First off, it's that time of year! Everyone is thinking of gifts to give loved ones, friends, colleagues, and perhaps even themselves. While I suspect that I'm preaching to the artist-loving choir here, whenever you shop with small businesses and individual artisans, unlike when you shop at chain stores, you are much more directly supporting real people. Consider doing even just a little of your shopping with small businesses or artisans, even if it's not me!
If you do like my work, however, I've got a bunch of new things this year!
Jewelry lovers, I have many new pendants, with some more in the works for December. They are made with a lot of love, care, and really high quality materials.
I also have several new prints, originals, and other goodies in my shop. Feel free to browse!
In exciting news, the book that I did the cover for, "Song of the Summer King," has been printed in hardcover! They are lovely books, and for now the first edition are available only from the author or myself in small numbers. They are signed copies, and lovely to behold.
For those that want some practical art, I have a few calendars available, as printed through Zazzle. Zazzle often runs promotions, so it's worth checking them out on different days if you want to get a better deal. First off is a silly calendar, featuring photos of my silly chicken, Derperella. Then, there is a calendar featuring just some of the bird paintings I've done recently, called "Birds are the Best". Finally, there is a wildlife art calendar using my paintings, which features the same images as last year (just in case you already have one!).
|My painting for the Werewolf Calendar|
I'm also trying something really new this year-- shirts! For the fantasy lovers, I have one of my watercolor Gryphons on shirts, here. For wildlife/bird lovers, my painting of a Lady Amherst's Pheasant is on these shirts, and for the chicken fans, I used the lyric of Three French Hens as an excuse to draw three Faverolles hens on a shirt!
Whew! Okay... now that that's out of the way!
It has been a very busy year for me, artistically. I've done so much painting in various media that I'm still surprised by how much art I've made. Here's a sampling!
|"Watching the Life of Birds" - Digital painting|
|"Hart of the Oak" - Digital Painting|
|Lanner Falcon Study - Watercolor|
|"An Ancient Pursuit" - Acrylic on Board|
|"Long-Tailed Ducks" - Arcylic on Board|
|"In the Crook of the Oak" - Digital Painting|
|"Atlantic Brant" - Acrylic on Board|
|"Gryphon Tag" - Ink and Watercolor|