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Saturday, May 31, 2008

For Boone and his curious playmates!

New work in progress featuring a little one, two dogs, a cat, two miniature ponys and a thoroughbred (who is doing most of the work)! Making the colors balance on this was such a challenge so some shifting of characters had to take place for the final product. For Tucknzoe.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Tall Tale of Three

Who can resist such an adorable combination! A zebra, elephant, and monkey. For msvintage

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Items in the Works!

This week has been crazy busy! Sometimes it just feels good to avoid everything and immerse yourself into making stuff. So this week I've been obsessed with silkscreening. I'm constantly looking at blank objects wondering "I wonder if I could silkscreen that?" If it's plain it's game. Plain journals, plain boxes, plain coffee mugs, plain jars, plain plates, plain face...a moustache perhaps!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Illustrations in the works!

Here are three that I worked on last night. They are still in progress, but I plan on having them all finished up for next Monday!

Normally I only depict one or two little soul characters in my illustrations, but you'll notice the one on the your far right depicts three little boys sitting atop a kindly whale. This came about when a customer contacted me and asked if I had any illustrations with three little boys. Immediately I was taken back to my childhood. When I was a child our family befriended a family that had three little boys. I remember them moving in across the street. I thought it so weird that a little boy, gazing over the back gate, was wearing a hooded coat in the middle of summer! I went over and inquired, "Why are you wearing your coat. It's too hot for a coat."

He replied, "Because I have no hair!"

I had to inquire further, "Why don't you have hair?"

"Because I got a hair cut!" It turned out that he wouldn't sit still while his mom was giving him a hair cut. He wiggled about too much and finally his mom gave up and just gave him a very close buzz cut.

They were the most fun and the most trouble at the same time! We loved going to their house to play wildly as our moms visited about recent events over a cup of coffee. So cheers to childhood mischief!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Firsts - Wonder Woman

If you were to ask me who my first hero ever was I would honestly have to say Wonder Woman. So I decided to post this treasury as a sort of homage to the lovely WW.