Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Turtle Transportation

While on our trip up north, David and I made a little detour through Richmond and spent some time scavenging thrift stores and looking for books. I found some really cool stuff, but I think I like some of his treasures best.

In one of the book stores, Richmond Book Shop, David found two Brownie books. Having been to the Geppi entertainment museum earlier this year, I have been exposed to Brownies and become fond of the illustrations of Palmer Cox. I had never seen a full story or looked through a book before. What a treat. They are so fun.

I found this drawing.
And was inspired to draw this one. I like it so much I am working on a 3d sketch. in order to work things out for a larger sculpture.
I will keep you updated on the progress.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wild Goose Chase in Easton

I was invited to design a window display around my flying machines for The Little Yellow Paintbrush, a gallery in Easton MD. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun.
Easton is host to a huge waterfowl festival every November so I decided a boat full of geese would be the next victims for these blue bird search party.
The display will be up until the end of the month. Maybe longer. From the outsideFrom the inside.I think they have caught one.
I think this is my favorite flying machine so far.
A boat full of geese.
Geese booty.

Waves crashing against the boat. Making these wave layers was tough. Sewing this sheer fabric is a battle, but it really looks great when the sun comes through and one layer shows through to the next.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Artwork for Adeline

Seems like everyone in my family got together and decided to have offspring. Some of us didn't get the memo but for those that did Congratulations!!!! Here is the first of the artwork made for Adeline Creel Bailey, Daughter of cousin Lauren and Chad. And if all goes as planned today... Happy Birthday Adeline!!!

Lauren and our Granny

Work sent to WV