Love Birds.

I'm leaving for Florida in a few hours. Friends are getting married this weekend. Andrew told me I should make a card.

Serve with animal crackers.

Had I not played with them all the time as a child, I would have been much more disturbed that someone had these for sale at work. In the kitchen.


The cranes.

We're taking things in another direction.

watercolor. pencil.
(click to enlarge for better detail.)

Hello Kitty.




cut paper. watercolor. pen. pencil. colored pencil. baaa.


Five degrees of separation.

1. Me

2. Susan Schmidt (Horning)
(My former professor for The history of Media, Technology, and Pop Culture. Member of Chi-Pig and, previously, The Poor Girls. Had befriended and collaborated with the band Devo.)

3. Mark Mothersbaugh
(Devo frontman. Since Devo he has made a career of producing the musical scores for a number of television programs and films. He has worked frequently with Wes Anderson and has produced the scores to many of his movies including: Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, and The Life Aquatic.)

4. Wes Anderson
(Phenomenal film maker. Frequently casts Bill Murray who appears in all but one of his full length films.)

5. Bill Murray

Note: This was my revolutionary discovery of the weekend. 


Scott Campbell.

Stumbling across Scott C's blog this morning completely made my day.


I spend my evenings at home.

Christmas in July.

Dear ridiculous people who came up with the concept of "Christmas in July":

All I wanted was to walk quietly across the street to my favorite little Italian bakery for a mid-day mocha. Instead my eyes were bombarded with pointsettias, fake garland, and gold glittery nonsense. On top of that, a flautist playing Christmas carols? Completely unnecessary. Please do not attack and confuse my fond memories of the cold, snowy, seemingly magical holiday season with those of hot, muggy, weather and the smell of suntan lotion on people wearing too little clothing.

As a side note, I realize that "Christmas in July" is typically a marketing ploy to get people to buy decorative junk and pre-mature Christmas gifts in the middle of summer. Let's get real here, people are going to start buying all that stuff as soon as it's out on the shelf a week after Halloween anyways. Do we really need to start selling in July? Ugh.

Cheryl Andrey.

Just a reminder:

Suspect Shoppe.



I just caught myself dancing in my kitchen like Little Edie. I think my mind is telling me that I'm long overdue for another screening of Grey Gardens.


...you've got to be kidding me.

Mario Kart.

Blind contour + added details.

We like Waluigi.


My small workspace.

New horizons. New horizon line.

The past few days of cooler air and rain have reminded me that fall is on it's way. Am I crazy for suggesting these thoughts before July is even over? Perhaps. But for me fall is exciting. It's always been a time of renewal for me. A fresh start that I'm always longing for. There's something about the brisk air and the billowy white cumulonimbus spattered with dark grey that makes my whole body smile. I've even caught myself listening to some of my staple fall musicians already.

So with that in mind, I've decided to make some changes here. I had been writing as if I had some sort of audience in mind and I'm no longer interested in that. From now on I'm treating this blog as a secondary sketchbook for the digital world. A place for me to record bits and pieces of what I find interesting (things that I would normally paste into my sketchbook had I come across them in the physical world) as well as a place for me to display that which I create. Streamlining.

Why must my fish bicker so often?



Philadelphia: forest moon of Endor?

Inspired by the Ewok village. Constructed with recycled materials and over 2,500 silk screened cardboard squares. The variety of colors is beautiful. Oh how would I have loved to see this in person...

Space 1026.


"I think I'm in love with you."

I love it for a number of reasons: one - it made me laugh, two - it's one of my favorite Jens Lekman songs, three - the kid dancing actually reminds me of a younger Jens with more hair and to think of my favorite Suede dancing like that made me laugh even harder, four - it's just visually wonderful.

...and the cow?!


Jim Hodges.

I'm procrastinating.

I first saw his work at the MOCA in Cleveland several years ago. I was completely overwhelmed by the beauty of it all and ended up going back several times. I really felt this connection with his work that I rarely have with other artists, I was entirely drawn in by the repetition and the sense of memories that came with it. I feel that in one way or another he and I create work driven by similar feelings and the desire to recreate those moments.

My reflection in "Folding"

"No Betweens"



Daniel Danger.

I think this poster is absolutely brilliant.

Tiny Media Empire.

Garden Party.

A few pictures I've taken in my porch garden this summer. All of the plants that I started from seeds are finally big enough to start blooming. I love seeing my hard work turn into something so wonderful.


Friends for sale.

Two wonderful friends of mine, Julia Garmon and Johanna Armstrong, have recently set up online stores selling some great stuff. Here's a little peek:

Julia's store:

Johanna's store: