Thursday, November 06, 2008

winter is on its way

These small drawings are for Effusion Gallery's upcoming Small Works exhibition, November 22nd - December 31st.


Blogger Michelle said...

Love the christmas Cactus!
good Luck.

6/11/08 12:56 p.m.  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

You're justs a drawing fiend any more!

I like how you've gotten so colorful in your drawings (more reminiscent of your paintings?) - even when 'winter' is the theme.

6/11/08 4:29 p.m.  
Blogger Kim said...

hi Andrea
lovely drawings ..they look like lino cuts!!

you are the Featured Artist this week at Top Artists Directory..
please consider adding a TAD badge to your site :)
cheers Kim

6/11/08 6:17 p.m.  
Blogger Hayden said...

well, that may be a christmas cactus - and yes, it LOOKS like a christmas cactus - but my brain leapt right over that and went "oooooooo poinsettia season is coming!"

love them both and congrats on your award!

6/11/08 7:17 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Michelle: Oh no! A third choice! It was originally supposed to be a Japanese Maple but I was drawing from memory so it ended up looking more like a poinsettia, but Christmas Cactus works, too. :)

Tara: Can't resist those coloured pencils!

Kim: Thanks! That was fun to check.

Hayden: See my comment to Michelle. And thanks!

7/11/08 8:37 a.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

Glad you mentioned that it wasn't specifically a Christmas cactus as it looks a lot more like leaves than flowers to me - and as its been getting all the attention I'll mention that I prefer the woody one at the top - I'm sure I can see the faces of the wood spirits in there.

7/11/08 9:33 a.m.  
Blogger Ellen said...

Well, whatever plant it's supposed to be, it's so very Christmas-y, very nice. I'm with Caroline, I really like all that texture in the bark of the first one.

7/11/08 11:17 a.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

Lovely representations of my least favority season.

7/11/08 1:24 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Caroline and Ellen: I agree. The wierd thing about the Christmasy one is that I really hesitate to include it because it looks so SPECIFIC, but you never know what people's tastes are.

Ian: I love winter but only when it's cold, bright and dry. Not often like that here, is it?

7/11/08 5:12 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love coming to your blog and seeing your work change with the seasons. Love both but the top one pulls me in more. snow!

8/11/08 5:23 a.m.  
Blogger San said...

Lovely drawings evocative of the season ahead, a season of dormancy and mystery.

Much success in your exhibition, Andrea...

8/11/08 6:46 a.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

Hope things are going well for you.
Glad to see you are doing well with this gallery.

looks like leaves to me. Either way both are beautiful.

9/11/08 3:04 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both beautiful. It's hard for me to think ahead to winter in the midst of all the autumnal color around me.

9/11/08 6:41 a.m.  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hi Andrea
I noticed your comment on John Grogan's blog so thought I'd say hi. I am currently half way through reading Marley and Me. I live in Ireland and got my first guide dog just over a year ago. It has made a great difference to my life, and I couldn't live without one now. Like you I am a "blog geek" and find it interesting reading about people's experiences of both owning and training service dogs.

9/11/08 8:00 a.m.  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Say it ain't so...about winter coming that is.

Fantastic drawings, Andrea!

9/11/08 12:42 p.m.  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Cool you like Glen Hansard! I'm impressed! Are you familiar with his band The Frames music as well? Lots of amazing stuff and they are even better live. Its great to finally see them getting the recognition they deserve, but I can't help being upset because we don't get to see them play in Ireland as much as we used to.
I sort of hoped it would be cool to hear from people who liked the music when I posted that, or maybe someone will check out the music and discover how great they really are.
Anyway i'll stop now because I tend to ramble when I start talking about the frames...

9/11/08 12:55 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Andie: We just don't get enough snow in the PNW do we?

San and Toni: Thank you!

Citizen: Me, too. I feel like those poor sods sweating in their offices in July planning Christmas catalogues. :)

Jenny: Thanks for stopping by and I am not (yet) familiar with the Frames, but really enjoyed the YouTube link to the video. I promise to go back and look at more. I was immediately sold on Glen Hansard in the first few minutes of Once. If you do a search on my blog's sidebar you should find the post I made last spring.

Cynthia: It ain't so! :)

9/11/08 1:04 p.m.  
Blogger Mr Coppens said...

Winter here
Winter bad
Hulk not like Winter
Hulk SMASH Winter!

10/11/08 11:57 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Mr C: You go boy. Send it packing.

11/11/08 3:58 p.m.  

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