Fair Maid / Foul Weather

I’ve been wanting to make something similar to this for over a year. My rough sketches of ideas have ranged from children, to animals, to animal headed people reaching for the kite in the wires. Based on a song I was listening to about a girl in a storm, I decided to take that route. I might try framing this with two pieces of glass and then a background. I’ve never done that before so it may look horrible. We’ll see. That’s pretty far off though because I haven’t framed that last 4 things I’ve made.
I really need a flat file.

Not Every One Moves Beyond Their PastThis will be the last one for a while.
It has been a long time in the making.
If anyone follows me anywhere else (Instagram / Facebook) then you’ll probably recognize this as a theme I was rough illustrating from last summer.
As always, please personally visit the Waxwing and Sparrow Collective for current works for sale.

Rite Of SpringI always enjoy watching all the animals in my yard instinctively pair off and travel everywhere together in spring.
What seems so effortless for them is so difficult for people.
Maybe giant crow feathers will help.

The Dead SoundThis is actually smaller than it looks. It’s about 4″ x 6″.
I’ve been packing up a bunch of old frames and I realized that I have many more small frames than I will ever use.
I had some down time at work the other day and wanted to see if I could quickly make something small.
At first this was going to be a comet, but I couldn’t cut any worthwhile detail in a comet the size of a dime, so I changed it to a moon-like celestial object.

Counting My YearsI recently took a bunch of stuff to the Waxwing and Sparrow Collective to sell. This was supposed to be among them, but several things kept getting in the way of it’s completion.
It’s done now. I’ll post here when it’s for sale.
I am also in the process of re-designing this website so it may come down for a few days in the near future.
Hopefully it will be quick.

I Want To Be ForgottenI finished this last week, but I’ve been blowing off posting it due to focusing on framing art to sell.
There’s a pretty simple message here; not every interesting person you’ve known wants to be included in your life forever.

The Empty Eyes of Mrs. Josephine RabbitI was wanting to make a papercut of a lonely widow.
I researched widows in history and literature and none really inspired me.
Not too long after, I was designing a different papercut and couldn’t remember the name of the farmer that killed Peter Rabbit’s dad (Mr. McGregor).
While looking it up, it occurred to me that Josephine Rabbit was a widow.
This scenario takes place later in her life.