Tuesday, July 16, 2013


My Build Your Own Bento box series and I will be at ArtBeat in Davis Square on Saturday from 11 - 5. This is particularly special to me, because I live in Davis Square, so it's as local as you can get! I went to ArtBeat last year when I first moved here and was very impressed. If you want something great to do this weekend, check it out!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Lament of the Kiwi on a Tank?

I know a lot of you like the sad kiwi. If you'd love it even on a summery aqua(?) tank, Shirt.Woot's got you covered this week. This amuses me greatly. Check it out. http://shirt.woot.com/offers/lament-of-the-kiwi-tri-blend-tank

Friday, June 21, 2013

Foodie Dogs at Union Made Summer Fair!

A LOT has happened since I blogged last. The biggest event is that I am now in Boston, Massachusetts. The area here is perfect for arts and craft shows, just like Union Made Summer Fair in Union Square in Somerville this Sunday. The dogs will be there, including the newest addition, Boston Cream Pie Terrier!

Now that I'm settled up here in the north, I hope to add more dogs and take them to more shows. Be on the lookout here for info, and stop by Union Made this Sunday to support not only Loopy art, but all the great vendors.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

There's a Pattern Forming

Hey there. A while back this article about making patterns was brought to my attention: Welcome Julia and How to Make a Repeat Pattern. Ever since then, I had been wanting an excuse to try it out. To my luck, Threadless.com recently had a pattern contest, so I considered that my chance. I chose sea creatures for my subject because, well, I love sea creatures, but also I think they work well since their positions are so free flowing underwater. It's not too far of a stretch to have them freely swimming all over a shirt. Here is the submission at Threadless: Sea Pattern. And here are some images of the steps I took:

Pencil sketch of first group.

Cut it in half. Separate. Then cut it in half the other way. Separate again.

Pencil sketch of second group. Fill in the blank areas.

Ink the first group in Photoshop.

Ink the second group in Photoshop.

Put it together.

Repeat it all over the shirt.

 Like it? I'd love it if you gave it a good score and maybe a comment over at Threadless here: Sea Pattern

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Build Your Own Bento Items #13 - #17 and Etsy Update

All of my Build Your Own Bento paintings and frames are now available on Etsy! Please check them out here.

Bento - 2 Items

Bento - 3 Items
Bento - 4 Items


Rice Chicken


Rice Penguin

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Build Your Own Bento Items #7 - #12


Rice Panda

Shrimp Tempura


Rice Pig

Octopus Tempura

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Build Your Own Bento Items #1 - #6

Sukoshicon is coming up in less than a month and I've been busy preparing for it. I'd like to keep you updated on the items I'm going to "serve" in my Build Your Own Bento project. Each one is on a 2.75" x 2.75" mini canvas and can be put in a hand-made "bento" frame. There will be 20 items to choose from. I've completed six designs, and each time I finish another, I'll try to quickly post it here to keep you updated. Here are the first six. Stay tuned for more! :)

Hot Dog Octo

Shrimp Nigiri

Boiled Egg



Fried Rice