Taproot

In the studio lately...

Lots has been happening around here in the last few weeks! 

  • I am VERY excited to announce that I am now represented by Jennifer Laughran, of Andrea Brown Literary Agency!!! I'm over the moon about having Jennifer as my agent, and can't wait to see what projects we will work on together. 
  • I spent the last week of October in New York City, catching up with friends and illustrators, eating 5/$1 dumplings, going to museums and seeing a spread from Sonya's Chickens displayed at the Society of Illustrators in their Original Art show, which celebrated the best children's books of 2015! What an honor to be chosen and shown alongside some of the most amazing illustrators alive today! 
  • I chatted recently with Karen Santhanum of the Storybook Spotlight podcast about my book, Sonya's Chickens and more! Thank you so much to Karen for having me!
  • My GRAY AREA zine is now available on Etsy, as well as Best Be Bernie shirts in a new color way, and more! 
  Dasha Tolstikova's  drawings in her studio.

Dasha Tolstikova's drawings in her studio.

  Sonya's Chickens  at the Society of Illustrators Original Art exhibition! 

Sonya's Chickens at the Society of Illustrators Original Art exhibition! 

 My table at  Short Run Comix & Arts Festival  in Seattle, WA

My table at Short Run Comix & Arts Festival in Seattle, WA

 With friend & fellow illustrator  Esme Shapiro ! 

With friend & fellow illustrator Esme Shapiro

 GRAY AREA now available, along with  Backyard Fairies  &  Warped  on  Etsy .

GRAY AREA now available, along with Backyard Fairies & Warped on Etsy.

  Best Be Bernie  shirts in a new color way are now available on  Etsy ! 

Best Be Bernie shirts in a new color way are now available on Etsy

Also... my illustrated 2016 Taproot Calendar is

NOW AVAILABLE

   Image courtesy of Taproot magazine

Image courtesy of Taproot magazine

You can find it HERE in Taproot's online shop. Also this year, Taproot created a 2016 Agenda featuring my illustrations! Stay tuned for posts of the individual illustrations that appear throughout the calendar. 

   Image courtesy of Taproot magazine

Image courtesy of Taproot magazine

   Image courtesy of Taproot magazine

Image courtesy of Taproot magazine

   Image courtesy of Taproot magazine

Image courtesy of Taproot magazine

ATTN. Bellingham folks!

My Taproot magazine editor & art director Amanda Blake Soule and I will be hosting a Taproot sponsored OPEN CRAFT NIGHT at the Ragfinery in Bellingham, Thursday June 11th from 5-8pm!  If you haven’t been to the Ragfinery yet, it is one of my very favorite spots in town. Hopefully fellow contributor Demetria Provatas will be in attendance as well! Bring handwork and come say hello! 

  Poster ©Phoebe Wahl 2015

Poster ©Phoebe Wahl 2015

SONG

I feel so honored to be chosen as Taproot's 2015 cover artist, this week my copy of issue 13:: SONG finally arrived in the mail! I was so excited to see my work right on the front! It has been such an amazing gift to be a part of Taproot since their birth. I am so looking forward to digging into my copy of SONG and enjoying everything all of the wonderful contributors have to share. Thank you so much AD Amanda Soule and the whole Taproot team! 

 The sketch for the cover, on the left, and the final in progress on the right. 

The sketch for the cover, on the left, and the final in progress on the right. 

 Me with my first ever magazine cover!

Me with my first ever magazine cover!

BREAD

The latest Taproot Magazine, issue 12, BREAD is out today! Within it's pages you can find my trusty bread recipe, which someone whispered to me at a party in college four years ago. I wrote it down in my sketchbook and have been baking it ever since! 

I'm also INCREDIBLY excited to announce that I am Taproot's 2015 cover artist! I've been with Taproot since their first issue and I feel so honored to be creating the covers for the coming year. Jennifer, Nikki and Geninne's work will be hard to follow up! Thank you Taproot so much for everything. 

image courtesy of Taproot

  image via    SouleMama

image via SouleMama

From inside the calendar...

Here are the brand new illustrations I created for the 2015 Taproot calendar, which you can find HERE in their shop! These plus five of my illustrations from within the pages of Taproot from the past year make up the calendar. Don't forget to ask your favorite local Taproot retailers about carrying the calendar! 

Cider Pressing. Watercolor, collage, colored pencil. Phoebe Wahl 2014. 

Bread. Watercolor, collage, colored pencil. Phoebe Wahl 2014. 

Lady Winter. Watercolor, collage, colored pencil. Phoebe Wahl 2014. 

Spring Singers. Watercolor, collage, colored pencil. Phoebe Wahl 2014. 

January. Watercolor, ink, colored pencil. Phoebe Wahl 2014. 

Sugaring. Watercolor, collage, colored pencil. Phoebe Wahl 2014. 

Morning Milk. Watercolor, collage, colored pencil. Phoebe Wahl 2014.