September 13, 2012
You Wouldn’t Believe Us (available this Saturday through Double Punch in San Francisco. )
The show details:
It’s Not Over Yet!
featuring new works by
Opening Reception Saturday September 15th 7PM till LATE
Show runs from September 15th to November 4th
Arists will be in attendance and refreshments will be served.
(Please note, I can’t be there)
More to come tomorrow!
September 7, 2012
Summer Spell opened tonight at Gallery 309 in Philadelphia.
Come Confusion, gouache (available through Gallery 309)
All of my pieces framed.
The show looks stunning! I’ve been living vicariously through the little glimpses of tonight’s opening uploaded by some of my fellow show mates on instagram: #summerspell
September 5, 2012
On the cusp of a certain season…
Waiting for Spectral Interference
Available this Friday at the Summer Spell show along with two other pieces in Philadelphia at Gallery 309:
Sarah Louise Davey
curated by JL Schnabel
‘Summer Spell,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘Autumn Spell’, features 11 contemporary artists, both local and some based as far as Sweden, creating a diverse menagerie of works laced with elements of the fantastic. The artists were chosen for their similarities in utilizing the symbols and themes of myth and fairytale while simultaneously expressing a deep- rooted personal vision. Their chosen media; such as silhouette paper cutting, sculpture, polaroid transfers as well as more traditional mediums of watercolor and oils, adds another intriguing layer to the exhibit, showcasing how the fantastic is conjured through varied applications. ‘Summer Spell’ opens at Philadelphia’s Gallery 309 in the heart of the Olde City Gallery district on September 7th. The exhibit runs through October 20 with a second first Friday event, October 5th.
Another (NSFW) piece of mine after the jump. More on Friday!
Continue reading Summer Spell
August 30, 2012
Sometimes when I take a moment, I realize that I don’t post nearly half of what I’m doing. I guess this is especially true when it comes to random side projects (of which there are many). Projects with no particular destiny… those are often the most fun.
We Could Be Friends gouache
I found myself desiring to paint fur textures, a sweet face & little foods.
A print exists and is currently available in my shop.
I’ve been trying to utilize my sketchbook sketches more than ever (which is why I’ve posted less of them online this year). If I like even the smallest shape in the sketch, I’ve been trying to turn it into a finished painting or drawing. Like this one (which started out as the tiniest corner scribble):
Shy Party gouache (coming soon as a print in two forms)
Haven’t you ever had a surprise birthday party thrown by your shy bear friends? No?
I think it is safe to say that I went through a kind of cute phase this summer which is a bit at odds with most of my current projects and the darkness of my heart (only kidding).
August 21, 2012
I am working somewhat feverishly these days but today I’m taking a short break so I can share something new…
I Miss You Honey gouache
Painted with pure sentimentality. ♥
Available today as a blank card in my etsy shop.
p.s. – a print will be added later today.
Also new this week is an update to the Little Maple friends packaging.
Until recently, I had trouble finding the kind of envelope I wanted and ended up with something oversized. It ruined the effect I was going for… So when I found these flat paper bags, I was pretty excited. They fit the paper doll prints perfectly. I designed a new stamp of Little Maple’s mask to stamp on the bag. I think it creates a really nice look which is especially good for gift giving.
July 31, 2012
I felt some disbelief when I saw this boudoir doll sitting on the shelf at a thrift store last week. Marked down several times to nearly nothing, it seems she had been sitting there for a while. Her face, badly crazed & dirty, her hair matted and disheveled but she is lovely anyway. I will tend to her carefully.
Last night, I added a couple of postcard reprints to my etsy shop. They both look better than ever, quite crisp!
This month marks the 5th anniversary of my Etsy shop and The Woodcutter/Wolf postcards were one of the first items I offered and sold. Seems appropriate to have them back today.
June 29, 2012
I made a little painting for myself. Thought sorting.
June 22, 2012
Oh the woes of a very hot summer…
What you believe is dust is a tiny spider, the tendrils of unknown plants wrap themselves around your windows, pests & sun poisoning, the curling leaves of your delicate Impatiens…
In my own little nest, I am doing my best to shun the overwhelming, sauna sensation of summer. Working & daydreaming from morning until night. Peeking out the window and watching the visiting purple finch take dust baths in the yard.
I recently had some cards made of my paper doll diorama that was shown at Trifecta gallery not too many months ago: Mushroom Hunter
I’m giving away a small handful of these in the next few shop orders.
Then, they’ll be available for sale in a couple of months.
New as a print is I Pick You. It was requested by a wonderful customer of mine and I thought it might make a nice addition to my print catalog.
scan of the print – printed on the fabulous archival Hahnemuhle german etching paper with archival pigment inks
Available now in my shop.
May 25, 2012
My pieces (along with many others) from the Starter Art show at Bear and Bird are still available. Whether they sell or not, this will be the last “affordable” art show I’ll be participating in…
The concept is an admirable one and I like it but it may be more suited to selling prints or better for artists just starting out. I love the concept but I don’t think it suits me anymore. Original work takes thought and time which is too valuable to fit into a tiny price point.
So. Moving forward!
I have a new/old print available today:
Originally painted in 2006. It was available as a print once before but it is now being printed by my marvelous printer on the beautiful Hahnemuhle German Etching paper with archival pigment inks.
Find it here in my shop.
May 10, 2012
secret woods mostly painted last year, finished yesterday. free time occupier
I’m in my own secret world at the moment. Fixating on details, prepping surfaces, reading, painting, adjusting.
Instead of making long unrealistic lists of tasks for the summer (as I’ve done these last few years), I’m winding around things as they occur to me (as I used to do).
Let’s see how it turns out.