Monday, December 20, 2010



When someone says, "Things with Wings" to me, the first thing I think of is a pig on wheels. How about you?

This is Oinky, my final Nibblefest entry for 2010.

I've been working on some other projects that I had originally hoped to have done by Christmas. Even though they technically are done I decided not to rush anything and will be posting them in January.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Holiday Art!

I've meant to post more often but I've been working on a new project, and for me at least it seems that everything is more complicated and takes longer than expected. I hope to be able to have something new to post later in the week.

Here are some holiday themed pieces I just put up on ebay. The first is a print of a painting I made for Violet last year, and the other two are original colored pencil ACEO's.

Lunchbox, Lost in Antarctica

Pengy has lots of friends – his newest friend is Lunchbox who he met when Lunchbox got lost (again) and ended up in Antarctica! I know you must be thinking I’m a terrible mother to let poor Lunchbox to to Antarctica dressed like that, but really he said he was on his way to Florida (visiting GPWTSM)! I have no idea how that happened, other than it’s Lunchbox’s way.

Anyway he’s not even cold, because when you have your lunchpail and your diaper, what more do you really need?

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Candy Cane Kitty

This is Pengy’s friend Kitty. Kitty’s also getting into the Christmas spirit, what with her candy cane and such.

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So who is this "Pengy" you've been hearing so much about lately? Why let me introduce him!


This is a portrait of my daughter’s penguin, Pengy in his Santa hat, getting into the holiday spirit! Don’t worry, he’s not as menacing as he looks - he’s actually quite jolly and good natured, kind of like Santa (except when he’s pecking at your legs, but he only does that when we forget to feed him).

I couldn't figure out how to do this on ebay but I'd also like to offer free first class shipping with a buy it now on either of the ACEO's to my readers here, as well as my mailing list and my FB page fans. I'm asking for immediate payment with BIN so if you buy one with BIN, just let me know that you saw this here & I'll issue a shipping refund. If you want priority that would be extra.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Furry Friends

I just listed these two paintings plus the Not-So-Magnificent Eyebrow (post below) on Ebay for the November Nibblefest contest. If you want to go to the auctions, just click on the images:

oil on wood

You know how sometimes you wake up and just have no idea what you are? That happens to Jimmy at least once or twice a day. He used to think he was a cute little bunny rabbit, but then his dad told him he’s really a baby bat, so now he doesn’t know what end is up anymore (literally).

Oh well . . . Bunnybat?

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"Happy Friends"
oil on panel

Want to see something really, really sad? Look at these three having fun. Greyness and Oochka and Pengy just skating away into the night. It’s so sad it makes me want to cry. After all, there’s nothing sadder than happiness.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Not-So Magnificent Eyebrow

(updated to add the link, just click on the eyebrow - I know all of you have just been beside yourselves waiting for this auction to start)
I recently networked my blog to facebook & twitter (there's a link over there to the right if you want to join the Wibbley World Facebook page) and I'm currently testing the updates out with a sneak peek at one of my entries for this month's Nibblefest (our theme for November is "Furry Friends.")  Technically I'm not even sure this qualifies - the Not So Magnificent Eyebrow isn't exactly a friend, but it sure is furry so hopefully the furriness will make up for the not-so-much-a-friendness and it won't be disqualified. 

Once the auction is running (it starts on the 20th) I'll update here with a link.

The Not-So Magnificent Eyebrow
2.5 x 3.5
Graphite on Tannish Stonehenge Paper
(sorry I forget the proper name for the color)

Have you ever seen eyebrows so large you could swear that they're about to march right off of the person's face and take on a life of their own?  Well you're not imagining things, that really happens!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Soft and Fuzzy Johnson in the Lollipop Forest

I thought I'd take advantage of Ebay's current free listing/BIN promotion & list a few bigger paintings. Hopefully I can list a few more tomorrow night too.

(click on Soft and Fuzzy Johnson to go to the auction)
Soft and Fuzzy Johnson
The Lollipop Forest

Meet Soft and Fuzzy Johnson
He's a friend of Bloo

And if you're really nice to him

He just might lick you too!

I generally don't recycle ideas I've used for other paintings, but when I created this painting for a show a few months ago, I felt a return visit to the Lollipop Forest was in order. After all, one can never have too much of the Lollipop Forest, can one?

Anyway, this is Soft and Fuzzy Johnson (not to be confused with Soft and Fuzzy O’Johnson, his alter-ego), who is fairly new to Wibbley World. I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a bit more of Soft and Fuzzy Johnson in the months ahead. Bloo was actually hoping her friend Lunchbox would be here, but she got Soft and Fuzzy Johnson instead.

Oh well, sometimes life isn't fair.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birfday

Happy Birfday!
Oil on Panel

I painted this little guy as a birthday gift for my boss who turned 50 on Monday. I don't usually give artwork as gifts but I really appreciate him and this job (plus I have no money to spare!) so I was happy to paint this. I just hope he likes it!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!


I know this is an older painting but since I recently posted this year's Halloween paintings I thought I'd dig this one out since it's one of my favorites.

Anyway, today was pretty busy - first we had our Grandpuppy (or Granddogger as Chris says) Lola for the weekend - Violet and Linda were thrilled, but the cats and Jabby could all think of other things they'd rather have happen.


Today was also our 23rd anniversary and we celebrated as usual by going to the Chiller Theater convention. Violet wore her Cleopatra costume, she looked great & a lot of people wanted to take her picture! Here's a pic of her with her Gus Fink Puff Dog, Violet's a huge Gus Fink fan (like her mom!) and luckily he was there or she'd have been very disappointed.

I was very happy and excited that I got to meet LeVar Burton there! I told him that we watch him almost every night in TNG reruns :) Even Violet knew who he was, although she didn't recognize him at first without his visor (she watches with us sometimes).

Other than that it was the usual Halloweenery, trick or treating and such - we took Linda with us for a bit but she barked furiously at the decorations in which she could recognize a face, pretty cute! Violet did quite well for herself, a 5 lb haul (!)

Thursday, October 28, 2010


This is a portrait I did for my art group's portrait swap - I was a little late with it (ok 11 months, hanging my head in shame) but finally recently finished it. I know some of you have already seen it posted elsewhere.

Anyway, this is a painting of just about the worst thing that's ever happened in Wibbley World, that horrible day when Lunchbox and Bloo were kidnapped - a day that will live in infamy. Poor Lunchbox dropped his lunch-pail and I tell you, you could hear him wailing into the middle of next week! I was shocked to discover that it was my friend John Borrero who had put on a disguise and stolen them:

Oil on canvas

I'm filled with outrage just looking at this again - how could John just laugh and ignore the fact that he made Lunchbox drop his lunch-pail and cry!? Doesn't he know that when you have your diaper but not your lunch-pail, then everything's not OK? Apparently he had lured them with some candy and then tried wheeling them off in a wagon but they kept climbing out, so he had to carry them in his arms as he trotted away on his spindly little goat legs.

But you know what? Everything did turn out ok after what was quite a scare. Eventually I was able to track them down by following Lunchbox's shrieks of terror (Bloo was so petrified she couldn't make a peep) and John's hoof-prints. I was able to rescue them, bringing them back home where they could be happy again. Here's John's portrait of our reunion:

"John in Wibbley World" by John Borrero
18x24, Acrylic & mixed media

(click image to read John's side of the story
and to see more of his amazing artwork)

After re-reading John's story I guess maybe I overreacted, but that's how we Mommies are when our babies are in trouble!

So now you know, if there was any question:

Lunchbox + lunchpail + diaper = good
Lunchbox + diaper - lunchpail = bad
Lunchbox - lunchpail - diaper = you don't even want to know

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Deery, too

I've decided I'm going to try to post something at least every other day - usually a piece of artwork but sometimes not. I have a lot of sketches, drawings and paintings that I haven't done anything with, many are ideas for more developed paintings.

Anyway, here's a little pencil ACEO I drew a couple of months ago:

Deery, too

Not to be confused with

Regular Deery

I think they may be cousins.

I'll probably be putting many of these on ETSY in the next couple of months. I still have Regular Deery too but sometimes when I have a painting for too long I bond with it and it's even harder to sell. I see I painted Regular Deery back in 2005! Wow, I didn't realize it was that long!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween paintings!

I just finished (and listed) two Halloween paintings - one's for Nibblefest (our theme this month is OWLS).

First up, for both of you Star Trek / Halloween / Lunchbox fans out there:

5 x 7 Oil and Chromacolour on Panel
(click to go to auction)

It’s that time of year again! We all know by now how much Lunchbox loves Halloween, but I bet you didn’t know he was such a huge Star Trek TOS fan. Actually neither did Lunchbox, he just came across this Spock costume at the Halloween Store – it was marked down because the Tricorder was missing. But you know what? Lunchbox doesn’t care – he has his lunch-pail and his diaper. When you have your lunch-pail and your diaper, who needs a silly tricorder anyway?

This painting is the third installment in my “WibbleTrek” series, and as well as the third installment of my Lunchbox Halloween series (I think).

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Next is my Nibblefest entry:

Happy Owloween!
5x5 Oil and Chromacolour on panel
(click to go to auction)

“Trick or Tweet!” OK I know owls don’t say "tweet" but oh well.

So anyway, Shelly's taking her little brother Alex out trick or treating - she's kind of mad because she had other plans and her parents just dumped this on her at the last second. Poor Alex is really scared of all the ghosts and monsters too. ☹

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spam & Trout!

"Second Thoughts"
5x5 Oil & Chromacolour on Panel

Well the "big day" is finally here and Spammy is having second thoughts. Maybe it's not such a good idea for a slice of Spam to marry a trout - after all, don't trout eat Spam? Not that his beautiful bride would ever harm him, but you never know for certain about such matters. Besides, I bet he's really delicious!

Maybe mother was right, he should have married a nice slice of bologna after all...

I created this painting for EBSQ's "Spam & Trout" show.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Acrylics (again)!

So I've been doing some more experimenting with acrylics again, I tried a different brand (Old Holland) & so far am very happy with them!

Here are some of my experiments (two are currently listed for the August Nibblefest contest, the theme this month is FACES). They're all ACEO's, Norfy's on unstretched canvas and the other two are on masonite panels.



Somebody Else

Here's a link to the auctions if anyone's interested. Sorry they don't have particularly clever stories this time, I guess I was a little distracted due to Violet's birthday week (which is still going on!).

I've also been doing a lot of pencil drawing which I'll post in a bit (hopefully sooner than five months!)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Moozles

The Moozles
(click to see the auction)

The spotted calf wants to know your name. Really she does, but don’t get too close! If you look carefully, you can see that those aren’t ordinary spots. Bossy has the moozles (not to be confused with their cousins, the measles) which (from what I’ve read), are super contagious and all kinds of itchy.

I painted this using Genesis heat set oil paints, about which I can't say enough good things. They very well might be my favorite paint now.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Soft and Fuzzy O'Johnson

"Soft and Fuzzy O’Johnson”

They say everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, at least that’s what Soft and Fuzzy Johnson (or should I say Soft and Fuzzy OJohnson) believes. Personally, I think it’s just an excuse for him to dress up like a leprechaun and drink green beer in the middle of the week.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wibblestronomy Lesson

"The Wibble Moons" Astronomy Lesson #1:
The Phases of the Moon

I know that most of you are familiar with the various types of Moons out there: there’s the Blue Moon, the Harvest Moon, the Wolf Moon (I just learned about that one!) as well as your garden-variety Fulls, Halves, etc. This lesson is about two lesser-known and seldom-seen lunar phases, the Lunchbox Moon and the Waxing Wibbous Moon.

First up is the Waxing Wibbous:

So you think that things go haywire during a Full Moon? Just wait till you experience a Waxing Wibbous Moon! This phase generally precedes the Lunchbox Moon, and no particular constellations are associated with it. Sometimes you can even see Lunchbox perched on the tip – this is the only time that Lunar Lunchbox is visible to the naked eye.

Next we have the Lunchbox Moon:

When the conditions are just right, you can see the extremely rare and hard to find Lunchbox Moon in the sky; interestingly this is also the only time that you can also get a clear view of two of our most elusive constellations: the Big Lunch Pail and the Little Diaper, which are almost never seen independently of the Lunchbox Moon. Explain that one, Science!

The Lunchbox Moon was traditionally viewed as a good omen by native tribesfolk, which makes sense because when you have your lunch-pail and your diaper, what more do you really need?

So now you know what people mean when they say, “Once in a Lunchbox Moonor, “Things sure are crazy around here, it must be a Waxing Wibbous;” you won’t have to just nod your head and smile politely anymore.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

When Wibbley-Worlds Collide

Wow, I've been very lax about posting, didn't realize the last time was Halloween! I think this time I'll blame it on my new job, haha.

Anyway, a new painting is always a good excuse for a post, so here's my first for 2010:

"Ben Cooper Sparky"

Interestingly it has a Halloweeny theme going on too, although they're all on their way to a Masquerade. This is another collaborative piece (of sorts) between me & Mr. Wibbley - Lunchbox is our fourth child, lol.

Anyway, here’s the story so far - Lunchbox found this excellent vintage Ben Cooper Sparky costume to wear to the Masquerade tonight - the problem is, it’s too good a disguise, and now madness and mayhem rule the streets of Wibbley World! Poor Bloo, she was supposed to go to the Masquerade with Lunchbox but doesn’t even recognize him! (Actually he doesn’t recognize her either in that totally convincing clown costume she threw together at the last second.

Even Sparky’s friend The Squid is totally confused: “WTF, Sparky, why are you wearing a diaper?!”

But as usual, Lunchbox is oblivious to the chaos that surrounds him. He may not have a brain in his head, but he has his lunch pail and his diaper; and at the end of the day, what more do any of us really need?