1 Eeee WordPress excitement!

Hello everyone. I'm officially crossing my first "30 before 30" item off my checklist by transferring my Blogger blog to WordPress. Please refresh your Google Reader and bookmarks by heading on over to my new blog home at youwannatalkjive.com.

As always, thanks for reading. I'll be posting more frequently now that I have the power of WordPress on my side.

Hugs and kisses and puppy dog tails,



3 30 Before 30

I like lists. I make lists of things I've already accomplished that day, just to feel the satisfaction of crossing it off. If you were to dump my purse out, Breakfast Club-style, you would discover slips of crumpled paper with crossed out scribbles. I also like deadlines, which is why I jumped on the Bucket List bandwagon and created a 30 before 30 list (see right). I have four years left to accomplish this realistic, yet challenging list (unless the Apocalypse goes and messes up my plans), so I expect you guys to hold me to it! Are any of you making lists of your own (101 in 1001 days, etc.), and what challenges have you faced thus far? Thanks to Susan and Brooke for the inspiration!


0 A change is gonna come

Almost home.

It's been a while since I've posted because this year has been nonstop change. I have a ton of hope for the future and even more change coming. This week brings moving into a new place, where I can't wait to capture stray bats and create memories with my favorite person (and Betty White).

In other news, my chipmunk wall art is now on sale at Urban Outfitters. Be sure to check it out online or find it at a store near you.



6 The airport exhibition has finally taken off (terrible airplane pun intended)!

I apologize for the chirping crickets around here as of lateI've been busy creating new critters for my show! "Say Hello to my Little Friends" is now on exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport and will be on display from May through November 2010. Check out some of my newest friends below:
Love at First Shock
When a jellyfish gets stung by a fellow jelly, the only cure is kisses.
Beep, meep, moop!
Zebra finches are boisterous singers and rock at karaoke.
I want a pet jerboa now, plzthnxbai.
Under the Sea
Sebastian the crab knows how to jam and cut a mean rug.
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and memerp.

The unveiling of the show took place today in Terminal B at the Philadelphia International Airport. The show is still not completely installed (the sign on the left will have a poster with information about the show) and these aren't the professional photos yet (the color is a wee bit off-the floor is a bright green), but I figured it couldn't hurt to give you all a sneak peek! The show is on display for ticketed members only, so if you find yourself flying in or out of Philadelphia, be sure to keep an eye out for it.

Thanks to CityPaper for the coverage of my show! This was a wonderful opportunity to have my work on display in front of swarms of people and I can't thank the folks at the airport enough. I am already in the midst of beginning my new series, which will be a year-long process. More details within the month, pinky swear!



4 What's New: Urban Outfitters & PAWS for charity updates!

From Canada to California, my friends have been showing me love by sending me photos of themselves with my journals at nationwide Urban Outfitters. I am so lucky to have support from you all, so thank you for being your fantabulous selves.

I am excited to announce that this won't be the last of my work hitting stores at Urban Outfitters. Wall art with my chipmunk illustration printed on wood will soon be offered, hopefully by the summertime, so I'll be sure to keep you in the loop about when to look out for those too!

The Paws for Charity 2010 Art Book Project, featuring a dog photo from yours truly, will be available to order beginning April 1st. April is Cancer Awareness Month, so be sure to show your support for breast cancer awareness by ordering your copy soon.


1 Coming Soon: Paws For Charity Art Book

I'm excited to announce that one of my pet photographs will be featured in The 2010 Paws For Charity Art Book. The project received over 300 submissions, with 65 artists from around the world selected for the final book. Along with photographs and artwork of dogs and cats, the book contains photos of the artist, information about them and a statement in their own words. All proceeds from the sale of the 2010 Paws for Charity Art Book will be donated to the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade. Sara Harley, who runs Paws for Charity, is an amazing woman who lost her mother, sister and brother to cancer and now works toward raising funds for charities by celebrating our pets. The book should be available to order by April 1st, so be sure to stay updated by visiting the blog at Paws for Charity.



0 Artist(s) of the day: Illustration