Saturday, May 29, 2010


How do you like my Gnomette? Okay, so I couldn't resist drawing a female version of a gnome. She was really fun to draw! :) I kept with the same color scheme as the male gnome so they can be paired together. If you are familiar with my work you may also notice I gave her a Portuguese inspired embroidered apron. Again, I just couldn't resist! So this isn't true to any particular culture but a mix of some favorite elements from different ones.
Happy weekend to you all and happy long weekend to those of us in the US.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Why Gnot Gnomes?

If you are familiar with my work you have probably noticed that it is somewhat devoid of male images. I don't know why women are so beautiful and the muses of artists throughout history. I'm not the first to be guilty. But occasionally I think, "Well, maybe I should draw a male."

So where to go for inspiration is the next question. I don't know about you, but I feel like I have been several different people at this point of my life. A much younger me was more into fantasy than I am now. One of my favorites were gnomes, and I have to admit still is. And yes, I've loved lots of classic kitsch: mushrooms, ladybugs, frogs (ladybugs and frogs are kitschy too right??). But gnomes. . . Hey! those are male!

So, if you were wondering, "Why gnomes?" I say, "Why gnot gnomes?!" ;)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Exciting Textiles Announcement!

I am very excited to announce that I've joined the Globalweave Textiles open design community! The first design they will be offering is my Aqua Indian Girl Matryoshka. I hope it is a successful design and they ask me for more designs in the future. Learn about Global Weave Textiles, their personalized textiles, and rugs, at or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Friday, May 21, 2010


I've been dying to see this sign hanging at Etsy Headquarters in Brooklyn but have not had the opportunity to visit there myself. Danielle (super duper sweet, Etsy Seller Education Coordinator) was so kind to take some photos and send to me. Etsy has named their conference rooms after musician's names mixed with foods. They liked my "Sweet Escape" illustration and asked me to make one based on it but instead of saying, "Sweet Escape" they wanted, "Depeche a la Mode". I thought it was too cute and clever, and an honor, so this is what I came up with.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Let's celebrate women today! Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Grandmothers, Aunts, Cousins, Wives, Lovers, Friends, All the beautiful women of our lives.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jack in the Box Tutorial!

Liz of Pirate Bob Sells Your Stuff is at it again! This time promoting my Jack in the Box PDF Craft! You can purchase the Jack in the Box PDF in my store here and watch Liz do her step by step tutorial above. These are fun and convenient toy crafts! You can print as many as you want, as often as you want! Happy crafting!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Pirate Bob Sells My Stuff

Photo courtesy of Liz at

Yesterday my Babushka Tent Card Dolls spent an exciting day with Pirate Bob and Liz at Pirate Bob Sells Your Stuff, Liz is a promo genius and I believe she found her genie when she found Pirate Bob! I like to think I know a good thing when I see it so I was so excited to sign on for some great Pirate Bob promo.

Pirate Bob made many promo tweets and posts for my shop on Twitter and facebook. My favorite part of the promo is a photo shoot of their dating adventures (I can't believe I allowed the Babushkas to go on a date with a pirate!) captured and displayed on Pirate Bob's blog. They even made a super fun video with Liz really getting into the babushka theme with a scarf on her head. It was a fun day for all and I look forward to doing it again soon. Be sure to check out all the fun on Pirate Bob Sells Your Stuff!