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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.
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The first real copies of my next book came in the mail: The Littlest Family's Big Day comes out in October, but you can preorder your own leaf-covered copy now! From the Random House catalog: Who is only under 5... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Geneviève Elverum (author of the beautiful, bittersweet memoir Susceptible) is one of my favorite artists. She is also very sick & needs our help. Updated: Farewell to someone brilliant, who made special work and who meant something to many people... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I had the strongest deja vu of reading or hearing We Have Always Lived... as a play or radio play. Now I wonder if we listened to the BBC version in high school English?
Toggle Commented May 12, 2016 on My Shirley Jackson Year at (Inside A Black Apple)
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The year of Shirley Jackson actually began the year before. In my stack of Christmas presents was a copy of We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and when I read the first few pages, I was done for. It... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Hello there! I've been hard at work finishing my next picture book and now that it is really & truly finished, I'm planning on doing nothing. (Just kidding, I'm beginning the art for another book.) I've been sharing these little... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Those toofs
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2015 on more charms at angry chicken
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Do you remember these seafaring designs from earlier in the year? They were for my first fabric collection! Full of mermaids, sailors and sea monsters, we named it Saltwater. It's slated to come out next year (2016) and I'm so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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I just got this Kimonos postcard set back from the printer and I'm so happy with how it came together. Already works on paper, they just seemed so right for stationery. You can find the set in the shop! (I've... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Leopard Odalisque 14"x11" Wolves & Wonders has officially come down and now I'm setting to work making postcard sets (there will be two sets from this show!) and prints soon. This piece about visiting the gallery's street had this nice... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Thank you so much for coming! : )
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2015 on The Tiger's Bride at (Inside A Black Apple)
Wordstock is this Saturday in its new location at the Portland Art Museum & there are going to be so many authors! Here are all the on-stage events. I am doing storytime in the children's area from 11:00-11:30 & then... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
♥♥♥ Also, really the best testimonial you could give..."And I enjoy buying fancy cheese again"
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2015 on some new meals that we liked at angry chicken
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A Monkey 8"x10" I liked this monkey so much, and I kept thinking "I'd like to paint myself another monkey after the show." Then I thought, why don't I keep this buddy as a souvenir? And there are a handful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Kites 20"x16" It has been pointed out to me by several smart people that this one is kind of the link between Wonderful Things mode and the Wolves & Wonders mode. I loved painting these kites and drawing their delicate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
Aw, so true! Thanks Hannah! ♥
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2015 on New Work is Up Online at (Inside A Black Apple)
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A Peacock Kimono 11"x14" A Tiger Kimono 11"x14" I really love making companion pieces and I think I always will. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Work from Wolves & Wonders is now available for purchase so you can hop over & peruse! Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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The Tiger's Bride 11"x14" Another look at Beauty and the Beast, named for one of my favorite Angela Carter stories. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
I am not sure if it has sold yet, but you can call the gallery & they can assist you with purchasing via the phone. And I will let you know when the available art is for sale online! (And a post with that image will be coming soon.) : )
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2015 on Wolves & Wonders is Open at (Inside A Black Apple)
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Over 30 paintings & nearly 100 lanterns later, the show is up & the opening was lovely. Thanks very much for everyone who came by to hang out under the paper lanterns with us! Wolves & Wonders runs through November... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
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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 Oct 8, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
you. You! Thank you my dear.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2015 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 Oct 7, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)
"many were too sick"... ♥
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2015 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 Oct 5, 2015 at (Inside A Black Apple)