Tuesday, December 30, 2014


My family is awesome. The other day we were all sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner. The radio was on and Nightmare, by Avenged Sevenfold started playing. At exactly the same time, about 30 seconds into the song when the guitars and drums start, everyone at the table started headbanging in unison. It was classic!

It's nice that we all share similar tastes in music!


Thursday, December 25, 2014

You Can Never Have Too Many Shoes

Here are the latest shoes I painted for Sweet Pea. This is Nyan Cat. According to Wikipedia,  Nyan Cat is the name of a YouTube video...which became an Internet meme. Nyan Cat has a Pop-Tart body and he flies through space leaving a rainbow trail. Apparently the video ranked at number 5 on the list of most viewed YouTube videos in 2011. You couldn't prove it by me. The only reason I'm aware of Nyan Cat is because Sweet Pea is a fan. But he is cute!

These shoes started out hot pink, but Sweet Pea isn't into pink so much anymore, so I covered all the pink. With some rainbow shoelaces, these are perfect!



Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Our Pal Fred

This is Fred.

Sorry to shock you like that, but I wanted to share. I only posted one of the two pictures though. You're welcome.

Fred lives in the basement. And I suppose in the grand scheme of things - in a world full of scary, dangerous, deadly things, Fred is small potatoes. But when it comes to critters living in my house, he's still larger than I like. Way smaller than a mouse, sure, but no where near as cute.

Sweet Pea thinks I'm out of my mind because I've named him. She just wants him gone. But he's lived behind the freezer for at least a year now, if not longer. He doesn't move around. He doesn't creep up behind me. He's never bitten me. I think he's probably eaten other yucky things that have crossed his path. All in all, he's not so bad. He didn't even twitch or complain in the least when I took his picture (I drew the line at taking a selfie of us).

And what alternatives do I have really? I have three options -
1. Leave him be
2. Squish him
3. Move him

Moving him would require catching him and touching him. Nuh-uh!

Squishing him would involve those awful bug-crunching noises and spider screams. [shudder] And possibly chasing him down which may involve biting and spider-revenge if he gets away.

So leaving him be is really the best option. If he was wandering around the basement and surprising me by walking across the counter or my toothbrush or something, that would be different. But since he's not I say live and let live.

I'm  not sure I should have taken his picture though. He looks much more menacing in these pictures - I can see his eyes and every joint in his many legs and his shiny pelt :)  [shudder again]


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bundercorn or Uni-Bun?

And while we're on the topic of Bunderfluff, I will bore you with one more rabbit-related post.

When we first got Bunderfluff from the State Fair we suspected he had had a hair cut - a little trimming of the head fur to make him show-worthy. And yes, our suspicions have been confirmed. Now that his hair has grown out we discovered that he has quite a spectacular and entertaining fuzz-horn:

Normally it doesn't stick straight up like this but I think it would be neglectful to not style it and take photos. Now we just need to get out the hair fur gel.

And we still haven't decided if he's a uni-bun, or a Bundercorn.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Bun

  And without further ado,

          BunderFluff Nibblenubbins!

He's a funny, sweet, little bunny!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

An Oldie, But a Goodie

I did this one quite a while ago but I've always liked it. The reflections on the glass are a bit distracting and the glass is a bit spattered with paint right now that I was too lazy to clean, but you get the idea. If I ever re-do this there are a few things I'd do differently, but overall I'm very happy with it.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Bird on a Ball

  Sorry for the poor photography, but here's another little bird - gotta love 'em:


Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Bit of Fun

A bit of fun from my sketchbook:


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fun With Color

When it comes to watercolor, this one is more my style - free, easy, just some splashes of color. You can come up with some interesting things.It's not anything in particular, just some fun with color.