While my Shamisen Gently Weeps

This song is one of those enduring classics, and there are many covers, but this one maybe my favourite version, even on par with the original. Perhaps because it is so different, yet keeps the qualities that makes the song so good. It is featured in the end credits of the movie Kubo and the Two Strings which is also a work of art on it’s own. Never a complaint when this song gets stuck in my head!



Guardians of the Chain

Yeah, it’s probably because of Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 this song got stuck in my head. Being it was featured in the trailer as well as in the movie and I am such a comic book movie nerd. Not sure why it chose this morning to be burrowing through my brain, perhaps it’s a sign I should watch the movie again tonight!

Sketchfest Again

Ellen hosted a second Sketchfest at the end of December so here is another set of drawings from #EMGSketchfest 95!

I was drawn to the dragon prompts this time it seems. I chose Dragon of Ice and Stars, Snow Dragon, Bird Dragon and Galaxy Dragon. Various levels of doneness. I spent only an hour on the Dragon of Ice and Stars. I worked after the hour on the Snow Dragon and Bird Dragon, but I think I would like to do more with them, and I finished the Galaxy Dragon. The Galaxy Dragon is multimedia. I started out with a light graphite sketch and then  dipping ink wash. Then I used acrylics like water colours, then some metallic gem dust, a bit of pencil crayon and metallic markers are in there too. It’s very shiny sparkly in person.

Anyway, this is what I have to share for now!

sketchfest 95 collage



A Faun Song

This is the song stuck in my head this morning. Don’t know if has anything to do with dreams of camping on a mountainside or not.

I learned about Faun when somebody told me about the Faerieworlds festival in Oregon.I managed to visit that wonderful festival a few times, but have never gotten to see an appearance of Faun. Oh well, we have the internet and downloads, so I have been blessed with their music in digital form at least!

Winter Solstice

Today was the shortest day of the year here in the Northern Hemisphere, but where I am currently living, it was not cold at all. I took a walk around a park I like and took some winter solstice pictures.

Funny Smiths

With songs like “How Soon is Now” “Girlfriend in a Coma” or “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” being the more familiar fair, how does one come off saying, the Smiths are funny.

I recently watched an interview where the person being interview said he found the Smiths funny. The interviewer looked at him like he was being very odd. Like how could one think the Smiths are a funny band… I don’t think the interviewer was as familiar with the Smiths as the interviewee was.

I think the Smiths are funny. One of my favourites being “Sweet and Tender Hooligan”  Today’s song stuck in my head is one of the funnier ones.

Flowers and Vampires

Woke up this morning with the music of “Flower Duet” from Léo Delibes’ opera Lakmé.

I don’t think it’s the first place I heard this piece, but the first place I definitely remember hearing it from was the 1983 vampire movie, The Hunger starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. It also featured the band Bauhaus. I had a friend who said she watched this movie because David Bowie was in it, but after the opening sequence bar scene with Peter Murphy toning out Bela Lugosi’s Dead, her reaction was “David who?!”

Anyway I found a few sketches I did from back then. I had some poems somewhere I had written and thought at the time if I created enough of this kind of thing I would create a book entitled “To my Beloved, Nosferatu”.  This is all that seems to be left of that wisp of an endeavour.

nosferatu x3

Sketchfest 94

This weekend was another Sketchfest. #EMGSketchFest94. So I finished my sketches over the last couple of days and here is what I came up with this time:

ice eyed snow leopard-small
Ice-Eyed Snow Leopard, done with pencil crayons and a metallic ink wash.
ice unicorn small
Winter Frost Unicorn
sea unicorn-small
Sea Unicorn, or I am subtitling Hippocampicorn.
Winter Fae small
Winter Fae
winter moon-small
Winter Stag Moon

T-Shirts and Cards

I have many designs that go well on T-shirts and other stuff. I have probably too many places to go to get such paraphernalia, but I want to be found! Plus that way if you have a place you like to deal with, you have choices. Here are a few of my favourite designs and some that seem quite popular. For your perusing enjoyment. Of course if you follow one of the many links to one of my online stores, I would be very grateful, and you will likely get a few compliments when you show off your goodies.

Vitruvian Squirrel square for print threadless (2)
My most popular design sold by far.
study of cat ears threadless submission
I get so many comments every time I wear my shirt with this.

Christmas Unicorn digital coloured


Chakra flowers-small
This one recently won a contest for best design for a yoga mat!


carpe carpio02

400dpi Fairy Couple


Maple Leaf Tree-flat colours
Created to Celebrate Canada


a tree pentacle green back-PoD


decorative pentacle-plasma
This one comes in many different colours


art Nouveau cat-in-box

The Mayan Cat Calander



chameleon Threadless_PillowTemplate
This one recently sold as a pillow!


Cloaky -merged style-newsprinted-For PoD
I wish this one was popular…I really like it.


stylized wolf moon v2-3
This is my newest design so it’s not “popular” yet…

I tried to link each image to the place where it has sold before, but here is a list of all the places you can find my art to buy, on more than just t-shirts too. I also have so many more designs and images to look at!




Fine Art America




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