Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Countdown: 2 Days Until Christmas!

Looks like the weather-people were right.  Burlington got a dusting of snow 
just in time for the holidays.  I'm making the drive to NY tomorrow so I would 
have been happy with the 40 degree weather we had been getting all week.
Oh well :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Countdown: 4 Days Until Christmas!

The nice thing about dog cookies is they don't get stale as quickly as their
people counterparts so you can make them earlier in the week.

This year I made dog bones for Jada and Penny.  They loved them...

but they are not very picky.

Their buddy Brutus will be the real test.  This tin is for him.

And the were sooo easy! Here's how:

Peanut Butter Bones

1/4 c. peanut butter (I use creamy.)
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 c. water
2 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. oatmeal

Combine peanut butter, oil and water in a large bowl.  Slowly mix in flour and 
oatmeal until combined.  Roll dough to 1/4" thickness and cut with cookie cutter.
On an ungreased cookie sheet, bake at 375 degrees for 35 mins.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

I cooked them on the top rack and put them on a non-stick baking sheet and 
they came out great.  If they are too thick they will not turn as crispy but still eatable.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Countdown: 5 Days Until Christmas!

I had all the intentions to get a real tree this year but it got later and
later and now there's no time left.  Alas I decided to settle with decorating
the houseplants.  I'll be traveling home on Christmas Eve, so this will 
have to suffice until then.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's about time I posted some art...

I've been super busy with art this month but my blog doesn't reflect it.  
As much as I want to post the Christmas presents I just framed I'll have to 
settle with these ink and colored pencil sketches I made as rough ideas
for a book I'm illustrating.

burrowing bugs.


opps! dropped it.

and a carrot.

signs of spring.


I finished up my holiday work early so I've been able to leisurely work on 
some projects that have been on the back burner for the last few months.
More to come soon!

Extra, Extra! I got some press!!

or at least my studio did when S.P.A.C.E. was highlighted in UVM's
student newspaper, The Cynic, for their participation in December's
Holiday Hop!  It's small but that's my name in print :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Official Invite: Holiday Shows!

What: Small Works 

Where: S.P.A.C.E. Gallery (in the Pine St. Soda Plant) 
Burlington, Vermont

When: December 2nd - January 28th 
(gallery hours Thurs.- Sat 10-4pm)

I'm showing four illustrations and an acrylic painting in this group show. 
There's lots of look at and features so many area artists.  Don't forget to check out
all the hallways and the Backspace Gallery for....

What: Small Gifts Under $50

Where: S.P.A.C.E.'s Backspace Gallery

When: showing through at least December

Awesome artwork cheap!  I have 9 unframed original illustrations and 1 framed original illustration/collage for sale in the show alongside some of my favorite artists.  
Everyone likes getting artwork...or add to your own collection.

(close-up of illustrations)

When's a good time to come you ask?? 

How about during Holiday Hop?!  I'll be in my studio for as long as I can sit still 
on Saturday and Sunday.  Come say hi!