Monday, August 31, 2009

What's a Sumo Man Woman?


At some point during this small study for a painting, what was intended to be a portrait of a woman magically transformed into a portrait of a Sumo wrestler wearing a doilie. A good example of me losing control of proportion and detail. I managed to somewhat wrestle it back into some semblance of a 'handsome' reptilian woman. Wearing a doilie. Not my best work.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nerd Alert.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Plaid Jackets and Club Beer


In an attempt to brainstorm for a show called "Bonfire", all I could come up with was the memory of going to bush parties (yes, you read 'bush party') - for those of you who didn't grow up in smallish towns where there was nothing to do, a bush party is when a bunch of stupid teenagers drive out to someone's acreage or farm (belonging to another stupid teenager who's parents are away) and light a bunch of crap on fire. All that crap is piled into a great big heap of bonfire, and the drinking begins. Since I was a teenager in the 90's, the outfit du jour was a plaid lumberjacket style flannel coat a la Eddie Vedder, and since we were a bunch of stupid penniless teenagers we drank Club beer, which was the cheapest piss on the market.
So there.
An embarassing bit of my history.

Monday, August 10, 2009

sketchbook patterns


Experiments in making my own patterned paper.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Etsy Sale!


It's time for a sale at my Etsy store - visit and help me make room for fresh new stock!
karenhascabinfever.etsy.com

Why So Angry, Young Lady?

I'm not perpetually pissed off (anymore), but this woman is.

Monday, August 03, 2009


Sketchbook exploration...