Jess Hutch.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

madonna inn

madonna suite chair
Jeff and I spent Saturday night in the Madonna Suite at the Madonna Inn. Since my ideal hotel room involves hot pink carpet, rocks, crystal chandeliers, and waterfalls in the bathroom, I was most pleased.

It was our second wedding anniversary. Long-time readers may remember that we stayed in the Caveman Room on our honeymoon. I definitely think the Madonna Suite was the right choice for this trip; it's sort of the Caveman Room, grown up a bit.

Creatively speaking, I'm in a nose-to-the-grindstone kind of mood. I'm trying to finish up the Big Toy (did I mention he was big?) and get started on some new, exciting stuff, too. I think I'm going to take an official break for a few weeks (as opposed to the unofficial break I took for the last two weeks, heh) and get stuff done. I may post on flickr in the meantime. See you in a bit!

Friday, May 11, 2007

true story

after work nap comic

{Click on the comic to go its flickr page, where you can view it larger.}

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

jewelry

I'm so excited to announce a collaboration with Danielle Maveal, who creates amazing etched silver jewelry. I bought one of her Dolly Parton necklaces a while back, and she recognized my name and suggested that I create some designs for a special Artist Series. And here are the first two - they're called "Pup in Womb" and "King of Worms". Aren't they lovely?

You can buy them here. Thrilling!


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

thrifty

Oh, the joy of thrifting. Jeff and I took a trip to the Central Valley this weekend, took in the sights, and spent some time at the local thrift stores. They did not disappoint. Here are some of my purchases.

Jeff and I already have a huge collection of vintage glassware, but I couldn't leave these behind (I got three of 'em).
flower glass

I picked up some 70s craft books, too. All published by Meredith, of course. This one makes me very happy. Crafts from trash! A splendid notion.
don't throw it away!
Also in the photo: Chuy, and our new avocado & white chenille bedspread. Both bring me much joy.

Oh, and this sweet German doll. What can I say, I like my dolls on the creepy side.
doll

Sorry about the lag time between posts of late; I've been pretty busy, going here and there and doing this and that. I hope that I'll have some fun stuff to show you next week. Jeff and I went to the Alternative Press Expo the weekend before last, which inspired me to do some comics, perhaps I'll present some of those too. My current creative to-do list is pretty long, I'm attempting to accomplish it all in the next few months. Let's see if I can pull it off!