Thursday, December 4, 2008

Engagement Photos

Who says I can't use my blog to plug other people's blogs?

Check it-

Sergio, the best photographer in the world

A taste...

Thank you Sergio and Kelly!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Here is a snow-bunny Carl and I made up in the White Mountains over the weekend. I had never made a snow-anything before!

And here is a little stuffed guy I made a while back. He was very easy and fun to make! And yes, he is a he despite the dress.

Can you tell I have a thing for rabbits?

Monday, November 24, 2008


This is not my best work. Let me explain.

When Paul Newman died a few months ago, I decided to draw him. So after a Newman movie fest, I searched the internet and found a photo I thought captured him. Nobody before or after Paul Newman has ever combined vulnerability and complete badass-ness the way he did, so I wanted a picture that really showed that.

What I didn't think about was how hard it is to draw rippling muscles. Seriously. It's time consuming. Next time I'm sticking to faces. If I had more time and patience, I could make this drawing better. Maybe someday I will. But for right now, this blog hasn't had an update in 3 weeks and I'm itching to start something new. So whatever, here this is. I really wish I could have done Paul Newman justice. Oh well.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Belated Halloween!

Carl and I made elements of each costume this year, so I figure I'm allowed to post it on this blog. Having a crafty side can really come in handy during Halloween!

I hope everyone had a great night!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mr. Wilder

This is a drawing of Gene Wilder that I did about a year ago. I had just finished his memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger, and was inspired to draw him. A few minutes ago I mailed said drawing to Mr. Wilder. Well, his agent or something, I guess. I hope to get it back signed. To have a signed drawing of one of my idols would be... amazing.

However, I have heard less than wonderful things about Gene Wilder's willingness to respond to autograph requests. Sometimes your picture gets sent back unopened, sometimes you get a letter that says he just isn't in an "autographing mood". I have this scene replaying over and over in my mind of him receiving my drawing, glancing at it, and throwing it directly in the trash. I will be crushed if I never see my drawing again. I will also be crushed if I get it back unsigned.

Well, here it goes. My friend Alex sent a picture to him a while ago and did get it signed, though it took about 3 months. So this is probably going to be a long wait. I will of course let you all know how it turns out. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Totally Totes

Last Saturday I had a sewing afternoon with my mother and sister. I own a sewing machine, but have very limited knowledge of sewing, so I wanted to make something easy just to get comfortable with the machine. Jess and I bought some material and made some tote bags. It was incredibly easy! If anyone reading this wants to make one, let me know, I still have the pattern and we could whip one out in about 15 minutes.

Anyway, here is the picture of the tote bag I made. And if you look close, there's even a real live dinosaur foot in the picture! If skulls are more your bag (or tote) than dinosaurs, then check out Jess's awesome tote here.

It may not be perfect, and I wouldn't really trust it to carry more than a few pounds of groceries, but hey, it's a start. Next stop, making Oompa Loompa pants for Halloween. Stay tuned!

I know, I know, this is a drawing blog, not a sewing blog. But sewing is a creative endevour, so deal with it. And I promise soon I will have another drawing up!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Whoop dee do, another blog post already! I did this elk thing a few hours ago. My sister Jessica, my friend Hellen and I had a Kraft/craft (mac n cheese/ art) night tonight. I bought this wood thing at Michael's and drew on it, Jess glitterized some skulls (which turned out awesome!) and Hellen painted a ceramic pony.

It's my Dad's birthday in a few days, and my family just bought a cabin recently, so I decided to draw an elk scene on the piece of wood and give it to him. It's nothing special, I found a silhouette picture online and copied the hell out of it. But hey, I figured this counts as drawing, so it deserves to be on the blog. I promise the next post will be more impressive, I'm planning a Paul Newman drawing to coincide with the Newman Movie Night I'm having this Saturday. Stay tuned, my friends!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Well, here it goes. I'm starting a blog, in hopes that it will rid me of a crippling insecurity and inspire me to draw more.

Here is the Buster Keaton drawing I drew for my friends Nico and Kali. I don't have much to say about it except that it was done on Vellum paper with some pencils. Uh, yeah. And it was too big for my scanner so unfortunately I just have this picture of it.

You'll probably see a lot of drawings of celebrities faces here. I draw faces because they keep my attention a lot longer than landscapes or still life or whatever, and I draw certain celebrities because I have crushes on them. Buster Keaton has the most beautiful face I've ever seen. I hope I've done it justice.