Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Whether you bar-b-que, picnic, or play in the park I wish you a happy & safe Memorial Day!
I think I'm going to take my first dip in the pool this weekend. (if it's too cold then just my toes :) A BIG Thanks to all the brave men & women who have served our country.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's Raining,

It's pouring & Luca is snoring. Ahhh, nap time. About 1 hour to catch up! He looks so sweet sleeping in the gentle rain.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

To Do...

Get through Monday- Check X
Zooming home now.
(art: crayon, paint & time)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Weekend Plans...

I'm looking forward to the weekend. Tomorrow one of Luca's Montessori classmates will be turning 4. It's fun to see all the love & creativity that goes into the kids parties. I particularly enjoy the excitement everyone feels. (even the grown ups) So Saturday we'll join the little party animals for some fun in the sun. Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thank You Cards

Like mom said it's always good to say "please" & "thank you". If you're looking for some sweet thank you cards from you & baby look no further. C.R. Gibson made these out of some of my art. Pair it with a bright envelope for that extra pop of color, stamp & send. If your curious about a retailer that sells these in your area check & enter your zip code at the bottom of the page. (under store locator)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Favorite Thing

Antonio & I did it. We traded his beloved Porsche 911 for a Chevy Volt. Like most Americans we were tired of the high price of gas and what it means to our world. With our home & studio just a block apart we don't have much of a commute. Did you know you can go 40 miles in the Volt without using any gas? Did you know it doesn't emit any exhaust emissions into the air? These things make me H A P P Y! One more great point for me is it's super quiet. (Ahhh- quiet any mom understands that one) Antonio loves that it's loaded with gadgets & corresponding iphone apps. Don't get me wrong I know we're not saving the world but every little step helps. So the Chevy Volt goes on my list of favorite things!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY!

Hello Friends, One more day left to the weekend. WOW- it speeds by! Antonio & I spend yesterday car shopping. Now that can be overwhelming... So I've got cars on my mind. We're going to be a one car family. More soon & maybe a new car (print is 100% digital made in photoshop)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Jill McDonald Baby & Kids

Hello & Happy Friday! I've entered the 21st century & now have a Jill McDonald Baby & Kids page on Facebook. Go ahead LIKE us & learn lots more about our upcoming products. I promise to keep my blog about more things other than my brand- it's the whole reason I started the Facebook page.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Not Going to Prom...

Or at least that's kind of how it feels. For the first time in 7 years I will not be exhibiting at Surtex. This is the big yearly show for illustrators/ designers. I have to say I'll miss not being there. This was a conscious decision on my part. I've been focusing on the Jill McDonald Baby brand. We're working hard to expand the JM product offerings to playette (clothing), bath & juvenile bedding. On another front I'm hard at work on my own line of wall art. So realizing you can't do everything. (but sigh... wouldn't that be GREAT!) I've had to pick & choose were I want to focus my energy. If your a company that follows my blog & miss seeing my art at Surtex this year. Send me an e-mail & I'll see what I can do. I have lots of fun prints still available. Guess I won't be prom queen this year. (I never was but a girl can dream, right?)

Monday, May 9, 2011

M is for Monday...

Hello- Hope you had a nice weekend. So I wish M was for magnetic Monday. I had the hardest time getting out of bed this morning. Maybe it'll be easier tomorrow.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Job Description

Job Description:
-Must need little sleep
-Must be selfless (most of the time)
-Must be a cheerleader
-Must give lots of hugs & kisses. (that's the easy part)
-Must be a short order cook
-Must be patient (even when you've been pushed past your limit)
-Must be willing to work 24/ 7

Who would sign up for this? The answer is anyone who's a mom.
You gladly do this & much more & the crazy part of it all. You cherish every minute of it! Well, maybe almost every minute.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms.
You're SUPER special!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spreading the Word

Antonio has just added some really nice photos of the JM crib bedding to our website. I'm working hard to expand the brand with a playette and bath offering. We're in the PR stage now which I'm learning all about. Feels a bit strange bragging about the product but I really have put my heart & soul into making it special. Hope you will check it out & remember it if you know of a baby on the way!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Mid- week Reminder

I saw this written on Liz's hand this morning. I knew it was the perfect post for today.
Don't forget it's this Sunday :)