Saturday, October 29, 2011

words with pictures

The last week, I've been working on how to combine written stories with art... A side effect of taking a writing class, I suppose. The medium is really interesting- I feel like there are so possibilities to explore. It's like a picture book for adults, each word has to be absolutely sparse and perfect

My first doodle, which was written after I spent a night knee deep in the ocean at night, watching the phosphorescent tide roll in.

(it's a pdf link, so probably best to right-click download!)
"They Came in Tiny Teacups and Saucers"

funny things coming next, certainly. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

index card life drawing

I only draw on 3 by 5 index cards anymore. Fight the man?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

go forth, my giant salamander steed

I forgot to mention that giant salamanders sleep most of the time.

Friday, October 14, 2011


A while ago, at work, we had the opportunity to take a few days and explore something creative.
Everyone who works at jibjab is insanely talented, and it was really inspiring to see what everyone came up with.

I collaborated with Trish and we had a freaking blast.
The first day, she made a plushie, and I painted an illustration, and the second day, we swapped what we'd created. She made a plushie of the monster I painted, and I painted the monster she made.

This is Geoffrey, Trish's plushie. He's the world's best dad, and he likes red.

This is my monster, Spots, he likes the color purple and school.

Nate, one of my newer coworkers, and an all-around COOL DUDE, made a maquette of my painting "folk insomnia", which you can see over at the jibjab blog:  Here!

Justin, who paints like it's going out of style, did some totally cool bigfoot paintings at his blog

Jeff made a music video, cos he likes music and he even likes videos, and it's pretty grand, on the youtubes.

There's more at the JibJab blog, including an awesome model of Carthage. I love you, JibJab.

Monday, October 10, 2011

the penthouse

i don't remember how the song went, but it was short, and sweet, and quietly neat.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

a long walk off a short pier, or the listening fish

this is starting to coalesce in my brain into something. i'm not sure what yet, but it is something

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

three ladders

a friend was explaining some ladder system, somehow, i think i missed the message

Sunday, October 02, 2011

a wombat and capybara

scoops the wombat, and noodles the capybara