No, not the book Jane Austen never got to write but close. This is the story of the nice little piece of, yet unfinished, embroidery above. If you follow me on Instagram (and why wouldn’t you: @kenguroo) You have seen it in progress and may have recognized the design from different places (like the very last post before my long hiatus for example) but here is the full history: If you are an artist or a craftsman /woman, you know what I’m talking about. You have an idea. Its g
Hi. It has been so long I am embarrassed to show my face around here… Sorry. I have been major, super fantastically busy but this will soon be over and I’ll be able to blog a lot more.
Some news – I’m going to show and sell my work in a gallery store in Brooklyn Starting this September! Its going to be silk screens and for the first time – ceramic work – Im very excited about this. More about it soon. I will be going on a lovely long vacation May 1st to the 20th to see my fri
The first of a bunch of Valentine’s Day cards I have done for American Greetings this year. This one is in stores now. Its really cute and very tactile with flocking and foil everywhere. Still to come: a series of 6 musical cards. Cant wait to see how they came out #decorative #birds #cards #owl #illustration #valentine #tree #heart
It’s that time of year again! Post your comment here from now until January 1st at midnight and enter to win a tote and a tea towel calendar. Both are designed by me and are on sale on Etsy.
There are some consolation prizes as well.
Happy Holidays! #Etsy #peacock #printmaking #birds #2012 #calendar #printmaking #illustration #totebag #teatowel
I wanted to try this for a while – a trial run of 15 tote bags by myself available now on etsy. Free shipping anywhere in the world for a limited time. If this will work out I will have more bags and designs soon.
Have a look here #Etsy #birds #printmaking #illustration #totebag
This is one of my favorite projects of the last few years. Its a maze for the special Holiday Issue of American Girl Magazine. It shows a forest in winter full of woodland creatures and a little hint of Christmas. It is very detailed and took a whole week to draw. I really love the way it came out, hope you do too. P.S. can you help the squirrel find the acorn? #AmericanGirl #holiday #illustration #magazine
This was hard! I got a lot of prints wrong. The point is to print with 2 transparent colors and where they overlap they create a third color. Here is the original design: I’ve tried 2 color combinations: magenta and cyan and bright orange and turquoise. the second option is more successful i think If the 2 colors don’t align slightly it looks charming and hand made but some of them came out completely misaligned which looks like this: I’ve got some good prints out of it but n
Today was our first actually-printing silk screen class and it was really fun! we started with the most simple – one color prints. Mine is of a design I made of birds in a tree. It came out really well in dark olive green on really nice heavy rag paper. Next week I will start my 2 color print – It’s of my second favorite motif – mermaids! I cant wait. At the end of the semester I will put them all on etsy all signed and numbered and very reasonably priced. I might also have