROW! that means no posts until i come back on the 12th. i'm beyond excited for a new adventure in a new place with lots of californian friends... and i'm beyond terrified for an unbearably long flight that makes my tummy shrivel and migrate north to my throat. we're starting in san fransisco for friends and bridges and prisons, visiting yosemite national park for easter where i fear being mauled by mountain lions, driving and driving and driving down big sur for some marvelous scenery, stopping for the night in santa barbara for sleepies, then to los angeles with awesome friends, family, and DISNEYLAND!

i hope to see each of these ladies throughout our day in disneyland....

be back soon! don't forget to check here on easter to meet the EASTER BUNNY!!!!