PaperPunch turned 2 today, and I have decided that’s a pretty good number. It will be kept as an archive, but i will no longer be posting here. Here’s the link to my new blog, and I welcome you to take a look and follow me over there if you’d like. I intend to keep it more professional and updated. 

Thank you to all!

Cheers, Vera.

Estou longe, mas me visto de VERDE E AMARELO! Supporting Brazil from the other end of the continent.

Little charcoal sketchbook drawings: “Head”.

Just developed these pics of San Francisco that were forgotten inside my Diana Mini. The Sphinx sculptures greet you at the entrance of the De Young Memorial Museum, and those magnificent plants will chomp your finger! Just developed these pics of San Francisco that were forgotten inside my Diana Mini. The Sphinx sculptures greet you at the entrance of the De Young Memorial Museum, and those magnificent plants will chomp your finger! Just developed these pics of San Francisco that were forgotten inside my Diana Mini. The Sphinx sculptures greet you at the entrance of the De Young Memorial Museum, and those magnificent plants will chomp your finger! Just developed these pics of San Francisco that were forgotten inside my Diana Mini. The Sphinx sculptures greet you at the entrance of the De Young Memorial Museum, and those magnificent plants will chomp your finger!

Just developed these pics of San Francisco that were forgotten inside my Diana Mini. The Sphinx sculptures greet you at the entrance of the De Young Memorial Museum, and those magnificent plants will chomp your finger!

And this is the final result. Pretty much a chicken/griffin on steroids, but I like it! And this is the final result. Pretty much a chicken/griffin on steroids, but I like it!

And this is the final result. Pretty much a chicken/griffin on steroids, but I like it!

Designing a phoenix tattoo for Melissa. I totally can do this.

I bought a little sketchbook just for charcoal drawings. I’m already addicted to it.

Everyone around here wants a peek at Meghan Lands’ latest comics, “Shark Bite Capital of the World”. What it lacks in sharks, it makes up for in nudity!

Get yours here.

A very special gift

For my mother’s birthday I asked Carla Diacov to make her one of her magnificent poems. And she did! You can read it below and visit her Tumblr for more.

pequenina providência 
este sorriso da prainha
flagrando canelas e roubando chinelas
Maria Cristina fala
que se o mar não toma pelas pernas
de volta
afoga aos olhos 
fala
fala cantando
a linha do pôr-ir-se da laranja
essa linha toma da palavra de ontem
Japonesa se hoje
lá na China
inda dá mar
pequenina comitiva
todo o sorriso 
inda buscando qual que foi
a primeira ondinha a beijar 
a canela da menina
Maria Cristina fala
fala cantando
que se a concha não toma pelas orelhas
de volta
belisca sardinhas e engole biquínis
Maria Cristina fala
fala sambando
Maria Cristina fala mais que a ladainha do mar

I had unsettling dreams last night.

A portrait of K.

Found photo booth picture and its irresistible interpretation. Found photo booth picture and its irresistible interpretation.

Found photo booth picture and its irresistible interpretation.

Saw this picture while thrifting today and bought it so fast the cashier’s hair flew. Came home and found two more pictures hidden inside of it. Oh lucky day…  Saw this picture while thrifting today and bought it so fast the cashier’s hair flew. Came home and found two more pictures hidden inside of it. Oh lucky day…  Saw this picture while thrifting today and bought it so fast the cashier’s hair flew. Came home and found two more pictures hidden inside of it. Oh lucky day… 

Saw this picture while thrifting today and bought it so fast the cashier’s hair flew. Came home and found two more pictures hidden inside of it. Oh lucky day… 

Making cards (This one shipped to a very beloved chikita).