Friday, December 30, 2011

Illustration Friday: Highlight

I'm back from a self imposed maternity break. We now have two wonderful little boys; William and Wesley. Here is a picture of our newest addition, William. 




Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Custom Nursery Art Safari Themed

I just finished up doing some custom nursery art for a very nice couple. I think the final product turned out very cute!  

 

Monday, April 04, 2011

Bird and Nest Stamps for MFT

 
I'm very proud of the latest set I created for My Favorite Things Rubber Stamp's Inspired By line. It's called Inspired By Spring and features a bird, nest, cherry blossoms and pear tree. I think the nest turned out beautifully. To see the complete set visit the MFT Blog.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

My baby is turning 1!

I did a few little sketches of Wes while he was playing today. I'll be sharing them until his birthday, Friday.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Who's Afraid of the Dark?

Trendy Tykes has just released their Monster Jammerz™line of kids PJs and stuffed toys based on my monster designs. Check it out!
It's no secret that your little one can get uptight from things that go BUMP in the night. So is it any wonder they may need a special friend and protector at bedtime?

Meet Razz, Umphf, and Gurt. Soft, cuddly, cute little Monster Jammerz™ these three brave and fearless monster fighters keep ghosts and goblins away. Loved by kids, feared by monsters, Monster Jammerz™are just the thing for a happy bedtime.

All three Monster Jammerz™ re lovable plush toys, full of magic and soon to become your child's best friend and protector.

Available as individual stuffed toys or as part of a toy and pajama set. Monster Jammerz™toys and clothing will make your little one happier and feel more secure at bedtime, or anytime.

Friday, February 25, 2011

So much to do. So little time.

I've been very busy with freelance work and family things. I'm going to keep updating as things happen but it won't be nearly as often. Here is a little taste of what I've been doing:

I've been working with Winters Promise to create illustrations for their first grade language arts curriculum. This cute little girl is Tatty Mouse, one of the recurring characters in the stories.

I'm still working on rubber stamps for My Favorite Things Rubber Stamps. The latest sets are being released next week. You can check out the sneak peeks here and here.  I'm particularly proud of how the Inspired By Flowers set turned out.
I'm also still creating a few cards for Recycled Paper Greetings. It's Halloween time right now. 

Lori at Trendy Tykes sent me samples of the monsters she created from my designs. I'll be letting you know when they officially go on sale. They are soft and adorable and Wes loves them.

Grand Rapids Tag Tour has gone live so check that out when you get a chance. I did all the illustrations on that project. I hope they need another map soon. It was such a fun project. 

One of my good friends Melissa is getting married. I've been working with her on her invitations. I can't post them yet but they are very fun and very much her.


 Wes is getting so big! He is a big consumer of my time but I wouldn't have it any other way. His first birthday is in two weeks and we have a little party planned.Wow, when I write it all down it looks like I've been very busy. I guess that's why I haven't gotten to my blog lately. Well I will be sure to keep you all updated as things happen and things get done.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Squirrel





I've been working on a bunch of characters for a company that does home school curriculum. I'd like you to meet Acorn the squirrel.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Sneak Peek

Here's a little sneak peek of a personal project I'm working on. I'll be posting more soon!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Illustration Friday: Surrender

Jeremy waved his flag vigorously in surrender. There were just too many for him.

Stamp Release Party!

 
My Favorite Things Stamps is releasing three sets with my designs tomorrow! Smooth Sailing Flopsey, My How You've Grown and Inspired By Butterflies.  Make sure you stop by Kim's blog and check them out. She is releasing a bunch of other incredibly cute stuff as well.
 
 
Here are the details about the upcoming release on February 1st at 10 PM EST:
  • The MFT release is on February 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on February 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over toKim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 stamp sets being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rock and Roll Children's Art





The last member of The Herbivores is Zeke. With his natural Mohawk he was the obvious choice as the bands lead singer. No really says he has a bad voice but the hyenas just laughed when we asked them what they thought. He has always wanted to be a singer and spends every available moment practicing. He suffered a minor set back last spring when park rangers mistook his warbling for cries of pain and tranquilized him. After recovering from multiple exploratory surgeries he is back to singing full time.

You can find Zeke and his band mates here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rock 'n Roll Art for Kids





The next member of The Herbivores I'd like you to meet is Jack. He is a native of Montana and met the rest of The Herbivores while on safari with his family. He plays lead guitar and is also the manager of the band. His experience cross in rocky terrain makes him the natural choice to navigate the treacherous world of rock 'n roll.

You can find Jack and his band mates here.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Are your Kids Afraid of the Dark?





Trendy Tykes has just announced it's new product line featuring my monster designs. They are producing a line of monster related products designed to help kids who are afraid of the dark. They are also just plain cute and cuddly! Here is a little preview of Raz as a stuffed toy. Isn't it adorable? Stay tuned because I'll be sharing more as they release them.

Rockin' Nursery Art





The next member of The Herbivores I'd like to meet is Max. He plays the bass guitar. As a water buffalo he often has trouble keeping up with the other more lively members of the band. He has a good head for rhythm though and keeps the band from bouncing off track.

You can find Max and his band mates here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rock 'n Roll Nursery Art: The Herbivores

I would like to introduce a brand new rock band: The Herbivores. The first member of the band is Eddie. He was discovered while drumming on rock outside his heard on the south African savanna. Being a gazelle he likes a fast jumpy beat.

You can find him and his band mates here.

Mouse Portrait





Lady Matilda hanging in my studio space.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Freelance Work and Vacation

I have a bunch of stamp drawings to do and four illustrations for the same children's magazine I did this illustration for.  I may miss a few of my normal daily posts. Don't worry I'll be back! But first I have to go visit my college roommates. It will be my first weekend away since my son was born. Wish my husband luck. He's going to need it! Any emails that I get over the weekend will be answered on Monday.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Unicorn- Quick Painting

Just a quick painting of a unicorn for you today. I guess I was in a whimsical mood.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Kids Art: Bunny Flies a Kite



This cute little painting will be part of the Muskegon Museum of Art's annual Postcard Salon. All postcard sized artworks are for sale with 50% of the proceeds going to fund the museum. More details are available here. I hope you can stop by!