Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday gift ideas

Anyone who knows me probably knows that I am not a morning person. I mean, I'm really not AT ALL. So, for all my fellow night owls who had the good sense to stay in bed while the Black Friday madness was going on at three a.m., I present you with a few of my favorite Etsy vendors.





I am especially in love with Andy Kehoe's work; I had the pleasure of seeing one of his shows at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery a couple of years ago. His landscapes remind me so much of American folk paintings like this one, but with a sinister air and a decidedly less savory cast of characters.

The Plantation, ca. 1825
Unknown artist

The Wandering of The Wicked

Beacon for Wayward Souls

OK kids, happy shopping and good night!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Botanical studies

Growing up in Augusta, our yard was bordered by a row of beautiful fuchsia crepe myrtles. My friends and I used to love plucking the unopened buds off the trees and pinching them so their vivid petals emerged. As gorgeous as the blooms are, though, I have always loved the dried out seed pods best. I never get tired of drawing these little guys! They are so lovely and geometric, like origami.

I'm not sure what this vine is, but it has really pretty pastel yellow flowers. I must confess that this is one of the specimens I nabbed out of a neighbor's garden when I lived in the dorms by Forsyth Park. So, to that unknown victim of garden pilfering, thank you for supporting the arts. :)
Buenas noches!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Night of the Living Pumpkins

I just adore Halloween, and so does the boyfriend. I mean, candy, zombie movies, the wonderful gooshiness of pumpkin innards...What could be better?! This Halloween we went all out and carved a veritable horde of pumpkins, ten in all. We had a FrankenPumpkin, lots of little zombie pumpkins, and even siamese twins! Hmm, how will we top this next year?

Ahhh, cannibal mini-pumpkins!
FrankenPumpkinThe Twins

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

flower studies

I did a LOT of these flower studies a while back, and I just fell in love with the look of sepia ink on this lovely warm paper. I am in the process of scanning them all, and then I will be selling prints of my favorites.

Next post: Photos of the army of pumpkins the bf and I carved for Halloween! Yay!