Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fleece Navidad!

I thought that joke was so funny when I wrote a recent holiday card, I just had to use it again.

Above is the title page for Bea Rocks the Flock- f&gs are in, and they look fantastic! Just one of the many things I am thankful for this holiday season.

If you are curious from my last post, I regret to inform you that I will not be a Gotham Girl next season- I did not make the roller derby cut. BUT, it was all good fun, and all good research for the story I'm working on now. Maybe now I can write off all the money I spent on equipment and practices for my taxes. JK, IRS! ROTFL!!!

Wishing you all a very happy holidays- or as the Gotham Girls newsletter said, Season's Beatings!

Cheerio & Pip Pip,


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Sporting Post

Here's a quick illustration I did for the New York Road Runners Foundation (a terrific organization that funds after school running programs in NYC): 

I don't normally like to work digitally (I stare enough at computers during the day, thanks), but I found it liberating, for a change, just to think about line, and not worry about color until the end. I don't think I'll make it my norm (or my Cliff), but fun for a change.

Speaking of sports, I have mentioned my love of roller derby in the past... and tryouts were this Saturday! It's funny how life imitates art, etc, no? My next story idea is about learning how to be a good sport. Well, let's just say that I did not feel that I did such a great job at tryouts on Saturday, and how quickly my grapes soured. I did not want to play roller derby anyway! I have other things to do with my time! I like all of my bones intact, thank you! Then, on Sunday afternoon when I received word that I made it through to callbacks... Well, maybe the tryouts were a LITTLE fun. Maybe I could give it one more shot. So callbacks were last night, and am waiting to hear the results. Really, I don't care one way or the other. I have my new book to work on, anyway.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

You are invited...

...to see my wedding invitations!

(I took the info off, natch- I've seen the movie Wedding Crashers!)

It's kind of a goldy-glimmery paper (and believe me, I tried a bunch). I did the edges with some special scrapbooking scissors I got from the art store by my office (Lee's-- expensive, but the same one that Angelina Jolie brings her kids too!) (according to my magazines- I've never seen her).

So, my first foray into stationery was a success! If somewhat time-consuming & frustrating. There's some palpable tension between me & my printer now-- it started printing things askew & electrically shocking me every time I touched it. Hopefully all of my angry mutterings won't seep into the cards & infuse them with negative chi.

I also have some fun updates to share on Bea Rocks the Flock AND my roller derby tryouts (to be held on Saturday!!), but as it's dinnertime now, that will just have to wait!