Thursday, December 20, 2007


Still, one of the greatest things I've ever seen on the Web. This makes me smile every time I read it.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Went back into the pirate booty sketch. Looks more dynamic now. I'll be adding some things in there as well. I have an old piece of wood that will be the background of this thing, then I'll layer on top with wood cut-outs. It'll look cool when it's done. There's a little ode to the Pirates of the Carribean ride from Disneyland with the skeleton drinkin' the Rum.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Pictures

Totally shocking! We took the boys to see Santa the other night and Dylan was actually cool with sitting on Ol' St. Nick's lap. So we were able to score a cute picture of the boys with Santa!

Took this one with the camera set up on the tripod last night. Yet another pleasant surprise. It's nice to have a picture of the four of us together.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Kramer Dog

Our beloved family dog, Kramer (AKA the Double Mer, Carmine), died this morning around 6 am. He was about 15 years old. Had a real good life, but it's a bummer he's gone :(
Here's a picture of Dad & Kramer on the day we got him. Somebody had dropped him off in a field as a puppy, where he was rescued by a drag racing friend who, in turn, brought him to our house knowing Dad would be a sucker for him....

Here's me & Kramer mugging for the camera...

RIP We'll miss you Mer Mer!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Deckin' the Halls

Michael teases me because I've been talking about how "having a flocked Christmas tree is a dream of mine" for the past 11 years. When I was a kid, our next door neighbors always got flocked Christmas trees. It just looked so decadent and fun to me, I loved going over there just to ogle their tree.... Well alas, my day has come! I LOVE this tree!!!! If there were a way to preserve it, and keep it in our house forever, I would.

I'm working on a sketch for my next piece. This doesn't feel right, yet. I think her back needs to be arched....
...and her facial expression should be naughtier... not so innocent like it is now...

I'll be back when I hash this one out.... oh, and I'm the spotlighted artist on the Altpick website this week. You can read my interview here:
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Friday, December 7, 2007

Carrillo Christmas Card '07

The boys & I finished up this year's painting for our Christmas Cards. I think it came out pretty cool. It wasn't easy getting Bodie's handprints...but he was a pretty good sport about the whole thing.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


Here's the last of the Wonka Girls, "Scrumdiliumptious Bar". I'll be shipping them out on Monday. They were supposed to be shipped before Thanksgiving, but I ran out of the stuff I use to crackle, and had to order some more from some random internet site.. took awhile to get here. So finally, off they go. The show opens December 7, at the Alcove Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

Close ups...

I'm really happy with the way they all three look together. I have a four person show coming up at the Alcove in February, so now to start painting for that!