Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Corn Jumble

I wanted to design a mug for, so people could take a re-usable mug to their favorite coffee joint instead of wasting all those paper ones. Then I started thinking about plastic, and that ordering a bunch from across the globe wouldn't make much sense either.. and I found an a-MAIZE-ing alternative!!

Behold, the corn cup. Made of biodegradable, 100% U.S. farmed corn-plastic. And they're quite substantial! Plus it has kind of a weird 70's-Euro vibe that I'm into.

Here's a sample of what I'm working on in the 'stude.. bird portraits in color. With letterpress calls! Debuting in the end of April, in Olympia. And soon to be peddled worldwide for a 2009 calendar. Exciting!

Last on the New Projects pile is a collaboration with Heather from Paperdoll Fashion. She makes incredible hand-sewn hoodies, tunics, and jackets.. and this spring she'll have Egyptian-themed pieces incorporating some patterns I've been making. Like the Pyramid Jumble:


Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I've been a bad blogger as of late; it's true. And probably a questionable punctuator and apostrophe-user to boot.. BUT, I'm back! I pledge to update daily or semi-daily or bi-daily or whichever happens first. I'm in a head-to-toe paint mode right now, spending my days at the 'stude (that's studio for you non-'breviators) engaged in a 10-part salute to imaginary birds. First, however, I had this little project to complete:

It's Mr. Lumpy!! A commission for my pal Steve, of his fearless Lumpers. The Lump is a legendary guy.. he once sauntered home to lounge on the porch complete with a GIANT leg trap clamped down on his paw; someone had set it for coyotes. All casual, like "'sup bros, I had a late night. oh, what's this? just something i stepped on. no bigs." Mr. Lumpy, we salute you! And for all interested pet-lovers, I will be taking portrait commissions again beginning May 1st. Email for de-TAILS. Oh man.

Friday, February 22, 2008

So. Cal Art Hang

Friends! I will be in Los Angeles for this exciting art show!

I have a print in it, along with:

Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Anne Cibola
Chris Bettig
Chris Pew
Irana Douer
Kate Bingaman-Burt
Keith Shore
Leah Chun
Leif Parsons
Lisa Congdon
The Little Friends of Printmaking
Nathalie Roland
Omar Lee
Pietari Posti
Rama Hughes
Sarah Utter
Susie Ghahremani
Tim Gough
Tom Vadakan

Exciting stuff! If you are gonna be there, send a note to so they know how many party hats to buy, and how many bouncy castles to rent.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Snow Day

Yesterday we went here:

And put on these:

We did a lot of hiking around in the perfect sunshine,

And Justin wore his special alpen-hat.

I actually bought my own snowshoes yesterday, which may be the only piece of 'sporting equipment' that I own. Unless you count my old Powell Peralta Bug Board.

I am a snow-shoer!