March 28, 2015

Daily (?) Crapbook: I'm a Mom

I've been MIA more than usual lately because a little over two weeks ago I had a baby.  I know!! Crazy, right? I've needed all my time to recover from the marathon that was labor, and even more time to learn how to care for this fascinating little creature who possesses all power over my being now. When I find time to actually put pencil to paper, it will probably just be about baby stuff, so I apologize in advance for that.  So... here's the first baby thing I found time to scratch out when I made the mistake of looking into a mirror!

February 22, 2015

Daily Crapbook: Black Canary on Arrow

Soo... I spent more time watching reruns of "Arrow" than the Oscars tonight.  Had some thoughts on Sarah vs. Laurel.  I hope they find a way to bring Sarah back from the dead.... or have Mama River Song take up the mantle.

Daily Crapbook: 40s Tomato

February 18, 2015

Sketch Dailies: Cupid

A sketch just a few days late for Valentine's.

February 17, 2015

Sketch Dailies: Qbert

Mrs. Qbert for Sketch Dailies because... I'm tired and want some tea.

February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day reminds me of socks.  Not sure why.

February 13, 2015

Newness in the Monkey Rag Shop

I'm just going to keep adding things to my RedBubble shop just because.  Which is also why you should buy things- because of reasons!  Good reasons!  Yes, reasons good, not bad!

(I don't know why I turn into Bizarro Jo when I try to hawk my goods.  I need to get better at this...)

Sketch Dailies: Frozone

Its been so long since I subjected myself to the parade of anxiety-inducing awesomeness that is Sketch Dailies.  I thought I'd through in with Frozone, since he's a character whose design I've always liked very much.  I played with his suit a little because I wanted to show his eyes.

February 09, 2015

Butterfly Lady

I had a brief moment of consciousness between eating and sleeping today, so...Butterfly Lady.

February 05, 2015

Daily Crapbook: Baby Kicking

It is true that is magical to feel your baby moving, from the flutters of quickening to the strong kicks and punches.  But sometimes, it just gets so painful, especially now that I'm nearing the tail end of my pregnancy and my baby is surpassing the size of a coconut.  I just wonder- what the heck is going on in there??

February 02, 2015

Singing Praise for the "Song of the Sea"

I struggle to find the word that describes movies like "Song of the Sea" and "Secret of Kells" because because it needs to be a word that means joyful, dazzling, and haunting while at the same time quiet, unpretentious, and simple.  I had the privilege of seeing a screening of "Song of the Sea" at CTNx this past November, and I just saw it again in the theater.  Maybe its just my pregnancy emotions, but I cried streams of tears both times I saw it.  I cried not just because the story and the characters were so touching, but also because films like this feel very personal on an artistic level.  I sometimes feel so cynical about my own career and the state of animation in general that when something like this comes along, it shakes me up.  This isn't really a review- I just wanted to say I really loved the film.  There are lot of great contenders for Best Animated Feature this year and I couldn't say without bias which film is best, but if "Song of the Sea" wins, I will cheer very loudly.  If you haven't seen it yet, please go throw money at it at a theater near you.

January 28, 2015

Daily Crapbook: Baby Shower Tea Party

Had a Baby Shower Tea Party this past Sunday- it was... the best.

January 20, 2015

January 16, 2015

Gray Ghost Animated Gif

When we moved into our house over five years ago, we were surprised to learn it came with an abandoned, half-feral cat.  Over the years, she's warmed up to us, and recently we've tried to transition her into becoming an indoor kitty.  She still wants OUT, and is not shy about letting us know.

January 15, 2015

Belated Christmas Cookies

I decided that this year, we were going to send cookie packages to family we haven't seen in a while.  I love to bake, although I don't really do it enough to get consistently good results.  This mad jaunt contributed to my lack of drawing time these past few weeks, but it had its benefits as well...