Fol Chen: False Alarms Video

So excited to see this project finally come to life!  Last year an old friend of mine, talented video director, Keith Musil, and I talked about how awesome it would be to collaborate on something.  I came up with a few concepts and eventually fleshed out and wrote, Light As a Feather.

The idea was that a group of girls come together at a slumber party to play the old game, Light As a Feather, Stiff as a Board (à la The Craft).. But it goes awry.  The girl floats up, but becomes stuck midair and no one can seem to get her down.  Her parents call the paramedics, pray for her, try an exorcism.  Eventually as time passes on, they decide to hold a funeral and mourn for their loss.. The parents fall apart, lose the house and it becomes abandoned.. All the while the girl floats on.

After a while, the novelty of this floating girl fades away, and nobody seems to notice her up there anymore.   People break in to the house, hold parties, trash the place.  Years later, the house is knocked down, to become an empty lot.. And the girl is still there, most likely forever.

Keith decided to hold on to my concept until the right project came along.  This year the LA-based band, Fol Chen, asked Keith to direct the video for a track from their new album, False Alarms.. When he pitched the Light As a Feather concept to them, they loved it!  I can’t tell you how awesome it is to see one of my ideas in the live-action form.. Adds such a different dimension to my normally, 2-D work. Keith did such an amazing job with the video, I’m so excited to have collaborated with him on it!

My final concept sketch:

feather sketch

Still from the video:




‘The Shining’ Maze Necklace

How amazing is this brass necklace of the maze from The Shining?  My crazy-talented husband made it for me!  So excited (and proud) to finally be able to wear it.. :)

UPDATE: I’ve had a nice response to this necklace, thank you!  I may have to convince my husband to make a few more and put them on my site for sale..

Hairy Curtains: Another Hidden Painting

Sorry the postings have been sort of slow the past few months, I’ve been doing a million different projects and my new painting series had to be put on hold until the end of the month.  While I was working on my new site, I went through an old folder of images and came across this one..  I can’t believe I never got around to posting it!

I did The Travelers (aka: The Hair Curtains) a couple of years ago for a show in Miami, as the sister piece to One Plus Two Plus One.

The Travelers, acrylic on wood

One Plus Two Plus One

Forgotten Paintings From the Vault

So my ol’ website of 6 years (that’s like 120 in Internet years, right?) is finally getting a complete makeover!  I’m expecting it to take me a little while, as I’m trying to edit out a lot of things, as well adding all sorts of new goodies, but I’m excited all the same.

While searching though my virtual junk drawer of old files, I came across a few pieces I painted, scanned and completely forgot about. All of them were done for various gallery shows and have since sold, but I don’t think I ever got around to posting them on my site. Some of them are pretty old (when I used to work with acrylic!), but I still thought a few of you may be interested in seeing them.

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Whippersnappers, acrylic on wood

Indian, Elephant, Bird, Dog, acrylic on wood

Seven Minutes of Heaven, Flashe paint on wood, sealed in resin

Sketchy Turned Bag

I had this sketch for this posted a while ago, but then remembered that I never posted photos of the finished Coach bag from the event..


Skeletor Outtakes

Still working on a few things, so until then..  a few (rough looking) Skeletor rejects.


Coming Soon: Etsy

I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time, but am just now getting around to it..  better late than never, right?  I’m going to be putting together a bunch of original drawings and sketches to be sold on Etsy!

Almost everything will be $40 and below.  Look for it in the next week or two..


braid skaters close

The Vault: VII

An old piece I did for a silent charity auction, where each artist was given a blank deck to work on.  All proceeds went to benefit a skate park in Knoxville, TN

skate deck1

Sketchy: Part XI

Rejected editorial sketches for a strange article on an ordinary performance of Swan Lake.


See more sketches after the jump.. read more »

Sketchy: Part IV

Round #4.



Sketchy: Part III

Editorial rejected sketches.



Sketchy: Part I

I have a large stack of various drawings and sketches that I have saved throughout the years (I have a small problem with collecting things)..  Occasionally they’ll be made into finished paintings, but some never see the light of day.

For the next couple of weeks I’ll be stuck indoors working on a painting, so I thought it might be a good time to post a few of these little guys.




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