Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011 - Steampunk Witch

This year I was a steampunk witch, carrying potions for both good and evil. Patrick was a steampunk gentleman, carrying guns on him. To make things simple in our explanation, we called him the killer and I the healer, and told people who didn't understand what steampunk was that we were an "Industrial-Victorian lady and gentleman." I surprisingly won the costume contest for Sexiest Costume! Wow! Never would have thought that. I really liked my makeup and how it turned out. Very dark, almost zombie-like. Made me look more like a witch.
Here is the costume I pieced together/made.


I got the corset on eBay several years back. The black shirt I got from a boutique back in college.

For the bottom half of me, I made a black tutu to give a bustier look (cuz I still wanted to be able to sit down.) This I learned how to do for my costume last year. I got all my fabric at Joann's, using coupons or deals they had. I found out how to bustle a skirt on youtube and Patrick and my mom both helped me.

I made all the jewelry...


(bracelet - which I also made black lace cuffs)

... and added a necklace to the $2 hat I got.

My makeup was inspired by how to videos on youtube:

Since I considered myself to be a witch, I consider myself a master of potions, using both healing elixirs and toxic poisons.


For Patrick's steampunk costume, I found the vest, slacks, and jacket at a thrift store - my favorite on in Burbank, American Way. All for under $20.

He modded his $5 hat...

... made the goggles...

... and fixed up the long gun.

Even found a timepiece for him to use:

Our collection of artifacts:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Second Art Show

Thank you, Patrick, Carolyn, and Marc who came to my second group art show! :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Group Art Show - Carnival at Dark

If you are in the NoHo area Wednesday 8/31 from 7-11pm, come check out my second group Art Show at the Other Door. Come for drinks, music and dancing, art, and fun people! :)

Time: Wednesday, August 31 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: The Other Door
10437 Burbank Blvd,
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Wednesday, August 31 7pm-11pm

A night of artistic delights for all the senses.
Main Attraction:
A Group art show featuring artwork from some of LA's most talented artists

Gus Harper
Erin Stone
Diana Levin
Jennifer Korsen
Brian Riedel
Katya Tal
Jennifer Tacujan
Kevin Erikson
Gloria Centurion
Tamara Guion-Yagy
Edmund Lara
Paoling Che
Gregorio Gonzalez
Sandra Rivas
Rebecca Perez
Kim Jacobi
Jacob E. Roanhaus
Su Pang
Mitchell McClenney
Preston Craig
Paddy McCharraigin
Five Am
Chris Hawley
Christopher Gutierrez

Handmade Vendors:
Jennifer Korsen
Sistas Jewelry
Whimsical Fantasy Art

Also you can expect:
DJ and dancing
Food Trucks
Great people

The Other Door:

For Carnival At Dark

Two drawings I redrew in PS and AI for the Carnival At Dark Art Show on 8/31 @ 7pm.

Women and Wine

Moongirl Centaur

Here are some drawings for the beer we're going to brew. My fruity girly stuff:
Red Moon Girl (Coasters)

Blue Moon Girl (Labels)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Carnival Faces

Attempting to create something for the Carnival at Dark show coming out next week. I'm having a block. :/

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Red Hood

This is inspired by Mar Hernandez (aka Malota).

More to come!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Made this for the Carnival at Dark show. Not sure if it fits the theme, but we'll find out. Still need to rework the colors on this a bit. But here's a preview of what's to come!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I wanted to do something with hair, and thought that when I drew this out, the hair looked like tentacles on an octopus. So that's what I created. Still not done, but here's a quick sketch and color I've done so far.

New Drawings

Really sucks that my scanner loses the integrity of the lines. Ah well, I'm meant to clean it up anyway, I suppose.

Like these couple in the Kokeshi series: Treegirl Kokeshi and Snowgirl Kokeshi

Monday, July 25, 2011

This Week's Inspiration: Mark Mothersbaugh

I came across Mark Mothersbaugh's website today and was particularly intrigued by this gallery:

It inspired me to make my own Beautiful Mutants. Both of these images were taken from the same photo of me.

Pretty gnarly, huh?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Many Voices: Art Show this Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Just finished it! Please come to my first group art show, another thing on my "to do" (or New Year's Resolution) list this year!

It's a tribute to Momotaro and my "Waking from the Dream" play "Japan 1946 Meets California 2010."

WHAT: Many Voices: A Group Art Show Inspired By Culture
WHEN: Saturday, July 9 · 6:00pm - 11:00pm
WHERE: Studio 5216 - 5216 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Join us for a spectacular evening of art, music and culture.

Many Voices: A group art show inspired by different cultures, heritage and mythology.

Art Sale, Live Music, Snacks & Refreshments.

Featured Artists:
Erin Stone
Diana Levin
Katherine Taylor
Jennifer Korsen
Monica Adrian Art
Gregorio Gonzalez
Samantha Krause
Paoling Che
Bonita Chica
Albanita Vitalis
Veronica Pantoja
And many More...

Golaleh Kamran
Whimsical Fantasy Art
And More...

No cover charge. Parking on the street.

More info:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Maiden and the Dragon with Momotaro

So I misread the assignment of the Many Voices Group Show. Here it is:
Think about cultural and historical narrative, language, religion, spirituality, cultural celebrations and traditions, stories, ethnic origins, mythology, folklore and anything else you can think of. You can create something based on your own culture or another. You are free to interpret this theme in any way that seems appropriate. You may submit artwork that you already have or create something new for the show.

I thought it was a fantasy creature mixed with ethnicity of your choice. Not the case, so I thought to incorporate my own - The Maiden and Dragon with Momotaro - both stories from my play "Japan 1946 Meets California 2010" from my production "Waking from the Dream" which just closed last Wednesday. So here's a first pass of what I came up with:

More info:
Many Voices: A group art show inspired by different cultures, heritage and mythology.

@ Studio 5216 Hollywood blvd.

Ethnic Fantasy Creatures

Yin yang... with all the Japanese influences around me lately, I thought to create this for the Many Voices Art Show next weekend!

A Japanified Mermaid and Unicorn Encounter... to look like the Japanese flag.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kokeshi Peaches at Sunrise

I made this for my series of plays at Write Act Waking from the Dream.

- Come early to see the Art Show -
“Walking Through a Dream”
Animation professionals have donated a lot of great pieces to raise funds for the Japan Relief!

Mine is "Kokeshi Peaches at Sunrise." It's an 8x8 hand signed print I made in Illustrator. Please come and show your support! :)

For more info visit the site: