Sunday, December 29, 2013

busy busy...

Got a new tablet from my boss for Christmas, a Surface. So I used it to take a pic of what I'm working on... a preliminary sketch for a watercolor piece, and a large doodle...

Monday, December 9, 2013

i doodle, do you?

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Sunday, November 10, 2013


i don't even know how to go about describing the past few days.  i decided (with much support and push from loved ones) to go forward with The Awkward Girl.  cards, shirts, aprons... all sorts of things.

i copyrighted the name and image, and acquired the domain name and website. 

i opened a cafe press store, and started a facebook page.

my eyes are bleary, my brain is fried and i'm not sure if i'm coming or going. 

my facebook page got over 240 'likes' within a 20 hour period. 

someone pinch me.

the store:  The Awkward Girl at Cafe Press

the facebook page:  The Awkward Girl on Facebook

the website:

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

one of those non-artsy posts...

i am a fairly calm, serene, happy person.  with many things i try to see both sides.  there are exceptions, of course... and there are a couple of soapboxes i will stand on.    this is one.

last night i was scrolling through facebook, and i came across a thread started by an old high school classmate.  she's someone i don't know well, but she's always seemed quite pleasant. 

this thread turned my stomach and brought tears to my eyes. 

she was ranting about 'why on earth a huge fat girl would wear her hair in a bun'... 'doesn't she know how awful she looks?'

others chimed in and just totally ripped the bun wearing girl to shreds.  i actually gasped at the cruelty that was being spewed out...

my anger just bubbled over... i was angry and sad for a couple of reasons. 

one, who made this girl judge and jury over how someone else wears their hair? why does it even become a blip on their radar how someone else looks?  is it their business? does it affect them?

two, seeing two of the people involved that i thought were kind, nice women turn into 16 year old 'mean girls' made me sad.  realizing that not everyone is a nice person, that a mean girl in high school can grow up to be a mean adult. 

does it make the mean girl feel superior to denigrate another? why? all it does is make the mean one look like a petty, judgmental human being. 

and this was someone doing it privately without the bun woman even knowing (i'm assuming).  thank GOD the bun woman didn't know... she certainly didn't deserve that kind of cruel attack. 

unless her bun and her weight were injuring the mean girl in some way. *insert rolling eyes here*

it brought me back to high school when you could look around and see the popular, pretty girls making fun of girls they deemed 'less than'.  sometimes behind their backs, sometimes right to their face...

what character defect in a human makes them think that this behavior is acceptable?

their own self esteem is so low that in order to feel superior they have to tear someone else down?  how phucked up is that?

i posted about this on facebook and the response was overwhelming.  i knew i had to write more about this subject, and went back to the mean girl's wall to get the wording correct.  to my surprise the post was gone...   i'm guessing, (and hoping) that she saw my post and realized i was talking about her.  i'm hoping it made an impact on her.  and that perhaps she will think twice about thinking and talking badly about another woman's looks.  

i thought about private messaging her last night just to point out how unnecessarily mean she and her friends were being... and was about to do that today when i saw the thread was deleted.  so i'm guessing my message got across.

kindness and compassion go a long way.  put yourself in someone elses life for a moment before you try to tear them down.  you don't know what their journey is.  and it's not your job to tell them that they are not 'enough'.

because everyone is enough. 

*climbing back off my soapbox now* thanks for listening. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

the awkward girl #3

i will be marketing this series in greeting cards, aprons... perhaps totes... prints... whatever else i can think of.  if you're interested, please let me know by leaving a comment here, or catching me on facebook. 

btw... although The Awkward Girl is physically modeled after my friend tina, i AM the awkward girl... her messages are from my heart. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

awkward girls rule...

and unite in their awkwardness.

i feel such a kinship with my awkward girls.  i sat on the couch last night after a long day at work, emotionally drained, picked up my artists pen and a copic marker and went to town.  an hour later awkward girl 2 was born.

i've set up a zazzle store, and plan on doing t-shirts, totes... etc. of the awkward girl series.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

happy accident...

when i was creating the girl with the multi-color hair, i used Dylusion spray ink to color the slips of book paper that i used to create her locks.  i used  few different colors, and spread out the pieces of paper on a random blank artist canvas panel to catch the excess spray.

and anyone who has used these most delicious sprays knows there is excess.  *hanging my head in front of my sprayed wall*

after i was done spraying i set the panel aside... planning on painting over the mishmosh of color to create a new canvas.

until i looked more closely and decided that it was pretty nice all by itself.  i thought of my goddaughter and her request for an ethereal, dreamy, pink, purple, butterfly canvas for her apartment in NYC. 

so i covered it with a thick layer of gold tinted mod podge, and while it was wet, i ran my rubber comb thingy all over it in swirly motions...

the butterflies are rubons, and then i took my tombow paint pen and made dotted swirls. 

still working on it - just tweaking here and there... happy accident. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

awkward girl...

sketching the 3 awkward girl cards (post below) inspired me to draw a larger scale girl.  had a couple of people express interest in having her done as a doll, so i think i will research that further.  i'd actually wear a tshirt with her on it... you? 

this is a 9x12 sheet of bristol, medium was marker and graphite. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013


i was playing with 3 blank cards that came with our appointment card order this time... and drew tina some weird girls.  she likes weird girls.  i was supposed to be working.  not drawing.  ;-)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

the dragonfly princess....

finished. that felt REALLY good. i actually enjoyed being in my studio, and watching her morph before my eyes.

there's tons of texture on this - it's 12 x 24, collaged, acrylics, watercolor crayons, marker, molding paste, fibers, charms, rubons, kitchen sink...

done. will be winging her way to her new home this weekend.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

still struggling...

my mojo hasn't completely returned, i guess if i'm not in mel's studio with her teaching and prodding... i'm stagnant.

but i did complete one canvas that has already been claimed... and i've done the background and initial face sketch on a large 12" x 24" stretched canvas. looking forward to seeing how she morphs...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

more moonshine...

the kind of moonshine i can have and still stay sober!

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

be very, very careful...

when you are doing art on a ledge... be careful where you step.  especially when you're me.  (the clumsy person that falls down a lot)

this ledge is next to the stairs leading down to the first level (foyer, laundry room, garage) and i have my incense burner sitting there. 

i had to buy white contact paper for another project, so a little lightbulb went off in my head and a voice said 'tigger - cover that white wood ledge with white contact paper and doodle all over it.'

so i did.

imagine the possibilities... (as i look around my townhome for places to put white contact paper...)

the entire ledge will be covered with doodles, and i plan on coloring them in with all my favorite blues/aquas/teals/greens....

i'll update when it's done!

Friday, July 19, 2013

an artsy trip...

at the beginning of this month i flew to oregon to visit my friend Mel.  we've known each other for 2-1/2 years, meeting in Soul Restoration - the original, launched in January of 2011.  we clicked back then, and we continue to click. 

so when Mel invited me to come visit, i jumped at it.  i flew across country (upgraded to first class, dontcha know) and for the next five days we had SOOOO much fun.   Mel was the consummate hostess, and her 'One', Trent, was incredible.  They have 2 dogs, Bob (a girl) and Hank.  a few cats and a couple of horses.  and Mel has a studio that rivals... Brave Girl Camp.  LOL  i was like a kid in a candy store.

my mojo has been so tamped down, i didn't know if it was salvageable. 

it was. 

took a class at Karen O'Brien's studio - and learned to make this photo transfer wood person.  FUN.  loved Karen - excellent teacher.  if you get a chance to take a class with her, do it.  you can visit Karen's website here.

Mel showed me how to do a cool brushing/shading technique done by Sunny Carvalho, and that was SO cool to learn, and i got to 'meet' Sunny in the process.  Such a doll... so talented. you can visit Sunny's website here.

here are some photos of my trip.  (i also saw the redwoods and the california coast and took a jet boat ride) it wasn't all art, but that was the main focus!!

Me and Karen O'Brien

sunny carvalho's technique

Bob, Me, Hank

Friday, July 5, 2013


i painted.  i started a canvas... and i was actually IN the studio, at my worktable... painting.  first time since i moved in 2-1/2 months ago.

i haven't had the mojo... but it's slowly coming back.  and tomorrow morning at the butt crack of dawn i will be heading to Oregon to visit my friend Mel... she is just such a bright spot of love in my life, and i'm so blessed to call her my friend.  she is an artist and we will be flinging tons of paint... and i know my creative juices will be overflowing by the time i come home. 

here's a peek at what i'm working on - the idea is an eye with dragonfly eyelashes.   i like it so far.  using the caran d'ache watercolor crayons...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

no regrets...

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Whip 1, redone...

one of my patients took my image of Whip 1 and tweaked it in some very impressive computer software thingy... LOL  i like the effects - the hair and the bubbles...

thanks Marty!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

the dry spell got rained on...

six weeks.  almost 6 weeks of not picking up an art supply, except to pack them, unpack them and stare at them like they had 3 heads.

while scrolling through my newsfeed on facebook, an artist friend posted a coloring template that she was working on... and something reached out of the computer, grabbed my brain and said 'get your freaking markers and draw this'.

whatever that something was, it ascared me enough that i listened to it.

she's just beginning, but every journey begins with the first step.

adding the finished goddess...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Thank you all for your patience - I promise art will be coming soon - and I'm tossing around ideas for a new technique class for the fall. 

If you have any requests, let me know!

go figure...

everyone said 'you'll get addicted...' and they were right.

My second tattoo is on board.  Another meaningful one for me - one of our credos - to thine own self be true.

another thing i need to remember on a daily basis.  because when it comes to my sobriety - this is it.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013


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Sunday, April 14, 2013

shameless promoting...

there was a time, oh so many years ago... on when we used to do 'shameless posting' to get our post count up... so that our titles would change... fun times. 

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

fire and ice

i was perusing pinterest last week and saw a painting by an artist that inspired me immediately.  a blue faced girl with vibrant hair and no eyes.  I thought i repinned it, and apparently i didn't... so i can't give proper credit for this inspiration.  if anyone knows of the piece, please let me know so i can add credit where credit is due.

this is a 12x12, acrylic on canvas. 

a little art journaling

not much art going on in my world lately - i'm busy working on a swap project with my Brave Girl Camp besties... which i can't talk about because then they would know what they were getting.

But i had a quick moment to play with my new Letraset markers... and also do some pencil work. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

anais nin... and angelic flight.

what do they have to do with each other? nothing, really - except that was what my art was about yesterday.

Angelic Flight was another doodle piece... i never know where a piece is going when i start to doodle it -but this one quickly became angel's wings in it's early stages, so i added a head and body...

Anais Nin... what can I say... this quote resonated deeply with me.  I've done a lot of harm to myself by putting up layers of shielding around my heart and soul, and have begun the process of peeling... and healing.  it's going to be  a long... hard... journey.  but i am going to relish every moment. 

this is a 10x10 canvas, the background was done entirely by hand, no brushes, acrylic and ink.  the bud is watercolors, watercolor crayons... this was a fun, messy piece - i'm including a shot of my hands as I did the background. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013


watercolors in my BOD... book of days with effy wild...  sometimes you just need to vomit things out into your art journal.  that's what they are there for. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

serenity, courage, wisdom

today is the day i have waited for my entire life.  today is the day i get my tattoo.

i have wanted a tattoo for as long as I can remember.  because my husband wasn't a fan, and told me he didn't want me to get one, I listened.

but the call of the tattoo was strong, and I am my own woman now.  Approval or disapproval - it's my life, my body and my wish.  I am not doing it to hurt anyone, or as an act of rebellion.  I am doing it because it's a beautiful way of expressing myself.

At first, years ago, I thought I would get a dragonfly.  After all, they are my totem and I've got them all over my house in different forms.  But I could never decide on the right dragonfly... or the right colors... and the spot I chose on my body, my hip bone/abdomen, felt good but not perfect.

then i started being torn by images of a bird flying out of a birdcage.  Representing my need to fly and be my own person... that's when I realized that the perfect image had not come to me yet.  I knew I needed to be sure about what i was going to look at on my body for the next 100 years.

one day a few months ago I was scrolling through Pinterest looking at Recovery art and quotes and saw a photo of a girl's foot - with the words 'serenity, courage, wisdom' tattooed along her arch.

I've had that proverbial ton of bricks moment before, but this one slammed into me like... a proverbial ton of bricks.

i knew, and knew without a shadow of a doubt, that this was the tattoo, and the placement i wanted.

the words represent the most important prayer in my recovery, the Serenity Prayer.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,  courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

The location... one of our AA slogans has to do with 'look down at your feet - they are exactly where they are supposed to be'.  Which means that nothing happens by accident.  I am where I am right now because that's where my higher power has put me... He certainly knows better than I do where I need to be.

It is 8:30am... and at 11:00am I will be in the tattoo artist's chair.  I will be alone.  But I will have my higher power, and all the people that support me, and all the people that have listened to my hopes and dreams for many years, in my heart.

I will come back and add photos when I get home.  I had to write the blog post now because I knew it would be hard to do when I was looking at my foot all afternoon.  :-)

Ok it's 1:15 - I'm HOME and here it is... I tear up when I look at it - this is so huge for me... and i love it with all my heart.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

sick of me yet?

this is what happens when I'm off of work, home alone, weather stinks, blah blah blah...

threw together a quickie - sometimes the quickies are the most fun.  ;-)  this is a 5x7 canvas panel.  I tinted modeling paste with some cheap acrylic paint - turquoise.  spread it on like buttering bread... let it dry. 

some white gesso in a stencil, and some Dylusions spray...

I drew a quick silhouette and cut her out of black paper, glued her down, glued down the quote which came off of a card given to me on my celebration last year. 

Her hair is all Stickles.  Gives that shot of bling to an otherwise muted canvas...

since i know my sponsor doesn't haunt my blog (i'm not sure why, everybody should) i can tell you all that I'm giving it to her for her celebration this week. 

wanna be.

it's no secret that i am a doodler - i mean, after all, that's what got me teaching, the love of mindlessly letting my pen track it's way around a piece of paper.

there are hundreds, if not thousands, of doodle classes online. (mine is the best, but i'm biased)  Zentangle has been the 'thing' for a while now, and i love the look of it. 

but i'm lazy.  i am the laziest tigger you will ever meet.  instead of taking a zentangle class, and there are free ones all over, i will google zentangle images and just try to replicate the technique.  LOL 

i give zentangle artists all the credit in the world - it's truly an art, and maybe someday i'll actually learn how to do it.  until then, i just play.

Monday, March 18, 2013

a cleaning out contest.

in addition to finding my tim holtz art under the tablecloth, I also found 2 Blanche prints - both are the 'checklist' blanche.  this one:

I would love to give them both away. 

All you have to do to be eligible for one is leave a comment telling me something fabulous about YOU.  You can tell me more than one thing, cuz I know my blog readers have tons of fabulous stuff about them...

make sure you also give me your contact info, so that if you do win, i know how to reach you!

if you share my blog on facebook, pinterest, twitter... come back and tell me that also for another chance to win. 

I will have the random number generator choose 2 winners tomorrow afternoon at 3pm tigger time. 


one of those non-artsy posts.

although i can tie it in somehow, i know i can.

Last week i gave up using Splenda.  I'd been reading about the dangers of artifical sweeteners for some time, and i'd been using a LOT of Splenda every day for a few years.  When I say a lot, for me a lot was 5-6 packets a day in my cawfee or tea.

I decided to kick the Splenda habit, and a little over a week ago i had my first cup of cawfee with just my creamer in it.  it was good - and i really didn't miss the Splenda.

for my tea I grabbed honey instead.  and  I liked it.

(please forgive my alternating between using a capital letter when needed and not using it - i type without using them and then go back and try to fix them, but i don't always get to them all)

two days ago I noticed while drawing that my hands didn't ache.  my hands ALWAYS ache, are always stiff and sore... I was constantly rubbing them.  It was to the point that I had trouble holding my steering wheel for any length of time, the pain was so bad...

and I always chalked that up to arthritis.  I know i have arthritis in my finger and thumbs, so I would just pop more ibuprofen and pray for pain relief.

When i would get up out of a chair, the first 3 or 4 steps were always taken in pain.  back, legs, hip, shoulders... again - i chalked it up to being almost 56 years old.  I expected pain.

but two days ago i didn't have hand pain.  then I thought about driving all the way to the halfway house to teach on Friday... and the steering wheel didn't hurt my hands... and i was getting up out of my chair without wincing and hobbling.

the only change i've made is the Splenda...

I immediately googled the words splenda and hand pain and i guess I shouldn't have been surprised that i got page after page of results.

so, I'm not saying for certain that this is what was causing my pain, if it was, shame on me for using it, and shame on Splenda makers for selling it, since it's obviously not in all of our heads...

for this moment in time I will just embrace the fact that my  hands don't hurt.  which makes me draw more.  so see? I tied in the art part.  ;-)


Sunday, March 17, 2013

secrets... and 'the MAN'.

i have a dirty little secret.  in my studio (which is my spare bedroom), my table is constructed OVER the twin bed.  this way, if overnight company arrives, the table can be dismantled easily to accommodate them.

let it be said, while this has happened, i am curled up in a fetal position in the corner of the room... not only because for a day or two i will be losing my studio, but because the 'storage area' under the table, on top of the bed will be shown.

this morning i decided to tackle the underneefy bits of this studio.  the down and dirty, the toss underneath the tablecloth, the cast aside canvases, papers... half finished projects... the supplies i think i may need someday... the scrapbook paper that i cart down from my attic paper rack, and never seem to be able to bring back up again... my vestiges of various Michael's trips, bags of 'things' i get on sale...

it's amazing how much you can store on top of a twin bed when it's completely hidden from view.

this is what my table usually looks like - you can see the vinyl tablecloth that protects the table top, and provides me with hidden storage.

so while i'm underneath the tablecloth just now, i pulled out a project that i did a couple of years ago. 

those that have known me for a while know that i am obsessed and in love with tim holtz.  he knows this, and i believe any restraining orders have been lifted at this point.  ;-)  I JEST. 

we've been friends for many, many years.  from the very first email volley between us back in 2005, i've never gotten rid of any words he's written me. 

i chose a few of the most endearing sentences, and printed them out.  glued them (using ranger glossy accents of course) to ranger fragments.  (in fact, i ran out of fragments halfway thru and mario came to the rescue... love my mario as much as my tim)

it's kind of like my shrine to 'da man'.  my first art crush, and one hell of a nice guy.  he's put up with me all these years, he MUST be a nice guy. 

his fame has grown, but his humility and grace remains the same as they always were. 

so - why is this piece of art hidden under the tablecloth?

NO clue.  but it won't go back under there.  :-)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

wanna see my pears?

<chuckling at myself>

I took a freebie art class at our public library this past weekend.  A local artist, Pam Jones, was teaching pencil techniques. 

She is one amazing pencil artist - her work looks like photographs!! I wish she had a website that I could link to show you all.

I learned the very basics some time ago from Suzi Blu - in an online course.  So I'd done the value scale, and shading in the circle so that it looked like a ball... but it was great to do it again with a live teacher in front of me, guiding my journey.

Then she taught us how to use a grid to enlarge and copy another image.  This was ok... not my cup of tea and probably won't do that again.

THEN she showed us how to take an image, like a photograph - and make your own by making your own carbon paper.  THAT was cool. 

She made it so simple that even I could draw pears. 

These aren't done.  In fact, since Sunday I've done quite a bit more shading but my tummy hurts and I'm whiny and lazy and don't want to photograph them again.  ;-) 

But here's my pears...

Friday, March 8, 2013

5th time's the charm...

a few weeks ago i started a commissioned canvas for a girl i went to high school with.  it was to be a gift from her son to her daughter at the daughter's wedding shower next month. 

Simple enough, Sharon let me know the colors 'burgundy, but not red burgundy, white and black'; and the quote 'i found the one whom my soul loves' and that she wanted the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date on there. 

Got it.

Did one 25% of the way and hated it. scrapped it.
Did one 50% of the way and screwed up the modeling paste and made a mess.  scrapped it. 
Did one 50% of the way and screwed up the paint and made a mess. scrapped it.
Did one 100% of the way and hated it.  hated the color of burgundy even though it was my 2nd try at burgundy.  scrapped it.

Contacted Sharon and told her of my issues - and told her I just couldn't get the right shade of burgundy and it was throwing me in to a tizzy.

So I mixed the burgundy I had on hand with some purple, took a fresh canvas and a brush and just swiped the color quickly over the canvas to see the shade.

Not bad.  I showed Sharon.  She said "That's IT!"

ok then.  from that moment on it all came together in a whirlwind.

and this is the result.


the past few weeks have been a barrage of GodWinks (what some might call coincidences) about relationships and expectations and empathy and sympathy, love and Higher Powers... many discussions in private groups on facebook about life and love and turning your will and life over.

the other morning i was drying my hair and words started flying at me in my brain.  it was freaky and almost ascary - i couldn't stop them, i could actually SEE them.  (it was a typewriter font, in case you were wondering)

i had to put down the dryer and get them written down.  i can tell you that these words came to me from a power higher than myself - and make me shiver and cry in a good way every time i read them.

i asked my friend cary if she could meld a photo with the words and she did... and i am grateful.

it's all about the steps - the steps that saved me.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Wow... I need to get caught up!!

I haven't uploaded in 2 weeks - BAD tigger.  Life has been a bit insane, working on a commissioned canvas that keeps giving me fits, but I think I have it under control now. 

First - in my BOD (book of days with effy wild) I did a funky girl that I really love. I'm not a pink kind of girl, but I love pink and brown together.  I wrote the dang poem too. 

Then, I made twin canvases for my hallway.  they are 4 x 12 raised canvas.

THEN, today I worked on something that has become very near and dear to my heart.

my word for the year is 'fire' as you all know.  my project this year is a 12x12 raised canvas.  with me coming out of the flames... the word isn't on there yet, and may actually get written along the 1-1/2" sides.  (it's a tall canvas).  I used tissue paper over a garage sale print, a printed out paper photo of me, vintage music book paper for the wings... hit the background with Dylusions, painted the flames with regular old acrylic paints, and stickled the hell out of the wings.  i kept adding more and more and didn't like it... until i dragged my pointy thingy thru the wet stickles and LOVED the result.  i'll add a closeup view of it.  the Dylusions came up thru the book paper and into the rock candy stickles, creating a dreamy greenish hue...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

i WILL touch it.

wet stickles call my name. they say... "tigger - come touch me to see if I'm dry.... you know you want to..."

They MOCK me. 

book of days...

absolutely loving working on my BOD... taught by the one and only Effy Wild, someone who has become very near and dear to my heart - we had an immediate 'click' when our worlds collided, and it's grown from there. 

I've never been much of an art journaler, I've tried and failed many times - it just never held me.  I think maybe this time it's a combo of what Effy gives us to inspire us, and the fact that I'm doing it in a book that I made myself. 

Here are a few recent spreads - a little journaling about my 97 year old boyfriend, my 'what if's' and how good it is to be queen...

all are watercolor crayon or watercolor paints, acrylics,  marker and Dylusion spray inks.