WHIMSIES

Here are some of the patterns I have made for Whimsies Clothing over the past year and into this one! I’m still designing things as we speak and will continue to do so, but this is a good showing of what I’ve made for them so far.

Constellation_pattern_sandpaperdaisycookie-cats_pattern_sandpaperdaisycookie-cats_photo_sandpaperdaisycthulhu_pattern_sandpaperdaisygodzilla_pattern_sandpaperdaisyhero-masks_pattern_sandpaperdaisyLabyrinth-Ballroom_pattern_sandpaperdaisymermaid_pattern_sandpaperdaisymermaid_photo_sandpaperdaisyshark_pattern_sandpaperdaisyshark_photo_sandpaperdaisytime-flies_pattern_sandpaperdaisytime-flies_sandpaperdaisyursula_pattern_sandpaperdaisyAngel-T-Rexes-Preview_sandpaperdaisysugar-skulls-preview_sandpaperdaisynarwhal-preview_sandpaperdaisyjellyfish-preview_sandpaperdaisyLabyrinth-Preview_sandpaperdaisy

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Saga of a raccoon

tentacle raccoon photocollage

I started with the above image, which was a digital sketch I did thinking I might make it into a block print for the first Hand Prints traditional printmaking group show. I didn’t end up using it there, so I made a stencil print out of it instead and printed it in black onto an old monoprint of mine (like I did with Fenris!) and then added some watercolors and a few strokes of color pencil to give the original lines back some of their definition. The result below was the very first piece to sell at 2012’s Salon des Refuses at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery! I like to fancy I got some art cred for that.

repressed tentacle raccoon monoprint and watercolor mixed media

A year or two later I FINALLY got around to doing the block print:

 

matted tentacle raccoon print_sandpaperdaisy

I love how it turned out!! Eventually I want to colorize this guy all crazy and put him up in my online shops. I’m sure I can make him look really cool!

Take Me With You

beautiful jellyfish sway in the ocean and dream up at the sunlit world above, mistaking a red kite for one of their own.

This piece featured recently in my November 2013 solo show as a collage with added thread and bead elements augmenting the tentacles. I may make more little collage pieces from it for the upcoming April 5th Art in the Wild show at Wesselman’s Nature Center in Evansville, IN.

Take Me With You is available on Society6||Redbubble.