Monday, September 16, 2013



Friday Illustration Word "Totem".

Totem: "  an object (as an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; also :  a usually carved or painted representation of such an object"

This storybook character has a revealing view of her totem. She is realizing that from this vantage point, high above these monstrous characters, safe in a tower and across the water, she can see that these fearsome grunting, noisy intimidating monsters are in reality harmless  and very human characters. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013


This batik was created in response to Illustration Friday's challenge word, 'hidden'.  It begs to tell a story and I'm not sure what the story is yet.   Maybe two young sisters assigned to gather berries only to be distracted by some unseen secret adventure hidden deep in the forest.  Maybe it is two friends who  have stumble across a  hidden treasure or discovered  enchanting magic in the forest.  Maybe two young princesses hiding from a menacing witch or dark fairy. What ever the story is, these girls are certainly in for an adventure.