Bonnie Bunny

Bonnie Bunny

Illustration of the Month for December 2006

For my niece Bonnie.

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Sophia Seahorse

Sophia Seahorse

Illustration of the Month for November 2006

For Brad and Cindy's daughter, Sophia.

Rowan's Friday the 13th


Illustration of the Month for October 2006

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Based on a story my online pal Rowan told me. I waited over a year to make this so I could feature it during an October with a Friday the 13th.

Two comic strips in four years? I think I have a future in the biz.

Nuptial Fleegans

Illustration of the Month for September 2006

Created for the nuptials or Original Fleegans Jaimie Pickle and Jimmy Jones, wed September 1, 2006.

Suzanna Panda

Suzanna Panda

Illustration of the Month for August 2006

I made this Sanrio-type character for Nate & Lori's daughter. But I think her name is actually Suzannah. D'oh!

Desktop: One Way

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Digital Archives

Illustration of the Month for July 2006

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Another illustration for the Forum section of The Gadsden Times. The article was comparing paper archives to digital ones. With digital versions, the newer the technology, the faster the archives become obsolete. I worry about this myself. I saved so many files in AmiPro or on floppy disks.

Dirty Laundry

Illustration of the Month for June 2006

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For the Forum section of The Gadsden Times. The article was about the crazy things Alabama politicians say. For the illustration, they wanted the underwear of the Alabama Supreme Court justices (airing out their dirty laundry). The article also mentioned mad cow disease, the ten commandments, and digging a pit for "questionable" books.

I'm not sure if this illustrates all that, but I do love the mad cow tagged with the ten commandments.

Album Covers for Mix CDs

The art of the mix deserves art of its own.

Though an Alabama native, I was never a Country music fan. In the late winter of 2005, I decided I needed to embrace my local roots and so made my Just a Country Girl mix. About a year later, I made a companion mix: Barefoot Roamin'

As with the even so covers, these other designs were designed to be printed out from home. So, to not zap pricey color ink cartridges, the saturation of color is lax.

And a little FYI, I made my own home-brewed soundtrack for the musical episode of Buffy long before the official soundtrack was released. Who could wait that long? Danita felt the same about a cd of music by Christophe Beck - only it seems that an official one of those will never be released.

Before I got a cd burner in 2000, I made many a mix tape. But there was one compilation I was holding out for a burner to make: Natalie Merchant. 10,000 Maniacs was my favorite band when I was in high school. And I bought a few of Merchant's solo efforts, but man, can she be melancholy without the Maniacs.

So I had my mix all planned. I knew I'd call it Cactus Lily, taking after her first solo album Tiger Lily and the imagery of her and a cactus that I planned to scan for art. And I knew what songs I'd use.

It was the first cd I burned. I designed the label and printed it out.

I have listened to that cd maybe twice. I never even cut the label to put it in the cd case. So much for long-awaited mixes.

Love the mix. Be the mix

Retired site design

The look of from the beginning of June 2005 to the end of May 2006. I called this version "Oopsadaisies."

Dual Zebra

Illustration of the Month for May 2006

This zebra was going to factor into a design for once upon a time, and then it never did. It reminds me of Fruit Stripe gum, which always reminds me of the trip to Disney World I went on in the 5th grade.

Desktop: Heart, Soul, Strength

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Desktop: Sacred Heart

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In Shadowside book cover

Illustration of the Month for April 2006

My first book cover. They wanted flames, and they wanted the title to cast some shadows. I didn't want it to look Halloweeny.

MOXIE postcard

Illustration of the Month for March 2006

The Argyleplex

Illustration of the Month for February 2006

For some reason, I decided to turn our duplex into an illustration. Click here to see it full size.