What’s better than a giant box from Godiva, dinner at Chez Panisse, some sparkly bling from Tiffany‘s, three dozen ruby-red roses, and that widget you’ve been lusting after? For art lovers, that answer can only be Art.
If you’ve had your eye on a particular painting, make haste to take advantage of a rare opportunity: the ♥20% Off Sale♥ in my Etsy shop right now. That’s 20% off shop-wide on original watercolors with a uniquely surreal, fairytale flavor! Choose a favorite, click Add To Cart, and enter code TREATYOURSELF at checkout. Sale ends February 15, 2015.
(Sorry, no guarantees that your art will arrive by Valentine’s Day… but isn’t waiting for something beautiful entirely worth it?)
“Untitled” (detail) watercolor, pen & ink
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The studio corner where I gather my wits.
I had an epiphany this morning, standing at the sink. It was foggy and wet outside, and my small life suddenly made sense again. Continue Reading »
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The “The Around the World Blog Hop” continues…
Alice Ratterree’s Mother Goose illustration in process. © Alice Ratterree
In case you missed it, Alice Ratterree is the artist-blogger who is following my own post last week for the Blog Hop. Alice’s shares her unique and delightful answers to all of those intriguing Hop questions about her work as an illustrator, along with an eyeful of her gorgeous art!
(Thanks to Alice for the nice shout-out for my own work too…) :-)
Find Alice’s post here: News: Let’s blog hop around the world…
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“The Bunny Print” © Susan Sorrell Hill
The Illustration Friday word of the week is “home.”
The rainy season here in Northern California is something to be grateful for, as it brings the end of the fire season and a very welcome return of the color “green” to the landscape’s palette. One does get tired of brown and dry. I can almost hear the trees breathing sighs of relief because this year’s long hot summer has been particularly dry and worrisome. I hunker down indoors, along with the wildlife in their own homes, as we wait out Mother Nature’s watering cycle…
“The Bunny Print” (hand-pulled intaglio print) Another gem from the dusty archives, this one circa 1980.
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© Susan Sorrell Hill
More Holiday wishes…
“Untitled” (pen & ink, colored inks)
More illustration from the archives, this one done as a holiday promotion for a print shop, circa 1985.
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© Susan Sorrell Hill
Happy Holidays, dear readers!
“The Twelve Days of Christmas” (pen & ink)
Another one of my vintage graphic designs, circa 1985…a poster border for a musical event, if memory serves.
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The Illustration Friday word of the week is “sea.”
A textile design from my archives, circa 1990. Picture this: me trudging with very large and unwieldy pre-digital age portfolio…down sky-scrapered New York streets and up endless flights of stairs during my brief stint as a designer. The things we do for art.
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