Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Adding Collage to Comics and Cartoons

I’ve been experimenting with adding collage elements to my comics and cartoons. Most collage pieces I add are my hand painted papers. I used to see these as too precious to cut up but now I really enjoy jumping in there and cutting and pasting.

Zebra and Darlene Character Sketches

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Bobby Thread Cartoon

Diary Comics are based on daily observations. I love finding material for cartoons and comics by watching and listening. This is hubby and his mom. 100% of it true! Argh!


Monday, March 5, 2018

Paper Doll Club


I'm making paper dolls because I am in a paper doll club! Here are the first ones I made for partner Zina Cate. I chose a traditional theme remembering paper dolls I played with as a child.



 The paper doll club involves members swapping handmade paper dolls on a monthly basis. The group is hosted by a dear friend of mine and mixed- media artist, Jackie-Paninski-Neal. We've only just begun so if you have questions or would like to join please email Jackie here: Kampyarts@gmail.com

Take a peek at Jackie's creative and beautiful blog world at: Creating Without Crayons   She has recently been published and featured in Stampington magazines.

Our first swap is happening now and we decided to have the theme for the doll open to artist interpretation. My swap friend for this month is the talented Zina Cate. See more of her work and her princess paper dolls here:   Zina Cate Facebook Page

The title of her doll is "Metamorphosis." No more talking...let's take a look at "Metamorphosis."

She is standing on my art table and greets me every time I enter the room.

Soulful eyes and the spirit of creative energy. WOW!

I love this dream.

The skirt has my attention. I love books and I love the work she put into layering the text from a book.

WOW! She is 13 inches tall.

Fancy shoes for dancing the butterfly dance under a full moon.

The detail of this backing is awesome.
Love to you Zina Cate for sending me this original dream doll of yours.  For now she is in my studio but I bet she ends up on my Christmas tree this year! What a joyful creation.

This is a wonderful group of artists that will be sharing paper creations all year! Maybe I'll see there.

Cheers and Hugs,

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Day to Day Inspiration

Sometimes when I make simple creative things, with simple creative materials, well, I relax a lot, I have fun, and I come up with ideas.

When I feel stuck I usually need to get out of my own way, so I slow down and play. I go back to my childhood art projects and games such as:

-play board games
-coloring books and crayons
-paper dolls
-clay and pla-doh
-finger paint
-jump rope
-bounce a ball against the wall
-lie on the grass and look up at the sky
-take a night walk and look at the moon and stars
-cut strips of paper with scissors
-and make paper chains

Hope you find some time to play today,

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Roz Chast Inspiration

Cartoonist Roz Chast cracks me up! I love that nervous looking line in her drawings.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Diary Comic "Horse Fast Food" January 19, 2018.

January 19, 2018.

Note: This stuff really happens in the convenience store world.