Friday, October 29, 2010

Zombies + Bikes. It just makes sense....

This is Curtis' entry to the Specialized "Wheels of Fire" video contest. He had to come up with a 3 minute video promoting the 2011 Rockhopper. It's down to him and 4 other people! This was a complete blast to shoot! Curtis let me be a zombie and even trash our house. His brother, Russell was the star and was completely excited and dedicated to the project. Our friends, Adam, Jack, David and Jason, so graciously offered to be the other zombies.
Curtis really worked his butt off and it shows in this amazing video. I am so proud of him!!!
And really, bikes will be the best transportation in even of the undead apocalypse. They don't need gas, are much more mobile than cars and you can do some sweet jumps over dead bodies!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bierstadt Part Deux

I know it's hard to believe, but I made it all the way up 14,000 feet to summit Bierstadt! And I didn't even cry once! Okay, maybe there was a single glistening tear, but I'll blame that on rock dust or blisters. As always, Curtis was horribly supportive and kept my spirits up. It was so gorgeous and totally worth the 7 hours up and down the mountain. But I have learned to hate is the phenomenon of false summits. You think you are almost to the top and then wait, there's another mile up! And then you make it up that mile and there's something even larger behind it. A mile is an exaggeration, but my little spirit was constantly breaking. My pain was felt by some younger boys who were climbing in front of us. One boy promised his friend if he said "false summit" one more time he would throw him off the mountain. Here here!

Friday, August 20, 2010


1 year is creeping closer (this Sunday!) and to celebrate, Curtis is taking me on a hike to the top of a 14er! Bierstadt to be exact. I guess it's one of the easier 14er's in Colorado, but it's still pretty hard. So think of me fondly on Saturday when I'm gaining elevation and trying not to be crabby to my very, very, very patient husband. Two will go up the mountain and hopefully two will come down. Depends on how well one person takes the other person's complaining.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A visual representation of our relationship

And boy howdy, have I been crabby.
We are nearing our 1 year anniversary and Curtis is still as sweet and patient with me as ever.
Why, I will never understand, but try not to question it too much for fear he will come to his senses.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Long Face Sketch

Oops. You can see the drawings come through from the other side. I'll get a hang of our scanner one day.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


If I would have found this a year ago, I would have worn it instead of my veil. 
Found here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Know your rights!

Tomorrow at the Rio (7pm), Your Group Ride will be hosting a night with ColoBikeLaw's founder Brad Tucker. Tucker is an avid cyclist and attorney who will be addressing Colorado Vehicle Law and specifically how it pertains to cyclists.
From Your Group Ride's website -
"What are our rights as cyclists? What are our responsibilities? How do recent changes in Colorado state law affect group rides?   How do we as a community foster understanding and acceptance of recreational and competitive cycling on Colorado roads?   In short, how do we “Share the Road” and insure that those around us do the same?"

They will also be giving away t-shirts (above design) designed by my uber-talented husband Curtis. These shirts promote the "3 Feet to Pass" law passed in Colorado which makes it mandatory to give cyclists 3 feet when passing in your vehicle.
It's extremely important to be safe out on the road. And part of that is know the law and what exactly our rights are, as a cyclist and as a motorist. The more we are informed, the more cohesive relationship we can have with everyone on the road!
Come for a night of great food (free appetizers!), great people and great education. For more specifics on tomorrow, visit here. Hope to see yall there!

Friday, July 2, 2010

I Vant to Suck Your Blaaaad

Yeah, vampires might be getting pretty played out by now. They've come in all shapes and sizes and sparkles. And inevitably, as this trend careens down the highway of Over Saturation screaming, "No Brakes! No Brakes!", it's picked up mainstream comics. Now I know there are some amazing vampire comics out there (30 Days of Night, American Vampire to name a couple), but I don't really see a reason for Dracula to visit the X-Men. That is in no way meaning that I won't pick up those issues! Previews for issue one here. And Marvel has released some awesome variant covers staring your favorite heroes as creatures of the niiight!
P.S. Of course I'm seeing Eclipse next week. I may dress like a boy, but I'm still a girl underneath.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wonder Woman!

Am I the only one who thinks the new Wonder Woman costume is super lame? You know I love me some Jim Lee, but this design reeks of the 90's. That jacket is butt ugh and who wears a choker anymore? She's also getting a new back story cause those Gods are crazy!
From Comic Alliance:
"The Gods, for reasons of their own but which may have something to with their survival and perhaps the survival of Earth itself, have changed the timeline. In the new timeline, years ago the Gods removed their protection from Paradise Island, and left it vulnerable to attack. 
It's now nearly twenty years later. Diana has been raised in an urban setting, but with a foot in both worlds. She has little or no memory of the other timeline. She knows only what she's been told by those who raised her On the run, hunted, she must try to survive, help the other refugee Amazons escape the army that is still after them, discover who destroyed Paradise Island and why...and if the timeline can be corrected or not. She also does not yet have access to her full powers, but will be gaining them as she goes."
Of course, for a character as old as Wonder Woman to stay relevant, you gotta spice some stuff up. I like the idea of a harder, street smart Wonder Woman, but I hate hate hate when retcons like this.
And I will miss those flag undies.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


AHHHHHH!!!! Been gone for awhile. And summer is finally here!
-Bought a house. Love it.
-Was outside too long pulling the tons of weeds we have in our backyard. Burnt it.
-Went to the HOW Design Conference. Learned it.
-Got back on the bike and tackled Bingham Hill. Killed it then hurt it(my tuchas).
-Got up to Volume 6 of Fables. Read it. Yeah, you!
Looking forward to a summer of no wedding planning, barbeques, beer and bike rides.
Photo via here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


no molly. :(


The Co-Op art show was a huge success! The place was packed with hipsters as far as the eye could see. There was so much amazing art there too! Fort Collins is chock full of talented people. And they even let me hang around them for awhile.

I don't know how, but my piece got bought! Excuse the crappy scan job. It looks better in person, I swear. Thank you to however bought it and thank you so much to my super supportive friends who came down to hang. I stole these pictures from the Co-Op's website, go here to see the rest!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pretty Bags

Found these on Etsy from a Fort Collins designer who runs Swing Station Studio (possibly the coolest name for a business ever). She has great handmade purses and wallets in all sorts of funky patterns. I want pretty much everything in her store. She even does custom orders! Check her shop out and shop local, homies!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rogue knitters terrorize Jersey!

In West Cape May, N.J., a secret group of knitters, calling themselves the "Salty Knits," have been running around at night and knitting sleeves on whatever they can. Viva la revolution.

Read more in the article below, though I do disagree with them calling knitting a "relatively boring hobby." Trees gotta stay warm too. "Nocturnal Knitters Tag Up New Jersey Town"

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Co-Op Art Show

If you live in the greater Fort Collins/Cheyenne area, I invite you to attend the 1st Ever Bike Co-Op Art Show on April 2nd! There will be live music, beer from O'Dells, and some cool local art. I'm submitting a piece, but don't let that turn you off.
For those not familiar, the Fort Collins Bike Co-Op is a non-profit organization who's goal is "building community through bicycling." One of their coolest programs is their "Earn-A-Bike" program. Just like it sounds, you volunteer to earn a bike! For more info on the art show or the co-op, visit the co-op's website here.
When bicycles and art combine, it's a beautiful thing, so I hope to see yall there!

Too much snow

I need a drink at an airport bar while waiting on my flight to somewhere warm.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Superuseless Superpowers

Over at Superuseless, witness a bevy of totally worthless superpowers. Like my man here who has bulletproof skin...eventually.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Spidey Sketches

Curtis also got me some awesome postcards with old comic book covers on them. I was in a spidey mood so I thought I would sketch some Spider-classics.