Monday, March 25, 2013

Something Fishy

This week I've been working on a couple of patterns geared towards men for a Male Pattern competition at Tigerprint. So far, my favorite is this alternating fish/tie pattern. I'm liking the juxtaposition of work and leisure...



Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Web Site

My web site is now live! A million thanks to my brother, who patiently programmed my site, and made it do exactly what I wanted. I'm still tweaking, fine-tuning and adding to the portfolios, but the bones are there. Hopefully there will be some news in the NEWS section soon.... and, oh yeah, an Etsy shop, too!

www.shannonhays.com

Friday, March 8, 2013

Farewell

I'm feeling a tad guilty (pun intended). After saying some less-than-flattering things about the tadpole, he's gone and died. And on the twins' birthday, no less. In order to redeem myself, I've done a portrait. Poor Jack. RIP.



No watery grave for this fishy-reptile. The girls are insisting on a burial. Did I mention we have 8 inches of new snow?


This portrait was rejected, it being in poor taste and all.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Pet Project

Anyone who knows me, knows I love animals. I especially love my pets—past and present. Currently, we have a very sweet golden retriever, a cat, some assorted goldfish, a miniature frog and a tadpole (thanks to my sister-in-law). Some day soon, I hope to add a french bulldog to the mix.

This past November, after 19 and a half years, I said goodbye to my beloved cat, Kramer. She (yes, she) was the best. We adored each other. Always a permanent fixture on my bed, she would jump up whenever I entered the room. Lately, I've been really missing her.

Kramer had a sister we called Monkey, although her real name was Tennessee Tuxedo, after the decades-old cartoon penguin. I think she received her nickname due to the fact that she would drink your coffee or beer if you left either anywhere within her reach.

This week I've been making pet doodles in honor of these amazing critters that share our lives and steal our hearts (except for maybe the tadpole, I'm still waiting to feel any sort of attachment to him)...