Help the Honeybees

Monday, June 30, 2008

I've heard that numbers of honeybees are dwindling. According to Yahoo! Buzz both CitizenSugar and the Huffington Post report that honeybees are disappearing at an alarming rate. Haagen-Dazs is trying to help, click here to see how.

Mr. Toad

Sunday, June 29, 2008

This chubby little guy lives in a drain tube in our backyard. He was feeling a little camera shy, bad wart day. :)

This reminds me of a song I learned in elementary school and sang until my older brother's ears bled, remember J? Froggie Went a Courtin'. Okay, one's a toad and the other's a frog, but you can see how I got there, right?

First tire change...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Haha!  This is me changing my first flat while mt biking.  This was in 2001... :)

Friday Archives

Friday, June 27, 2008

Here's an oldie of mine... This was when I was first getting going with my cartoony characters... :D

Illustration Friday - Hoard

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Uh oh!  Hoardin' Hildy has come over today.
"Boo hoo" all the little kids say.

For when Hoardin' Hildy comes outside
She grabs all the toys and hugs them tight.

No one else gets to play
If Hoardin' Hildy gets her way.


This is a mystery flower in my garden, probably 3 1/2 foot tall. My mom and I thought it was an herb because of its square stalk, but then it got these pretty hot pink flowers. The funny thing is that if it's not from my mom, which it doesn't seem to be, then I have no idea where it came from. Weird.

Boundary Waters...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This is from C & mine's trip to the Boundary Waters in 2006... I never posted any of our pics from this trip. We had a great time, other than putting in at Angleworm Lake, which involved a 2 mile portage in. UGH. You have not hiked until you've hiked with backpack AND a canoe. That is hard. We'd bump into people while we were doing 1 mile or less portages and they'd be complaining and we'd just look at each other and roll our eyes, wimps. haha!

Silver Penguin...

Bright Sunshiney Day....

Thursday, June 19, 2008

So bright and cheery it makes me happy just looking at it - Rainbow KUBIX Ring from Catherinette Rings. Added bonus? It's currently on sale!

Pretty for Thursday

Spring Pink Bouquet Lariat from Artdi.

Chicken ring...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I think this is too cute. As I'm posting I'm wondering, is this too cutesy? It wouldn't stop me from wearing it. Not even the fact that it wouldn't really GO with my wedding ring. Anyone else find this pinchably cute? Chicken ring from Monkeyboo Creations.

Catherine Ledner's Animals

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Could this picture be any cuter?? Check out more of Catherine's Animals here. I found her work on Decor8 - a wonderful blog, full of decor ideas, career advice for creatives, etc.

It's so cozy...

Handmade Embroidered Coffee Cozy from Indie Moon.

Outdoor Flicks - Kansas City...

Green machine...

C and I went to see The Incredible Hulk yesterday afternoon. It was gray and raining, perfect movie day. We both enjoyed it. I think Edward Norton is a great actor, and although this role wasn't one that really utilized his talents, he played it well.

Go confidently...

Check out this great pendant from Bunkleberry Studios.

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Sunday, June 15, 2008

This book is utterly charming, full of beautiful prose and emotion.  I'm listening to the audio book of it and I'm quite glad I did as the author Elizabeth Gilbert is the one reading and that adds to the loveliness off the book.  Happy Sunday everyone!

Cute terrariums!

Check out these cute terrariums from Angry Chicken. She is always making the neatest things!


Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Rising Sun" from Amy Giacomelli. I love her work.

She began her career in the Entertainment Industry as a mural artist, painting murals and backdrops for Disney, CBS, Warner Bros. and independent shops. Her work can be seen at every Disneyland Park in the WORLD, all 8 of them (wow!) and also in many motion pictures.
She's now a freelance artist, selling her lovely work on Etsy.

Coffee lover?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Or need a gift for a coffee lover?  How about this pretty pendant from Amanda Jo...

Friday Archives

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Friday Archives (Loobylu's meme). This was done several years ago after I had a particularly nasty bike wreck on the way to work. I hit a small chunk of curb that was hidden in the shade when I tried to get back on the sidewalk (I'm a nervous road rider). I supermanned over the handlebars and landed flat on the sidewalk with my bike on my back. Some nice gentleman stopped to ask if I was okay and I was like yes, thank you and he drove off. I had a tough time getting out from under my bike because the handlebar was stuck in my backpack.

Thursday tumbles downhill to FRIDAY!

Hi peepholes... Well, my picture book is off to a crawling start. I've come up with lots of ideas for stories and text but have an illustration block. I'm worried that I'm not good enough to do this. **sigh** I feel capable until I sit down with my pencil and then all the doubts tumble in and dogpile me. Then I say uncle and decide perhaps it's time I vacuum the living room or unload the dishwasher or any other chore that doesn't require draaaawing. Blah.

If only I had oodles of money...

Man, if only I had wads of cash laying around...  I would definitely buy this amethyst necklace from Veronica Willingham.  It's gorgeous, don'tcha think?

Sweeten up your kitchen...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I can't remember if I posted these measuring spoons before, but I have been admiring them for some time...  Bird Measuring Spoons from Beehive Kitchenware.  Love love love.

Decision Maker

Having trouble making decisions??  Perhaps you need this Decision Maker necklace from The Mymble's Daughter.

More cuteness....

Apple cuteness!

Ipod shuffle cover from Strawberry Kitten. Adorable!

Crazy cool...

Cabinet from Dust Furniture... So pretty and funky!

Monday finds...

Monday, June 9, 2008

I find myself at a loss on posting lately. I want to post things that I have done, but I haven't done much lately. Haha! I suck.

So here is a gooooorgeous wedding off my fave website: Etsy.

"Love in the mist" from Joan Shum.


Check out more of Doctor Beef's Storm Troopin' photos as seen on Fussy. Hilarious!
You gotta see and read about the Kvetchelug from Sketched Out. Too funny! I definitely had a Kvetchelug last week, but I've got a whole new attitude this week! :)

Wedding Art

Saturday, June 7, 2008

This is some artwork I've done for a recent wedding... I finished it earlier this week, but didn't want to risk the recipient seeing it!
I haven't been making much art lately... My style has evolved over the years, but lately I'm stuck... I want to change it up some, but am not quite sure what direction to take. I do know that I'd like my stuff to look more 3-d, and not stand so rigidly as they normally are.... Hmm... But I like kind of a cartoony/realistic combo... Just need to make more art and see where things go I guess....


Friday, June 6, 2008

It's Friday and I'm playing a fun game called make the Spanish text fit where the English text was. *Yawn*

Friday Archives

Here's my Friday Archive post for Loobylu's meme.  I really like this one. Nice and cheery...  :D  
I've decided that I want to write and illustrate a children's book.  I've been reading up on the subject lately and I'm quite cheesed and yet nervous.  There seem to be lots of bloggers out there who have accomplished this feat.  I hope that I can join the list some day!

Sunday Sundaes

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Happy Sunday evening all! Hubs and I are watching Alien vs. Predator II. I'm more trying not to watch it as movies like this give me the willies.