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Just a few fairy tales..

By erin the great, Jul 6 2017 06:02PM

As I transition to full blown children's book illustrator and mother of 2, I have decided to close my Etsy store at the end of the month (July 2017). I still will take custom orders but do not have time anymore to keep up with inventory. If you are interested in a custom piece, please email me at erinTgreat@gmail.com


Use coupone code CLOSEOUT for 25% off your order.


Here are a few of my favorite pieces still available:



Tiny painting | Gnome Door | $18
Tiny painting | Gnome Door | $18

Summer Frog Gnome | $15
Summer Frog Gnome | $15


Turtle Vacuuming | $40 | Tiny Painting
Turtle Vacuuming | $40 | Tiny Painting
Jack and the Beanstalk | Original 9" x 12" $220 | Take 5 Fairytales
Jack and the Beanstalk | Original 9" x 12" $220 | Take 5 Fairytales
Acorns wear hats | Tiny Painting | $25 | Custom Frame
Acorns wear hats | Tiny Painting | $25 | Custom Frame
Red Garden Gnome | $9 each
Red Garden Gnome | $9 each
Sheep | 8" x 10" | $35 | Who are These People, Anyway?
Sheep | 8" x 10" | $35 | Who are These People, Anyway?

Thanks for browsing! I hope you find a piece that you love for a great price! My store is erinthegreat.etsy.com




By erin the great, Jun 20 2017 03:00PM

I can't believe my book is finally here! A shiny box was left on my doorstep and it was filled with this magical tiny book! I am so happy with it! 84 pages of my beloved Mr. Mailbox Man.

Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, front cover
Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, front cover

This book was inspired by many things and very dear to my heart. My love for letter writing, my niece, Piper Jane, and my love for Mr. Mailbox Man (who I've been painting for years). My hope is that this book will inspire letter writing, storytelling and responsibility in all of you!


Pre-orders are available on Amazon. The books won't be charged* or shipped until the release date of September 21st, but you will get the lowest price listed when they ship. 5% of book profit is donated to drawchange, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to aid global change by supplying the world’s children with empowering art experiences.


You can also buy hardcovers, signed by yours truly in my shop, right now! I'm still waiting on my paperbacks.



Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, back cover
Mr. Mailbox Man Goes to Work, back cover




By erin the great, Dec 5 2016 02:00PM

I just wanted to share these really fun paintings I got to do this past month.



It's a Liger
It's a Liger



Little Basement Bar
Little Basement Bar


These paintings were so much fun! I love to collaborate with my customers. They inspire me and together, we come up with something really special.

"The Little Basement Bar" was a gift for a family from a magical little customer. I was given photos and stories/personality trates of each family member. All the information I gathered helped me to decide the spirit animals of each member. The piece is filled with inside jokes, favorite stories etc. I'm happy to report that the family was very happy with their portrait!


"It's a Liger" was a piece commemorating a friend-cation. My magical litte customer gave me all the instructions of what they wanted in the picture and pictures/descriptions for each animal.


I believe in affordable art and try to price my paintings as reasonably as I can. If you are interested in ordering a custom piece from me, please email me at art_ebaker@hotmail.com and we can figure out your unique work of art together!


Would you rather get something ready now? Browse my shop and find something whimsical!



By erin the great, Nov 28 2016 11:00AM



Atlanta Bike Mural Program | Integration, Thank You | Atlanta Artist, erin
Atlanta Bike Mural Program | Integration, Thank You | Atlanta Artist, erin


This year, I had the pleasure to work on a mural for the city of Atlanta. The city of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs is hosting a Dedication for the 18 bike rack murals on December 3, 2016 from 2-3pm. Details here


A little about my piece: Integration, Thank You


“Integration, Thank You” is an affirmative mural that illustrates the harmony of city life and nature. It reminds participants of the benefits their healthy choices create: cleaner air and a healthier, happy city.


On side A) Pine trees and a Dogwood tree create the outline of Atlanta’s city scape against a blue sky. The portrayal of the trees creating the Atlanta Skyline emphasizes the integration of nature and city life.


On side B) an animated squirrel rides on a typical Atlantan bike path. The gray squirrel, dandelions, Dogwood and Pine trees are all regional and help to further reiterate the integration in this piece. A heart felt “Thank You” is painted on the seat of the bicycle rack.


By using my “Integration, Thank you” bicycle rack, I hope the offered “thank you” will bring a smile to the participant, reminding them they did their part. They have just contributed to less traffic, cleaner air, a healthier body and the Atlanta trees and animals thank them for it! My intention with this piece is to encourage more cycling by illustrating the benefits and thanking the individual for their participation.

Here is a slideshow of my experience. I LOVED working on this project, as you can see from all the pictures I took!




I primarily work in watercolor, so, working in oil was a real treat. During the process, I had the pleasure of meeting the photographer, Artem Nazarov for a studio visit. He was interested in the project so I invited him over. He is very talented and I love the pictures he took!


Artem Nazarov
Artem Nazarov

Dear Atlanta,


You made me feel like I was invited to the prom by the coolest kid in school. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of this project! Hooray!


yours truly,


erin the great


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