Sunday, September 13, 2009

fly away

I have been inspired as of late. I got a job which I am really excited about. Its at an amazing indie bookstore that I've wanted to work for a very long time. It's not an art job but it is still breeding my creativity. Plus I will be around fun creative type people anyway. It will also afford me time not to forget to do my art. I am pretty happy right now.:)

The reason for this piece of work has to do mainly with the fact that at the goodwill a few days ago I purchased a globe. I also have a huge map of the world on my wall over my books. When I was younger I did tons of odd jobs for my parents so they would give me money to buy a suitcase with the map of the world on it. I love the thought of travel. I love the places I have been able to visit and I yearn to see more. I also adore the pastel sorts of colors that are on most maps and globes. Totally my color palette. Maybe thats one of the reasons I was drawn to them as a kid. But anyway I love my globe. "Be Free" is the saying on my business cards.

I just added this simple art too. I love the bunny, shes jumping for love.:)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

hiatus over.

wow Its been a huge hiatus. Just to fill you in. I moved to NYC. It wasn't for me. I moved now I'm in SF again. I needed my friends and family. I am currently looking for a job...oh the joys of being out of school.

This piece came as a whole result of how I've been feeling since moving back from NYC. It was quite a big blow to think you want something so much only to realize it was not for you. I value my family and friends so much. I missed the weather..and just the general feel of sf. So needless to say I've been pouring my heart out quite a bit via phone. I did that a lot while I was in NYC. Talking to friends, family..trying to figure out what to do with myself how I should approach things.

Also two things got into the spring show. Amazing. I was so happy to find this out. "Bunny Dream" got in and my Ernest Hemmingway yays:)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

spocks brain

this is what happens when you spend too much time matting art all day. You need a reprieve from all that. I decided to draw spock since I'm super excited to see the movie on thursday night. Work was done in photoshop. P.s. I have a total crush on spock. just so you know...I know. I'm a geek. I have a weakness for defined noses...and intellectuals.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


finally figured out the three images I'm going to be submitting to the spring show...and Ive got to say that matting these things is way more stressful then the drawing. my hands are shaking..I get way too nervous matting things, the margin for error is too damn small.....
anyway...I get to go see star trek the night before It comes out and I'm excited. Makes me want to do a drawing of spock;)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

oh angry

just because angry bunny is always good for a smile.

he likes spaghetti

and he loves me. since he is my angry

Saturday, April 25, 2009

star warsing

this is probably at least a year and a half old drawing. I still like it though. I currently want to draw spock which is leading to a battle with my star wars fan side.
random fact: at 15 I went to a star wars convention here in san francisco. I went dressed as Princess Leia in A New Hope. I won first place in the junior division of the costume contest.

I also like making paper hand cut outs. Anyway. I'm going to try entering 3 things into the spring show for 09' academy of art. Heres hopin I get in. Ill post the 3 I'm going to be submitting soon here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

done done done.

all I can say is finally....

done with homework.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hem a way

This is for class tomorrow. The assignment was to illustrate a chapter page for Ernest Hemingway's book "A Movable Feast". Now I am not a Hemingway fan, sadly reading "In Love and War" and "Farewell To Arms" In high school never gave me a liking for the author. Mostly because he has no perception of the female spirit. He has a way of shrinking women down to nothing. Women to Hemingway are a note on a page, a pretty face but nothing of substance. The only woman with any strength is his writing on Gertrude Stein in "Moveable Feast". But anyway enough of my dis-like. Don't hold it against me I just much prefer to read F. Scott Fitzgerald or Aldous Huxley. I did have to come up with a drawing for his writing though, which is rather difficult considering what a "wordgasm" it is. I was drawn to the passage about him ordering a drink at the cafe in Paris and taking out his notebook and pencil and starting to write. I wanted it to be sorta surreal and this is what came out of all that......

that was long-winded.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter lineage

I thought I would post the card that I sent to my parents and brother for Easter. Its a simple little drawing that I did last night and colored. I post it also to introduce the fact that most people that are close with me are given a creature to be in the world of bunny dee. Most of my close friends have been given animal alias's. It sounds funny but people seem to like having characters of themselves. I simply ask "whats your favorite animal?" but some people get assigned an animal or character, which is the case with my family. I originally started doing this a couple years ago when I decided to do some mini children's books for fun for my parents and brother for Christmas. This was pretty easy for my brother and mom. My brother has always been referred to as Boo Boo Bear. Ever since he was little we started calling that. So he obviously became a little brown bear, sometimes referred to as Boo Boo Bear Toast. Since hes shaped like toast. My mom once when I was hanging out with her at her hotel when her and dad came to visit here in SF she had wrapped herself up in her blanket so I said "Mom you look like a baked potato!" to which ever since I started calling her Tay-Toe. She now signs all her cards to me as thus. I love it. My dad was a little harder to come up with but he has a stuffed panda at home. So he became Papa Panda.

So each of my family members are part of a children's book world. I'd love to make a book someday that has each of the characters featured. Wow this was the longest post ever, I guess I felt the urge to explain the lineage of why my family is drawn as certain characters. I myself have always been given stuffed bunnies since I was born and hence the nick name Bunny Dee was born. I'm their own personal easter bunny. LOL.

I know. I am a huge dork.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


don't make angry bunny feel makes him angry. Angry bunny is Bunny Dee's older brother. Hes also my angry side. He made his very first appearance in my icon drawing on the side where he is smashing the monopoly board. Bunny dee has other siblings too. If you notice in the drawing of Bunny Dee with the frying pan, her littlest sister Dido makes her first appearance. Dido is curious. They also have a baby brother named Dylan. Maybe angry bunny needs a hahahahah! I like just calling him Angry Bunny. It fits.

night night

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bad Beard Man

drew this while listening to the animal collective. I guess this is what happens when inspirational music hits my system. More packing in my future. Brothers graduation from Loyolla Marymount is coming up soon. Need to get my plane tickets.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I'm really not feeling well. It must be allergies. The drastic weather changes that have been having wreak havoc on my body. I'm post this because I don't work at borders anymore but this was a drawing I did while I was working there. Worked there a year and 9 months, thats a long ass time. Hoping for bigger and better things once I move.

Oh..and don't underestimate my spatula! I draw odd things.


Friday, April 3, 2009


geeze where have I been. I was at home for nearly 4 days. But heres some art..bleh I didn't post the colored version because some of my teachers don't get my color palate..Barron Storey gets it...I'm super confused by the teaching circuit as of late.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

so excited to see this.

look. I know this is my art blog, I know I had nothing to do with this movie. But the pure fact that the book that this movie is based on was the main thing as a child that made me want to be an artist compels me to post it. "Where The Wild Things Are" is my favorite book and Maurice Sendak is my all time hero. I'm so excited for this movie. So excited. I'm also going to cry upon seeing it on the big excited.

But yeah. I'll post some art soon to make up for this not being my art but my inspiration.
<3 it

Monday, March 16, 2009

full circle:)

About to go meet Barron Storey....Ieeeeeee.

My dad sent me this morning! He was at the mall helping with getting everything situated. His landscaping looks amazing, its nice that my father and I ended up getting to do something together artistically. So theres my design in the Valley Plaza Mall, my former haunt when I lived at home. I remember being so excited as a kid to get my picture taken with the easter bunny. Now I helped in the process...funny how everything comes full circle...

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I know I've posted alot today but this I'm really excited about. My dad had me design a scrim from the mall in my hometown of bakersfield,ca. He was doing the landscaping for the easter set up where kids take pictures in front of with the easter bunny. After some revisions this is the idea that I came up with. The mall heads LOVED it. They are also going to talk to their boss and might want me to do a christmas version. I'm so excited. Every kid that gets a picture with the easter bunny will have my image in the background.....I didn't get paid for it but I don't care its going to be awesome to put this sort of thing in my portfolio and on a resume. It's experience in illustration and I'm so happy my dad asked me in a pinch to do something for him that was illustration driven. This will be seen by the masses in the mall! God......I'm all smiles. Thanks dad:)

bunny dee

This was a lot of fun to color. The bunny is Bunny Dee. My little alter-ego that was developed when my parents and bro started calling me bunny dee. She loves color and wants to spread it everywhere. She also likes mountains, oceans, spirals and pattern. Also Alan Rickman and Pineapple. Those are not pictured here however. She also wants hugs. Can't you tell?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

when I grow up

I did the colored version of the drawing while listening to Fever Ray "when I grow up" awesome song totally check it out. Its the girl from the band the knife.

I get to meet Barron Storey on monday. My uncle set it up, its so awesome of him to do that, hes friends with his wife(they use to work together at pacific cafe on geary). Needless to say I'm nervous as hell, this is a guy that several teachers at the academy have brought up as a revolutionary.....and he wants to look at my portfolio and sketchbook....YEAH NERVOUS DEE. I feel like this fever ray song that I mentioned above..when I grow up..theres so much I want to do I feel its frightening that I'm hanging on the cliff now of is almost over all 4 and a half years of it. Moving to New York City. I'm glad that my life turned out the way it did, I'm glad that I couldn't get a dorm room at san jose state upon graduating highschool. I was going to study history there even though I really wanted to do art....I'm glad a certain person broke my heart two years ago because I wouldn't of found the artistic style I now have without that pain.

Life hands you alot of experiences in life and the trick is deciding what you want to get from it.

Thanks life for giving me what I have. I <3>

Friday, March 13, 2009


I asked my friend Joel what I should draw and he said sadness. This is what came out of it. She wears her heart on her sleeve and the cup has a heart which is billowing with life. I want to color this for sure.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Sad brides. Idea for my portfolio prep class editorial illustration.

Monday, March 2, 2009

finally done.

FINALLY! DONE...jesus christ that type was annoying and time consuming to do..........but I like it.

Friday, February 27, 2009


I've got to get ready to go to work...bleh. I remembered this drawing and wanted to post it. Its me as a vampire. Haha big hips and small feets. Corset looks like its leaving me a little off balance.
And thats me with my lovely camera. I named it snape. I know. Nerd.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Ive gone and gotten a little carried away with the color on this. I actually have 6 other color ideas on this but didn't upload all of them. I enjoy a muted color palate. When I get too crazy with my color things just go BAD. Its funny to me that when I move to new york city mid june I'll actually be living in the same city as this guy. He created my favorite movie of all time, Annie Hall. If you haven't seen it, its a must. I'm listening to classical music which makes me miss dancing. I want to take ballet again....I miss being graceful.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


the re-sketch for my honors portfolio class assignment, portrait of woody allen I'm doing. I had way to much of a stressful day. Its deals with not backtracking and loosing myself as an artist just for the sake of money.....tiresome. tired.
woody looks happy though.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


something I made awhile ago. I like collage what can I say. I'm glad ive found a way to incorporate it with my drawing.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Prop 8 saddness

homework for my portfolio prep class. I wanted to do something for a magazine or newspaper dealing with the issues of Prop 8 being passed. I identify it with censoring love.

ps. got my tickets for me and my mom to fly to New York City to find my apartment end of may. So excited.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


another collage. trying a few different things. Lotsa hair.

Me as a kid. Look at my collection of bunnies in the background...I started loving them young. The yellow bunny ive had since I was born. Hes now almost 27 years old.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Woody Allen

Woody Allen portrait thumbnails for tomorrows class. Collage/pencil/pen on paper.

me a nerd with my woody allen esq glasses.

Rabbit Hole

I drew this today. Inspired by the color of candy.
I saw Coraline last night with my friend Tanith. The minute I got home I drew this, its inspired by the tunnel that Coraline crawls through. It reminds me of alice going through the rabbit hole.....The Other Mother was terrifying. She really to me magnified the Negative Mother Complex that you read about in Jungian analysis.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


I started cutting faces out of magazine pages. Collage on illustration board with watercolor.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Collage piece im working on. After class today I come to find out again that I need to stop doing what I think will please others and stick with who I am....bleh. Especially when what I think will please others doesn't. I'm such a rabbit about everything, nervous and anxious it cracks me up how much I relate to my power animal sometimes. It's such a fight club moment. Oh and I need to stop comparing myself to every artist. It really doesn't help my sanity to do that. I'm listening to Jackson C Frank. He rocks. Country twang check his music out if your bored. Its touching. Also I'm digging listening to my collection of Nina Simone. Inspiring.

Monday, February 9, 2009


I tried acrylic color on illustration board for my class tomorrow......I'm pretty nervous about presenting it.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

color field...

This was a lot of fun to make. I painted it and drew it on a piece of pre-painted pink wood scrap. I call her color field. Maybe I should do more color works. I can't wait to move to new york city. Its getting closer and closer and I'm more and more excited. I feel like more then before that I found myself artistically but after a long hard and depressing road. I can only thank my family, friends, art school and jungian analysis. I need to draw a bunny on this somewhere haha.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Angry Bunny

This is actually the first ever "angry bunny" drawing I did. I don't remember which class I was in, probably some sort of academy of art lecture gen ed. class. As a little bit of side info in Jungian analysis you are taught to draw the different sides of your psyche. Angry Bunny would be my angry side, which also means that my angry side can be laughable at times. He is showing Monolpoly who's boss.

Blog name

Its bunny mountain. I decided to name my blog after this particular drawing, probably because of the reactions I get from it, people smile when they see it. Makes me wish there really was a bunny mountain erupting color for the world. Ah well there is one in my head and now on paper. I love you bunny mountain. A really awesome artist I met in honors portfolio said I should get a blogspot for my art. So I did thanks Miguel!