Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Read Illustration

I'm trying to do more black and white for the portfolio. I had a few pieces, but decided I didn't like them and threw them all out. I've been inspired now that I have recovered from the Christmas doldrums and feel energetic and creative again!

Illustration Friday - Peace

Here's this week's Illustration Friday, "Peace." I have actually participated for two weeks in a row! It's been a long time since I've done that.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Pride and Prejudice the Comic Book, page 15

Pages 15 - 19 of the Pride and Prejudice Comic Book are now posted over at Flickr.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Bags at Copacetique!

Copacetique has a new stash of my bags available, as well as a whole slew of incredibly cute items! I especially love the necklaces from Art School Dropout.

We are girls!

We are girls! We are multicultural! We are awesome!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Giant powdered wig

I have been developing a bit of an obsession with ladies with big powdered wigs lately. Maybe it's all those commercials for the Marie Antoinette movie that were airing not too long ago. Maybe I'll develop this into an illustration for Cinderella, or some other fairy tale.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I Shop Indie Gift Guide - buy handmade for the holidays!

With Black Friday fast approaching (the day after Thanksgiving), I wanted to post about the new I Shop Indie Gift Guide!

Instead of the rampant consumerism that characterizes Black Friday, consider buying handmade this holiday season. The I Shop Indie gift guide has gift suggestions for Guys, Girls, Mom and Dad, Coworkers, and more!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

New purses!

I just finished a whole slew of new bags which will be posted to the website soon!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Spot illustrations

Nutrition can be fun! Just finished this illustration project for a nutrition chart.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Girls' Revolutionary Army Paintings

Here are two of my paintings in the Girls' Revolutionary Army series. I just recently put them up on our website.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Spam is weird

Not spam the food product, but spam the email, although spam the food product is equally weird.

But, here's something I've never seen before: Pride and Prejudice spam! I just got this in my email. Of course there was some mysterious attachment. This is the text of the email, in which there are vaguely recognizable phrases from P&P, all jumbled up in a totally incoherent manner. Is this just to make it past spam filters? But then, I ask you, why would I be compelled to open a strange attachment associated with this email? The answer is, I won't, which is why I am boggled as to the efficacy of such a bizarre spam scheme. At least I enjoyed reading this spam message. It's like a puzzle - spot where this sentence comes from in the book!

"assured her that darcy was not less answerable for wickham's absence than if her first surmise had
elizabeth felt that they had entirely misunderstood his character, but said nothing.
dispatched, and its contents as quickly complied with. mrs. bennet, accompanied by her two youngestdared not believe it, and could not help saying so.

elizabeth's misery increased, at such unnecessary, such officious attention! were the same fair
"i will not trust myself on the subject," replied wickham; "i can hardly be just to him."business. on finding mrs. bennet, elizabeth, and one of the younger girls together, soon after
arise in six months!"
but the attention of every lady was soon caught by a young man, whom they had never seen"most willingly."
as soon as they entered, bingley looked at her so expressively, and shook hands with such
"i am afraid you do not like your pen. let me mend it for you. i mend pens remarkably well.""which do you mean?" and turning round he looked for a moment at elizabeth, till catching her
"i shall depend on hearing from you very often, eliza."discover the number of the hackney coach which took them from clapham. it had come with a fare
"that is capital," added her sister, and they both laughed heartily."both," replied elizabeth archly; "for i have always seen a great similarity in the turn of our

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tosa and Lix

Tosa and Lix part 4
Those lovable scamps Tosa and Lix are back, in their 4th installment, "Look Who's Gone Bananas!" In this riotously funny, laugh-out-loud adventure, Tosa and Lix discover the inconveniences of having a chimp in their lives!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Are you ready to rock???

I made a little 8 page book the other day. Here's two of the two-page spreads from it.
ready to rock illustration
guitar solo illustration

Opening at Nancy

So, remember those girl scout paintings? There's an opening at Nancy on this Friday, October 6th from 6 - 9 pm. Come see it! I'll be there!

1930 2nd ave Seattle WA 98101

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Girl Scout Paintings at Nancy

Three girl scout paintings are now up at Nancy, a new store down on 2nd Avenue in Seattle. It's right next to the Moore Theater.
painting of bear and girl scout
painting of bear and girl scout

Illustration Friday - Farm

Here's this week's illustration for Illustration Friday "Farm". I am trying to round out my illustration portfolio for children's work in a more consistent style.
farm illustration

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Dragon kite

Here's another children's illustration portfolio piece that I just completed.
children's illustration

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Illustration Friday - Match

Match for Illustration Friday
match illustration for illustration friday
On a completely unrelated note, my sister just gave birth to her second child three hours ago! It's a girl! She is reported to be "cute" and "small."

Pride and Prejudice on Flickr

For all of you many, many fans of the Pride and Prejudice comic book (or, the two of you who read it), I'm posting it over at Flickr to make it easier to see it. Only the first couple of chapters are on there now, but it will be all in one place instead of scattered all over this blog. Eventually I'll get more up...

Ar matey! Land Pirates!

Pirates are everywhere these days.


I just finished this illustration of musical instruments last night. I'm not sure if I like it. It kind of looks a little too much like the cover of my orchestra music book from middle school.instruments illustration

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Toronto Drawings

I just returned from a week-long trip to Toronto last night. It's a great city. It feels like a small city, despite it's actual size. It has some great neighborhoods, is very ethnically diverse, and we had great weather while we were there. I have to remember, however, that it does get down to -40 during the winter. I'm cold in Seattle all the time, so I don't think I'd be able to survive in Toronto.
drawing of toronto new city hall
Drawing of the view from my hotel in Toronto
drawing of toronto harborside
drawing of cn tower toronto

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

We Heart Prints

I heart They tell you where to get really great artist prints at really reasonable prices.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Back from vacation!

We spent two weeks in Italy - in Rome, Florence, and Vernazza (in the Cinque Terre), and now are back and recovering from jetlag. Here's a few drawings I did, mostly in Vernazza, where we had the most time to sit and draw.

Monday, July 10, 2006

ArtGhost is on vacation

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are taking a short break and will be on vacation from July 12th - 28th. Any orders placed during that time will be shipped after we return.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Show at Essential Baking Cafe

We just put up a show at the Essential Baking Cafe in Wallingford/Fremont:

Essential Cafe Wallingford (The Essential Bakery Cafe)
1604 North 34th St
Seattle, WA 98103

It will be up through August. Go see it if you are in the area. Another reason to go is the bakery's amazing cinnamon rolls. Seriously, the best cinnamon rolls I have ever had. They have lots of yummy, yummy food there!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


I just came across this blog though Illustrtion Friday and it's full of really great artwork. I especially like the Florence and Paris sketchbooks. Also, her characters are super cute.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Head Like a Kite T-Shirts

a) you are a girl, and
b) you want a t-shirt designed by ArtGhost, and
c) you enjoy indie rock,

Then go get a Head Like a Kite T-Shirt:

They're super cute! And possibly your only chance to get an ArtGhost image on a piece of clothing, since we don't produce t-shirts!