December 29, 2010

Witner (IF)

I imagine even bears get a little chilly in the winter.
 It always surprises me how few people wear scarfs here... It's one of my favorite things about Winter.

Theme "Winter" Illustration Friday ♥! I hope the holidays are treating you all well! Have a lovely New Years.

December 20, 2010

Instant Holiday

Step 1. Cut
Step 2. Glue
Step 3. Glitter
Step 4. Inspect
Step 5. Repeat
Step 6. Hang
Step 7. Admire
Step 8. [optional] Eat raw potatoes?

Happy Holiday making 

December 17, 2010

December 14, 2010

Bright Night

 It seems strangely barren now that all the snow has melted. It is almost as if Spring will surprise us any day (then I see the weather report).  Everything is nasty and pretty at the same time, making for such magical photos. I think I am obsessed - Flickr won me over...I knew it would.

Last night I sorta felt like a photographer again, even though I was only shooting within the safety of my backyard...

It's time to get rid of that old hot water heater we removed. I keep finding it in my photographs.

On another note: check out my favorites on Flickr. I think that may be one of the best things about finally having an account...ridiculously amazing and inspiring photos I can collect all in one place!

Happy photo hunting! ♥

December 12, 2010

Phenomenon (IF)

I thought I would share a photo of my sketchbook as well. (Heh - it really is always that messy) I love illustrating typography and have a pretty comfortable "Tiffany Standard", but I decided it is time for me to mix it up a little and push myself a bit. Yay for Illustration Friday.

Happy drawing everyone!

December 09, 2010

Prehistoric Love (IF)

So I am a bit late with my Illustration Friday drawing...last day and all. I'm done with my annual wintertime cold and couldn't pass up the theme "Prehistoric". Love it!

So here is a cute little lunch break dinosaur I whipped out. Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

December 02, 2010


I have been walking to the bus in the mornings...dreaming. I love the fog and muted colors of this time of year. The barren tree branches remind me of rivers and sometimes (on very special days) the crunching sounds from walking heel toe in fresh snow makes me sound like a tap dancer shuffling away.

Happy Winter everyone!

p.s. I have a flickr now. ♥

December 01, 2010

Hey Spokanites!

...make sure to pick up an Out There Monthly this December! My Holiday Gift Guide cover came out today, and she looks oh so lovely!

November 22, 2010

Winter Gift Guide

We are going pretty minimal for most of our gift giving this I have been promising my family paintings for way too long! So, even though I wont be buying nearly as much stuff off Etsy as last year, I hope everyone else still will!

Check out the treasury I created...a winter gift guide for art lovers:
Aren't they lovely? Any favorites?   ♥

Sneaky - Illustration Friday

 I haven't drawn an illustration for the Illustration Friday in some time.
So here you are! The topic was sneaky, but I prefer sneakity!

(click the image to view larger)

November 20, 2010

sneaky peeks

I apologize if I got you excited for cotton candy. I was too!

 My first job at age 15 was working in a concession stand at the Super Oval, a racetrack in my hometown. That summer I lived to stand around making sticky cotton candy while everyone else rushed crazily about prepping for the evening. There was really no competition for this task. I would end up spending the entire night covered in tacky sugar all up in my outfit and hair. The most reminiscent part to these teenage summers came from popping out the plywood windows and shoving stick after stick of free fluffy sugar to the waiting little tyrants (racecar driver offspring) that roamed the Oval before dark.

Back to my point...due to circumstances beyond my control I will no longer be having the "Cotton Candy Underground" artshow in Coeur d'Alene on the 3rd. I actually canceled it. There was some change in ownership and it just didn't seem like the right time for an exhibit there. I will have to find another excuse to rent a cotton candy machine and feed you all those sticky sweet sugars of my past.

Even with with a short deadline looming overhead,  I had a wonderful time preparing some new pieces. So, even though you have to wait to see them....I will share some sneak peeks here:

Have a lovely weekend!

November 17, 2010

Oh Deer!

I'm just going to put this out there...I can't knit - like at all (which is very frustrating). I had been looking for the perfect hat for a long time. I knew it would have ears, but couldn't be lame (there are a lot of cheesy animal hats out there)!

Tiny Owls definitely took Etsy by storm. I found her hat pattern (she was still a new seller), posted it on facebook, worked out a plan to barter logo and banner design for a friend to knit it, went back to buy the pattern (not long after finding it) and it had sold. I ended up swiping one up the next day when she relisted.

When I checked today the Tiny Owls shop was up to 130 sales! Amazing. I keep going back (knowing that I cannot have what I will find) and there are more and more adorable patterns...even packs of patterns. So - if you are more talented than I, you better get over there and check it out.
Also...BIG thank you to Janelle for my beautiful deer hat! It turned out perfectly. Sneak over to her shop Lemuria Handmade Crafts and check out our little logo design for hat swappery. Her shop is empty at the moment but the new banner is up and I am sure it will be full of lovely items in time.

November 02, 2010

Adventures in a Pumpkin Suit!

Oh goodness....I had a weekend of party photo taking madness!!! Such lovely times. ♥

The first set of photos was from our Hellaween Party on Friday at Areli and Justin's. The second set was from a party for Chris Dreyer's work...Boom Creative, which had a most magical movie wall - you will see...

Oh, and here is Jacinda and my Helloween Prom photo!!! (her mom took it before we headed out) She's a cheesy broccoli, and I - a genetically engineered seedless pumpkin. Homemade costumes are the best!
Click the photos to view them larger.
We didn't get home until 5am that morning. Saturday (afternoon) was spent ordering pizza, watching movies, taking baths and then wrapping Emily in plastic wrap outside the grocery store (for her Dexter Victim costume), before we headed to Boom....
We also sparkle attacked pretty much everyone we came in contact with!What is Halloween with out a little glitter? ♥