Glass Etching: Squids and Things


Over the weekend, I did some etching on glassware that I purchased at a local thrift store. I'm considering branching out to sell custom glassware in the Kikutowne store... what do you think?


A Start: Cramming out the Bad with Cute


After Kevin and my misadventures last week (see post below for partial explanation), followed by the whirlwind of getting Kevin prepped for a three week trip to London, culminating in his departure yesterday afternoon, and then topped off with a late night of working on storyboards, I found myself driving home, feeling a little bit defeated. I decided it was high time I cram some cute into the moment to pull myself into a better mood. This is the beginning of my new, larger format, Moleskine landscape watercolor sketchbook. This page isn't finished yet, but I thought I'd start showing a little more about my process on my blog, and what better place to start than with the beginning of something new.

Also, thank you to Jared, and Drawn! for posting about me and my new store.



This week ended in one of the worst days I've ever had in my entire career so far. I plan to tell you about what happened, but I think I need to decompress first. For a sneak preview of the story, I will say that I was told by a writer who is supposed to be working with me, that even though I am the director of a show that I created, he doesn't have to take any of my notes if he doesn't want to. He has complete control over anything that involves writing... (I'm unclenching my fist and counting to ten right now) More about that later...

Anyway, in an effort to make this weekend a good one, rather than one filled with resentment and angst, I watched this, and it helped:

Beautiful, touching, and thoughtful.



Holy Bunnies, I was nominated for a Freddie award for Hot Cross Bunnies! The award I was nominated for was the Bad Ass Bunny Award. Please, loyal Animation Rollercoaster riders, please vote for me! (click the image below)


Girl Show 2008: La Femme

Life continues to move at light-speed. I've been busier than ever lately, and juggling more projects at once than I think I ever have in my life. Ever. Here's a piece that I just finished for the Girl Show: La Femme, which will be opening Saturday, May 10 2008. I still have a few touches to add to the mechanics of this piece, like hinges, and rubber feet for the lid, but it's mostly done. It's my first time using gold leaf- I'm not sure if I'm completely satisfied with the outcome, but I have more of it to use up, so I guess I'll practice a little more with it and see what I can learn. Mostly, I was really satisfied that I found a way to install a light in the box, I'm a sucker for things that light up.






Another Friend Shipping Off to China

Wish him well, he's got a long journey ahead of him. When he returns, he will be many-




Meet the Preemies


Arriving This Week

Something new will be in the store, hopefully by tomorrow. Here's a look-see:



Goblin Fish Press: Josh and Justin Parpan!

(click on the title of this post to visit their store)

My friends, Josh and Justin Parpan, have just opened a new store on Big Cartel! They have wonderful prints, T-shirts, toys, and of course, one of my favorite things, Justin's book, Gwango's Trail. Also I recommend these postcards, by Josh (I have my favorite one pinned up next to my computer at work). Be sure to pick up something before they sell out of everything!