Thursday, August 20, 2015

In the Land of Art, Summer = Winter

It's summer temps but wintertime design... I illustrated/designed this piece for Potter Park's upcoming winter wine and beer tasting.

If you live in mid-Michigan, watch their website for tickets to this truly unique winter event!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ladybeard Bees: Harvest 2015

This is my 3rd lucky harvest year as a hobby beekeeper. In spite of an incident that involved angry bees sneaking into my shoes and a new rule that I will always duct tape my shoes closed in the future, the rest of the bee-milking went perfectly!

It was a lot of hard work and I could not have processed the honey without a lot help... My mom lent me her kitchen & was in charge of bottling the sweet sweet gold.  Husband was the muscle in charge of carrying heavy stuff and cranking the extractor. I was the uncapping queen, slicing all of the capped frames open and emptying out the extractor after spinning.
Now team Lady Beard Bees is exhausted and resting our sticky feet.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Faux Fur Framed

My friend & fellow artist Mike Scieszka framed my illustration "Faux Fur" for the Time | Place exhibition and it looks so beautiful!

I hope you can make it to the gallery during the month of September to see it in person!  Date to remember: reception on September 11, 2015. 

Halloween in August

I just completed some artwork for the zoo's big "Boo at the Zoo" event.  And now I'm really preoccupied with figuring out what my Halloween costume is going to be...

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Samples

New Medieval/fantasy samples for my agent.
I feel exactly like George R.R. Martin.