Monday, February 20, 2012

Queen Crafter

For Portraits we had to do a portrait of a public figure using objects relating to them. This is Carol Duvall, the woman I learned needle felting from via television (The Carol Duvall Show.) I used thread, embroidery floss, fabric, buttons, and a zipper on top of a ground of gouache and acrylic. It could use more buttons/hair to make it complete, but for now it's done. Sorry for the Snot, Craft Queen!

Monday, January 30, 2012


In-class color portraits- colored pencil, each took about one hour. Imagine Martin Luther King Jr. with dreads and I think this is what you would get.

Friday, December 16, 2011


So we had to do a fashion piece based on a recent movie or movie that hasn't come out yet, and I was assigned Dragonslayer, a documentary style movie about broke-ass punks who skateboard in abandoned swimming pools and whatnot. Pretty much what I got from the previews was a bunch of young people who skateboarded and did drugs and talked crap about how the government was bringing them down or something, and overall the whole feel of the preview to me was pretty sparse and bleak. And so, my piece is sparse and bleak, which pretty much expresses my feelings about the film to a T.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


My senior thesis that I am working on is designing, making, and creating packaging/promotional work for a line of stuffed animals, the theme of which is "Bionic Body Parts." So in other words, I'm making robot organs! They are made out of different kinds of vinyl and pleather, with the features embroidered on. The ears stick together with magnets which I think are the most fun thing ever, so in future organs you'll be seeing a lot of that! These are the four I've documented. They are tentatively named: Metal Heart, Billy the Kidney, the Siamese Ears, and Shutter Eye.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

More Paper Dolls

There's only one more after this, and then the semester is done...
I've only done two dolls per week for the last three assignments since I've been so busy, but I prefer dressing two dolls to dressing one and accessorizing two others, so there!

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's business, it's business ti~iimme

Heyo, these are the starting point for my business cards. I only ordered 25, for my presentation in Professional Development, because sometime within the next couple months I will be purchasing a domain name and will have my own professional artist's email. For now, I'm still at my micamail and using the basic Cargo Collective website. The dog and lettering are both hand-embroidered.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


This assignment involved doing a 10x10 calendar illustration, and the month I got was ~October~, definitely one of my favorite months. It's not excessively Halloweeny since we were told to avoid holiday cliches so I made it in the spirit of fall, with creepy hand-leaves that aren't actually creepy at all...