Whimsical Creatures

Max the Cat, Model, Muse & Snacks Manager
Max the Cat, Model, Muse & Snacks Manager

As a Whimsical Wildlife Documentarian, my living room studio is a busy gathering space for whimsical creatures. On a path and flyway, it is a first-stop in Saint Paul for LLLamas, Peter Pangolin, hippos, rabbits, zebras, and more. Max-the-Cat — Model, Muse and Snacks Manager — welcomes our guests, serving Whimsy Breakfast to all. Lucky for me, because he knows what LLLamas, Lobsters, and Lions eat. I don’t.

My studio is also a gathering point for Environmental Activist Creatures With Antlers, who are taking a stand against climate change and habitat destruction. Their portraits, taken from a bird’s eye view, show their diversity. It takes a conversation with some of them to show their anger and distress.

Climate Crusaders Creatures With Multi-colored Antlers 2
Climate Crusaders Creatures With Multi-colored Antlers 2

Find these and other creatures at my ETSY shop, at zazzle, at the Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market, and directly from me at art fairs

Peter Pangolin
Peter Pangolin print available for $30 plus shipping at ETSY.

 

Great Leafy Bunny of New Hampshire
Great Leafy Bunny of New Hampshire is on cool products at zazzle.com. His print is at etsy.
Wall Street Zebra
Wall Street Zebra is on cool products at zazzle.com.

 

Pinky the Beaded Pig
Pinky the Beaded Pig and many of her pals are on cool products at zazzle.com. Find her print at ETSY.

 

7 Hippos Marching are on cool products at zazzle.com. Prints ($60) and the original ($300) are available at ETSY.
7 Hippos Marching are on cool products at zazzle.com. Prints ($60 plus actual cost shipping) and the original ($300 plus actual cost shipping) are available at ETSY.

 

The Chinese Horses

When the Terra Cotta Warriors visited the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, no photos were permitted. There was, however, a bronze horse outside the exhibit. I took its photo and made a group of paintings. Prints are available at ETSY for $30 plus shipping. I hung the originals in a show in the farthest corner of the space from the front door. While I couldn’t see the individual pieces in “Puzzle Pieces Horse” or the individual painted stained glass pieces in “Painted Stained Glass Horse,” each was graphically unambiguously a horse from a very long way away. It made me smile.

 

 

Puzzle Pieces Horse
Puzzle Pieces Horse: a print at etsy
Ghost Horse
Ghost Horse Available from ETSY
Cave Horse
Cave Horse
Painted Stained Glass Horse
Painted Stained Glass Horse print from ETSY.

 

 

 

 The LLLamas (with 3 Ls)

My friends were opening a business called Technolama, and asked me for a logo. “A llama with his head sticking out of a laptop,” I said. Thus were born the LLLamas. They began as a series of pencil drawings. My friends picked one, and I painted out 24. They picked on to be the Technoloama, and the rest stomped around my studio (metaphorically) for three years. When two dozen LLLamas are stomping, snacking, and saying “We have three Ls in our name. And where is our book?” The correct response is “You bet! I’ll get right on it.”

 

 

Meet the LLLamas A Softcover and Kindle Book
Meet the LLLamas A softcover and Kindle Book. Autographed copies at The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market.
Rainbow LLLama's portrait is a print at ETSY for $30 plus shipping.
Rainbow LLLama’s portrait is available as a print at ETSY for $30 plus shipping.

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