Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Wonderful World of...

Jellibabies in their shiny ceramic coats, remind me of handfuls of colorful candy- the kind that makes your eyes gleam, and your mouth water. Painting these colors is ever so fun- I enjoy pouring through old mini magazines & going through websites for inspiration, always taking into account what has already been done, and what folks tend to like. Today I've completed 30 pieces. 30 so far! Makes me feel like I'm making progress! Batch #6 is about ready to go up for sale today; here in the studio, that means batch #7 is looming in the distance! A herd of little blank canvases, crying for colors. I had a thought today, as I was starting to ponder these colors- why not ask y'all? Is there something you've been waiting for that you haven't seen? Something you want more of? Post a comment in the comment section, and who knows, maybe you will see it in the next batch, or in others! I cannot make any promises, and I can't reserve individual colors for people, but now's the time to cast a vote for your favorite!

Friday, April 17, 2009


Happy Friday!

Jeepers, it's been a while since I blogged! I need to work on that... But it just means that I have been busy in the studio, making things! You will see evidence of this soon, let me assure you. Anyhow, I thought I'd share today a little thought that's been buzzing around in my head lately- Jellibaby needs a mum! A pair would be too cute I think, and then I'd have another pony to paint, in even more colors, as adults can be dappled! That said, I finally sketched out a rough plan of what I'm thinking... I'm not completely satisfied with it (and can you tell I got tired of fiddling with the legs? Horses have too many legs!), but it is the start of an idea. Without further fuss, with the working title of "Toot Sweet", here's the momma! Click for a larger image:

I wanted a pose that I could stand Jellibaby next to, and kind of have the mare keeping an eye on her...

More to come!