Monday, December 27, 2010
I've been told that I'm behind in my posting. This is true. But I have two very good reasons.
a) I've embraced my inner old lady and have begun a quilt!!! I need to make 72 squares.... I have 35. I'm really excited to be working on this! It's getting colder at night, so another blanket is a plus. I also have a deep and abiding love for all things pattern and color. In a quilt EVERYTHING goes!!!
2} My cat, Blair, is my total work buddy and demands quite a bit of attention. Look at him there.... dawwww.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
These are my feathered babies!
My favorite chicken is the Araucana with the coppery feathers. Her name is Penny because she isn't entirely made of copper but still very honest. The white one with the awesome stretch and squish is Sam. The brown turkey is named King George because he was a tyrant to another beloved but departed turkey named Benjamin Franklin. The Wyandottes at the top have no names but the rooster is very pushy and tends to boss around the bigger chickens.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
I recently read a novel about two Jewish children that ran into the woods of Eastern Poland to avoid the Nazis. They used fake names and became real life Hansel and Gretel. I did a quick painting of what that forest might have looked like in the summer.
Monday, July 12, 2010
New painting! I found this old picture of Sherriff Pat Garrett. He's the man that shot Billy the Kid, right through the heart and in the dark no less. The original taker of the shot in the dark. Later he became a Captain of the Texas Rangers and bffs with Teddy Roosevelt. Then, he squandered all his money and was shot by a cattle rustler in a saloon.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
My baking leading lady! I gave into a more simplified and feminine aesthetic for her and referenced Audrey Hepburn in 1954 Sabrina with that dreamboat Humphrey Bogart. This was all done in Photoshop, which, for me, made it tricky trying to maintain the smooth lines. I kept running out of tablet.
Just some of the apron and baked items that I worked on for the project. I got really hungry.
I wanted to just paint some bears in gouache to get the old gears going on their shapes and gestures. Animals are amazingly expressive and I will be doing much more with these fellas in the future.
This is just meant to be a quick (under 30 seconds) commercial. I choose to look at a positive side to handing out fun baked items to bears: they would like it.