Monday, September 11, 2017

New Book With My Illustrations!

I can now share what I've been working on the last few months - creating illustrations for this new book by Elizabeth Stewart!  Elizabeth is an appraiser of fine art and antiques, and her book, "No Thanks Mom, The Top Ten Objects Your Kids Do Not Want (and What to Do With Them)," offers advice on what to do with those objects that were lovingly saved but are not welcomed by the next generation. She is so charming and has such a great sense of humor and it shows in her writing. It was such a fun project and I'm excited and grateful to be a part of it.
These are just a few of the illustrations, there are many more inside. She is selling her book on Amazon if you're interested - looking forward to getting my copy! :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Drawings - Musical Series

I've been creating some music-themed drawings for a potential upcoming project.  Here are a few.  After drawing these, I realized that I think I prefer to draw cats doing cat things, not so much personified.  What do you prefer?

Monday, July 31, 2017

New Note Cards are in My Shop :)

New note cards have been printed and are now in my store. They are blank inside for any occasion. Cat and dog friendships are the best! Find them here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

New Illustrations Web Site!

Check out my new web site!!

I've been needing a site separate from my mosaics web site to share my illustrations and paintings, and I've just finished it. Currently only my drawings are there, but as I build my portfolio of paintings, I will eventually add those, too. I have been working on a fun project with my illustrations that I will hopefully be able to share with you very soon!  Hope you like my new site, you can find it here. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Gazelle Embroidery Finished

My design of a gazelle and bird started out as a drawing in my sketchbook. (See the work in progress here and here.) I had fun exploring different stitches to fill in the solid areas. I love the way the chain stitch and split stitch look as filler. It reminds me a bit of mosaic andamento. The size is 10x10", stitched on blended wool felt, and titled "Confidante." I found the perfect shadowbox to frame it in so that the glass wouldn't press on and flatten the stitching. I haven't decided yet if I want to sell it or not, but if you are interested, please contact me!