Woodland Christmas Ornaments

I promised in November that I’d be creating a limited edition of Christmas ornaments this year, and here they are!

I sculpted these sweet little mouse and fox friends, and each ornament is cast by hand and painted with gold accents. I have a couple more of the trophy style left, as well as some birchwood ornaments. They make great gifts for your woodland-creature-loving friends, and look lovely on a Christmas tree, mantle, or in a nursery. Go snag one on my Lime & Iron Etsy Shop!

Lemur Time

This summer I worked with the talented folks at DDC International to create illustrations for a brand new welcome video for The Duke Lemur Center. The video educates visitors on the evolution of lemurs and the important work being done at the Center in Durham and in Madagascar. I got to illustrate some fun tidbits about lemur/human ancestry, how lemurs traveled to Madagascar on floating rafts of vegetation, and a few other fun facts.

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ancestor2sailingraftingsize1size2Go support the Duke Lemur Center by booking a tour, and check out the new video!

Lime & Iron Trophies in The Boston Globe!

Hi friends,

Something pretty exciting happened last week. This handsome copper-eyed bulldog trophy appeared online and in print for the Lifestyle section of The Boston Globe, in a roundup of faux animal trophies! Check out the online article here!

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I’ll be ramping up production for the holidays this year, so be sure to keep an eye out for a new shipment of trophies headed up to risd|works in Providence next week, or snag one from my Etsy shop. Also, stay tuned for some super fun limited edition Christmas goodies, which should make their way to my Etsy shop in late November! You can check out my Instagram account for the latest updates. Happy thursday, everyone!

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Smithsonian-Inspired

A few weeks back we spent a couple days in DC and I finally had a chance to visit the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. It was really inspiring, and I came home with a ton of photos of amazing creatures to draw from. Over the 4th of July I did a little watercolor doodle of this cute guy. His eyes are so tiny that I thought he needed some nice big glasses, naturally.

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10 Minute Sketches

I’ve never been as diligent about keeping a sketchbook as I’d like to be. As backwards as it sounds, it always feels like too much pressure to create images that are sketchbook-worthy when there are so many artists I love who do amazing sketchbook work. Lately I’ve been trying to incorporate more sketching into my weekly routine, but in the form of little ten minute doodles that are inspired by dreams or passing thoughts. Here’s one from last week – a rabbit playing croquet, because the thought of that just seems delightful:

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A Copper Cow

I finished up this cow commission the other night. This piece was a challenge, mostly because I’m used to sculpting tiny critters, not big animals with heavy bone structure, but I think it turned out well! The final cow sculpture measures about 4″ wide, it’s mounted on a barnwood plaque, and it’s finished with some copper enamel spots. On this one I used mostly Sculpey Firm and Free Form Epoxy Putty for finishing touches.

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