Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tomie dePaola Contest Entry 2014



"Foxy Fox"
Watercolor, pen, and ink on watercolor paper
June 2014

Here is my entry for the Tomie dePaola contest for 2014! Check out all of the entries here

Monday, June 2, 2014

Meditation - A Primer

I am currently enrolled in Make Art That Sells Bootcamp with Lilla Rogers and this is one of the assignments we had to work on. It goes with an article about how to meditate. I like doing these sequential pieces. This is the second one I have done recently - see my post about Why I Love Paper. This is watercolor and ink on Arches watercolor paper. Namaste. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Something new


"Female Cardinal on a Weeping Cherry Tree"
Acrylic on cardboard
May 2014

Trying something new by painting on cardboard. It's a lot of fun! I think I'll stick with birds and trees for awhile. To check out some of my other work visit www.thestoryshack.com and read the article "Dear Mom." Hope you like the heading art for that story!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Great, Big, Stitched Postcard Swap


"Let's Create"
acrylic, collage, and stitching on illustration board
February 2014

Recently I participated in the great, big, stitched postcard swap with Paperlove and Do What You Love! It was sooooo much fun. I received the most beautiful postcard in the mail from my swap partner in Massachusetts. She even illustrated and stitched together the envelope! So creative. And this is the one I sent to her. What fun! I can't wait for the next swap! 

#GBSPS


Monday, March 10, 2014

Why Do I LOVE Paper?


I've always expressed myself better through pictures than in words and so the illustration above shows just a few reasons why I LOVE PAPER! Of course it was painted on PAPER!!! I hope you like it. And please check out the great blogs of the artists, designers, writers, and other paper-lovers listed below. We are all participating in the great paperlove blog hop and today if you follow the links below you'll find so many great, fun, amazing, wonderful, fabulous musings about paper! Enjoy!!!!!




Majo Bautista / Tona Bell Louise Best Cathy Bluteau / Jennifer Bomgardner / Giova Brusa / Lindsay Buck / Beka Buckley / Joanna Caskie / Jonathan Chapman (Mr Yen) / Halle Cisco / Sarah Clare / Cathryn Clarge / Dawn Clarkson / Rhiannon Connelly Jenny D'Fuego / Molly Dhiman / Ian Dudley / Ayisatu Emore / Akmal Farid / Monika Forsberg / Claire Fritz-Domeney / Louise Gale / Chrissy Gaskell / Julie Hamilton / Emma Hawman / Rachel Hazell / Holly Helgeson / Claudine Hellmuth / Kim Henkel / Sarah Hoffman / Joanne Hus / Paula Joerling / Beth Kempton / Julie Kirk / Eos Koch / Katie LaClair / Kristy Lankford / Michelle Manolov / Doreen Marts Rosie Martinez-Dekker / Tori Mears / Maria Mederios / Lise Meijer / Debbie Miller / MaryJane Mitchell / Suzy Naidoo / Grace Noel / Hannah Nunn / Camilla Olsson / Jo Packham / Rachelle Panagarry / Monette Pangan / Melanie Paul Nicole Piar / Jen Pitta / Liz Plummer Julie Reed / Michelle Reynolds / Lisa Rivas Angee Robertson / Natalie Ryan / Aisling Ryan / Elisabet Sapena / Kyrrha Sevco / Jamie Sprague / Elizabeth Steele / Terri Stephens / Juniper Stokes / Mary Tanana / Maike Thoma / Linda Tieu Gabrielle Treanor / Tammy Tutterow / Deborah Velasquez / Jordan Vinograd Kim / Cat Whipple / Brooke Witt / Katie Wood Amelia Woodbridge

The PaperLove Blog Hop is a celebration of all things paper! Follow the links to discover more bloggers who love paper and use it to inspire and delight. And if you want to explore a whole world of paper, and stretch your paper passion further with a host of creative projects, why not join the innovative new online course PaperLove (starts March 31). Led by book artist Rachel Hazell, PaperLove is a five week creative adventure for paper lovers. Find out more here. 



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lilla Rogers Bootcamp - February Gallery

Hi Everyone,

Check out this awesome gallery of work from over 400 artists worldwide including yours truly! Check out the sixth image on page one to see my work and then keep looking at all the awesome work. The assignment was to design a cuckoo clock themed cell phone case. I hope you like it!!



Cuckoo Clock
acrylic on illustration board
February 2014



Cuckoo Clock cell phone mock up

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I'm Blog Hopping! Are you?


I'm participating in a blog hop on Monday, March 10th at 12 pm EST! Everyone linked in the blog hop will post about their love of paper, paper products, paper designs, etc. If you're interested click the link above to sign up! Check back here on March 10th to see my paper loving blog post!