Friday, September 24, 2010

You Can Never Have Too Many T-Shirts

Lucky for you, you can get a limited edition silkscreened t-shirt with my illustration on it! It's a labor of love for a spiritual young people's organization I'm involved with, with the proceeds going to a scholarship fund to send said young people to our semi-annual retreats, and if you enter my name in the "coupon code" box on the online order form, part of your purchase will help send this young person to our upcoming event!

Here's how my sister, a talented writer, describes it for marketing purposes: 

From star-lit skies to the depths of the earth, the Our Roots Go Down official tee shirt is a wearable piece of art that spins a web of connection among natural symbols. Designed by NGUer and illustrator Anita Landree and inspired by nature, it explores roots that are not only deep within the ground but that expand all around us. Butterfly wings top trees, the ground shines in the moonlight, and Autumn constellations round out a design that is both natural and surreal.

The shirts will be purple with a metallic, chrome ink in sizes Youth Medium through Adult 3XL. Just $18 covers your limited edition shirt, supports our NW NGU Retreat scholarship fund, and includes shipping within the United States (shipping to Canada is available for an additional $2.00 per shirt). A great gift for art lovers, tee shirt collectors and dreamers! Order by October 24th; shirts will ship after November 8th. Thanks for your support!

Here's the link to the secure online order form: 

Thanks for checking it out and maybe even buying one!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Still Life with Espresso

Jennifer bought these adorable tiny espresso cups at Ikea, and Martha Stewart is back on TV, so it follows that I made this wonky cutesy lifestyle still life. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Goodbye Summer

Hello, Blog. It's been a while. The good news is, that is partially due to freelance-gig induced busyness; the bad news is that is was design work (as opposed to illustration,) and not particularly well-paid. But I'm super thrilled to have something going anyway! And another recent project was a t-shirt design, which you, dear reader, can soon purchase online! I will post about it, well, soon. 

I started this picture weeks ago but set it aside because I was having trouble getting the face to come out cute and not creepy. The result is overworked, but sufficiently cute, I think. The tire swing is a summer memory from Carol's Cabin. My Auntie Carol and Uncle Butch used to have a cabin in the woods somewhere, next to a creek. There was a wonderful tire swing there, and the whole family went to camp there during the summer.

Fall doesn't officially start for one more week, but the Seattle rainy season is upon us, and for the first time since I was incredibly little, I am not returning to school. This is cause for much angst. Now that summer play-time is over, I must start my career in the adult world, and face my fear of failure. I know in my rational mind that I can expect rejection and failure on my way to publication and success, and that the only way to actually fail is to quit trying. Still, the dark side of my inner perfectionist has an irrational belief that if you don't try, you can avoid failure. Well, too bad, you cat-lady! I'm going to go grab onto failure and bludgeon it with my portfolio until it bleeds sweet success!