Monday, January 30, 2006

doodle i made yesterday

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Collaborative art

This was one my favorite pieces of collaborative art exhibited in the Exquisite Corpse Show last Fall, curated by my friend Nancy. If I remember correctly, it was started by Kika Jonsson, continued by Pamela Martinez, and then finished by Me. Of course, my memory is really horrible so I might have missed a name somewhere in there. I really liked the textures and delicacy of this piece, plus it looked kick-ass under the glass frame.

I tacked up a bed sheet to the ceiling today isolating my work area (the dining room) to give myself the illusion of having an actual studio space. HAH. Actually, Michael made me do it so I couldn't peek at whatever birthday schemes he is working on at his desk. Oh, and this bedsheet has She-Ra the Princess of Power on it. Hell yeah.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Just call me Noodle Head.

Friday, January 13, 2006

My dearest darling dear.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Teen Vogue + Nintendo Part Deux

Just look at this awful mess.

Oh dear. What have I done?

Monday, January 09, 2006

Teen Vogue says Mario Fashion is all the rage this season.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Accomplishment for the day.

Made a shelf out of legos for my paint. Woohoo! I wish I had more of those thick green plates. Them's the good stuff. Now I want to take a trip to the Lego store and make more crap like this.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Site bugs and ramblies.

The part where Annie asks a favor of those would would stumble upon her new blog because she enjoys (a little too much) tinkering with it.

Hey everybody! Could y'all do me a favor and tell me if there are bugs on this site when you look at it? I noticed that a lot of people are using Windows and Internet Explorer 6, and when I tried to view it in Virtual PC on my Mac, things looked totally wrong.'s supposed to look like this (click to enlarge):

When I checked it my post titles weren't showing up and neither was my animated flickr badge on the side. Oh, and does anyone use site feeds? I actually don't know much about it, but it sounds fun so I might set it up. Anyhoot, if you could just pop a comment on here to let me know so that I can fix things if they're broken, I would appreciate it, immensely.

The less interesting part where Annie embarrasingly blathers on about the kind of insecurities not uncommon for a person in their early twenties, oh and she thanks you, too.

Hey everybody. Thanks for all the nice comments about my site. Lately, I've been really interested in the field of Illustration and the business side of art, etc. so all the kind words make me feel like I might actually know what I'm doing. There's all this pressure from myself and from my parents to like, "get a real job" meaning being some kind of professional money-making artist (say what?!). For the longest time art was just something I did, did well, and made me feel good. But now that I've actually got a fancy sheet of heavyweight paper saying I went to (f)ART SCHOOL for four years of course there are all these "what now?!" thoughts filling my brainspace.

After the first six months I accepted that I didn't exactly have a post-graduation plan and how that is an okay thing. I work a really fun and awesome job 3-4 days a week, which means I'm not getting rich and things might be tight for a while untill the schedule kicks back into full-time, but I actually have time to reflect and research things that I want to do.
It's just hard when you have parents that have supported you your whole life, and probably don't even get your art, but they know you love it so they paid a huge chunk of your college tuition. And you have to keep reassuring them how it's all good and it was all worth it, even though you're not exactly raking in the dough.

In a way it sucks to have to think about it, and in another it sort of drives me to keep working on my plan to take over the world, because, no, I actually do not want to keep living in this tiny one-bedroom apartment where my upstairs neighbor likes to drop things on her floor and sing horribly loud all the time. where was I? Oh, right, thanks again kind readers.

Sunday, January 01, 2006


My submission for this week's Illustration Friday: "Flavor."

I spent way longer on this than I expected to. Like, an hour and a half? Now my knees are killing me because I was sitting on my legs the whole time...very bad posture. Initially, this was just going to be a doodle to distract/inspire me to work on some "real" work that I'm supposed to do, then I couldn't stop.

So it's been raining pretty much the past two weeks here in the Bay Area. T'was fun at first, but I can't stand it much longer. It's already a huge chore for me to leave my apartment, the rain makes it that much harder to do so. I ordered some rainboots from Target online, hopefully they will arrive soon so that I may slosh around in the mud...mua HA! Take that mother nature, you jerk!


Still testing out the new blog, so here's some good!

Don't spit.

Elderly couple playing Space Invaders @ the San Jose Tech Museum.

Box of cookies for Mom and Dad, plus Sanrio origami!

Stan the crab, chillin' like a villain.