Saturday, July 30, 2011

Irish Terrier, first cut new pattern

Edition 1/3 now finished and available on Etsy!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Flamingo framed piece

Just finished this one and I am really happy with the cut and the painting colors!

Framed 8x10, black metal frame, double cream mat.
White 90# watercolor paper cutting.
Watercolor painting background in reds, oranges, pinks, yellow, and tan

Siberian Husky Edition 2/3

Just finished cutting this piece and getting it listed up on Etsy. I recently sold Edition 1/3 to a customer in Australia- always exciting to ship work international!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fuchsia flowers

PF2, Edition 1/2
Framed 8x10, black metal frame. Watercolor painted background

Friday, July 8, 2011

and the woodcarving.

I finished carving this piece a while ago, but just now got around to photographing it. I was not juried in for wood for any of my summer shows, so the papercuttings have been my primary focus the last couple months.
This piece was carved into a very unusual piece of cypress driftwood that I picked up on Ebay a number of years ago. It was a total guess on my part- I fell in love with the shape of the driftwood but had no idea if standard cypress lumber was even semi-decent carving material. It worked really well though- still a little sticky, but not nearly as soft as the cypress knees I have worked with before. I tried to interfere with the shape of the piece as little as possible when carving the faces into it..

Catching up!!

Got a bunch of my work up on Etsy today, so I need to catch up with the backlog here as well.
#1: Recut of one of my newer pieces- a Chinese Sharpei. I actually had a "be-back" customer (those of you out there who are art-fair artists will know exactly what I mean there! :) ) from one of my shows last year actually come back and purchase the first edition cut of the pattern- she said she had been kicking herself for not picking it up since last fall. Can't tell you how much I love hearing that! So here is edition 2/3:

#2: First cut of a new limited framed piece- Feather I. Stylized peacock feather, cut out of black paper and mounted on a watercolor painting:

and #3: First cut of my newish Humboldt penguin pattern. We don't have penguins at our local zoo, so I got the model for this piece from a roadtrip to the Columbus zoo. It was a fun trip!