Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ETSY Favourites: LilyMoon

I love her illustrations:And what she does with them:{Etsy Shop:LilyMoon}

Thursday, April 24, 2008

In the Works: "Travels in Austria" Lantern

My latest lantern was requested by a woman who wanted to capture her travels in Austria. The two buildings she wants me to incorporate are the "Gloriette," found in Vienna. And...

...Vienna City Hall.Some other requests: rolling hills, snow-capped mountains and a couple-- the woman carrying a guitar. I should have it completed in a few days.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

::"Molly Whuppie" LANTERN::

Such a quirky tale. One of the darker fairy tales coming out of Scotland, left unedited by time. There's a nasty giant, a brave girl, and a prince to marry. . . I was asked to recreate two scenes for this lantern. The first: Molly fleeing from the giant across the "one-hair bridge." The second: Molly peeking at the giant's castle from the cover of the trees. I found this a challenging lantern for two reasons: 1. I am not very adept at sketching people. 2. I was asked to make Molly's cape RED. That is not easy to do while trying to maintain a bold silhouette. So, the final result is not perfect, but I think it captures the tale.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New things out of old things

I've been playing with my stamps and some new ink... Notecards maybe?

Monday, April 7, 2008

Inspiration: "Geninne's Art Blog"

I was recently introduced to this blog by Arch at Rang Decor, and fell in love. Please go and see for yourselves:

Saturday, April 5, 2008

ETSY Favourites: Quirky Birds

These birds have more character than some people. I had such a giggle when I first came across this shop. Normally, I would veer away from anything country-kitch, but for the sake of a quirky conversation piece, I would proudly display any of these fabric fowls and flyers.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

In the works: "Molly" LANTERN

I sample of my latest commission:
A lantern detailing some scenes from the fairytale book "Molly Whuppie."
More Later.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Pillow Dogs"

I simply HAD to share these fantastic creations. I have taken to calling them Pillow Dogs, but they may bear a more technical name I am not aware of. These quirky canines were presented to my four children a few days ago by my mom-in-law. Apparently the pattern came from an old Dutch magazine our Tanta Corrie has had in her possession for quite some time.

How these puppies work:
They came to us looking very much like corduroy dogs, but . . .
. . . if you give a tug on their legs, velcro gives way to reveal. . .
. . . a PILLOW!!!