Wednesday, March 11, 2015


yup, it is on... surtex! I will be going there with the super talented Tammie and Emily, heading up the happy happy art collective booth! Lauren will be showing in booth 559. If you are going, please swing by and say hello at booth 532!

Friday, February 27, 2015

samples, samples samples!

one of the funnest (yes, that's right, I have the vocabulary of a 6 year old..) things for an illustrator is when a package arrives in the mail with your samples! I've had the pleasure of working with Peaceable Kingdom Press over the past year and these are a few of the projects I have completed for them. The colors turned out great (much cleaner than my crappy iPhone camera can show) with die cuts and the pink kitties are actually flocked! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

sandwich boxes

ok, so this is one of those things that is geeky cool to me...I've never seen my stuff on actual (non-paper) product, and to see it on something that will be sold in one of my favorite shops, makes it all the more fun. I had the opportunity to design some sandwich boxes for the awesome dutch shop, Psikhouvanjou. I had redesigned their header/logo, last fall and they requested that the little apple fellow be used on this product along with some other characters to fill out the set. These will be available in April (alongside another set by some artist named Helen Dardik, who ever that is.... KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!)

Friday, February 13, 2015

happy valentine's day!

here's one from my line of stupid valentine sentiments... 
"I love you more than acorns on cupcakes." 
You're welcome. Never said I was a copywriter! Happy v-day!

Monday, February 9, 2015

trying to keep it springy... another foot of snow falls on top of 50 plus inches that have fallen over the last few weeks. Oh and just so you know, shoveling with 2 bickering teenagers is loads of fun!

Anyway, I did this card for Peaceable Kingdom, available as part of a nice boxed set :)

Friday, February 6, 2015

snowed in.

heyyyyyyy, so long no post! I could legitimately say that I have been snowed under. I mean if you are familiar with what has been going on with new england weather the last 2 and a half weeks, we have gotten over 50 inches of snow. NOT a typo. aaannndd, there is another predicted foot plus on the schedule over the weekend into Monday. I know a lot of people love snow and wish they had more, but TRUST ME. No one wants this much and no, it has not made me as happy as this little kiddo

Anyway, on the positive side, it's forced me to stay home and work and there's no shortage of that. I've been wrapping up some projects and starting new ones. The card above is one that I did for the nice folks at Peaceable Kingdom. I haven't gotten a sample yet, but it's die cut, so that's pretty cool!

More to share soon. If you are a north easterner, happy shoveling! grrrrrrrrrrr.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

happy new year!!

can you believe that it's 2015 already? wowsers. I'm not one for new years resolutions, too easy to forget, break, realize they were completely unrealistic... all by February. But I guess everyone has a few things they hope to work on and improve at. Last year I said I wanted to use traditional media, and I kinda started using it again (thanks inktober!), just not in any real jobs, but that's a start, right? For Christmas, my husband surprised me with a cintiq! Quite the surprise and needless to say a big leap for someone who has only ever used a laptop and mouse. Soooooooo, I definitely have to resolve to learn how to use it. It's kinda intimidating at the moment, so if anyone has any tips or advice on getting started with it, particularly in illustrator, I'd love to hear from you! Seems like the opposite of last years traditional media goal, but I'm really hoping it will speed up my pace. The pen tool may be precise, but it's a real mind number.

Anyway, here's to a happy and healthy 2015 to all...make it a good one! cheers!