First, I love etsy!!! There is so much handmade goodness out there! I have met so many charming people. Namely Andrea of Charming Darling. Check out this beautiful charm bracelet I received yesterday in the mail, perfect treat after a long day of class:

To those who have bought my art, thank you so much, it makes me giddy to be able to send my art out to people, and then it floors me when they say nice things and actually like it in person! Thank you thank you thank you. Am i a bit caffienated and effusive today? yep. Thank you Risa and Shari specifically.

There are some new items in my shop… like so, originals and such:

the original “blooming piece”-

little kid’s shirt TOO big for silly Hugh-
little chick is too small for H


OK, is it funny that i call my shoppe “Suspect” after a pink pirate cat? This particular image started with a line of undies that I sillk-screened for my first art show as a novelty, but the history is that when i was in 2nd grade i learned how to draw a cat from mrs. gray who demonstrated to us how to break up the cat proportionally with lines down it’s face {the power of teachers!}. lesson learned: it’s easy to draw when you break it up, but i started drawing these cats obsessively and never erased the lines… i still think it looks good. i found a notebook where i drew these cats and funny creatures like moths who were ugly little fellas. i want to get back to that place of free, uninhibited play and creation with my art! expect to see some ugly moths in my future. the eye patch got added with the pirate name, i’m so often correcting… not mati, like hat, but pronounced matey like ship mate:)