Back to the Drawing Board

Back to work on the newest SCBWI Nevada Illustrator’s project.

A bit of work yet to do, but I like the hyena.  This piece will be a 22×30 full piece of watercolor paper.  Big paper, big brushes, big detail and a huge challenge!!


Crocheted Aquarium

I’m still in wintery, textile creating mode (sitting in the cold evenings curled up with thread, hook, instructions, little dogs and homemade lattes).  I’ve crocheted some pretty kitschy things in my life and some pretty cool stuff too.  I really like these creatures from the sea by Jessica Polka.  Her work and patterns can be found at her Wunderkammer shop.

Since I’ve lived in the desert all my life, the ocean and its inhabitants always fascinate me.  Check out the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef at the Smithsonian Institute for some serious crochet.

Last Sharpie Art of 2010

According to my WordPress stats, my most popular posts and searches are for Sharpie Art on Converse Allstar shoes.

These William Morris inspired kicks are the last ones for 2010 and I sincerely hope the feet they belong to are walking in color right into 2011!

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,800 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 47 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 76 posts. There were 105 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 33mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 23rd with 130 views. The most popular post that day was Illustration Friday – Expired.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for sharpie art, sharpie converse, sharpie converse designs, converse art, and converse sharpie.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Illustration Friday – Expired March 2010


Sharpie Art on Canvas (Converse Canvas All Stars) October 2009


Sharpie Art on Converse AllStars for Renee January 2010


More Sharpie Art on Converse All Stars December 2009