December round-up

It’s been an incredibly busy autumn for me, thus I’ve been slack on posting. So here is a quick round-up of some things I’ve had a hand in that are now in full bloom.

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This is the fourth year I’ve done the artwork for Theatre Britain’s annual Christmas panto. This year’s performance is Mother Goose. If you are in the DFW area, this is a wonderful family outing. The interactive theatre experience is fun for adults and kids; and the sometimes saucy double entendre dialogue adds extra laughs for older audience members. This year’s run is from Dec. 1 – 30. Check their website for more details. Go here to see art from past years.

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I’ve been working with Garden District Bloody Marys for several years now. This year we created new labels for Christmas and Halloween. Graphic designer John Harrell made my illustrations shine!

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Last year I helped David and Melissa Loder create their fantasy holiday yard display by designing a sleigh, Santa’s garage, signpost and a forest of trees, all based on their ideas. This year a locomotive was added. I put their ideas on paper, but they did all the heavy-lifting. I haven’t seen the train live yet, but it toots and blows steam! Their exhaustive efforts got them a slot on the Dallas Morning News Weekend Guide’s list of top holiday displays in DFW.

2012 yard display

I also created a winter sky theatrical backdrop for a private client’s Christmas village. Pics of the finished set up (and work-in-progress) coming soon. Also look for a post in the next day or so about our 2nd annual Christmas Art Market and Open House featuring local artisans to be held in my own modest casa. Gretchen Goetz, reporting live from Oak Cliff. ;- )

 

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On the shelf

It’s fun to see Garden District Bloody Marys (for which I created the brand image of Mary) showing up on retail shelves. This particular shelf is at Bolsa Mercado in the cool neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Texas. To read a bit more about Mary and see her in color and some seasonal getups, click on over here.

Raising a glass

I’ve been blog-neglectful the past month. Busy with various projects, including rebuilding my website which is a challenge as I have no idea what I am doing! But as tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., which is pretty much the start of the (sometimes relentless) holiday season, here’s a little something to start the season properly. Cheers!

Want one for yourself? Print available at my Etsy shop.

Cocktail hour grows nearer…

Last year I created a brand image for Drinkology’s New Orleans Style Garden District Bloody Mary mix. After many, many hours, days, weeks, months of planning and preparation by Drinkology’s dedicated founder, the tasty cocktail mix in its very cool carafe is nearing test production time. I am delighted with how my art looks as part of the great label design and can’t wait to see it on store shelves! You can see the original art here. 

Tis the Season

Christmas art featuring Mary from “New Orleans Style Garden District Bloody Mary Mix”. I think she’s got everything covered for the holidays!

And here she is in her singular beauty with fabulous lime skirt!

 

Mary had a revamp a while back when her “owner” and I decided she needed to be a bit more…enticing. She was lovely in her first incarnation, which you can see by clicking here but was a little prim.