Saturday, January 31, 2009
what a week...I had a flawed week when my laptop blew up...but I am back up and running now and everything is fab...
Today is my birthday and I am having a wonderful day already...
The first piece is my submission for Illustration Friday this week,....the theme is "Flawed" and even though everyone thought the ring was flawed...the carbon heart meant the world to Amy....
Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with inpiration and I also add a slice of virtual Birthcake to share with all my blog friends...
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Dedicated to my friends at Cupcakes take the CAKE and all of my sweet blog friends!!!! and Daily Art Stop - "Angels" "Cupid"
Hi Everyone... I was so thrilled to see that I was featured on one of my favorite daily stops...Cupcakes take the cake did a feature on my art! how exciting....so today I dedicate this special piece I did for all my friends at Cupcakes take the Cake.....all the fans and the great hosts....Rachel Kramer Bussel, Allison Bojarski,Nichelle Stephens and Stacie Joy
Thanks for being so "SWEET"
and also submit this to Daily Art Stop where the theme is "Angels" "Cupid"....I chose cupid....
I hope you enjoy these...I think these will head to my Etsy Shop!
I did this piece 2 ways...one bright and cheery with full colour and the second in watercolour....
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This week's challenge is to create an ATC...
I submit my sweet little Bogart...a cute little frog waiting to be turned into a prince....this piece is ink and watercolour...
Have a wonderful day!!!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
To me my Canada is home sweet home and I love everything about it...the wonderful 4 seasons and the beauty they each possess....
the scenery...the wildlife and the people are angels......
There is no way to put everything Canada represents to me on a single piece of art....so this one is just a little bit about the wonderful place I call home....(ink and watercolour)....
Have a wonderful day!!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
this week on Daily Art Stop the Challenge Wednesday theme is "Love" and I created two special watercolour paintings for the theme...
The first is my angel....my cupid ....he is handing out tons of love this year!
The second is what I love to do each and every day with Brad...we make special lattes and enjoy talking about all kinds of fun topics...
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
It was Joey's first year to actually get to go on the wild rides....but he was so so pale just looking at the rides...let alone getting on them....the free ride tickets weren't worth it to Joey....lol
His sister Chloe could hardly wait....she was a seasoned rider....
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I started my working on my moleskin for "The Sketchbook Project 3"
The theme for this piece is "Everyone we know" and you know I had to add my signature sun and moon piece to it....I cut a circle out of the cover and made my sun and moon piece on the first page so you can see it from the front......
They represent the special love between two people that are opposites....and everyone knows a couple like that....
they are a wonderful couple and I also submit this piece to Theme Thursday's challenge - "Couples"
Have a wonderful day....
I am so excited to say that I just finished all the illustrations for my first book in 2009! I was lucky enough to hook up with a very talented author to create a book that is so warm and colorful....I can't wait till it's published so I can share some of the work in it....
I am starting my second book for 2009 and also working on a fun project called....the sketchbook project 3.....theme - "Everyone we know"
You get a moleskin and you have to fill it with original artwork....then I send it to be featured in exhibitions all across the USA....here is a list of the currently booked exhibitions....so if my work is close to you ...I hope you pop by the galleries to have a look.....I have till February 15th to have all the work completed!!! so I guess you will see some of it posted daily on my blog.....
Confirmed dates and locations
February 27, 2009
Art House Gallery
309 Peters StAtlanta, Ga 30313
March 3, 2009
Museum of Contempory Art DC
1054 31st St NW # 9 Washington, DC 20007
March 4, 2009
Chris' Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19102
March 6, 2009part of the local art stroll
433 Harrison AveBoston, MA 02118
March 8, 2009
1765 S. LaflinChicago, IL 60608
March 11, 2009
St. Louis, MO
Soulard Art Market
2028 S. 12th StreetSaint Louis, Missouri 63104
March 13, 2009part of the Williamsburg art stroll
3rd Ward Gallery
195 Morgan AveBrooklyn, NY 11237
April 2, 2009
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
285 Peachtree Center AveAtlanta, Georgia 30303
Mid May - Mid June, 2009(month exhibition)
Chicago, IL « JUST ADDED!
Chicago Art Source Gallery
1871 N Clybourn AveChicago, IL 60614
and more being booked!!!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
What a wonderful Sunday....we headed out this morning to play in the snow....
Cole was so excited...he loves winter...and playing with his best friend Minnie (our family pooch)
We also headed to Grandma's house to do some sledding in her backyard....(but I left the camera at home so I will have to take pics of sledding next time)
now my boys are fast asleep taking naps...
he is so cool in his shades....
the two best friends playing and enjoying the snow together.....
Friday, January 9, 2009
Hi Everyone...I just finished making my latest cupcake cards .....the glitter is dimensional and makes them pop!
They are available in my etsy shop....
Handmade French Cupcakes
Have a Sweet Weekend!!!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I needed a little break from all the book illustrating today so I took 5 minutes to come up with a design for Theme Thursday.....this is my first time at Theme Thursday....and the theme is "Vintage Valentine"
I did some freehand heart cutouts and embossed them with a gift from my husband...my new cuttlebug....I then added a vintage image from
The Vintage Moth ( free images daily for mixed media artists)
Added all the pieces to my card....then added my favorite sparkles with stickles.....
and voila....a vintage valentine in no time....
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
I started the year off with something I have rarely done in a while...actually take vacation away from everything....
It was wonderful....
I just love a whole new year...it always seems so inspiring and fresh...and makes me think that anything is possible...
I created this piece as my submission to Illustration Friday's prompt..."Resolve"
It has many of the things I will be focusing on this year....
- Spend more time with family friends
- Illustrate more children's books
- eat healthier
- fit into my favorite dress
- paint more
- garden more
- bake more
- enjoy cupcakes more
- create more
- and always stop and smell the roses...meaning I will keep my eyes wide open and never let the wonder around me slip away....
Have a wonderful day!!!