Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years!


Mary inspired my Happy New Year e-Card!
Medusa! Wondering why no one wants to kiss her at the strike of twelve!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ammon In ?

I just sealed the envelope and I don't remember whose book this is in.

Let me start by saying this is finals week:

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Medusa Mole Sketch

Here's me in the holiday spirit, LOL! Confused and ready to bite! Too bad I haven't been that young in 40-some years!!! LOL!

Medusa, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. First sketch in Steve's Molie.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Do you like pens?

I am giving some away ...

Moleskine Exchange

Merry Christmas all...

Here is a self-portrait of me awaiting the next moleskin!

Johnny Norman, just an FYI: I have been without a moleskin for the last 30 days. Unfortunately, I have nothing to draw in and nothing to send to you. Enjoy your time off.

Have a "Happy New Year."

Monday, December 8, 2008

Steve throws down in Normsey's Mole

Andrea's drawing of the back of the building shone through the other side of the paper slightly, so I traced the lines and took it from there, having fun with what became a concert of robots making robot music. The next three spreads include collage from some drawings, plant prints and a pamphlet on how to open a Pomegranate. It was a real joy looking through this book, and seeing all the work in person blew me away. Hope you like these John!

Friday, December 5, 2008

The rest of my work in John's booky book.

Anyone know why this last one would absolutely not scan straight? It was like the scanner was trying to make the image less crooked. Wacky.
There are bigger versions on my Flickr if you want to enlarge.
Happy Friday!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Various Cliches for an Alternate Holiday

Various Cliches for an Alternate Holiday, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Done on Thanksgiving. Hope yours was happy (if you celebrate). This is in Ammon's Moleskine. This completes my sketches for Ammon's book and I will probably send it off to Jessie early next week. Technical pens (mostly my new one from Poland), Pigma pens, various colored pencils (Derwent Colorsoft, Prismacolor).

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Mary's mole has reached English shores

It landed on my doormat Tuesday (thanks Mike) and here it is on my table, waiting for inspiration to tickle my creative nodes. Great to see all your work first hand, and it is very inspiring. I can't wait to get started, if only I was in more. Need some more so-called Arctic weather to keep us indoors.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mirror Ball in Ammon's Mole

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to those of you who celebrate!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

steve-o! final

a quick-o for steve's; that's eight! done while listening to somethin' else by cannonball adderley (twice).

waiter! (micron pens)

Monday, November 24, 2008


I have one more to finish and then I'll post it to Milo - tomorrow, definitely!
Doesn't look like the full monty this month but it is eight sides, weird that.

3 o'clock fleas (steve-o pencils & pen); blue note sketches (pen & watercolour); evolution no.1 (steve-o pencils & pen); emerging lotus (polychromos pencils)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Portholes in Ammon's Mole

Portholes, by Mary Stebbins Taitt--from what into what is unclear! In Ammon's book.

(I added a digital smudge painting of my last sketch of BB to that post).

The Bronze Hand

A last inexplicable item in Jessie's book. This is my first foray into watercolours. The bronze hand looks more orange, but the colour I used was 'gamboge'. I think there was too much water involved - one page cockled a little. Hope to try them out a bit more.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

autobiography in John Norman's mole

So this is the mole I'm seriously late on... sorry everyone.

If you click on the photos, you'll be taken to the flickr page which has more descriptions. For me, drawing this was heavy, since I don't like to revisit my younger years in my head, but sometimes a good art-purgative is needed.

pg 1-2

pg 3-4

pg 5-6

pg 7-8

aliens invade Baggelboy's skine!!

More collage from me again. I've really been into the idea of rehashing things, in a good way though. Reusing, recycling, remixing - using discarded and neglected elements and bringing new life to 'em. I had a stack of neglected Artist Trading Cards (also known simply as ATCs) and a drawing I made several years ago that had always bothered me - too busy or not so well composed - I don't know. They all decided to get reborn here in Baggelboy's book. With all the pseudo and not so pseudo religious imagery in his book, it seems kind of appropriate, so here's my take. What they are is anybody's guess. "Alien's" is just an easy referral. They're there though, and they seem far happier than they were in their previous lives.

Some more from Johnnynorms

Autumn Glimpses

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Biker Buddy

Here's my daily sketch of my husband, this one in Ammon's Moleskine with Derwent Colorsoft pencils.

I made a rough digital smudge painting from the sketch in Ammon's Mole:

Ammon, I am printing you a copy and will put it in the pocket in the back of the mole. So check your pocket when you get the mole back.