Sep 19, 2014

Days and Weeks


I started working on a 2015 calendar this week and here's the current month in bloom. Also: how are there only three months left to the year?

Sep 16, 2014

Garden's End


More patterns being painted at the moment.


Sep 12, 2014

Appledore Island

Something small I painted this week because I needed to draw the sea. She's going up on Etsy come Monday, but for now she's set aside to dry and dream.

And happy weekend-ing!

Sep 9, 2014

Chelidonium

 
I'm a seasonal curmudgeon, wincing whenever the praises of autumn are sung too early (read: August). I like fall as much as the next person. But I like summer too, even the scraggly, overgrown bits that are everywhere right now. So I'm forgoing pumpkin-flavored everything to soak up the last of the season (read: swimming, flip flops, open windows at night and the end of the blackberries).

And speaking of summer, one thing I've been working on over the course of the past few weeks is painting a New England wildflower a day. I'm hoping to make a print when I've finished up, so let's see how long the blooms last. And while we're on the topic of prints, I just popped "The Bibliophiles" into the shop this afternoon.

Sep 4, 2014

The Red Shoes


Things I would wear if fit, money and the time-space continuum weren't such a buzzkill.

Sep 2, 2014

Green Leaves

 
Something I started for fun recently. It's big (well, for me) measuring 30 inches high and I'm having the time of my life painting vines and leaves and every green thing I can think of.

And I just posted an about/FAQ page on the sidebar. There's information about illustrating digitally, commissions and other assorted items. If there's a specific question I didn't cover, just let me know and I'll try to pop it in there. Hope this helps!

Aug 26, 2014

"The Ghost is Me"

 
 Listening to this made me draw that.

Aug 22, 2014

Maine Mountains

 
Sorry for the slow updates. It's been busy here at the moment with work and I'm also trying my darndest to soak up every last bit of Summer. Here's a pattern I drew a few weeks back, inspired by childhood's spent camping up in Northern Maine. I miss listening to loon cries and campfires more than you can possibly imagine.

Aug 14, 2014

Yodelayheehoo

 

Something I drew for this week's Spoonflower challenge, "Hiking." This week's theme uses a specified color palette that's pretty far removed from anything I'd typically choose. That said, I actually liked dealing with color constraints and enjoyed the challenge.

Full disclosure: I would totally wear a pair of shorts like the below alpine maid is wearing. Mmm hmm.
   

Aug 5, 2014

Hot Ginger and Dynamite

 
I attended the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate this past weekend (you can see photos here and here). In light of that, drawing a flapper seemed apropos today.

And the subject line means I have to link to this. I remember watching that episode as a teenager, then proceeding to beg my piano teacher if she could track down said sheet music. Spice Girls? Pft. This was my high school jam.