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Monday, August 25, 2008

I'm a finalist!!! In Etsy's Handmade Kids Challenge!

Thanks all! I'm so excited! If you feel inclined, and I hope you do, then vote for me! You can find my work here: (It's the "To Sail With a Whale" print!"

The Foundling of Fox Tail Forest

This weekend was so busy! However, I did accomplish getting several illustrations finalized and listed in my etsy shop: GumballGrenade. You can see from the photos that the pictures tell a bit of a story that goes a bit like this, although this is the extremely rough and abbreviated version....

The Foundling of Fox Tail Forest
The story goes a bit like this...a star is abandoned in Fox Tail Forest. It's discovered and bought to a girl from the neighboring village...Who could the star/wish belong to? So she takes the star to Mr. Narwhale. He would surely know.

Well Mr. Narwhale isn't quite sure, but he is very excited to help this little one on her search for the owner of this star/wish. Mr. Narwhale tell the girl to tie the star to his horn and they will take to the sea and begin "a most adventurous journey."

Away they sail and on their journey they discover that the foundling star belongs to everyone. Back up to the sky the foundling star goes. "You Belong Here!" she tells the star.

All of the pictures above are listed in my shop and available as prints. I hope to have a mini book available soon.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Company She Keeps

The Company She Keeps

"Little witch, little witch,
What company you keep!
Three prowl about while all others sleep.
Ghosts and ghouls await your play.
Then passes another year
Waiting for that special day."

Can I just tell you how much I love Halloween! I love nearly everything about autumn, from pumpkin spice, to apple cider, to dusty corn fields, but I find my self anxious for that one special evening where ghosts and ghouls come out to play! So here is my latest illustration that celebrates one of my favorite time of year! Prints of this illustration are available in my Etsy shop: GumballGrenade. Today I'll be working on painting her out onto canvas!