gearing up for the holiday market f.a.d.weekend market !! i’ll be there with watercolor prints — if you’re in Brooklyn make sure to stop by !!
inktober 2016 (-/+ a few that were videos !)
working on a chunky knit seafoam green pillow cover with some watercolor seashells to match
a quick illustration of my baby pup at home for national dog day
stretching my sketching muscles with icy blue & green florals
en plein air lake erie sunset from a long weekend in my hometown
vacation winery sketch
en plein air sketch of the freedom tower
painting of the week, for the word “split”
painting of the week, for the word “lattice”
painting of the week, for the word “guide”
painting of the week, for the word “permanent”. (i struggled with this word, but finally ended up with this as the only permanent thing i could think of: change)
star studies / a sneak peek of the upcoming skillshare class that i’m working on !
an update on paintings of the week . . we’re about halfway through summer and i’ve posted here some of the highlights (chosen word of the week underneath!):
“tip” – – i also created a skillshare class using this one as an example! the class is free, but if you click the link above you can also get 3 months of skillshare for 99¢!
“spark” (for independence day week !)
also, a few pieces just for fun (sketches, travel paintings, etc.) :
(for national icecream day !)
happy summer !
above is my 52nd painting a week! we picked “one” for this word. some other recent best-ofs below !
we’re still pressing on – hope to see another year of paintings-a-week !
the painting a week is still going strong! here are a few of my favorites from the past few months & the words that go along with them —
& a knitted galaxy for fun !
happy new year !
i have big exciting news! i illustrated a children’s book !!
now, if you search for erin kate archer on amazon, it pops up !!
the title is finbar & fiona and is the story of an adorable kitten (fiona) who tries her best to befriend her family’s houseplant. (&its also available at barnes&noble)
here’s a little sneak peek! the illustrations were done in one of my favorite styles, in ink & watercolor.
i really enjoyed the process & would love to do this again if the opportunity presents itself!
the author & i are hoping to do a few book signings here on the east coast of the US, if you’re interested in keeping updated on that just let me know !
p.s. also, i’ve created a facebook page to share my work for those that prefer it over blogs. if you’re interested, you can check it out here !
ever since going to help pick out a wedding dress with one of my closest friends i’ve been obsessed with the magical, seemingly weightless metallic embroidery on tulle. i don’t really have experience in embroidery but that didn’t stop me from gathering up the supplies to try it out! this is my first foray, i just tried out some stitches this time but next time i’m going to draw up my design first. the backing will dissolve in water once i finish !
i was lucky enough to take a trip to cancun, mexico this month! i spent a lot of the time knitting this (soon-to-be lacy summer top) with incredible views !
also in mexico, we went on a day trip to the mayan ruins & i was absolutely kicking myself for not bringing my watercolors but couldn’t resist doing this quick sketch (with a hotel pen on scrap paper . . .) of chichen itza, one of the new wonders of the world !