Thursday, January 31, 2008

............................. stuff...................

playing around with this....
logo/concepts for an upcoming Health related event in Brevard.. again.. these are total roughs!
And my friend's cat! :)
more to come.. and some updates with el paintings.... yayayayya ;O)


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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

the beginning of the fishy........
meh.. like half done with the fish now.. and these OTHER projs/paintings looking forward to wrapping up tonight!
and a closer look ;O) happy with it thus far... fun texture.. color... it's energetic... i diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig. ;O) And hope Andrew's daddio will as well! ;O)
Getting there.. a few more touches.. and then to spray...
Ok.. so other than selling most everything in my room on ebay, amazon.. and soon.. with all my art goodness... (and having already made some $500 from this all! YES!!!--THOUGH... much of this was Andrew's old video games... but some was mine!!! I love you, DREW! ;O)

....and other than SOON revamping my website.. and targeting that "key" audience of mine oh so soon... (the enviro-crowd)
here I am tonight staying in for once.. yes yes.. I know..
and working on wrapping up some projects.

Mostly paintings and the like.. but I also have some digital ideas in mind....

Q for you all:
Why.. why why why.. are we all so critical of our own work?
Why is it we hinder our own progress at times!?

It's such an internal struggle.
It really is.

IN OTHER NEWS.............
Megan and I FINALLY got to hang out today!
Twas awesome!
After hitting up the the Orlando Museum of Art... and getting inspired and charged up with such beautiful imagery and delight...

we than went to Pei Wei... which I LOVE.. obsess over, perhaps!? On Colonial... ordered Pad Thai... amazing.. I ate so much.. they give you so much!! GAH!

and then off to a craft store to peruse..and get inspired again...
and than Sam Flax.... :O) (another awesome art store...)
(I didnt BUY ANYTHING! I KNOW!! Discipline!! oooooo! ;O)

AND THEN... UBERBOT to get oh so inspired again...

Fired up!

yay... ok.. back to some art....
than some coffee... and than.. a brisk walk round my neighborhood!

also.. slight update... heh...

also.. an update with POSH POOCH!

yay! My work! ;O)


Been eating way healthier lately.
Its awesome.
No fried anything.
No fastfood.
No soda... very little sweet teas...
and now to kick coffee off a bit more.


Had to.

I had to post this.
I was getting ready to check my email the other day...
and tell me if you can see why I thought this was too funny NOT to take a screen shot of my desktop!!!!!!

Those crazy web-guys!


for a friend..............

just playing around.
i play rough.
meaning = i sketch rough.. aka... have a hard time doing anything.. ANYTHING clean.. unless I have vector art saving the day for me. why?
i dunno. it's all the pent up energy i have.. getting out in the form of organic shapes.. and unconformity.. and mess! :)

so this is fun and messy.
more to come...

looking forward to updating my site.. and revamping.. yayayayay


Sunday, January 27, 2008

cute couple commissions...

... in other news...
going to be re-doing my site soon.
it needs to reflect "me" more...
it'll be updated with more art as well... which is in the works.
and.. it'll be cleaner in a way.. and yet more "explanationable"...

oh yes.. new word. ;O)

anyhow.. trying to GREEN myself as much as possible...
with my art.
my mind set.
my way of living this life.

ok.. off to get some more work done....


Friday, January 25, 2008


Done,.. yay! Uber happy with how it came out..........
Now to redo my site sometime soon soon soon...
and then feel all squishy and good about everything!


Thursday, January 24, 2008


must sleep..
getting there ;o)


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What Europeans first say upon getting here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Obsessed with selling.............

SO,.. Andrew and I are recently OBSESSED now with selling everything on ebay and whatever we can find in our rooms/houses... it's been awesome. We're working on becoming better minimalists... and smaller consumers as well.. basically.. don't count on me to boost this economy...(NOTE: My awesome doggie, Chloe.... she's NOT for sale ;o)

About $400 something earned a piece at this point....
and the auctions and biddings are still going....

And soon Ill be attacking more of the items... things under my bed...
And soon... my spider man comics will be up for grabs online ;O)

More updates and art to come...
also have been updating my friend's site a bit more as well:

Monday, January 14, 2008


Not done... but what I am working on.....................

Friday, January 11, 2008

My Battle with Chick-Fil-A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It has just started...
here's the latest..
other than the petition I just started today..and hope to get thrown around..:

AND... heres the convo's back and forth so far..

This was my weak/silly-written comment to CFA earlier today via their website:
-----Original Message-----


Sent: 1/11/2008 02:48:16 PM


Subject: Chick-fil-A Web Form Message

What the hell is up with continuing to use styrofoam cups? You should give

people a minimum of atleast 10-20 cents off a beverage order for those that are

earth-concious enough, and want to make a positive difference and start creating

less trash. Lets face it... fast food = fast trash... and TONS of it....

wouldnt it be awesome of you all to start creating a more positive change... and

an idea that hasn't caught on yet with too many large companies. COME ON. Do it

for the cows. Make you mooooooooooooooooooove now.


And here is a response I've gotten back so far:

Dear Miss Bolton:

Thank you for taking the time to contact Chick-fil-A. You are very important to

us, and we appreciate your comments and questions.

We want you to have a great dining experience each time you visit our

Chick-fil-A stores. The type and amount of packaging we use is intended to

ensure that our customers are able to maximize their enjoyment of our food and

beverages while at the same time meeting our strict sanitation and temperature


We share your concerns regarding the environment. Although customer feedback

reveals that the majority of our customers favor the type and style of packaging

that we use, we are constantly looking for more economically and more

ecologically sound alternatives. Our polystyrene containers (drink cups) have

never been produced using chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and are, therefore, ozone

safe. Foam products are more easily recycled than plastic, coated, or treated

paper products.

Unfortunately, there is a misconception that paper food service containers are

easily recyclable. In order to be used as food containers, paper must be

treated or coated in some way. For instance, most cups are either coated with

wax or a polyethylene film. Even though it is possible to recycle paper if the

coating or film is removed, it is, for all practical purposes, unrealistic to do


Biodegradability is another issue of concern. Contrary to popular belief,

landfills are not giant compost heaps, where contents rapidly degrade. Research

has shown that paper buried in landfills does not biodegrade very quickly.

Therefore, there is no advantage in using paper over foam if the issue is


We do appreciate your business and want to please you as well as all our other

customers. To the best of our ability, we make our decision on that basis;

however, it is sometimes difficult to please everyone with everything we do.

Again, thank you for your time and interest in Chick-fil-A. We look forward to

serving you in one of your local Chick-fil-A Restaurants soon.



Chick-fil-A CARES

Chick-fil-A...We Didn't Invent The Chicken,

Just The Chicken Sandwich.

On the Web at


And here is my latest EMAIL to Miss Tamara with CFA:

Hey there, Tamara. Good evening to you.
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, here.

So, question for you, as you state below:

"Foam products are more easily recycled than plastic, coated, or treated

paper products."

Are you actually recycling these foam cups/containers than you speak of?

Where can I find proof of this?

Doesn't seem like I can find any of this info on your website.

Why is that?

Shouldn't you want to drown out/shut up the "conspirators" like myself who feel like you're in a sense, not doing enough?

Or at least, could be doing more?

Why don't you all have sorting bins at each of your restaurants?

Wouldn't this just aide in the recycling process--wouldn't this just save some steps, including time, and everyone's money?

Not too mention, the environment?

And, also, prevent a lot of these used materials from even touching a landfill or two?

Also, are you all aware of Biodegradable corn-based plastics?

What is your take on this?

They're the latest "trend" that seems to be catching on.

Here are some links that I feel your team should consider reading up on:

(And actually... if you plug "Biodegradable Corn-Based plastics" into any search engine... you'll find wayyyyyyy more links and info and insight

than I could even have the time to send you.)

This article came out in 2003:.. (I think we're in 2008 now.)

This article reads how Europe is making a commitment to these "new" measures of biodegradable-tech:

Here' s just ONE company you all could invest in.. or atleast LOOK into doing business with.

DEFINITELY curious on your take and rebuttal on why Chick-Fil-A hasn't made the switch.. or any real changes in their policies yet.

I am a consumer.

And I am not alone with my feelings on this.

By the way, I am very aware as to how specific landfills do not "breath" in the sense of how a TRUE compost does, which is why, even

certain types of organic matter, like even Banana peels may take up to even 40 years to break-down, not too mention exude toxic gases such as methane

when they finally do start to break down/decompose.

So, please spare me as to why you use foam vs paper at this point.

AND, AS FAR AS a business aspect of this is concerned,

wouldn't you want to appeal to the masses right now,

with our current and VERY REAL global situation at hand, as looking like a GREEN COMPANY?

As looking like a green company, that actually cares about making a difference?

As looking like a Large, American corporation that is infact looking out for the greater good?

AND NOT JUST for how much money they can cram into their pocket, and what else they can throw

over their shoulder and discard as trash, and someone else's, or GOD FORBID, some other nation's problem?

This is OUR problem.

You have a chance to do so MUCH, Tamara.

Take full credit for this, I don't care.

Please as a MORAL issue, please do something more.

Start a chain reaction here.

Do you plan on having kids one day?

Leaving future generations anything?

Thanks for your time, and again, looking forward to hearing back from you,

Maria Bolton


And we'll wait and see how this fire goes.............
yay for potential change.

I am boycotting the chain starting TODAY.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


on a couple things. kind of a low key day. My doggie is sick ;O(

anyhow.. working on a potential logo/some art for an upcoming event.........Posh Poooooooooooooooooooch for the town of Celebration!( the above sketch is just a rough............) ;O) Unfort--Ill be outta down when this event is happening... but perhaps my work will end up on T-shirts and things and do-dads for dogs.....

and also working on wrapping up a website for a friends of mine:

More to come!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Right quick............

A couple pics from a previous gig at an awesome shoe store for kids:

More projects coming up.. getting back on the ball again!
And still driving the rental... what a great car.
I love the Prius!
And am looking forward to getting back into my little Yaris Hatch.......