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Kicking it old school.. what do you think? Should I do more handpainted patterns?
BunnyWrap

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Something all designers and illustrators can relate to is the flip-flopping of the seasons. In Springtime I was working on Holiday prints.. now that it’s the Holidays.. well.. I’m drawing a lot of cottontails!
Not gonna lie: Still listening to Christmas music (with an erie smile on my face) while I’m drawing the eyelashes on all those critters.
Easter

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100th post!

bear-bear

Here it is my 100 post! I’ll make good use of it to introduce you to this little bear-bear. Just completed sketches for this little e-book. It’s a super-sweet story that I fell in love with right away. I can’t wait to share it… guess I better get painting! Good timing too because I just finished all the heavy-duty landscaping around my money pit. The only thing left on my list of things to do out there (this year) is drain the ‘mosquito farm’ The Carnies before us put in the back yard. I’m sure it was a lovely koi pond when it was first installed; but now it is an ugly wound in my beautiful yard that I have to put up with for the rest of the spring rainy season. Once the spring rains calm down and the sun comes out in a few weeks it will be ‘adios wet lands’ and most likely ‘hello e-book!’ I’ll post a sneak-a-peek once the paintings are handed in and all is good to go.

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One of my illustration instructors from Montserrat, Fred Lynch, once warned my class that being a freelancer can be a little lonely at times.  He said, ‘You’ll know when you’re a freelancer when you know exactly what time the postman comes… some of you will even wait to meet him on some days.’ Of course we all giggled.. ‘oh that Fred, so sarcastic’… yeah, no. My postcards are coming today and I haven’t really done much of anything but wash dishes, make coffee and look out the window 532 times.  Where I live is very secluded and it’s very easy to tell when a truck pulls into the driveway.  The UPS truck in particular has a very distinct sound it makes when it rumbles down the long, empty street to my studio. I’m so excited to see the cards I can’t concentrate even though I’ve been working on two separate illustration pieces and some design work. The first one is a finished sketch ready to be painted in my spare time (while I’m waiting for changes to designs or approvals on sketches). I created it because one of my favorite things to do in the Fall is go apple picking and it’s become a tradition for me to go with my mom for a mother-daughter day. It’s almost that time for her to come to the North Shore and go a’pickin’ with me and I thought of another mother-daughter team out there who is also excited to practice their tradition.  Except they have a dog… I want a dog. This piece also inspired me to rearrange some storage space and drag all my mixed media supplies out of the closet and into the art chest (formorly the game chest) I have in my studio area. I’ll be using some beautiful and colorful patterns layered behind the painting of the fall trees behind the characters and underneith them in the grass.
I’m also working on a little spot for New Moon Magazine.  I love this teen-girl ‘zeen and the sweet stories they publish. Here is a sneak-peek at an Irish lass looking very suspicious. What’s wrong? Hmmm… you’ll have to wait and see..

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It’s been a while since I’ve blogged; but I’ve finally made the step to start up a full-blown account. Now I’ll be able to post my new sketches and paintings with ease and grace! Currently I’m getting ready for a trip to New York in July to spread the goodness and love that is my illustration portfolio.

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