Welcome to the Funamals Blog

Welcome to the Funamals Blog
Funamals is a company that represents the whimsical artwork of Amy DeCaussin.

Friday, February 8, 2013


I decided that I really wanted to explore painting food.  Since I have also been exploring cooking it, this  project went hand in hand.  The challenge is that we recently moved to a very small town and I am in the studio by myself a lot, so making lots of food to paint was not ideal.  My resolution?  I am making "mini" versions of food!  I LOVE anything in miniature and I love close up photography.  There are a lot of things I really love in this project.  Here I made mini (eggless) yogurt blackberry pancakes.  They are plated on a teacup saucer :)  They were fun to eat too!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Expanding into illustration

I always say that I specialize in animal portraiture...and I do, but I am currently working on expanding my abilities.  I am concentrating on illustration now.  I hope it will lead to new and exciting adventures and projects.  I attended the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference last summer and got 1st runner up in the contest for best portfolio...(click here to read more).  Since then I have been working to scratch the surface in this new field of study.

Click Here to view a few past illustrations for children's books.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kiwi Fruit Pizza

I made this delicious "Kiwi Fruit Pizza" a few weeks ago.  It was basically fruit  pizza, but all I had in the house for fruit was kiwis.  I am trying to expand my portfolio, so I thought it would be something fun to paint!