Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Figure Drawing

I had fun this morning, which doesn't always result in the best quality, but at least I'm encouraged to try more often.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Who Wants a Puzzle?

I've received various requests for the ability to order the children's book puzzle, so if you want one, here's what you do:

E-mail artsammich (at gmail dot com) with your mailing address.

I'll calculate shipping and give you a total amount.

Send a check or money order for the amount I give. When I figure out how to get my paypal account set up right, I'll include that info here.

I'll arrange for a puzzle to be delivered to your address.

For now, the cost is $32+shipping. I'll update that if I find a place that will make them for less.

If anyone is curious to see the original drawings by my kids, check them out here.

Also, a pig:

Friday, January 02, 2009

Christnas Gift

Our family teamed up for a sort of unique idea for Christmas presents this year: custom puzzles based on our kid's favorite books. My two older boys (ages 6 and 3) drew everything: characters, trees, rocks, mountains, grass. It's unfortunate that I didn't have more time to spend on the painting---a few spare hours spread over a couple weeks wasn't enough to make this picture what it could have been. That being said, I'm still proud of it because it makes a pretty good puzzle. The differences in texture and color are just enough to keep the puzzle challenging but not too frustrating.
In case you're curious, the books referenced here are Horton Hatches an Egg, A Woggle of Witches, The Funny Thing, The Monster and the Tailor, The Runaway Bunny, Gregory the Terrible Eater, Pearl and the Amazing Bone, The Gunnywolf, and What's in Fox's Sack?