winter’s gift

December 17th, 2016 by _d2_

we had some snow this past week which gave me not one, but several chances to photograph.

winter surprise…

December 10th, 2016 by _d2_

so the first snow (and ice) of the season came on thursday. and though i worked that day, i was able to take some pics yesterday before it all melted away in the rain.

it’s been hard to be motivated and inspired when each day just seems to get worse and worse. i feel more and more like those in power don’t care about the people they’re supposed to govern. that no one cares about their fellow humans (or animals or planet) – that we’ve devolved into a group of self-centered narcissists.

however, i’m more than happy to be proven wrong and truly hope that i will be…. but i’m also a pessimist by nature, which is why i hide myself in my art….

i hadn’t intended it this way, but to me there’s a sense of sadness and anger in some of the pics i took of kame. though in her defense, she was naked and it was like 33 degrees outside….

the nearly forgotten post…

December 2nd, 2016 by _d2_

yes, it’s been awhile since i last posted.
yes, i’ve let life swallow me up again.
yes, i’ve been facing a lot of anxiety and stress and depression and trying to use art to keep me sane.
and yes, i’m having trouble balancing part time job, art job, housework, and taking care of the animals (the last one has become even more of a job now that my dog was diagnosed with liver failure… yay…. sigh)

if you follow me on facebook or instagram, you’ve seen that i’ve posted a few sporadic pics there. i’d like to share some of those here. first – i did a couple of shoots with the kitsune now that she’s back from the show she was in over the summer. i only got a small handful of pics from each shoot, so they’re sort of combined here….

i also recently did a shoot with the dragon, since he’s being taught again through a for artistic. it’s been hard to find the time and energy to sculpt new dolls or do photographs, so i have to admit lately i’ve mostly just been doing drawings…. and not getting much response/feedback has made it hard to stay motivated, but at the same time i use the art to help me cope with the stresses and anxiety of the world that surrounds me… and right now, i really REALLY need that escape….


i've been drawing for as long as i could hold a pencil and art became my first language. though i've only been sculpting since 2007, i fell in love with the idea of being able to bring my drawings to life. i am heavily inspired by medieval macabre artwork, japanese yokai, and oddly enough, sherlock holmes. currently i'm living just south of beautiful portland oregon ^^