According to the Pawnee creation myth, the wolf was the first creature to experience death. The Wolf Star, enraged at not having been invited to attend a council on how the Earth should be made, sent a wolf to steal the whirlwind bag of The Storm that Comes out of the West, which contained the first humans. Upon being freed from the bag, the humans killed the wolf, thus bringing death into the world. (more…)
Some stories say it is a disease. Others say it is a curse. The affliction of lycanthropy is what we imagine as the horrible fate of those humans unlucky enough to become part wolf, and werewolves are one of our favorite monsters.
We use animals in our folklore as symbols of our personalities, spirits and struggles. On November 1st I launched a new, year-long project where I will focus intently on one animal each month, exploring the symbolism of that creature and the role it plays in the stories we tell.
Friends, I am so excited to share with you a new print available in my shop! It’s called Elephant Snuggles, and it’s available here. It’s made on beautifully textured, recycled paper and digitally printed in Maryland using 100% wind power. Each print is 8×10 inches, signed and numbered in pencil on the back, and ready to frame.
Great for kids and adults alike!
I am so happy to present to you my latest collaboration! My tattooed wolf lady art print, which releases today, was inspired by the embroidered heirloom dolls of Ears & Dears. We’ve joined forces in a giveaway: you can win a precious wolf lady doll, complete with a hand-knit shawl and bag, as well as one of my signed wolf lady prints. Hop on over to instagram to enter our giveaway for this doll and art print combo!
Lena is the creative talent behind these heirloom creatures. I invite you to take a behind-the-scenes look into her new shop, in her own words! (more…)
Almost every creative person I know has wrestled with discouragement brought on when something born out of their heart and imagination—something that felt personal and original—was found reproduced by others who had no attachment to the idea beyond its “pretty effect.” (more…)
If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I took a break from my art business to have a baby. She’s here now! Her name is Clementine and we are head over heels bonkers for her.
It’s been almost two months since the birth. I’ve had some struggles with recovery and adjusting to postpartum life. And, even though I am not yet ready to tackle any commissions, I’m really excited to share my art with you. (more…)
Have a Merry Cactus Christmas!
My etsy shop might be closed for the Holidays, but I can’t help myself…I’m bubbling over with new creations!
Like this DESERT CRITTERS themed cactus CHRISTMAS CARD inspired by Texan Wildlife!
Join the raccoon, wildcat, oriole, armadillo and worried little prairie dog as they deck the cactus out in holiday cheer! (more…)
Hello there, honey bee!
I have new portraits to share with you that are a part of my Animal Personality Portrait series. Each of the portraits this week is a custom painting done in watercolor and ink on 9 x 12 inch watercolor paper.
I am so excited about the warm reception this project received last week. A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have started following my art, and especially to those of you who shared about my promotion online!
You’ve got ONE DAY LEFT to sign up for your Animal Personality Portrait & still take advantage of the 12-pack of free custom stickers + guaranteed delivery in time for the holidays. Click here for general information on commissioning a one-of-a-kind animal portrait.