Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eater Memories!

Are you ready for Easter?  This is a memory game Easter card I made for Papyrus.
Each character is on a perforated square.  Tear them out, flip them over & see how good your memory is.  A fun addition to any Easter basket.  You can pick this card up at Target or Papyrus online.

Monday, March 30, 2015

My Fair Maiden...

Working away on lots of fun new art for Surtex!  I forget how fun it is to make what ever you want- no project in minds.  Just play.  This is a section of a piece I painted the day after the Oscars.  I was inspired by all those pretty dresses. (and performances)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Terrific Tree House!

Waking up to singing birds, noticing the bright yellow pops of daffodils & it not being dark at 4:30.
Signs of spring are all around.  Hooray!  This gets me thinking about our big summer project.  Antonio, Luca & I are building a tree house!  Ambitious, well maybe, but exciting & a great family activity most definitely.  Spent some time on a NEW tree house print- a good excuse for a little more exploration on how ours may look.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Inner Tiger

I mentioned an inner tiger in my last post.  After some thought... I think mine might look something like this!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ice Cream Social...

Working on a new print today "ice cream social".  Remember those?  Trying to use any free time I have to prepare for Surtex.  The last couple years I haven't had the time needed to make the impact I want to at the show.  This year if I stay on track I think I'll be ready.  Go inner tiger!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Break!

It's spring break week for Luca.  Antonio & I are busy trying to find the right balance of keeping him busy while we work & not bore him to tears at the same time.  We're pulling out all my old puzzles.  This one is my bug chart done for Pottery Barn Kids several years ago.  I'm getting ready to start a bug board book so seeing this art again was perfect timing!  Another cool thing about this puzzle is the size.  It is BIG- 2 x 3 feet so once it's all pieced together you feel like you've really accomplished something.  (that's one of my favorite feelings :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Paddy's Squares

Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Heading to the Kansas City St. Paddy's day parade later today.
Up bright & early so I can get started & 
not feel guilty about going to the parade. 
(*Something about a parade it always sucks me in- Guess it's the good people watching.)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Happy Spaces Wall Art

Hello & Happy Friday!
Today I'm posting some of my Happy Spaces canvas wall art.
We received samples & I'm excited to say that the printing & color
looks fantastic in person. You can see my collection with them here.

Snapped this shot by my black & white rug & my black and white dog.
She's always where she's not supposed to be- part of her charm!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Zoom, VROOM!

A collage car piece fresh from my sketch book.
Back to it...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

What Time Is It?

Time is such a crazy thing.  The next 5 months or so for me is crunch time!  The Surtex show is coming up & I'm busy making new art. (I needed some play time)
Then it's off to the Licensing Show.
Yep, we're trying this show for the first time.
I'm working on writing & illustrating a series of board books with Random House & will soon begin the next round of products for my gift line.  All of this is SUPER exciting but it does have me a bit obsessed with time.  Doing my best to take each task day by day & not overwhelm myself with thinking about it all at once. Working hard on not counting the days but making each moment count.
I think that's how you get things done & remain sane!
(that & yoga!)

Monday, March 2, 2015


Made it through February. 
Which in my opinion is the   l o n g e s t   month 
of the year!