Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Hello! I have continued to work on my baby babushka. I'm not sure if she is finished yet or not. I will step away from it for a day or two and see. :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award Recipients

There are so many lovely blogs/lovely people out there. It was difficult to choose only 15. Here are 15 I think are lovely. If they accept the nomination for the One Lovely Blog Award they can each then choose 15 blogs to give the award to and share the love further. Congratulations to all the recipients! Happy Blogging, and thank You for reading my blog!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

I am very delighted and honored to receive this award from Giovanna of Boho Market! Giovanna's blog is super stylish and fabulous! Thank you Giovanna.

Now, I get to nominate 15 lovely blogs to receive this award and hopefully pass it on. There are so many great blogs! I must start making my list! :D

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sneak Peek "Waiting"

Here is a Sneak Peek at an illustration I am working on today. I drew a sketch of this tot in my journal months ago and fell in love with her. She is a baby babushka- sweet, patient, and curious.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Featured on Blogs

In the last few days a couple of bloggers have featured my artwork on their blogs and another has asked me if she can in the future. Naughtysecretaryclub, in a blog about family portraits, featured my little Astronaut custom portrait and fortheloveofcute featured my Snowy Penguin print. Thank you to all for the good exposure!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

CD cover Portrait Preview

Hi! This week I've been working on the cover for my husband Eric's new CD. He is a wonderful (well, he IS a wonderful husband but is also) musician/composer. :) I find drawing him rather intimidating. Not because of his attitude about it. He is always supportive of my work. I just really want to do him and his music justice. So, this is a sneak peek at the work in progress. The pants are giving me a hard time. I think I'm going to have him pose wearing a different pair. These were too baggy. Not coming across as crossed legs. Anyway, hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Made it to the Front Page on Etsy today!!!

My Little Red Riding Hood, Set of 3, 5"x7" prints made the front page on Etsy this morning! It's the first time I've made the front page. I'm very happy! :)

Russian Doll and Snowman in Love Pocket Mirror

I'm so happy with the way these turned out!!! Doing a happy dance! I've just placed these pretty pocket mirrors in my shop. This is from my "Russian Doll and Snowman in Love, a Snow Globe Love Story series". The round shape of the mirror is perfect for this snow globe illustration! And the sweet couple looks so elegant through the black organza bag. I knew the white of the snow would gleam through the bag and the black top hat, bow tie and details of the Russian Doll's dress would look stunning through the black organza. Love it when something turns out as good as I had hoped! The photo really doesn't do it justice.

Oh, and a note about yesterdays entry- The Little Red Riding Hood, Gingerbread Man Pocket Mirror. I keep thinking it looks so yummy I want to eat it. With it's sugary snow and sweet gingerbread man! Looks like a cookie! he he he

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood Pocket Mirror

I just listed pocket mirrors in my shop this morning. I'm soooo Happy and Excited about the way they turned out!!! WistfulSupplies did a great job of producing these for me. I knew they would look great in the black organza bags! I just can't get over how pretty they are. Even more beautiful than in the photograph. I really need to purchase a tripod to keep the camera from shaking. Anyway, I LOVE these! lol Can you tell? 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Birdie Note Cards! Tweet!

Hi everybody! I just posted these tweety pies in my shop. A set of birdie note cards.

Yart Sale Days!!!

It's Yart Sale time! Big Sales are going on in my Shop! Yart Sale items are marked down starting today June 10th - Sunday June 14th. For more information about Yart Sale see The Stork article

Friday, June 5, 2009

My Collection of Inspiring Piggies!

Top picture is a piggy bank I keep in my kitchen! Kind of a joke, having a foot tall piggy standing on my kitchen island. He, he, he. I ADORE it! My husband and daughter got it for me from an antique store for my birthday.

Bottom picture are mostly items I treasure from my childhood. A Three Little Pigs book, night light, motif dolls dress and the sweetest pink piggy stuffed animal. I always thought its feet looked like pink marshmallows and wanted to eat them up I loved it so much! The night light still works! The piggy key chain is from my sweet husband.

If you are wondering, Yes, I kept just about everything from my childhood. Now I get to play with them all over again with my daughter! :)

Sweet Cuties In My Kitchen

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sale on Card Sets!

I'm offering a Sale price on my new Russian Doll and Snowman card sets. There are 4 different sets of these cards in my shop. Properly pricing new items can be difficult. A real head scratcher. These are the first cards I've offered. If I get a good response with this sales price I will make it permanent (material prices permitting). :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cards Now Available In My Shop!!

My first cards!!! I'm so excited. I've just listed this set of assorted cards featuring my "Russian Doll and Snowman, a Snow Globe Love Story" illustrations, in my shop.