Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Change of Season

The changing seasons are always a welcome sign to me, even if they are subtle here in San Diego. It's a time for me to collect my thoughts and reminisce about all the wonderful times I've had during that particular time of year. During this time, I always yearn for the beautiful fall trees that drop their colorful leaves one by one in the midwest where I grew up. Although we have some fall color here, it is less of a spectacle unless you head to the mountains nearby. Happy fall to you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bakery Sticker Tote

These stickers are part of a product I designed for Peaceable Kingdom Press. It is a sticker tote and is available online here. It comes with 2 tri-fold cards of bakery scenes that kids can add the removable stickers to. Peaceable Kingdom does some great kid's products including greeting cards, stickers, games, puzzles, growth charts, journals, etc.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Dog and Cat Fabrics

These cat and dog designs of mine will be featured on fabrics by the yard at select Walmart stores starting in October with a larger rollout to more stores in January. They are being produced by Springs Creative fabrics.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A softer side of Acrylic Paints

I painted these last week. So much of what I have been seeing in the marketplace for years now, including my own artwork, is very graphic and hard edged. I just wanted to go back to my painterly roots a bit and try out some softer looks. It was really enjoyable and I plan on doing more of it as time permits. Right now I am busy working on a kid's book and a whole bunch of kid's stickers.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Flowers, birds and butterflies

This is a new collection of patterns and such I recently finished. It all started with the tulip design I did for a greeting card project. My agent, Mosaic Licensing, showed it to one of their fabric company clients and they were interested in seeing more. It features spring flowers with birds and butterflies. I also added a bit of a modern folk styling to it. It was a really enjoyable project!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Because it's somebody's birthday somewhere

I'm posting this big birthday cake image... just because... we all have birthdays and even if yours isn't today, don't you wish you had some delicious cake to eat right now?!