February 4, 2010 art show, shop, Uncategorized

land + air + water sneak peek

Today is a really exciting day for me work-wise — I just received my advance purchase copies of my latest collaboration with Chronicle Books: The Land-Air-Water Triptych Journals! It’s a project I’ve kept a secret for awhile now and I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to talk about it and share a sneak peek! Before I get into posting the photos, here’s a link to purchase this from my shop… ok moving on!

I thought it’d be fun to do something inspired by old school composition books, so while they’re much more quirky and portable (4 x 5.5″) than a composition book, hopefully it will remind you of them as you take a look. I’m really proud of the artwork I created for these… I did nothing but eat, sleep and breathe these absurdly detailed paintings, and they turned out exactly as I hoped. It was just a project I loved working on, I hope that comes through…

The clear carrying case holds all three journals, folds up and is enclosed by an elastic band. I call this set the Land + Air + Water Triptych because each journal features a different animal / landscape: Bears/Land, Owls/Air and Octopi/Water. (and triptych means 3) Of course, my favorite part is a little secret when you open the inside cover of each journal…perhaps not as useful, but far more fascinating, than the kind you’d find in your average composition book.

’cause seriously…did you know a group of peacocks is called an ostentation?!!

I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek! Speaking of sneak peeks, here’s another:  two miniature paintings I submitted for “Year of the Tiger” a show at Giant Robot in LA opening next Saturday, Feb 13 & benefitting an animal rescue.