Thursday, September 27, 2012

Go get 'em, Tiger.

My 20th high school class reunion is this weekend. I've been asked in the most flattering way possible to create something for the event's dinnertime raffle, which I assumed meant a drawing or painting and not crocheted potholder. I'm hoping this is the case, as I've never crocheted before.

So after some internal mulling over pictorial options, I settled on this.

He's my high school mascot.

Last time I saw him, he was, like, big and awesome and strong and fast. Always snarling, or haughtily prancing about. He had a closet full of sports jerseys, as far as I could figure.

But it's been 20 years. I'm sure he's still roaring and prowling on the inside.

oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches

Friday, September 14, 2012

Beatnik Turtle.

With thanks to my dear agent, Abigail Samoun, for requesting the theme.

The beatnik thing, that is. For some reason, the turtles just came to me. I mean, who doesn't just think about turtles?