Christmas Cards to Friends!

Well, with all the animal rescue stress I am dealing with, I announced a few weeks ago that I wasn’t doing cards this year. People understood, but I felt bad. I LOVE making cards and I get ecstatic over receiving cards, especially handmade ones. I like to imagine people getting my individually made cards catered to their pets or hobbies or my pets or characters that they like, and feeling special. So, I did it.
I forgot to scan all of them as I made them, so I have been being a heel and asking people to please photograph them for me as they receive them so I can document them. Here are a few–click to see descriptions!

The Continued Armor Party Manual.

And here we have the rest of the┬áArmor Party Manual for my friends’ Christmas gifts. Click on the images to read about them. ­čÖé

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!


My apologies for being gone so long, if you are a regular reader. As I may have mentioned, we hit a crisis with our animal rescue that involves rescuing several feral cats before someone starts possibly poisoning them. While we are still in the middle of this, we at least have an organized plan now, so I can breathe a bit easier.
We have had some family crap going on, too, plus Uncle Steve lost his job again. Right now I don’t feel like putting up Christmas ornaments or a tree, mainly because how much it depresses me to take them down, and I don’t need that right now.
However, I have had some bright spots, and I am enjoying everyone else’s Christmas decor. I have also been making a lot of presents. For my side of the family, I buy things because I don’t think┬áof them are really interested in┬ámy artwork, but I am making a lot of art pieces for friends that I think they will enjoy. One of these is a little book that commemorates our Armor Party Adventures in the form of an Etiquette and Safety Handbook.


Here is page 1. I have given two of them their books, and one of them is the only person who reads this blog on her own, so I think I am safe publishing this here for now. ­čÖé

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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┬áhas illustrated┬áseveral books for Simon and Schuster that feature┬áthe PEANUTS┬ácharacters. 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!

Halloween Countdown 2015: A Tour of Southern Ghosts!


Yes, it’s that time of year again for my favorite event in which I partake and participate….┬áA Tour of Southern Ghosts. Tihs is our 30th year, and I had an extra, extra great time┬áthis year. You’ll see.