Monday, May 24, 2010

The 2010 sketchbooks are here! The 2010 Sketchbooks are here!!!

My convention sketchbook is now available. :) If you'd like one, all you need to do is send $10 to my paypal account, that includes shipping (, tell me what you would like sketched inside and wait patiently! Don't miss out on plenty of Dames and Danes, there are tons of both. The cover is glossy color with a black and white interior in this 20 page bookie! That is all.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spring Con

What a weekend! Spring Con was so much fun for me, plenty of friends stopped by to give their support and hang out and I got to draw for two days solid while the lovely Spring Con organizers took care of me. What more could a girl ask for?

Gus was the big hit at the show. I had so many people come up and tell me how much they liked him, even some who knew his name before I told them..apparently.. there are people out there reading this. Who knew!?! The Goose thanks you all for your support. WOOF!

He may look like he is all "yeah whatever" about it, but take my word, it made him very wiggly.

One of my favorite commissions of the weekend was "The Last Unicorn" for my friend Sonia. Jess Hickman and I each got to draw her in one of her forms. Here are the pictures we handed over, thank you Jess for permission to post yours, and Sonia for the chance to draw this:

I think they two compliment each other quite nicely.

The lot of us convinced our friend Uko to come and take part in the Con, it was great having him stay with me. (you can crash in my guest room any time Snuggles) Gus took quite a shine to him and cried little puppy tears (from the couch) as Uko drove away...

There were many other fun and fabulous things that happened at Spring Con, but hey, what happens at Spring Con stays at Spring Con...(thumb to nose). You got me?! (wink)

Translation: I forgot to take any more pictures.... doh!

On the home/doggy front, recently I have noticed a rash (not that kind of rash) of things coming out of my mouth...ugh. Hold up, that is a terrible statement, way too much possibility for misunderstanding and ridicule... by my dearest friends... ---.--- Let me start again.

Lately, I've realized the idiotic things I say to Goose in the moment. It may have been happening all along and I just noticed it, who knows. But from here on out, I will be taking note of these words.

Number 1: shouted at Gus as he stuck his head in the toilet for a refreshing drink.

"Dogs don't drink out of the toilet, they drink out of the sink! What's wrong with you?"

More of these to come, I am most certain.

For now, I will leave you pictures of beautiful flowers. Enjoy!

Please take note of the Bee fly-by caught on film by the ninja skills of yours truly (the right side of picture 1) ...well I was impressed.. >.>


Thursday, May 13, 2010

All the News

This upcoming weekend I will be camping out at SpringCon! Woot! It's at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds grandstand... say that three times fast. :) All day Saturday and Sunday!
We art geeks usually have to wait for this show all summer, typically it's called FallCon, and happens.. well.. in the fall. But this year we'll have lovely 70 degree weather and lots of wonderful comic nerdiness in the spring.

In celebration of SpringCon I have put together a new sketchbook. Here is the cover:

It's all about man's two best friends... Dames and Dogs (specifically, MY dog, Gus). I huge thank you to my favorite Chip for putting it together for me. (Coincidentally.. he will also be at SpringCon, see, it gets better every second) It has lots of new sketches and some that I have posted here, funfunfun! After the show I will make it available on-line for anyone that can't live without my dog.

The lovely and talented Uko Smith will be arriving this evening to spend the weekend, he too will be at SpringCon. I'm telling you...this place is going to be chock full of goodness, anyone within the sound of my voice ought to show up. :) Just take a look at the guest list if you need proof!

I've been buying lots of twisting, smelly, green and lovely plants of late. Though very few of them have gotten in the ground yet, my kitchen looks and smells positively greenhousey. (it's ok if you're a little jealous...) One plant that fascinates me is the Hop. Or would it be Hops? (checks tag) Hops. Personally.. I think one plant ought to be a Hop, but then this would lead me to the argument that I think one TUMS ought to be a TUM..anyway...I got off my point.
Hops. I bought this little plant, thinking that the foliage was so pretty and imagining how much fun it would be to have Hops on my house. :)

That said, I seemed to overlook the fact that they grow 25 feet high. So, as it turns out, by the end of the summer, if anyone comes to visit me, just look for the big pile of Hops, and I will be inside. This, is why I am better at "In-Theory" rather than "In-Practice" gardening. A word to the wise...

Signing off from amid the Hops. xox

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Already

The weekend was very good to me. I spent so much time with wonderful friends. There was drawing, movie watching, parade going, farmers marketing, cheesy wiener was lovely.

Today I get back to drawing the sketchbook and hopefully finishing the sketches so I can put it together and get it printed up! Many pictures of Goose... wheeeee! I put some color on the Pirate drawing, still looking a little angry....

I might do this one up as a print, but I've not decided. If anyone wants to offer a yea or nay, feel free.

I have run out of things I know. Very sad. Time to go I guess.