Friday, May 23, 2014

New Work and Greeting Cards!

Well hello again. After a terribly long pause (of over two years), I am once again posting to my blog, and there's one big reason why... Mostly because I have some greeting cards that are now being carried in a new store called New Boston Trading Company. It features the work of local New Hampshire crafters, which is very cool, and gives me the opportunity to put some of my illustrations out there, which is great! It's part-owned by my mother-in-law Mary Cable, and I am honored to be included in the group of crafters selling their work there! Here is a new illustration, which will be going on one of my cards. Hooray!!
(I will be putting some new work up on Etsy as well.)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Felt Cuckoo Clocks

I've been working on some felty things more recently. I have begun making little felt cuckoo clocks. They're so fun to make, so take quite some time to make, but are very rewarding when they are done! I've sold one so far, very exciting! You can see them here on Etsy. I've also made a sweet little mushroom and bee barrette that I will be hopefully making more of and will post here soon!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

To sleep, to dream.

When I first started this I was not getting a lot of sleep. I think that was a primary driving force behind the illustration, but I don't think I knew that at the time. Now that my son is sleeping better again at night I can think clearly again. I do love to sleep. The idea of closing your eyes peacefully surrounded by the sweetest little forest creatures is well, in a word, dreamy. Wear a pretty dress, pat a fluffy white bunny, cuddle with a fawn; does it get much better? There's a hit of Marie Antionette in there for good measure too.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Let's Go!

So I'm finally adding my new work to my blog...but I don't think anyone has noticed my absence, so no harm done! I started this one right around the time my little niece Dahlia was born - it was funny because I think she was in the back of my mind as I was drawing it, but then low and behold, it actually kind of looks like her - over a year and half later! I finished it recently by doing the color on it, and I am pleased with the remarkable similiarities, including most importantly, the faux-hawk hair pile in the middle that is so trademark Dahlia. The print is hanging in her room right now.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

If only there were mushrooms so large you could use them as chairs.

Here's a new one. I was a little uneasy when I finished this because it appears slightly so by the way they are looking at eachother that the bear and the little girl are in love. That wouldn't be good. I'd like to think instead that they are both just happy to have a friend. I know I would like to have a bear friend that wears a vest.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Why not antlers?

I draw deer. A lot of deer. But I don't think I've ever done one with antlers. It seems odd because I really like antlers. They are intially soft and velvety and then angular and strong. I think the soft and velvety ones are more my speed. I like antlers attached to the deer preferrably, unless they have been shed. I visited the Squam Science Center with Jasper and some friends recently where they have 3 lovely gigantic deer. One had already lost one of his antlers. Before this I did not realize deer shed their antlers every year. So I shudder a little less when I see a pair of antlers mounted to a plaque...provided there's nothing attached to them.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Little Red can share, can she not?

I just finished this one. I think, Little Red surely had enough in her basket to share with the wolf. If she'd given him something nice, perhaps a cupcake or two, would he have given her so much trouble? I think not. They could've even been friends. He was a wolf that could talk after all. Probably the darkest one (in color saturation, not in meaning) I think I've done.