Happy Halloween!

…and now it’s getting cold out there.

Hooray, My First Etsy Sale!

One of many more, I hope I hope I hope…!

“Chloral Hydrate” is part of a series of surreal botanical-style paintings I did a long time ago called “Pill Portraits.” I was thinking of an accessible way to reproduce and sell them for years: I was just waiting for Etsy to come along! It’s an enormous, international online arts & crafts bazaar:

Take me to Etsy now (http://elizasteindesigns.etsy.com)

In case you’re wondering before or after clicking on the link, I’m selling eight different notecards and a smaller number of 8×10″ prints, from two series of paintings. Two very distinct styles! The cards are blank for now, but I’m thinking of adding messages before the holiday season. Etsy doesn’t allow public comments, but if you have a good idea for a message, post it here. If I use it, I’ll send you the card of your choice in the mail, free!

Illustration Friday: “Dessert”

Trans Fatty Tarot

Trans Fatty Tarot

I like making card series when I want to try out a new art style. Tarot cards are my favorite because each one has so many symbols to interpret.

This Trans Fatty Tarot deck that I’m working on is kind of a goof: I tried to include at least the basic symbols that you usually find on a tarot deck. I might write some silly descriptions for each card when I’m done. For now, I’ve finished the Major Arcana (0-21, The Fool-The World) and I’m about to start the four suits. So far I’ve decided on cookies for Coins and cupcakes for Cups, but I’m not sure about the Wands and Swords, because they are similar in shape. Candy canes? Lollipops? Any ideas?