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Monday, January 28, 2008


I'm not sure why but elephants have been in the creative works with me for a bit. I just love them! Here are a couple of illustrations that I created over the last couple weeks.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Monster Under the Bead - IF (Illustration Friday)

A little childhood legend that little Elise discovered was very, very, true! She finally found her beloved plushie! Up for sale in my shop.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


It's good to stop and take time to gaze at things, to pause, to observe, to breathe. Hope you're doing the same!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Little Devil

My little twist on Valentines Day. I think it's as dark as my illustrations have gotten. lol. See his cute little skull pin cushion! This reminded me that even the most grumpy creatures have hearts that need tending to. This was a pencil illustration that I digitally colored. I'll be hand painting some watercolor greeting cards with this illustration this evening and they'll be listed in my shop hopefully by tomorrow until then a larger print is available in my shop:

Also, I am so giddy right now because one of my prints was selected as one of Daniellex0's favorites in the EtsyLoveChallenge:

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Stick It!"

This illustration was so fun to create! It started out as a pencil sketch of the bear and I thought "well why does he look they way he does?" Well he must be accident prone. So then I thought let's have him reaching for a beehive. Well suddenly he became a bear with a very, very, bad idea. He grabbed a stick and started reaching for the hive! That answered the question as to why the bear looked so bumbled about. His deductive logic isn't so good! I think this bear will have some more adventures in the near future. Prints available in my Etsy shop: GumballGrenade

Monday, January 21, 2008

Lil Pirate Arrrrrgh!

I created this little guy last night at the kitchen table after the wee ones went down. There is just something about pull toys that are so charming! So why not a little boy playing pirates and dreaming of being a captain of his own crew. Kind of reminds me of my dad and his wish to sail around the world. This could be him as a boy. Available in my Etsy shop :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Muddy Illustration

Currently I am in love with my watercolor, pencil, and micron pen. I painted this last night and for those of you who know me I definitely expect to see this scene in real life in the near future. Would that be a case of life imitating art? Anyway this is one of my original illustrations titled "Muddy". It was painted using watercolors and ink. It features a cat (maybe JuJu Bean) that has been into mischief and his playmate (E???) who is going to attempt to give the cat a little bath.

Available in my Etsy Shop: Gumball Grenade

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Illustration Friday - Plain

She's Just Plain Sleepy! This is a sketch which was digitally colored. I've decided to start participating in Illustration Friday and here's the submission for the word "Plain"!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Original Illustrations

So, I'm offering up a few originals in my etsy shop at an extremely reasonable price. I also have a local show comming up here in February promoted and held by OhSweetSadie! I'm very excited and so happy to have been invited!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Gumball Grenade....DUCK and COVER!






Thats just a bit of what enters my mind and that is exactly the spirit that I attempt to capture in my illustrations. So here you can expect to find more about my adventures in illustration.
Above is a sampling of some of my prints that will be avail for purchase at