Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

That time of year again. Time for resolutions. For promises that most of us won't keep. Well, I'm putting them in a list on my blog that I can keep track of. And cross them off as I accomplish them. Yep.
So, in no particular order . . . . . . MY LIST!

1. Get to the gym with more regularity. I feel so much better when I work out, so I need to get back on my schedule.
2. Get my tattoo on my left arm (did my right, need my left).
3. Go horseback riding.
4. More digital art!
5. NEW critters for my Etsy shop (new zombie animals)
6. Laugh more
7. Decrease my sugar intake (I'm borderline pre-diabetic)
8. Catch bugs with Ayden
9. Put up bird houses
10. Plant my garden
11. Have numerous BBQs
12. Enjoy a REAL spa day - massage, facial, the works!
13. Say at least 1 nice thing to at least 1 person a day.
14. Play board games with Ayden
15. Run through the sprinklers

I think 15 is a good number. I can't wait to get started!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Back from hiatus

I've had such a nice time neglecting my blog for a week and a half! Hooray!
Back to the grind . . . . .
I hope you all had a great Christmas and a safe New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A very sassy soul sucker

One of my faithful and repeat customers (Miss LiaNess), wanted a sassy vixen of a soul sucker. One that uses her feminine wiles to lure unsuspecting victims.
This is what I came up with :D
She's red and gold with a red and black tulle skirt. She has red and gold earrings that I made for her and sparkly gold and red eye shadow. And luscious red lips.
She be sassy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sparrow Speed Paint

Ahhhhhhh. It was so nice to take a week off from blogging.
So here - enjoy a male house sparrow.
Did this with paint tool SAI, about an hour.

Monday, December 13, 2010

New arts

Look!!! It's a derp bear!!! Yay!
I did this in Paint Tool SAI. I'm liking that program more than gimp :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Zan is lazy

She doesn't feel like posting this week.
So here's a cat I drew. Enjoy.

Kittens wuvs you . . . . . .

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Batman Cave

The Batman cave is actually Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs, CO. Hubby and I took Ayden there this past Saturday. But any cave is the Batman Cave to Ayden.

Yep. Ayden is in his batman costume. You can't very well visit the batman cave and NOT be batman!

I haven't been to Cave of the Winds since I was in grade school. I had forgotten how awesome it is!

Ayden didn't want his picture taken. He wanted to explore.

Ayden wanting to get away to explore again. And look at Jeremy's coat!!! I captured an orb! OMG ghosts!!! Not really. Probably dust on my lense.

I have TONS more pictures. But this would be an annoyingly long post if I included them all.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Rats and an empty shop

These 8 ornaments were a custom order and came out darn cute!!

And my shop is virtually empty!! Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

I only have 2 critters left! I've had a whirlwind of sales and I can't keep up! I still have one custom order to fill before I can start working on filling up my shop again.

It's crazy. Don't get me wrong - I'm VERY happy about my sales!!! I just hate an empty shop!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The many faces of me . . . .

Mom drew these. Because she is strange.

Wanna see it bigger? Look here. Click the pic to make it full size.

I'm quite awesome. And better looking in real life. I need a rawhide chewy . . . . .

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Enjoy the cuteness!!!

It's that time of year again!! Time for adorable rat Christmas ornaments!!!! Woot! I wuvs them.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just ignore this one . . . .

I hope everyone had a happy turkey day! I was sick Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, which was just AWESOME.
And I'm venting a little because I'm a wee bit cranky and down in the dumps. I've had a headache and neck pain since last Wednesday. I thought it was part of my head cold. But no, probably not. My pain starts in my left shoulder, travels up the left side of my neck, over the back of my head, over the top, and ends behind my left eye. It's quite obnoxious and pretty much everything I take doesn't really help.
A friend of mine told me she had the same symptoms and it's occipital neuralgia. Occipital neuralgia is an inflamation of the nerves in the occipital region of the skull and base of the neck. There are several causes, but mine's most likely related to stress.
And I've been under a lot of stress lately. I won't be specific, but work, holidays, and filling custom orders are to blame. Mostly work.
Jeremy has been wonderful in massaging my neck and shoulders. I've been alternating heat and cold, and taking motrin, tylenol, excedrin, and even percocet.
My jaw has been hurting too - I tend to clench my jaw when I'm feeling stressed.
I'm having a hard time relieving my stress. I think I need to schedule myself a massage and facial.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

The sparrows in my backyard want you to have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Stuff!

Zombie RACCOON!!!! OMG!

He's all fat and happy!

With maggots! How precious . . . . .

Monday, November 22, 2010

I hate the vet . . .

I decided to do my weekly post today, since Thursday is Thanksgiving and I'll be spending my time sneaking food off the table.

So, last Friday mom took me to the vet. Mainly because she's a dirty whore, but that's another story.

But see, she's sneaky about it. First she's all, "Zan? Wanna go on a car ride?"

Which makes me crazy excited!


I'm in the car I'm in the car OMG this is awesoeme I'm in the car!!!!!

But then I see where we are when we get out.

The vet??? WTF? Is this a joke???

See, the vet = shots. Me and shots don't get along. I tried to get out of getting shots.

Who can resist cute puppy eyes?????

The vet, apparently.

And then I was tricked again. Lured with treats.

I hate that they know my weaknesses.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mom got a new camera

Yeah. Mom got a new camera. Which apparently means she had to take pictures of me.

Chewing my foot.

Better watch it. I might chew on your head while you're sleeping. . . . .

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First Snow

We had our first snow last week. It wasn't much, but too tempting for Ayden! He couldn't even change out of his jammies.

Snow balls! And Hulk pajama pants.

Dusting the snow off his trike. He didn't ride it - just didn't want the snow on it.

He can't wait until we get "tons" of snow. I think I ought to get him snow pants :D

Monday, November 15, 2010


OMG YAY!!!!!

Got my new tattoo this past Saturday!!!! I FREAKING LOVE IT!!!!!!!
See this painting I did?

OMG see my tattoo?!?!?!?


My tattoo is so full of SAUCE!!!!! And surprisingly, it didn't hurt at all. I'm already designing my next tat . . . . .

Friday, November 12, 2010

Feature Friday - Tina Sea Monster

Today's Feature Friday is Tina Sea Monster! She's been befriending zombies since 2005! And it's pretty obvious why I like this shop :)

This shirt sums up her shop. I mean, how the hell can a narwhal piercing a zombie not be super awesome?????

And this is just fact. And a magnet. Which is even more awesome.

Everyone needs a zombie Christmas card.
And this kick-ass shirt is from Tina Sea Monster!!! WIN!!!
Go support zombies.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Yes. I made a nest out of your comforter.

Um, why are you still here?

Leave! Let me sleep!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More New Stuff!

I got 2 more new items in my shop, and then promptly sold 2!!


He's so cute . . . .

And my new rat Sasha - who found a new home about 2 hours after I posted her!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My shirt is bad-ass.

It says: Zombies hate that I am so awesome.

Which is true.

My very good friend got it for me. Because she is full of WIN! It's from tinaseamonster. Who will be my Feature Friday this week.

So I had to be obnoxious and take lots of pics of me wearing it.

Om nom . . .brains . . . .nom nom nom.

Ayden is in the background. He's jealous of my new shirt. And so are you.
I wear my seatbelt because I'm a responsible adult.
Who is obsessed with zombies.
By the way, did you notice how grainy the pictures are? Stupid &*%$@# camera.