Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Purple Meerkat

"Purple Meerkat"
Collage on paper

This guy is my favorite piece from the body of work I completed this summer when I worked as a visiting artist at a local art center. I not only had a lot of fun putting together the meerkat, but I enjoyed playing with the textures in the background as well. And yes, this is another piece inspired by a trip to the DC zoo. I have to admit, those meerkats at the zoo are possibly my favorite animals there - they are just too cute!

At the moment I'm working away on a commissioned portrait, putting together a proposal for a couple of projects for a craft book, and continuing to write my first children's book. Also, I'd like to thank Ann for featuring my work in her blog All Things Paper, and Beth for featuring me in her Featured Artist Tuesday post.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a great month of August!


Crafty Green Poet said...

what a sweetie, I love meerkats too, they have such personality!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I think Bosty might get jealous of this meerkat.

Clytie said...

Oh man, this is gorgeous.

ELK said...

how can a meerkat be so cute...

rachel awes said...

this is one of my favs of yours as well! i loooove this meerkat!
such a sweet face! beaufiful background too!