Sunday, July 31, 2016

W is for Wolves

W is for Wolves
As an illustrator who presents work at art festivals, I find listening to comments and feedback are both heart warming and inspirational. Many like my illustrated letters either for themselves, or for their children or grandchildren, or as a gift to someone else. What does become apparent is what's missing in what I offer. While I can not please everyone, the urge to create another variation of a letter is fed by the wonderful people I meet while they view my work. 

In reviewing my offering with the letter W, it became apparent more variation was needed.

W is for Wool

W is for Watering Cans

So while I was up late one night looking at the moon, the wolf inspiration hit. It will be interesting to see how people will respond. Meanwhile it will be back to the drawing board to think up of yet another letter illustration for a series I call Alphabet Soup

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

V is for Vine and Veranda

V is for Vine and Veranda

I have to admit, although I love the letter V, it is not that easy to come up with ideas for it. The word Vulture just does not do it for me. So as I thought of the wonders of summer and its lazy days on the porch, I came up with V is for Vine as well as Veranda. If you note, there are suggestions of violet and verbena in the color scheme. Okay, I know, I am pushing it.


Monday, July 18, 2016

C is for Cat, Cockatoo and Coo Coo Clock

C is for Cat, Cockatoo, and Coo Coo Clock

I have had a lot of cat requests at shows. So of course I have returned to the letter C.
This time my cat Katie was be my source of inspiration.
So as you can see, I went overboard on the letter C.
C is not just for Cat, Cockatoo, and Coo Coo Clock, but chair, cherries and check pattern as well! 

Monday, July 4, 2016

P is for Perfume

P is for Perfume
A while back I was inspired by a friend, who sells Mary Kay, to do a letter P as a perfume bottle.
Well as you can see, I finally got around to illustrating it. 
This one is for you, Carol! 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Yellow Bird's Love Song, a Second Look

Yellow Bird's Love Song

Here is a new redo. Every now and then I take an early piece that seems tired, or in the case of the original below, did not have much selling appeal and take another stab at it. 

 I hope the make over will have a better response in the upcoming shows.  


Saturday, July 2, 2016

A is for Ark

A is for Ark

This one came to me out of the blue while doodling. 
A is for Ark and so much more! There are antelope, anteaters, alpaca, and armadillos all waiting to weigh anchor while under the arch of the rainbow while sailing in the aqua seas. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy 4th of July

Let Freedom Ring!
P A T R I O T I C   Q U I L T

Let us celebrate what makes this country great. Let us not forget what our forefathers sacrificed and try to teach us as well as the gift they gave us. 

Let us remember. 
H A P P Y   B I R T H D A Y   A M E R I C A!