Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates this special holiday! This pattern is available as fabric, wrapping paper, and wall paper. Click on the picture for the link to purchase. thanks so much for stopping by!
I just added more initials to my Etsy shop. I’m almost done with the alphabet! Whew. E, F, N, O, V, W. I now offer each initial print in your choice of 7 colors. Black, Indigo, Blush, Folk Light, Folk Dark, Blossom Light, Blossom Dark. I’m currently in love with this Indigo palette! I usually use a bazillion colors, but I’m diggin’ these blues! thanks so much for stopping by! Click HERE to visit my Etsy shop.
Part 4 of my Advent Challenge! Here are the first sixteen! I’ve been posting these on Instagram. I LOVE Instagram! Find me by clicking HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Categories: Color, Group Design Project, Instagram, New Design • Tags: Adobe Illustrator, art, bird, christmas, color, colorful, create, design, embellish, gingerbread house, henna, holiday, illustration, partridge, pattern, pear tree, star, surface design, surface pattern design, texture, xmas
I’ve kind of forgotten to keep up with my Advent blog postings! I’ll post a few illustrations every day, because it’s almost Christmas! Yikes, where did the year go? Here are 8 days in block format. I think they look really cool together! any ideas what I can do with these (for next year)? I’ve been posting these on Instagram. I LOVE Instagram! Find me by clicking HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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My next project for Make Art That Sells, Part B, was for the Scrapbooking industry. It was a blast! Our theme was antique/vintage clocks. I had to really think about this one for a while. I finally chose to go with a Steampunk theme and colors. Very different for me! I absolutely loved drawing all of the elements for this one. Keys! Borders Then I sketched out a rough layout for my icons. It’s getting cold here, kitty plopped between my […]
I was featured on the Make it in Design blog yesterday! So excited that they asked me to talk a bit about myself and my process. Check out the video I made! To see the full interview, click HERE. Take a look at their courses by clicking HERE.
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A few years ago I entered a contest for a scarf design. The theme was “Skulls”. I’m really not into skulls and any kind of “dark” theme, but I always have loved those Sugar Skulls from the Mexican Dia de los Muertos tradition. I ended up being one of the winners! Yay! But…I had to give up the rights to my design. Boo! But the prize money was pretty decent. I’ve been wanting to do a series of these for […]
Categories: Color, Design, Etsy, New Design, Pinterest, Quirky • Tags: Adobe Illustrator, art, Book of Life, Cintiq, day of the dead, decorative, dia de los muertos, embellish, flower, folk, henna, mexican, mexico, sugar skull, surface pattern design, tattoo, wacom
I’ve finally opened my Etsy shop! And it feels like it’s taken forever. And…I’m still not finished adding everything. I have a lot more initials to complete! Yesterday I picked up the giant roll of giclee prints at a fabulous local print shop called Concept Link. The man who runs it, Nadeem, is FABULOUS to work with. I was so excited with the quality of how everything printed. I was a bit worried about the background textures, as they came […]
Categories: Color, Etsy, New Design • Tags: art, card, czech, design, draw, etsy, floral, flowers, folk, giclee, greeting, initial, letter, monogram, moravian, polish, print, providence, quote, ralph waldo emerson, wycinanki
My initial/monogram prints are at the printer right now. I am SO excited to see what they look like! I’m getting them printed at a local shop that works exclusively with The Rhode Island School of Design, also known as RISD. They are going to be giclee prints, and I’ll be listing them on Etsy this weekend (hopefully!). Here is a little sample of the black and white ones. This is one color palettes that I’ve chosen. Not sure what […]