3 Recent additions to the menagerie!

Here's the slew of new critters for my upcoming solo show! The chipmunk is the tiniest of the series, measuring 7.5 x 6. I totally want to carry it around in my pocket all day and sing "Wooly Bully" in a chipmunk voice. This further confirms the fact that I need more friends.
ZOMG! It's a Yoda fox!One! Two! Three Figs! AH AH AH AH AH!

PS. Everyone who has seen the bat illustration so far has mentioned that it has same eyes as our neurotic dog, Betty White:

PPS. She loves it when I dress her up in little dog clothes.

PPPS. That was sarcasm.

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I have a lot to be thankful for these past few weeks. First, I'd like to thank DailyCandy Philadelphia for the wonderful article about my animal series, "say hello to my little friends."

Thanks to Jena at Modish for the sweet post about my furry little critters!

Design for Mankind, Badder Homes and Gardens and Supah Cute are among the others who featured my work and made me squeal with their kind words. I also managed to snag a spot on the Etsy homepage twice in one week, which was a first for me!

Lots of other excitement is in the works, including a partnership with the Pennsylvania SPCA, which has me jumping for joy since I have been hoping to get more involved with them for quite some time.

I have ten more days to complete my critter series before I hang my show at Café Estelle. I just need to finish two more exotic pets (an opossum and a kinkajou) in order to reach 20 pieces. I think I could whip out 21 if I really tried, but I like the number 20 more. I'm kind of obsessive compulsive like that.

In other news, I became an aunt on Friday the 13th! I can't wait to get started on her mural :)


0 Welcome DailyCandy Readers!

Monkey Trouble

I'd like to thank DailyCandy in advance for giving me some sugahhh on their website tomorrow!! I am so thankful for the amazing opportunity to share the screen with so many other fabulous artists. I have my girl Rakia to thank for introducing me to the lovely Meredith of DailyCandy Philadelphia. I'd also like to give some lovin' to Hana at Supah Cute for the sweet write-up about my critter art!

I have twenty more days to finish five more pieces for my solo show at Cafe Estelle, which should be interesting to try to accomplish considering my weekdays and nights are eaten up by my job. Speaking of eating, the next three weekends will be dedicated to drawing on the couch while eating an abundance of cookies (why did the Girl Scout cookie season have to end!? whyyyyyy!?!).

I've added prints of all of my critters to my Etsy shop in the following sizes: 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, but if anyone has any special requests for different sizes or finishes, let me know!


3 Chock Full O' Critter News!

There is nothing I enjoy more than having a lazy snow day with the hubby while drawing fetching, fuzzy pets and sipping hot chocolate. Speaking of cute critters, I'm no longer working from home so I am really starting to miss being surrounded by our apartment full of rambunctious animals. I feel like a guilt stricken mom who has to drop her kids off at day care before work. Seriously, I am going through major adorable animal withdrawal. I suppose that's what Cute Overload is for.

Anywho, here are the most recent critters from my say hello to my little friends series! The last animals of the series will be a monkey, prairie dog, short-tailed opposum, skinny pig and degu. Hopefully I'll have 20 of these suckers by April 3rd when my opening reception at Café Estelle rolls around.

Pepé Le Poo

The Year of the Splinter

I've been mailing my promotional postcards for the past week, but if I've forgotten anyone, feel free to leave a comment and I'll send one your way!

Be on the lookout for my new line of tinymeat artist accessories within the next month! I don't want to spoil anything, but there might be a bunnytastic wallet and squirrely passport case available in the near future. Ok, so maybe I did want to spoil it. I couldn't be more thrilled to be involved with these guys!

For those of you who are local to the Philadelphia area, tonight is Mew Gallery's 3rd annual "Pay the Rent" auction & raffle event, which I have donated a few of my prints to, so be sure to check it out and show your support!

I've also snagged a summer group show at Steel City Coffee House in Phoenixville, where a few of my exotic pets will be on display from May through July. After completing my exotic pet project, I'll be working on a series of birds drawn on wood, which will be unveiled at my next solo show at Philadelphia's Studio 27.28 in February 2010, which seems like forever from now, but I'm sure it will be here before you know it!

As always, thanks for reading & enjoy your week (is anyone else excited as heck for the release of Watchmen?)