Sunday, January 30, 2011

Motown State of Mind Project

I was contacted about a month ago to create artwork for an event in Detroit. They had seen the Motown piece I did for the Eugene Concert Choir, a few years ago in this post and wanted something in the same style/feel. It was a pleasure working with them and knowing they are happy with the end artwork. Yay!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Birthday Week Freebie

My birthday is this week so I wanted to give a little something sweet to my readers. I hope you like them :)

Please spread the word for more folks to enjoy! Who doesn't love a freebie, right?

You can download a sheet of these sweet treat labels HERE.

Once downloaded, print on 8.5 x 11 (letter) size cardstock or label paper and start decorating!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chocolate Chip Muffin Cookies

I made these tasty chocolate chip muffin cookies this afternoon to take into the studio tomorrow in celebration of all the January birthdays (including mine!).

I came across this recipe at Cooking With My Kid. If you like to cook and/or bake, this is another site to add to your google reader.

Have a sweet Monday!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine's Cards for TinyPrints

I was super fortunate to be asked to participate in a Valetine's Day Greeting Card Challenge. It was a lot of work with tight deadlines, but one of the best projects I've worked on. Designing greeting cards, stationery, stickers, and party packages are my dream projects. Yay!

So pop on over to Tinyprints and send one of your sweeties a cute Valentine's Day card. They make it so easy to send customized cards, invites and even gift cards. Brilliant!

The top row:
1. Foxy Lady
2. Parachuting Pig
3. Pixie
4. Buggin' Out (one of my favorites)
5. My Best Friend

Bottom row:
6. Rockin' Bear
7. Special Delivery Bike
8. Frog Prince
9. Your Place or Mine? Birds

Here are additional designs that I wasn't able to fit in the layout above. (photos pulled from

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Happy Tuesday to you. This is a little happy mouse that I just couldn't resist.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sketchbook Project - Finished!

Helloooooo! I'm here! Where have I been? Well, interesting story there. Remember when I signed up for the Sketchbook Project? I was feeling extremely freaked out about trying to let myself be free with this. I did a few drawings and just felt awkward and stressed each time. I put it on the back burner hoping I would feel rejuvenated and confident enough to fill it up. December came around and I got swamped with an awesome project (will be sharing that soon too!) . I was pretty much just going to let the Sketchbook Project go and take it as a defeat.

Then I saw a fellow illustrator, Pop-i-cock's, post about the Sketchbook Project and that she wasn't going to be able to do it either. I took that as a "okay, I'm not the only one that didn't get it done". Then the next day she posted she was going to do it! I felt a surge of inspiration and took the challenge back on. (Thanks, Pop-i-cock!) She mentioned she was doing her book in vector graphics. I hadn't even realized that was an option. I realized "HEY! I can totally do this". I had two weeks to fill the book up! So I began cranking out sketches in my little book and had fun! I added in some vector pieces to show a variety of my style.

I'm done! I did it! I had it done this Friday and was ready to ship for the postmarked deadline of Saturday, January 15. They extended the post marked deadline to Tuesday, January 18 on Friday. I felt so happy I had it done and had a little time to look it over and take pictures/scan the images. I could relax and enjoy my weekend. Actually, I ended up catching up on all my projects that I had to push off till the weekend. But those are done now too! Yay!

So here are a few images from the book. I hope you like them.

Subject is: ...You'd be home by now.

This is one of my favorites. It just cracks me up!

This is nearing the end of the book.. I made it!

Back Cover

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A little something to share

I saw this over at one of my favorite blogs, Flora's Happy Doodle Land, and had to share it here. It so relaxing to watch and listen to with a wonderful message. Go to full screen and really enjoy the experience. Enjoy! :)


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