Kid’s menu/placemat design, Kilpatrick’s

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Kilpatrick’s Public House that is, the only Irish Pub here in Ithaca NY!

A while ago I was asked to do this, and I am very grateful that it’s finally worked out (and that they were on board with me drawing oodles of Irish faeries)! This drawing is very much in service to them – I hope that anyone looking at this or coloring it as they wait for their meal thinks about the fae, and the richness of Irish culture.

From the top left, counter-clockwise:

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All set at Ten Forward!

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Ta da!!!

More views below (click for larger views!).

Ten Forward has a charmingly small art space – all atop that bookshelf and the walls above it – but since my work is so small I chose to just show on the bookshelf and on a few pegs that hang below the windows (there was an option to suspend more from higher up, but surprise, I chose the cozy option!).

For my October show I had a much more fluid arrangement of pieces, and many of those pieces are featured again here, so I had to rearrange some things for a more linear feel. I like that, though – It makes it feel really sequential to me, and reads really well if you start at the left end (which are all “Tock the Gnome”-related pieces), then things shift a bit to a more serious Tock piece (“Purity”) followed immediately by the (currently unposted) “Tea Meditation Fae,” which is very much about more general Faerie-inspiration! That theme persists as you move forward, along with a couple features of work I’ve done for others (my Gnome designs for the Weber sisters’ The Chronicles of Dru, and at the end there, that new fanart of Jaclyn Weber’s and GrimReapette’s “KINGS”).

That very last piece, above my information, is a very special one that’s been long overdue. I will be posting the scan of it here ….soon. Gotta give some incentive for people to go see it in person, you know!

That said, if you are in the Central New York area, please come take a look! And again, grab some food!!! I am honored to be bringing Faerie light to such a delicious and planet-friendly place.

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Snow Queen 2017 – the Wicked Sprite, the line of Suitors, and Two Houses

One more post for The Cherry Arts’ “The Snow Queen”

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The Wicked Sprite who truly causes all the mischief! He is another of the shadow puppets, and in designing him I tried to pull in some of the same design elements from the Battle Sprites they had me do last year:

And in a less-spritely scene, we had a backdrop of a line of suitors looking to charm a certain princess….

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Finally, two houses, as the story starts with! These were the last thing I was asked to do, and I think they came out pretty well (my fellow Ithacans may recognize some of the architecture!).

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Today’s the last day, everyone, so if you’re local please come check it out!

And again, so grateful and blessed to have been on this show. Here’s to even more magic and whimsy next season!

“The Snow Queen” coloring book, select images

Only one more weekend of The Cherry Arts’ “The Snow Queen” this year!

In case I hadn’t mentioned it before, we’re also featuring a coloring book based on the show ❤ It is only available for purchase at the performances, and features 7 new illustrations as well as linework of the design work I did for the puppets and shadow puppets!

Here is the cover image, and two of my favorites of the bonus illustrations:

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To see the rest, come check out the show! Only three more performances – Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and at 7pm. Click here for tickets!

(And obviously no worries if you can’t, but this is perfect holiday magic and I so hope to get to share it with all of you, if I can!

Snow Queen 2017 – Design, Hyacinth Maidens and Buttercup frame

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More Snow Queen work again!

This year’s production involves shadow puppetry, which I was lucky enough to get to design as well (and the frames for those puppets, too!). In order to expedite the process, the director filled in most of the space with black digitally, so in designing I filled those spaces with pencilwork to indicate what should be darkened, and what shouldn’t. Linework as usual kept the boundaries and finer details.

These are just a couple examples of the work I did for this section of the story – for more, check out the show 🙂  Click here for more information and tickets! I hope very much that you all get to enjoy it.

Snow Queen 2017 – Design, Woman with a Garden

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Time for more Snow Queen work!

This year’s production involves shadow puppetry, which I was lucky enough to get to design as well (and the frames for those puppets, too!). In order to expedite the process, the director filled in most of the space with black digitally, so in designing I filled those spaces with pencilwork to indicate what should be darkened, and what shouldn’t. Linework as usual kept the boundaries and finer details.

Performances resume tonight and continue tomorrow and Sunday, as well as next weekend! Click here for more information and tickets! I hope very much that you all get to enjoy it.