For this Valentine’s Day email to my clients I illustrated this quote from Gandhi. I think it captures the idea of love in the broader sense, not just romantic love but love of all kinds, which I think is worth celebrating this February 14th! I’m also offering it as a print for sale on Etsy, here. Feel the love, everyone!
Here’s a happy snail proclaiming his Summer Love, a new picture I drew to send out as a hello and as an Etsy print. Here where I live in the northeast of England, starting about now there are a plethora of adorable snails roaming the sidewalks as soon as the sun begins to set. It’ll make you watch where you step when strolling around then neighborhood, I can tell you! They’re all different colors and shapes and sizes, and so I was inspired to make a friendly colorful snail the mascot of my summer greeting. I hope you’re feeling the summer love!
Here are some colorful fluttering butterflies for the start of summer. I love the infinite variety of wing shapes, colors and patterns that can be found in butterflies, and I had a great time making up my own imaginary butterflies! Available as an Etsy print, too!
One great advantage to living in England is that spring arrives so much earlier than it did in Chicago. As early as the first week of February, snowdrops were popping up everywhere! They were followed by profusions of crocuses a couple of weeks later, and then a few weeks ago masses of daffodils took their place. The trees have buds and flowers, the grass is thicker and greener than it was in winter, and the musical sound of blackbirds fills the air in the late afternoon. It’s quite a treat to have such a long, beautiful spring.
In tribute to this lovely time of year, I just finished illustrating this quote from a Shelley poem, The Sensitive Plant. I love how this quote captures the idea of nature waking up from a long winter’s sleep and filling the world with beauty in spring. I’m planning to send this out as a little self-promo emailer soon, and will make it available as a print in my Etsy shop.
I hope wherever you are spring has come already or will soon!
Hello, and welcome to my blog! Thanks for visiting. To get started, I’d like to share a recent promotional image I created and sent out to friends, clients and potential clients. I love mushrooms — both for eating and for drawing — and couldn’t resist bringing together some of the more fun forms of fungi into one composition. It’s an ode to spring, and to the humble fungus!