Cloudy today

This little illustration is something I have done for the latest Cloudy Collection – Volume II, Edition I. The theme was “Who Are the People in Your Neighbourhood” and I chose a mother and daughter who I see walking around the streets all the time. I think they were the first people I noticed when we first moved into the area 5 years ago. I have never actually seen them look so cheerful – in fact sometimes they make me feel down-right sad because they look as though they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. I decided to give them a break and illustrate a moment in a possible good day.

The letterpress collection comes in a limited edition of 100 and it’s only USD $35 for all 7 prints in the set.

Apart from mine, there is art by Bob FlynnDustin HarbinDavid HuyckScott MacDonaldLaura Park, and Dave Taylor.

I was so blown away to be asked to contribute – I have loved the Cloudy Collection ever since I fell for Vera Brosgol’s little knitting girl in a blanket-cubby in Vol. I, Edition II. The quality of the prints is beautiful… yay! Thank you David.

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Speaking of art and buying it – Andrew from Mumblier is trying to raise money to buy himself an iPad when they finally come to Australia. He’s selling original iPad themed art as a fund raiser. You can order an existing piece, or custom order a drawing or comic strip. I bought one for Phil, sight unseen, to hang above his desk as he bangs away at his own iPhone development and it really is the best little thing. Andrew’s sense of humour, line work and colouring is delightful. Give the guy a hand!

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10 Responses

  1. Happydacks says:

    Well done Claire on being a contributor to the Cloudy Collection. It’s a lovely print with kind sentiments!

  2. innerpickle says:

    That illustration is fabulous. All 7 in the collection are wonderful but I love yours most of all. (Almost as much as I love Autumn Girl.) Marvellous.

  3. Kirsty says:

    It’s lovely!I love the neighbourhood girls with a glass half full attitude.

  4. Cassandra says:

    I love the mamma’s Rupunzel-type hair!

  5. A lovely illustration!Greetings from GermanyMara Zeitspieler

  6. Jess says:

    Your print is beautiful and I love the story behind it. xo

  7. julie says:

    keep up the fun and inspiring look in your characters’ eyes. It leaves me inspired and ready to look for some fun with my wishes and happy bunnies to all,julie:)

  8. I love your clouds illustration you’ve made them look very happy!

  9. Ammie says:

    I haven’t checked in in a while, and I must say that I’ve been missing out! This is fabulous.

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