Wednesday, May 18, 2011


It's a race now to finish up on these last orders and commissions before I can breathe a little easier and relax a little until junior arrives. I'm almost done with a commission from the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. They had purchased twelve of my animal prints a while back which now hang in the Bass Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Diseases. And about a month ago they called again to commission fifteen sea creatures for their pediatric surgery waiting room. FIFTEEN NEW ANIMALS. So you can image I've been feeling a little underwater, but nothing like the home stretch of pregnancy to light a fire under your tush (that might also be the hemorrhoids burning). So I cranked these little guys out over the weekend and now I'm in the process of preparing them for print.

Two commissions down and one to go. The third is an original ketubah design for an American bride and a Turkish groom. Lots of interesting symbolism. We even incorporated the Sultan's signature! That's a first.


nacherluver said...

Wow! Great job! Bet you're exhausted. Congrats on a job well done.

rachel awes said...

i'm in underwater heaven!
i looooove these, dear susie!
i know you have your own
personal underwater..waters
breaking soooooon!
gigantic love to you
i swim your way.

Desert Savta said...

Just lovely. I'm sure the children will enjoy swimming with these adorable creatures as they come out of their surgery. Hope your new fish lets you get the last commission done, too, before he decides he wants to try out dry land.

aimee said...

these are delights! it's got to be a great feeling to know that these jewel toned beauties will be bringing smiles to little kiddos who need them.

the ketubah sounds totally fascinating -- any chance we'll get a peep of it?

AG Ambroult said...

what an honor, to have them ask you for more! (of course it HAD to be right now, right?). They are awesome, I don't know that I could come up with 15 sea creatures.

And I am dying to see the ketubah with the sultan's signature! you are so super cool.