Mar 3, 2015

Écoutez!

 
Things I'm listening to while working on book edits. Got Spotify? You can listen here.

Feb 26, 2015

Goodbye, February




Here and there this month. I was going to say that I wouldn't miss February a bit, as it's been the most miserably long and snowy winter that I can remember. But then I thought of this show at the Lamont Gallery, coffee at Book & Bar and new ideas/fresh inspiration.

So I guess the shortest month wasn't a total wash-out after all.

Feb 23, 2015

If/Then

 
This week's agenda: finishing up a book cover that I can't show (yet), but a painting that I can show (now).

Feb 21, 2015

Weekending



What's what:

* I've caught the weaving bug (seemingly, like half the internet). This tutorial is a terrific jumping off point.

* The film Haute Cuisine is delightful. But be forewarned, it'll make you ravenously hungry.

* Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna is my favorite corner of the Internet at the moment.

Feb 17, 2015

Finals Week


I've been working on this in fits and spurts since December and am inclined to believe it's somewhere near finished at present. Watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, washi tape and general photoshoppery.

Feb 11, 2015

Valentine's Printable

Happy (almost) Valentine's Day. Here's a PDF printable, perfect for classmates, coworkers and/or your top-secret crush. Enjoy!


Free for personal, classroom and library use only, please. Abigail Halpin, © 2015.

Feb 9, 2015

Green + New

Snowed-in again and a brutal case of cabin fever has me ready to climb the walls. So what's a girl to do? Re-design her website, that's what. I've added a few new pieces, updated the book list and dusted off the pixels in general.

Feb 3, 2015

Snow and Sundry Other Things

 
Since our last transmission:

* Blizzards and book sketches have had me in mole mode as of late. Ergo, there's been many cups of this tea.

* I'm completely obsessed with Natural Companions, by Ken Druse. I've been using it for reference material -- it's a goldmine of botanical images.

* Anyone else watching the absolutely delightful Grantchester?

* And I'm planning a craft night, tentatively for March, at my studio. Local (i.e, Seacoast New Hampshire/Southern Maine) and interested? Drop me a line at abigail@theodesign.com and I'll keep you in the loop!

Jan 23, 2015

Moonglow Mystery, Redux

 

This past fall, I'd painted some mysterious figures on a moonlight mission. I ended up turning it into a pattern, then promptly forgot about it until I spotted a two for one deal on fat quarters on Spoonflower. Exclamation point!

 
A fat quarter turned out to be enough for a detachable Peter Pan collar. And now I feel like I'm ready to go out and solve a mystery or two myself. Move over, Nancy Drew.

Jan 19, 2015

The Elf Maiden

 
I started reading Kristin Lavrandsdatter last week, hence, the elf maiden above.