Friday, June 30, 2006

Doo Doo

This week's Illustration Friday challenge is 'Sticky'.

Here is The Doo Doo Dunnie. She (or he, we can't rilly tell...) is a pretty sticky sprite. Usually found near cow patties and puppy poo, The Doo Doo Dunnie is closely tied to, well, organic fanny effluvia. As a very beneficial fairy, The Doo Doo Dunnie (who claims to hail from Australia) has a high status in the Seelie Court, but tends to rarely recieve invitations to High Tea.

That's gratitude for ya.

Friday, June 23, 2006

After The Rain

This time the challenge from Illustration Friday is 'Rain'.
And ya know what ? Following after almost every significant rain shower, I find all types of mushrooms and toadstools growing amongst my lawn. The Faeries go nutz, the Grigs dance a jig, and the Pixies...well the Pixies are just plain naughty.

What you see here is 'Delicious Lactarious' that I used for freelance artwork many many years ago, back when I had more hair on my head.
Just so that ya know...

Friday, June 16, 2006

Fancy Footwork

This weeks Illustration Friday challenge is 'Dance'.
A few weeks back while shopping at Meijer supermarket in Kalamazoo, I saw the most difficult and adorable two step ever. Two little girls had put on an oversized tee-shirt and were trying to walk down the cashier aisle much to the bemusement of their mother.

For a moment, everyone in the vicinity who could see it suddenly forgot all about their worries and troubles, smiles were on shoppers faces.
I luv moments like that.
Have a smile on me, it won't cost you a single penny...

Friday, June 09, 2006


It's a jungle out there. And ya need a good nap to deal with it. So just curl up, get comfy, and drift off to the Dreamlands where Buopoths lumber and Zoogs scamper. Visit Ulthar or just follow the river sylphs ( they'll provide enjoyable company and gossip ).

Sweet dreams...

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Howard Phillips Lovecraft

This weeks topic for Illustration Friday is 'Portrait', so I did a portrait of Howard Phillips Lovecraft.

Born 1890 and passing away (we think) in 1937, Lovecraft was (is ?) the master of weird horror stories. From 'The Call of Cthulhu' to 'At The Mountains of Madness' his work influenced most horror writers and movie makes since.

He was a scholar and a gentleman, liked ice cream and cats, and had a wicked sense of humor. Most of his stories were based on vivid nightmares that he suffered from, and he did a damn good job of telling those stories !

If you want to try his books, they tend to be anthologies of short stories, the best to start off with might be short but creepy 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth' or the lengthy but ghoulish 'The Case of Charles Dexter Ward'.

The Necronomicon is closely tied to Lovecraft...