It’s always satisfying, not only to see a project completed, but to celebrate the progression of an idea – from initial spark through to finished work. And in this case I’m celebrating the completion of the artwork
Above photograph: inking faces – for a new series of illustrations for art prints & cards. While yesterday – February the 14th – was a day set aside to send messages of love and friendship to our near and dear. It may also serve as a reminder to pause and make note of other days – other moments of celebration that occur throughout the year. If you love sending and receiving snail mail – keep a set of blank art cards or postcards in your top drawer – for those personal hand written notes and messages any day. Whether they end up archived as personal history in a shoe box, pinned on a cork board, or popped in a frame as art to enjoy every day – postcard love is real. So take a little time-out from the hurly burly rush of daily life – to pencil or pen a few thoughtful words; write a letter; or indeed let the illustration on a card say it all and simply sign your name. In a world …
Welcome to my online illustration home – a window with an ever changing view of story. From the world of Children’s Books to small batch reproduction of illustrations for my Etsy shop PaperCloudSky and related topics inbetween – I’ll be writing and posting about it here. Everyday illustrated life – from inspirations and sketches to the function and story of illustration beyond the page Visit PaperCloudSky for Limited Edition archival art prints, cards, fabric.
The Eucalypts – shedding their winter coats – are a contrast to evergreen gardens in classic Wonderland illustrations. Yet here we meet the white rabbit from my denim jacket, again ready to accompany me on a Spring walk in the Australian bush. With rabbit in one hand and an eye to my camera lens I am mindful – shrinking or growing in size. Comparison between tiny and tall -telescoping my viewpoint from delicate wildflowers… …to a pair of cockatoos high in the canopy branches. I hear their echoing cries. Mindful of the moment, the living detail of colour, of light – often passed by with intent on the activity of walking. ©Annmarie Scott 2016 Related reading – Previous white rabbit post The white rabbit brooch in this Spring adventure, may be found at PaperCloudSky
Both my grandmothers loved to sew. One – Granny Blossom I’ll call her after her favourite textile prints – had a sleek, black machine. Immaculately maintained, its foot treadle