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December is Art’n’Cycle Month!


LAUNCHED! Bakery Batch for Android!

Hardboiled Industries

Bakery Batch!We are very proud to announce the launch of our latest game: “Bakery Batch”, a fun, fast paced cupcake matching game for kids aged 4 through 104! Available now for Android on Google Play. Coming Soon for ios and Kindle platforms!

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A Nice Review of BGJ on Media Bistro

Check out our latest Bad Girl’s Journal app review!

Hard Boiled Industries Update

Hooray! Our company’s soon to be released first e-Book, Pocket Stones just won a Best Content award on Vook.

From Vook: “Pocket Stones is a collection of short stories about a young girl growing up in WW-II era Phillipines. Each story is a short gem of personal history mixed with world history, all written with a concise, light touch.”

My illustrations are featured on the cover and in the inside spots.  This is a project I completed many years ago and am very proud to breathe new life into it as an e-Book.

Here are a few screen shots of Pocket Stones

…and, here’s more info about the contest winners

Art Explosion Open Studios

This past weekend, I participated in  Art Explosion‘s fall Open Studio.  I’m fortunate to be able to rent a wonderfully cozy space with some friendly folks in a great little art community within walking distance of my house.  This is where I escape to make paintings when I’m taking a break from commercial work.  For those of you in SF who may have missed it, there will be another Open Studio happening again October 1-2 and a holiday sale sometime in December.  (Date TBD)

I plan to be at the December sale and will host a kid-friendly, hands-on activity in my space. Stay tuned!

I’m the Featured Artist!

I’ve just have been selected as the Featured Artist for the week at!

“I’m working on it!”

For those of you who don’t know, my husband and I are in the process of launching a brand new company, specializing in games and apps for the iphone, ipad, nook and android platforms. With our kids’ sporadic camp schedule, it’s been a challenge (to say the least) to get anything done. My job has been creating graphics for our first product-which is a kids’ game called “Bounce Party”.

So here, at long last, is a sneak peek at some of the cool graphics I’ve been making.  Hopefully, this post will soon be followed by an announcement of our game’s launch!

We also just got a twitter account, so please follow us!


Screen shot from "Bounce Party"

Latest Portrait Commission

I created this custom portrait for a family in Tucson, AZ.  I’ve been doing these collaborative illustrations for the last 5 years and I now have about 20.  It’s fun working with families and learning about their lives, interests and personalities, as well as having the challenge of trying to capture their physical characteristics. I’ve also started doing some custom pet portraits.  Besides appearing in different fantasy landscapes, my clients have chosen to have themselves depicted as astronauts, pirates, circus performers, toys, royalty and more…

The final image is printed on archival fine art paper at 13×19″ and signed.

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Desert Family (click to enlarge)


Retro Promo Card

I really love “retro” images of kids’ toys like jacks, hula hoops, etc. Perhaps my next promo will have 2 kids playing marbles.2011 Promo Card

2011 Retro Promo Card