Category Archives: Freelancing

Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

Dog lovers know how powerful this imperative is.

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Not My Circus Not My Monkey Polish Proverb

“Self care” is a phrase I keep in mind to manage stress in life. It is important to maintain our own peace of mind while the stressful drama of others whirls around us. This is an old Polish proverb that … Continue reading

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Nature Watercolor by Alice Flynn

Dragonfly and bee Rocky Mountain scene in Montana

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Venus Velvet No. 2 Pencil On Arches Rag Paper

Another drawing from my portfolio – I use a pencil sharpened to a needle point when I draw, never erase, and love the soft surface of Arches rag paper.  Alice Flynn

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Copyright Infringement and Public Ignorance

I’ve had my designs stolen a number of times over the decades, and every time I’ve tracked it down, it was because the person was basically ignorant about copyright and that they can’t just use and sell anything they like.  … Continue reading

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Sparrows and Bees

Watercolor from my nature series is available on items at Society6.

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Spring, Please Hurry

If  you live in a part of the world that has long winters, like I do, the longer days and melting snow have you yearning to see tulips and daffodils.  This is a scene I imagined and painted in watercolor.  … Continue reading

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And for Pi day…

Available on a shirt at skreened.com/aliceflynn

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Pen and Ink Elk by Alice Flynn

From the archives of my portfolio, here is a pen and ink illustration of an elk.  It is available on garments at skreened.com/aliceflynn.

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Another Souvenir Snow Globe Design

I posted last year about creating illustrations for the souvenir tourist industry.  In 2011 I did a snow globe design for one of my Rocky Mountain clients in Colorado that included a moose, an elk, aspen grove, river and mountain.  … Continue reading

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Artists Have Bills & Can’t Work For Free

I was inspired by a similar poster to make this design and offer it on mugs, tees, cards, prints, magnets, and more at Cafepress.  Too often, creative workers are expected to give their work away.  We have bills to pay … Continue reading

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What ho, Jeeves!

Do you like P. G. Wodehouse?  Wooster and Jeeves?  What about Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry?  Or, maybe you are a hipster from Portland sporting a mustache.  Here is a new design for the new year of 2012… I can’t … Continue reading

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‘Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic’ – Review – NYTimes.com

  Do you love type?  I cringe whenever I think of the boxes of letterpress lead type I sold in a yard sale in the ’80’s.  The person buying it planned to melt it down.  The New York Times today … Continue reading

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Out Of Chaos – Art

On the left is a plastic basin and lid I use for acrylic painting, and on the right are the palettes of my watercolors.  In the cold winter weather we have in Montana this time of year, I tend to … Continue reading

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Commission A Painting – Small Business Shopping

It’s small business Saturday for shopping, so don’t forget the one-person businesses of artists and artisans (like me) who sell custom work directly to the buyer. You can give the gift of a gift certificate for a painting or have … Continue reading

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Wildflowers and Tetons Watercolor

This is a watercolor on my drawing table right now, almost finished.  I have only to paint the Western Tanager bird that is pencilled in on the bottom right.   You may recognize this as another version of a view of … Continue reading

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Energy Conservation Illustration, Bike and Pool It

Illustrated and designed to promote energy conservation, biking and car pooling, this poster was created for AERO and the Montana Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation. pen and ink copyright Alice Flynn

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Art Trading Card Pinecone Watercolor by Alice Flynn

This is an art trading card, ATC, I painted yesterday.  It is pen and ink and watercolor. If you have not yet heard of art trading cards or ACEO’s, here is a bit of history courtesy of wikipedia. The dimensions … Continue reading

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100,000-year-old art studio uncovered – Light Years – CNN.com Blogs

100,000-year-old art studio uncovered – Light Years – CNN.com Blogs. Wow!  Abalone shell containers with pigment and tools for grinding ochre… a painter’s studio in a cave in southern Africa, 100,000 years old. See the CNN blog post.

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Call Me, Telephone, A Mixed Media Painting

This is a painting on canvas that is 16 inches by 20 inches, just finished today.  It is a mixture of acrylic painting, ink, and heat transfer (no paper).   It isn’t a traditional collage. I experimented with a photo I … Continue reading

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