Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How very A-Muse-ing!

Finally my Lovelys!!! A new muse! Sometimes you just need a nice long lovely break...and when it's time to come back you know it because you stumble upon Lisa Corbett's blog. Then you sing and dance and start to draw again...thank God.

Pencils, pens, black and white...i don't care...she's just amazing.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Just a little Patience

Oh, Axl...

I just wanted to share the cover of my newest comic with all you little lovelies. The story is the words to the song Patience by Guns 'n' Roses. The art is by yours truly. Let me know if you're interested...You may just get one in the mail.

Yes, this drawing is me as Axl Rose. Tee he he!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Matt Hoyle

All work and no play makes Annie a dull blogger! Busy, busy, busy...I guess that's good though, huh?

While I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs this weekend I came across a post on Drawn! Which is a lovely blog featuring some really lovely illustration and animation from past and present. It's not a photo blog, this is not a photo blog but Matt Hoyle is such a great representation of "inspiration from all sources" that I had to post his Barnumville series too.

As you all ready know I'm a fan of all that's creepy. So when it comes to sideshow stuff I'm on that raft. What amazing images he has. It's funny how simple portraits can become so stunning when you have both great content and a great photographer.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bueller...Bueller... Andrews

Okay, so I know that my titles are always a bit obscure. I like to think that you guys are quite clever and can figure out my puzzles. So here it goes...

My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who dated John John Jesse...who was...in a show with...Esao Andrews last night. Get it?

Anyhow, with an ever updated website and semi-new blog, how can you resist the allure of such an amazing picture maker. Esao Andrews' characters, subject matter and comic roots have lead him into such a fascinating style. Here are a few pieces to keep you clever my lovelys.

This final drawing spawned the inspiration for my entire BFA. Thanks for helping me graduate Esao!

And BTW, my friend Christina actually did date John John Jesse.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Allergic Reaction

Hello Dears,

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I got bitten (or was that smitten?) hmmm

Smitten for bugs that is. I love bugs. Not so much in my house or in my bed or anywhere near me actually. But I do love them pinned to boards and I especially love these really well rendered scientific drawings.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

IIe de Porquerolles, Argeles sur Mer, St. Tropez, Lake Erie

A short visit to cozy, snowy Cleveland over Valintines Day left me dreaming of southern France. NYC is sucking my soul right out of my body (like I did to those poor candied oysters at Luxe). Thanks for being my Valentine Brittany!!

Upon my return home I thought I'd start looking to take a long visit to Ile de Porquerolles or maybe St. Tropez. Mmmmmmm....sunshine... So here are a few essentials that I found at Fred Flare for a month of reading and doing crossword puzzles at the beach. Hopefully both in English because I do not speak French my Lovelys.

Let's start at the top. This cute little hat might suit me better in Cuba but everyone needs a little shade. And what's that saying? *When in France, do as the Cubans* $24

Zebra print sunspecs. Black on white or white on black, you choose. I could set aside my regulars for these! $11

Ahhhh.... a sundress to go over my swimsuit. I'm a fair skinned burner and the older I get the more important it is for me to cover up. Oh, who am I kidding... I would love a sunburn right now. $64

And if being barefoot on a (rocky)beach in France doesn't do it for you these strappy, metallic, snakeskin sandals will. $28


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Audrey Kawasak-it-to-me

Phew... Sorry for the little hiatus. I guess I just needed a week off. But I'm back and the new year is here my dear friends. Back to work, back to school, back to black!

I know everyone is already up in Audry Kawasaki's biz but wowie zowie. Her paintings and drawings are always so beautifully rendered with this soft, pretty, girly feeling. And always with a twinge of eerie.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Zuk Zuk

How could you go wrong with titles like Jelly Bean Birds, Jewel Bears, and I Run to You? I like how she alternates between a dark outline and a light one. Just Lovely!

Great colors for the new year Zuk Zuk girl.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Of the Young & the Restless

Two longtime friends, Pearce Williams and Courtney Landholt, own this extremely aesthetic textile business. The majority of their designs are hand painted then hand printed.

I can't say enough about the palette for this collection. The colors are right on and fresh. (Black, white, coral, yellow, light blue)

Even with the strange name Of the Young & the Restless, ( yes, it starts with a preposition) they do not fail to deliver.

They have some really pretty Victorian looking birds in two different colorways in this collection as well. But because I am anti-bird I cannot post them.

The coral shells remind you of any one? Namely... Ellie Curtis?
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