Tuesday, March 18, 2014

His Doll

This is "His Doll", my first glow in the dark piece ever.  For Bottleneck Gallery's "When the Lights Go Out" blacklight show opening this Saturday, March 22!  

Wish i could be there (I'll be in MD for the Art Without Borders Show) but it's sure to be an amazing show!  Above is my piece in day light.

Below is my piece under the black light.

And below here is my piece in daylight with the black light also on.  I like the contrast between each one, even this one with only the slight glow of Jack in the background. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Ant Farmer

Meet The Ant Farmer!  This Anteater Ant Farmer is a tricky little devil.  What better way to never go hungry than to manage your own ant farm?  There's a reason his rosey cheeks are so chubby and plump!

The Ant Farmer is my first 8" Dunny, created for the Art Without Borders  art show at Art Whino Gallery in National Harbor, MD.  The show is benefitting Doctors Without Borders.  Read more about the show and Doctors Without Borders on the event page here.

I had such a great time last year, I'll be attending the opening again this year!  The show is March 22, 2014 at Blind Whino in Washington DC, and the show will be on display at Art Whino Gallery after the reception until April 22.

Along with the custom toys for the Art Without Borders show, art-engraved coasters are also on sale to benefit Doctors Without Borders.  All profits go directly to charity.

If any anyone would like to donate directly to Doctors Without Borders page for the fundraiser here is the direct link:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Meet Happy!  Happy is a 3" custom Joe Ledbetter Finders Keepers.  

Happy is my 2nd JLed custom, as Mr. Shroomz is my first from several years ago.  


This is one piece i took far too long to finish.  It's a commissioned piece inspired by my client's favorite guitarist, Eddie Van Halen, measuring 4 feet tall by 5 feet wide!  I haven't painted anything this large since college, and i was very excited about it.  It was entirely intimidating, as it was even bigger than i expected, but i had fun painting it.  It feels much more freeing to paint on such a larger scale.  Seeing as i'm in a wheelchair, i had issues reaching down trying to paint the bottom, so as i've done in the past with other large scaled pieces, i flipped the piece around and continued to paint the piece upside down.

I'm happy with the outcome and now i want to paint more this size !

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Meet Dotty!  Dotty is my second 3D starfish (Sticky Nikki being the first), a commissioned piece i recently created.  Made of Magic Sculpt on wood.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sir Edmund Redtail

Meet Sir Edmund Redtail!  Sir Redtail is a 3" custom Micro Trikky, made for my Instagram GIVEAWAY to thank all of those who follow and support what i do.  

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @kctararuj to enter my giveaway for a chance for some free original artwork!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Calico Jack

Meet Calico Jack!  Calico Jack, Captain Squawks' First Mate is a 3" Custom Micro Trikky, part of a mini pirate series.  

Cailco Jack is still for sale! Contact to purchase.