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theblackapple
Illustrator/Writer/Rabbit
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.
Recent Activity
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Toggle Commented 7 days ago on In Progress at (Inside A Black Apple)
SO good! Such a full, beating heart to that one. I'm so happy to hear of somebody else reading it. I bet you're missing those sisters! I missed them for weeks afterwards. ♥
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on In Progress at (Inside A Black Apple)
The Bloody Chamber is probably her most famous & beloved book - it's a collection of short stories that re-imagine famous fairy tales (and I think there's actually a link to it my book list in the sidebar.) It's spectacular & one of my favorite things in the world, but be warned that it's also quite lurid & decadent & full of teeth in its way. I think her style might be a bit divisive: people either fall under its spell or are left cold. Wise Children (mentioned above!) and The Magic Toyshop are both really enchanting & probably the most accessible of her novels. Nights at the Circus is lovely too, but my favorite novels are the two above. There is another collection of short stories (I think her short stories are where she shines most) as well as a lot of nonfiction writing as well. And now I'm getting carried away! A. Carter makes me that way. : )
Toggle Commented Mar 19, 2015 on In Progress at (Inside A Black Apple)
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It has become clear to me that my next art show is basically going to be Angela Carter fan art. Here is a glimpse of the elusive & very fancy paper palettes that I use! It's grey, which, I suppose,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Even when I'm happily lost in working away on things, the siren song of books & bed & cat is always there. Thank you for the nice words and excitement in the last post re: this longer book. I am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Write your senator (or rather, write the publishers!) -- I'd love to do my own illustrated Alice! :D
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on Editing Still Life at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on Editing Still Life at (Inside A Black Apple)
That is so kind, Melissa! I was really happy to work on something longer. I can't wait for it to be out in the world!
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2015 on Editing Still Life at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Thank you for the nice words & excitement re: the next picture book in the last post. More on that front soon! While I've been proofing cute bebe feets, I've also been in the midst of editing another book...a longer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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:D Thanks, everybody! I'm so excited about this little book. I can't wait for it to be out in the world!
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2015 on Proofing Cute Feet at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I spent a little bit of my birthday (last Friday - the 13th, and it wasn't filled with bad luck & bad omens, but instead with brunch & cake) looking over the first batch of proofs for my next picture... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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The Eleanor postcard set is back from the printer & now available in the shop ! Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I decided I couldn't give it up!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2015 on It Can Only Get So Tidy at (Inside A Black Apple)
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In case you need some cards for your pals & beloveds, you can find the (free!) download link in this post from last year. I probably need to get my own Valentine-y mail out if it's going to get there... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
That is very funny & *not* creepy. : )
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2015 on It Can Only Get So Tidy at (Inside A Black Apple)
Here & here are some sewn things from the past few years...I mostly make my own dresses & also some dolls & things. http://theblackapple.typepad.com/inside_a_black_apple/sewing/ http://theblackapple.typepad.com/inside_a_black_apple/dolls/
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2015 on It Can Only Get So Tidy at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I did some Winter cleaning in here (a new start for new work & a new year!) But when you have a shoebox of a studio and you stuff it as full as you possibly can, it can only really... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I use those 7x9-ish Moleskines that come in the 3-packs!
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2015 on My Scrapbooks at (Inside A Black Apple)
I just realized I wasn't getting comment notifications, so I didn't see these til just now! Thank you so much for all the kind words about this painting! ♥
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2015 on Eleanor's Room at (Inside A Black Apple)
Thank you! : )
Thanks so much, everyone! I just realized my comment notification was wonky, and saw all these nice comments. Thank you!!! : )
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I make these combination scrapbooks/sketchbooks for most big projects, and put all my bits of inspiration and reference and ideas inside. Around here they are affectionately known as my "old-fashioned Tumblrs". This one I made for my next series of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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The Huffington Post recently posted this list of new children's classics and I was so happy when I scrolled down to find Dream Animals on the list. Not only on this lovely list, but alongside some of *my* personal new(ish)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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The paintings from this series are all framed up & ready to go! They'll go up in the shop on Friday Jan. 16th (this Friday) @ 3 pm Eastern / 12 Pacific. I get so many emails inquiring about original... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Eleanor's Room 11"x14" A quiet, cozy room for a quiet, cozy girl. This is the final installment in the Eleanor series of paintings. There are seven total (I think?) and I am aiming to have the collection framed & for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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