Purrr-maid

May 21, 2020

Funny, I thought I made this up, but according to the Googles, purrmaids are a thing… and I’m glad they are!

purr-maids

Pachyder-maid

May 17, 2020

Rare and elusive.

Enjoys the occasional sea peanut

and never forgets.

pachyder-maid insta 2

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2020

mermom flat
To all my mom sisters, mom nieces, mom friends and also the mer-moms, but especially my beautiful mom,
Happy Happy Mother’s Day!
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Pandemic Pan

April 11, 2020

I made another silly poem.

Pandemic pan

time machine 2020

Super Hero

April 2, 2020

super Sharon

So, I was chatting on FB with my very witty friend, Sharon about how much sanitizer and other cleaning chemicals we’ve been ingesting lately and she said:

“I feel like that should turn us into superheroes, right? Like “Sharon Kaplan ingested a chemical cocktail during a global pandemic, and now her blood is 91% isopropyl alcohol and aloe vera. Her superpower is that EVERYONE CAN HUG HER!””

We thought that might make a cool graphic novel. Very short of that I made a single drawring.

My apologies to Sharon!

Pandemic Blues

March 24, 2020

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I made a silly poem.

me caricature covid poem 2

 

HoHoDooDa 2019 Last Day!

December 31, 2019

nye kitty use 2020

Happy New Year and New Decade to everyone!!!

Walken in a winter wonderland 3

… and here I was thinking I came up with an original idea. A Google search proved me wrong. Oh well…

Merry Christopher Walken!

HoHoDooDa 2019 Day 3

December 3, 2019

santaur

Ho Ho Horsing around. (Sorry.)

Looks like the puns are here to stay.

HoHoDooDa 2019 Day 2

December 2, 2019

gnome

Gnomaste!

Starting things off with gnome puns. Tis the season!

HoHoDooDa 2019 Day 1

December 1, 2019

HoHoDooDa hornamint 2019

Oh hey!

Announcing (last minute, as is tradition) the beginning of HoHoDooDa 2019 (or Holiday Doodle A Day!)

If this tiny reindeer looks familiar, it may be because I’ve posted him in the past and he’s been nominated as spokes-critter for this year. Oh, and I realize they’re actually antlers, but antler-ments didn’t really work.

So, what is HoHoDooDa?

Why, thanks for asking.

Back in December 2011, in order to create a shot of creative, mojo-inducing stress to the already jam packed holidays, my fellow illustrator pals, the talented Marion Eldridge and Laura Jacobson along with myself, engaged in a month-long sketch-a-thon. We dubbed it HoHoDooDa, short for Holiday Doodle a Day (maybe not that much shorter.) We did our best to create a holiday-themed drawing a day… or even every other day… or as often as humanly possible, from December 1 to December 31.

Fast forward to 2019 where this November has been a challenging month for all of us. So now, what with the holidays and all, it probably seems crazy to add this challenge to the mix. There may be some gnashing of teeth and it may all end in tears but in the end I’m pretty sure a good time will be had. It may even be as rewarding as it was in years past. So, what the actual hell? Doin’ it again this year! Who’s with me?

Hello? What’s that…? Bueller…?

Alright, it is entirely possible I may be the only participant this year, but anyone who would like to join in is more than welcome, no matter what winter holiday you celebrate! Don’t let the HoHo throw you. This is an all-the-winter-holidays doodle challenge!

Rules for HoHoDooDa:

“What are the rules for HoHoDooDa?” You may ask…

1. THERE ARE NO RULES! NO SIGN UP! NO REGISTRATION! NO GIVEAWAYS OR GUEST POSTERS!  No regulations, themes, daily words, Facebook pages or anything else resembling organization. Just lots of holiday doodling, maybe some commenting back and forth amongst doodlers and hopefully lots of inspiration and craft honing!

HoHoDooDa Doodlers are scoff-laws and Mavricks! (Well the truth is, I’m just not that organized.) The only code we live by this month is Doodle! Doodle! Doodle and doodle some more, every day from December 1 to December 31, or at least try to.

You may not Doodle every single day, but by golly you will have tried and you’ll have more doodles in your sketchbook at the end of December than you might have otherwise.

So, there’s that!

2. If you post to your blog it helps if you tag your illustrations HoHoDooDa 2017 or create a HoHoDooDa category.

If you are posting to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram it helps to add #HoHoDooDa2019 and/or #HoHoDooDa

3. Smile, this is fun!

Doodle on my fellow HoHoDooDa Doodlers, (should there be any!)

SkADaMo Day 13

November 13, 2019

fowl play 2

The time has come. I’ve spared you from groan-worthy puns long enough.

Today’s prompt “Film Noir.”

SkADaMo Day 3

November 3, 2019

phobia

A bad cuppa can be your undoing.

“Phobia” was the prompt for day 2, but… sigh… I’m already behind.

SkADaMo Day 1

November 1, 2019

witch on vespa 2

Just under the wire for day 1 with “Skooter.”