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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Etsy illustrations

I have been adding quite a bit to my line of illustrations over the last few weeks to my Etsy shop. I am having some much fun and I am becoming somewhat obsessive! I have many more illustrations I need to list in my shop but just need to get to it. I have even been giving up more workouts because I just want to sit on the computer. Ok... I spend 95% of my day at work on the computer and have been spending many hours out of work on the computer. Seriously... what did I do before there were computers? That actually is why I like doing my line drawings and sketching by hand, because it isn't on the computer. A gals gotta have a break before carpal tunnel sets in!

I forgot to show you my fabric!

This was my halloween fabric I created from my line of animals. Aren't they cute? I had submitted this design on for a contest. I didn't win but I ordered a swatch of fabric. I am not sure what I am going to do wtih it. My sister suggested making a pillow. Hmmm, I don't really think I want a pillow with my little animals on it but I will think of something! It is too cute to not do something with it.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Here are some frames I worked on years ago. I love these frames. Not sure really what to do with them. I have about 15 or more.
****Update... I will be donating my frames to my daughter's girl scout Kids Only Sale. Our wonderful troop leader wants to raise enough money so each girl will have a complete Girl Scout uniform for next year. Considering I can't even (ok, I could... but time is short) sew on patches to her vest from last year, I am impressed! Sadly, last year her troop leader ended up sewing all her patches on for me. I think she felt sorry for my little one. Really, I am a good mom... I really am. I just have a hard time finding the spare time to sew patches on. Let alone figure out how to use the sewing machine I bought myself a few years ago. Although... I did sew her a cape. But that is another story for another blog!

*****Update #2. I ended up only giving half away! I keep going back to these silly frames the last few years and want to do more with them. So I STILL was generous, wasn't I? Or does that make me greedy by taking half back for myself. hmmmm. I will have to think about that one!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New print arrived!

I received my "fall time" print and am so excited! This was one of my first illustrations in this style so I want to frame it for my office. I am hoping to redesign my office this winter and will display it in my blog. But it may be a while before you see anything! Here it is framed. Isn't it cute!

Right now all I want to do is create, draw and design. If ONLY I won the lottery, i would have more time to fulfill my passions!! I am also working on finishing some picture frames that I actually started years ago and haven't known what to do with them until now! They were 95% done and then I moved on to something else because I really didn't know what to do with them.

I am having so much fun with I am so inspired by the talent and the creative energy of etsy's website. Love it, love it, love it!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Etsy Shop is Open!

Come check out my Etsy shop. What seemed like forever, I just finally said it is time to get this shop open. Whoooo hoo!!
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Boys and their Toys

I created this little guy because I think boys need more illustrative rights! It just seems so much easier to draw girly things. Just like shopping for baby girls... they get the cute outfits. The girls get the center stage. But something about little boys just steal my heart! I have two girls so don't get me wrong... I wouldn't trade them for the world. The completely steal my heart, over and over. But something about little toddler boys is just cute. Maybe it is before all the macho-ness comes out (and don't get me wrong about that either! ha). So, cheers to the boys. Here is my little boy playing with his toys!

Ballerina Girl

Okay, I have to admit I couldn't get the song "Ballerina Girl" by Loniel Richie (i know... i know...) out of my head after I titled this blog. I was even singing the song and my 8-year old said... "What the heck Mom!!". I just laughed and contiued to have flash backs to the 7th grade. Seems just like yesterday.