Everything is Going to the Dogs!

 

“… Late arrivals at the Gala included Herbert Boston, Director of Canine Affairs, and his lovely companion Eva “Chi Chi” Tink. Boston basked in the afterglow of his successful Terrier Empowerment Initiative; but it was Tink who drew the most praise for her immigration and humanitarian work at in southern border states…”

 

“Going to the Dogs” is a bit extreme. And, as Herbert and Chi Chi can tell you, being with the dogs can be a very cool thing. That said, 2018 was a year of personal challenges for me. And, like unwanted house guests,some of those challenges followed me into 2019. But all is not gloom and doom! Some exciting things have happened too! My home base, ShopCraft, moved to a fantastic new location! We are still in the Elmwood Village at 773 Elmwood Avenue. Please come and visit!

Another positive development is that I’m drawing again. I started early in 2018 and then abandoned it. But, October being Inktober, I picked up my pens, brushes and gouache and started creating new images. You will still find my one-of-a-kind sculpted and painted originals at shows and festivals, as well as ShopCraft, but the new images are fresh and fun! They are perfectly suited to the dye sublimation coffee mugs, ornaments and gifts I started making in November 2018. You can find them HERE and at ShopCraft too.

My Instagram feed will give you a behind the scenes look at both lines of work.

So Woof Woof 2019! If you’re not nice to me I’ll bite you 🙂 Here’s wishing everyone a warm, sunny Spring.

 

 

 

 

 

Mylo is Wearing PINK for Illustration Friday

This is part of the new series of Story Book Animals I’ve been working on. Many of the characters have a bio/back story; but in this case it’s all about Mylo and yoga 🙂

Take a look at the video in my last post for more of my Story Book Animals — and find prints HERE

Namaste,

Alison

 

 

Cabin Fever Dreams – Hit PLAY

April 15th and it’s still snowing. No walks in the park. No early visits to the beach. Just cold and snow and wind…..and new work 🙂

You can find prints of some of my new creations HERE

Happy Spring! Or should we call is Sprinter?

 

 

 

Multiple Meanings

I’m finishing a new small painting that is packed with emotion. I’m sure I will be asked, more than once 🙂 — “What does it mean?”

Does it matter?

I know what this painting means to me. In truth, it has multiple meanings — but I don’t think they should matter to the viewer.

What do you see in this painting? How does it make you feel. That’s what matters!

Saint Agony and the Goddesses of Scorched Earth