Makeover-o-matic!

For those of you were are kind enough to include me in your Google Reader, feel free to hop on over to my blog to check out the fantastic redesign by Kelly at Blush!nk. I realize I haven’t posted in like two months, so I apologize for my rude absence! I was getting tired of how fugly my blog was, so now that it’s all chipper and cute I think I will be more inclined to post, but I can’t promise I’ll be overwhelmingly interesting. As I type I’m wearing a foam crocodile hat (which I named M.C. Hammer), which I will have photographic evidence of later this week. Suspense!

I have a solo show lined up for December at MilkBoy Coffee in Bryn Mawr, which I am very excited about because, if you haven’t been there, it’s a great spot for artwork and live music (not to mention delicious frothy beverages).


I’m still waiting to hear back from the PSPCA regarding how I can go about taking photos of shelter dogs for my children’s book I’d like to write and illustrate, “Gimme Shelter.” One of the illustrations in the book will be of the adorable Dexter and Noodle, who were adopted by the lovely duo that is behind Philadelphia’s own “Something’s Hiding in Here.” I was able to give them the original at the Art Star Craft Bazaar, which made me happy since I adore them and like making fellow crafty folks smile.

More critter prints are back up on Shana Logic since they sold out, so be sure to grab them while you still can!

Last Saturday I woke up at 2am to take the train with my sleepy-eyed hubs to NYC and audition for Bravo’s upcoming show, “The Untitled Art Project.” I can’t help but desire to be the female artist equivalent of Santino (minus the rockin’ beard). After being abruptly shit on by pigeons not twice, but three times, I was certain that my chances were slim. Who wants to cast a girl with pigeon poo remains in her hair? Turns out my assumptions were correct. I probably shouldn’t have immediately rambled to the gentleman at casting about how I got defecated on during my wait on the line, but I can’t help but say inappropriate things during the so-called “pivotal moments” of my life. I may or may not have went on a tangent about Snoop Dogg and Paris Hilton. Le sigh.

Anyway, thanks for hanging in there and visiting my neck of the woods. Major props go out to Kelly for giving my blog a much-needed makeover. I pinky swear I’ll write more soon.

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You know you want a commissioned portrait of your pet hermit crab….

Hello everyone! I just wanted to make a few announcements about my Etsy shop. Button and mirror packs are now available, featuring my critter illustrations!

Due to the fact that the hubby’s transmission just died and is going to cost nearly $2,000 to fix (goodbye honeymoon savings!), I have been inspired to offer custom pet portraits in several sizes.
If you or anyone you know would like a commissioned drawing of their adorable pet, I’m your gal! I am crossing my fingers I’ll be able to help raise money to pay for the car repair so we can have the honeymoon we’ve always dreamed of. Also, the originals from my “say hello to my little friends” series are for sale in my shop, so be sure to check it out! Remember, all PSPCA members will receive 10% off any item!

My next illustration series will focus on rescue/shelter dogs, and I will be posting the first drawing of the bunch sometime next week. I would like to eventually write a children’s book that includes my illustrations of dogs from local shelters, to help educate children about the benefits of adopting or fostering a pet. Ideally, proceeds would be donated to the PSPCA and other local shelters if all goes well!

I’m trying to remain positive despite having quite the depressing week so far (starting the week off with a way-too-early gyno appointment, having the hub’s car die, the dog peeing in our bed at midnight last night, etc.). My prints seem to be selling like hotcakes on Shana Logic (they have already sold out!), which makes me as happy as a little lamb.

Thank goodness a long weekend is ahead of us and we have a visit to the beach in store for us (my parents just moved close to Rehoboth Beach, yay)! I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend!

Weekend Update!

Thanks to the lovely Andrea of Fly for the sweet write-up on her blog! It was so nice to finally meet her at my show opening, along with many others who I had never spoken with in person prior to that evening. Also, thank you to Design Milk for featuring my work last week! I was incredibly flattered to see my work gracing their fabulous blog.

Here are a few more shots from my show opening, courtesy of Melanie!

Dresses with pockets=one of my favorite things in the world. Another one of my favorite things in the world? My bald-headed brother

Melanie & I!

In other artsy news, my wallet and passport case designs have been printed and will soon be available at the Tinymeat shop! They’re ridiculously bright & perfect for sunshiny Spring weather!




Be sure to keep an eye out for cute new pocket mirrors and buttons at my Etsy shop within the next week or so! Also, prints and buttons are available of all of my critters at my solo show, “say hello to my little friends,” which will be on display at Cafe Estelle through April.

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I have a lot to be thankful for these past few weeks. First, I’d like to thank DailyCandy Philadelphia for the wonderful article about my animal series, “say hello to my little friends.”

Thanks to Jena at Modish for the sweet post about my furry little critters!

Design for Mankind, Badder Homes and Gardens and Supah Cute are among the others who featured my work and made me squeal with their kind words. I also managed to snag a spot on the Etsy homepage twice in one week, which was a first for me!

Lots of other excitement is in the works, including a partnership with the Pennsylvania SPCA, which has me jumping for joy since I have been hoping to get more involved with them for quite some time.

I have ten more days to complete my critter series before I hang my show at Café Estelle. I just need to finish two more exotic pets (an opossum and a kinkajou) in order to reach 20 pieces. I think I could whip out 21 if I really tried, but I like the number 20 more. I’m kind of obsessive compulsive like that.

In other news, I became an aunt on Friday the 13th! I can’t wait to get started on her mural 🙂

Despite the rumors, ferrets are not face-eating creatures.

Ferrets Don’t get no Respect

I finished another exotic pet for my upcoming series, “say hello to my little friends,” which will be on display through April at Cafe Estelle. Ferrets may smell a bit like poo, but I think they are just darling.

There’s something else that is non-critter related that I’d like to mention. For all of you NYC folk, I urge you to check out my brother’s play, Welcome to Nowhere at P.S. 122 (150 First Avenue) through January 13th. After a sold-out run in February ’08, this will be the last performance in NYC before they head off to France, Canada and Austria for upcoming Temporary Distortion projects.

A performance still from Welcome to Nowhere (bullet hole road)…part road movie, part fractured memory, part love story. A meditation on the violence, sexuality and madness found at the heart of the American Road Movie.