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Hey there, old buddy!
I just started a fun new project, and wanted you to be one of the first to know about it.
It's a Patreon page, where you can subscribe to get my art and creations on a monthly basis.

There will also be special content, just for Patreon members.  I thought this might interest you guys, since you are the first audience I had, and I used to talk to you so much more.  I think this will be a fun platform to use, to open up a bit more again.

If you're interseted, you can find me at:

<3 always
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Hey There!

For the next few days, you can find this season's monsters online!
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I also have a few more shows coming up:
December 6: BAN Art Fair - 18th Street Brewery, Gary IN
December 13: Geek Bar Holiday Craft Fair - Geek Bar Beta, Chicago IL
December 14: Revolution Craft Show - Revolution Brewery & Tap Room (Kedzie), Chicago IL
This Sunday, November 30, I'll be at Cleveland's
with Max Bare, and some limited edition plush pieces based on his work.
Stop by and say hello!

Stitching and Sketching!

How the heck was your St. Patrick's Day weekend?

While mine had nothing to do really with the green-clad drinking festivities, it was still a blast.  Saturday night my middle-school dreams came true, as I finally got to see a They Might Be Giants concert.  And it was at the Vic to boot, which is one of my favorite venues.  The new TMBG album is rockin' and fun and the show was everything I hoped it could be.

Another interesting event:

Friday date-night fun at the Music Box - after filling our bellies full of tapas and sangria we went to see Eddie Pepitone present his documentary, The Bitter Buddha.  As a Pepitone fan it made me happy - but I think it's just a good documentary all around and if you're into the stand-up comedy and alt-comedy scene it's for sure worth a rental.  It was particularly interesting to see both in the film and in the theater audience the effect that podcasting has had on this culture.

St. Patrick's Day, Sunday, we did nothin'.  I'm not big on the Chicago celebration madness - even just going to the Vic was completely nuts on Saturday night.  So, like last year, hiding inside most of the day and drawing pictures and eating pancakes.  Later in the afternoon it was out to a quiet bar for some beer & sketch-bookin'

Where I finished up this little moleskine doodle of Alex

And then I just did some goofy doodles, while watching Leprechaun at Lock Down, ha!

Perfect St Patrick's day!

Here's some other fun new art stuffs:
These two monsters are now available in my Etsy Shop!

Along with a new embroidery piece

The rest of the week is going to be getting work finished for the two shows next month.
Lots of tiny sewing to do for Stitched!
And lots of painting and drawing to do for Saturday Morning Cartoons!
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice!



Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper

Just finished this one last night (this morning?)

She'll be on display next month in Chicago - details on that show soon :)


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Having a ton of fun, and losing a ton of sleep, in the sketchbook this week.

Still working on that catfish lady, not sure about her yet. Starting the other two paintings tonight though!

I think I have some sleep scheduled for Sunday. I'm pretty excited about that, too.

Labor Day Weekend

Thurs/Fri/Sat were pretty much spent at OhNo!Doom. The radical Adventure Time is off (but still Online!), and the Autumn is being slowly (but happily) welcomed in with The Grove

This show is lovely and full of surprises and little mysteries. I walked away with a particularly fantastic (and curiously disturbing) print by Teegan White.

Other Labor Day activities included:

Making new friends in unusual places

Dee-licious home grillin' and being lazy outside in the deep grass

Sketchbook Sketching. This fishy-lady will be painted and printed, along with some of her terrifying aquatic friends, for a show next month in New York state. Details on all of THAT later!

And of course,

Drinking with Goats and Friends.

..and as always, back to work. It was a long (long long long) day at the office today, but I'm thinking I can still get in a few good hours of paint.

Happy September, Internet. Who's ready for gourds and cider?!