CARRIE FISHER, REMEMBERED IN ART

We’re quickly approaching the one year anniversary of the day we lost beloved actress and icon, Carrie Fisher. Those of you that are familiar with my art and illustrations may remember the Princess Leia drawing I did several years ago:   As a result of her passing, sales of my print on Etsy went up and I wasn’t sure how to feel about that. It felt strange to profit from such sad news. Yet there were a lot of people {Read More}

A RETURN TO BLOGGING

Hello World! I obviously haven’t been blogging in a long time, but I’d like start up again. If for no other reason than that I enjoy being able to look back on things I posted and what art or music I was excited about. Those of you that follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter know what I’ve up to and that I opened a Society6 shop, check it out here! I’ve also added some new items to my Etsy {Read More}

MUM’S PAINTING

There’s no doubt about it, I get my artistic streak from my mum. I’m so excited to see that she’s still painting I thought I’d share it here. Keep on painting, Mum!  –S.

DEATH PINUP

When I was 15 I was obsessed with Death… and all of her siblings. Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman was my favorite comic and I couldn’t get enough. It was a good thing that I got to the party so late because there were already 6 years worth of stories to read. I loved the way that something from early on in the series would come up again so many issues later and make me think “Oh, that was clever” or {Read More}

PROPAGANDA: INDEPENDENCE FOR SCOTLAND

On this beautiful Independence Day here in the USA, I feel like it’s important to talk about the upcoming referendum in Scotland on September 18th 2014. If I could vote in this national referendum, which poses the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” my vote would be a resounding yes! Or as we say back in Scotland, “Aye!” I’m so excited for the referendum even if it doesn’t pass quite yet, I think it’s wonderful that the question is being {Read More}

AHSOKA TANO: ONE LOVELY JEDI

This drawing presented a challenge: make a highly stylized animated character look a little more realistic. I wanted Ahsoka to look  more like the Leia and Padmé drawings and less like she does in the Clone Wars serials, but it’s not like I could base her likeness on a human actress. What to do?! It took some thought but I came up with what I thought the tough little Togruta would look like if she was to be played by {Read More}

VALENTINE’S DAY PINUPS!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you love birds out there! To celebrate this day of love I did 5 adorable versions of a Valentine’s Day Pinup. Note the cheeky nip slip! Now go snuggle up to your Valentine!  –S.

LIGHTSABER GIF!

I’ve been posting screen shots on Facebook  of the Ahsoka Tano drawing I’m working on for my Star Wars ladies set, but I wanted to go a little more in depth so I made an animated gif! I’m still working on tightening up the outlines and I haven’t added the shading to most of the handle yet, but I’m almost done with one of Ahsoka’s lightsabers so I  thought before I’m finished I should show you my process in gif form. {Read More}

HELLO 2014!

Happy New Year! I haven’t been posting much lately because I’ve been busy redecorating. Do you have any cheap IKEA furniture that you are absolutely sick of looking at? Then try painting it! This morning I finished applying a finishing wax to some IKEA chairs I’ve had for about 10 years. If you have never used Annie Sloan’s chalk paint, I recommend it. One coat covers really well but allows the natural wood grain to show through giving a really {Read More}

KING KRULE AT THE INDEPENDENT

On Monday night I had the pleasure of seeing King Krule play at the Independent in SF with my bestie. I have to be honest, I wasn’t actually expecting that level of musicianship so I was pretty blown away when these kids got going. They came out on stage and they looked so young and fresh faced, but they played and conducted themselves like old pros that have been doing this for years. I generally don’t like to pull my {Read More}