This pear is also known as Fondante d’Automne (Autumn’s candy).
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This one appears in Pears of History, Myth, and Legend
But is it art?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Two posts in one day… sheesh. But I just took these pictures this afternoon, and I wanted to post them! The little polymer pear is sitting in a very spring-like arrangement of Sedum, Eyelash Begonia, and Pilea. The other plants are a struggling Shamrock and Maidenhair Fern.
If you like the pear, you can check out some other little photo shoots etc.
I also wanted to let you all know that I’ll be participating in a vernissage / gallery exhibit / art show this Friday in Montreal. The evening will feature local artists from the H4C postal code (St. Henri neighborhood). I already know that there’s going to be a TON of different artists showing work at the event, so I suspect this is going to be a lot of fun!
If you’re in Montreal, please stop by, the address is:
999 du College, #44
Chief Operating Pear
Another one from Work-a-Day Pear.
Trying to Think
Other things pears try to do:
Music Too Loud
Another one from Work-a-Day Pear!
Adjusting an Office Chair
This is an older comic that I redid for the Work-A-Day Pear comic.
Dokter Peer / Doctor Pear
A few months ago, Esther, a very nice woman in Europe (probably the Netherlands given the Dutch description), contacted me about doing this custom drawing (a doctor pear tending to a sick blueberry). She wanted to give the picture to her friend as a gift for finishing medical school. I LOVED the project because their nicknames for each other are pear and blueberry– very cute! Esther ended up putting the image on a bag for her friend, and I think it looks amazing!
I am always interested in making custom drawings / prints. If you’re interested, you can contact me through Etsy or email me at drew[at]angriestpear[dot]com.
Abbe Fetel Pear (Pear Varieties)
The Abbe Fetel or Abate Fetale was in the news earlier this month when Italian growers brought this pear to the States for a showing. This is also the pear I chose to make the month of April in the pear calendar.
Valentine’s Day Chocolate
The Market Cooperative
I’ll be selling Angry Pear comics and other things from my etsy shop tomorrow at the Market Cooperative. This is my second time at this craft fair, and if last time is any indication, there’s going to be TONS of amazing artisans there.
In addition to comics, I’ve made a few St. Valentine themed owls just for the fair:
(the little hearts are felted pins, which I might sell too).
And if cutesy Valentine’s aren’t your thing, there’s always this very Angry Pear card:
If you’re in Montreal, I hope to see you there!
The Market Cooperative
February 13 (tomorrow)
11 am – 6 pm
3480 rue McTavish
Fictional Pears: Hercule Poirot Favorite Quotes
Pear Varieties: Winter Nelis
This second image is from the 2014 Calendar. She is the face of February! (Click the image to enlarge if the description is too small).
And the Winners Are…
Thank you for participating in the Facebook / Twitter contest. I really appreciate all of your comments, and I honestly wish I could give everyone a comic or calendar. But that would be too expensive. So chosen at random, here are the two winners:
Anna Cull of In the Art Cave
Carla of Team Nugget
I used this list randomizer at random.org to randomly decide the winners. I only mention it because I think it’s neat!
Keeping Plants over the Winter
This is the problem with bringing plants inside for the winter.
By the way, there’s still time to enter the Facebook / Twitter contest and win a Pear Calendar or a comic book!
Just like or follow Angry Pear on Facebook or Twitter (if you have done so already, then of course you can enter), then comment on the contest post. It’s very important that you comment on the contest post to enter the contest.
Facebook / Twitter Contest!
Angry Pears like attention too! Like or Follow Angry Pear on Facebook or Twitter and comment below to win a Pears of the World 2014 calendar or a comic book of your choosing.
All you have to do is “like” or “follow” Angry Pear on Facebook OR Twitter and comment here why you like Angry Pear or which prize you would like. If you’ve already liked or followed Angry Pear (thank you!), just comment here anyway. The contest is open to anyone in the world.
By the end of the day next Sunday (January 26), I’ll pick two winners at random from the comments below.
Let’s take another look at the pearific prizes you can win!
The Pears of the World calendar features 12 different types of pears, along with a description for each month. I had a lot of fun putting this together.
New comics from 2013 include Pearishables, Pears of History, Myth and Legend, and Work-a-Day Pear. I also have few copies left of comics from past years.
Good luck everyone! Here are the Facebook and Twitter links again!
Well Lotioned Pear – Part 2
In part 1 I said that there was no such thing as applying too much lotion this time of year. Maybe I was wrong about that…
Well Lotioned Pear – part 1
Favorite Posts from 2013
If you’re on WordPress, you know that they send this nice summary of the past year at the end of every year. I thought I’d post the favorite comics (according to their tracking of page views) from 2013. Thanks to everyone who’s subscribed to this blog. I really appreciate all of your comments and support!
(Just a link for this one since there are a few comics here).
2. Hercule Poirot Favorite Quotes
3. Cooking Terminology
4. Another Hercule Poirot quote
5. Things to Do When You’re Bored at Work
Happy New Year!
I just finished working on a calendar for 2014! I hope not everyone already has a calendar for next year. I’m hoping that there are a least some people, who like me, are not organized or ready to get calendars in December.
This “Pears of the World” calendar has a different pear type for each month and a short write-up to along with it. It measures 5.5″ x 8″ and is printed on heavy card stock. It’s available in my Etsy shop. You can read all the descriptions of the pear types for each month are there too.
I started this project pretty late in the year, but I got so involved with researching different kinds of pears that it went pretty quickly. I had so much fun looking at different pears (there are so many sweet sweet varieties) and imagining their pearsonalities!
I’m including the binder clip, so it can be hung on wall:
Here’s a list of all the months (full descriptions can be seen on Etsy):
This one is from a new print comic Work-A-Day Pear!
Holiday Shopping with Angry Pear!
You certainly don’t want to be in that position this year! I’ve been making lots of new things and gradually adding them to my Angry Pear Etsy shop. A lot of them would make pear-fect stocking stuffers!
Here are a few of the new items available:
I’ve chosen a few images to turn into prints that I then paint with watercolor. I’m also up to doing custom work, so if you’ve seen something on this site that you’d like as a print or have an idea for something, just email me drew[at]angriestpear[dot]com.
New comics! (Pearishables, Pears of History, Myth and Legend, and Work-A-Day Pear). I love making these print comics. They’re all hand-bound and include some of my favorite comics from the past year:
Mini-notebooks made from recycled paper. There are six covers to choose from (“enemy list” is my favorite, obviously):
Needle felted owl ornaments! Why didn’t I make pears? I don’t know.
And some old favorites:
Thanks for looking at my crafts!
It’s Manhattan Weather!
Want a print of this one? I’ve added a hand-painted and matted print to my Etsy shop!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US ! Hope your celebrations are more like the top picture and don’t devolve into the second one!
Maybe the food was too caramelized. Haha.
Knitting with Rabbit
Just a reminder that I’ll be selling pear comics, etc. today at the Market Cooperative. If you’re in Montreal, stop by!
11 AM-6 PM
McGill SSMU Ballroom
3480 rue McTavish
Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend for Expozine! It was a lot fun. There were many interesting vendors, and it was packed! Here are some photos of Angry Pear’s set up and the event!
Here’s what I picked up there! Zines from Shushanna Bikini London, “Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand” chapbook and two prints from Cardboard Reality Press and Bekky O’Neil, “Alpha Fig” by Wai Au from Love Love Hill, and two Moomin comics from Drawn and Quarterly.
If you wanted to stop by this weekend to see Angry Pear, but couldn’t make it, I’ll be at the Market Cooperative fair this Thursday!
I’ll be attending Expozine this weekend! And no, I will not be selling the privilege of patting my rabbit, Beatrice. Instead, I’ve got new comics, stationary, pins, magnets, and watercolors! I may even bring some giant knitted pears.
Here’s a sample of some of the comics and stationary I’ll be selling.
Beatrice helping me pick covers:
A bunch of giant pears ready to attack me:
Most of the new stuff is already listed in my Etsy shop, if you’re interested and aren’t in Montreal this weekend.
If you are in Montreal, you should definitely stop by Expozine. There are tons of small publishers, all selling really unique books and zines.
November 16 and 17, 12-6pm
5035 Saint-Dominique, Montréal, Québec
For a list of vendors and more details, visit Expozine’s website!
The war over the staircase continues!
Here are some previous installments in the ongoing battle between Angry Pear and her neighbor:
Sharing a Staircase (one of my favorites)