Snake Bird

13 07 2019

I dunno, I like the concept of imaginary exotic pets.
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Holiday Peacock

24 12 2018

Happy holidays from this Christmas themed  (and very quickly colored) peacock!
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Happy Halloween!

30 10 2018

I’m still alive – it’s just been a year of insanity + procrastination. So trying to get back into the art thing. Here’s a lil’ cat and ghosty creature surprised by each other on Halloween night.  Hand drawn ink with digital color.

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Leu Gardens

28 03 2018

A couple months ago before the cold hit, I did a quick little photo trip to Leu Gardens in Orlando (Winter Park, really). I’ve always loved this place! Pieces of it were still closed from the hurricane, but there was plenty to see.

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Sky Whale

23 01 2018

I did this for an art trade at the suggestion of someone who liked whales and wanted a whale with a fantasy element. We both have a photography interest that overlaps with nature and stars, so this is what I came up with. Art trade ended up not happening, but I thought I would at least share here.

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Star Wars

1 01 2018

Happy New Year! I’m a -little- obsessed with Star Wars right now. Just a little. Tried a slightly different approach than usual for this sketch of these force kiddos from the OT and the new one. I realize everyone has one eye that’s sized wrong and not sure how that happened and why I didn’t see it earlier! Oh well.

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Happy Holidays!

24 12 2017

My little X-mas card design for this year – the year I got to meet an alpaca in person! Merry Christmas!

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Revival

21 12 2017

I didn’t abandon you, WordPress! Life is just kicking my ass in unexpected ways right now. A most unpleasant curveball this December. Life is certainly never easy. Anyway! I promise to update more frequently after this. For now, some of my fav recent photos:

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Blue Springs squirrel, backyard hawk:

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Supermoon (slightly not full):

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Flower at Leu Gardens:

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Fall décor in Michigan:

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Fireworks in Boca Raton:

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Shell Wall Hanging

23 10 2017

A couple years ago I picked up some awesome shells at Cumberland Island and made a bunch into candles (see post here), but I had some cute smaller ones leftover and wanted to put them somewhere they could be seen. So I came across this really plain, cheap shadow box at Michaels and decided to make a display.

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(Forgive the crappy photos; there are all with my cell phone.) I just left them in there for a few months until I got off my butt to work on it.

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This is so easy, you need only a few supplies: the shadow box (obviously), a brush, whatever paint you want, sandpaper, aluminum foil to use as a palette for the paint, and newspaper to protect your workspace. Craft stores sell little $1 bottles of cheap acrylic that would have been perfect, but I didn’t have those and didn’t feel like making an extra trip, so I just used real acrylics (I don’t recommend, waste of money, plus the black tends to dry glossy, which isn’t what you want.)

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I wasn’t exactly sure what color scheme I wanted, so I did a few mock ups in Photoshop (I have green walls). This is the one I decided on.

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So simple! And the final product on the wall:

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So, maybe I went too easy with it because you can see a couple little blops of white paint on the glass. Oops! I probably could get those off. Also, this is after it’s been up for a couple weeks… see the line below the bottom shells? That’s sand/shell particles. I cleaned the shells and brushed them off repeatedly, but still – so FYI you probably will have to open the case and do that a few times.





Dessert

25 09 2017

The hurricane and residual work chaos threw me off my stride, but I did do this little painting I’ve been meaning to do for some time. Why a fork/knife/crumb-laden plate? Can’t explain it, just wanted to.

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For kicks I took cell photos (the above one is from the crappy cell too) of the progress.

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Pics above are in natural light – ala hurricane power outage.

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Dessert – yum.








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