I created a jacket illustration & spot artwork for Esther Ehrlich’s debut middle grade novel Nest, published by Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House. Esther also privately commissioned me to create four bird illustrations for her author website and promotional use. (Book design by Stephanie Moss.)
I have a mostly vegan diet, and do my best to be vegan with my other buying choices (clothing, cosmetics, etc), though I’m sure there are lots of things I overlook. There are countless health, ethical, and environmental reasons to use fewer animal products and be more aware of what goes into the creation of any products you buy. I try to live my life in a way that causes as little hurt to other living things as possible and be aware of how the money I spend impacts the world, and compassion towards animals is a huge part of that. I don’t like to get into social or political agendas overtly, but I do think that this subject is relevant to my art, because one of my hopes for my work is that when people see it, they become a tiny bit more aware of how beautiful and complex the natural world is, and more conscious of their own relationship with it. Thanks for the ask!
I use Fabriano Artistico Traditional White 300lb hot press paper for watercolor and gouache pieces! It is thick like board and I love it.
More fall things! My Thanksgiving cards for Papyrus are out now. Available in your local stores that stock Papyrus, and online here!
I don’t know what September’s been like for the rest of you, but fall has hit us fast and hard in Minnesota! While I’m shivering under layers of sweaters (and totally relishing it), it seems appropriate to share these fall cards with you.
The illustrations are older, but I’ve recently licensed Dakota the Daisy Deer and Rebecca the Radish Raccoon to be printed on these fall friendship cards! Available exclusively through a certain specialty grocery store that I am for some reason not supposed to publish the name of, but I’ve left an obvious clue for you in the photo!
lots and lots of typography this week for some reason! i thought i didn’t really enjoy doing type work anymore, but i think these have been going well so far…
iceland is a beautiful place that you should totally visit if you like seabirds, moss, impressive bodies of water, and the vague feeling of perpetually being haunted by something vast and unknowable.
here are a couple places we visited during the residency, as well as the bags that i got to design for everyone! thank you eternally to the light grey art lab team for making the amazing trip happen.
i haven’t had time to go through my photos since returning, but in the next couple weeks i’ll be posting more on my photo blog.
The first card I worked on for Papyrus is now available!! I’ve worked with them on lots cards throughout the past year, so expect more in the coming months — for now, here is a birthday card for Grandpa Mouse!
Available in your local stores that stock Papyrus, and online here!
In less than two weeks I’ll be in Iceland for a residency with Light Grey Art Lab and a group of amazingly talented creatives! So excited! Expect lots of photos of beautiful places and tweets where I cry over whatever weird seabirds live there — and plenty of Iceland-inspired works in the months to follow!