Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Critter Carving

The critters are getting ready for Halloween! 

This May or may not be the front of my 2015 Halloween mailer ;-)

Friday, October 23, 2015

October Buttons

Just makin' some spooky buttons to go along with my Halloween mailers! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


I drew this ghost a while back now, but I wanted to give him a little love, especially during this time of the year.

This happy ghost is now being sold as buttons and small prints, so I'm not the only one enjoying the little fellow!

Monday, October 19, 2015


Sometimes when I feel stuck in a rut with my illustration and drawings habits, I like to bust out materials I don't typically use. 

Watercolor is perfect for getting outside the comfort zone because it tends to have a mind of its own at times. There are many happy accidents that can happen and inspires some fun things.

Especially with my little pumpkin friend overseeing my work!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Tis' the Season!

It's that time of year when I start making miniature crochet candy corns like crazy! I cannot resist their cuteness with this tiny handmade trick or treat bag!

These little guys also have magnets inside of them! A super cute and functional Halloween treat!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fun Spooking

A little Halloween fun! 

Young Drac and his candy pack out sppokin' the town up!

Monday, October 12, 2015


I've been seeing other crafter's super cute Totoro fan-crafts and have been wanting to try out a pattern for myself. So I came up with this little felty Totoro magnet!

He's not much bigger than a quarter!

So cute with his little stars :)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Critter Earrings!

Here are some candy corn earrings! Just in time for the season! Check out this critter earring set and their pals in my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Spooky Corn

It's that time of year again, time to get a little spooky-cute spooky that is. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Romantic Squirrelies

Here is the partner piece to the initial squirl illustration I blogged a while ago!

Happy Friday with a sweet squirrely couple!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Top Banana

The critters agree, Munkey is the top banana! How could it be any other way? 


Monday, September 28, 2015

Super Pokemon

One of the kids I nanny asked me to draw a pokemon for them recently and it got me thinking about the old pokemon games I used to play on my gameboy when I was little.

With the Alternative Press Expo fat approaching, I decided to take some time for a little fan art.

The result is some of May favorite OG pokemon in a fan art crossover with superheroes!

This has been so fun!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


So I have been drawing this squirrel character for a while now and I just thought it was time to add her to my portfolio officially. Here is a clipping of the first addition-squirrely that is now a part of my work showcase!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Tea

It's important to take a little tea break with my critters from time to time :-D

Friday, September 18, 2015


It's Friday and it looks like the critters are taking some time to veg-out after a long week of hard critter work!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Button doodles

In preparation for the Alternative Press Expo that's coming up, I want to add a few new characters to my button collection. So I have been playing around with some nice solid shapes!

I'll be sure to share these guys as buttons once I've made them!

Monday, September 14, 2015

New Piece!

I've included this sweet little Valentine in my portfolio for a while now and it is still to this day one of my favorites. So for the last SCBWI conference here in San Francsico, I wanted to make a partner piece.

Here is the Valentine piece, and here is it's partner:

I think they tell such a sweet story, do you?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Doodle Bug 2

His name is squishy and he is my doodle bug! Somehow this little guy always pops up when I'm supposed to be taking notes! 

This recent round of squishy doodles is from the last SCBWI conference I attended in LA!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Getting ready

Now that it's September, the holiday season is fast approaching! So it's time to start stock-piling up the critters for the upcoming conventions and holiday Etsy purchases-

To start off the pile up here are some of my oh so popular rainbow octopus magnets!

They're just so happy...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Doodle Bugs

Happy Friday with some Ria Art buggie doodles! 

My favorite is definitely the worm with the fez, do you have a favorite? 

These buggies were doodle with my prisma colored pencils in one of my many mini sketchbooks:-)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


I just wanted to share this custom Etsy order of critter magnets!

There is a little apple, frog, mouse, polar bear and two bunnies! The blue one is the Easter bunny~

Monday, August 24, 2015


Today is my dear fiancé's birthday! So a little critter celebration is in order! 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hair Accessory

I'm thinking up new fun ways to use critters in every day life, since we could all use a little dose of cute from time to time to brighten the day.

So I thought of attaching a critter to a hair clip! So fun and adorable!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


They're seeing double!! Da Na Naaaa!

I just love crocheting my favorite characters to draw!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Back to work!

After a fun time away, it's time to get back to work! Happy Monday from the critters! 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer Critters

Yay! My summer critter mailers have been addressed and sent out! Will you receive one?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Yay! Friday!

Happy Friday with a miniature crochet tiger keychain!

This little guy is included in the critter pattern book I've been working on~

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Summertime Octopus, just collecting a starfish or two~

Check him out and his friends on Etsy!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Flashcard Monster

I was flipping through some flash cards and this little monster wanted to say hi :-o :-D

Something about doodle monsters on graph paper makes a Monday feel a little happier~

Friday, July 17, 2015


Way back when, in my undergraduate days, I used to be an animation major! 

I was rummaging through my external hard-drive and stumbled upon some of my old mini animations, so I think I will share a few here and there throughout the next few months, since they're pretty fun.

I can't post my video here, but here is a still shot of my cute little giraffe. Check out the video loop on my Instagram, Facebook page or Twitter account by clicking to the right:-) 

Here is a direct link too:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

iPhone Cases!

Im loving RedBubble! Here is my fanart Totoro on an iPhone case! So exciting~

Original Ria Art too! Yay!

Monday, July 13, 2015


Being obsessed with children's books and all things cute, I wanted to draw a character from a classic children's tale: Eeyore!

It looks like the little guy has his tail today too!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Crochet Pokeball!

I'm combining my Fan Art-Ria Art here in this post. 

It took me a few tries, but I finally managed to come up with a pokeball crochet pattern. I was so pleased that I wanted to draw the adorable Pikachu. Pika is sharing in my delight and my two mediums are combined in this super fun fan art post!

I'm looking forward to having pokeball keychains at the next convention I participate in in October, APE, but I'm also thinking that this could make a great stocking stuffer during the holidays~

Monday, July 6, 2015

Critter Love

I'm continuing on with the final stretch of the children's book I'm finishing and these little critters came to mutter little words of encouragement as I work, work, work!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Drawing Pouches!

I really like the way these drawing lunches with my Ria Art have turned out, so I just have to share!

Cute Ria FanArt

Ria Original Art

And critters too of course!

Check out the rest here:

They would make a lovely gift for yourself or a friend!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Crochet <3

Makin' critters, makin' critters 🎶 

Oodles of time to create all day!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Travel Time

I'm coming close to the final deadline for the children's book I'm illustrating for Nothing But the Truth Publishing. So I requested time off from the day job so I could work around the clock on these drawings!

I decided to take a road trip to my most favorite location, Sunriver, Oregon. Here in the woods, there are no distractions from my beloved San Francsico and I am free to create all day.

Such a wonderful feeling, and I feel so very blessed to have time like this to create lovely art in such a peaceful place.

Friday, June 19, 2015


Just a reminder that it's Father's Day this year on the summer solstice. So go ahead and celebrate your papa like little Jinky here, or just take a moment to appreciate all the awesome dads in the world.

Jinky couldn't wait for Sunday apparently, so he got started a little early~

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Continuing on in my pony collection, here is Rarity from My Little Pony! I'm working on making even smaller sizes of the ponies, but for now let's enjoy this little one's sweetness!