Wednesday, February 08, 2012

More Bunnies and a Horse

 Well, I suppose I could say that I was trying for a full year without a blog post but that wouldn't be true...... and I really have meant to write, so many times...... I've dashed off quickie drive-bys on Facebook and even quicker ones on Twitter even though, of course, it's not quite the same. Everyone knows what the road to Hell is paved with and while it's not as bad as all that...I do feel a bit embarrassed. At least I've been painting up a storm  since I posted last.
     I recently was commissioned to create a couple of designs for a fabric overshoe. This remarkably engineered object will cover anything from a flat to 4" heel and allow one to walk about in the pouring rain without insult to prized leather footwear. One of the designs was a "Bunny Toile". It was great fun for me to impersonate a copper engraving as my first love before watercolors was black and white pen and ink. I've probably spent half my life with a 4 ought Rapidograph or crow quill pen stippling, crosshatching... making tiny inky scratches, very hypnotic and relaxing!  Here is the boot and the tongue which hides beneath a zipper:

Bunny Toile Boot
    
        I'm about half way finished with two different picture books. All the drawings for both of them are finished and now I'm painting everything. I am loving painting horses...and, surprise, surprise...more snow!  Here is a detail from one of them:


detail from "Over The River"
    
        My latest quilting fabric collection , "So Many Bunnies" a soft book to sew, along with other projects has just come out from Wilmington Prints :


"So Many Bunnies" soft book panel
"So Many Bunnies" quilt and pillow patterns
   Lots more happening, I'll be back sooner than later next time!  Thank you.




    

3 comments:

Sheena T.Dean said...

Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, let alone the content!
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Anne Pink said...

That shoe cover is the cleverest thing I have seen in ages....and your artwork on them has a bittersweet, long-ago quality to it. LOVE it!

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