|Factory Town on Spoonflower|
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Steel works and sugar factories, the chugging & churning of the industrial age. An age of sputtering smokestacks and gurgling waste pipes, but also of industrious folks making the stuff we love. I have a soft spot for those disappearing old plants, soot, stink and all. That's why I have such a penchant for sneaking in the odd smokestack in a lot of my illustrations. Here, I took some leftover drawings of factories and built a fabric around them. It's my entry in this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge on the theme of "Monochrome."
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
I was going to paint some horses today for my fabric for the next Spoonflower Design Challenge on the theme of The Kentucky Derby, but I realized it was International Women's Day, I thought I'd better do some fearsome dames. A lady and her cat are always prepared for a bicycle tire puncture.
Monday, March 5, 2018
When we visited grandma, the first stop was the dress shop where she worked. It was called "Wice's." She would walk us through toward the mirrors in the back. And then they opened, revealing all of the seamstresses.
|The ladies behind the mirror|
Thursday, March 1, 2018
I recently painted this portrait of a cat named "Tablu" (so-called because she's a tabby with blue eyes). Here she is, perched upon her favorite pillow. This was commissioned through my Etsy shop as a birthday gift for a kitty-loving husband.
|Portrait of a kitty|
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
So this week I'm going to do my sketchbook entries on the theme of love, because, you know, Valentine's Day. My first entry is an ode to my maternal Grandma, Beatrice Helen Birdsong, who was like a magic fairy to a bunch of odd and sometimes troubled kids.
|7 days of love: Grandma|
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
When I was a kid, my mom went to have her hair done every week. Every week! That's how it was done. She would come back with her snazzy helmet hair, looking fresh and lovely. I think she and the girls had a great time at the Beauty Parlor while being fussed over and beautified. It was the place where magic happened.
|The place where magic happens|