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!

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!

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?

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...

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:

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~

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


After the art-licensing class I finished, I'm really considering looking into manufactures that hire illustrators to make their products beautiful!

With that being said, I'm revisiting some. pieces that are more commercial. I even included a section for them on my website.

My first plan of action after re-touching some pieces is to shop! I'll go to some of my favorite shopping spots and see what item I like. Usually the products say who the manufacturers are, and that  will give me a lead for where I should start submitting.

I'll be sure to write about my next steps in this process, but in the meantime, here is a sweet little raccoon playing his piccolo, which would be so adorable in a baby's nursery~

Friday, June 12, 2015

Greeting Cards

It has been a long time coming, and now I'm finally getting around to creating a post for my Ria Art greeting cards in my Etsy store!

Im pretty excited to finally have so e version of my illustrations available for sale through my shop. The cards are the perfect size for sending a thank you, birthday greeting or to just say hi. They are blank inside, so there is plenty of room to write your very own customized message.

Here are two:

Check out the rest of my options in my shop!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lulu Book

I recently just edited my critter book & ordered a copy from Lulu. I  think it trend out quite lovely-Mr.  Orange and Arty Heart certainly agree.

If you are someone who is considering self publishing or someone like me who wants copies of their book dummies to share with editors and art directors, I recommend Lulu!

Check it out here:

It's really great for people who are considering self publishing because you have access to selling your book on Amazon directly from the site.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Awesome Coffee

In the morning I cannot function without coffee, and what better way to super charge my day than to drink my coffee out of an awesome mug? That's just how I feel about my Adventure Time Scouts on this coffee mug!

I put my other Ria Art pieces (original and fanart) on mugs too! Check them out in my RedBubble store: RiaArtWorld

So exciting!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Custom Etsy Order

My 'create your own Amigurumi set of six' is by far my most popular seller on Etsy, which I so much fun for me because as I have said before, I really love seeing which critters people choose for themselves.

This particular buyer just wanted them to be little toys instead of magnets. She ordered a blue and yellow bird, a frog, a pig, an octopus and a turtle.

Check out all the critters in my shop!


Inside the box:

I love custom orders too. So if you have a little critter in mind, don't hesitate to contact me!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bird Keychains

I have been making these bird keychains for a while now & they have been doing quite well when I have sold them at conventions or shows. So I think it is now time to add them to my Etsy shop! 

The crow is my favorite since the little guy makes me think of Game of Thrones-which I have been enjoying lately, both the books and the show:-)

However, this birdie also comes in a variety of colors, Robin's Red, Baby Blue Jay, and Canary Yellow.

These little birdies are just about 3" tall and come ready to go with their keychains! 

Birdie & friends!

He even comes with a little bag.