Now to put some weight back on my sweet girl – they lose a lot of condition brooding on the nest.
art, music & animals
You can see the videos I illustrated for Socratica on their kids’ videos page. The animals videos, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and The Princess and the Pea are all illustrated by me. Enjoy!
I can finally share a recent painting. I had to wait for the recipient’s birthday to occur. I had a lot of fun with this one.
Information on custom commissioned art can be found here.
A couple of my ‘big girls’ are nesting. The ducks are too busy playing on the water, they’ll get broody later. I didn’t really expect a turkey to take up right beside the goose, but if they’re happy I’m happy. Oddly enough, the gander was a lot more high strung about chasing others away before the turkey settled in. Now he seems much more relaxed – someone can help keep an eye on his girl? I don’t know.
A mixed batch under each of them – goose, turkey, and duck. Guinness is really tolerant about me getting all up in her business.
Gentle girls let me peek. Cameo is a sweetie too. A bit of hissing, but no pecks. Quite a nice surprise – the turkeys have not been cuddly pets. I was expecting to get my hand shredded!
This past weekend was the first time I’ve had a booth in the crafts room at the New England Folk Fest. All-Ireland Bones Champion Steve Brown is a family friend and suggested my art might be a good fit. Andy’s the musician in the family, so I wouldn’t have had the idea to go, myself. But Steve knows his stuff and I listen to him. Boy was he right! What a fantastic atmosphere. The crafts room has excellent vendors – instrument makers, jewelry makers, clothing, and all sorts of lovely goodies. Here is the list of vendor links.
I was happy to debut two musician prints for the event! Meet the guitarist and the mandolin player.
Find the Houndton Tabby prints in my Etsy shop:
And it’s a good thing, because I’ve been missing them.
In honor of the Season 3 premiere here in the US, I’ve begun a set of portrait prints inspired by Downton Abbey… I wonder if you can recognize them.
Prints are 8×10, archival on heavy acid-free velvety matte paper, and signed by me. See them here in my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/toadbriar?section_id=12828219