Thursday, April 29, 2010

Win a fine art print!

Hey all!

In celebration of summer, end of term and finishing my program, I am pleased to announce my first ever contest!
If you leave your name in the comments and tell me why you like the Knit Fish blog, you will be entered to win a signed print of "the owl and the pussycat"!
The contest ends Sunday, May 16th.

The print is approximately 8.5" x 9.5" and is printed on premium quality glossy photo paper. The original was done in watercolours and black ink.

ALSO~ visit my online shop at and recieve a 15% discount on all merchandise until May 16th, just write KNITFISHBLOG in the comments to seller and don't pay right away so I can add on the discount.

happy contesting!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

the owl and the pussycat

The owl and the pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat.

This is an illustration I did for a good friend's 25th birthday. She loves the owl and the pussycat poem by Edward Lear.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Presenting Percy!

Percival thinks he's all that and a jar of Grey Poupon.

He can't stand commoners & prefers the company of other sophisticates, like Lady Fluffington VII.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Siamese Tea or Cafe au lait

Yet another one of my watercolours for the tea cards *NOW AVAILABLE* at Janet's Special Teas in Sidney BC!! I am also selling prints of this in my etsy shop.

Here is the caption:
"Oscar loves all things Parisien. He especially loves sitting in a cafe by Le Champs Elysees and sipping a cup of cafe au lait."

However, I'm sure Oscar could also be enjoying un tasse de thé.

I brought the cards to Janet's shop yesterday and before I had even left the shop, she had already sold one!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dark Magnolia fine art print

One of my favourite paintings! Now available as a fine art print at my etsy shop

Check out the listing for more photos and some closeups of details.

Tea Cards & Fine Art Prints

Today I got a belated birthday present... a new all-in-one hp printer!!! I am so stoked! I immediately put it to good use.

I am now selling fine art prints inmy etsy shop!

These prints are of some watercolour and ink paintings I did. I have made them into cards which are also for sale at Janet's Special Teas shop in Sidney BC (well, they are going to be available there as of next week).

There are 6 tea designs in total (I'll post more later). I've also done some prints in the theme "gentle monster" which I will also post about later.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

happy 5!

On April 6th, J & I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary! It's hard to believe that it has been five years already :-)
Here's the card I made for him. It is ink and watercolour on paper. It is supposed to be us, but he claims I am "too tall" in the picture and wanted to know why he was wearing an "orange thing" on his head. Um... dear... that's your hair and beard. Oh. Right.
However, all confusion aside, he absolutely loved it and it put a big grin on his whiskery mug, which really is what it's all about!


Friday, April 02, 2010

April Showers

Today has been a bizarre day. It has been rainy, sunny and most of all blustery! The wind is whistling through the cracks in the doors and windows and scaring the kitties.
I've been contemplating studying, or taking the dog for a walk (I'm dog-sitting), or doing some fairy-tale inspired sketches (as it is Hans Christian Anderson's birthday!). As a little visual gift from me to you, I've put together a few of my latest illustrations. I've been laying off the knitting lately, due to a sore wrist, so sketching has taken its place. I find that sketching is much easier on the hands and still lets me relieve my creative urges.

These little fox images were done using a potato stamp for the faces and teapot, and black ink and Prismacolor pencil crayons for everything else.

They were an art experiment from a couple of weeks ago.

Next up, some biological drawings of mushrooms. These were done from memory, as I had studied up on fungi for my Mushrooms of North America series of sewn fungi.

Finally, a little doodle done while watching copious amounts of LOST. These are modeled after a set of Matryoshka dolls that I have had since I was a girl. The image is in ink and Prismacolor pencil crayons.

Happy art-making!