Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bio Pic and Cat and Fox Sketch

Cat and Fox Pick Apples
I have been planning for my new website for quite some time now, and I am currently designing it! My good friend and amazing pro photographer Leanne of Sargeant Photography took some snaps of me for my bio page. Here are a few shots and a copy of the sketch I created during the process! The sketch is of me (I'm the cat ), my husband Chris (the fox), and our puppy Darwin (as himself).

This will prob be the bio pic!
I make artwork that makes me laugh!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby Weekend

Last weekend was baby weekend! Baby birthday and baby shower galore! Here are some quick spot watercolor illustrations for the wee ones:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kenneth's Birds

It has taken me some time to write this post thinking of my uncle Kenneth who has passed away from cancer this past September. Death doesn't seem real sometimes, especially if you are far from it. Kenneth enjoyed life, and he especially liked watching the birds and creatures outside his home in Greenvale New York. He and I shared this love of nature's peacefulness, even though I haven't seen him since I was a little girl. Over the years he sent me photos of the birds he took and I painted him some pictures for him a few years ago. I didn't get to painting all of the photos so when we found out he might not have much time, we got a plane ticket to visit and I feverishly painted the last few pictures he sent me. Unfortunately, we were too late and he never got to see his last gift from me. I will not forget his kind heart and connection with nature we shared. Though I will miss him, he can now be free from the pain as birds flying in the wind. These are the paintings for Kenneth titled "Kenneth's Birds" which showed in the Acres of Art Show at the Art Exchange in Long Beach last weekend. This is a reminder that you never know what will happen and it is important to not wait too long to appreciate the ones you love. I also will share a poem he wrote and sent to me:

­­Autumn Magic
 A sudden gust of wind and a
 Flock of leaves burst joyously out of the treetops
Soaring high in a grey- ghost sky
Then sailing on invisible currents they
Transform themselves from birds to leaves and then into
Dead kites sadly twirling to the ground.

November 23, 2009
Kenneth Eisenpresser
Old Brookville, New York