February 22, 2011


This weeks Illustration Friday theme is Layer. When I opened by blog reader today I found this post from Julia Humpfer. What a great find!...and perfect for showing layers. I decided to give odosketch a go, and just not worry about the mistakes - it was pretty fun!

(Sorry I couldn't get it centered below...)

Happy Drawing! ♥

February 15, 2011

Beauty Spots and Happy Thougths

I got my new coloring book back from the printers Friday. It turned out amazing. My partner and I had printed and bound the first one I did, a while back. It was nice...but this time I really worked on correcting all the things standard cheapo coloring books always get wrong. I even asked for tips on Facebook about what people would like to see in the perfect coloring book.

Here is what I came up with....
  • The pages have a mix of larger and smaller sections in each image so a bunch of different colors can be used.
  • The last page is speech bubbles for cutting out - so you can make the animals say wherever you would like...hence the "happy thoughts".
  • The books are professionally printed by a local Mom and Pop print shop (with a little bartering for art to help cover the cost).
  • We picked a slightly thicker paper and printed one sided images that are perforated.
  • When you tear out the illustrations they are 8x10's to fit a standard picture frame without cropping...I love parents that frame their kid's artwork and hang them with the rest of their collection.
So far I am talking to two places in Spokane that are interested in carrying them...The Timann Too (Children's Book Store) and aNeMonE  (Handmade Paper Flowers). I will keep you posted on where to find them...and I do have plans for an Etsy shop sometime in the near future (It's probably about time!)

If anyone has any interest in carrying the coloring books in their store please feel free to email me.

February 14, 2011

comfort sweater

Here's a little drawing for Illustration Friday's theme "Sweater."
Stay cozy! ♥

February 02, 2011


I don't usually share my commission paintings, but I really wanted to show you guys the ones I finished just last week.

I had been doing vintage style family portraits for my good friends Ginger and Luke - and finished up the series by painting their babies Kody and Farley Bob....or Uncle Money Bags and Winston Churchpug:
Of course this way I get to give a shout out to Mr. Brandon Vasquez - amazing local photographer who did this fantastic photoshoot of their family last fall:
I became very attached to these photos while I was drawing the pugs! The rainbows are simply perfect...and painted in the playground of an elementary school just down the block from Luke and Gingers house!

Check out more of Brandon's work on here!

Have a bright and happy day! ♥