Thursday, April 29, 2010

Weekly Special!

I am starting a new feature in the shop - Weekly Specials. Every week a different item in the shop will be discounted. This week - Harry the Giraffe with a Green Background. The 11x14 Harry Print is just $10. It comes with a great 16x20 bright white mat for framing. The 8x10 Harry Print is just $7.50 (it comes with an 11x14 bright white mat). Keep checking in each week to see what item is discounted next!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vinyl Wall Decals On Their Way!

Vinyl wall decals will be arriving at Animal Cracker in the next few weeks. Some of our most popular animals - like Harry the Giraffe and Lambchop the Baby Lamb - will be available in the super easy to use wall decals. Just peel off the back and stick the cute little piggy right to the wall. Can't get any easier than that! I know for busy parents wall decals are a quick and fun way to decorate your tot's room! My first test runs will be going to the printer this week. I am also busy tweaking a few of my most popular images to get them ready to go. One of my biggest challenges? Giving that long-necked guy Harry the Giraffe some legs - so he can find a comfy spot to sit in your little one's nursery!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


After many trials and errors this is the final version of Hank the Cow that I settled on. I will be painting him with different background colors including pink and blue over the next few weeks. I have also decided to start having Vinyl Wall Decals made of my artwork, so he will be available as a decal as well. MOO!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Work In Progress - How Now Little Brown Cow

When I introduce a new painting it often takes a few tries to get the look and colors just right. I have been working on this cute little cow. I started with this brown guy to look just at color and also feet placement. Then I thought I would try a black and white version, only to be reminded of how difficult it is work with black paint. After many failed attempts, that little guy was abandoned. So the work continues to get it just right.....I hope to have the final version in the shop this week.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vinyl Wall Decals - Coming Soon?

I have been researching starting a new line of vinyl wall decals for my shop. The kind that easily adhere to the wall - no tape or nails needed. I would probably start with some of my most popular animals - like lambchop the baby lamb - and sell them in addition to my prints and paintings. Would you be interested in Animal Cracker Vinyl Wall Decals? Do you have a specific Animal Cracker image you would like to see as a wall decal? Please leave a comment and let me know! I would love to hear from you!

Studio Shots

Space is tight in my studio, so when I came across this little round stool in an antique shop I snapped it up. I would guess it is from the 1970s because of the funky olive and gold colored vinyl it is covered in. The best part? The top comes off so it doubles as a place to store paint.

Monday, April 5, 2010

It's A Bird, It's A Plane......

It's a Giant Giraffe.
A customer in Florida recently asked if I could paint a giraffe for her daughter Emerson's nursery. However, there was one thing - she needed it to be larger than my usual 16x20 canvas size. So off to the art store I went where I found a 24x36 canvas. The proportion turned out just right for this extra tall guy. Too cute!

Yeah Spring

At the end of winter I always try to fill my house with as many tulips and daffodils as possible to add a little sunshine to our space. I was so happy to see this pretty little bloom this morning sitting on my dining room table. It looks very fine in a little galvanized pot I got during a trip to IKEA. I think the pot was only about a dollar. Happy Spring!