Saturday, October 31, 2009


Today is our anniversary, we've been married 22 years!

Mr. Wibbley & me

Since tonight was spent taking Violet trick-or-treating, we'll be celebrating tomorrow by going to the Chiller Theatre Convention (the pic above was taken at the last one in April). I don't bother getting autographs (other than Adam West last year at Dragon*Con) but it's fun seeing the celebrities - this year Patrick Stewart will be there (although I'll pass on the $100 photo op)!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ben Cooper Lunchbox

Ben Cooper Lunchbox

Poor Lunchbox is out for his first Trick or Treat, but he doesn’t have a clue as to what he’s supposed to do! He’s heard from the Forest Folk that he can get candy, but doesn’t realize that he has to knock on doors and say “TRICK OR TREAT” to get it! Fortunately that pumpkin over there looks like a decent sort, I bet he’ll give Lunchbox the scoop. Oh and how about that ghost? oooooh, scary stuff!

BTW, don’t you just love Lunchbox’s Ben Cooper “Lunchbox” costume? When he saw it in the store, Lunchbox thought the character looked familiar but couldn’t quite place him, he thinks it’s a fantastic costume, and it is! No one will know it’s you, Lunchbox I promise! I’m not worried for Lunchbox though, because when you’ve got your lunch-pail and your diaper, at the end of the day what more do any of us really need?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Birds and Bees

I apologize for being so negligent about posting here!

Here's my latest Nibblefest entry -

"I'm Sorry (jr.)"

Why do bad things happen to good ostriches??

OK, I know Beeie didn’t mean to sting Ostrie and is truly sorry for it, but that sting sure looks like it smarts - Ouch! On the other hand, Ostrie is known for being a bit of a drama queen - some of you may remember his desperate attempts to stop the insanity during that bloodbath of a boxing match in the original “I’m Sorry” painting (or maybe not) so who knows? The truth probably lies somewhere in-between. But you know what? This is Wibbley World, and in Wibbley World, a heartfelt apology goes a long way. I’m sure these two will be great friends again in no time.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

ACEO Prints!

I've been making ACEO prints of some of my previously sold paintings, I've made about 24 so far but am listing them in smaller groups. If there are any of my paintings which you'd like to see made into ACEO's, please let me know!

Here's a pic of some of them, please excuse the poor photography, it's late & I had to use the flash:

(click on image to go to my listing page)

On the back I have the title of the painting as well a gratuitous pic of Lunchbox!

I'm also working on some other projects including those little scrabble tile charms and am getting back into colored pencil. Hopefully I'll have something to post soon!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Greyness and Bones

Here's Greyness - remember him? Sparky's friend?

2.5 x 3.5, Oil on panel

And here's Mr. Bones (Terrace R. Bones) our first Boston Terrier who was a huge inspiration for the Wibbles. He still checks in with us every now & then from beyond.

Terrace R. Bones
2.5 x 3.5 , Acrylic on panel

Monday, July 20, 2009

Lunchbox, Lost in the Dark

Lost in the Dark

Poor Lunchbox, he just can’t ever seem to get it right. Once again our hero finds himself (you guessed it) LOST, this time in the dark.

“But Lunchbox has a flashlight!” you say. Well that would help, IF he understood how to use it.

Yes it’s dark and spooky. Yes, bats could come swooping down at any second and get caught in his hair. Yes, he might walk head-on into a giant spider nest. But Lunchbox doesn’t mind - because at the end of the day, when you’ve got your lunchpail and your diaper, what more do you really need?

This is another installment in my "Lunchbox Gets Lost" series, featuring a hopelessly naive diaper-wearin, lunchpail-totin chipmunk named Lunchbox.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009



You know, it's bad enough when you have just one tail that won't shut up - imagine having three! Now imagine that those three tails are really bossy, always telling you where to go, what to do, who not to talk to, etc.! NOW imagine that those three tails are really stupid on top of everything else - I don't think I'd be too happy with that situation, would you?

Tailey was painted for the June Nibblefest contest, our theme is "Things With Tails."

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mr. FluffySpock

I feel like I've been talking about Mr. FluffySpock forever. Well he's finally here, the much-anticipated second installment in my Wibble Trek series.

"Mr. FluffySpock"

"The Trouble with Eyeballs"

"Sensors indicate an alien life form approaching ..."

That Mr. FluffySpock! Always futzing about with his tricorder, detecting alien life forms and such. In this pivotal scene, Mr. FluffySpock is about to make contact with an eyePod from the planet Oculus 5 (with results that are sure to send Pankirk and the crew reeling!!) I'm not going to give away the rest of the plot, but I tell you it's a good one!

Live Long and Prospurrrrrr!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Scary Toys

As promised, here's the model for my painting, "M U R D E R":


And here's his buddy:


Seriously, are these scary or what?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Secret Life of Toys, the Serial Killer Edition

"M U R D E R !"

Before you get all panicky, take a deep breath and remember the #1 rule in Wibbley World - "Nothing bad ever happens," so we should be safe. Hey, I just noticed that looks just like my house he's leaving - I don't think I like that!

I painted this ACEO for the May Nibblefest contest, "The Secret Life of Toys." This is a portrait (from life, something I don't do a lot!) of an actual marionette I have along with his demented brown bear associate, and I swear I can hear them saying "mmmuuurrrdddeeerrr" when they think I'm not paying attention. These are some seriously disturbing looking "toys" (I'm not sure when they were made, the heads are composition though so they're pretty old), maybe they were designed to keep the naughty children in check.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Secret Life of Toys

"I thought that kid would NEVER go to sleep! And where the heck is Andy, he was supposed to be here 15 minutes ago?!!"

Dolls these days!! I guess it's true that you just can't get good help anymore. On the other hand, at least she's not stealing the jewelry or breaking the fine china.

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This is my latest Nibblefest entry, our theme this month is "The Secret Life of Toys." All entries start at just 99¢, no reserve!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Illustration Friday - Contagious

Those measles sure are contagious, aren't they! But that doesn't mean that you can't still have fun, especially when your best friend gets them at the same time.

3" x 4" Genesis heat-set oils

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Illustration Friday - Parade

It's been a long time since I participated in Illustration Friday, so I thought I'd enter this one since the topic is "Parade":

"The Parade"
3"x3", oil on illustration board

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mr. Sainesbury

Mr. Sainesbury
American Gentleman

Mr. Sainesbury is looking quite proper and dignified in his bowler hat, bow tie and pipe, it's easy to see why the nickname for the Boston Terrier is the "American Gentleman". Of course whoever came up with that nickname obviously never met Mr. Wiggles, the alter-ego of Mr. Sainesbury. In fact, if Sainesbury had gone to medical school, I'd venture to say that these two were the Jekyll and Hyde of Dogdom. In case you've forgotten Mr. Wiggles, here's a recent pic:

Mr. Wiggles*
Unspiration for this painting

Don't get me wrong, we love Mr. Wiggles dearly, he's just not particularly dignified.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wibble Trek

I had some computer problems last week (lost my hard drive!!) which put me behind on updates (well even more behind than usual!). Anyway, here's my latest, I know some of you've seen it already, but here it is anyway:


Captain Pankirk
"The Infinite Vulcan"

Beam me up, Buttons!!

Looks like Captain Pankirk has come to rescue Spock from yet another fix he's gotten himself into!

This is a painting of Captain Pankirk (played by Pancakes) in one of my favorite Star Trek, the Animated Series' stories, "The Infinite Vulcan" (adapted by Alan Dean Foster from a script by Walter Koenig). In case your memory is a little rusty, on a routine mission to Phylos, Spock is mysteriously kidnapped - he faces a dubious future! Now I know you're probably saying, "Wait a second platypus, surely you know there weren't any tribbles in that story!" Well, thats just me taking a little artistic license - tribbles are fun to paint!

This is the first in my "Cat Trek" series - key scenes from memorable episodes portrayed by cats!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lots of new Wibbleys!

I just listed three ACEO's (trading card sized original oil paintings, also known as ATC's or Artists Trading Cards) on Ebay for the March "Asian Inspired" contest. I have a lot more ACEO's that I've done and will post soon, and tons more in the works.

"Ghost Cat" (Pluto)

All of these ACEO's + the ones I haven't posted yet have been assigned planets. I'll explain that in another post. Anyway this one's Pluto (and yes I still consider Pluto to be a planet).

"Noodle Night" (Saturn)
(the idea for this one came from my husband, Chris!)

"Ho Chung" (Uranus)

"Elephant of Mystery"

This is an 8.5" x 11" drawing by my daughter Violet. This is Violet's first Nibblefest contest, I'm so proud of her!

Please click on the images to see the auctions!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mr. Fluffypants

February's Nibblefest theme is "Vintage Cats," so I painted Mr. Fluffypants on his way to have his legs shaved:

Mr. Fluffypants
(click on Mr. FP to to to the auction)

I also recently opened an ETSY store where I'm selling prints & some originals. I haven't listed too much yet, but I hope to over the next few weeks. Please click on the banner to go to the store, and if there's anything in particular you'd like to see listed, please let me know!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Last & First - Won Ton and Lunchbox!

My last painting for 2008 (completed on New Years Eve) was for the EBSQ "Better Late than Never" show, it's a portrait of Tracey Greene's little one-eyed shih tzu, "Won Ton". I'm happy to say that Won Ton won the "Member's Choice" award! That was a nice little ending to an otherwise underwhelming year.

Tracey's Won Ton

I've been so busy with other stuff this month that I only just finished my first painting for 2009, it's for the January Nibblefest contest (which just happened to start tonight). Our theme this month is "Winter Wonderland."

Lunchbox, Lost at the North Pole
(click on Lunchbox to see the auction)

This is the long-awaited second installment of my “Lunchbox Gets Lost” series. Lunchbox went out for a stroll in the Arctic Circle one day, and you know the rest – LOST AGAIN! Now I know you’re probably thinking, “Oh evknowles, surely you know there aren’t pine trees or cute baby deer at the North Pole!” Well that just shows you how lost poor Lunchbox really is! Lunchbox doesn't mind being lost, cold, or even the imminent danger from that snowman lurking by the trees, because at the end of the day when you’ve got your lunchpail and your diaper, what more do you really need?