Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mary's Work in Mike Kline's Moleskine

Collab with Bride Rollins



In Mike's Moleskine, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artists' pens, chap 1 Flyleaf for my novel, Death Angel.
In Mike Kline's Moleskine, Angelina, estercolor and Faber-Castell PITT artists' pens, chapter 2 flyleaf for my novel, Death Angel,
Maine Lobster, water color, in Mike Kline's Mole
First half of a collab for Steve Spetseris, pen and ink
pocket item








Mary's work in Andrea's Mole

As always, with my posts, clicking on the images will enlarge them,

My Three solo pieces:

Barn Owl, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Benny and the Vulture. watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Crooked Mandala, watercolor and Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens
Collaborations:
Gingko, Collab with Bridie Rollins, pens and acrylic ink

Group Collab, with piece by me (lowest)

collab with teabag and coffee stains
Great Horned Owl, first Half of a collab for Steve Spetseris, Faber-Castell PITT Artist's pens

"The Light that shines no warmth." On envelope for Andrea's Mole, for fun, acrylics, after American Gothic, by Grant Wood.
The Sleeping bag, acrylics, after Klimt, envelope back
Pocket items:
Camouflage, my second ever white-line print, or Provincetown Print, in Andrea's pocket, woodblock print, water color.

First draft of a concept sketch for a woodblock print, artist's pens,acrylic, soufflé pens
Second draft of a concept sketch for a woodblock print, artist's pens,acrylic, soufflé pens
I included a retouched print from the scan of the owl I did for Preston, in which I attempted to fix the scan shadows, but failed to scan it, so this is the unretoruched scan.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Poppy Box

Cell phone shots of the box in which I sent Preston's Mole to Steve Spetseris:


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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mary's last work in Preston's Mole

Brave Benny and the Owl


watercolor and Faber-Castell and Micron artists pens
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Dragon tears collab for Steve Spetseris
watercolor and sakura gel pen

Camouflage Rabbit
 white-line print, watercolor
pocket item for Preston

These are my last two pieces in Preston's Moleskine.  The first is for the Brave Benny Book I am doing for my grandkids (and Also for Andrea, even though it's in Preston;s Mole), the second is a collaboration for Steve Spetseris--Steve feel free to manipulate or paint over any part you'd like.  The third is a white-line print.  My first ever.  It is for Preston's pocket.  I am concerned because there is absolutely NOTHING in Preston's pocket--I thought we were each supposed to leave some small gift for the owner of the Mole in the pocket.  

A little history of the white line print.  I took a workshop.  The workshop was three hours long, during which time I made the design and then carved the woodblock and began the printing process.  It took 2 more 3-hour sessions to complete the print. It's a slow process.

The White-line print, also called the Provincetown Print, is described here and also in many other online posts, if you are interested in learning more about it.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Second piece in Preston's Mole: Brave Benny and the Warthog


Brave Benny and the Warthog

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This sketch is for a book I am working on for my grandchildren called Brave Benny's Animal Alphabet.I did it in Intense pencils, Derwent Graphitone pencils, Koi watercolors, micron and microline pens,

Friday, June 2, 2017

Moleskine Envelopes

scan of envelope back
scan of envelope front with address obscured



I made painted envelopes for the first two Moleskines I mailed to Steve, but I may not paint the next two, as I received two at once and want to move them on to Steve as fast as reasonably possible.

I used the paintings in a book I am working on for my grandchildren called Brave Benny's Animal Alphabet.  It needs a lot more work, as all the Bennys don't look like the same kid.

1st two in Preston's book

Collab page for Steve or someone
 I borrowed one of Mike's characters for a three-way collab of sorts. Click image to view larger.

"The Great Outdoors"
We just got back from a camping trip in Canada.  Two moles were waiting and had arrived while we were away.  To tell the truth, mostly, the bugs were NOT too bad (except the rotten stable flies), but we did encounter a number of ticks! Click image to view larger.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Im Mike's book's pocket

This somehow also turned out a lot more elaborate and complicated then I intended:








Hybrid Animals in Mike's Book

Mike did the dreaded thing and got the huge, unbelievably large, big, giant A3 book. Seriously, I looked at this monster for a week before I even dared to open it. It took me forever to finish it somehow every page feel like 4 A4 pages rather then 2. The topic was random quotes and animal hybrids with objects.















This is the half page for Lara, it came out a little larger then I expected: