Announcement Welcome to the Academy and thanks for looking at my animals!
Welcome to the Academy and thanks for looking at my animals!
vanessajalanski on Jul 8, 2016
Excellent communication, fast postage. Absolutely love the name plate, and it looks beautiful framed! Thanks so much. Amazing illustrations. Highly highly recommend!
G.L. on Jul 4, 2016
This one is particularly nice.
G.L. on Jul 4, 2016
High quality--I also ordered the hippo and I'm glad I did. Prices are reasonable, too.
An illustrated Animal Alphabet
I started my etsy shop several years ago and sold hand crafted paper bunting and mobiles for awhile.
I then had two sons in less than two years and during that time found it harder to get much done, surprisingly!
So when I could, I would paint an animal, one for each letter of the alphabet with the hope of making a poster and a book for my children.
I chose a mix of animals from the air land and sea as I wanted the images to provoke discussion about nature and the world and not simply be a collection of cuddly animals. I thought squids needed to be celebrated just as much as pandas.
It was important to me not to anthropomorphise the animals, I wanted them to be dignified. I have however added party hats to some of them on a selection of cards, dignified party hats of course.
The project took a long time as there were big gaps in between times of activity, but finally I got it finished and decided to print more and sell them as well.
It was a perfect project to work on with babies around as my concentration was often broken the small tasks of finishing one animal was a reachable goal. Now, as the children get older I am looking forward to the next stage and the new work I will make.
I have since added a selection of related greeting cards that tie in with the book and poster and have grand plans for all the millions of new projects I will start.
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I am an illustrator, animator, sculptor and model maker living in Melbourne Australia. Hello.
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