Yesterday, I found such an artist in Amber Alexander.
Amber's charming and whimsical prints feature adorable animals that are huge on personality. Amber loves animals and hopes that her work will change the way that people look at them and appreciate them. Her work is always evolving, and her watercolor technique is amazingly good.
Many of Amber prints have sweet, clever descriptions. I spent a good hour in her shop looking at all the photos and reading the little vignettes. It was such a good mood generator. Join me in a tour of a select few.
The first three are connected by the teacups in their paintings, although, I am sure it's wine in the cup of the last one. The teaser captions are from the descriptions in Amber's shop. Click on the animal's name to read more of his or her story.
Byron "likes to read Shakespeare while sipping black tea heavily sweetened with honey."
From the second she started out that fateful day, Tilly had a feeling that she had bitten off more than she could chew.
Dionysis: Beautiful little Greek Squirrel God . . .
The next three charmers are fashion queens, or princesses more likely:
Dolly skipped through the forest, stopping to nibble wild strawberries and clover . . .
Miss Elsie despises having her portrait painted. But mother . . .
When Olive picked out her new dress, she thought it was the bee's knees, but now . . .