Skippy gets it!

Well, remember that little "contest" i had a few weeks ago...where i needed help explaining my art? Thank you to everyone who helped out and submitted a comment or email. Skippy Baker ended up hitting a cord with "Katie Vernon's whimsical and witty pieces capture the beauty of both everyday items AND the imagination." Skippy, my awesome alaskan, you get it!


5 Days Off from 10 Days Of

Like i said last week, i'm going to take this week off to focus on some marketing work. If anyone has something they want me to post in lieu of my normal posts, photos, links, whatnot, i definitely will. just email me at katie@katievernon.com.



[coffee makers] : ten

ok, the last one...well i spent about 5 mins on it (i was uber busy getting some work ready for a show at Cafe on the Corner on tuesday in Dover) but even with just 5 mins, i kinda like it. it feels like sbucks. 


[coffee makers] : nine

So this one i did with the first two in mind, i think the three of them would make a nice little family in a frame. I am feeling much much better today, but i might take a week off of 10 days of next week to work on marketing. I have a postcard that i am going to be mailing out, i'll post that on the sketches blog here soon enough. also, i am going to have a little show in a local coffee shop, and will need to do some prep for that. i knew you all would understand!


[coffee makers] : eight

it'll make coffee eventually. I really wanted to do a french press in honor of our broken one, but im coming down with something and spent most of the day with a migraine, shivering, holding a hot water bottle between my hoodie and pink robe. Also, yesterday's coffee maker is also a soup maker...gotta go! 


[coffee makers] : seven?

sorry folks, it was bound to happen at some point...i just wasn't in the studio today at all. but no worries, tomorrow i'll be back! In the meantime...this is truly my coffee maker...frank! it's true, he gets up and makes the coffee while i lay in bed for an extra 10 mins. i love this guy! but why is he so sad you ask? well, frank kinda broke the glass part of our french press today. sad. maybe it had to do with the coffee maker gods not being appeased today.


[coffee makers] : six

The beautiful Chemex coffee maker! Not 100% on how it works, but it looks good. This illo is performing double-duty as my "Late" entry to the blog illustration friday. As the saying goes: "the early bird gets the chemex coffee!"


[coffee makers] : five

So let me get this straight... exotic sounding instant coffee plus fancy spoon plus random mug of hot water equals....coffee? not likely. {warning: do not try this at home}

In other news, i figured out how to get a fancy little icon-thingy to show up next to my website in a bookmark list and in the header (like the orange "B" that Blogspot has). good times. 


[coffee makers] : four

How much do you want one of these retro cappuccino makers! so cute! i couldn't decide between the original red illo vs the computer altered brownish one, so here they both are! (although i'm kinda loving really neutral brown/greys with a hint of color as of late)


[coffee makers] : three

I like to call this one "Decaf Nightmare." pretty spooky...all those orange handles. To see the full shot of this one and the addition of some paintings on my website, click here. also, every once and a while i make something that i fall deeply in love with. the current infatuation is the first image in the paintings section. the reason for this love? i'm not sure, but it might have to do with the hairy legs. but don't tell lobster boy, he might get jealous. 


[coffee makers] : two

the moka pot! 


[HELP!/free stuff!]

Ok, so sometimes I am not the greatest with words, especially when it comes to talking about my artistic style. So here's where I need your help. How would you describe my work/style in a few words or sentences? It would be most helpful for me if you look at my website and at[coffee makers] : 1,  [animal hybrids] : 2,4,7,9 and [1-10] : 1,3,4,7 (these are the ones i like). 

To the person whom i feels really hits the nail on the head I will send a free archival pigment-ink print of whatever image they want (now or later) on beautiful paper. you can either post your comment here (make sure your name is somewhere in the post) or email me at katie@katievernon.com. 

Thanks so much! 

[coffee makers] : one

Maybe it has been all the time spent in coffee shops lately, but the next ten days of will be of coffee makers! starting with the wonderful percolator. 


[animal hybrids] : ten

the wee moush. Have a good weekend little moush!


[animal hybrids] : nine

So, I kinda like this guy, he's awkward but trying to get by. Sherin (my sis) says it looks like he's dancing. i think he might have to use the bathroom. 


[animal hybrids] : eight

Uff, today i had no oomph, I spent most of the day printing off work for my portfolio and staring at the computer that my brain was fried by the time i got around to doing today's TDO illo. I couldn't even think of a name for this one. help!


[animal hybrids] : seven

yar, thar be a squale!

and here be frank's "theory of everything" books


[animal hybrids] : six

well, i really enjoyed the "Sneal Lion" from day four, so for the remaining 5, i'm going to do them as though they would all be spot illustrations for a magazine article on "toxic oceans." and maybe out of the 6 i'll end up with 4 that i could group together and put in my portfolio. 

on a side note, if you want to see a chicken leg with chicken legs, go here.


[animal hybrids] : five

well, today i had no steam. so i just traced this guy from a sketchbook, gave him some heels, doodled in the background and then played around in illustrator (first one) and photoshop (second). have a fantastic weekend! 


[animal hybrids] : four

ah, the illusive sneal lion. 


[animal hybrids] : three

So i crossed a duck with a beaver with an otter with a snake and got this crazy venomous creature. I don't know how i'm going to top this. 

also, the Obama cards i did are posted here.