With Spring presumably right around the corner and Easter coming on April 9th, it seems like a good time to let you know about some new items in my Shop. I’ve added 3 more jigsaw puzzles, including Rabbitat, a bunny filled puzzle for children, made with 2″ x 3″ sized pieces. I’m also offering CDs of the award-winning Maestro Classics version of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, which features my artwork on the case and 20-page activity booklet.
RABBITAT, the 20-piece 9″ x 12″ jigsaw puzzle for children and other new items are available in my shop here.
When setting out to make Rabbitat in 2011, I had just two things in mind – a driftwood house and a rabbit shaped topiary. As I built up the scene, an imagined scenario unfolded. Over time, a family of rabbits came to live in the house and a whole landscape grew around the topiary.
RABBITAT is the focus in this short documentary film about my work.
For a long time, fans have suggested that my artwork would translate well into puzzle form. I thought so, too, but was too busy stitching to do anything about it. After years of searching, I finally found a high quality and economically feasible manufacturing arrangement. So, last fall I tested the market with two puzzle designs: Birds of Beebe Woods and Harvest Time, the fall scene in my seasons series. The response was so positive, that I was encouraged to add the Spool Heart puzzle for Valentine’s Day.
Along with the children’s puzzle, Rabbitat, I’ve added two more scenes from my series of seasonal landscapes to the jigsaw puzzle collection: Frosty Morning (winter) and Mossy Glen (spring). So, when will all 4 seasons be completed? The summer scene is coming along slowly but surely and I hope to have it finished, photographed, and made into a puzzle and cards by the fall. You can follow its progress on Facebook and Instagram.
Peter and the Wolf CD
I just loved creating the artwork to go along with the Maestro Classics CD of Peter and the Wolf. The Russian story and my folk art style were a perfect match it was a joy to bring Peter and the animals to life.
In addition to designing the cover illustration with Peter and the cat in the tree, with the bird taunting the wolf, I made a scene with Peter, his grandfather, and the duck to be used inside the case.
I also made individual characters from the story, including the hunters, to be used in a little activity booklet of games and information that comes with the CD. After 10 years in print, the Maestro Classics production of Peter and the Wolf continues to be a best seller!
MARCH SALE – Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring! 10% off all winter items.
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