illustration and animation

sorry my dear friends, for now I’m posting on tumblr..



sorry about the month long hiatus! haven’t been able to pick up a pencil lately and only recently Ive begun to scribble again. Sometimes its really hard to know where to begin when youre overwhelmed by what you see other people creating. Feeling artistically inadequate is possibly one of the most crippling feelings.. You doubt your work could be meaningful, question if its worth it, afraid to even try. UGH! Horrible. 

Anyway, I should probably inform you (whoever you may be) I quit my job! Im now a lone wolf. Going to  try my hand at this art thing and see what happens. Im terribly afraid but also excited.

So now, with all this time on my hands, Ill hopefully. no. no hopefully.. I will be starting another animation! Still a few loose ideas floating around.. might make the catamation from a few posts ago or maybe try my hand at a stop-motion. Or maybe Ill just make a terrarium.

Either way, Im going to stop taking the easy road. 


PS I visited the Ghibli museum last month. Another dream come true! The place was possibly the most magical Ive ever been to. Came home with a new baby to add to my heroes collection..



speak soon, I promise x

here is a galloping cat. its just a test


thank you so much for everyone who made a bid over the last four days! the winners will be contacted today.
hopefully a real shop or space will open up soon (fingers crossed!).
thanks again, your encouragement means the world.

heres to many more windmills and feathers,


I’m sure you’ve heard me mention I’ve been thinking of setting up a little shop. Well, it’s not up yet.. still working through a few exciting ideas first.. BUT I am eager to start selling my work! I have no idea how much it’s worth and have had difficulty deciding on price, so I thought I’d conduct a little experiment. The price is completely up to you! The selling of these pictures will function similar to a silent auction. You email me with which image you’re hoping to snap up and who ever emails by 11:59PM Sunday 1/4/2012 with the highest $ will win their chosen picture! All images are originals, one of a kind and will come framed. (please note, postage costs not included)

This will be fun


25x30cm (framed)


25x30cm (framed)


14.5×14.5cm (framed)

samaetha [at] gmail [dot] com

listening on repeat Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Had to stop painting. Experiencing intense deja vu..


a picture for Ceara for her birthday

reading Nineteen Eighty-Four and Alice Through the Looking-glass
(one for the sanity of the other)


a little birthday present; the beginnings of an animation. yes it is a fat cat, about 7 foot tall.

also painted a few background palettes. just look at the image from the last post for the general idea..
I guess this means new years resolution 1 underway!

reading Love in the Time of Cholera
watching Sherlock (and yes, I do have a telly crush on Cumberbatch)


this is what happened this morning


as promised, heres the video for Walking in Fields

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