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Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Check out my profile on Spoonflower....Lots of new fabrics for sale and posted including this one!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

HOME EC WINDOW







For the last two months, my work has been up at Home Ec in Iowa City. Here are a few shots of the install

Derby Fabric


The printed sample came in today! I just love it!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

You say Clematis.......


The clematis plant out in our side yard is just SO SO beautiful...a bounty of purple flowers!!!...I had to take a moment to draw it this morning along with the lovely lovely ribbon grass that surrounds it. I am really enjoying drawing as a way to capture these moments in time this summer...I love this time of year and I can't think of a better way to be in the NOW than by sitting with these lovely little elements from time to time and immortalizing them in a drawing!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fireworks Love


I love the fireworks image and thought it would be lovely as an illustration.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bicycle Backgrounds and Daffodils!



I am working on incorporating paint chip samples into my still life paintings. I get a little thrill out of all that subtle mixing...here's a recent one from that. I also just recently finished a painting that has been in the works for YEARS! A little help from my printmaking background....intaglio wiping the surface of the left side with encaustic paint did just the trick along with capturing the BEAUTIFUL daffodils that so elegantly showed up after a long long winter!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TIGERPRINT COMPETITION




Tigerprint is hosting a Mother's Day competition. These two are my entries...the company is a division of Hallmark based in the UK. Hence, the "MUM" usage on one of the designs! :)

http://tigerprint.typepad.com/competition/


Monday, June 20, 2011

Night Birds

Runner's World



These two are part of my submission to Runner's World. I have always loved their illustration selections. They have such a diverse representation of work in each magazine. I hope one day to have something published with them.
Having recently run a 5K in lovely Grinnell (setting a PR of 26:52!..yay!), and knowing how there is a constant battle for many runners between what you ate or drink before the race and the determination to finish quickly rather than stand in what are ALWAYS long lines at the port-o-potty's along the route....I thought I'd make an amusing tribute to those moments!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thank You.


The new Thank You card for the Hole Punch pals line.

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Design!


I'm working on a line of images that are this style. Here is the latest in the series!
When I was a kid, I would draw cartoon drawings non-stop. In each one, I would hide a little drawing of a bee. Also, when I was in 7th grade, I made a bumper sticker that won the parish-wide Drug-Free bumper sticker contest. Mine had a bee wearing red Converse and read "Let's "BEE" Drug-free." You can still see that thing on people's bumpers in Houma. I was so stoked and received a $100 gift certificate to the mall. Rad! I like to think the bee has come full circle.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Birds and Flowers

MY B&W "Spring Hole-Punch Pals" that got #8 out of over 400 on spoonflower!
This is a variation of the black and white design I did a few weeks ago! It wanted to see what it looked like with a bit of color!



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Peonies and crayon contests



Yesterday, I experimented with masking fluid and the quill pen to make this drawing of the oh- so-fragrant and fantastic peonies in the yard!
Also, spoonflower.com is hosting a contest to design an 18x18 inch napkin using only crayons. This is my entry.

Monday, May 16, 2011

My favorite flower


I am always SO SO excited when the Lilly of the Valley show up in the spring. Their perfumed presence always makes me so happy.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Springtime Yellow Flowers!


I am trying to develop a daily practice of drawing that is free of strings.....meaning that at times I let fret and worry about if what I am doing is a good use of time, efficient, whether or not this sketching will be useful for something in the gallery or in designs, direct what I am making....THAT is not a good way to work. Inspiration comes in many forms and can be the result of a quick doodle. So, today, I spent the morning working on a little painting drawing of a few flowers from the yard.

Friday, April 1, 2011

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