Friday, December 06, 2013

HoHoDooDa - Day 4

My pups love licking their paws which drives me nuts (and I'm only a short putt away from crazy) so determined they must be super tasty. If only they were made out of peppermint I could solve the stinky breath problem. 

Happy SinterKlaas - St. Nicholas Day.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

HoHoHooDa - 3rd day of X-mas - ghost of christmas future

Hoping Santa delivers.

 original pencil (still working out new scanner settings)

HoHoHooDa - 2nd day of x-mas - ghost of christmas present

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day
That's the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii's way to say Merry Christmas to you 

original pencil (still working out new scanner settings)

HoHoHooDa - 1st day of X-mas, ghost of christmas past

The ghost of Christmas past, missing my little muse.

original pencil (still working out new scanner settings)

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

HoHoDooDa 2013 a little late!

HoHoDooDa 2013 is here! 
 HoHoDooDa is the holiday-themed doodle-a-day party over at Linda's SketchedOut.
I'm a couple of days behind so I hope to make up ground today, starting off with a really quick doodle of my big, black lab. 



Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013


 "northern cardinal"

So I've really gotten into birding as of late. North Carolina had bunches of them, woodpeckers, northern cardinals, red hawks, nuthatches, brown thrashers, cat birds, blue jays, blue birds, robins, the list goes on. Hawai'i, not so much. Mainly mynahs, red crested cardinals, chickens, pigeons (oh excuse me, "rock doves"), zebra doves, spotted doves, and more doves. The entertainment here is not seeing what different kinds of birds come to the feeder but how quickly the java sparrows/finches can empty it.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

more dog beach

Another dog beach doodle. Two of the same scene.

This is picture of Koko Head my earlier doodle.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Koko Head Kittehs

As we drove up to Koko Head for a predawn hike we encountered hundreds of feral cats. It reminded me of Mark Twain's "Letters from the Sandwich Islands" 
"I saw cats--Tom cats, Mary Ann cats, long-tailed cats, bobtail cats, blind cats, one-eyed cats, walleyed cats, cross-eyed cats, gray cats, black cats, white cats, yellow cats, striped cats, spotted cats, tame cats, wild cats, singed cats, individual cats, groups of cats, platoons of cats, companies of cats, regiments of cats, armies of cats, multitudes of cats, millions of cats, and all of them sleek, fat, lazy, and sound asleep."
 Also a mynah bird.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dog beach

Hickam Flats : acrylic on wood panel : 24x24

Here's the beach where the dogs and I go to contemplate life and meet fun new friends to dig with.


She's baaaack....

Wow so it's been ages since I posted anything, it's really dusty in here and the cobwebs are totally out of control. So, I was lying in bed early this morning listening to a story on NPR about Bill Watterson and got quite mellon collie (hmmm sounds like something Linda would illustrate, is it a fruit or a dog, woof). 
 I missed my blog and my kitty-muse. Nothing concrete has kept me away just your run-of-the-mill ennui. So I said to myself, self your hubby is away again and it's a good opportunity to resurrect HubReHoTDa like the zombie-vampire that it is. HubReHoTDay is Husband Returns Home for Turkey Day day. While not even close to being a month away hopefully it'll put the pepper in my pants that I need to get back at it.
Okay so my first doodle. This past summer we moved again, here's a doodle of where we are living now.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dawn's Early Light

Dawn's Early Light : encaustics on wood panel : 19x19

more encaustic work...

Kato : encaustics on wood panel : 6x6

Wax on, wax off

Ronan : encaustics on wood panel : 6x6

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Snow day

Te-Te : acrylic on fabric : 20x30
I'm going to try and start posting again... hope it sticks this time. Haven't doodled in awhile but have been painting.