Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's all but too late (February has been a busy month)...
...but juuuust before March enters like a lion (if the weather site is to be believed), I have finished my February's Child in the Wild Children series. Here she is, emerging from hibernation and dreaming of spring.

(thanks, Catalina, for the inspiration!)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

So I realize that I am biting off far more than I can chew here so far in the New Year. I had two or three nearly simultaneous ideas for new series, all of which seem worth following through. With minimal time away from my two-year-old, and commissions still on queuing up, it has already proved more than I can logistically cram into my schedule. Still...well, I just can't resist. This is the first in a series I'd like to do based on the curious, marvelous, artless, and often acutely perceptive things that children say.

This bon mot came from a friend's son, aged four. I have a couple more stored up in my notebook, but after that I will need help. So if any of you has a particularly good quote from a child (of any age) that you'd like to share for the series, please do send it my way!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

This was an illustration from a series I did when I was making small, stylized children's portraits for friends. I've been revisiting these and thinking on a bigger scale. As soon as I finish a few commissions, I think I'll revisit this series and expand on it a bit.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I am always inspired by photographs of Rocamadour. It just lends itself to flights of the imagination. Someday soon I'll have to go and take a set of my own...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Another new...

New to the shop, that is, not new to me. This is one of my pen and ink series from several years ago. I have not put many of them in the shop since most of my pen and inks sold in galleries long before I started the shop. I found this one in the archives, unsold since it is on a different theme from any of my gallery shows, and decided it was high time I had a pen and ink on offer!