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Children’s Hospital Artwork Commission

28 Apr

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I find all illustration projects rewarding in some way (how fortunate am I to draw pictures all day?), but earlier this year I was lucky to receive one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve ever been involved in. Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut refreshed their art collection for their pediatric inpatient facility, and asked me to create four new pieces to be installed in a central hub.
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Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital offers cutting-edge therapies to kids long before these therapies are available throughout the US and elsewhere. In addition to medical innovation, they also place as much emphasis on a child’s emotional needs as they do on treating the illness – evidenced by the thoughtfulness and care they put into curating the art collection.
With the guidance and coordination skills of art consultant Nancy Samotis, the art committee commissioned all new work (2D and 3D) on the chosen theme of “travel/journey as a metaphor for the healing process”. The illustrations had to reflect that theme in some way, as well as provide a positive and uplifting atmosphere for the patients, who range in age from newborn to late teens.
This was a pretty wide open brief and so much fun to work with!
Here are the finished illustrations, as well as a few shots of the artwork installed. I had them printed as large giclees (36″ x 30″) here in Toronto by Tricera – they did a beautiful job!
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I hope these illustrations make the days a little bit brighter for the kids who spend time in this incredible facility!
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These illustrations will be available as prints for purchase in the near future in my Etsy shop, Janey’s Superette.
*Hospital installed artwork photos are by Nancy Samotis.
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Two new additions to my Etsy shop

11 Nov

Superhero Girls print at Janey's Superette

I just added two new 8″ x 10″ prints to my Etsy shop, Janey’s Superette! This illustration featuring spunky superhero girls….superhero-girls_800

… and this fun beach party jam, Hawaiian style!

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Laura Watson – Illustration | Just added to my Etsy shop, Janey’s Superette,…

29 Nov

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Just added to my Etsy shop, Janey’s Superette, larger size alphabet prints! Big and beautiful at 11”x17”, printed with archival quality Epson inks on Hahnemuhle fine art Sugar Cane or German Etching paper. Super cute monogrammed gifts for kids.

 

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Crazy Love

30 Jul

Crazy Love

L’amour fou… crazy love. Here in Paris this has resulted in too many bunnies. Oops! But this is a happy family of French bunnies. Just posted it as a print for sale in my Etsy shop, Janey’s Superette.

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To awaken quite alone in a strange town….

10 Oct

Image“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” I love this quote from Freya Stark, fascinating early 20th century explorer and travel writer. She was one of the first non-Arabians to travel through the Arabian deserts; just bought her biography (Passionate Nomad) for my Kobo reader and am stoked to follow all her crazy adventures.

When I think about “strange” towns I’ve woken up in, alone, there’s nothing as exotic as the Hadhramaut (think Boston, East Hampton and Gananoque, Ontario) but it really is a cool feeling to be somewhere you’ve never been before, with the whole day to explore with no-one’s wanderlust but your own to lead you…

And what better place to wake up than in a sweet vintage trailer?

ImageGiclee print of this illustration (acrylic/digital collage) can be had for merely $19 in my Etsy shop. 

Happy trails!