Year Of The Sheep

sheep 012Home again!  And happy new year–it’s the year of the sheep, or goat, according to the Asian zodiac calendar. For this image I smudged charcoal on paper and drew with a kneaded eraser. It’s fun, and I like the soft effect. The downside is having to spray it with a fixative. Oh well. I just got a new book by Maira Kalman–one of my favorite artist/authors. Have I mentioned her before? It’s a children’s alphabet book called Ah-hA to Zig-Zag. She picked 31 items from the Cooper Hewitt museum in NY and painted them for this book accompanied by her unique text. I just love her quirky, whimsical style. Plus I like drawing random objects too, so it’s encouraging that she does that. All of her books are worthwhile–such an interesting person. I’m glad there are people like her in the world. Take a peek sometime.



Vintage Purse With Hearts

purse with heartsSince Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, you might like to peruse the valentine’s available on my RB site.  I just ordered some of my own cards to see what the quality is like and I’m pleased– they are nice sturdy cards with a smooth finish. Also the baby horse and marzipan animals are very sweet on onesies and baby tees…if you need a baby gift. Keep in mind, it takes almost a week for the cards and a bit longer for clothing. There, done with my blatant advertising. Here is one of my valentine collages which I forgot to sign. Cheers!