Saturday, October 29, 2011


For the first time, I'm participating in an Art-A-Thon Halloween weekend on, and I've been bouncing off the walls about it for a few weeks now. Now it gets even better, because there's a big snowstorm on the way, unless of course, we lose power. Now that would kind of suck.

Fingers crossed, that doesn't happen. But in the meantime, I'm busting out Halloween themed illustrations all weekend! I started with this set of skulls made with tissue paper, gel medium, acrylic, and inks on illustration board. Then I moved on to pumpkinheads using the same method.

And that reminds me..I picked up a pumpkin to carve and this time I will have a proper video done that I will add here in a short, time lapsed, fun, fun!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Home Page!

 My Witchy Women made it to the Home Page of! Very cool. I am having the best time coming up with fun things for these swaps. I spent the morning tattooing, and I'm off the hook for painting the house as the rain rolls in, so now I can officially goof off for a little while and think about what I'm going to do for the next swap. Bookmarks!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Here is the fourth and last image from this series. Brains! I never fail to feel as if I'm lobotomizing the pumpkin when I'm preparing to carve. Speaking of pumpkin carving, my plan is to record my next carving session. I've tried it once this year, and learned what not to do, so hopefully the next session will be a keeper and ready for showing off here...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Month of Zombies

So I'm gearing up for my very first Art-A-Thon on the weekend of Halloween. I drew up this series ahead of time and decided not to wait to trade them so I posted them on Tomorrow they are on their way to The Netherlands in exchange for a really creepy and beautiful set of similarly spooky-themed cards! It's so nice to get back to non-digital art forms. For the last few years, I've had caricature events heavily scheduled in the fall, but not this year. Tattooing has taken the place of the caricaturing at fairs and festivals - I've just been booking private parties. However, ATCs have been satisfying my need to handle actual pigments versus light...and I'm having fun exploring a slightly darker sense of humor..