Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

                                                "Happy New Year!" Says winter bunny.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Burr! It's cold out there!

                                                 Let it snow with a handcrafted felty fox!


Friday, December 13, 2013

The Na Na Ki

                                                                                               My kitty, Burmew:-)

        N.     Mm. Mm mm 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sing Song Bird

                                                "La la la," sang the little sing song bird.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Quiet Meeting

                                         "Why hello there little flower," Said the baby deer.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"Let's cook together!"

           I think I would love to be able to cook a meal in the middle of a Sunflower field one day!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Crochet Time

Here is a crochet version of a French Bull dog named Santiago. He is an adorable little dog from my amazing teacher, Angela Dominguez, children's book called Santiago stays.

I could not resist making a itty bitty toy based off of this adorable character-check him out at her website!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hoot hoot!

                                Vacation week has begun! Let's get our Thanksgiving on!


Monday, November 25, 2013


                                                      Kitty has a case of the Mondays!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Good Morning!

                                                     A blushing squirrel and her acorn;-)


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Little Chef

         Here is a digitally painted prisma drawing of a sweet little chef cooking with her toy rabbit:-D


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Squirrel experiments

Not as scary as the title of this post sounds! These are some gouache versus digital painting techniques I have been experimenting with over my prisma + gesso illustration board:

The traditional approach with gouache needs a little more practice, but...

The digital color on top of a scan of my original drawing came out quite clean and satisfying! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Coffee Break

                             It's one of those mornings when coffee never tasted so good!


Friday, November 8, 2013

Puppy Love

                                 A quick watercolor sketch for those Corgi lovers out there!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Lime Time!

                                                                  Limey Squeeze!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Playing with Gouache!

                      Happy Monday from a little cat drawn with prisma & painted with Gouache!


Friday, November 1, 2013

"Who me? Couldn't be!"

                         Peek a boo from a sweet little bunny on this sunny San Francisco day!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween is Near!

                                                        "Boo!" Said the little Ghosty.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Chirpie Quartet

                                  "Happy Friday!" From the Chirpie Quartet & Mr. Orange!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Foxy Time:-)

       Foxes always seem to remind me of autumn, so I drew a sweet little fox in light of the season!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Time

              It's starting to feel like Halloween-time in this new technique I'm experimenting with!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ride on Shooting Star

        A sweet little bear to represent a song from one of my favorite Japanese bands- The Pillows!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013


                                                 Let' get lost in a good story together :-)


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fez Thursday

                                    "Happy Thursday!" Says a monkey wearing a fez!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Watercolor Rainy Day

                                            Even rainy days can be cute & happy days!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Let's Shine on today!

                                     Let's shine with a experimental watercolor candlestick!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bunny gets Carried Away!

                     A sweet little bunny is being carried up and away into a beautiful blue sky!

                                               A watercolor salt spot illustration test.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Watercolor Still Life

                                       A quick and experimental watercolor still life painting.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Watercolor Study

                                                       A sweet little watercolor study.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013


                                Two little chickies said hello on some hand-embroidered paper!


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Vroom Vroom!

                                                             A little toy car drawing!

Thursday, August 29, 2013


                                         Hmm...looks like a little frog toy drew a dinosaur!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Book Dummy

                      Over the year, I had the chance to speak with a few different editors and 
                                  have completed my own version of The Little Red Hen 
                                                   with their feedback in mind!


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Vintage love

                                Here is a sketch of a classic vintage toy monkey with symbols!



Thursday, August 22, 2013

Portrait Drawing

                        Here is a close-up of some eyes that I feel turned out quite nice from 
                                       a long-pose figure drawing workshop I attended.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013


                                        A little robot drawing inspired by my necklace:-)


Monday, August 19, 2013


I'm a Zumba lover and while my favorite teachers were out of town this last week, I missed their classes! So I decided to paint one of my teacher's class.

My teacher is the gal doing her thing in the pink shirt:-) 

I got the photo from her video which can be viewed here:

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Some Little Sketches

Just wanted to share some more quick sketches of the girls I nanny for. 
They modeled for Angela Dominguez's character design class this summer-
a class that I would recommend!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hooray! New Business & Post Cards!

It's that time when I need to start gearing up for a little self-promotion :-)

So hooray! For new business and post cards! Now it's time to start 
passing them around so I can order some more. 

Next on the list is cards for the critters!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fun day the library with the AAU Children's Book Club

Today at the downtown San Francisco library, there was a drawing event with children that I was able to participate in!

This event can also be viewed on the AAU Children's Book Blog.

I had some fun collaborating with a few of the children to make some purdy drawings

There were some really fun ideas, like taking Sanrio characters and combining them with super heroes. This particular one was Batz Maru as Wolverine! I may have to put my own personal spin on this idea in the future!

Overall, it was a great day of getting children excited about drawing together!

Monday, July 15, 2013


Been working out the kinks for my Burmewcula story lately :-)

The story is about my kitty who is kidnapped by Young Dracula late one Halloween night. It is up to my three childhood stuffed animals to rescue her and save the day.

Here are the character designs for the story:

Burmew, aka the Nanaki on Society6 as well!

Broken-Neck Girraffey

Mr. Sock Munkey

Sudsey Bear

Young Dracula as a Bat

Young Dracula

Young Dracula Facial Expressions

Little Ria
 Little Ria Facial Expressions