Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall Inspirations

I've been MIA, but busy. I've had the chance to go to the great Pacific Northwest for a bit.  My parents needed a bit of help so I got to watch the leaves turn and fall there.  If you know and love my folks, call me and I'll give you an update. They would love calls also.

Besides beautiful trees I did find some design inspiration.  I couldn't resist ordering this partial set of little cards from a vintage game I found on Etsy.  

I adore graphics and images from the 1930's through 1950 and these are so up my alley.  The game was Animal Rummy, maybe from the '50's.
I scanned my favorites and as I'm posting them I realize they all have the same green background. Foxes are still "hot" so this one is right in style.
Geese were so overdone a few years ago but this one I adore.
This "Wise Owl" is in a tux!  Is that wise? Are formally dressed men smarter?  Love how it is cute but not too sweet.
This squirrel is my very favorite.  I've got some basic drawings in the sketch book inspired by him.  Can't you see some bookends?  Who wouldn't want a sassy squirrel guarding your favorite books.