Sunday, December 21, 2014

Arts Council Billboard Alert

My billboard & me
A jury of art professionals chose my humble illustration to be one of this year's Arts Council billboards.  And I AM SO EXCITED!  Thanks jury members, Arts Council of Greater Lansing & Adams Outdoor Advertising for making this happen.  Definitely a highlight of my year!

Interested in "Prophecy of the Bird" aka the art featured on this year's billboard? Customize your very own print today!

Thanks for supporting full-time living artists!

Friday, December 19, 2014

'Tis the season for young artists

Some phenomenally talented 6 and 7 year olds who attend school in Devizes in Wiltshire, England created a beautiful paper collage version of my Mini Nativity.  

The children in Miss Handley's year 2 class referenced my piece and then designed their version of shepherds, houses, sheep and kings.  This gorgeous mural is now on display in their classroom! 

So much hard work and collaboration went into creating such a lovely piece of art!  I hope they are proud of themselves and continue to be creative. 

Thank you Miss Handley for telling me about your students project!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Don't forget to invite Art over for the holidays

Lansing Art Gallery just informed me that the original for "Nativity Three" has sold!  Fortunately, you can still customize your own art print for wall or mail.  Whew! I was stressed for a minute... were you?  

**Also, if you are a church or events person, contact me today for more details on licensing my art for your celebration's bulletin or newsletter!

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ACEO of the week: One Cool Bongo

One Cool Bongo
Some sketching research for a future project led me to realize:
1. Bongos are mad cool.
2. My ACEO art has never featured a bongo.

To correct this oversight immediately I give you "One Cool Bongo." Bid now! 

ACEO: Art Collectibles Editions Originals, a highly addictive form of miniature art...
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Wolf wonderland

Zoo holiday card art
A little holiday or as I punned it howliday cheer from my friends at Potter Park Zoo (and me).

If you haven't visited their wolves in the fur, I highly recommend it. And since they are native to cold temps, they will still want visitors over the next wintery months.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Creative Beasts

Wild thing, you make my art sing... I designed a few visuals for a zoo presentation; I think they turned out pretty cool.  Check 'em out!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

ACEO of the week: Quiet Bunny


"Quiet Bunny" bid now on this tiny illustration. Bunny's had a busy time lately, and just looking for a peaceful place to recharge.  So let him inspire you to take a quiet moment for yourself.

ACEO: Art Collectibles Editions Originals, a highly addictive form of miniature art...
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

What kind of bird...are you?  #MoonRiseKingdom

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mark your calendar!

Proud to be an exhibiting artist at these two incredible galleries this holiday seasons!
 

Last Christmas I gave you my art...

In addition to tons of new online prints available for purchase, you'll have two opportunities to check out my original art [in Michigan] this holiday season!

Several new pieces will be exhibiting at both Holiday Galas for Lansing Art Gallery and Grove Gallery & Studios this winter!

Thank you for supporting handmade this year and in the immortal words from Last Christmas by Wham! "Give it to someone special."

Saturday, October 25, 2014

JackARTlantern

I have not carved a pumpkin in probably sixteen years... So even though we kept our designs pretty basic, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I no longer had to use those terrible dull blade plastic 'safe' knives that were so popular in the 80s & 90s.

Pumpkin carving technology has evolved: tiny metal saws, scoopers & we even pulled out the power drill-a.k.a. my new favorite! Which means I will be drilling holes in other produce throughout the year just for the fun of it.  Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2014

In the Mix: Holiday Art

"Be Still" mixed media (32 in x 32 in)
I am feverishly putting together some new pieces for the holiday hustle. My 'fun art' illustration will be displayed at Grove Gallery this winter.  And this new fine art piece "Be Still" will be exhibiting at Lansing Art Gallery.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

"Runaway Raccoon" bid now on this tiny illustration. She's pretty fast, so don't let her get away!

ACEO: Art Collectibles Editions Originals, a highly addictive form of miniature art...
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Grove Gallery for the Holidays

"Insomnia Owl" 
Lots of new pieces are cookin' to get ready for the holiday season! My art will be hosted by the Grove Gallery from Nov - December.  So if you're looking for fun & unique gifts or maybe something to brighten up your own home, head over to East Lansing, Michigan!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kid art afternoon

I helped my wildling make a painted noodle necklace today. Rotini noodles, acrylic paint & a little string is all you really need.

After some free-drawing with markers, I opened my magazine to see that she had altered one of the ads by giving the model a dog on a leash.  I love my little creative weirdo. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

New ACEO: Cat in cape

"Cat in cape" bid now on this tiny illustration. Just because you're a cat, doesn't mean you shouldn't try to look your best.  Plus capes are very forgiving. 


ACEO: Art Collectibles Editions Originals, a highly addictive form of miniature art...
Copyright: All rights reserved 2014.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Coming Soon: Boo at the Zoo Billboard

I just finished designing a billboard for the PPZ Boo at the Zoo. Whenever I have the opportunity to put tiny hats on animals, I'm gonna put tiny hats on animals. That is a promise.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Winter Wine & Stein

Working on some art for Potter Park Zoo & their winter wine/beer tasting.  More details to come...

Few things are cuter than animals salted in snow flakes while buzzed hipsters Instagram photos of them, so you definitely do not want to miss out.

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Art: The Libearian

The Libearian (see what I did bear...) is a new 5x7 piece that was created and then sold all within a few days!

Don't disBEAR (this is a sickness) even though the original has a new home, you can still pick up a print for the book enthusiast in your life.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ACEO of the Week: Loudmouth Blackbird

"Loundmouth Blackbird" bid now on this tiny illustration. A bird sits in the tree outside my window & competes with a train to see who can wake me up earlier.  Shut your mouth, blackbird!


ACEO: Art Collectibles Editions Originals, a highly addictive form of miniature art...
Copyright: All rights reserved 2014.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Hipster Love Story

Get ur print today!
New art alert... While the original has sold, you can still get your very own print!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last Mermaid of the Summer

In the summer I like to pretend I'm a sculptor... And here she is: the last sand mermaid of the season. Happy Labor Day y'all!

Monday, August 25, 2014

#LoveLansing

Read it now.


Nice article about Lansing based artists including my friend Dan Nunez & also yours truly. #LoveLansing.  Read it NOW.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kids n Tots: Wearable Art

Some tiny friends visited me this week and so we turned cardboard chunks, acrylic paint & twine into some lovely pinwheel necklaces.

Tweet new sign

Celebrating corvids with a new sign design for Potter Park Zoo.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bugs for bid

Four new original paintings of weirdo bugs are now available for sale in my eBay store. Happy bug bidding!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mind your own beeswax


With the help of mom, husband (& friend who watched our kidlet) we harvested my beehive today!

Lady Beard Bees made a very light & crisp honey this year.  It's so delicious, rather than selling it, I'm storing it for the apocalypse. So meet me at world's end, I'll be the girl with the sticky fingers.
Last years on the left,
this year's on the right.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mini Monster Mouth

"Mini Monster Mouth" flew away to his new home today.  I'll miss him desperately.

Prophecy of the Bird

Brand spankin' new illustration
"Prophecy of the Bird,"
Finished today!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fun with cardboard: Mr. & Mrs. Tuttle

Experimenting with cardboard can sometimes result in making new friends.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mother/kid art project day: "Monster Mouth"


The wildling & I did an art collaboration today.  We named it "Monster Mouth" and it was SUPER FUN!  So I've decided to do ONE LAST art workshop of the summer & spread the awesome around!  Hope your little artist can join me on August 14th, see flyer for details & registration.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Give me some of your tots

Finished up the last of my summer workshop series with the Tots.  This group of youngsters ranging from 4-6 in age did an amazing job transforming their 'Knock, knock houses' into beautiful & slightly crazy works of art.  Beautiful & slightly crazy just so happens to be one of my favorite combinations...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

So Raven


Potter Park Zoo is opening a new exhibit for their Raven very soon. With new exhibits comes great responsibility... And also an abundance of signage designed by me.  Here are a couple of my faves. 



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ArtQuest Adventures

LOVING all the pix sent to me of people enjoying my ArtQuest public art installation.  Please keep them coming! And if you haven't started your ArtQuest adventure, you still have until the end of August to get in on the fun!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kids workshop: collage pop-up butterflies

A small but fiercely talented group of girls signed up for my 'collage pop-up butterflies' workshop.  We had so much fun & the butterflies turned out amazing!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tots Workshop: Masking Tape Forest


My house was invaded by 7 tiny tots, all demanding art.  Fortunately I was ready for them.  Here's a few pix of some of the masterpieces created by these 4-6 year olds.  It did my heart good!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A K8 art inspired, kid-created mural


Idylwood Presbyterian Church in Virginia is paying homage to my 'Mini Nativity' on the walls of their school.  These young artists have been working diligently all spring on their masterpiece and here's the progress so far.  I think they are doing a great job and I'm looking forward to seeing the final piece!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Albinism Girl: pigment is passé

Since we live in a world where characters with Albinism are either evil or have magic powers, I created just a normal cool girl with Albinism for my pigment-free daughter.  Jr. was pretty excited to see an illustration that finally looked like her.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Jr.'s art


My little one drew on a paper towel and it's beautiful.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Art refresh: new fine art


"Rumination" Mixed media on glass
I dropped off new fine art at Lansing Art Gallery this week, including "Rumination." Check them out in person next time you are in the neighborhood!

It's happening... Kids-n-Tots Art Workshops

Parents of human children: I'm teaching
art workshops in - Old Town Lansing, MI

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ARTQUEST is ALMOST HERE!

Art enthusiasts and geocachers get ready! My ArtQuest project has finally been completed, installed and ready for the artventures to begin.

In a move that is counterproductive to the scavanger hunt aspect of the show, I'm also hosting a little shindig at my piece on Thursday, June 5th 5:30-7:30 and you are invited.

Hope to see you there, but if you can't make it to my kickoff, you still have until August 30th to get in on the fun!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Owl see you at the zoo

Just finished this ad for Potter Park Zoo, still building on the digital illustration style I did for their Wine & Stein mandrill. Lets keep the visual conversation going!