Send in the clowns!

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Smiling Clown Face Mask

I like clowns, be they happy friendly ones, charming sad ones, or monstrously spooky ones. I crafted this clown mask from the same mold I used to make the Simpsons masks, one I haven’t made use of in a while! It’s a fun, simple, classic design, but the result is really quite delightful!

This mask is available over on Etsy.

Unless you don’t like clowns, I guess. 🙂

A Pair of Owls

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Blue and Silver Owl Mask Mardi Gras Owl Mask

A pair of new hand-painted owl masks are now available in the shop! Both of these are from my original sculpture, resin cast and painted by my husband, Robbie. One is a beautiful, classy blue and silver owl with white accents. The other is done in the vivid colors of Mardi Gras, metallic purple, green and gold.

Tucson Comic Con 2014 Pointing the Way

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Tucson Comic Con 2014 Pointing the Way

One of our dragons has taken it upon himself to head out along the highway and make sure people know the way to the show! This is our exclusive print for Tucson Comic Con 2014, featuring a big ol’ green dragon gripping a hammer with his tail and looking smug about his addition to the I-10 road sign. The view of Picacho Peak will look quite familiar to those who make the trip from the Phoenix area down to Tucson!

This will be a limited run of 25 prints at 11″ x 17″ for $20. Each one is signed and hand-numbered by myself. They’ll only be available at the show, November 8th and 9th, so make sure to grab yourself a copy!

Bards Against Nonhumanity

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Bards Against Nonhumanity

MaricopaCon 2014 is coming up soon, the first weekend in August. I’m doing a very short-run exclusive just for this show. MaricopaCon is specifically a gaming convention, so while my exclusives usually include a dragon, this one needed to be special. So a bunch of fantasy beasties got together for a rowdy game of “Bards Against Nonhumanity”!

Only 15 copies of this print, signed and hand-numbered, will ever be available. The prints are 11″ x 17″ and will be available at the show for $20 each.

The Gift of Forever

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The Gift of Forever

This illustration was done as a gift for two friends we’ve known from the local convention circuit for quite a while, who announced that they’ve gotten engaged! I was secretly approached by one to do a picture for them, and while it should include a dragon, an image of her green garnet engagement ring, a ladybug, and a shamrock, all other details were left up to me. In fact, even she didn’t know what it looked like until I met with them to present it!

Nearly everything in the image is symbolic in some way, from the dragon coiling into a distinctive infinity symbol, the arrangement of the ring, ladybug, and clover, the vines entwining it all together… I really love how this one turned out – and I’m happy to say, so did they!

Emerald Morning

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Emerald Morning

This digital painting was done for a friend. At first glance, you may notice the serene blue ocean waves, the faint morning mist and lush greenery covering the shoreside cliffs, the soft pastel clouds, with those at higher altitudes shining with daybreak’s first light, or the birds gently coasting on the breeze.

Hidden amongst the obvious are a few little secrets, creatures and spirits from Irish mythology. If you look closely, you may spot a pooka, a faery ring, a woodland spirit, the children of Lir, a selkie, and a creature whose cry is thought to have sparked some stories of the banshee.

Mythology is fascinating, and it’s especially fun to look beyond the more commonly known Greek stories. There are thousands of fascinating legends from cultures the world over, and discovering them is half the fun!

Dragon Hatchling Sculpture – Dark Green

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Dragon Hatchling Sculpture - Dark Green

This little one got all the attention (and ended up selling) at Phoenix Comicon. S’pose that means I should make more lovely black dragons! He also nearly didn’t make it.

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Orange Blossom Drakeling

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Orange Blossom Drakeling

This tiny green drakeling is wonderfully camouflaged for skittering among the branches of orange trees and sipping on the sweet juice of the fruits.

This image was done as our exclusive for WonderCon 2012, in a series that included 50 signed and hand-numbered 11″ x 17″ prints. The idea was to feature in each exclusive a dragon indiginous to the area where the convention was being held. In this case, WonderCon took place in Anaheim, CA – currently home to a rather famous theme park. As you may or may not know, the whole area used to be covered in orange orchards – thus this little drakeling’s home. Not to worry, though… as the orange groves were cleared out, most of them moved on – but I hear a few of them still hang around to help clean up after tourists.