Monday, February 18, 2008

Fellow Etsy Seller's Husband is Missing

Nicholas Francisco was last seen at 6:00pm on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 leaving work from the Publicis Advertising Agency, located in the lower Queen Anne area of Seattle, Washington. He was presumably headed south toward his home in the Southcenter/SeaTac area.

His car is a red 1992 Toyota Paseo hatchback, Washington license 601-RHX.
**update - his car was found in Federal Way, Washington. No Foul Play is suspected so far***

He was last seen wearing a light blue/off-white shirt, a plain brown jacket, and blue jeans. He is about 6 feet tall and 28 years old.

His wife is pregnant, and they've already got two young children - he needs to come home to them! Please pass this along! His wife is also a wonderful artist and fellow Etsy user. Please repost this, help their family - support her.

Here is a site to find updates about him, there is a $5000 reward if you have ANY information - please call 911 or the Seattle Police Department

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Indie Path Interview

The great team over at The Indie Path have just posted an interview I did with them. Check out their cool site and the interview at .

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Peppermint Girl

Peppermint Girl is my latest creation, my first serious attempt at digital painting. I must admit I am quite fond of the results. I am offering Peppermint Girl as a print in my Etsy shop.

Enter the Drawing For A Free Print

Okie dokie, here is your chance to enter a drawing for a free art print from my Etsy shop .
To enter please leave a comment saying which print is your favorite as well as a way for me to notify you if you win. I'll accept entries untill midnight (that's Eastern time USA) December 10th. I'll be putting everyone's name on a slip of paper and letting my rabbit draw it out of a hat.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nexus Familiaris

A new painting on wood, cute and sentimental balanced by a serious Latin title. I think I may adopt that title strategy for my more lighthearted paintings, I really like the contrast. If you would like this for your very own you can find it in my etsy shop.
I'll be making a print version available but not before I get a new computer (hopefully this week). Doing any kind of image editing on my antique causes me to tear my hair out!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Exhibit Pics

Well, I have finally gotten the exhibit pictures downloaded from my camera. I was so disapointed to find that most of them were blurry. This one came out fairly o.k., it shows the wall mounts I made out of Ikea mirrors (displaying Sheeple) that proved to be just as popular (if not more so) than my paintings.

The design worked perfectly well in my head, but not quite so well under real life conditions involving gravity. However they did the job and I'm working on ways to improve the design.

Friday, November 16, 2007

My Name Is Simon

Sometimes I find I just need to go into my studio, clear off all the projects in progress, and just play. That is just what I did yesterday, and My Name Is Simon was born.
If any of you were tots in the 1970's and watched the t.v. show Captain Kangaroo you might remember the animated short segments called "Simon" that used to appear frequently on the show. A little boy created a world with a piece of chalk. The foggy distant memory of that show was the inspiration for this painting.
I listed it in my Etsy shop last night.