happy birthday jackalope ranch

Happy Birthday Phoenix New Times Culture Blog!

Claire Lawton at Jackalope Ranch asked if I’d be interested in designing a Jackalope sticker. If you participate in any part of the Phoenix arts scene, you probably know what Jackalope Ranch is.

If you don’t know…you’re not a Phoenician, not participating in the local arts, or you live under a rock…

It’s our very own Phoenix New Times, CULTURE BLOG…
Whether it’s funky Grand Avenue or swank Scottsdale — intellectual pursuits or after-dark diversions — bargains on vintage or the place to see cutting-edge contemporary art — creative pursuits in the suburbs or great architecture downtown, we’ll have it for you here.    –Jackalope RanchPhxculture.com

Each month they ask a different artist to design a sticker. You can visit most any downtown art gallery or shop – and grab one…or two, for free. Today I want more than that…cause Jackalope celebrates a birthday, and the sticker design is my own.

….all in good fun…

The Jackalope is a mythical animal of North American folklore described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns or deer antlers and sometimes a pheasant’s tail (and often hind legs). The word “jackalope” is a portmanteau of “jackrabbit” and “antalope”, an archaic spelling of “antelope”. It is also known as Lepus temperamentalus.

You know I’m sharing process right? Here are a few stages of the design.

I think image #1 would have sufficed, considering it’s a small 3″ in diameter, circular sticker… but I want more. And I am enjoying the play of designing.

Too much….

Clean up backdrop, ground the jackalope, rearrange the paintbrushes in her hands and she is ready for the printer….

And because I  like to finish things I start, I complete the collage on paper and title it … Jackalope in the View Finder. A one of a kind.

Lepus Temperamentalus (Jackalope) In a View Finder
Mixed Media Collage
18 1/4 x 14 1/4

…Have a good one Lepus temperamentalus!


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