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Interests: rabbits, children's book illustration, sea monsters, old dresses, luna moths, apples, cats, painting, sewing, birds, buttons, pineapples, strawberries, polka dots, stripes, calico, stripes, swans, t-strap mary janes, tom waits, renee french, adrian tomine, dan clowes, richard sala, knee socks, real letters.
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Beauty and the Beast 20"x16" Beauty & the Beast is one of my favorite stories. I think it is such a lovely metaphor for reckoning with the savage & civilized parts we're all made of. And even if it was... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at (Inside A Black Apple)
you. You! Thank you my dear.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Wolves & Wonders at angry chicken
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A Peacock 14"x11" A Tiger 14"x11" These weren't really created as companions, but I think they're nice together like this. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at (Inside A Black Apple)
"many were too sick"... ♥
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on blind oreo tasting results at angry chicken
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A Savage Beauty 14"x11" This is another favorite for me -- I wanted to do my own version of the classic Odalisque painting. I'm going to try to preview a new piece every day 'til the show goes up on... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at (Inside A Black Apple)
A Lady and A Monkey 11"x14" This portrait (or double-portrait) is one of my personal favorite paintings in the upcoming show! I'll be previewing work from Wolves & Wonders up 'til the opening on Oct. 9, although there will be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
If you are in Portland, (or close-to-Portland) I hope you'll consider coming to the opening! I've been working on this all year...and we will have wine & treats to entice you further. More previews forthcoming! Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I've been painting these small kimonos on paper for my (rapidly approaching) show in October. I love painting these -- it's nice to work on little pieces interspersed with larger, more involved things. I hope that by some magic, I'll... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Bird of Paradise 9"x12" This fancy little bird is part of Wolves & Wonders. I'm going to try my best to preview more of the show here before it opens Oct. 9th! Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Oui! : )
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2015 on The Company of Wolves at (Inside A Black Apple)
Hi Kate - the whole show will go up for sale on Land's website after the opening, and they ship internationally (they've send things all around the world for my last two shows there.) :) I'll be previewing pieces here, so you can also call the gallery the day the show opens if there are any pieces you'd like to purchase via phone.
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2015 on The Company of Wolves at (Inside A Black Apple)
The Company of Wolves 16" x 20" I think I posted a progress photo of an earlier incarnation of this painting -- it's changed a lot since then! The painting is part of my show, Wolves & Wonders, which opens... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
What a kind & lovely note! Thank you Karen, and thank you *all* for these kind & lovely notes!
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2015 on The New York Times List! at (Inside A Black Apple)
Thank you so much, you guys! :D :D :D
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2015 on The New York Times List! at (Inside A Black Apple)
If you get a call on a Wednesday afternoon, telling you that a really unlikely-seeming thing has somehow happened & your book is on the New York Times Bestsellers List you will have to try very hard not to fall... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Today's the day! All these wishes & balloons & babies are finally out in the world. I thought to celebrate its release, I'd post some of my favorite bits of the book. The baby endpapers above are my favorite endpapers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Hi Lisa, I think Powell's might have a limited number available to buy online soon, but I'm not sure! I will post if/when they do -- and I will probably be offering some kind of signed book set in the future too. : )
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2015 on Book Party, 8/29! at (Inside A Black Apple)
Hello there! I wanted to let you know about the upcoming book party at the wonderful Green Bean Books this Saturday, August 29th, at 2:00 pm for The Wonderful Things You Will Be (which is out tomorrow, I can't believe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Hi Renee, There are vast amounts of good advice about book submissions floating around the internet (much better than I could provide, since I only really know my own circumstances.) Most suggest (if it's an illustrated book) a dummy & cover letter. One thing I wanted to point out, though, is that if the book is planned to be only 15 pages long, this might be an ideal book for self publishing. Best wishes!
It was never on purpose, but they just started showing up. : )
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2015 on Meanwhile at (Inside A Black Apple)
Thanks so much Megan! :D
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2015 on Meanwhile at (Inside A Black Apple)
We've decided that everything will be so diffuse nowadays...little bits here and little bits there, scattered all over the internet. When I'm not here as much, I'm somewhere! These are a few photos from Twitter (@MsEmilyApple) where I check in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
These bright and crisp postcards just came back from the printer, so we've begun sending the little balloon baby out into the world. And...I got my first bound copy of Wonderful Things (and the Dream Animals board book edition, so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
The rose in the top photo is David Austin's "A Shropshire Lad" & highly recommended. : )
A new bunch of English roses have started to bloom, so even if things are a little fried and already too summery for my liking, there are new roses to go visit every day. The peachy gold one (never enough... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)