It's embarrassing how much I enjoyed making this. I think Annika will enjoy playing with it, and I will enjoy watching her play and thereby live through her- I have yet to grow up. It's a wooden frame with fabric stretched around it and stapled to the frame. I painted the outside and left the fabric pattern for the interior wall. I debated over how to roof this thing, and opted for a simple cardboard design, held in place with a couple staples. It will most certainly get ruined over time, but that's ok. I can just put another roof on at that point. EASY. :)
This one is a little wacky-wonky. I was trying so hard to make a picture of something else, and kept botching it, wiping the paint off, reapplying it, etc. Finally, I just changed the orientation of the canvas and worked on it that way.
This is a commission from the Frito Lay headquarters in Texas. After it's dried and varnished it will be shipped off to one of my favorite Frito Lay employees, in the meantime it's hanging in my living room.
You can't start the New Year off without a new planner. Here's the new 2013/2014 planner. It's inspired by the planners Whitney has supplied me with the last couple years, pictured behind.
My planner begins with a horse visual, naturally.
You may need a temple visual on-the-go. Always a good idea.
Kitten paper, sheet music, graph paper, old photos.