Sunday, March 7, 2010

On the Road : Albuquerque

Little Maya's birthday was last week, so I decided it was time to go see her (and of course her mommy and daddy too!). Last month when Ken and I were in LA, we got a couple of little mexican shirts for Maya's birthday, but of course me being me, and Maya being my first grandaughter and my namesake, I had to get her this cute little stroller to help her balance while she walked, and of course the stroller needed a baby....and little cute clothes. carried away! But she loved the stroller and dolly so that's good. The shirt looked pretty dang cute on her too, and since she totally drooled on her other shirt, it was time to model her new one. Here's some pics. Oh and I also added a pic of Laurie and Pete's nasty little flat nosed dog Peanut, for Ken's sake. He loves that dog. Before I left, he said "be sure to get pics of that little flat nosed dog...oh and Maya too". My husband.

Taylor's Baptism!

Ken's second grandson Taylor Kyer got baptised! He is so handsome in his suit and tie)
He really prepared for this day and was ready. We are so proud of him!

Below is a pic of Ken and his 2 oldest grandsons, Ashton and of course Taylor.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


You can check out the whole mural and stuff on my website, . This was a lot of fun, but a LOT of work! Next project I'm hiring an assistant to block in stuff. That will be nice, and cut the time spent on the mural by half! Anyway, check it out.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Art, Artin and More art!

This week has been jam packed with painting! Both mine and others. I'm doing a large mural project in downtown Prescott, about 5 blocks from my house!

This is a particularly cool mural (this image was from a couple of days ago...i'ts much more finished now...more pics to come on Monday or Tuesday) It's cool cause this building is like now my "gallery". I painted cars, a motorcycle, James Dean, Whiskey Row with all the cool archetecture that has and the characters that people it. Did a sign today...all kinds of murals here in this resturaunt on the row. A few months ago I tried to join with a co-op gallery on the row and the stuff I submitted didn't "fit" so I was declined. THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER!!! And I am paid to have my stuff in this "gallery" as opposed to having to give part of my fee to some gallery! Wait till I post the final images. I must say, these murals are real eye poppers...and LOTS of fun to do to boot!

The next image is a portrait that my good Facebook friend Bayani did of me! I was just flabbergasted when I saw it!

Heck, the last time someone drew me it looked like this:

So anyway, it has been a good week! More to come!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010


So I do a lot of wedding photography. Not really for profit, although sometimes I do it for a fee. I just love photographing people. This is a family, some friends of Ken's I do their wedddings. This is the 3rd so far. These are not normal people, at least not normal in this day and age. They are into deep, the rennissance faire thing. They have "characters" they are...a Normandy Fair Lady, A warrior. Minstrels.....that stuff. Anyway when they get married, it is a big festival! Fun Fun fun!!! Here's some of the pics of the day. Oh and they get me all dressed up too. Next time, Ken is totally gonna get all decked out too cause us girls gonna MAKE him!!!!!! haha.
Here's a couple more pics I like. The one of the big guy with the gnarly looking axe thing was instructed to "look mean like he's gonna whack someone!"....this is all I could get out of him. Just a big teddy bear! The other is of one of the minstrels who sang stuff like Scarborough Faire and Greensleeves and the such...very pretty music.

And as you can imagine, there were lots of fun people, lots of great food and good times to be had by all! This is such a cute couple!
OH and here is another cute couple....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


So I had to go to LA for a meeting for a bunch of murals Im gonna be doing, so we decided to make a trip out of it! Don't get too excited or anything, but here are a bunch of pics we took and what they are of....hold on to your hats!

So this first image is of the murals this company's California guy has done for them. He's not around anymore, and these businesses are to be in AZ, so I was asked to do several murals with a "hispanic flair". When asked to do murals of this style, I wasn't sure if the guy wanted me to do something "Diego Rivera" or more like what's on the side of a boxcar...thankfully he was more into Diego. I'm gonna LOVE doing these murals, and there are a LOT of them! Yay!

These next two fellas are my schweet thangs, Ken, and Weird Mexican Elvis, both at Olivera Street in LA.

One of my fave parts of our adventure was going to San Clemente to see Katie and her new digs. Rats...couldn't find my camera in the pile of junk in our car when we were there, but she has an awesome house right on the beach! I'm super jealous, but pretty happy she has a nice comfy couch for her mama to crash on! She just moved into it with 2 friends this last weekend. We had some fabulous pizza and a great visit. I think I took a couple of pics and sent them off to facebook, but my phone was the only camera I had at the time, so no images here...sigh.

These next 2 images are Ken and Me hiking to Sullivan's Curve, and a cool train pic at the curve. Sullivans' is a VERY steep grade and curve at some cool rock formations up in the San Bernadino Mountains. We had to go over a RR bridge to get to it because the creeks were raging from the recent rains, so we couldn't drive to it in our little car.

Well, we had a pretty fun trip. We REALLY needed that! Here is one last image of Ken. On our way home, we took the long way and went through Kingman AZ. Kingman is the final resting place of the Steam Locomotive that Ken's dad took on it's last run, way back in the mid '50's, over the previously mentioned Sullivan's Curve. It was getting dark, so this flash image is a little fuzzy, but you can still see what it is. And that was the end of our trip! Lots of good times!