Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Factory Town

Steel works and sugar factories, the chugging & churning of the industrial age. An age of sputtering smokestacks and gurgling waste pipes, but also of industrious folks making the stuff we love. I have a soft spot for those disappearing old plants, soot, stink and all. That's why I have such a penchant for sneaking in the odd smokestack in a lot of my illustrations. Here, I took some leftover drawings of factories and built a fabric around them. It's my entry in this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge on the theme of "Monochrome."

Factory Town on Spoonflower

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

New in the shop: At the Nanny Park

This painting got pushed off to the side for a while while I worked on some other projects, but now it's completed and available as a limited edition giclee print in my Etsy shop.

At the Nanny Park

Monday, March 12, 2018

The horsey set

This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is dedicated to the horse races. I've been drawing a bunch of horses lately, so I decided give it a go, and came up with this pattern. This is for the champs!

"The horsey set" 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Puncture on Route 49

I was going to paint some horses today for my fabric for the next Spoonflower Design Challenge on the theme of The Kentucky Derby, but I realized it was International Women's Day, I thought I'd better do some fearsome dames. A lady and her cat are always prepared for a bicycle tire puncture.

Monday, March 5, 2018

The ladies behind the mirror

When we visited grandma, the first stop was the dress shop where she worked. It was called "Wice's." She would walk us through toward the mirrors in the back. And then they opened, revealing all of the seamstresses.
The ladies behind the mirror

Thursday, March 1, 2018

"Tablu" portrait of a kitty

I recently painted this portrait of a cat named "Tablu" (so-called because she's a tabby with blue eyes). Here she is, perched upon her favorite pillow. This was commissioned through my Etsy shop as a birthday gift for a kitty-loving husband.

Portrait of a kitty 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

7 days of love

So this week I'm going to do my sketchbook entries on the theme of love, because, you know, Valentine's Day. My first entry is an ode to my maternal Grandma, Beatrice Helen Birdsong, who was like a magic fairy to a bunch of odd and sometimes troubled kids.

7 days of love: Grandma

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