Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sneak Peak of what's coming in 2012......(a whole new body of work)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
Hope all your wishes come true!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jaw Update:
Good NEWS:the right side is healing great, lots of muscle pain though,
BAD NEWS:my left jaw bone is popping out now, so I'm back to liquids until mid January and have to wear a bite splint..back in tomorrow to get fitted for it, January get another X-ray, if it doesn't help.....possibly a surgery on the left side like the one I just had on the right side......

Wires and Arch Bars that I had on for 6 weeks

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My interview is up on their blog, CLICK HERE to check it out!

Monday, November 28, 2011

I'm getting excited about this!
You should go sign up right now!!!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I am currently taking orders for my
"N03 Slippers"
$35.-ea or $30.- if you buy 2 or more!
Email with the following:
Shoe size
Color of stitching (orange pictured)
Paypal Email so I can invoice you

Color of actual slipper is BLACK and GRAY
The grays may very due to being a dyed wool/mix fiber.
(Due to being handmade, there may be some imperfections)
These are made to order, so please order in advance for the Holiday, also allow at least a week for them to be made and shipped.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Email and put "Urban Soule" in the subject line and they'll email you an invite code

Made two pairs of wool/felt slippers today! Fun!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm drastically downsizing my house.... I have listed and will be adding more daily to Ebay... check it out!

Friday, November 18, 2011

(Yuck Picture) Wire and Arch Bar FREE!!!!

Cut up and blistered gums, but the wires are off!
it feels like someone took a chainsaw to my mouth! All that you see is blood, clots or the cuts the wires made...gross!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

One more big surgery! Getting my mouth unwired tmrw!!!
NO, I CAN"T eat yet.... I will be on liquids and soft food, for another FEW MONTHS, anything I have to chew or bite is off limits....they will be putting me under and slicing open my gums open to get the wires and arch bars out (the wires wrap around my teeth under the gums) as of today I lost around 25lbs! I'm hungry! So Please don't ask me what the first thing I'm going to eat is, because..... I can't....6 weeks of pain,metal,bones and stitches....I cant wait to get this over with!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Week 6! Friday the 18th at 12noon I'm going "under" again and getting all this gear out of my mouth!!!! My lips,cheeks and gums are sore,swollen and cut up from all the wires and arch bars, So I will be glad when they are gone! The surgeon has to put me under in order to numb and cut into my gums to remove everything....not looking forward to having a super tender mouth but it will heal fast (I hope). Like I said the Aloe seems to help a lot!

Hung the large painting in my living room.... looks quite nice I think..

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Working on some fun animal posters for advertising my site.... feel free to print and post them!

Today's New Work
60x48 (inch) Canvas
Spray Paint,Ink and Acrylic


Studio Table

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Week 5 Surgery Update and Juice Diet!

A friend loaned me a juicer, so today I went shopping at the local fruit stand!

2 carrots, handfull of cranberries,,1 green onion,4 strawberries,1/4 cucumber, 1/2 apple
Juice coming!
Delicious! (really!)
(Week 5) No rubber bands!
I go one week without bands, go back to the surgeons on 11-14-11, he will make sure my jaw is still aligned and if it is I schedule the surgery to get the arch bars and rest of the wires off. If for some reason it's crooked or misaligned, he will wire it all shut again.
I told him I was eating/sneaking some solids and he said "NO!!!" not to chew,not to bite!
(kinda makes feel like a dog,smack with with a newspaper!)
So I will be on liquids (hence the juicer) yoghurts, apple sauce, etc....for a few more months
It feels really strange without anything holding my jaw close together, the arch bars hurt and make me want to clench my teeth. The surgeon did say I am healing perfect and so far,by far his best surgery patient on healing time,bruising and over all good attitude. in the last week some of the stitches were unraveling and getting caught up in the bars so it was pulling on my gums,but last night some finally dissolved so I don't have the pulling anymore, my gums are still sore and will be for some time.
Currently, I'm drinking Aloe juice and holding it in my mouth to help heal my gums and cheeks from all the wire cuts. It feels like Heaven in my mouth! Aloe really eases the pain and helps heal them quickly.I use Arnica gel on my face for swelling and bruising.
I have been getting ear aches again, but he said it may be from the bands and the mouth stretching exercises so I started taking Ibuprofen and that helps.
It's nice to be able to open my a little, about a 1/2 inch now and I have lost 17lbs in the process! I'm sure I'll lose more since I'm doing the juice diet....(which is okay by me!)
I figure it's a good time to cleanse, eat healthy and heal my whole body all at once....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Did you know I do custom pet portraits? And I am taking commissions right now? They make great gifts for the Holidays coming up!
Email me at
Send me your idea, size, and photo you would like to have done.

Prices are determined by size and detail.

These two cute pups are "Frankie and Wicket" and were commissioned by their loving owner!
(Both Spray Paint on 16x20 Canvas)

This is "Elliott" the Sphynx
(Spray paint on 16x20 Canvas)

"Bailey" The Boston Terrier
(Spray paint on 11x14 Canvas)

"Scout" the Chocolate Lab
(Spray Paint on 20x30 Canvas)

"Lucy" the very timid pup
(Spray Paint on Archival Hardboard)

Monday, October 31, 2011

It's been 24 days (almost week 4) since my surgery,
I've lost about 15lbs so far.... 2-3 more weeks to go...
Last night I only slept about an hour, the inside of my mouth,cheeks,lips are cut up,
my jaw was in pain, my head hurt, I'm so hungry! I've been slowly tapering off the pain medicine and switching to ibuprofen, there sure is a difference and not for the better!
I have good days where I feel great, then suddenly it takes a turn for the worse and I feel lots of pain and horrible, not wanting or can't get out of bed because I feel to weak or dizzy. such as yesterday, I stayed in bed all day, this morning my jaw hurts really bad, I didn't take the medicine before bed, so I took it when B got up to go to work and have ice packs on.
Hopefully it will get better today since it's Halloween, I figure if worse comes to worse, I will sit outside with my head gear and ice packs on my face looking like a surgery patient and hand out candy while B and the kids go out....

I took my daughter to a Halloween Festival on Saturday, I had ghoulish make up on, a lady told me she "loved" my teeth, I told her "Thanks! they're real and mouth is actually wired shut from a surgery" she walked off, I'm not sure if she was embarrassed or what, then I really felt like a freak!

Happy Halloween! Check all your candy before you eat it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I have work showing at NuPasa Studio 5539 Airport Way S, Seattle WA 98108 (in Georgetown) contact
Tina Routt at
to schedule an appointment or come down the next Art Attack Nov 12th!
(all the work I'm showing there is under $100, all originals on canvas *no prints)

Hey Friends!
If you own my art, upload a picture of it to this Fanpage! Be sure to take a clear picture,
(like this one below, having room components is a bonus, to see it in it's new home!)
It will be featured on a new page on my Website soon!!
Thanks so so much!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saw my surgeon today for my 3 week check up, everything is healing good, my jaw is lined up perfectly,however, I will need to get some teeth straightened after I get the arch bars off, my now straight jaw made my teeth uneven. I still need to take it easy and not eat solids (tried eating refried beans and cheese last night, didn't work to well) I can have thicker liquids. So, I have three more weeks of the arch bars, 2 weeks of the elastics and then I will be "under" (local anesthesia)surgery again to get them removed around Nov 18th....

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Process of the painting so far....