The Velveteen Rabbit and the Polyester Koala

Drawing, Writing, and Tumblr-ing down the Rabbit Hole.
Forgot to post one happy #dogmoment of the day. Sat down to adjust my shoe while at @barnsdallpark, and got kisses/a foot hug from a sweet four month old #bulldogpuppy. #bullies #bullybreed #latergram #puppeh #bulldogbeauty #bulldog #wrinkles #wrinkledogs #EastHollywood #cityofla #cityparks #dogsinla #puppiesofig

Forgot to post one happy #dogmoment of the day. Sat down to adjust my shoe while at @barnsdallpark, and got kisses/a foot hug from a sweet four month old #bulldogpuppy. #bullies #bullybreed #latergram #puppeh #bulldogbeauty #bulldog #wrinkles #wrinkledogs #EastHollywood #cityofla #cityparks #dogsinla #puppiesofig

My #kawaii #sealofapproval. Literally, in this #illustration, which is in an excerpt from this week’s Chibi and Kawaii lesson that I wrote/drew demos for, for my students. #seal #babyseal #3dletters #artforkids #childrensart #drawdvl #lessonplan #chibi #cartoonillustration #illo #illustration #pun #punny #marineanimal #cartoonanimal #afterschoolprograms #arteducation

My #kawaii #sealofapproval. Literally, in this #illustration, which is in an excerpt from this week’s Chibi and Kawaii lesson that I wrote/drew demos for, for my students. #seal #babyseal #3dletters #artforkids #childrensart #drawdvl #lessonplan #chibi #cartoonillustration #illo #illustration #pun #punny #marineanimal #cartoonanimal #afterschoolprograms #arteducation

Came to @onedowndog on a whim, as I needed to force myself to relax and de-stress today. Took a #yoga slash #lyricaljazz class. w00t, dance! So, here is another of my #oddselfie submissions, whilst copying the pose of the very cool #yogi #dogmural on the wall. #dance #hypermobile #oddselfiechallenge #stretch #DownDog

Came to @onedowndog on a whim, as I needed to force myself to relax and de-stress today. Took a #yoga slash #lyricaljazz class. w00t, dance! So, here is another of my #oddselfie submissions, whilst copying the pose of the very cool #yogi #dogmural on the wall. #dance #hypermobile #oddselfiechallenge #stretch #DownDog

Quick #wip of how to step by step make a little #chibi dude or pup. Getting ready and really excited for the Junior Art Center semester starting at @barnsdallpark tomorrow! #kawaii #lessonplans #lessonplanning #arteducation #puppy #characterdesign #theartofcartooning #artofcartooning #comics #cartoonillustration #afterschoolprograms #pencil #workinprogress

Quick #wip of how to step by step make a little #chibi dude or pup. Getting ready and really excited for the Junior Art Center semester starting at @barnsdallpark tomorrow! #kawaii #lessonplans #lessonplanning #arteducation #puppy #characterdesign #theartofcartooning #artofcartooning #comics #cartoonillustration #afterschoolprograms #pencil #workinprogress

#MattGroening opening the Simpsons Night Concert at the #HollywoodBowl. #Hollywood #TheSimpsons #OutdoorConcert

#MattGroening opening the Simpsons Night Concert at the #HollywoodBowl. #Hollywood #TheSimpsons #OutdoorConcert

Pretty nighttime Plumerias. #Silverlake #EastHollywood #NoFilter #Plumerias #Flowers #NighttimeWalk #nighttime

Pretty nighttime Plumerias. #Silverlake #EastHollywood #NoFilter #Plumerias #Flowers #NighttimeWalk #nighttime

Picked up this amazing #graphicnovel after I finished teaching my #MeltU #comicsforkids class yesterday (Thursdays at @meltdowncomics). Amazing #ink work, great story/characters set in #Oregon, and funny and sad at once. Anyone who has had any family or romantic difficulties (especially re: #hoarding, or #lettinggo and needing #closure in general) I think will love this book. #badhouses #sararyan #carlamcneil #illustration #comics #darkhorse #estatesales #love

Picked up this amazing #graphicnovel after I finished teaching my #MeltU #comicsforkids class yesterday (Thursdays at @meltdowncomics). Amazing #ink work, great story/characters set in #Oregon, and funny and sad at once. Anyone who has had any family or romantic difficulties (especially re: #hoarding, or #lettinggo and needing #closure in general) I think will love this book. #badhouses #sararyan #carlamcneil #illustration #comics #darkhorse #estatesales #love

Best kind of exhausted-from first #butiyoga class at @onedowndog. Here’s my second #oddselfie submission, taken right after class/under the studio’s beautiful #ink wall #illustrations. Thank you @yogini_kristina for a great class! #oddselfiechallenge #onedowndog #yoga #selfie #Ganesh #newstudent #la

Best kind of exhausted-from first #butiyoga class at @onedowndog. Here’s my second #oddselfie submission, taken right after class/under the studio’s beautiful #ink wall #illustrations. Thank you @yogini_kristina for a great class! #oddselfiechallenge #onedowndog #yoga #selfie #Ganesh #newstudent #la

Long #RIP post for today’s date. I was a senior in high school thirteen years ago, today.  Not in Manhattan; in one of the commuting suburbs thereof.  My family and the friends I knew at school were very lucky (as commuters who either worked in the city, or passed through it for work).  Countless people weren’t.  There aren’t really words to describe what it was like to be in and from New York at that time.  Thirteen years later, I think a lot of people have forgotten.  Not just 9/11, but of many tragedies.  That can be seen if someone makes a heartless joke, or a tasteless art piece, or in some other way, trivializes any event that was traumatic and unforgettable to a lot of people.  I’ve noticed that lately, which I suppose is culture’s current trend of “being edgy,” but to me it just seems mean and gratuitous.  R.I.P. to everyone who was lost that day, and love to everyone who was affected and/or lost loved ones.  Again, there really aren’t words to describe things in the world like this.  I hope somehow there can be healing and peace between everyone around the world, for things to get better for everyone and for everyone to treat each other kindly moving forward.

Long #RIP post for today’s date. I was a senior in high school thirteen years ago, today.  Not in Manhattan; in one of the commuting suburbs thereof.  My family and the friends I knew at school were very lucky (as commuters who either worked in the city, or passed through it for work).  Countless people weren’t.  There aren’t really words to describe what it was like to be in and from New York at that time.  Thirteen years later, I think a lot of people have forgotten.  Not just 9/11, but of many tragedies.  That can be seen if someone makes a heartless joke, or a tasteless art piece, or in some other way, trivializes any event that was traumatic and unforgettable to a lot of people.  I’ve noticed that lately, which I suppose is culture’s current trend of “being edgy,” but to me it just seems mean and gratuitous.  R.I.P. to everyone who was lost that day, and love to everyone who was affected and/or lost loved ones.  Again, there really aren’t words to describe things in the world like this.  I hope somehow there can be healing and peace between everyone around the world, for things to get better for everyone and for everyone to treat each other kindly moving forward.

#TBT to 2013 Halloween, where my trip to Italy/Naples earlier in the year inspired this costume. Here is #Pulcinella hanging out with a cute girl version of #CookieMonster at the #WeHo Halloween Parade. #throwbackthursday #carnaval #westhollywood #westhollywoodhalloweenparade #westhollywoodcarnaval #Napoli #Italia #Commedia #CommediaDelArte #costumes

#TBT to 2013 Halloween, where my trip to Italy/Naples earlier in the year inspired this costume. Here is #Pulcinella hanging out with a cute girl version of #CookieMonster at the #WeHo Halloween Parade. #throwbackthursday #carnaval #westhollywood #westhollywoodhalloweenparade #westhollywoodcarnaval #Napoli #Italia #Commedia #CommediaDelArte #costumes