Saturday, January 26, 2013

Flowers in January

I know a painting of flowers in January is pretty silly, but I can't help it. I love them. I just felt like painting them the other day. Add a little color to the blanket of white covering everything outside, you know?

Monday, January 21, 2013

Housewarming Party and Drink Art

I've just done some work that will be in a show at Bar Divani here in Grand Rapids---just some drinks, really simple, but I think they're alright. I'm thinking about taking these and going a little farther, actually turning them into drink recipes, instead of just a picture of the drink. 

Lucy and I just had our housewarming party here in Grand Rapids the other night, and it was such a blast! So many good friends came, and our incredibly talented friend Carolyn made us some art for our apartment! I absolutely love it, and can't wait to get it framed and on the wall. She used guache, which I now really want to start working with. The texture is so great. She is so great. Best day ever. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Birds nest and farmers market

Did anyone else see The Hobbit and love Radagast and his crazy bird's nest hair? It was so interesting and appalling at the same time---the entire side of his face was covered in bird poop! Unless that was lichen. But I'm pretty sure it wasn't. I did my Little Miss Birdnest with Radagast in mind (but obviously her hygiene is way better). And then there is a little illustration of a farmers market scene that I am really proud of. The pig. I just love the pig so much. This is the first time I've used a photograph as a background for the watercolor, and I think it looks alright. And then the last illustration is because I'm having the most awful time shaking this cold bug. Both Miss Birdnest and Farmers Market  (without the wood background) are for sale if anyone is interested-- shoot me an e-mail!  

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Catching up on December

Happy New Year!

So many thing happened in December, it was such a whirl! Most importantly, I moved downstate to Grand Rapids with my incredibly talented friend Lucy Engelman, where we're planning on making magical imaginative things happen in our combined studio and going on lots of adventures. I also started selling my food paintings at the New Chelsea Market, this really great grocery/cafe/wine store. They're in the process of moving to a larger building, and I can't wait to see the new space---I saw some floor plans and I can't wait! I wish I lived closer so I could hang out there all the time. The two images below are for sale there right now---Acorn Squash Soup and Holy Mackerel.

I'm very excited for this year. I'm pretty positive it's going to be wonderful!