Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Earth Day


So happy to call this beautiful planet home!  I'm celebrating Earth Day by planting some of my favorite hearty herbs.  Still a little too chilly here to plant all those colorful flowers I've had my eye on.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Weekend Vibes....


Painted with gouache, made with love, flowering branches from a neighbors tree
Shhhh, don't tell anyone!
Happy FRIDAY!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Up, up & away!

Someone I love- A LOT had one of those big milestone birthdays yesterday.
He lacked enthusiasm but we still wanted to celebrate.
Unlike this illustration we didn't fill the sky with balloons.  Instead we went to the arcade!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Monkey Business

Busy working on some fun new boys art for the upcoming Surtex show.
As a mother to a son I quickly realized how saturated the market was with lovely designs for girls.  Not nearly as many for boys.  With a focus on this niche,  I'm rounding out my current collection.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Tropical Birds


This print was inspired by my recent trip to south Florida.
Remembering all the beautiful birds & giant hibiscus I saw.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Tailed by a leopard!

Painted a big spotted cat in my tiny sketchbook.
I'd like to have a leopard friend!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Snipping Citrus...

& pretending it's warm outside.
*I've always wanted a lemon tree in my yard.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hop, Hop!


Wishing you & your little bunnies a very Happy Easter!
Off to find eggs & maybe a few carrots.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Flowers & bunnies-

what could be better?

I painted this on Tuesday, March 20th to celebrate the spring equinox.
I also gathered some of my favorite spring blooms to keep the festivities going.
(Nothing smells better to me this time of year than hyacinth!)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Break

Taking a little trip to Florida soon.
Imagining what I might see!
(I'm ready for a tropical moment.)


Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring Baubles

I still have shades of green on my mind.
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

*** Shine On ***

Look how they shine for you!
I'm a sucker for a night sky filled with twinkling stars.
(collage work in my mini sketchbook)


Monday, March 12, 2018

Green Vibes


Can't wait to feel my hands in the dirt & sprinkle pops of color throughout my garden!
#i'mready

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bright Colors

That says it all.  Since I was a little girl I adored bright colors!

I'd hide my favorite crayons from my 3 brothers who I was convinced 
really didn't appreciate their beauty.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

My motto-

for adulthood.

You were once wild...
Don't let them tame you!
-Isadora Duncan
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring chirps!

HOORAY,  March has arrived!
(cue budding trees now...)

Monday, February 26, 2018

Squeeze


When life gives you lemons just absorb the vitamin C.
More fun in my mini sketchbook!

(Almost at the end of this one, I wonder if they make circular shaped sketchbooks?)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Green fix

February, my least favorite month of the year. 
After almost a full week of cold, ice, and no school I'm ready to bring on the blooms!
(this helped a little)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

It's the year of the dog.


Happy Chinese New Year!
This is an old piece I painted a while ago.
I think in dog years it's around 82 years old!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dinosaurs



I'm excited to share the next book in my Hello, World! series with Random House Kids.
Dinosaurs is a bright, colorful journey back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Big, small, horned or plated this board book explores many of the favorites.  Along with a *special fact on each page.  Hope the little dinosaur lovers in your life enjoy snuggling up & learning a little more!



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

New additions to Hello, World!



I'm excited to let you know that two NEW books will be added to my Hello, World! series with Random House Kids.  Today I'm featuring My Body.  This is a toe dip into anatomy.  Head, shoulders, knees and a whole lot of fun!

This book was chosen as one of Amazons books of the month for February.
I hope if you have a little one in your life you'll sit down & share this book together.
Happy Reading & high five!
(Available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.)


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Note to self:


Things you can't always see are hard at work.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Roses are red, some birds are aqua blue.


More birds and visual thoughts on February.
(Guess I'm feeling caged up?)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 1st


February has arrived & I'm celebrating with shade of red.
Excited to be slowly inching our way towards spring!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Take a Bow.

Tada!  I'm sharing a kids Valentine I made for Papyrus.
This is the front of the card.  With the bear finger puppet secured to the interior.

Here's a few of the fun characters on the interior.  There's also lots of fun on the back of the card. (along with red foil details throughout)
I love the interactive quality of this card.  The die cut stage & finger puppet are perfect for a storyline & play.   Available online at Papyrus.



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

State love

Are you looking for a unique Valentine's day gift?

My state wall art available at Uncommon Goods might do the trick.
Each of the 50 states have been lovingly illustrated featuring the capital, the state bird & flower along with some popular landmarks & the state abbreviation.  Did I mention this can be personalized with a first or last name?  It's an eyeful of educational fun facts!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Cut garden


I made myself a paper flower garden until my real one returns.
My eyes are longing for a bright rainbow of zinnias.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

*Putting it out there!


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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Love dabs


Midweek love dabs. (gouache on navy paper)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Painted Flowers

Anyone else anxious for spring to arrive?
I painted a floral the reminds me of the breezy, sun filled days that are just around the corner.
(I love that new grass green color & its wispy texture.)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Kapow!

A starry patchwork painted in my mini sketchbook.
Wooo, glad this week is over! ➪↱↗

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Dear January,

I'm not fond of you.
Wishing for wings so I could fly towards warmer weather.
Until then I'll keep the kettle going.
(Hint: Sipping warm tea throughout the day helps!)

Monday, January 15, 2018

Printsource


It's showtime!
Tomorrow Tuesday, January 16th & Wednesday, January 17th my husband (Antonio) will be at Printsource exhibiting my art.  Watch for him, he has loads of colorful, new prints & graphics!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Searching for summer.

Ice cream looks good anytime of the year.  I needed to pull up something summery on this cold January morning.  P.S. Sprinkles have always made me happy!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Oh man,

I Wish I really felt this way.

Instead, I'm counting the days until I'll be back in a t-shirt & sandals.
Missing bare arms & sunshine!
(layers aren't my thing)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018!

For me there is always some excitement around the New Year.
A fresh start, with the opportunity to let go of what didn't work & a start date for what could.
 This New Year blew in with a BIG blast of brrrrr!
And multiple layers... it's super cold here.

Hope your 2018 is off to a great start!