Saturday, June 28, 2014

NEW WEBSITE!


Hello friends, 

I'm very excited to announce that I launched a brand new website today! 
You can find it at:


Even though the domain is the same as my old site, if you have my site bookmarked you may need to re-bookmark it in order for it to re-route you properly. 

With this announcement comes some sad news. After almost ten years, I have decided to retire this blog. My trusty Blogspot holds a very special place in my heart, for it was here that at fifteen I began to show my work to the world. 
I will continue to keep it up for a while as an archive and re-direction page. 

I am so incredibly humbled by the amount of support and love I have received from all of you readers over the years. It has got me where I am today! And so I hope you'll continue reading & looking, just now in a new place: 
I will be updating it regularly, as I have been doing here, along side my blog on Tumblr: phoebewahl.tumblr.com

Thank you so much! See you on the new platform ;)
xo
Phoebe

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Child's Calendar

A circular calendar I illustrated a while back for Carolyn McGown has it's own website now! You can order wholesale, and find out more about it at: achildscalendar.com
You can also find the calendar at the Fairhaven Toy Garden in Bellingham, WA and at Tolt Yarn & Wool in Carnation, WA. Take a gander! I love the way it turned out. 



All images via A Child's Calendar


Monday, June 2, 2014

Taproot, SEED.


Five new illustrations I created for a little gardening journal that accompanies Taproot Magazine’s latest issue, SEED. 
If you’re a subscriber, it will come as a bonus with your issue! You can also buy it in the Taproot shop, along with signed prints of “Manual Meditation” (the lady weeding with her chicken helper!).
Watercolor, collage, colored pencil. Phoebe Wahl 2014. 
©Taproot Magazine 2014







Friday, May 30, 2014

Father's Day cards...!


I have THREE different brand new Father's Day cards now available in my Etsy shop!




 ©PhoebeWahl2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Another heron

A Great Blue Heron I made for a commission this week. 
Wool felt, wire, yarn, recycled fabric & fur. ©PhoebeWahl2014



A blue preacher flew
toward the swamp,
in slow motion.

On the leafy banks,
an old Chinese poet,
hunched in the white gown of his wings,

was waiting.
The water
was the kind of dark silk

that has silver lines
shot through it
when it is touched by the wind

or is splashed upward,
in a small, quick flower,
by the life beneath it.

The preacher
made his difficult landing,
his skirts up around his knees.

The poet's eyes
flared, just as a poet's eyes
are said to do

when the poet is awakened
from the forest of meditation.
It was summer.

It was only a few moment's past the sun's rising,
which meant that the whole long sweet day
lay before them.

They greeted each other,
rumpling their gowns for an instant,
and then smoothing them.

They entered the water,
and instantly two more herons--
equally as beautiful--

joined them and stood just beneath them
in the black, polished water

-Mary Oliver, Some Herons

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

a gentle reminder...

A fan wrote to me recently excitedly saying they had my work put on their iPhone cover. While I understand this was done with the best of intentions, I just wanted to take a minute to remind all of you that:
It is illegal to reproduce my work in any way without my express written permission. 
The internet is a crazy place. Work is bound be swept off, have it’s captions and credits deleted and be spit out in a million directions. PLEASE, do not be one of the people who does this. Credit artists and sources when you can. And don’t go reproducing people’s work without permission. Ask people to credit artists everywhere you see it not being done. On Tumblr, on Pinterest, on Facebook profiles and pages
Being an artist is my job. Control of my work and how it’s reproduced is all I have. 
Again, this is just a gentle reminder. The person who had my work on their iPhone case was not, to my knowledge, making a profit, and I don’t think was not even aware this was something that frowned upon to do. But even so, take a minute to remember that just because work is there for your viewing, doesn’t mean it’s there for your usage.
All you have to do is ask. Shoot me an email and say "I’d like to use your piece as a ________"       and then I’ll tell you yes or no
I am so thankful for all of your support. I am constantly blown away by everyone’s kindness and appreciation for my work, and for the most part, people’s diligence in making sure artists get due credit. 
Thank you!!
xo
Phoebe

"Nestled"


"Nestled" 
A new painting in my sketchbook.
Phoebe Wahl 2014



Monday, May 19, 2014

...


A quote from my favorite poem "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver, painted in my sketchbook. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Etsy!

My piece "Sanctuary" is now available as a print in my Etsy shop! 


As is "Moon Dance" as a print and card set. 




And although Mother's Day has passed, I know all mama's like knowing you love them all year round. "Two Mamas" and "Mother's Love" (v.1 & 2) are all available as prints and card sets! 





Thursday, May 1, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

new...!

"Sanctuary"
Watercolor, gouache, collage & colored pencil. 
Phoebe Wahl 2014




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shop update!

New cards for Mother's Day are up in my shop! And old cards have been re-stocked. New and old prints are in transit from Bellingham right now, and will be up tonight!
Plus...my newest mobile is for sale!
xo
P.S.
***Mother's Day illustrations will be available as prints TONIGHT 4/23/14***




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day & birthday to my dad! 


tomorrow...!

Here are three new illustrations for Mother's Day that will be available as cards and prints in my Etsy shop tomorrow! Keep your eye out! 




Taproot Interview!

I'm so excited and honored to be the first in Taproot Magazine's interview series on their Ramblings blog! It's been so wonderful working with Taproot over the years. 

Check it out here: 




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New mobile!

A newly finished mobile! 
Wool felt, wire, yarn, thrifted fabric & mixed media. Phoebe Wahl 2014.




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Moon Dance"


(click to view larger)

Watercolor, collage, colored pencil. 20x14". Phoebe Wahl 2014. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

some northwest love

I recently had the privilege of creating a wedding invitation for a couple getting married on Lummi Island, in Bellingham Bay where I grew up. It was a pleasure to create, as the blue island view of home is one of my favorites in the world!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring!!!


Phoebe Wahl, 2014
xoxo

Saturday, March 8, 2014


My awesome friend Ben Nadler now has an Etsy shop open! 
You can buy prints of his illustrations and panels from his comic Planet Street!
I have loved seeing how Ben’s work has grown and exploded since we were freshman at RISD together. He is an incredible artist and friend.
Check out his Etsy shop HERE: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BenNadler
And his comics HERE: http://planetstreet.tumblr.com




Monday, March 3, 2014

BREATHE

Two pieces from "Scent Memory" a collaborative piece I did with my sister Tobie
 in the latest issue of Taproot MagazineBREATHE

Big thanks as always to Taproot and Amanda Blake Soule.

I can't wait to get mine in the mail, it looks like a beautiful issue!!



 Images courtesy of Taproot Magazine