I’m so excited to announce that my Journals are now available for purchase in my Etsy shop! I’ve had the amazing company ecojot help me out by manufacturing them and I think they’ve turned out great. 100% recycled materials and 100% fun! Each journal measures 5x7inches and has 80 lined sheets. They are just small enough to throw in your purse and take with you wherever you go. And with four different designs to choose from there’s at least one you’ll like, or maybe more! Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Entering the Global Talent Search this year was my opportunity to take a creative brief and interpret it with fresh eyes. An opportunity to create another piece of artwork to stretch myself and make something that I was proud of. And I am proud of these piece. I went through at least 3 rounds of revisions before finally settling on this one. I loved the opportunity to try something new. Even though I didn’t make the top 50 out of 999 participants that submitted artwork, I’m ok with it. Here’s to even more opportunities to create great art!
I’ve also been busy doing the briefs from the MIID Summer School. I had a ton of fun with this brief creating a tribal theme for wrapping paper on boxes. I love the way these turned out!
I wanted to share a few of my latest projects with you.
The first one I am most excited about! I’m going to be updating my Etsy shop with lots of fun prints and these super fun journals! More to come on those once I get them back from the manufacturer, but I couldn’t wait to share the good news! They are going to be 4 different designs and quantities will be limited, so make sure to mark your calendars for the end of this month! Which one is your favorite?
The Amsterdam journal was part of a collection that I worked on together with the lovely talented ladies over at Happy Happy Art Collective City Collections. If you’d like to see the project as a whole, go here! They are incredible and it was so much fun to work on!
This is another project that I recently illustrated for the Happy Happy Art Collective Alphabet. A continuing project that is so much fun to work on. I hope to do more letters in this style as it was a lot of fun. The only problem is I’m not sure if I could do the whole alphabet in this style, as you can see, the letter Q was a difficult one. Quail and Queen were about the only nouns! Ha ha!
Not only did I sign up for the Global Talent Search (wahoo! We just got our first assignment today!) but I’ve also signed up for the Make It In Design Summer School, both the advanced and intermediate tracks. It is definitely pulling me out of my normal illustration style so don’t judge to harshly. It was rather fun though. The first was supposed to be inspired by water ripples. I originally hand dyed some fabric using some Shibori techniques, and then using photoshop and a lot of layers created this pattern. What do you think? Would you have a pillow made from this fabric?
The intermediate track was supposed to be inspired by retro geometric swimwear. I’m not the best at geometrics, so again, way out of my comfort zone, but I was able to get something that I liked. I feel like the top print could be little fishes. So cute!
Well, I’ve still got some big projects in the works and I can’t wait to tell you more about them when I can. I recently designed my brother-in-laws wedding invitations and am working on a few logos, so when those are available to share, I’ll make sure and share them here. I hope you are all having a wonderful day. Please let me know what you think! Thank you!
I’ve been trying my hand at some brush work. I just purchased this pen after reading up on it and I must say I am very pleased with it! The best part is that you don’t have to keep dipping your pen over and over again in the ink. I have found that it dries out easily though, but nothing a quick dip in a cup of water can’t solve!
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Do I have a fun one for you this month! I’ve been working on my brush and ink work and decided to put it on a card. And to make it more fun, I’ve added watercolor dots, for those of us who like a little fun in our day! But for those of you with more modern dad’s, here’s a plain ‘ole black and white version! Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dad’s out there! I sure have a great one! He taught me to be honest and work hard at everything you do.
I also have a great husband who is an amazing father to our two precious children. How blessed I feel to have him in my life. I love you Chris!
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I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. I know I sure am, and we’re prepping the garden and the apple trees. Here’s to hoping for a good harvest and a beautiful Spring.
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I know I sure love my Mom! She is one of the most selfless people I know. How blessed I am to call her Mother! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you beautiful woman out there who put your children first! Hugs!
I designed this adorable Easter Printable for all of my Newsletter Subscribers. I just sent out my very first Newsletter, and I can’t wait to keep all our you lovelies informed about what I’ve been up to. I hope to send it out each month, but with an infant taking up much of my time, that may be difficult.
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If you would like to get your very own copy, you could pick one up at Surtex this year, but if you aren’t going, you can subscribe to the magazine. Plus get $15 off a subscription with the discount code USPDG2014. The paper quality is incredible and the content inside is even more so! It’s right up there with the coveted Critique magazine.
If you’d like to watch a little video and see some of the amazing artwork going to be in the magazine, then check out this video!
Here are the images I submitted! I’m not sure which ones were chosen yet, but I can’t wait to find out! Which one is your favorite!