Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My original concept for the SI

This is a concept drawing for the SI : Standard Issue.

This was an idea that I had, in an effort to help create less waste in landfills.
From something as easy as bringing your SI with you to lunch...

It includes recycled material turned into a:
-Carrying Case with Zipper.
-A Reusable & Recycled Metal or Plastic Mug/Cup -- 12/16 oz.
(*to get discounted/free drinks at participating restaurants...)
-Recycled plastic tooth picks (from perhaps:
-An awesome reusable spork concept(which I love, and have taken camping with MANY TIMES)from:
-AND OF COURSE, reusable cloth napkins made out of either organic cotton or hemp --more durable.

TA DAH! :)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Love this..

I LOVE this ... stolen from

By Jim Willis

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter, the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't You do something?" God was silent for a moment, and then He spoke softly. "I have done something," He replied. "I created you."

I want to cry now!!!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Anyone looking for a Beautiful Cat!? :)

Info from my friend, JoJo:
"Jake is probably about 3 years old. Neutered male. Fully vaccinated. Probably about 13 pounds. He was abandoned in a vacant lot about almost 2 years ago. He was attacked by other cats and got a badly infected wound on one of his back legs. We thought he was going to have to have the leg amputated because we couldn't get the infection under control for a while but it finally got better. My sister adopted him, but she returned him a year later. She didn't like him anymore & would rather have a dog. =( He's been living in our spare room for about 8 months because he fights with the other cats if we let him out. But he's lonely and cries all the time up there. I feel so bad for him. He has a chronic gum condition called stomatitis. His is pretty mild, but if his gums get too irritated he'll need to get an anti-inflammatory shot at the vet. (That's not very expensive.) And if there comes a time when the shots don't help anymore then he'll have to have his teeth pulled out. For now though he's not in any pain and still eats his dry food. He must be indoor only."

If you.. or anyone you know would like to take Cutie-Pie Jake home, please contact JoJo (Johanna) at:

Thank YOU!!! And let's help try to find poor Jake a home!!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

My set up....

Typically.... lately... this has been my Tangos set up...

And how much fun is this piece?! Sold it....good practice for me..
I have a fun idea for a kid's book with this type of style.. dealing with mutts and pound babies ;)

Love the animals.. more updates to come.. this is my "no drive day"..
so.. it's all about laundry and cleaning..and some art art art :)

minor updates...

Sunday, July 13, 2008


If you love animals.. please help out, and read on!
A few things on the horizon going on:

1st thing:
If you have free July 28th, Monday, 8 am -- you should come out to the courthouse in Viera to protest some DEF animal abuse/neglect.
This deals with the dog abuse case with Ella the dog. She was left in a crate in her FL garage home for 2 months straight. No food. No water. Nothing. She died a cruel and disgusting death -- by the hands of her owner, Christine Dawn Abrams. (Google THAT winner.) Ella died with one of her front paws stretched out, trying to reach a dog food bag that was just 5 feet away from her. FIVE FEET AWAY FROM HER. What a CRUEL DEATH!!!!!! Christine moved, and lived within 6 miles of Ella's death bed. NO REMORSE. She continued to party the 2 months the dog was dead and lying there. They have proof of this from her FORMER myspace page. PLEASE read this and sign the petition!!!!!!!!!!:

This woman shows NO REMORSE.. no responsibility for her actions.. AT ALL.

We are rallying on this day, for this criminal's pre-trial -- to make sure she DOES get prosecuted AND punished for this heinous crime. Her lawyer is trying to throw out the evidence--including the poor, dead dog - because they say it went against her 4th amendment right, since the police went into the foul-smelling home without a search warrant. Fact is, a rotting mammal, will smell the same, be it a human or a dog... so this is irrelevant.. and we all want to make sure she DOES get prosecuted for being so vile and disgusting!!!!! And INHUMANE!!
So please... come on out on July 28th!
If you'd like even more info/directions/etc email me:
DO IT!!! :)

2nd order of business
, please read this blog:

Having to do with a local asshole in Orlando and his wonderful dealings with animal abuse and neglect. Once you read how disgusting he is... PLEASE feel free to write a few nasty reviews about his business on the following links:

Unfort, there is NO WAY to prosecute him at this time... this piece of shit...
So.. spread the word,... BILLIS auto is BAD NEWS!!!!!!

3rd order of business.....

TRYING to find a home for this sweet baby: (His name is BUDDY!!! :)

the story and specs here: (this is my friend's dog.)

"I need to find a home for him very soon. I am moving to Miami in a few weeks. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease pass the word on to see if any friends of yours are interested. I can bring him to you. Here are the specifications:

- male, neutered
- 1.4 years old
- microchip
- crate trained
- house trained
- up to date shots
- heartworm and flea medicated
- friendly
- listens well and follows commands
- crate, toys, bed included
- only asking $50 for rehoming

407-760-2610 cell "

Thank YOU all for your time.. and have a great rest of the weekend!!!
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

working on...........

Its coming along.. almost done!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

missing Hawaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

I miss Hawaii.
So many awesome places.
You'll have to scroll down a bunch if you wanna see updates with art.. sorry :)


I really think that you cannot take a "bad" picture on the island of Kauai.
I like the use of negative space in some of the following pictures...
not to forget the rule of thirds as well. You'll see this evident as well.
(The following photos have not been doctored in any way!)

So many beautiful things.
The natural beauty. The food. The sunsets. The BEACHES!!!
Everything. EVERYTHING.
Enjoy the photos below.
I love how memories, as well as photos, can teleport you to another
space in time. It'll summon up smells and sounds... and even more sights.
Things you may have missed out on with your camera. Things you thought
you had forgotten. :)
The human mind. So awesome. So complex.
And man oh man, ... I ever-so miss Kauai. (I'm sure the Drewman does as well :)
Too bad Andrew and I will have to celebrate anniversaries there!
(So sad indeed! :)
I actually zone out most days (especially while in heavy traffic...) and drift off to this magical, fantastic, unreal place. UNREAL.
::deep sigh::

Crappy picture of this bird... but he was amazing!!!!!! :)

I ADORE AND LOVE THIS MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BEST seared AHI Tuna I have EVER HAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEAH... WE climbed this mud wall structure... twas awesome!!!