Random Acts of Creativity by Kaz Windness

Portrait in Graphite

I was recently hired by a librarian to draw her son and their family dog, a Chiweenie, as a gift for her husband’s birthday. She requested something more realistic than my usual style and I was happy to oblige. I love drawing people and their pets! Click HERE for how to order your commission today.


This is 9″ x 13″ graphite on Bristol paper.

“We love it! Thanks for creating a beautiful picture of our son and our Chiweenie. It was a Father’s Day/birthday gift for my husband that the whole family enjoys. Thanks again!” — Tracy Scaglione

Here is the original photo reference.



Kaz specializes in creepy-cute and gothic themes, especially people, pets, and animals with a whimsical, halloweenie, or macabre twist.  Examples HERE.

Order your commission today by emailing Kaz at karenwindness (at)!



– Except for doodle, up to 3 sketch concepts included. For additional sketch revisions, add $20 ea.

– For a matted and backed drawing (your choice of black or white mat), add $20

– Larger sizes available. Ask for an estimate.

– Additional time-consuming details (multiple figures, backgrounds, etc.) will be an additional charge. An estimate will be provided.

– Most commissions completed in 4-6 weeks. Expected ETA provided. For 2-week rush job, add $50. For a 1-week rush job, add $100.

– For non-US domestic shipping, an additional fee will be assessed and provided.


-Email me at karenwindness (at) to arrange your commission. I respond to email once daily.

– Payment processed via Paypal using address karenwindness (at) Other payment methods available upon request.

– 50% payment due to begin job. Final payment due at completion. Your art will be mailed or digitally delivered upon receipt of final payment.

San Diego Comic-Con success! Mother Goth Rhymes is out!

I just got back from San Diego Comic-Con, and wow! What an exciting whirlwind!


Here I am at the Hermes Press booth, seeing my book for the very first time. Shout out to Sabrina and Dan Herman who went above and beyond to give me and Mother Goth Rhymes extra-special treatment. Check out that Stabby the unicorn banner!


This is the SDCC limited edition teal cover with signed, full-color tip-in sheet.


Hermes Press had just over 210 copies at the conference with a cover price of $49.99, and here I am on Saturday afternoon selling the last copy! Considering how many nightmares I had about not selling a single book at the conference, this is an incredibly proud moment. The support and enthusiasm was amazing, and I enjoyed meeting amazing people from all over the world.


And maybe the best thing yet is the book is officially out and pre-orders will be mailed on August 13th. You can get your copy HERE for $24.99.


Mother Goth is at SDCC 2019!

Who’s going to San Diego Comic-Con? Come see me, Mother Goth (Kaz Windness), at the Hermes Press booth, #1821. The special limited edition book (teal cover!) is only available for the event, so snatch it up while you can! 🖤

My official schedule:

Signing: 1:00-2:00
PANEL: 4:00-5:00 Room 29AB PANEL INFO
Signing: 5:30-6:30pm

Signing: 12:00-1:00
Signing: 3:00-4:00; 5:00-6:00pm


Book will be out August 13th! Pre-order yours now at




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