Take some time away from the screens and have some good old-fashioned fun with our Cocoally Peacock Playing cards! We're all for smart phone games, but we get nostalgic for the days when games meant personal and physical interaction. Now you can hit your friends' hands in a heated round of slap jack or spit and show your style in one fell swoop!
Today I have a couple of new Notebook Series originals.
The two above are both 3 feet by 4 feet, Oil and Acrylic paint on Canvas. The first (yellow paper) features a line from "Alice in Wonderland", and the second (white paper) is from "The Little Prince". More to come, and a wonderful January SALE featuring the series!!
There's no denying that deer busts are hot right now. Inspired by the influx of antler-oriented home decor, I've started my own Deer Series of stags on stretched canvas. I look at it as a way to explore the trend and also attempt to capture the timeless beauty of these majestic beings. Also, 'tis the season of Reindeer, and with magazines featuring busts and xmas cards full of Rudolphs, it's hard not to be horny for antlers.
The First of my Deer Series on Canvas
Here's a little preview:
If the trend is news to you, here's a little recap, courtesy of one of my favorite blogs (hellolittlebirdie!, aka hlb):
The team behind hlb
is amazingly adept at delivering just the right balance of inspiration and information. This is the roundup blogger Katrina offers on the head trend.
I have to say, I agree with her on the mounted-head creep factor. Personally, I think game trophies are morbid and callous. Animal art, on the other hand, is a great way to appreciate nature and animals while also celebrating their right to life. You know, just saying...
Anyway, while deer busts are trendy at the moment, there have clearly been those who liked them before home stores like Anthropologie and West Elm brought them to design-discerning masses. For example, the Czechs apparently loved them; who knew? They used them to decorate the facade of the fabulous Hluboka Castle (above), a stunning Neo-Gothic behemoth situated on an ancient deer park. History says the residents used to hunt the deer, but let's not think about that. Thankfully, the decor was done in animal- and age-friendlly materials, making the busts animal art that is still lovable today.
What do you think of this trend? Love it? Hate it? Stay tuned for more stag art, because no matter how polarizing, I am committed to the Deer Series!
Hi, my name is Ally Burguieres. When I'm done painting I update this blog with new paintings, events, and news!