March 25, 2010


Just fyi to people who look here... I made a site. Which does nothing but point back here... :)

Really just to try it out.

March 22, 2010


Thoughts... might be kind of cool. This symbol contains my love, my love of art, my love of typography/design and would look neat in henna. Text manipulated in Adobe Illustrator.

March 15, 2010

Beartato Pillow

Hey everyone. So I was watching Project Runway... which always makes me want to sew something. So I tackled one of the smaller projects I had lying around the house waiting to be done... I love this web comic called Nedroid. It is delightfully strange and silly. One of the characters is named Beartato, and he is my favorite after Bartholomew. T shirts recently became available and as soon as I saw the design I knew I needed one, not because I need more shirts, but because it would be TOO easy to make into a plushy/pillow. Starting with the shirt flat on your table... Cut off the sleeves along the seam. Cut straight across from armpit to armpit, to get the shoulders and neck off. Cut some off the bottom so he's about the right size tall. I cut the sides off as well at the 6th tooth from the middle. This left me with two squares (one from the front, one from the back of the shirt) with his face in the middle. I rounded the edges of my square Beartato. I used the sleeves/scrap t-shirt to make ears. I had some black fabric leftover from something else and cut out arms and legs. I sewed up the arms, legs and ears. Then I stuffed the ears. His arms and legs aren't stuffed because they are too thin/small. Plus his arms are floppy and I kind of like it that way. I put it all together inside out and sewed it around the edges of the body.I left a hole at the bottom where he sits so that I had a place to stuff it full. I hand sewed up the bottom hole after I was done stuffing. Tah-Dah! Beartato! I would say that he is about 16 inches wide and 12 inches tall. I was trying to get him rounder, since he is in the comic, but I'm happy with him the way he is. He is by far the cutest pillow on my couch!

March 11, 2010

A study of dumb little vampies

I used this website to make these. It has different settings that can be messed with to create different looks for how the brush works. Kinda cool. Certainly a great time waster.

March 10, 2010

Jason Throws Whiskey

Did a quick logo for my fiance's friend's band, named Jason Throws Whiskey. You can find them on facebook if you look.

I manipulated a font that was already chunky in Illustrator. Added a vector hand and a border from a vector illustration of vintage train stamps.

March 5, 2010

Dumbest Little Vampy

So lately whenever I've been bored this little guy shows up on whatever paper is around. I used Nancy Lorenz's sheet, which I saw one day when looking through google images for anime faces... you can find that here. Anyway he's all over my notebooks. One day I'll start scanning them all in. He lives in an old mailbox and has a rat friend. He's my dumb lil' vampy.