Friday, April 24, 2015

Better Late than Never - A New Mother's Day Card

Illustrated Mother's Day Card with Female Cardinal

Hi There. How are you?

I know I am super late to the party, but I decided to whip up a new Mother's Day Card. Featuring a sweet momma cardinal, this is sure to please your bird-lovin' momma. I actually made this with my grandmother in mind. She loves all things birds.

These cards are up for sale in my Etsy shop and can be purchased at Day Shift, right here in Carbondale. I will also be selling these in my booth at the Art Fair at Laumeier,  which happens in St. Louis over Mother's Day weekend. You won't believe how many of these puppies I'll sell there. Yahoo for procrastinators!

OK. Gotta get back to pumping out artwork! Ta-Ta for now.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bird Alert!

"Chickadee 2.0", Mixed Media Illustration by Jennifer Johansson

Hi there. How are you?

I've been neck deep in art fair prep. All studio time has been spent pumping out new work for my first show of the year. (If you're in the St. Louis area, do come see me at the Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park over Mother's Day weekend.)

I've made a flock of new birds. Well, maybe not a whole flock, but some! I've been having a tough time capturing the actual look of the graph paper on these pieces. It either shows up a little too strong or drops out entirely when I try even out the white balance. Even so, I'm still really liking working on gridded paper and have done most of my new work on triangular isometric paper.

Mixed Media Bird Illustration by Jennifer Johansson
"Red-Breasted Nuthatch" Mixed Media Illustration by Jennifer Johansson
Mixed Media Illustration by Jennifer Johansson

This new collection is a bit more minimalist than those I have done in the past. I'm trying to simplify in my art these days. I have to constantly fight not to over-do things. To read about how I create these birds, click HERE.

All of these new pieces are for sale, but are not listed on Etsy. If you are interested in purchasing, do give me a shout!

Hope things are well and springy in your world. Ta-Ta for now!

P.S. Do you Pinterest? I've got a great "Bird Nerd" board going there. Go see and follow along!