hello 80s childhood! hello dollies-that-go-with-a-cartoon zeitgeist, censorious and brusque speak-and-spell, snoopy ascii art on dot matrix paper, magic elfin plastic woodland toys, mary lou retton leotard, and film canisters that no modern child will recognize. click through for labels!
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happy halloween! i was the moon.
all i had to do was construct a lunar lander out of felt. simple!
hmmm… maybe not so simple. the explosion on the table in my studio tells the real tale.
it comes together fairly quickly once you figure out the bottom half is an octagon and if you can emotionally accept just gluing together a mishmash of three dimensional shapes for the top half instead of following the real diagram.
an illustration for a baby book shower. the fox is reading goodnight moon and the raccoon is reading frog & toad (the frog and toad series is a really great read, by the way, if you haven’t opened it up since childhood. they deal with some complex human issues–willpower, existential angst, etc.–with humor and empathy and mostly using two syllable words.)
the raccoon was also turned into some pretty sweet bookmarks:illustration | Tags: animals, baby, books, nocturnal, watercolor | Comment (0)
i recently returned from a delightful trip to london and paris. i brought a moleskine sketchbook and a pentel brush pen with me:
tumblewords is a word game for apple-type devices from minicore studios in austin. i illustrated two of the themes, “mushroom forest” and “painted desert.” it’s actually pretty addictive, i spent several hours on it last weekend and managed, with considerable joy, to wrest 150 points out of it by finding “philistine.”
so, do step into my world and find some juicy words. i painted all that woodgrain for you!!
all of my tumblewords bits and pieces:
i submitted a couple designs for judgement to the minted wedding design challenge:
a stark, twiggy invitation perfect for an outdoor wedding in a wooded setting, featuring hand-lettered initials and a pair of flirty birds. there’s a john lennon quote at the very bottom from “grow old with me,” a song that makes me straight up bawl.
a springtime meadow-themed storybook wedding invitation featuring your favorite creepy crawly outdoor denizens in a Victorian damask pattern. heh, everything my young man hates about hanging out in nature!
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