Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New project

Working on a series of vintage Native American portraits, but am going to incorporate lots of geometric patterns and most likely some neon colors into these babies. Now all I have to do is blow them up and cut them out meticulously, no problem. Oof, why do I do this to myself?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas time

(Click to enlarge)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pinna Logos

Final PINNA logos
Hope to start a series while I'm home for Christmas, 4-5 large paintings involving things like this.... and most importantly, NEON.

Monday, December 20, 2010


This is the most "creative" thing I did all week.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010


With holiday's coming up, it's been a busy week of printing, mailing, and getting new prints over to Sacred Art here in Chicago.  The busier the better though, keep 'em coming. Check out some already-made prints here or contact me to do anything custom: city prints, paintings, a portrait of your dog, haha—no but really.

Happy Holidays!

I haven't posted in awhile...

I've been super busy, sick, and just plain lazy.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving post

I forgot I took photos of my thanksgiving on my phone and just remembered them today:

This is going to be something...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Charlotte Skyline

available on etsy

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Simple, but for a friend who wanted this.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mind = Blown

Video of Meryl Pataky and her neon art
Just another skill to add to the list of "Things to learn". Too bad all these on my list are extremely intricate and require lots of tools and years of experience. 


Doing some work for my brother's solo project. Flyers and more to come...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Not creepy at all...

Well this is what I illustrated today...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Twitter fame

My brother and sister are big "tweeters". I use my twitter account every once in a while, but mostly for self promotion for artwork and designs, but I did tweet the picture of my pumpkin to John Lithgow once I saw he had a twitter. But my sister and brother also tweeted the links to my pumpkin and he actually responded to them and re-tweeted my brother. So funny.  This is when I think twitter is pretty cool, that you can have direct connection (or somewhat direct) to a person or company. Glad he liked it! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Two things I did today...

Or actually, three things I did today. Still works in progress.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Monday, November 1, 2010

Lithgow Pumpkin!

Every year I get pretty serious about pumpkin carving. This year I decided to try the technique of actually carving and cutting to make a more layered design. Naturally, I chose to make a John Lithgow pumpkin.

Also, I dressed up as James Franco in drag for my halloween costume:

Thursday, October 28, 2010


While doing research for a calligraphy book at work, I came across images of ornamental penmanship from the late 1800's/early 1900's that I am obsessed with. Besides amazingly beautiful handwriting, there's lots of illustrations made completely out of calligraphic strokes, and all by hand. I didn't even know this stuff existed but I've already got a folder full of links and images of this extremely detailed work. Also lots of really pretty ornate alphabets from around then too. Here's a good link of books and pdf's of all types of penmanship.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just wait...

I'm excited about starting this...
If you haven't figured it out, its my plan for my pumpkin this year. It's a John Lithgow pumpkin, of course.

This was my pumpkin last year, of Mickey. This year I'm being a little more ambitious carving and cutting. I'll post pictures after this weekend! Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Slowly getting there...

... frustratingly and slowly... (previous)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Time travel

What year is this? NEW arrivals? I'm so confused...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Babes & Brews

(Newspaper version)
I did a flyer for "Babes & Brews", a burlesque show in Durham, NC. If you live in the area you should check it out! Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Painting: Day 1

I started a new painting last night. It's going to be of three carousel horses. Obviously this is just the beginning, it's going to be very different (or at least I hope it is) in the end. It's nice to finally paint something for myself for once.

Monday, October 18, 2010


I stumbled across a Spagett! paper doll and made one today at work. I love that it comes with his business card too. Via PaperFoldables

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pat Perry

Time-lapse Drawing from Pat Perry on Vimeo.
Man I love everything this guy does. Marry me? (Via

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Soapbox Success

Last night was the Green Soapbox event that I designed some printed material for. It was a good turnout, good food, good beers, I'd say a success! Here's a shot of the trivia cards (front and back) I designed and they printed that were in the middle of all the tables. (Edit: And also some the photographer took at the event with my design in it.)

Monday, October 11, 2010


I finally made new business cards, and I actually like them: (Front and back)

Thursday, October 7, 2010


My sister is part of the committee putting on the British Women Writers Conference at Ohio State this year. Above is the logo she asked me to put together, or actually illustration, to be used for their website and letters. Full website here. Spread the word to anyone interested in the conference!


Yes I made this, for something serious....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Soujla boy would be jealous

Should I go into the Gucci/College bandana business? Why am I so skilled at making the dumbest, insignificant things that cannot really benefit my life? Haha....sigh. More pics of these to come this weekend at Madison.

Getting ready

Monday, October 4, 2010

Save the Dates

Just about finished with my sister's Save the Date's for her upcoming wedding. Spent the weekend cutting out the cards, return address labels and the 'H's that seal the envelopes.

On another note, congrats to my friends Emily and Alex on their engagement this weekend... like what you see? Hire me to do yours next! ;)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Super Nerds

My sister and Doug's engagement announcement was in today's Sunday paper back at home. Geeze, how nerdy are they? JK ;) 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I have been pretty busy lately, nothing of too much importance or interest to get their own post yet, but here's a mashup of some random or in-progress projects that I'm working on.

But I'm never too busy, got a project or painting request? Email me! I actually need to start a new large painting soon.