A few weeks ago I was featured on WOSU’s show “Broad and High,” which explores the arts scene in Columbus!
Northern Flicker (my most favorite birdy!)
all 4x6″ watercolor, pencil and gesso on antique paper on canvas
Awwww. Everybody loves a baby deer! He is acrylic and pencil on canvas. I love watercolors, but you can’t beat the solidity of a stretched canvas. So, sometimes I’ll compromise by pretending my acrylics are watercolors ;)
I thought I’d show a little process.
We’re building me an art festival booth! Some lumber, tools, burlap, and a few furry helpers.
Booth display walls are very expensive and, in my opinion, not particularly attractive. When we are finished, I will have a clean, elegantly rustic booth using mostly stained pine boards and burlap. My first festival is the Oakwood Winter Market, in Dayton, on December 6th. I’m going to need to invest in a heater as well!
Spotted salamander. Acrylic on antique book paper.
I’ve never painted an amphibian before! It was fun. Thanks to my hubby for suggesting I paint one.
Did you know it’s the year of the salamander? Salamanders are excellent indicators of the health of the environment. They require a habitat with little contaminants. Their consumption of invertebrates is also important to the balance of their ecosystems, and the environment in general.
A commission I completed of a series of watercolor owl portraits
9 out of 12 birds I did in Micron pen and watercolor for my wedding. Instead of having table numbers we named tables after birds that are special to us. At each table was a print of the bird and a short story of why that bird is important to us. We are bird-watchers… does it make sense now that I tell you that?
I’m baaaaaack! Hello again dear, long, lost love tumblr! I have returned to the world of cyberspace after a surprisingly long stint of extreme busyness and life changes!
I figured my first post back should be a recap of my past 6 months. Firstly– I got married! Woohoo. Maybe later I’ll post photos of the vast plethora of wedding stuff I handmade and designed (which took up my entire summer).
Secondly– I’ve been working at the no. 1 zoo in America! Sorry, couldn’t resist a quick brag on behalf of our awesome zoo.
And various and sundry things such as getting my furry fella settled into life in an apartment, rescuing a stray cat ( and falling in love with and keeping said kitty despite a cat-disliking-but-very-angelic husband ), and teaching a class about opossums at the Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association annual conference.
Phew. Okay. So now to work at that thing called art.