Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chocolate Chunk O' Love

Roxie, my pleasantly plump Chocolate Lab. This is her classic inquisitive look she gives you when you call her attention. She kind of juts her lower teeth out just bit. I love it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pahoihoi Needs a Girlfriend

Who better than Lala, the sun goddess. I think she's "hot" enough for a lava monster.

Monday, December 7, 2009

What is Pahoehoe?

Pronounced Pa-HOY-HOY.... from Hawaiian meaning "smooth and unbroken lava". It is basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating, or ropy surface. These surface features are due to the movement of very fluid lava under a congealing surface crust. (from wikipedia)

Currently my husband, Jeff Biancalana, and I are working on a children's book concept about a lava monster who embodies the physical characteristics of pahoehoe lava. Here are a couple of sketches...


Totoro Forest Project

A fund raising exhibition/auction to support the national trust Totoro Forest Foundation that Oscar winning film maker Hayao Miyazaki has been helping over the years, featuring original art created by artists in the fields of animation, comic books, and illustration.

"El Totoro Maya"-- My contribution to the Totoro Forest Project.

Taking a stab at color....

Out of Picture: Volume 2

Character line up from my short story, "Crawdaddy-O". Crawdaddy-O is a part of a creative collaboration of Blue Sky Studios artists entitled, Out of Picture: Volume 2.

Crawdaddy-O tells a tale of three mischievous alligators from the murky bayous of Louisiana. Their adventure begins when they follow a steamboat passenger dressed in a crawdad costume. Little do they know, their pursuit of a tasty snack lands them in the crowded streets of New Orleans during a spectacular Mardis Gras celebration.