Thursday, August 13, 2020

Beach and Sea

Mermaid Family art print

Mermaid Family coloring page printable

Hello, I have a couple of new items in my shop to tell you about. First, my Mermaid Family drawing! The most detailed drawing I've ever done, inspired by my beautiful friend and muse Elena and her little boys. They are in a coral reef sea garden surrounded by a sea kelp forest with all sorts of sea creatures! Figure drawing is my favorite thing to draw and feels most natural for me. The human form is so beautiful. I know this is a mermaid, but still. This also fulfilled a landscape (or in this case a seascape) drawing I have wanted to explore for a long time. I hope you like my Mermaid Family as much as I do! Available now in my shop as a color print and as a coloring page printable.
Also new in my shop "Where was that? Beach Matching Game" printable, a forty piece picture card matching game featuring my original drawings. It includes twenty pairs of matching 2 inches square picture cards and a cute 2 1/4 inches square and 5/8 of an inch tall box for storage. It’s great memory skills fun and it’s the perfect size to stuff in a Christmas stocking, travel with, use as party favors or give as gifts.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

Sweet Escape printable file

Hello! We have been experiencing hot days here, so time for some cool thoughts! I've made my Sweet Escape drawing available in my shop as a printable file. Just purchase and instantly download for a sweet and whimsical anthropomorphic art print. A cute, colorful addition to any kitchen!

Ice Cream Cone Favor Boxes printable file

I have been craving ice cream and have decided to serve ice cream instead of birthday cake this year (my birthday is in August so I'm planning ahead). In the meantime we'll enjoy my ice cream cone favor boxes! Great for holding candies, trinkets or small gifts.
Matryoshka at the Beach coloring sheet printable file
The heat also has me dreaming of beach visits! My Matryoshka is enjoying her day at the beach in this coloring sheet printable file.

Cutie Patooties Mini Zine printable file
Since it's too hot to go outside and play, here's a mini zine to make and enjoy! This mostly picture book only takes one piece of paper, some folding, one scissor cut and you have a mini zine (book). It's a combination of photos of vintage toys and my original illustrations. Fun to make and enjoy with your little ones this summer or make up a batch as party favors to share with friends, or stick in a stocking or on a gift this holiday season!

To check out any of these items just click on the images above or the links below them.

I hope you and your loved ones are well. I look forward to posting again soon.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Early Summer

Summer Elena Printable
Hello! Continuing my seasons series, this is my Summer Elena drawing. A color version and a black and white coloring sheet are both available in my shop for download.
1920s Bride Prints
Usually this time of year is full of weddings. Since much of life is postponed, I thought I would draw a bride inspired by brides of the past. I found the huge flower and fern bouquets and voluminous veils of the 1920s very inspiring. My 1920s Bride is available in print form as a full length, or a close-up portrait. Yes, prints are again available in my shop!

Jack in the Box Printable
Knowing kids are home, parents looking for fun activities, and many purse strings tighter than usual I've lowered the price of my printable toy crafts, party supplies and coloring sheets. In the US, my Jack in the Box in red, white and blue would make a fun activity for The Fourth of July.

Strawberry Favor Boxes Printable
It's warm weather here and that makes me think of fruit, fruit salads, and fruit deserts. My Strawberry Favor Boxes are a cute fruit that will last past the season. Print and use for gift or party favor boxes then use them as trinket boxes. I know I put my hair bands somewhere... Oh yeah, they are in my strawberry box!

I hope you and your loved ones are well or soon to be. Those of you who have experienced loss during this time are in my thoughts.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Spring Elena

Spring Elena
Hello! Hope you and your loved ones are well or on the mend. Thought we could all use some bright happy colors and a reminder to look out the window and enjoy nature. It's springtime where I am and in honor of the spring and new beginnings I thought I would do something different, something new. So I've started a series of drawings inspired by the seasons. This first one and all of them will be 8.5"x11" layouts and available as a printable file to instantly download and print yourself. "Spring Elena" is now available in my Etsy shop and my dot com at a considerably lower price than my prints. I'm able to do this because I won't be incurring the printing costs or the shipping fees (since I have always offered free shipping). Also, I have temporarily removed my prints from my shop. I will relist them once social distancing measures are no longer needed.

Spring Elena Coloring Page
Also a "Spring Elena" printable coloring page is available in my Etsy shop and my dot com (regularly priced). My cultural matryoshka coloring sheets, coloring books, and craft and party supply printables are still available in my shops as well.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Ghanaian Matryoshka

Ghanaian Matryoshka
Hello and a belated Happy New Year to you! I'm starting off 2020 with a new drawing, my Ghanaian Matryoshka. Prints in various sizes are now available in my shop. Other merchandise, such as postcards, cards, T-shirts, baby body suits, tote bags, and phone cases are available in my zazzle shop. Also, in my shop, a Ghanaian instant download coloring sheet. This is one of many African cultures I have drawn and I hope to draw many more. Items are listed by culture in alphabetical order in my shops and on pinterest.