Saturday, April 7, 2018

Panus conchatus...




also known as the Lilac Oysterling! This mushroom is a wood loving saprophyte, but unlike its succulent (and super delish) relative Pleurotus ostreatus, Panus conchatus is much tougher in texture and isn't an edible mushroom...but remains a valuable asset to the environment, nonetheless. Also, those natural lavender hues and peachy tones are premium.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Lil' Beast


Oh icons icons icons how I love you so. I'll never know why these are so much fun to make, maybe because they're each like little tiny mini concepts that can be rendered in so many fun ways, stylistically and metaphorically. Here's the logo I designed for the same project (so meowch fun!):




Sunday, February 11, 2018

Logo concept






Just playing around with color and form. Sometimes I feel like it's easier for my melon head to keep creative momentum if I alternate drawing / painting projects with icon or logo design projects. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017


A study of Paul Stamets from an older recording that I've been watching over the last couple of days. The mushrooms are a could of random finds from my yard — Inocybe lilacina.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Monday, November 16, 2015

6X: "The Nightshade Council"

Hey there, it's been a while. It's been a busy year and it's nice to slow down for a bit and to get back to drawing, and some of my personal studies. 6X is a little series I've started in my spare time as I reflect on the interconnectedness of our environment, and our marriage with fungi.

Something interesting I came across is a study showing bats can tell two humans apart just from the subtle differences in breathing patterns. It's also pretty cool how the young bat fetus looks eerily human, until of course, the phalanges and metacarpals (finger bones) begin to elongate. They're important pollinators as well, with some plants being completely reliant upon them to spread their seed. 









Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Progresss...

This week I wanted to learn more about snakes - here's a little screenshot of what I've got so far:




Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Why, you little street rat.

Yes, this weekend I decided to make an avatar of a rodent. 




Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Fremont Art Walk!


Yay, a couple of my pieces are being shown in a group show at Tiny Ninja in Fremont, WA. Come check us out on Friday, June 6th for the art walk!



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Life is full"

Still musing over mushrooms and native fauna, but that's especially easy to do after a great weekend outside. I think I regret doing these one on toned paper, so will probably abandon and go back to something plain without those pesky fibers. 




Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Thistle Born"




Spiders, once you get to know them, aren't so bad...especially when one, such as myself (!) learns: baby spiders can travel for miles by climbing to a high point (on say, a tree or a building), casting a line of webbing out, and harnessing the wind. Not only eco friendly, but super cute.








Sunday, September 15, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

"Bengal Trance"


I decided it was time to experiment with color a bit more, and went through a ton of different combos for this one. It was a little tedious, but I'm glad I didn't rush too much.