Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tiny Astornaut

My sweet little space explorer! He likes to dress up & pretend. I do too!

Monday, February 27, 2012


A transportation print I sold to Pottery Barn Kids a while ago. They used it for the sheet & some inspiration for the quilt. This is called the "Patrick Transportation Bedding Collection".
I love the bold crisp look & primary palette. Available at Pottery Barn Kids.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Who's in the Farmyard? - Book Giveaway

My latest book Who's in the Farmyard? with British publisher Barefoot Books arrived in the mail this week. This is the third book in the Who's in.... series. Farmyard is a fun filled book featuring frisky goats, baaing lambs, pink piggies, crowing rooster & much more! You can purchase the book here

I will be giving away one signed copy of this book. To enter to win, leave a comment with your name & if you're not a follower of my blog become one:) The winner will be chosen at random Friday, March 2nd.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I knew I could!

When I opened my email this morning I found out that LMNOP Weekly had a wonderful article about my Tada shop in today's edition.
I am a BIG fan of LMNOP, so I feel honored to have my work in such a great publication!
Big or small we all need a little inspiration.

I am really touched to think that my art can help and inspire others. Very Cool!

Monday, February 20, 2012

American Presidents

Happy Presidents Day! Here is just a sample of our presidential portraits. You can purchase a set of all 42 individually painted portraits at my Etsy store.
I've always liked history & when you mix that with some glamour... I knew we had to illustrate these interesting men. Hopefully someday soon we will add a woman! Each portrait includes the sequential order of service, the years in office & one fun fact.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Found this...

in my sketchbook when looking for some painterly samples of my art. I liked the message.

Monday, February 13, 2012

My Valentine

I made the black card for Antonio for our first Valentine's day. I knew then he was different than the usual guy I would date right away. I am happy to say 9 years later I still feel the same way! (if not even more) I've made him a Valentine every year since. This year I made him "You are my anchor" (pretty true) Unfortunately for him, being married to an artist with a blog means he occasionally has to put up with me posting personal things. *I'll try to make it a once a year thing!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Gigi took these pictures of Luca in the car on the way to a Super Bowl party. He's a pretty boy & a momma's boy. I love both those things about him. My little ray of happiness!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Little Book of Animals

Last year I made this Little Book of Animals. A wee sized book at just 3 x 3" I stumbled upon it today while looking for something else. Made me smile so I decided to share.

Monday, February 6, 2012


This is my latest obession the Jujube heels (even love that name) at Anthropologie. Just the sight of them makes me smile they check all my boxes. Well, except for price but a girl can dream- right :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

5 Good Things.

5 good things about today:
-I woke up to a thunder storm (love that).
-At breakfast Luca finished his whole bowl of oatmeal (a first).
-Tonight is date night.
-I know it won't be much longer until spring flowers begin to sprout.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Punxsutawney Phil

About a week ago I took a two day illustrator course. Illustrator is a program I've been meaning to learn for years now. Like anything new (and especially with me...) it doesn't always come quickly. I've been setting aside about an hour a day to play around. Today's exercise was for Groundhog's day. In case you haven't heard yet Phil saw his shadow. "Many shadows I do see: six more weeks of winter it must be." Since I was a little girl I've held a curious fascination with Groundhog's Day. Who ever imagined that a bunch of older men in an annual ceremony decked out in top hats would predict the end of winter based upon a tiny rodents shadow? So wonderfully bizarre.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Time flies...

This is a painted piece from my sketch book.
Here's to a fantastic February!