Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Mouse's Dream

And now I will give my answer to the perennial question of what mice dream about. My daughter says this is creepy and maybe she is right.......but the mouse looks happy enough to be jerking the cat around by the strings for once!

Here's Sandy Shaw's Puppet on a String:

Sandy Shaw - Puppet On A String by Sandy Shaw on Grooveshark

What do you think mice dream about?

Linking up to Friday SketchesPaint Party Friday and Illustration Friday where the inspiration was puppets!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rockin with the Owls!

Advertised as: the ultimate romantic gift to share on the sofa with your Valentine –
the new Two Cosy snuggie combines the comfort of a blanket and the convenience of four sleeves!

Generally, come autumn, and that nip comes into the air, you will find me curled up on my couch with a good book, a cup of cocoa and my trusty guinea pig for company (although I would probably do better with a fat ginger cat companion, but alas I am allergic). I admit I have almost been tempted by the Snuggie apart from the fact they look a bit sweaty and claustrophobic (has anyone tried one? What are they like?) and also signals a bit that you have traded style for comfort and have decided to give up on shaving your legs to live inside a massive fleecy blanket. I mean come on, could anyone ever find a two cosy Snuggie romantic??

But I digress. Anyway, last weekend I was pulled out of my apathetic couch based existence, firstly when I dolled myself up to be a devil woman at a Halloween party. And secondly when I attended a rip-roaring performance of the Electric Pharaoh by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.

Whoah! To say this performance was raucous would be an understatement. There was enough energy to light up an electric grid. The audience shouted encouragement and everyone was buzzing. They are now performing in DC and Philly so get a ticket if you get a chance!

The day after, filled with the energy generated by this singing and dancing troupe I was inspired to paint these rockin owls. They are bad boys ...or possibly girls ....who know how to rock an audience don't you think?

The Rockin Owls- watercolor & colored markers

The Owls really know how to screech their way to fame. Some feathers were really flying that night. These guys are Trouble with a capital T. At that gig they even bit the head off a mouse.

Available as a print from Redbubble here.

Linking up to Illustration Friday, Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day where the theme is Flight!

Have a rockin weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Who Let the Dogs Out!

Hi Everyone!

What a crazy week it's been. I am busy working at the moment. I teach art in residential homes and I must say it is fun. I love getting out into the community and inspiring seniors and those with special needs to tap into their creative side.

I also found myself asked to create a vivid blue doggie commission. I am rather pleased with it. A friend even told me it reminded her of Chagall. I found it intriguing to juxtapose the solidity of the blue body with the translucent watercolor swirls of the background. What do you think? I am now adding blue pet portraiture to my repetoire over here at Etsy.


I am also thrilled that my doggie calendar for 2015 featuring all my original artwork is now out. You can buy it here.

It's been such a crazy week I have not had time to make my daughter's Madhatter halloween costume for a party tomorrow. I will have to scour thrift stores for crazy jaquard prints to create a truly tasteless ensemble! What kinds of costumes are you cobbling together?

Linking up to Paint Party Friday! Come and check out some amazing artists!