Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer offerings...

compliments of my hibiscus tree!  Summer is definitely my favorite season.
I never know what new color I'll find around the next corner.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Surtex, done & dusted!

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

Surtex 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

Mommas & Babies

A very special bond.  Even if they refuse to pose normally for a picture!
Happy Mother's Day! 

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Late spring, early summer is my favorite time of year.  It's also one of my busiest.
Trying to take time to refresh, enjoy the sun, the flowers & YES the drinks! 
(*I'll take that pink tropical one please)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Animal Squares

I love animals.  Big, small, feathered or covered in fur I'm a fan.
Fierce or docile they find a way into my heart!
They're so uncomplicated. (I appreciate that)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Coral Skies

We've had a particularly grey April here.  Days of overcast, dull skies.  I've been daydreaming about a different colored sky.  Coral, perhaps!