I'm going to be displaying artwork in February for a local theatre's February show. It's a mystery/thriller, and here's what I was working on today. A bit different than my usual subject matter, but it should be an interesting challenge.
Took a trip to the Idaho Museum of Natural History this afternoon. They currently have an exhibit on the history and science of wildfires in Idaho, which includes displays and information on the stagebrush steppe. While going through the exhibit, we came upon an old friend of mine:
A burying beetle! I carved a printing block and made a journal featuring this beetle for a custom order, and I have another one in my etsy shop:
Made a Mini Zine Coloring book this afternoon! (There's going to be trick or Treat for the last day of Farmer's MArket, so I wanted to have something for any kiddos who might have food allergies. When I do coloring books, I tend to do two unfashionable things. ONE: Aim them towards Kids (Hey, I got no problem if grown ups wanna color too, I just don't tend to brand coloring books or pages as "for adults") and TWO: I like to leave white space. For doodling and drawing. (It seems as of late the trend is to have super intricate, dense coloring books.) I think everyone should choose the whatever kind makes them happy, for me this is it! :)
March Shop update! A smaller update this time, some spider friends and a rhinoceros beetle! Next Update April 1. (and that's no foolin'!)
Mantids and hissing cockroaches, a crested gecko and a tarantula, a burying beetle and a rhinoceros beetle. Journals and treasure boxes!
Next Shop Update will be March 1st.
Not sure if this journal is going to be finished up by the Feb. 1 shop update, but I certainly am going to try and make it so, it's just so fun.
The largest printing block I've ever done. Going to make a piece of art for the natural history museum with this one.