Thursday, December 18, 2014

Working on Christmas Cards.

Holiday cards give me anxiety. As a designer - i feel like everything should be perfect. But as a wife/mom ... I think who has time?!?!

I also feel like just because of my job, everyone is judging me on what I send out. (trust me - I don't judge your card/letter - i respect the fact that you took time to do it - and am probably pretty upset that you got it done before me!)

Last year we didn't even send out a holiday card. Which is a shame, because we MOVED! (kind of a big deal in the holiday card scheme of things), BUT, luckily for us, we have the world's best mailman* - who knows where we moved - and still delivers our cards with the wrong address on them!

Here's a little sneak peek of what I did for this year's card. Because, damnit, a card is going out - whether I have time or not!

*Our mailman's name is Dave. At preschool, our daughter Luella met a "Fireman Dave." And of course the first thing she said is "mom! did you know that Mailman Dave and Fireman Dave are two completely different people? Not the same guy at all!


ALSO - doesn't this adorable guy make you wish you were on our mailing list? I think he's pretty stinking cute!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Smashing Magazine!!!

So how cool is this? A friend recently suggested that I resize my penguins and submit them to Smashing Magazine. So I did! And there they are!

(you have to scroll about halfway down to find penguins)

Also, I should point out that if you really love, love, LOVE penguins, don't forget to check them out on my Society6 shop. They're super cute on a coffee mug! ENJOY!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A South Pole Christmas


Probably one of my more complex pieces to date. I couldn't even count the number of layers (no wait - i just did - 274 layers!) I put it up on Society6 incase anyone is interested. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Happy Holidays!

I know it's early - but really - it's NEVER too early.  I've been doodling and drawing some holiday scenes. I've got a couple of things I'm working on that have me really excited.

here's look at my first Santa and Rudolph.

(my sketches are usually pretty rough)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Drawings

I made a couple of happy little things just for myself over the weekend. I'll probably post them somewhere if anyone is interested - I'll let you know if that happens.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Columbus Monthly, Schools Story

"Stay or Go" - a story on Urban vs. Suburban schools, Columbus Monthly, November 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MonsterBug and Chicks.

Everyone and their cat are drawing monsters for halloween - so I thought I would switch it up and draw some MonsterBUGS! Fun, huh? no? (well not all ideas fly) (get it?) (FLY!) So here is the first. Hopefully I'll have a  few more done before halloween gets here! 

(the funny thing is that I actually need to get moving on Christmas ideas!)

And you can't tell me these chicks aren't cute. They are! I'm going to do more of these as well then put them all together in a poster.  Unfortunately the first couple I did I made too small for print - since I was just doodling around - so I will have to go back and redraw these two larger. But no matter. Drawings are always better and faster the second (or third, or fourth) time around. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

what i've done in the past week

Here are a few drawings that I've done in the past week, plus some random sketchbook pages. 
Sometimes I still feel like I like my sketches more than the finished version, but I also know I'm getting better. 

I've also been super busy with real, actual paid work - which is exciting - but of course I can't really share much of that until it is published. So to the casual observer, it might seem as though I'm not doing much, even though I'm working like a mad woman.

I've been playing around with these funny shaped dudes... I really like them! Also, Henry helped me do a little coloring . 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It's here!

They're here! A great, big heavy box of books was delivered by Mailman Dave today (and yes, my mailman's name is Dave)! So if you ordered an art print and signed copy from my Etsy page - I will get those in the mail TOMORROW. And if you haven't ordered one yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Click HERE to order it directly from the publisher.

Go HERE to order an ORIGINAL DRAWING and a signed book from me!