Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nature Doodles

Couple of Non Dollface sketches...

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Instead of apologizing for not keeping up the blog, let me tell you why I have been MIA and not blogging when I should be.
• Spilled milk on the keyboard and some keys are not functional. Too lazy to get a new one
• Falling asleep at 9:30 pm most nights exhausted with my day clothes on usually jeans t shirt and jacket
• Lost track of time, wasnt it just summer?
• Too cold to type
• Actually working at work and not able to work on what I rather be working on
• addicted to N.Y.Z, a zombie shooting game on my iphone
• surfing the net for the latest in D.I.Y canning

Not very impressive excuses I know.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Small Gift Big Smiles

The power of Hello Kitty never ceases to amaze me. I took my child, Lil Dollface who is 3 years 8 months old to the mall today and while we were eating lunch at the food court she spots the Sanrio store from afar. The store was as a magnet, whispering to her, come in come in... (while it said to me, spend money, spend money...)

The minute we walked into the store Lil Dollface eyes lit up like Ive never seen before and giggles ensued. It was amazing. She wanted to touch everything, and of course wanted me to buy everything. I had to admit the magic of Hello kitty worked on me too, as I perused the shelves it brought back memories of Junior high and friendships past when my tween friends and I got dropped of at the mall and went straight for the Sanrio store and bought each other little wallets, erasers, gum. I was definitely a Hello Kitty girl. Oh Little Twin Stars and My Melody weren't bad but how can anyone resist that white kitty face?

So we left the store with a bunch of little gifts that brought such childish pleasures to my daughter. It was so much fun. I relished in the fact that being a parent is a great opportunity to still love Hello Kitty.

ps: I bought Lil Dollface Hello Kitty pencil case, pen, temporary tattoos, a lollipop and couple of note pads. I spent $20 bucks which isnt bad at all and totally worth all the smiles. Oh and I really wanted


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Unmotivated, Panic Attacks and the Zombie Apocalypse

I have been avoiding this blog like the plague. One because half of my keyboard isn't working properly. I also just haven't had much to say and certainly haven't created any new art because I have been a little unmotivated and day jobs have a way of sucking the creative life blood outta you. The last couple of weeks have been kinda blah. With the change into fall weather and lack of time, the kids being super loony and being stuck in rush hour traffic everyday left me feeling a little weird. Weird as in having bizarre dizzy spells at work and then feeling panicky for fear of fainting in front of my new cool co workers. The one thing I do love so far, is that I have been listening to audiobooks on my drive to and from work. I am addicted to zombie and vampire apocalypse novels right now and I haven't decided if that is helping me to relax or causing me more anxiety.

I am Legend by Richard Matheson was an intense and tragic tale of one mans survival and loneliness and had me wishing that traffic was even more bumper to bumper. (the book is a million times better than the movie) Now I am on to The Passage by Justin Cronin about end of the world vampire plagues and scenarios . I have it all lined up to download, The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead. And then maybe The Road by Cormac Mc Carthy.

Sorry, I know that talking about books is bordering on Boring Grownup Concerns but given that the subject matter includes Zombies, that is ok right?

I do feel a little better this weekend. Perhaps in a future post I will talk about all the ghost stories my coworkers and I have been telling around the office campfire...aka the cooler.
There is a rumor that our building is....haunted.


Monday, August 16, 2010

The Red Balloon

This is my version of the movie The Red Balloon.

My blackening thumb

My poor container garden has been neglected by me ever since I returned to the world of the day job. What was once a thriving crop has now reduced to a pathetic wasteland of thirsty and desperate roots. I did manage to water this weekend but really, am I just prolonging their misery?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Latest Mischievous Faces

The Patriot

(Look familiar?)

Pig Nose

A Revolutionary

A Delinquent

The Pink Flamingo

(and I did know a .22 by that name)


Saturday, July 31, 2010

My new job at the Toy Factory

I must apologize for my infrequent blogging as of late! I started a new day job designing at a Toy Company! Mainly graphic design and some product development. It is quite fun to be surrounded by toys all day (not mention having Hello Kitty products all over my desk,a girl's dream come true!). Once I get a hang of my new schedule I can figure out how this full time working and Etsying will turn out! Even though I am surrounded by dolls it ain't MY dollfaces and I do miss them mischievous eyes! I hope to do some new drawings soon!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I Heart Myself. A Giveaway...

I am participating in a giveaway of my print I Heart Myself! It begins on Wednesday 8a eastern time! The blog SpringInspiration is covering the topic of self-care and wanted to feature my artwork that went along with some of the themes being written about, and will include a little blurb on my artwork! Hop on over to www.springinspiration.com and try your hand on this little print! (My prints are printed on museum quality Velvet Art paper and each print includes a gift postcard!) P.S. The giveaway opportunity will be up til Monday 7/26 at noon eastern time.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Latest Characters

Its a boy! I don't have many boy illustrations yet but will be adding more snips and snails and puppy dog tails!

Pigs however pretty much rule here.

As do ragamuffin princesses.

My "Polariod Sky" print got a redo and I added a couple of big eyes. I Couldn't resist.


Friday, July 9, 2010

A scrabble tile

Scrabble tile seems to be a perfect little holder for my drawings so I went ahead and purchased a kit and the results are pretty darling. Here is Alice in her scrabble tile. She sits under a resin dome which gives it a glass-like appearance. So sweet. I then proceeded to make my Enid print as a tile but I used paper that is too textured and it turned out funky & full of air bubbles so I will give it another try! For some reason my first tries always turn out better than the second!
Alice is available in the shoppe.

Scrabble tile making kit was purchased at Sun and Moon Crafts


Thursday, July 8, 2010

I liked her so much...

That I gave her more styles!

Risky Business

Ode to Velma

The O.G. In 3d...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

American Dollface

American Pug

Hope all you guys and dolls had a wonderfilled 4th of July! I had a yummy weekend full of lemon cake, chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, hot dogs (lots of em), sodas, chips, late nights and ice-cream! The parade and the fireworks weren't bad either!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

"Amelie" - A Custom Illustration

I had a blast creating this custom illustration for an etsy patron! I've seen Amelie before but it has been quite a while and this image really fits in with my mischievous doll faces!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Illustration Lovers

I received a nice little shout out from Illustration Lovers a nifty site featuring neato illustrators on a daily basis. Check it out!


For I have no friends

Dollface LaLa

Promote Your Page Too

I contemplated making a Facebook Fan page for a while and here it is. I have zero fans. Is there anybody out there?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

When Insomnia Hits

The really cool thing about insomnia is not only do I get all this extra time in my life, I am super productive as well! Here are some drawings done in the wee hours of the night, somewhere between 1-4:30am...

But this is how I feel the next day, sorta seeing in 3d but without the glasses...with 5 hours of sleep every night.

I can get a bit grouchy the next day...you would too if your balloons were minuscule.

Is it wrong that these faces are inspired by my kid? (she is 3 years old)

Don't ask me how I can draw such a happy image when feeling sorta zombie-ish.

As I was drawing I also was watching "The Alaska Experiment, Out of the Wild" and got totally addicted to this series on Netflix...about surviving in the wilderness....where the people were starving and eating mice and squirrels and porcupine.

Hope you enjoyed the work of an insomniac...lets see what I come up with tonight/tomorning!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Fun Things at Shoppe

I finally got around to uploading some new paper goods & a precious trinket box at my illustration shoppe! It is kinda fun to make things from my artwork and I am really stalling on making some cloth dolls but that is next on my list! (It has been about 13 years since I last made a doll!) P.S More trinket boxes to come!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

My collection of heads.

These prints are available at the Dollface LaLa shoppe!