Thinking about possible costumes!
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
I was inspired to reinterpret this Josef Frank textile from the early 1900s.
Thought the harvest like theme was very appropriate for this time of year.
Textiles have always held a special place in my heart.
It's what I got my degree in at R.I.S.D.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
I don't do a shout out for every month but October I'm fond of you.
You're still warm, the sky swirls with falling leaves, & there's a playfulness to you. A time when kids & adults can play dress up with the reward of candy. Things can get a little scary but hopefully, not too frightening. (you never know anymore)
October, I'm ready for your dark delights!
Friday, September 29, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Here's a piece that I've been working on in a program called Painter.
Years ago I used it on a regular basis. As my projects required more layers & a more universal software I eventually found my way to Photoshop. I've missed all the textures & brush that Painter has to offer & I recently got the updated program. (So crashing is less of an issue now- which is always a huge YAY!)
Friday, September 1, 2017
Labor day weekend is always a little bittersweet.
Summer is my favorite season but all good things come to an end.
Most of my summer check list has been completed:
- -eat lots of watermelon
- -add sprinkles to most things
- -play in the sun
- -keep the flowers alive
- -swim like a fish
- -gracefully let go of the season... (still working on this one)
*Now I'll start shopping for sweaters!
Monday, August 28, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
The forecast says hot, hot, hot all week. Which inspired this camel caravan art.
I think I might be the rare exception- I actually really enjoy these bright, blazing days.
(Although I do need some shady spots for a little relief & a fountain is nice too!)
Friday, June 23, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
This is an image I illustrated for Who's in the Garden? a book I did
for Barefoot Books years ago. It still makes me happy.
I'm smitten with summertime. The bright sun, the long days, the colorful flowers
and the gardens. Full of surprises, flavors & possibilities.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Me in my booth
A few of my buttons, I ended up designing 12 for a fun assortment to choose from.
A floral print giveaway for special clients.
Sometimes the booth got busy & I totally forgot about this.
Whew, I won't lie the amount of work that goes into preparing for Surtex is immense. From updating your collection, being your own art director & editor, sending out some promotion, making banners, updating business cards, creating fun little branded giveaways & getting all that to New York-it's A LOT. All that said it's always a great feeling of accomplishment once it's done & you're standing behind the booth.
I had a good show. It's always important to me to stand behind my work & see what the response is like. People will let you know what's working & what's not. (not always verbally, you can tell by body language or a look) That keeps my eyes open & evolving which is essential as an artist.
Knowing and understanding your market is important.
I'm always blown away by how many super talented people there are in the industry and how kind and supportive most of them are. We're all putting our hearts, dreams & days behind what we do.
And while it's not always easy it's a beautiful way to walk through life. (doing what you love)
Monday, May 15, 2017
This time next week I'll be in New York camped out in Surtex booth 3029. Hopefully showing my work to many! I'm thinking of my space there as my own little greenhouse overflowing with art.
Should be fun, I've have lots of new work to share from my standard kids & baby art to prints appropriate for any age. Hope to see you there!
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Friday, May 5, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Wishing you a very Happy Easter if this is a holiday you celebrate!
This image is inspired by the Lite-Brite toy I dearly loved as a child. I'd make a glowing image every night before bed. The vivid contrast was my favorite part.
*The lapsed Catholic in me can't stop painting bunnies this time of year.