Beautiful Bat Ornament!


One of my best pals in high school was my fellow art class conspirator, Joanne Hernandez. Over the weekend I surprised her at the gallery where she was selling her work and we had a wonderful little reunion. I hadn’t seen her since the middle of college in the early 90’s. I was thrilled that she went on to produce such amazing work, and the bat above is one of her new ornaments for the season. She mostly makes some incredible jewelry that is right up my alley. I can’t wait to show you guys her studio work,so here you go: Reckless Eye Studio!

Afterween: Peanuts Halloween Art!


I am still giving you little bits of Halloween because, frankly, Halloween really got really big for me this year. There was so much I wanted to do, and so much I did, and a few things fell through the cracks. This was one. I asked my pal Robert Pope if he had some Peanuts artwork I could show off on my blog that was Hallowe’en-themed, and he really came through! He let me post this pic of a holiday goodie bag from his collection just for you guys!

I have to admit I am a little giddy…Robert has illustrated several books for Simon and Schuster that feature the PEANUTS characters. He has really nailed Charles Schulz’ style and I couldn’t be more proud for my friend. While this goodie bag above may not be his work, I can show you what IS. Take a look at You Got a Rock, Charlie Brown!

Thanks, Robert!