Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Teatime" for Creative Tuesdays!


Hi everyone!  Well this post is bittersweet, for Mr. Toast has announced this is the last "Creative Tuesdays" collab blog/challenge.

However, he is going to be focusing on his own illustrations and work, which are amazing!  Everyone should check them out.

In any case, Although I did not have time to make a new drawing for "Teatime," I had time to refashion a greeting card that I had, with tea, into a pattern.  Ever since a long ago "Creative Tuesdays" challenge of pattern making, I have gotten into the habit of making them for fun.  Some I'd even like to print out on a tee or a tablecloth one day if it were possible (perhaps a tablecloth for an "Alice in Wonderland" styled tea-party?), but we shall see.

In any case, the "Teatime" pattern features pups playing with sugar, tea, and coffee-- sweets and caffeine everywhere!  Don't feed your real life pups this stuff, but if you draw cartoons, your on-paper-puppies can luckily eat anything you draw, without incident ^_^

Thank you very very much Mr. Toast for your hard work, kindness, and opportunity for artists to submit work to a very fun bi-weekly collab.  I will keep up with your art, and miss this very much.  Virtual hugs, and the best of wishes to you!

And now, to close with some links.

The final C.T. "Teatime" challenge:

Mister Toast's Facebook:

Mister Toast's Website:

Thanks anyone for reading, love to all you other C.T.-ers, and good wishes to everyone on future happenings.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pumpkins for Creative Tuesdays

Hello All!

I missed the last Creative Tuesdays because I was out of town and visiting family.  But happy to be back, and as a fan of Autumn and Halloween, this challenge was much fun.

My submission is the below greeting card "cardtoon," with two friends and their pup playing in a Pumpkin Patch and driving the Veg-Mobile.


As yet, I can't think of a fun caption or pun to put on the inside, so any suggestions are welcome :-)

And now, without further ado, here's the link so you can submit to "Creative Tuesdays" by today's deadline!

http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.com/

Big hugs to Mister Toast and everyone who posts on this lovely blog, and am excited to see the pumpkins others came up with (-:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

So, L.A. is 232 Years Old Today...

Happy Birthday, Los Angeles!


So I've just learned through Twitter, that you are 232 years old.  Please accept my illustration of Hollywood Forever turned birthday-card for this occasion.

 The Left Coast is my second home, and I have been hopping back and forth between NYC and L.A. for seven years now.  Eeeep, weird.  Soy vieja :-\  But both where I hail from and where I spend a great deal of my time now here are great places in their own right, and I am grateful/lucky to have learned the ins and outs of Los Angeles, and all of the the things that make it a great place (and all of the things its many detractors either don't know about, or don't care to learn).

In both coast news, I just got some yay news about upcoming conventions which I'll have to update about. But for now, I can mention that I will be tabling at the West Hollywood Book Fair, and I am excited/need to get cracking on art for this and other events.

Love to NYLA, and anyone else celebrating L.A.'s B-Day that may come across this random blog.