That is exactly what I have been doing and it seemed like the perfect time to start a new series of art. While I haven't picked up a paintbrushes much, my color pencils have been getting a real workout!
A month or so ago, I had taken notice of a very successful Etsy Shop that had the most adorable photographs of different types animals that she had Photoshopped into a claw bathtub. It was really cute and my mind jumped immediately to an old galvanized steel wash tub. I decided to create a series of specifically farm animals taking a bubble bath in just such a wash tub.
And just as I suspected, this series has really struck a chord with many of my fellow Farmhouse Whimsy followers. They have made my March a record Etsy sale month for me and I am absolutely thrilled. TAKE THAT CORONAVIRUS!
I've completed 5 drawings so far in the series and I am currently working on a Jersey Cow in curlers as my 6th design. I really don't know when I will finish drawing these because 1. I'm having a blast and 2. There are so many more farm animals to draw. I've got goats, horses, sheep, chickens and the list goes on and on. All waiting patiently for their turn to take a nice bubble bath.
Let me introduce you to the my washtub crew:
"HOGWASH"- My first drawing in the series was of this beautiful but rather portly smiling sow. She actually has a look of contentment and relaxation on her face. She isn't stressing and the cares of the world are melting away in a sea of bubbles. ORIGINAL AVAILABLE
"SWEET & LOVEABULL" is the 2nd drawing in the series and it really makes me chuckle to think about a two thousand pound Brahman bull soaking into a washtub. ORIGINAL AVAILABLE
"WASH TUB DIVA" is my 3rd drawing in the series and probably the most popular design so far. She just looks silly with her pink shower cap and her mouth moving, chewing her cud. ORIGINAL AVAILABLE
"BERKSHIRE BUBBLE BATH" is number 4 in the series and it and number 5 are actually commissioned pieces that are now on their way to their new home in Alberta Canada. I think I captured her sweetness with her little pig snout.
"MOO LA'LA'" is the 5th drawing that I have completed. She is a French Charolais cow and so that explains how I came up with the name. I just had to make her a bit fancier than the others and so she has a very special pink polka dot shower cap and a rubber duck.
I hope you enjoyed my little show. All of these images are available in my Etsy Shop as prints, note cards and magnets. I even have worked a couple of them into t-shirt designs (Wash Tub Diva and Sweet and Loveabull)