Monday, September 17, 2012

Wayne White!!!

This weekend I was thrilled beyond belief to meet one of my artistic soul-mates and hero's Wayne White.
He has a new documentary out about his life called "Beauty is Embarrassing". Check it out below:



I teared up so many times I lost count and when he spoke after I was delighted to find a genuine, unpretentious, uplifting and amazing human being. For crying out loud he helped create Pee-Wee's Playhouse!!

Here I am with his huge LBJ head. I need to get back in the studio!!

And with the man himself! He was sooo sweet, I know we must be related some how our brains are to alike!
Hooray for being re-inspired when I needed it most.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

RIP Dear Spanky

Spankington (Spanky) Von Muller Nov 02, 2006- Sept 09, 2012.


Last Sunday was a sad day. An early morning biker woke me with a call that Spanky had been hit by a car.
I'm still not sure that is what happened or if he had a brain aneurysm since his body didn't have a mark on it and he looked peaceful. Although I miss him terribly I am grateful for the wonderful week he had right before the end. I just moved into a room at a spacious house with a big backyard and a cat door.
It was his Disneyland, I've never seen him so happy.


He was even able to host one final Garage sale last Saturday and was of course the toast of the neighborhood.


There never was or will be a legendary cat like you sweet Spanky. I'm sure Rufus is happy to see you.
Miss you little friend.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Am I insane?


Possibly, since I am voluntarily moving yet again! That's right folks, this weekend in fact.
So if you currently have my address you will receive an e-mail with my new one soon and throw away my home number since its been disconnected and use my cell.

Big life changes beginning!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ShE-RaWk!


Sorry for the lack of posts but Jackie and I are feverishly workin on the debut album "And so it begins..." for our 80's goth girl electro duo ShE-RaWk!.
Three songs down and hoping to finish the other 4 by next month, but in the meantime enjoy the album cover.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Yay for San Mateo!


One thing I am loving about living in San Mateo is the nature trails. From the bay trail/bay cats to the Crystal Spring Trail shown above. Went today and as always love it despite the bikers. In this little secluded spot a deer family was eating some marsh grass (If you click on the pic and enlarge you can see it).
It was awesome. That is all.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Karaoke Nite!


Here's a little sketch I did of the awesome Karaoke scene at a local cute bar.
The scene is rad because the DJ "Roger Niner" is phenomenal!!
He is so silly, talented, fun and harmonizes with everyone.
The peeps featured are some of the regular rock stars he sings with.
Good times!! Can't wait to go back.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

iphone doodle


Sloppy yes! The iphone drawing pad is definitely great for that since you have to use your finger as the pencil.
The more I feel pressure to have clean perfect lines when creating the more I want to rebel.
Its just in my nature.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom



Wes Anderson is one of my favorite modern day filmmakers so I've been awaiting his latest masterpiece Moonrise Kingdom for a while. Today I finally saw it and it didn't disappoint!!
This one is the closest to Rushmore he has come in a while and I was in heaven.
If you want eye candy and a great time treat yourself and see it while in theaters. But be quick since I heard its a limited release.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sticker Flashback

Remember these stickers? They were awesome. I wish they would bring them back.
That is all.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!



This is for you Mom, love you so much!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I Love Roller Derby

What do you do when work's got you stressed out and you need to release some aggression? Go to a roller derby show!! Saw one tonight and it was fantastic as always. Here's my fake black eye to show my support for the players-
Here's the Bay Area Derby Girls in action-
Long live Roller Derby!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

RIP Maurice Sendak

What is going on! Seriously two big life influences dying back to back! What a bummer. Maurice Sendak was a huge hero of mine. Where the wild thing are is a masterpiece.

I"m sad to see this day come.

Friday, May 4, 2012

RIP Adam Yauch

Oh NO!! I was so sad to hear this news today. The Beastie Boys had a huge impact on my life and Adam Yauch was always my favorite and secret crush. They were such a life line in high school and really made me feel there were other silly, goofy and creative crazy people out there like me.
Not only their music but also the hilarious and fantastic videos. I made a tape of my favorite videos and used to watch it everyday, "So What cha want" and Sabotage" never got old, even to this day! Sabotage hit my exact funnybone and hard....no seriously, my bff Brianna and were already making homemade horror and puppet videos with crazy wigs and props so we were in heaven when it hit. Sheer Heaven.
When Adam found Buddhism the lyrics really began to evolve and became more meaningful and I felt like I was evolving at the same time.

Some of my Fave videos:

Oh Adam, I miss you so! Too Soon!!
Thank you for helping me through high school.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Is nothing sacred

I was lucky enough to grow up next to an amazing park, "Serra Park" and aside from a rad man made stream,tennis court, and 2 large grass areas it had a steamboat play ground with swings. It was Sooo fantastic, I spent most of my childhood hanging out there. Here's a not so great pic (Its all I could find!):
I just heard today that they tore it down, SAD! Seriously no modern plastic playground is as cool as this awesome old wooden ship was. These times they are a changing and in this case thumbs down.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Finally Updated my Wall!

It took me forever but I finally updated my ever changing art wall. This time with the main character from my latest book dummy.



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Just when things get a little quiet...

Someone breaks into your car! That's right folks, this pic was taken the day after but last night around 10pm at a semi local Safeway I returned from a 10 min shopping spree oranges in hand to find this treat waiting for me.
The karmic justice is that what they stole was my snazzy gym bag(which also doubles as luggage) and I had just finished working out 15 minutes before. All they scored was my sweaty gym clothes an old ipod and unfortunately my phone.

Soooo If you have my cell phone number please don't call or text it since it has been disconnected. Sometime soon I should have a new number but for now I'm still phone shopping.

On the bonus side here is what the boys did while I waited for my car window to be repaired:
Spanky said "A Bird!!"
Boz looking demure
Looks like Spanky's running for city Council with Boz as his running mate.
And classic cuteness.

Good Times.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sheldon





That's right, I love me some Big Bang Theory. Sheldon especially!!Can't wait to see what happens next with him and Amy.
Rock, Paper,Scissors, Lizard, Spock ya'll.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad & Don!

Thats right a happy birthday to my sweet Dad and his twin brother Don. Miss you guys.
As a birthday bonus ~ I found this twin strawberry in my basket. Looks like its doing the splits!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BBall is Back!!



Well my department at work has just finished moving off Stanford campus onto porter drive to a fancy new building. Way to fancy for me, especially since we all have to be extra fancy to fit the building. However, I found a bright spot!
Around some bushes in the building behind us there is a basketball hoop!! I haven't played basketball since I was in junior high and I can't imagine why not. So strange since I always loved it. Used to be on the church team back in grade school days. Luckily someone left a ball out there too! Hurray!
I've been playing everyday since and its all coming back. Its ON!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Jackie!!


Love you bff, hope its the best ever.
Fun stuff planned!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Magnum PI


Oh Magnum, How I miss you and your stach and your white pants.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Children's book cover mock up

Just a few cover mock ups I did for a friends children's book titled Ellie.





Not quite there yet but getting closer.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1 Year later

Thinking about my sweet pops today. It's been a year since he passed.
I think about him every day.
It may sound strange but I know he's around when I need him most just as he was when he was here. So although I'm sad I'm happier he is free.
Just a little glimpse of his amazing and full life:


















In memory I hung out at his grave for a while & spruced it up with Yellow roses and flags.

(Sorry the picture is so bad but I took it with my phone)

Went to a late breakfast(he loved breakfast, eggs specifically and purple jam on toast), Finally Fixed some broken furniture around the house with the help of my cats, watched the Muppet Show(Of course a Swedish chef episode), said "Hhheeeello Dere" to everyone I met and thought about those amazing big hands of his.
So huge and rough from a lifetime of hard work, hard living and war. He could crush you with a lumberjack hug or a hand on the shoulder but in the same moment gently pet one of our cats.
He always over fed them, he just couldn't help it.
He wore this red CAMP sweatshirt with CAMP in blue letters Cherie Scoffield gave him until it fell apart. It was so ratty by the end but he loved it. That was his uniform when I was in high school. That sweatshirt, a beat up pair of jeans and his Navy blue cardboard shoes.
He was a fearless genius but a Iowa farm boy at heart.