Sunday, November 01, 2009

duchess doodle

Nelson and I watched The Duchess tonight. I LOVED the costumes. So I drew a lady with big hair and those silly dresses with the crazy wide hips.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Too Art for TV - all 5 drawings

The Too Art for TV exhibit is over and I picked up the remains of my artwork today. A part of me is happy that 3 of them sold, and the other part of me is heartbroken to lose my drawings.

I figured I'd post the whole set of 5 drawings on my blog now that the exhibit is over.

Kabuki Mommy

Nobody Buys Grade B Eggs

The Why-Isn't-Your-Room-Clean Monster

The Grim Sleeper

Happy Noodle Monster

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Turkey continued.....

I've been so busy for the past month I haven't finished sorting through my good and bad photos or scanning artwork.

I took this photo for Tricia. It's a Chupa Chups machinein the Madrid airport. Tricia used to keep a giant tin of these lollipops in our apartment.

We ended up traveling for nearly 24 hours... 7 hours to Madrid, 4 hour layover, 4 hour flight to Istanbul...2 hour layover...1 hour flight to Izmir, 1 hour bus ride to Selcuk. it was awful. I should've made that side trip at the end of our stay in Turkey.

AND THEN when we got to our destination I called up the Hotel/hostel place to come get us and a guy on a motorbike showed up. Nelson and I stared for a moment....Was he expecting us two chubby people with luggage to climb on the back of that thing? What kind of place were we staying at?
After some awkward silence he told us to follow him to the hotel. In fact it was just a short walk away and everything was fine and the hotel/hostel was very nice.

Here are pictures from our day at Ephesus. It's one of the most spectacular ruins I've ever seen.

Nelson on an ancient Roman toilet. I can't believe people sat on those holes cheek to cheek.

Ancient sewer pipes.

Look! Ionic columns! and tiny looking people. I love funny photo accidents.

Statues of Artemis with multitudes of breasts and honeybees to symbolize fertility.

Ancient LEGOs?

Friday, October 02, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Images of Turkey!

We're back from our trip in Turkey and Spain. It was an incredible trip and Turkey was beautiful and brimming with history. Spain was nice too.

These are probably the best two pictures I drew. I didn't paint as much as I would have liked. We rushed about seeing all sorts of incredible things.

The first one is the Hagia Sophia. I've always wanted to go there. My Dad asked me why...and how I even knew about it when I was younger. I think I first heard of the Hagia Sophia from playing Sim City 3000. I think there was a cheat code so you could build famous monuments in your city.

Anyway, it was awe inspiring. They are doing restoration work inside and you can see both the Islamic decoration and the original Byzantine mosaics of Christ etc. It also has green marble columns taken from the famous Temple of Artemis in Ephesus. It used to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but now the temple has one lonely column left, standing in a field, with a huge stork nest perched on top.

This picture is the Blue Mosque. It's exquisite and magnificent, especially when you see it from the Bosphorus. I painted this while sitting in the top floor breakfast room of our hotel. It's called the Blue Mosque because of the Iznik quartz tiles that decorate the interior.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Too Art for TV

Here's one of my drawings for the Too Art for TV show.
Opening night is September 18th!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


here"s the only painting i did saturday that i"m happy with.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I haven't posted in a while, so here are some doodles from the subway.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

cynthea at work

this is how i feel at work sometimes....usually if i went to bed really, really late.

Monday, May 04, 2009

last class

Unfortunately, my watercolor class is over. This was our longest pose the whole class. Mostly I like it, but the head is too small.

Now I have to figure out what class to take next!