Wednesday, November 25, 2009

AIGA art auction

Eve and Octavia did well at this years AIGA Annual Art Auction. Both of my girls were in the first set of the silent auctions. It was such a great night, and some good pieces up for auction. I was a bit surprised Eve had a bidding war going on over her and Octavia didn't as much. Still can't tell which of my girls will do better then their sisters.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

6 months, still got it

Wow, 6 months since I've picked up my red drawing pencil. Apparently it's like I never put it down. Two new roughs for paintings to start soon. Guess who'll be in the studio all Thanksgiving weekend? :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

two girls up for auction

Just dropped off two of my girls for the AIGA Arizona Annual Art Auction. Proceeds benefits Free Arts of Arizona. So please come to see all the local art and you can have a chance to bid on Octavia or Eve. On November 21, My birthday! At the Bentley Projects at 6pm. Can't wait to see these girls in action.

new blog

Where have a been. Well not exactly in the studio. Check out my new blog that's been up and running for the last month or so. Stitched Little Elephant. Don't worry I'll be getting back to some new girls soon.

Friday, September 25, 2009

4 months really!!??

Well when life comes around and throws you some new bones you tend to veer from things for awhile. Just thought I'd ought to post something about this inexcusable amount of time that's been away from my wonderful girls and this little blog. When a special little stick gives you a sign you didn't expect priorities change for a while. And a big move into a much larger place puts your studio in boxes, well time flies!

Good news is, my new studio is going up quickly, as well as an additional blog about the things I'm making for this little new life that's coming along.

Thanks for the twitter love!

New goodies coming soon.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

3 new Moleskin ladies

Just a few pages from one of my moleskin sketchbooks. I realized I haven't posted in a long time, um...again. My new website will be done soon and new paintings will be started. So I'll post more and more sketchbook pages while finishing those projects. As always, enjoy the girls. Octavia is still in need of a home, so pass her around. Thanks so much. love, Jt

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


She is finished. Octavia has dark and hysterical secrets.
I'm sorry for such a long wait in between posts. It's been a busy busy March, and it is very nice to be back in my tiny studio again. Two new girls were also started while finishing Octavia. And Katrina is also in the works. She is my ambitious girl from the last post. Her name popped up two days ago while working on Octavia.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

first colors

The first colors are down. Layers and layers of color painted over and over.

I need to buy more paint.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

ambitious is me

New and exciting. My first girl who is life-size. Yes I am ambitious, this will be a good challenge.

Back to some classic printing

This will be a lino-cut print on a birth/first birthday/baptism invitation I am currently designing. Boy I missed carving into linoluem. What a type of meditation and concentration. And can't wait to do more.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

3 new girls

Meet Valery, Mira, and Audra. Mira has been sold but Valery and Audra are available. Valery is a tiny 4" x 4" she is available for $45 and Audra is a 5" x 5" gallery stretch and available for $65.
Give me an email if your interested in any of my girls. I am always up to do commissioned pieces as well. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

more paintings... in progress

Two of five works in progress paintings i have going right now. One of these is already sold. just got to finish 'er up. She is Marin's little sister. Marin was sold at a charity auction in December and one of the bidders who didn't win her loved her so much she wanted one just like her. Well I cannot repeat any of my girls, so Marin will have a little sister.

handmade blocks closeup