Monday, October 31, 2011

Twin Cities rises from the recycle bin...

The problem is, I'm creative and I'm a sucker. When the boy names the year's outlandish Halloween costume, I feel obligated to rise to the occasion. Well, maybe obligated is the wrong word. Inspired, excited... not that I don't have anything else to do, so it's ALWAYS last minute. I am definitely grateful for this time as a mom...

The photos are in the daytime, and then at night with the lights glowing. Next to him is a Chinese emperor, courtesy of creative supermom Millie (dig back into blog history, she posed as a gossiping bug for one of my paintings...)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

more! more!

I couldn't fit this in the first posting, but it was such an awesome day spent with my Studio 5 friends Marilyn and Katie, sketching in the park...

more! more!

APE sketches!

I promised to put them up, and I've been swamped. You know things are not right as a beach girl when you go in to your twice-yearly visit to your dermatologist, who routinely berates you for your outdoor lifestyle, and he is PLEASED to see you haven't been in the sun. PLEASED! It is not for lack of want, I have just been glued to my chair (buttglue!) bustin' out projects. My NDAs don't let me post work, so it looks like I've just been lazy. NOT the case, as my pasty skin confirms.

Here are the sketches of characters I found roaming APE in San Francisco. Since we're close to Halloween, I figured they'd be relevant. I will post both my boy's Halloween costume (made by mom) and also Sam and Jade's from my book.

By the way, I'm battling back from the pastiness. We had a highly competitive family gave of Bocci Ball down at Seal Beach this morning...

Thursday, October 6, 2011


APE was awesome. For those of you who haven't been to San Francisco's Alternative Press Expo, I highly recommend it. Everyone was really nice, Surfside Girls did great and had a great response, and the minute the Con finished everyone broke out into applause. I'm so glad I got to be part of it.

Enjoy the photos of my booth. I did some really funny quick sketches with watercolor of some of the more interesting outfits, but I'm pressed for time and can't scan right now so I'll post them next time.

If you're checking out the blog for the first time and I met you at APE (you all know who you are!) welcome and it was great to meet you.