Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fairy Tale Tattler- Red Riding Hood Paroled!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!! The Tattler has an exclusive story on the parole of one of our favorite little convicts..I mean fairy tale characters.

After her conviction on conspiracy charges following the senseless murder of the big bad wolf, Little Red Riding Hood was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Lucky for her, the Woodsman stepped up and took the rap for Red, claiming that he and his girlfriend, Granny, were the primary conspirators.

After a new trial, Red's sentence was reduced, and she was released on parole. According to the latest reports, Red has been spotted back at home, busy building up a home catering and food delivery business.

In an interesting side note, since Red made her exit from prison looking very chic and stylish in a custom designed red cape with attached hood, demand for this item has risen dramatically!

I have this print available for sale in my Etsy shop. Click on the image to go there. Please feel free to message me if you need it in a larger size!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fairy Tale Tattler-Inaugural Issue Features Belle!

Fashioned after another famous celebrity gossip rag, Fairy Tale Tattler is the only magazine that gives us the "up to the minute" scoop on our favorite fairy tale characters!

Ever wonder what happened after the classic story ended? Were all those "happily ever afters" really all that blissful? We all know from experience that things are not always as they appear! The inaugural issue features none other than Belle, made famous by her role in "Beauty and the Beast". Belle wisely kicked Prince Charming to the curb after quickly realizing that he had been spoiled his entire life by a doting pottery/cutlery team. Belle moved back to her little French village and is in the process of writing a tell-all book. She is quoted as stating that she "is determined that beast of a prince will not come out smelling like a rose".

Prints of this mock magazine cover are for sale in my Etsy shop! Hope you'll stop by!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Illustration Friday Topic: Canned!!!

Whoever would have guessed that this angelic-looking little girl was headed for a life of crime at such a tender young age? Despite her protestations that "the door was wide-open" and she was just looking for protection from the deep, dark forest, authorities quickly saw the holes in her story. Goldilocks's DNA on all three of those porridge bowls is what finally convicted her. Even after all these years in the can, Goldilocks shows no remorse. Prison officials report that she cries loudly in her cell, claiming she is suffering mental distress because the beds are too hard.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Illustration Friday Topic: Enough!

I'm not currently owned by a cat, but have been in the past. I also continue to be intrigued by the complexity of the feline persona.

Through my experiences, I have drawn the following conclusions about cats. They are completely uninhibited, incapable of being shamed or chastised. In their view, they simply do nothing wrong....ever. They don't generally need humans, and don't really even like us very much. They tolerate us though, because they know we are the ones with the debit cards, the driver's licenses, and the access to the local grocery store aisles lined with cans of gourmet kitty food. Therefore, they do permit us access to their world....just enough to suit their purposes.

P.S. This print is available for sale in my Etsy shop!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Illustration Friday Topic: Foggy!

Participating in Illustration Friday has been on my "to-do" list for so long; when I found this week's topic in my email this morning, I knew today was the day!!

"Foggy" is probably the kindest word that could possibly be used to describe me in the morning before I've had my caffeine fix. My poor kids know better than to try to carry on a conversation with me, and heaven forbid that there should be NO COFFEE in the house on any given morning! My poor eldest has been known to dash half-dressed out of the house to the nearest fast food establishment, in a quest for some form of high-octane liquid to transform his mother from the bleary-eyed beast into something resembling a human form.

This painting represents (almost!) everything about mornings that I find unbearably annoying, from those cheerful birds frenetically flying around, to that wretched clock grinning at me, mocking my misery! that I've had my coffee....what are mornings like for you?

P.S. Prints of this painting are available for sale in my Etsy shop.