October 23, 2009

show ponies

Four commissioned wax paintings for a law office in Portland (11x14" each).
They needed some lobby love ;)

October 22, 2009

I was attempting some sewing last night. Here's my cat Camper, with that "just give it up, lady" look about what I had just made. I designed four different owls to make into plush toys. This one is the "I Am A World Traveler" owl. Obviously, "The Camp" is NOT impressed! I think I just need to make them a little bigger... or perhaps fill them with catnip.

October 21, 2009

England is a land of lush grasses, as I recall from my days there as a college student abroad for an unforgettable semester. I remember riding in a car with my friend Trevor, and his excitement when we saw a forest. He had lived in England his whole life, and had never seen a large grouping of trees. A forest. Ever. Made me appreciate growing up in the woods even more.

This is a print for the upcoming "Christmas Show" in Bristol this December at Here Gallery.

October 19, 2009

I illustrated some blog / site headers for Julia Lahme in Denmark. She just emailed me and asked... so I said yes. Ask and you shall receive! I love doing illustrations like these... colorfully minded, simple and sweet. The site is so nice and clean... I only wish I could read it!

October 16, 2009

I received a furry little package in the mail yesterday... "The Wild Things" by Dave Eggers, via McSweeney's. I'm glad I pre-ordered it, for I see it is now out of stock. I love holding this book, and can't wait to read it. Dave Eggers is one of my favorite authors ("Zeitoun" was amazing), so I'm excited to curl up with some hot cocoa and a blanket and read this fur-covered wonder.

October 12, 2009

On a crisp, breezy, autumnal Sunday morning, I was lucky enough to be a part of the wedding of two dear friends of mine, Carol and James. I love gifting my talents to dear friends for such occasions, and this was no exception. I designed invites + rsvp cards, programs, table numbers and the web site for their special day, and it suited their sweetness perfectly. Plus, it made them so happy! The greatest reward for me as an illustrator is to watch the smile spread across one's face when they see what I've done for them. The web site was really fun... I started a theme based on a favorite Robert Frost quote the couple chose, and drew two foxes that meet from afar across a brook. If you click from left to right on the links at the top, you will see the two foxes grow closer with each page of the site. I don't know if anyone else caught that little element, but I enjoyed it!

The wedding itself was so increbily sweet. A breakfast wedding! Complete with Voodoo Doughnuts, and the scent of bacon wafting in as they exchanged vows. Everything's better with bacon! Here's to a lovely new life for my dear friends...

October 10, 2009

I have a print available for FREE download at Indie Fixx's "Feed Your Soul: Free Art Project!" Just scroll down the page to find it, click it, print it and enjoy! Lots of lovely images there, including a sweet image by Julianna Swaney of Oh My Cavalier.

October 6, 2009

The "State Insects Series" sale starts today! 11am, Portland, OR, time. 14 honeybees, 5 monarchs... I've never drawn (or cut out) so many antennae in my life! But they turned out lovely, so, I hope you like them. Enjoy!

October 2, 2009

I recently designed two notebook covers for Engrave Your Book! Right now, the first TEN ORDERS receive a discount! Enter the code: 25ar1001lksjfsl to receive 25% off your purchase. Not too shabby! These covers are laser engraved onto all natural vegetable tanned leather and handmade right here in Portland, OR. These covers will last FOREVER, and will gather a lovely patina over time... like an old overstuffed leather chair in a gentlemen's club. And, you can refill it again and again with your favorite Moleskin notebooks. Did I mention how good they smell...? So very nice. Be one of the first ten to receive this very generous discount!