Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father's Day Chalk Drawing

I spent part of Father's day doing a chalk drawing with my daughter on our front steps. It was raining by the time we finished so I took a picture before it was washed away.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Mail Day!

I received two awesome packages in the mail today. The first was a Yowie, a hand cast resin DIY toy by Jon Cumbo, aka jondoesdoodles. I love this guy. He is pretty simple as one might expect in a platform toy, but there is something about him that gives him a ton of character. Looking forward to painting this one.

Also, in the mail today was our orange Petit Astrolapin, by Mr. Clement. What can I say? These guys are awesome. There was a bit of a mix up initially with the order but Mr. Clement fixed everything very quickly and agreeably.

I will say this for what I do... getting the mail has never been more fun :)

New Blog, New Shop

Welcome! After many years of thinking about starting a blog, I have finally taken the plunge and decided to do it.

Though I have a website and a Flickr account where my portfolio can be seen, I felt like I needed a place to share sketches, work in progress, ideas, and my love of art and art toys.

I also decided to open a small shop to facilitate selling anything that needs selling. Most of my work is commissioned so I don't often have much for sale, but if a piece I have done for a show gets returned unsold I now have somewhere of my own to sell it.

Nothing fancy, and there is a lonely Labbit in there already, waiting for a happy home :)

I haven't done any advertising for the blog or shop yet, but when I do I imagine I will do a contest giveaway or something. So stay tuned...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Lonely First Post to Test the Waters

Just checking how everything looks :)