Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy NEW YEAR!!

Hey All!!

Just wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone the best in the New Year!

AND since it is a new year I thought it would be the perfect day to unveil the NEW and IMPROVED! As you may or may not have guessed, the last two little illustrations posted here on the blog were for the new site's layout.

Hope you enjoy it and find the site navigation easier and more appealing than the past versions. (Maybe now I can leave the site alone for a while and focus on other more important things.)

As I said in my Christmas post, I've been pretty productive lately, with revamping the site as well as finishing a painting for my parents and trying to finish a painting for my cousin that's been taking me almost half a year to complete (I am glad to say that my cousin's piece is VERY close to being completed). SO, I thought I'd post some of the work!

This was the painting I finally finished for my parents. It's a Windigo who's hypnotized a raccoon into stealing Valentine's day candy. Below is a close up of the Raccoon. I barely got this to Seattle. If I hadn't wrapped it in bubble wrap and paper twice it would have been destroyed for sure. It's 12" wide and 36" long, my largest painting to date!

Next is a little swimmer girl I've actually had in my head since last June, and was originally what I wanted to create for the Power in Numbers show at Gallery Nucleus. Unfortunately I couldn't get it out of my head until I was on the plane on my way up to Seattle. Fortunately my paints were already at my Parent's house, so I was able to bang this little baby out in some spare time. I was told, with extreme emotion, that I'm not allowed to give this piece away. . .Because Carlos likes it too much. I've given every other one away, so this time I figured I'd let him have his way. :)

Finally, if you'd like to see more of my vacation pics, in case you're sitting bored at work trying to decide if you want to pry your eye's out with your pencils or rot you're brain on meaningless internet surfing, you can click HERE for more Boogervampire fun!

Once again, Happy New YEAR everyone!!


Alina Chau said...

Great set of illos!! Love the monster creature on the top piece a lot!!

nic said...

ha! cut (love the lil french tips), and the new site looks awesome Mary. congratumations!

nic said...

cute, not cut. :D

Kelly said...

Mm, big chunky children feet!
She is scared of the water yet she wears an innertube designed on a human skull.

MARILLA said...

Mary.. Yes thank you, I am back, and I want to join your show at nucleus too... let me paint one.......or I will not let you be JOHNNY DEEEEEP fan anymore.......or poke and make a big hole of her skull floating thingy..really cute though....
he he he..

ELiza J├Ąppinen said...

Lovely stuff as usual, really love the expressions on your characters.