I feel better in my skin when the leaves return & the blooms begin.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Wishing you a very Happy Easter if this is a holiday you celebrate!
This image is inspired by the Lite-Brite toy I dearly loved as a child. I'd make a glowing image every night before bed. The vivid contrast was my favorite part.
*The lapsed Catholic in me can't stop painting bunnies this time of year.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
I take a little time every Sunday to do a quick study in my sketchbook. Something different than my norm & give myself some time for unstructured play. Here's todays entry.
*P.S. This doesn't mean I'm not drawing/ making the other days it's just more structured & project based. Sunday is reserved just for me!
Friday, March 17, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Here's a look at the strike offs of my Seaside collection for Windham Fabric.
(out April 2017)
I'm excited to make some tiny sundresses for my nieces out of the whale watching print.
Land locked in Kansas City, MO. this collection was inspired by yearning for the water.
Messages in a bottle, anchors away & patterned lighthouses all in a palette of blues
that beckons the sea. Do you feel the breeze? (me too!)
Monday, February 27, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
I'm excited to share that the next two books in the Hello, World! series that I'm writing & illustrating for Random House Kids is now out.
Birds & Backyard Bugs are board books for toddlers that give a colorful, basic but fun introduction to each topic.
The Hello, World! series was developed by myself & my wonderful editor as a way to share simple concepts about nature & science. Watching the series grow has been so rewarding! Two new books will be out spring 2018. (Dinosaurs & My Body)
It is my hope that these books bring families & young readers the same happiness they've provided me with.
Me signing some copies of the Hello, World! series at Barnes & Noble.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
First off is one of my most popular prints my I Think I Can art that I made as a personal piece years ago. I was a new mom, I had a baby bedding line, a small team of designers & was working around the clock. I made this print one night when I felt like I had to pull myself together because I KNEW I COULD! I framed the original & kept it in my bedroom so it's what I woke up to everyday. I kept getting complements on it & eventually decided to offer it online. (never thinking it would take off) It's been deeply satisfying to see it bring inspiration & motivations to others! (just like it did for me)
The second offering is my 50 states personalized prints. Each state has been illustrated with specific landmarks, fun facts, the state capital, flower, bird & more. This project was a labor of love I did out of my own quirky interest in state facts. Each state has a variety of personalizing options from a child's name to a family's surname or even as a birth announcement. Colorful & educational that's what I call a win, win! Find your state on here.