Daughter Earth Blog

we go together::ostrich & dancer

July 30th, 2011

dancer ballet ostritch comparison
ostrich by Scotch Macaskill, dancer by CPRowe


The Secret Garden – Australian Vogue

July 28th, 2011

another favorite fashion spread (few years old).  Also check out The Terrier and the Lobster – they are always posting many of my favorite fashion spreads, many of which I am too lazy to scan.


Noticing… animals at the disco

July 27th, 2011

1. Danielle Krysa, 2. Sandra Dieckmann, 3. Miranda Skoczek, 4. Katie Gray, 5. Jo Cheung 6. Shen Plum, 7. Lizzy Janssen, 8. Jacqueline Bos, 9. Julia Pott,

For some reason these artworks make me want to sing me lost me cookie at the disco.  It’s a jam, I promise.

see more animals at the disco

every Wednesday I’ll be post a new  art trends I’ve been “noticing…


Noticing… red panda illustrations

July 20th, 2011

red panda illustrations drawings paintings julia pott kirra jamison
1. Kirra Jamison, 2. Minu, 3. Helena Garcia, 4. Julia Pott, 5. Amy Sol, 6. Yuki Koishikawa, 7. Amy Bleasby, 8. Sandra Dieckmann

I’m not sure if I should be proud or embarrassed that own almost everyone of these. I’ll go with proud.

see more red panda artwork

red panda species facts

every Wednesday I’ll be post a new  art trends I’ve been “noticing…


sloth studies

July 18th, 2011

I did some sloth sketches today.  It’s for a new project -  well a revisit of an old project.  I bought myself some markers, water colors and gouache. I’ve never really used gouache or watercolors before my paintings last week – so it’s fun to just experiment.  So far, I feel like it suits me much better than oil paints. I’m pretty happy with the 2nd one and might end up using that one in the final project.

blue sloth in tree illustration painting drawing

orange sloth in tree illustration painting drawing

orange sloth in tree illustration painting drawing


Australian Fashion

July 12th, 2011

Here are two painting collages I did with Australian fashion Magazines circa 2003.  They are collages from favorite fashion spreads while I was in Australia (below).

above from Vogue Australia circa 2003

above from Australian bazaar circa 2003



July 8th, 2011

So… when I was little I used to make up stories for my siblings about dodle-dangpods (or doodle-dangfods i can’t really remember.) Anyway they were little creatures that lived in trees that were formed right after a drip of water hits a puddle.

So i was pretty stoked when i found this bag in Portland last weekend.

Art work by Sylvia Portella, Bag by BlueQ

Here’s an animation I made about how they are formed.  It also features pink bumblebees – which i still believe exist. I also believe that I was stung by one when i was 4 or 5 – it was long and skinny and had a little fat friend – that was slightly more orange.


Magazine Pattern Scraps

July 8th, 2011

I always save tears from magazines, but sometimes the tiniest little part of the page is really interesting and I feel compelled to save it.  So I end up with all these little bits of magazines I don’t know what to do with.  They are usually prints, or background textile.  So I smashed them all together them and used them as inspiration for the paintings I posted earlier today.


Print studies

July 7th, 2011

Isabelle of *stargarten came over for our yearly 4th of July weekend painting party. This year we used tiny print and pattern clippings as inspiration (to be posted soon). Here’s what I did for the day.

Isabelle post yours soon! They were awesome.


Rainbow of Sloths

June 17th, 2011

apparently yellow and blue sloths are under represented.  i’ll have to do something about that.

SOURCES and more colorful sloths