Monday, December 5, 2011


It's hard to trust a guy who breaks into your house and eats your cookies.

I got my eye on you Klaus...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lets hear it for the boys..

Specifically my crazy cats. As you can see above Bozley's new favorite obsession is to get as close as possible when I'm boiling artichokes. I have to create a barricade using dishes and pots. He is a definite risk taker.
And..... he has taught himself how to turn on the light switches. Thanks for helping with the energy bill buddy.

And look, thanks to Stacey were getting ready for kitty Santa!

Boz is pretty excited
Spanky thinks he is to old for Christmas, nice try.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Late Thanksgiving!

Did a 7 day liver cleanse for my birthday/thanksgiving, saw the Muppet Movie, Breaking Dawn and Hugo in 3-D. Good time was had by all.

PS- Never enough gravy was it Dad.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Just a little vintage preschool Halloween for ya.

Happy 11-11-11

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Yup that is pretty much my life right now.
Work is its CRAZIEST for the last 2 months before the end of the year.
Which means a ton of high profile deadlines, Oh Papa!

Plus keyboard practice, working on my books, tons of different volunteering, Cat Parkour and of course the ushe - eat/sleep/gym/breathe etc.

Hopefully I'll be better over the thanksgiving break but who knows!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lets get silly ya'll

Sometimes life is a little intense. Great and amazing by also exhausting and intense.
So when I sense that feeling is creeping up on me I try to get silly and laugh as much as possible.
Stupid it may be but it usually saves the day everytime.
So with that in mind enjoy the following delights.

First up, Check out this costume!! If they made it for cats I swear I would get Spanky to rock this. Just looking at this costume cracks me up.
I would also create a fake city for him to attack if he ever wore something so amazing.
PS - I love dinosaurs..RAWR!

Not much to say about this one except it makes me laugh and reminds me of all those cheesy prom photos out there. Something so wrong its right about this one.

And last but not least Carl.
The first time I saw this delight I laughed so hard. It is the stupidest and most obvious jokes that usually crack me up, or a really bad pun.

Enjoy and try to be a little silly every day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sooo....where have I been

Working on a ton of projects!
But more importantly hanging with my NY bff Brianna while she's in town with a hint of Jackie for good measure.
Sometimes partying takes precedence.

Oh, and I've read 6 new books. Its hard to stop once you've started!

More to come one day soon!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Speaking of powerful

I recently found an amazing website for women and girls of all ages:

They are doing some important work in building the self worth of women/girls and helping to change destructive tendencies.

The picture above is from one of my favorite blog posts found here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hungry no more..

Whew, where do I start.
I have been hearing rumblings about this trilogy for roughly a year from different friends but for one reason or another haven't gotten around to reading the books until now.
Which I finished in 2 days, yes all three in 2 days, and they were work days y'all.
That's how good they were.

Very powerful.
I am so grateful they are popular and that teens especially are reading and devouring these books.
We need to be reminded that at the core we are all human and the same.
No better and no worse just faced with different challenges, locations and upbringings that shape our perceptions about life.
With everything going on in the world I think that is a message we all need, especially the young people who are discovering who they are and how they wish to treat each other.

And how important and ok it is to question leadership that you know in your gut feels wrong.

I won't say much more, just that you should read the books.
And... maybe the next time someone drives you crazy take a breath and try to look at them through the eyes of someone who loves them.

Bonus - quick sketch of the character Effie. Couldn't resist.


Monday, September 12, 2011


Numb [nĘŚm]
adj. numb·er, numb·est
1. Deprived of the power to feel or move normally; benumbed: toes numb with cold; too numb with fear to cry out.
2. Emotionally unresponsive; indifferent:

Pretty much how I'm feeling today.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Just a little handmade card to say hi to one of my dear punk lovin friends.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rockin Kid Party + Single kid/less lady = the inevitable

What am I talking about perchance? A classic cold.
Would I do it again, heck yes.
I like to party.
An my peps are fantastic.
But happy to say I'm on the mend and almost ready to be back in action thanks to a little TLC from sir Spankington. Boz however was distracted by his own tail.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dweeb Rock!

Behold, a new logo I created for my friend Jackie's band "Dweeb Rock".
Can't wait to see it on a rad baseball Tee!

PS - I just joined the band on keyboards. Look out San Diego we is a comin!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Ezra!

A little card for my favorite 1 year old.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hooray for the SCBWI!

That's right I am back from the amazing 40th SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) 3 day LA conference and am bursting with info and inspiration!
I met tons of amazing writers & illustrators and learned so much.
Some of my faves were Judy Blume, John Scieszka, Henery Winkler(Aka the Fonz), Gary Paulsen and so many more!

(Here's a pic of me with John Scieszka getting some of his rad books signed!)

For those of you interested here is the official conference blog here!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cat Attack!

These photos crack me up so hard.
Some are sweet but some ended up looking like serious German expressionist art photos.........but of cats.....and yes I am easily amused, thanks for asking.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

What can I say.
Dad, missing you today so much.
I sure was lucky you were mine.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Doodle Drop - Punks

Click to enlarge if you dare!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cat Chat

That's right folks, its the premier episode. Enjoy! bout some nip?

Doodle Drop Begins!

Fav new freestyle drawing technique is as follows:
Close my eyes, drop my pen on a index card, open eyes and create something based on whatever squiggle appears.
Really helps me stretch, I love it.
Click to enlarge if you dare!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

True Story Alert

That's pretty much the full story.
Boz ate a purple ribbon he secretly dug outta my trash can, the vet and I had no idea what was wrong, he was sick for 10 days and almost died, I shot water into his mouth using a plastic syringe every hour, he almost got surgery, he pooped it out and was happy and ate again.

The End.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Boz is alive!!

I promise a longer post soon but wanted to say thank god Boz is alive!
It was really touch and go for about 2 weeks and he almost didn't make it but I'm happy to report he has made a complete recovery and is once again his rascally self.
In the meantime here is one of the cutest videos ever:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Today was lousy

Poor sweet Bozley is very sick.
Somehow he must have eaten something he shouldn't have but the vet and I are clueless.
If he makes it through the next couple days and starts keeping food down we should be ok.
If not it most likely means something is lodged in his stomach which would be terrible but we'll cross that bridge if we come to it.
Boz has been very clingy to Spanky who has been very sweet and stayed by his side.
Please think positive thoughts for little Boz!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Here's the card I made for my mom based on the glorious poppies in her garden.

Love you so much, thanks for all you do, your amazing!
Luv Barbie