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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!

This isn't really any art, and I know most of you have seen this picture already, but this is our out at Christmas this year. So we can call this "Allen's Masterpiece" since that's about as artsy as he gets. We hope everyone is going to enjoy their Christmas this year and if you don't celebrate Christmas, then enjoy your holidays! Soon Cali will be born and then I can start getting into kickball shape once again. I can't wait! And if Cali becomes a little artist herself, I will include her artwork on my blog in the future (that won't be for awhile I know). Happy Holidays!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I haven't had the chance to post my pumpkin picts yet till now. We had a pumpkin carving contest at work, and I won 1st Place and Most Creative too for my Finding Nemo Pumpkin. The other pumpkin I made called "The Topless Pumpkin" got Honorable I drew the face and had Jen carve it out, so that is her very first pumpkin carving! Yay Jen! The Finding Nemo pumpkin has a Nemo hanging from a string attached to the cat's paw (made out of paper mache') so I am posting a pict with the Nemo in front of the pumpkin so you can see, but Nemo was actually hanging inside the fish bowl. I also put clear marbles inside the pumpkin to look like fish bubbles. Enjoy!!! And for Halloween, I was a Pumpkin Smuggler this year.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cali's Room

So, this past month I've been painting Cali's room. It's been a lot of work, but it's starting to come along. Here are some of the pictures of my progress. Here is also a link to all the picts I've taken so far.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


So a lady at my work requested I draw her boyfriend. I warned her that I don't hand-draw people real well. Now in Illustrator, I can work my magic and make cartoony type folks, like the Super Ben and Jedi-Dave, but she insisted on a hand-drawing by me. Soooo, this was my attempt. I will be bringing it with me to work tomorrow, so we'll see what she says. I drew it in about 2 hours, so it was pretty quick. Anywhoo, this is the running-man. This is my first drawing in awhile, and I'm still working on the pen&ink giraffe that I started after the turtle, I have yet to finish that too. I'm such a slacker!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Simpsonize Me

So I've seen tons of people do this, and I finally decided to try it one day. So this is me as a simpson. I noticed that many of the characters really don't look all that much like the original person, but hey, at least its not too bad. But then again, simpson characters aren't the most attractive cartoons there are. Anywhoo, so this is me. If you would like to see how you would look as a simpson character, go to Sometimes the site is slow since many folks are trying to log on and try it at one time. Hopefully the hype has slowed down a bit. Don't worry, I'll post more of my art soon. For now, simpson-Cattina will have to do. Enjoy!

Monday, July 23, 2007


Well, I've ventured into something new. I'm helping a fellow co-worker of mine design her ads and business cards. She is a wedding/event coordinator/planner. She didn't have much imagery to choose from, so I decided to draw images in Illustrator for her to use. I'll update my progress as I go. For now, these are some images I drew for her that I am going to incorporate into her ads and business card.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

jedi dave

Well, I was bored, the boyz are in Atlantic City for a Bachelor Party for our dear friend Ben. Then I remembered, I wanted to draw each of my friends as something unique. Ben like Superman, so I drew him as SuperBen. So, I was doodling in Illustrator and figured I'd draw a picture of my dear friend Dave. He really likes StarWars and gave up a lot of his stuff over the past year (I still don't know how he got rid of such a collection!) Anywhoo, I figured I'd try and draw him as something relating to Star, here we go, a Jedi. So this is Jedi Dave. I hope you like it Dave! I thought it looked kinda like ya at least. If you want a copy of it larger, I can print it out for you like I printed out one for Ben. So as I find some slow times, I will continue drawing images of my friends when I get into an Illustrator "mood." I have to be in a "drawing mood" for some reason to handle the patience of Illustrator. Hope everyone has a great weekend, and the boyz are livin it up in AC! Cya when you get back boyz!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


So, I was doodling one day in Flash, and this was a mini drawing I did, from a simplified smile to a cartooney guy. I don't know, I was bored, so a quick doodle and this is what it turned out like....sigh. Not my best, but hey, it will do.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Just another birthday

I just had my birthday a few days ago, it sure doesn't feel like a birthday, but I guess as you get older, birthdays just aren't as exciting as they used to be. Its just another number. Anywhoo, on to my recent image. So this was a business card I designed for a co-worker of mine's daughter who was doing a doggy-day-care business, but she ended up not starting the business. I then passed it on to my sister for her one day to use (the name of the business would be different of course). So I figured I'd post the business card cuz I thought it turned out cute. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. Have a good one!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Let's Try This Again....I'm Back!

Okay, so yes, it has been awhile since I've posted anything, and I'm super sorry. As I mentioned in my last post, I recently graduated with my masters, and that took up a lot of my time the past few months. Not to mention, I'm pregnant now, so that will soon consume my time as well. Anywhoo, I am posting a postcard I had designed for a Tim McGraw contest I had entered. I didn't win (but I think its because I wasn't part of the Tim McGraw FanClub, apparently it was for FanClub members only, but I thought it would be fun to design one anyway, just for me). So the contest was use photos from Tim McGraw's concerts and make a collage postcard with it, so this is what I came up with. I made it pretty quickly cuz I was bored one day. Anywhoo, hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July, I know I did! It stinks having to be at work the next day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


I finally graduated with my Masters in Instructional Technology from Virginia Tech! Whoohoo! It's been a long time coming, and now I can have more time to do some fun stuff! Also, with a little one on the way, I'm sure my time is going to be bombarded. So for now, here is a bizarre photo to keep you entertained till I draw something.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Shame on Me

Well, it's been a long while since I've posted anything. I have been working so very hard on my thesis project this semester. I've started drawing a new pen and ink sketch, but I haven't finished it yet, so for now, here is a mirror I made for my best friend's little girl back about 2 years ago. I took a pict of it on a scrap piece of poster board to make it stand out. Hopefully I'll get some recent stuff up soon!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Seashell Dolphin

I have finally finished the Seashell dolphin. It goes up for auction on Saturday for charity, so I'm not sure where it's final home in Virginia Beach is. Once I find out who the high bidder was, I'll post it on the blog so you all know where his new home will be. These are all the photos of the process.

Step 1: First I have to prime the Dolphin.

Step2: I painted it blue and then I marked off with tape the seashells I wanted to draw. I then cut out the area I wanted to paint and then painted the basic coats of the seashells.

Step3: I painted more detail on the shells and then removed the painters tape. I did the whole thing on the other side of the dolphin as well.

Step4:I painted a bluish border around the seashells.

Step 5:I took the dolphin outside and flung paint all over it. That was lots of fun!

Step 6: I added some artsy squiggles and put a couple coats of Clear coat on it to protect it from the weather. And that's it! The finished Dolphin!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Bear family

Well, Allen and I just found out that his cousin and girlfriend are havin a baby. How exciting for them! They just got a new place, and now they are having a baby. It was wonderful news and she is so excited. So here is a mommy bear and baby drawn in colored pencil.
I'm still working on the dolphin. It will be done this week, and I'll post the pictures of some of the steps on here this weekend. Have a wonderful Presidents Day! (yeah, I know, not the most exciting holiday, but a holiday just the same).

Monday, February 5, 2007

New Dolphin

Well, I'm going to be painting another dolphin. I'm not sure where it is going to be placed in Virginia Beach this time. A charity is going to auction it off the end of the month, then I'll know where its going. So for now, here is a rough sketch of what I am going to paint it like. I should be getting the dolphin delivered today and then I can start painting it. I made it simple since they only gave me practicly 2 weeks to paint it (not much time for painting and letting it dry when its below freezing out). So I probably won't be adding another sketch for awhile since I have this dolphin to paint and a thesis to write. So until then, I'll try to post updated photos of the dolphin as I paint it.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Finished Turtle! Finally!

So I finally finished the turtle...hooray!! Here he is!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cruisin is wonderful

Cruises are wonderful. I just got back from a week long cruise and the weather was perfect! I am almost finished with the turtle, don't worry, I'll get it done, I promise! I have my thesis project to work on this semester so I won't have as much time to draw as I thought I did, but don't worry, I'll squeeze in drawings the best I can. Turtle will be posted soon, but for now, enjoy my colored pencil drawings of seahorses.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Babies, babies, babies

So it seems like a lot of friends of mine are having babies left and right. I had drawn this image with colored pencil for my inlaw's neighbors for their little one. They had a tropical/pooh theme, and this is what I went with.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Turtle Day 3

Well, the turtle is close to being finished. I've started the shell. I am hoping my next image of the turtle will be the final image.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


So I have a dear friend of mine that absolutely loves Superman....and we even call him a superman since he is so friggin fast when it comes to running in kickball. So here's to you Ben and your speed! Hope you like it!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Turtle Day 2

So this is as far as I've gotten on day two of the turtle. I'm getting closer to finishing it. Hopefully I can get it done before I leave for my cruise. Its starting to come to life! All that's left is his shell and its a pretty big shell, but I can do it!

Monday, January 8, 2007


So I saw Happy Feet a few weeks ago and loved it. It was very cute. So while I was at work today I whipped up a quick drawing of Mumble in Illustrator. I am still working on the turtle hand-drawing and will continue to post updates on him as well. But for now, enjoy little Mumble as he dances into your hearts!

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Turtle: Phase 1 & 2

One of my best friends loves turtles, so I am going to draw a turtle in her honor. You know who you are girl! So the first step when I draw is lightly sketch out what I want in pencil. Then I start to fill in shading and what not with micron pens slowly but surely. This is about 4 hours worth of work right here. The size of this is about 14x17 on bristol board. This one is going to take awhile, so I'm going to keep doing a little at a time until its finished. I'll take photos of it for now and then scan in the final image. I'll post my progress on this little guy throughout the week(s). Hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Boxing Gal

I drew this boxing girl in Illustrator for a client back a few months ago. The model didn't have on boxing gloves and wasn't punching originally. He wanted me to draw her as a boxer, but still sexy. So this was the result. Don't get too excited gentleman readers. :)

Friday, January 5, 2007


So my best friend has a little girl, and I decided to draw her in Illustrator. I'm having fun illustrating in that program since its been awhile. So this is little Kylie. Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, January 4, 2007


Welcome to my first entry to my blog page. I am going to try and add artwork everytime I post. I need to start drawing again. Its been so long since I have drawn. I've really been trying to work on my Illustrator skills, so the first drawing I am going to add is of a rottweiler puppy. I have a rottie so yeah, she's my inspiration.

Hopefully I'll be posting more soon!