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 online Etsy shop – 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, linen art tea towels and more.
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