There Goes the Neighborhood!

Four Little Houses
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

So WordPress (or my theme or a widget or I don’t know what) has decided to stop informing me when my blog gets a comment! I hope not to miss any but I may miss some. I mean, I won’t miss them forever, but I might miss them longer than intended.

The pair of houses at the top are named Lucy and Ethel. The architect’s signature, when building two houses on adjoining lots, was to name them after sweet memories from his childhood.

A bit of perspective on those left houses. Terrible perspective! But perspective nonetheless. I don’t mind that it’s terrible. I mean, I would prefer to know how to do it better, but one must start somewhere.

Hello to Paint Party Friday! Thanks to everyone for dropping in! I have a new shop!

Holy Cow it’s a Poster Shop!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Welcome to my newly spruced up blog with its newly posted poster shop! (Fabrics and other stuff coming soon!)

Currently the shop offers four posters and one variation:

  • 20 Dogs, 16″ x 20″, black background
  • 20 Dogs, 16″ x 20″, white background
  • 36 Dogs, 20″ x 30″, black background
  • 30 Cats, 18″ x 20″, black background
  • Aesop’s Stables (12 very fancy animals), 12″ x 18″, black background

36 Art Card Dogs Poster, 20″ x 30″, CLICK TO ENLARGE
Cindy Dauer, Artist, The Slumbering Herd

Please be advised! I have just opened right now on July 13, 2014! There may be some hitches or glitches. Please leave a note if you encounter one.

ALSO, I am offering a 25% off coupon for anyone willing to test the order process through the end of the day July 15th, 2014! This will be 25% off your entire order, an offer I do not expect to use again. Use the coupon code cart tester at checkout. You will of course also be testing the coupon code widget!

Coming soon to the shop: fabric, greeting card sets, and original ACEO (art card) matted art sets.

Many shop details can be found at the Shop FAQ! Thanks so much for dropping by!

Tawny and Perilous, Copic Art Cards

Lady Rawr, and A Sister of the Dewdrop Clan
2.5″ x 3.5″ pen and ink with Copic markers

Half-sister to Ladies Mrowr and HisstLady Rawr is CEO of a thriving production collective specializing in small decorative spheres made from aluminum foil. They call the outfit Shiny Things on Strings.

Hello visitors from Paint Party Friday!

I have also produced this exceedingly wonky house, a questionable foray into perspective. Color coming in the next post. Thanks for stopping in!

Lil Lopsided
2.5″ x 3.5″ Prismacolor 005

It’s Tiny Houses Time Again!

Three Tiny Houses, June 2014
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

It was dormant for a little while, but the 100 Tiny Houses Project is back on! If you notice a slight listing to the left, I noticed too! (After they were done.) Tiny Red House, House of Science! and Blue House with Birdbath.

Here are a few favorites from the first go round:

Six Tiny Houses from 2013(ish)
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

07 House With Observatory, Housedress, The Clever Inventor’s Shed, The Cat Hag’s Shack, Unwelcome, and Rounded House with Witch Hat.

Submitting to Paint Party Friday, hello everyone! Thanks for stopping in!

The Twins Who Parted Ways, Pen & Ink

The Twins Who Parted Ways
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

Mila and Delia were born twelve minutes apart on Atari Prime, one of earth’s closest habitable planets. Their parents were scientists preparing for an influx of new colonists. Both believed their daughters would stay but if not, then surely they would at least stay together. They did not.

Mila chose the Earth and joined a commune committed to reforesting the former South of Italy, now part of the New Mediterranean Landmass.

Delia chose space and became a Raptor Pilot, making stellar light runs into unknown star systems in search of adventure and lucrative mineral resources.

Both art cards were recently made for no particular reason except to practice fancy things. And also because I was avoiding doing a different project.

Thanks for the visit! Progress pics below.

Alice in Wonderland, Just a Bit Twisted

Three Twisted Alice
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

A trio of “Alice in Wonderland With a Twist” art cards, for an online art card swap. White Rabbit is Late (a bit steampunk), Toothy Alice (a bit vampiric), Fancy Cheshire (TOTALLY FANCY!) :)

Progress pics below! Thanks for visiting!

People of the Garden Art Cards

Three People of the Garden
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ pen and marker

1. The elusive cow snail, a tiny gentle creature rumored to appear during the summer solstice.
2. Roger, a Beetle Liaison. It’s a posh appointment – he spends a lot of time in fancy drawing rooms eating finger foods.
3. And a mushroom sprite. Her name is Angela.

Hello, Paint Party Friday! (a wee bit late) These cards were made for a People of the Garden Swap at Thanks for stopping in!

Bright Blue Maiden and Poster Progress

Brigid the Acolyte
5″ x 7″ Copics, fine liners, gel pen

I’ve been getting up to something larger than 2.5″ x 3.5″ (ATC size) lately. With this I couldn’t decide what to do with the background so I doodled. It’s a bit sparse but I didn’t want it to compete with the figure. Submitted for the topic “Mask” at Illustration Friday.

ALSO! I have ordered test prints of a Dogs poster (finally) and one with animals in fancy clothes.

Art Card Dogs poster, Version I.
16″ x 20″ and including twenty individual art card dogs

Fancy Clothes Animals Poster Version I
Aesop’s Stables Theatre Company, 12″ x 18″

People seem to prefer the black background but I may do both. All opinions welcome! Sorry for so much stuff in one post!

Stop the Fancy Presses. A Countess Cat.

Very. Fancy. Cat.
5″ x 7″ pen and ink, Copic markers

Very. Fancy. Cat. Oh yes. But I am up far too late to explain further, except to say I believe she is a Countess who lives on a remote estate and takes in lost kittens.

I listened to Slipping Away while doing art recently. You should try it! Or not. (I even bought a proper copy on iTunes.)

Hello to Paint Party Friday! Lots of progress pics as this one developed over many days.

Whole Lotta Fancy, Ink and Pencil

Emily the Munitions Expert and Mara with Veil
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

A couple ATCs for the week. Work has been busier than ever. Ugh! But as long as I can get a few pieces done in the evenings, I can muddle through.

Very Fancy Antelope
5″ x 7″ Staedtler Mars 2H pencil

This is more pencil than I usually do. Can’t decide whether to ink it. Or maybe get colored pencils? But I don’t think I like colored pencils. So I can’t decide!

Thanks for stopping in! Progress pics!