I was commissioned by a [very patient] man to paint his two beloved smooth fox terriers, Agatha and Elroy.
My penchant for moving states (and acquiring animals) has made me awful at being able to complete paintings in a timely manner, so I've been working on these guys for quite sometime. I feel like I know them. Now that they're out of my studio, I miss those little pups, but I know they are in good hands.
After some careful thought & deliberation, I have decided to close up shop at Reluctant Hunter.
The last day to place orders will be Monday, FEBRUARY 11th
I have loved selling prints and have been thrilled with feedback from those of you that have patronized the store, however, the store has become incredibly time consuming and has been hindering my ability to produce new work. I've also had some major life changes (I'm looking at you, ranch chores) that put further restrictions on my time AND ALSO, this is happening......
Our little operation is picking up and moving to Portland, OR.
My husband's job is transferring us yet again.
We at this very moment are looking for a little property out of the way where we can raise a few sheep and live out our dream of the 1890's.
<< Please note: Although my personal store is closing, skins, prints, and stretched canvasses will remain
I haven't added to the store in so very long.
I've barely shared a peep of new work.
When I share photos, they are of us cavorting around national parks and cuddling lambs.
By all accounts....I am seriously slogging off.
The truth, though?
For months, I have been rising before the rooster, toiling away at a new project that is finally in its final stages of finality.
What's that you ask? What is it?
Oh.....just a little book written by the enormously talented Alison Sudol.
A BOOK! A true life, hold it in your hand, full length book! Being released THIS FALL!
Well, truthfully a book of a different sort. An ibook.
I admit, being a bit of a children's book purist, I was a wee bit wary of a digital book...until I started playing with Yellow Submarine and I found myself giggling like a little girl.
This book is shaping up to be quite exciting.
I cannot WAIT to share it with you all.
But alas, I have said too much. It's not at the sharing point yet.
For now, all I can give you is a little taste in the way of a small, blurry, out of focus snapshot of my desk at the moment.
The very instant she's ready for her moment in the sun, you will be the first to know.