Thursday, September 27, 2012

Brain's Hanging Upside Down

Pretty sure this zombie has eaten my head is so filled with busy I feel like a moron half of the time.  And then I think, it's October - this happens every year.  Oscar's request of requisite undead was an awesomely mindless quick draw.  It's the little things.  Happy Wednesday Thursday!  (see!)  xoxo

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hallmark Icon (aka we are fresh out of ideas)

Don't judge.  It's been action packed the past few days + we are running low in the original creative thought area.  So enjoy this classic pedantic spooky black cat atop jack-o-lantern image.  We'll try harder tomorrow.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Monday, September 24, 2012

Feed the Tree

This may be a repeat - who knows.  It's also not very surprising that an idyllic day in the country picking apples inspires a maniacal rendering of arboretum...sigh.  'Tis the season I guess.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hide the Deadly Black Tarantula

As mentioned, my house is on the way to spooktacular thanks to Oscar's unbridled anticipation for the upcoming holiday.  You would think the addition of creepy crawlies to my fruit bowl would mess with my addiction...nope.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pet Cemetery

It's crisp out today.  And by crisp I mean freezing.  Well, at least the Halloween decorations already up in my house don't seem so prematurely ridic anymore.  It's also time to put the seasonal classic dvd on loop...Nightmare Before Christmas. Oh so many ideas for Oscar to throw at me early in the morning.  Yay ghost dogs!  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bigmouth Strikes Again

We heart pets.  We heart spooky.  What better creepy house critter than a piranha I ask?  Not to be a downer, but recently our beloved guinea pig, Saturday, passed away.  Since then we've been exploring new objects for our affection.  FYI...this isn't it.  Happy Friday!  xoxo

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Foxy Lady

Yep, still here on the Halloween tip.  Only 49 days to go!  One guess on my costume... Since there really aren't any female characters of interest (i.e. snooze chicks) in Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I've been cast in the role of woodland creature.  Feels right - I can do this.  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

R.I.P. Sharpie

Spoiler alert:  Oscar is going to be the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow for Halloween this year - totally his idea.  Pretty much the only thing keeping him goin' with school starting is the promise of the most magical aka spooky of all holidays (though Easter is a close second).  Yeah, it's all he thinks about so buckle up - snack bag theme locked for a grip.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Friday, September 7, 2012


This morning went something like this:  goat head with dragon slash snake body.  There really wasn't any time to get into the deets here + sometimes it's best not to ask too many questions...I just quickly complied.  So, whatevs - happy Friday!  xoxo

Thursday, September 6, 2012

So Goat

Yep - nothing says the first day of school like goats.  We spent a blissful vacation way off the grid at our friends' goat farm last week.  When I asked Oscar what he wanted on his bag, school was the furthest thing from his mind.  He wants to go back to the farm he says.  Sigh. No can do my love I say. September is here - it's about to get real.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cheez Doodle

Yesterday was camp olympics + Oscar's team color was orange.  Sweat, dirt, heat, rain + face paint...yeah.  He resembled one of the many snacks I rarely (if ever) allow him to have when I picked him up in the evening.  Showering took a looooong time + lots of soap.  Happy Friday!  xoxo

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Duck Duck Goose

It's the little things.  In this case - the party favor slash noisy-ass puppet from my nephew's birthday party a couple of weeks ago.  Oscar is kinda obsessed with it + thanks to camp "silly day" so is the entire hummingbird group.  Oscar's best bud Adrian was especially into it so we spread the love + gave him one too.  Big ups to Adrian's parents who are still talking to me.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


We are back!  It's been a few weeks of crazy - the ending of school, beginning of camp + a little independence day thrown in.  I admit I have been pretty inconsistent with the morning doodle.  Oscar has been understanding...until this morning.  He was playing Pirates of the Caribbean on PS3 while lunch-y prep was going on.  That's when he told me he misses his bags.  Aw!  Ok I say - I have time for something quick + promised to get on it for future snacks.  Luckily with Pirates playing the in the background inspiration came easy.  Plus I like to say the word booty.  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tales from the Crypt

Some of my parent friends tell stories of their kids' voracious reading appetites.  Well, this is not my kid despite my own pretty substantial reading habits. Oscar likes to write his own stories.  You can imagine how fun book reports are - assigned twice weekly.  When I ask Oscar what book he wants to use for his homework last night, he quickly makes up a title (Blood Drinking Monsters).  Yeah.  Try again puppet - get something from the shelf.  Skelly the Skeleton materializes with the request to draw her for the bag so everyone can see she's not just a girl...she's a spooky girl. Sigh - it's rough discouraging your super creative kid.  I bet his story would be better.   Happy Friday!  xoxo

Thursday, June 14, 2012

World 10

I had hoped to get off easy with an American flag doodle in honor of Flag Day this dice.  Time ticking away + homeboy asking me to draw the level he was trying to clear in Super Mario Bros.  Sigh.  We made it out of the house on time but the bottom halves of Mario + skeleton turtle didn't fair so well in my haste.  At least he got to the boss bowzer.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Goodbye Kitty

She's hella girlie + I'm pretty sure the real prime minister of Japan.  I wasn't getting away with clean cut kitty though.  Even super terrific idols fall pray to the undead.  Oscar was stoked on this one - he tells me how he will use this to tease all the chicks at tae kwon do this afternoon.  Hey, I'm your wingman sweetie - I got you.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Friday, June 8, 2012

Au Revoir Simone

Well, actually bonjour, but unfortunately there isn't a band with that name that I am aware.  So, this is a special request by my special little protege.  Oscar's best friend's little sister slash the girl he will always secretly dream is his girlfriend.  When I asked Oscar this morning if he was cool with giving up the doodle to her this morning he had noooo problem with it.  Of course.  Having held this same title with my brother's bff forever, I can tell you little girl, just reap the benefits.  There's no shame in my game.  Happy Friday!  xoxo

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


This is a super basic version of Oscar's morning request.  His ask: a cop shooting a guy - not a robber though - and his brains coming out.  Um...ok.  I wonder if he was awake when we were watching Rampart?  All this doodle needs now is the Hollywood sign + the ACLU.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Monday, June 4, 2012

How's about a nice Hawaiian punch?

No real "plans" this weekend + as uze we ended up doing like 8 million the weather was killer.  This morning while we reminisced in an unprecedented early up time Oscar's high point involved his indulgence in Hawaiian Punch at the taco stand.  It's his liquid sunshine  + something he is only allowed to have when we go there (which is like once a week).  I guess good times come in all formsHappy Monday!  xoxo

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Step Right Up

Sigh...what a dope weekend.  It was super fine all the way through this morning's commute.  Back to work / school was definitely a drag, but hey, summer is when we bloom here en la casa.  We went to Coney Island yesterday (magic) where Oscar won a whole bunch of cheap crap at the game stands.  He was still on this high when he woke up - clutching a nice new dust collector I will surely ditch when he's not looking.  Good stuff.  Long, hot sunny days are here!  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Friday, May 25, 2012

Don't Feed the Bears

I love when Oscar asks me to draw animals...cute + furry + squeezy + cuddly.  Right.  When he proposed I doodle a bear this morning (inspired by the new Best Coast album cover - my kid has taste) he made sure I understood it's "a bear attacking a person." This graphic gory boy phase is for realz.  He was down with the angry bear but noted there wasn't an actual person in the illustration pissing themselves.  Use your imagination I say, followed by frowny face response - oh well.   Happy Friday!  xoxo

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kiss Them for Me

This prince has a broken arm I think - whoops.  Oscar decided a National Geographic book about frogs would make a great book report.  Yeah.  Parents, take note:  reference books are super tough when conforming to 1st grade writing guidelines.  The introduction is breeding and conclusion is death by water snake.  On a high note - this guy just might be "the one!"  Haha.  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


What could be more tranquil then a foggy, rainy + grey day?  That's right - Buddha.  Oscar is deep.  Also, he has this sweet bank (illustration) filled with coin.  It's juxtaposition...meditate on that.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hustle + Flow

I made an interesting discovery this past week.  Oscar bought a wallet last week.  That's right...a wallet.  Purchased by him, for him, because he has a cash stash.  Turns out my kid is a lunchroom hustler.  He is selling his snacks on what is practically a daily basis at school.  My first response?  Where's my cut?  Clearly I have some street etiquette to teach this kid, but I applaud his entrepreneurialism!  He also enjoyed the doodle because it "looks sneaky." Happy  Thursday!  xoxo

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Hahahaha - yep.  Check back tomorrow...this morning totally sucked it.  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I'm aware of how poorly executed these dimensions are...mornings.  Sigh.  We have been so on it with being on time for school I totes rushed through what should have been a super simple request.  For those who aren't gamer geeks, this is the "creeper" from Mindcraft...Oscar's other current fave.  Honestly, this one I don't get.  The graphics kinda's like a b-grade Sims.  Now that I think about it, this illustration is actually perfect.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Monday, May 14, 2012

Life Aquatic

We are soooo lucky this game has a grip of characters, right?  Lol.  Some water plants for what promises to be another soggy week.  Try to keep it real y'all...and dry.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Oscar couldn't shake the "butt" request + he seemed off zombies for a minute (Mindcraft morning).  Just as I was about to draw a magical unicorn he blurts out "tiger."  Huh...ok.  Maybe I was influenced by my fantasy-land dreaminess?  Or, breakfast.  Whatevs - sun's out - fun time.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Aaaannnnddddd....we're back.  Zombies. Word.  First time I have seen this guy - Oscar's request o' the day.  He's Balloon Zombie for obvious reasons.  Well, that's what Oscar calls him.  He may have a different name who knows.  If I were making this game I'd call him Skeeter.  Something for you all to think about today besides the perpetually crappy weather.  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Oscar was so into his game this morning he told me to draw whatever I want.  Hmmm...this much freedom confused me yo.  I've been so zombie focused - this was a lot at 7:30am.  Maybe it's the gloomy weather, my love for birds, that I wear pink like everyday...combination of all those things?  Dreaming of warm + sunny days - here you go.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Boogie Nights

I have officially been sucked into the void.  This game is dope.  Period.  We downloaded onto the iPad this weekend so it's everywhere.  This guy is the dancing zombie...queue the Bee Gees.  Oscar loves him + I love dancing so this was a super easy ask.  I'm doing the Hustle right now in fact.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Home Improvement

Zombies FOREVER!  That's how it feels anyway.  This morning I was asked to draw a rendition of the Plants vs Zombies PS 3 disc image.  I had to rely on Oscar's description since he wouldn't stop playing + take it out so I could see...not sure if it really looks like this or I just translated an undead Wilson from one of TV's lamest moments.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bud the C.H.U.D.

How long will the zombie phase last?  Luckily there's a grip of film / game / book titles to keep us going for a while.  I proposed drawing something that wasn't evil dead...shut down immediately.   Oh well!  This was a special request - dude launches mini z's as weapons.  Sick.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo 

Monday, April 30, 2012

You're Doing It Wrong

Oscar as predicted responded with "butt" this morning when asked what he'd like, followed by "toilet" when I would not honor his request.  Sigh...that's been done dude.  "But I want him to have a face...and it's Christmas!"  What?  So just maybe this is what it would look like if you had personified plumbing throwin' up tude during the holidays.  Idk.  Happy Monday!   xoxo

Friday, April 27, 2012

Monsters vs. Butts

Maybe my allowance of Family Guy has reached the saturation point.  Oscar asked over + over again for me to draw just one thing:  a butt.  HAHA.  No.  This will get me into trouble for sure I think. I tell him the closest he will get to this is a portrait of Sir Mix-a-lot + we all know I am not skilled enough to draw a real person (i.e. previously published Harrison Ford blog).  Finally he caves, defeated.  "Allllright, draw a monster then."  By the sound of it, this battle is not over.  Butt will be back.  Happy Friday!  xoxo

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Well, the intention was to make it really bloody + stuff...I really need to get up earlier for these elaborate requests.  I guess in the end if the 7 year old is cool with it I can't get down on the super minimal detail.  Note to self:  do not hit snooze.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


The morning went a little something like this:  draw a shark tank.  EZ-E since we have been battling time in the a.m.  "Ok cute-ah" I say - "It's going to be a super quick sketch though, cool?"  He's good.  Of course, once my cave drawing is complete he points out there isn't any blood.  What?  "I wanted a shark attack in the tank," he says.  Sigh...stay tuned for tomorrow's follow up complete with gory appendages.
Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lame, Lame Go Away

So, yeah.  Our goal this morning was to get to school on time + Oscar had zero ideas, leaving us with...this.  Super amateur, but whatevs.  We'll get it together for the remainder of the week - trust.  Happy (Wet) Monday!  xoxo

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


So not feeling it with this one, but eh, they can’t all be perfect I guess.  Oscar in an effort of good will told me it was “really good mama.”  Awwww…he’s lying but that’s ok – he’s trying to make me feel good + that’s adorable.  2 more days until final judging…everyday is a cliffhanger – enjoy!  Happy Wednesday!  xoxo

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Today’s Stewie will not be judged until pick up tonight at Tae Kwon Do…Oscar would like to socialize with the panel before making a final call it seems.  Word.  While the idea of winning Oscar’s Stewie approval is rewarding enough, I would like to add this whole doodle series was inspired by a supercool mom from the neighborhood + her amazing family.  Oscar gets to get his Griffin on thanks to them + their approach to life.  Enjoy every day we have together.  That’s my PSA – peace y’all.  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Monday, April 16, 2012

Victory is (will be) Mine!

Well, there is a long back story here but not going to get into.  Let's just say, Family Guy is a hella funny show even if not understood by the kiddies.  I have been given the Stewie challenge by Oscar.  He tested me out this morning...I scored ok.  But, I have been asked to draw him all week to really get it down.  Buckle up - I like to win.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dr. Seuss - The Horror

I have to confess, Oscar didn't weigh in on today's doodle + I paid the price.  He needed 2 snacks today based on the pre-Easter party schedule.  I had in mind a Jesus / zombie scene complete with tomb but thought this might not be cool with the teacher at school.  Instead? An innocuous seussian play on the 2 bags.  Oscar was kinda pissed - "those stories are for babies" he tells me.  Ok maybe.  I encouraged him to take some time today + bloody them up - Thing's 1 + 2 the undead version.  Possibly a market here?  Comics, vid games, action figures...hmmm.  Happy Thursday!  xoxo

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Down the Toilet

Um, yeah.  There isn't a real story here.  He just asked me to draw...this.  When I wanted to know why he said "it's funny."  Hilarious.  Ok.  Shout out to all the plumbers yo.  Heyyy -  Happy Tuesday!  xoxo

Monday, April 2, 2012

King Piece in the Chess Game

Check, check, check, check, check…yeah.  Slick Rick is always a good start to the week.  Plus, Oscar is down with a game that is not electronic – boom.  He has asked for his own set so we can start our own matches at home.  I’ll be sure to alert Russia + China that there is some new competition in flight.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

Friday, March 30, 2012

Lethal Weapon

That's right - a lawnmower.  But not just any lawnmower - a zombie killing machine.  We're getting to the bottom of Plants vs Zombies characters...the walnut didn't have the same appeal as landscape equipment. Yeah, I know none of this is making sense but whatevs - we're on a different planet today.  Happy Friday!  xoxo