Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Name: Phi Phi 
Totem: Phoenix
Weapon: Night and Day
Skill: Daggers
Magic: Controls Fire

Name: Violet
Totem: Dragon
Weapon: Rainbow
Skill: Slingshot
Magic: Voice Stealing Rocks

Name: Ravon-
Totem: Raven
Weapon: Midnight
Skill: Sword Fighting
Magic: Speaks with Birds

Everdeen the Elf and
Reggie the Celtic Warrior
with Amaranth the pseudo-axe
And her Elfkin baby

Skills and Magic: Drool

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Armory

Have I been painting? Yes, I have. 
From top to bottom: Amaranth, the pseudo-axe; Night and Day, the daggers; Midnight the sword; Celeb Asea (silver leaf) the bow; and Rainbow, the slingshot, with a pouch of magic, voice-stealing rocks.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Drawing

Ghosts and Ghouls
I can't stop!
 We got "boo"ed by a neighbor, so we made cupcakes to pass the booege along.
I can be pretty fancy sometimes.
Out in the night, strapped in for some quick, doorbell-ditchin' getaways.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

So Much Love, it's Spooky!

Here is what I love: Everyone who made a comment on the last post.

Here is what I don't love: Choosing one to share a little spook with.

So... I've made a spooky sign for everyone who commented!  

I can't help it, Miss Mayer! Love. Sister! Love. Sister-in-law! Love. Pam! Love. Chandra! Love. Marlene! Nicholas! Megan! Jessie! Brooke! Love, love, love. I don't think know Angela, Manda, Annalee, Cat, Sarah, Alabala, and Jennifer yet, but I'm feelin' the love!! Email me your address ( and I'll send one out right away! It's almost the big day!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


I love Halloween!!!
We have been out of school for fall break and working hard on making Ewan's first Halloween really spooky.  I made these signs:
This one is for my front door.
 I'm sending this to my new friend, Jefra, who lent me her socks.
I'm giving this one to my sister-in-law who gave me a blank stare when I asked if she had decorated for Halloween yet?!??!!!
And this is to give away!  Leave a "boo" in my comments and I will draw a lucky winner!
(Don't get too excited, it's a piece of cardboard, and try not to get too scared.)

First Halloween

Welcome to earth, little boy.  Let us introduce you to one of the best things about it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Rose

A Rose is off to the Howard Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington for their 21st Annual Invitational Small Works Show.  This is my Delia as the puppeteer for a shadow puppet performance of Romeo and Juliet.  She's a romantic, that one.  I am a little obsessed with shadow puppets these days.  I did this piece partially as a study for a larger painting in which I wanted to explore this shadow puppet theater concept.  

Most of this painting is oil, but the "shadows" are done in india ink.  I have had fun experimenting with a different media.  The use of ink, with calligraphy nibs and brushes, was inspired by the project I did for the Phoenix Symphony.

Yes, I said nibs.