Thursday, November 18, 2010

Working on A couple things

Last night I painted my first yugioh card. I will continue to paint them. I actually had fun doing it. I also was working on my rain forest looking girl. I don't think she will be finished tonight since I need to do laundry but she should be finished tomorrow. I think I will post some of the sculptures I've been working on as examples for my students too. So more pictures to come soon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Audrey Kawasaki Inspired girl

I painted this last night. I wanted to make a Kawasaki inspired girl. I've never seen one of her characters be black but I wanted mine to be. I also didn't use muted colors like she does but it still was inspired by the facial structure and the repeated simple elements.

Acrylic on Canvas 18" by 24"

Monday, November 15, 2010

Flowerhead Pt2

I couldn't sleep last night after watching Mushi-shi because it is so beautiful and keeps me thinking. I was practicing drawing the faces I saw on the screen and decided to make a painting based off of a sketch. I also wanted to practice using a bit more natural colors.

I am not sure why I love looking at flowers so much. But this painting makes me smile.
Thanks for reading.

This is Acrylic on Canvas. 18in by 24in.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Learning how to use photoshop like I would use paint is tricky. I find I want my results to come out too fast rather than spending more than an hour on one drawing.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Teacher Examples.

I feel a little like I've abandoned this blog. I'm not sure if anyone even reads it.

Here are some teacher examples I've done for my students.
I think I need to up my level of work for the students. I see them inspired all the time. There are a few that have used the ninja in so many art projects that it's exciting to see what they come up with next. I try to leave the projects somewhat open ended so they have some freedom in making decisions.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I realized I still don't have a niche for what I want to do with art. Sure I like to paint. When I went to the museum and saw the contemporary art, I started doubting myself as a professional artist. So I'm moving forward. Going to spend more time making high quality paintings. My last painting turned out better than I imagined, possibly because I spent so much time on it. Now I have to go back and fix all the other ones I just tried to whip up for the sake of having some art.

^^^ My latest painting, Iron Man. My boyfriend is claiming it for his collection of paintings. Acrylic: 18x24.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Magneto finished. I think I am definitely improving with my painting skills. I need new paintbrushes again because I destroyed mine. Ehhhh. Acrylic: 18" by 24"

Sunday, July 04, 2010


I wanted to mix anquity and Murakami. Not quite there yet with the evolution of my idea but I will post my next painting as I draw closer to what I want to accomplish so I can move onto my next idea. I'll post sketches of other ideas I have.

Going to be sewing soon too. I bought beads from the International Gem and Jewelry show, which I will be using for pillows and a table runner. I want my apartment to look like a luxurious hotel but with my budget and creativity infused with it.

In my spare I'm bored and watching television time, I'm crocheting a mindless blanket to use for the winter.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lichtenstein mixed with Carebear

Ok so my theory is to teach students in a manner to make them interested in art. Cartoons are a love for them so I taught them about artists with the technique and used cartoons as the fuel for the fire.

Boots Chuck Close Inspired

A painting done as a teacher example for using a cartoon character to learn how to draw with seeing and painting with patience.

Skull in Pointillism

I did this during the school year with my students for a lesson about Seurat Pointillism. Crayon on Paper.

Batman for my Boyfriend -- Series finished for now.

So my boyfriend has love for superheroes and comics. What boy doesn't really. He asked me a while ago to make a series for him of 4 favorite heroes. Finally the mission is complete. He pushed me asking for more and more details. I found images of the heroes and made painted reproductions of them with my own interpretations in some areas.

Picture from my living room.

Since I don't have a current picture of most of the new paintings in my apartment, I thought I'd just show one. This is a flowers inspired by Japanese woodblock prints and my fascination with circles.

Work in My Apartment

I haven't been slacking,... just getting a lot of moving and work done without posting it on the internet.

Picture of my pad! Still working on it but not bad looking. Sewd the pillows. Made the paintings, which the Geisha one has been updated since the picture.

Sunday, May 09, 2010


Sorry I've been on a hiatus of posting. I've been up to some interior designing of my new place. I will post pictures when it is completed.