Friday, October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013
Friday

Good morning on this beautiful overcast day, I think fall is finally here.
(At least for a day or two) 
There is lots of news in the shiny world. Work is still continuing on the Fairy Tale
Ladies, and Tinkerbell has joined the ranks of the completed. Yay!

 
Prints will be up on my Etsy shop
Head over there and take a look. 
I think Rapunzel is next up, I can't wait for the world to see her, her
inspiration is a goddess. XOX
The actual Fairy Tale show  will be taking place at  The Coffee Shop NE, in
the next February. Details to come later. 

I also have a new project in the works. It is tentatively titled "Loched", and you 
guessed it, the subject is the Loch Ness monster. I am planning for a Spring Con
unveiling, thanks to my manager, Jessi Hickman. If not for her, I would get nothing done. lol.
 Here is a sneak peek of our 'hero'...

I will be updating here, so keep your collective  eyes peeled. All Loch, all 
the time...just saying. 

Let's see, what else, Oh! If you have yet to pick up The Mermaid and the Shark
get on that. It's a beautiful story for all ages. Doo eeet!
:)

As always, if you want me to paint your dog, cat or turtle, just say the word. I could also
paint on your dog, cat or turtle...more difficult though, so the price on that might seem
to be quite unrealistic in the 'painting pets' arena. Just sayin.  

Other options, if you would like to be a pirate, I could do that as well. 
Red Bess  is the keeper of all things piratical, and would be the scribe for your
personal pirate legend. Go on, you know you want one. 
(who doesn't want to be a pirate?)

That is all. 
xo

Here's a Jenson for the road. Drive safely and make good choices. 



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

Happy May Day!

May first and we will be getting snow. Hmmm.  I don't like it, but it cannot last long.
(famous last words.)
Well beyond the snow, here is the news that's fit to type. SpringCon is coming up in
just a couple weeks, and I will be there sharing a table with the lovely Jessi Hickman ,
so stop by and see us.   I will have  some new art and am looking forward  to seeing
all my con friends. 

The second in my Fairy Tale Girls is finished.  Thank you April for being my beautiful
inspiration. 
Here she is...


:)

Jenson is getting bigger and cuter each and every day.  I will post more 
drawings of him soon. 

xo
That is all. 


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 5, 2012

Good morning!
So somehow it is already December. I have no idea how that happens. 

Jenson the big boy is now actually a big boy, and so I thought it time that he become the subject of my silly dog sketches. And since it is nearing the holidays, I offer for your amusement...the Holidanes. :)

First up...Elfson. 
Next up, Elfson v.2  (a.k.a. The Fawn)

And the world or Holidanes would not be complete without The Precious Snowflake. :)


And last but not least, Thurman

There will be two more (at least) on the way, but so far, this is my stable of danes. :)  I am going to offer these up as little Christmas cards and buttons, so if you cannot live without them please let me know. 

XOXOX
Thank you for dropping by. 
Dar

Friday, September 14, 2012

September 14, 2012
9:38 am
ALMOST FALL!!!!
*happy dance*

Lots of painting happening on my twisted Fairy Tales.  'Hood' is coming along.  I will have prints at FallCon coming up in October.  I hope to see my local friends out there to visit.  After that, the whole lot of them will be up at The Coffee Shop NE for my art show in mid December. (More details to come) Though anyone who has not been, should take a trip to the coffee shop to see me, it is a magical place, where unicorns roam freely, and every drink is filled with love. 
Do it...

Here's a little progress shot of Hood. The real painting has none of the fish eye effect.. even though it's real neat. Maybe next time. :)



The first in this little group of paintings, I hope your curiosity is peaked enough to come back for the rest.  

There are other tings in the works, but it's too soon to start yammering about them :) Stay tuned, faithful readers. 

For your patience, here is a doggie nose, courtesy of the spectacular Jenson Ecklund. 
<3>



XOX
Thank you for stopping by. 
-D


Thursday, August 30, 2012

With FallCon coming up, as well as a new show at the Coffee Shop NE, I am 
starting a new group of paintings. 
 
The first will be my version of Little Red Riding Hood. I thought it would be fun to play around with the tried and true this time.  So here's the sketch for my little 'Hood'. 
 
Thanks for stopping by. 
xoxox
 
"Hood"
 

Friday, March 23, 2012

A little news, and a link :)

Hi all!

I just wanted to give a little heads up to those that might follow my website:
Out of the Myst
Very shortly I will be taking it off-line, and this site will serve as my main website
along with
Galloping With Scissors
:)
Thanks for watching, but I find this place much more in line with my
rudimentary skills in the web arena.

Now a little bragging...

Recently I was lucky enough to be involved in the beautiful collaboration that is
"Womanthology : Heroic"
I did a pin-up featuring my sweet boy, Gossamer. Well my great friend Jessi Hickman, who so often manages to promote me when it never even occurs to me to do it, found a picture in which my pinup is beautifully displayed. Thank you to Nicole Sixx for letting me tag onto her coattails for this one. :)

Check it out! Whee!

The book should be at comics stores near you, so run on out and pick up a copy of your very own. As a treat, I'll also give a view of Jess's beautiful work on the project, she is a rock star!

Go Jessi!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sweet Lou



Here is the latest in the pupper portraits. Sweet Lou.
I am hoping that his people like it as much as I liked painting it. One of the sweetest faces
I have had the pleasure to paint.
xox