Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Goose Step?

Another one from my sketchbook...

Ball-point pen, brush marker & white gel-pen on brown paper, Photoshopped to background

Monday, June 27, 2011

This one goes to 11!

Yes, it's the 11th oddment, & the number 11 always makes me think of this.

Another one from the painting, Photoshop with scanned painted papers.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


The other day, my cat was chasing a moth, & my husband remarked that they must be tasty appetizers for her, like little flying mushrooms. I immediately ran to the studio & started sketching! Of course this fellow eventually fluttered right into the painting I'm working on.

Photoshop with text & paint.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Stuck in the house again...

Another tidbit from the painting I'm working on.

Photoshop, text & acrylic.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Yep, this is from that painting!

Digital (Photoshop) with paint & text

See it in action (kindasorta) here

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Yet another sketch for the aforementioned painting!

Digital with elements from antique maps

Friday, June 17, 2011

Caution: Slow Painter

Another sketch for that multi-character painting. You know how artists sometimes sneak self-portraits into crowd scenes?

Digital with elements from old maps.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Which came first?

This is a sketch for a character that might make it into that painting I keep talking about.

Digital (with paint & print thrown in), ~2"x4"

Monday, June 13, 2011


Yet another figure from the multi-character painting I'm working on.

Digital on various Photoshopped painted papers.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Unidentified Flying Oddment

It's a bird-- it's a plane-- it's a bit of Zoorobotany from my sketchbook!

Ball-point pen, brush marker & white gel-pen on brown paper, Photoshopically soaring across a page from an antique songbook, about 4x5"

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Triplets of Peaville

Oddment 2 is another figure from the multi-character painting I'm working on. (The background of the actual painting will be very different, a surreal landscape.)

Photoshop, scanned painted paper & a selection from an old German-English dictionary.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Welcome to Oddments & Curiosities!

Because it's my birthday & I'm allowed to do as I like, I'm daring myself to post an odd little creature of some kind on every odd day until my next birthday, or until I go completely mad, whichever comes first! Consider this an experiment in predictable unpredictability.

I hope you will add your field notes on these curious specimens. Feel free to speculate on their characteristics, cheer me on in my voyage of discovery, or hasten my madness by taunting me relentlessly, as you prefer.

Oddment 1 is a digital sketch for two of the characters in a large (for me) multi-character painting I'm working on. Photoshop with some acrylic-painty stuff thrown in.

p.s. Do you think I should name these things or merely catalog them?