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I’ve been busy creating new artwork for BluePrint. This is my first big show in the States and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I will be showing with Cinnamon Joe Studio. If you’d like to see more of my artwork feel free to contact them. I’m excited for the opportunity to finally be getting my artwork out there! I recently purchased a Cintiq 13hd and have loved illustrating on it, especially for hand lettering. I feel that I’ve finally found a tool that works for me. I don’t really consider myself a painter, and it’s frustrating that I can’t “undo” something when working that way. So being able to work in Photoshop with paintbrushes has been the perfect balance for me.
I love the chalk feeling of the image below. I think I only used one brush. I had been trying to create this in Photoshop for almost a year, but just couldn’t get it to look right, until I purchased a Cintiq 13hd.
The hand lettering brushes I use are from Shauna that she created for Retro Supply. You can grab a few of them for free here, or you can purchase the whole set here. Totally worth it in my mind! Another great resource for brushes is from Kyle Webster. I created the image below using them. If you’d like to get the image below as a free download, just click on this link, or sign up for my newsletter, for a freebie straight to your inbox every newsletter.
My faith continues to grow as I study the life of Jesus Christ and read His words. I hope that these quotes will help to brighten your faith and your walls! Both of these are available for free downloads. If you choose to download them, you may print out as many copies as you like and give them to friends, but please don’t sell them. These are for personal use only. Thank you for your honesty.
I designed these posters as part of my Personal Progress (round 2). As a leader in the Young Women’s program, I have the opportunity to earn my Young Woman Medallion again. When I was a youth, I earned one and I’m excited to be earning it again. But this time, as a mother. It really is a wonderful blessing in my life and I’m happy to be sharing these with you.
I had so much fun designing this 2017 Hipster Captain tea towel calendar for Spoonflower. I made it into the top 20, which is a huge honor! They are now available for purchase. Plus until Nov. 9, 2016, Spoonflower is having a Buy 1 Get 1 Sale on Fat Quarters. If you’d like to purchase my design, it can be found here. Thanks for all your support!
I have some big news! I am now represented by Cinnamon Joe Studios. I first met Paul and Andrea at SURTEX in 2014. They were super nice and I just knew my art would be a great fit for them. I hoped to be among the group of elite artists that they represent. I first tried reaching out in 2015, but got no reply. So, I continued to better my art and contacted them a year later. And they said YES! It just shows that if at first you don’t succeed, try try again!
I’m so happy with the relationship that we are beginning to develop. I have so many ideas and it’s hard to find the time to create them all. But I love knowing that when I do create a new piece of artwork it will hopefully find a new and happy home, thanks to Paul & Andrea.
I knew that working with a Studio would be a good fit for me.
I have already sold a few designs to some big name clients, and hopefully I can share those with you in the coming year, but until then…. Here’s a sample of a beach towel from JD Keating that I designed last year. JD Keating is a beach towel company in the UK. My 8 year old daughter especially wants this towel for herself! Ha ha. I doubt I’ll let her use it, as it’s the only sample I have!
Last Summer I had the privilege of working with CamelBak to design some kids water bottles. I had no idea how fun it would be! I loved the process, but when it came down to the production part, that proved very difficult. Each bottle is only allowed up to four colors and white has to be one of them. Then each color needs to be separated onto its own layer. The bottles are actually printed with a rolling printer around the bottle. To make it appear that the bottle is printed all the way around, the colors need to be offset. You can see in this hedgehog example that there is only brown on the far right and only white and yellow on the left. Isn’t that cool! I just love learning new things each and every day! Which bottle is your favorite?
I just finished up the 12 days of Christmas for #the100dayproject. It was so much fun to redraw these and I’m so glad that I stuck with it and finished these. I was inspired by folk art and especially had fun looking through a vintage folk art book. If you’d like to continue to follow along with #the100dayproject, simply follow me on Instagram.
Go and check out my new studio on the Happy Happy Art Collective Blog. I love having a space all my own to create. Oh wait, I have two kids that are constantly in here making messes! Ha ha. And that’s ok, because that means I’m loved and they are creating too. My 8 year old daughter loves to pull out whatever she can get her hands on and create anything her imagination comes up with. And currently my 2.5 year old son loves to paint! And the funny thing is, he only uses purple. So sweet. I love seeing their little minds work to create something completely original.
It’s fun playing with new ways to hand draw type and use some fun new photoshop brushes I purchased from RetroSupply. It was fun to hand draw these over and over again until they came out just the way I wanted. Check them out below.
And sometimes the sketches don’t look anything like the finished design. Ha ha! But it serves a very important step, to get the ideas out of my head and onto paper.
Follow me on Instagram to see all of my #the100dayproject. For the next 100 days I’m going to play! Play with clay, wood, chalk, fabric, embroidery, paper, watercolor, pencils, markers, anything to get my creative juices flowing. And the only criteria, is I have to use my hands for part of it. So follow along, or join in for the fun! What would you like to see me try?