“Blossom Bliss” fabric samples

The “Blossom Bliss” fabric samples from a new Clothworks collection arrived recently and I’m so happy to see the finished product. They look great! Simply having the fabrics to put next to each other in different combinations has inspired a years worth of new project ideas. Hmmm… which to do first?

 

Blossom Bliss fabric samples

New Illustrations

I have just added some new work to my site. The artwork is for a Hallmark book titled “I Love You Anytime!”. The book can be personalized with photos of an adult and child that are placed inside the back cover. They will show through holes that are die cut on each illustrated page.  It is such a cute format idea and a child recipient would get a real kick out of it. Hallmark has produced several books in this line. Take a look at the artwork under my Kids Art tab.

 

ILYA COVER

Postcards 5-14-13

I created a book cover illustration of the folktale “The Little Red Hen” for self promotion and had a few postcards printed. “The Little Red Hen” story has always been one of my favorites.  I have definitely identified with her on many occasions in my life. I’m hoping to do a series of covers for traditional tales.

LRHen postcard

Book Samples From Hallmark 5-11-13

I received these books a few months ago but I’m just now getting them photographed to share. They are recordable books where each page has questions for a child to answer preserving their adorable voices forever. The recipient pushes the button that corresponds to the page to hear the child’s answers.

Grandpa and Me  Mommy's Tummy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a sample spread…

sample spead

New fabric samples from Clothworks

I recently received these fabric samples in the mail. It is a collection designed for Clothworks Textiles called Fern Valley. It’s time to come up with some more fun sewing projects!

Fern Valley fabric sm

Pierre Belvedere Product Samples 10-29-12

Wow! These just came in the mail. I am totally impressed. Pierre Belvedere produces very fine products and I’m thrilled and honored that they have used my artwork. I created a repeat pattern for them called “Seedheads” that was used on a padded matte finish journal cover and various temporary skins for applying to laptops, i-pads and i-phones. You can see them *here* and *here*.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-11-12

I’ve been busy with several projects lately and haven’t posted for awhile. I should not over think this activity and just throw something out there. I want to share some preliminary sketches that were created in preparation for some finished artwork that I did recently. I love doing pencil sketches and I love seeing other artists sketches. In my case they usually have so much more energy than the finished pieces.

Feb. 26, 2012 These speak for themselves.

Tiles from Motawi 1-29-12

Motawi Tileworks, in Ann Arbor, Michigan produces fabulous tiles and they’ve created some based on two of my designs. I recently received some samples from them and I’m very excited to hang them in my house. This tile’s colors fit perfectly in my bathroom.

The second tile works well in my living room. Their website shows the unique process they use to create their tiles.

January 11, 2012

My daughter made an apron from two of the Clothworks Floral Folio fabrics that I designed. There are so many things that I would like to make with them.