Friday, January 30, 2009

The Crypt of DOOM!!

Well, one of my many goals for the last year or so has finally come to fruition, I've been promising myself I'd open and online shop and thanks to Etsy I can finally cross that off my list.

Right now there is just the one item, but I hope to post things from time to time, like the Squid Apron, some guitars and other paintings.

So please feel free to stop by The Crypt of DOOM!! and see what's taking place from time to time.

Oh,and in case you were curious, the AWESOME photographs of the apron could not have been achieved with out the help of my good friend the Ambitious Misfit and Nicole the model. Here's one of my personal favorites from the shoot. . . I just love the expression on her face!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Something New and Blue. . . Something Borrowed Too

No, I'm not getting married, but the saying worked so well I used it. And yes the something old is actually borrowed (kinda).

Anyway, the something blue and something new is actually 3 very tiny paintings.

Carlos' Grandmother is Turning 90 today and I wanted to give her something small to keep close. So one of these adorable 1.5"x2" paintings, based on my babies Isis and Nico, will be keeping Abulita company, and hopefully close to her heart.

The something old and borrowed is actually very old and "borrowed" from my parents. When I was 13 I was in my 'Disney Phase' as I call it, and every month for almost 4 years I did a 'magazine' cover. Not having cable when I grew up, we never had the Disney Channel and I didn't find out til I was older and had grown out of my phase that there really was a "Disney Magazine" that I guess was kinda like a TV guide for the channel or something. Anyway, just for giggles, I scanned one of the oldest one's from 1991 and one of the last from the set made in 1994. It was a complete hoot when I stumbled upon these atrocities of my childhood, but heartwarming at the same time. Nothing took me back to my childhood quicker than these drawings done in cheap marker/color pencil and glittery fabric paint. . . I should be embarrassed, but I'm not.

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Brainstorming my next apron. Found some cute sushi fabric and thought it might be fun to do another baby squid.