January 2017

Telling stories: Misery evolves

When I first started drawing Misery, I mounted the original paper drawings with nails to wooden plaques A view of the original "Fear" (sold) mounted on woodthat I dry brushed black. The overall effect was dirty, imperfect, handmade - exactly as I hoped. This was a truly rare phenomenon! Nothing ever comes out they way it looks in my head. But, right from the get go, Misery was different.

Cartoon Break

So, I love Misery and Mal so much that I have doing doodles with them. This is important because, although I am an artist, I have never been one to doodle. My creativity has never quite worked that way. But these two little rag dolls inspire me! So, to take a little break from my heavy analysis of my creative process, I thought I'd share a few of my doodles with Misery and Mal.

Telling stories: How It All Began

In the fall of 2013, I became obsessed with voodoo dolls. I saw them everywhere: on tv, in movies, toys, cartoons. I wanted to do something with them. I started sketching some ideas.



Telling stories

At work on my bookSoooo, those of you that have been following me for a while know of my consistant inconsistancy of blogging. I start them well enough..then...well....Look! Something shiny! Lol. Such is the life of an artist. But this is truly different. This is the blog of a process. Not just the meandering musings of my crazy mind. With this blog, I have a clear purpose.