February 22, 2013

January 10, 2012

The Monsters are back! All new monsters for a new year.

These are the three most recent monsters from the  Brier Patch Etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBerryThorn
Things got a little slow these last few months, but the monsters are back. Keep watching the shop for new monsters every week. 
Also, coming soon- prints! In addition to the monsters I also do Intaglio and Litho printmaking. 
So watch out for those as well as glicee prints in my shop in the coming weeks.
Happy New Year!

August 27, 2011

Some new experiments

Here are some new monsters I have recently completed. My latest experiment was with kitties. I have never tried to make a kitty monster, but I think my first attempt turned out quite well indeed. BEHOLD! Your nightmares realized! The conjoined Siamese cat monster lives!!!

Also, I have made this crazy looking red bear monster. I just love working with punchy color and pattern combinations like this. 

July 22, 2011

Teddy Bear Monsters All Dressed Up

There has always been something fascinating for me about ruffs. A ruff, for those not familiar with the term, was a very popular style of collar worn in western Europe, most notably during the Elizabethan period. I really enjoy them, and I love to dress up my monsters with my own rendition of the ruff. Here I have used some very pretty laces and ribbons for the purpose. 
As always, find these two and many other monsters here: www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBerryThorn 

July 20, 2011

Summertime Monsters

There are new summertime Monsters in my Etsy store! Find all these and more in my shop, and I have even more currently in progress.
Also if you are in the Portland Oregon area, come by and see the monsters in person.  I will be on NE Alberta st. on the 28th of July for Last Thursday. There, you will not only find me and my monsters, but many other local artist, crafts people, and performers. Last Thursday on Alberta happens every month (on the last Thursday) but is especially big in the summer time. Check out all the event details here: www.lastthursdayonalberta.com/

April 17, 2011

Two new things

I have recently been learning about the fabulous world of printmaking. This is one of my first copper plate etchings. I have titled it Aviary. It was hand etched, inked, and printed. 

Here is a still like in watercolor and Gouache. I have no title for it yet, but I refuse to call things "Untitled", so it shall simply remain nameless.

February 15, 2011

Two Terrible Teddy-pus Monsters

I'm hard at work on these monsters  lately after taking a break from them in fall and early winter. But I couldn't stay away, these little critters are just too fun to make. But what to call them? For a while I called them Teddy (or Bunny) Tentacle Monsters, but thats kind of a mouth- full. Are they Teddy- Pus monsters, Teddy- Pi? Are they Octo- Bears? Perhaps Teddy- quids, or Squears... I really don't know, so I just call them monsters most of the time.  Whatever they are, I continue to make them, so continue to check out my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBerryThorn for more of these silly things.