Friday, July 29, 2011

Super Villain-y

Sorry to belabor our current interest, but the request today is yet another pixelated character...this time a bad guy.  It took Oscar 2.3 to ask for Bowser this morning.  His classmate actually specially requested I draw this for him before school went out for summer, and Oscar was very careful to specify he wanted a different Bowser - one a bit more menacing.  Think this has something to do with his hardcore crush on Princess Toadstool?  Whatevs - I aim to please.  Happy Friday & have an awesome weekend!  xoxo

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Level Up Diddy

Now that Oscar is 6, he's turning into a bit of a gamer.  No surprise I guess - he's pretty good at most of the ones he's played.  One problem:  when he gets stuck he asks my help which means either (a) I am too busy to get caught up in figuring out how to level up or (b) I am not too busy and will commandeer the game.  Yeah, this is why I'm kinda reluctant to get him Donkey Kong Country aka THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME.  Of course, purely a matter of personal opinion, but I have quite an attachment to that game and all of its dopeness.  I will be riding on the back of Expresso the Ostrich all day fighting Kremlings in my mind...y'all enjoy yourselves too.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Old Timey

Oscar is not really aware of time.  Meaning - he knows what it is and can read a clock, but operates completely outside of real time.  Yeah, this is awesome when you're in a right now & every morning for that matter.  So it's funny that he loves timepieces, especially a pocket watch.  Every vintage cartoon he watches seems to involve some old codger pulling one out of his trousersNext he'll ask me for a monocle & you.  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fireflies are not Jewelry

It's summer & of course Oscar is digging the fireflies all around every night.  He insists I catch them, which I do, but then he wants to keep them, which we don't for all of the obvious reasons.  He handles them with a mixture of awe &'s kinda cool to witness actually.  I always think about the made-for-prison kids of my childhood that immediately stamped them out on the sidewalk to see the trail of fluorescence.  You know, the ones that didn't act out of curiosity or experiment, just plain ol' mean.  Sigh...  Good news - I don't have one of those. Happy Tuesday!  xoxo 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Triple Rowdy Superfly Hogan

Here's one - boys like professional wrestling.  Here's another - sometimes they grow up and still like professional wrestling.  No judgment.  I can see some of the appeal.  I mean, costumes and theme music and hot chicks and all that...pretty entertaining I guess.  Oscar has never actually seen any of this - he's operating on second hand info.  I don't really fill in any blanks mainly because my knowledge begins and ends with some 80's references that became licensed toy products.  I remember the toys were really squishy contrary to my idea of the actual dudes wrestling.  Well, stay out of the Texas Clover Leaf if you can - happy Monday!  xoxo

Friday, July 22, 2011

BEE Good

Oscar is always fascinated by my bug catching skillz...yesterday the biggest bee I have ever seen was in our house & I captured it without harm.  It was prehistoric in size - no kidding.  I would never kill an insect unless I had to, but I am especially protective of bees.  I'm not a Buddhist or anything  - I just play one on TV.  Oscar cheered me on with a mix of excitement and fear, and of course begged me to keep it as our pet.  "He's gotta go & pollinate stuff pup, sorry.  Letting him go."  He got a good look & then gave him a peace out gesture.  Sigh, summer is filled with wonder, huh?  Happy Friday!  xoxo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Life Aquatic

As far as superheros go, Aquaman seems to get the commercial shaft.  Not sure I get it...his powers are kinda rad.  Think about it - crime fighting dolphins through mind control?  Dope.  Why isn't every marine-oriented kid signed up for his fan club?    When I was drawing him this morning Oscar questioned whether or not he is part of the Justice League.  Really?  He seriously needs some good PR - I'll get on that right away.  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Monday, July 18, 2011

Frosted Lucky Marketing

This doodle story is bittersweet.  And kinda typical, I guess.  Oscar begged to choose his own cereal a couple of weeks ago in a rare visit to the supermarket (I am a Fresh Direct freak).  I gave in knowing there would be some box o' sugar in his hands in 2.2 since I'm pretty restrictive about junk predicted, here we go (see above).  The thing is, he has zero interest in actually eating it.  Yeah, it's the stupid hot wheels car that drove his decision.  Aces - we could've skipped the breakfast aisle entirely and gone right to the toy aisle.  Well, the box makes for some fun pop art I guess.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pop Shuv It

Super duper late this morning so quickity quick.  Me:  what am I drawing this morning sweet?  Oscar:  can I ride my skateboard to camp?  Me:  No, should I draw it?  Oscar:  yes.  Happy Friday!  xoxo

Thursday, July 14, 2011


That's right - smurfs are back for the next generation of kids and licensed toy marketing - woo hoo! Kinda love when stuff from my childhood becomes relevant to my own kid.  This morning we discussed how I used to play with them.  It was a true obsession for me - I had every single one of the 100 original characters + super fresh mushroom house.  Then one day, my sister lent them out to her friend.  And guess what?  I never saw any of them again.  Yeah, 25 years later...still stings.  Sigh.  Oh well.  Happy Thursday! xoxo

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Give a Hoot

I am always stoked when Oscar defaults to birds as his doodle ask.  Those that know me are well aware of my feathery appreciation...I just think they're awesome.  Mini dinosaurs - so rad.  Basically, Oscar looked around the house this morning and settled on a pair of owls I have chillin' in the living room window sill.  Owls have a pretty studious reputation, although their brains are relatively small compared with other birds of prey.  Maybe I should've drawn him in a chess match with a raven...I'll work on that later.  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Merry Go Round & Round

Ah, the air is heavy with super humidity & it's going to be hot.  Feels like the perfect day for Oscar's camp to go to the amusement, well, he's excited regardless of the forecast.  He asked that I draw one of the rides, and those that have been paying attention know I've done roller coasters and ferris wheels before so that leaves just one vintage-y carnival staple - the merry-go-round.  Frankly, not a personal fave a rides go, and at this point even Oscar finds it kinda lame.  But whatevs...makes a quaint little doodle.  Happy Wednesday - happy sweating!  xoxo

Monday, July 11, 2011

Surfer Blood

Not sure what is better - surfing or surfers.  Hmmm...all I can say is, it's dope.  Oscar is pretty fascinated by the sport, although like so many other risky, dare-devilish feats, he is kinda reserved.  He has so many of my traits, but this is definitely not coming from my genes, obviously.  My goal by the end of the summer is to get him on a board.  Of course this means by the time we get to next summer, I'll be starting all over again.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

Friday, July 8, 2011

To Infinity & Beyond

Camp Fridays are event themed.  Guess what today's theme is?  Serendipitous...Oscar & I are so dang spacey this week it's kinda fitting.  This is at the Zoolander level - for reals.  We'll play it out today and possibly regain our intelligence this weekend.  In the meantime, Oscar & his camp buddies will blast off on an awesome adventure.  I can only hope they provide astronaut ice cream as the snack.  It's the bomb if you didn't know.  Happy Friday - hug the weekend!  xoxo

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dawn of the Dead

If you are a dedicated follower (thank you) then you noticed I skipped yesterday.  Boo.  This was not sleep has been off leaving me with like 17 minutes to get ready for work in the morning.  This is a deliberate lead in to our doodle today.  Over the weekend our friend made Oscar look like the living dead, you know, for fun!  Zombies are rad.  Walking around Soho on a random Saturday night like a zombie is radder.  Anyway, I have felt like a zombie ever since, so Oscar & I decided it would be good subject matter for the bag.  Here you go - bon appetite!  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Looooong fun filled weekend leads to double alarm shut down & manic rush to get ready for life this morning.  Sigh...better get on it.  Oscar had many many ideas this morning but I put on super pressure to choose just ONE thing he wanted me to draw.  We settled on this - friendship represent!  We caught the FriendsWithYou show downtown this weekend followed by a trip to Kidrobot so Oscar could add to his BFF (Travis Cain) collection.  Good times for sure - all warm & fuzzy & stuff.  Happy hug your friends Tuesday!  xoxo

Friday, July 1, 2011

Git Along Lil Doggie

It's our first camp Friday, which means it's camper appreciation day.  Today's theme:  Wild West.  Oscar requested a cowboy with horse...mmm mmm cowboys!  Meow.  Ok, back to our PG blog.  The kids will role play and eat jerky all day I guess.  I considered drawing a saloon with poker game &  whiskey bottle but reconsidered when the potential of acting out said doodle occurred to me.  So gun-slinging it is!  Happy Friday!  xoxo