Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year, everybody!

Two pieces sold at my last event. I still have two commission slots open, so let me know if you are interested in something of your own! :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pet Portraits Open!

Currently accepting pet portraits! 5x7" for $25 with one pet or $30 for two pets. I'm only taking 3, so let me know if you are interested!

Work is done in markers on good parchment paper. Everything is shipped carefully in a bend-proof cardboard sleeve.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Winners & Merry Christmas!

And the winners of the Winter Giveaway are:

1st - Natasha
2nd - Anika
3rd - Sombras Blancas

Congratulations, everyone! Merry Christmas!

I will be contacting you all shortly. :)

I hope that everyone has a fantastic holiday! <3

Monday, December 19, 2011

How to be a Ghost: An Illustrated Guide

 I just got a copy of the wonderful book How to Be a Ghost by Neil Slorance and Campbell Miller. It's available on etsy for only £4.00 (about $6.37) and I highly recommend that you check it out.

Here is the official description:

How to be a Ghost: an Illustrated Guide is a cute 24 page book printed in A6 (super cute size!) It tells the story of a wee ghostie finding his way around his new found ghost life, it has a lot of nice bits and a lot of funny bits. It's mainly for big kids although is also suitable for little kids as there is no sweary words but I'd advise their parents to read it first.

Reasons you should get this book:

1. The lettering. Here's a peak - gorgeous, no?

2. Neil is a very talented illustrator. The images are charming and flow smoothly with the text.

3. Neil is giving out a free original drawing with the first 100 copies sold! (So get yours fast!)

4. The book is printed on recycled paper. The quality is lovely.

5. This book is unique. You won't find anything like it in your local bookstore and not many people are going to be able to get their hands on this. If you are a collector of artists' books and zines, as I am, this is going to be a very special part of your collection.

For a small book, How to Be a Ghost is filled with a lot of story and a lot of jokes. The art is definitely kid-friendly, but I think the humor would appeal mostly to adults and older kids. The ending is very sweet and I was tempted to include a photo because the last few pages contain some of my favorite illustrations, but I won't ruin the surprise for you! 

Check out Neil's etsy page so you can be as charmed by his art as I am!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter Giveaway!

The traditional winter giveaway!

How to Enter:
1. Visit my etsy shop and find your favorite item! 
2. Tell me what your favorite item is in the comments section on this blog and you will get one entry!
3. Please leave me a working email or a link to your blog so I can contact you if you win!
For Extra Entries:
4. Post this on twitter and get one extra entry! (let me know @saralynnart or on this blog)
5. Like my facebook page and get one extra entry!
6. Share this on facebook and get one extra entry! (let me know on my facebook page or on this blog)

Winners will be chosen on Christmas Eve (Dec 24)! 
(If winners don't contact me by Dec 31, a new winner will be chosen.)

1st Place - Original Polar Bear Stipple Art
+ Random Button + Random Postcard

2nd Place - Original Bunny Art
+ Random Button + Random Postcard

 3rd Place - Bunny Note Card Set (includes 4 note cards, 4 envelopes)
+ Random Button + Random Postcard

Good Luck!

This contest is open to my international friends as well!

Illustration Friday - Separated

This is the first time I've taken part in Illustration Friday! I wanted to do something sweet and simple for the theme "Separated". These little guys are available on etsy. :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bunny Seasons

Some tiny bunny drawings.

This is my favorite season, but also such a busy one! I have so many things that I wanted added to my etsy shop before the Christmas buying season began, but grad school thwarted me in my plans. -_- I have so many new originals, notecard sets, and even lavender dolls that I want to share with all of you! It will happen - just a little later than I wanted it to. On the bright side, I finish grad school in the spring, so I won't have this insane finals crunch during the Christmas season ever again! (Or so I hope.)