I am such a huge fan of the work of Sally Harless – browsing through her Etsy shop never fails to cheer me up! My fascination started last year with her calendar, featuring Animal Pasttimes – including knitting narwhals, elephants farming, and a bear contemplatively completing a paint-by-number. Amazing. And this year, I’m enjoying her calendar of Animal Adventures – featuring penguins flying high in a hot air balloon, a band of foxes sailing the open sea, and a group of curious owls touring deep sea in a submarine.
Her whimsical style is presented so powerfully through ink and watercolor, with very calming muted colors and really beautiful fluid lines. And her art always evokes a very powerful emotion in me, and at the same time makes me laugh, which is so wonderful!