Saturday, December 17, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Putting Aidan to good use in order to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season from me and my Wooden Rose friends :)

Monday, November 21, 2011


I just finished working my way through the Buffy series for at least the 5th or 6th time. I will never get tired of it! While I know that many prefer Spike as the hottest vampire in the series, and though I do agree that Spike is quite bad a**, I have always been and always will be an Angel girl at heart. And so in honor of him, I could not resist cooking up this little doodle, just for fun :)

Monday, October 24, 2011


I conjured up this little horror art piece in honor of Halloween. Onryo is a spirit from Japanese folklore that returns to haunt the world of the living to seek vengeance, and most of the time it is female. Yes, I may have been a teeny bit inspired by The Grudge ;)

A print of this (and something else) will be on display at the Revenge of Freeky Fright Nights Art Show in Boston this weekend. Check it out if you are around and need something to get you in a Halloweeny mood!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Edward Scissorhands

I made this for Fanartica's potpourri week - a tribute to Edward Scissorhands. I was obsessed with this movie when I was in high school.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Here is a recent page from my webcomic, Wooden Rose. It was inspired by illuminated manuscripts like the Book of Kells, which I am a big fan of. Cranshee is a word I invented for a creature I made up. It is based on two Gaelic words: crann, which means 'tree', and sidhe, which means 'people of the mounds', in other words, faeries. If you want to know more about my tree faeries, read my comic :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I recently began taking a Salsa dance class and am really enjoying it. I was inspired to doodle about it here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Adventure Time

Our current Fanartica topic is Adventure Time! I contributed Lady Rainicorn and Marshall Lee. Seeing them next to each other makes me realize how opposite they are, haha. Check out the fun stuff everyone else is doing! :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Jane Eyre

Here's another series that I did for our Fanartica tumblr. The topic was 'classic novels', and since my favorite book - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - happens to be a classic novel, I decided to spend the fleeting two weeks focusing on it alone.

Monday, August 29, 2011

What If

I just could not resist this bit of fun. He is the doctor after all. What if this was his real secret? ;)

(Wooden Rose + Doctor Who)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Studio Ghibli + Wes Anderson

A few of my artist friends recently started a fan art tumblr called Fanartica. The current topic we chose is a mashup - Studio Ghibli meets Wes Anderson. We had the option of choosing one topic or mixing them together. Here are my three submissions. I'm such a huge Ghibli fan that I decided to focus mostly there, but I could not resist giving the mashup idea a shot with my Fantastic Mr. Totoro. Go check out the other awesome pieces that my friends are cranking out!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Part of Your World

"What would I give to live where you are?
What would I pay to stay here beside you?
What would I give to see you smiling at me?"

-Ariel, The Little Mermaid

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

For some reason I felt a need to paint a lion with a pretty lady companion. I had so much fun doing one that I decided to make it into a series. I wish I could have a pet lion in real life without him eating me :P

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Here are the last of my sketches from Europe: Rome. Please excuse the sculpted stone nudity :P

Friday, July 15, 2011

WTD: Scent

The word for "What the Doodle?" this week was scent. I could not help thinking of smelling salts. I've always had a fascination with the strange practices of the 19th century. And they make fun cartoons.

See what others came up with over on our Creative Juices blog.

Monday, June 27, 2011

WTD: Enclose

Here's my contribution to Friday's "What the Doodle?" The word was enclose. We got some great pieces this time around. Check them all out over on our Creative Juices blog.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


It's officially summer, and summer in Boston never fails to remind me of Japan. It has the same kind of heat and humidity, and sometimes even the same smells. So here's a little nostalgic ode to Japan. This goldfish catching game is common during summer festivals. You get a little paper net that tears easily when it gets wet. If you can catch a fish with it, you get to take it home!

Friday, June 17, 2011


More sketches from Europe, this time Florence. All of them are of sculptures, except for the one of the girl drawing, which is my sister, Kay.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

In Memory

I created this in loving memory of one of the greatest wizards of all time, Albus Dumbledore. I always felt like the movies never quite did him justice, so I tried to give him the warmth and sparkle that I imagine when I read the books. And of course he's not Dumbledore without Fawkes. :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

WTD: Mucky

The "What the Doodle?" word for this week was mucky. Here's what I came up with. Check out what everyone else did over on our Creative Juices blog!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Paris for Real

I just returned from an amazing two weeks of traveling around four of the greatest cities in Europe with my sister, Kay. We did a lot of walking around, which got pretty tiring, so we made good use of our rest stops by sitting and sketching. Often this happened in art museums, so I have a lot of drawings of classical sculptures. Here's what I took from our first city, Paris. Locations were the Louvre, Musee Dorsay, and the street outside the Catacombs.