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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Birthday Countdown!

4 more days!

Saturday is my 26th birthday! Is that considered my "late" 20's? Oh man. I am going to post a cupcake illustration everyday until my big day! I've been devoted to eating healthier for the past 6 weeks so I may not be able to enjoy a real cupcake on my birthday but I can enjoy these super cute illustrations and boy do they look delish!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Love In Paradise

This past weekend was my soon-to-be sister-in-law's {wow, that's a lot of hyphens} bridal shower. I designed "everything print" for the shower. My s-t-b {let's abbreviate} s-i-l, Lauren is also a designer. Designing for another designer can be really tough. I really wanted her to like them and thankfully she was very pleased with them!

The project included: invitations, recipe cards, marriage advice cards, a game sheet + bingo card, water bottle labels and signage for the doors! I really like how it all came out.

My sister-in-law Rachel's shower is next month {yep, you read it right....2 showers/2 weddings same family within 2 months of each's been wedding mania} and I am designing her invitations {and some other goodies} too so stay posted!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Spread Your Wings

I was cleaning up my files and found this butterfly illustration that I did a while ago and never really did anything with. I totally forgot all about it. Just thought I'd share it today....a little wishful thinking that warm weather is on the horizon!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A walk in my shoes...

So, a couple of weeks ago my friend from high school sent me a message asking if I considered my self an artist. I answered "Yes, I would." So he then asked if he could interview me for his art writing class, I was honored, I said sure! I warned him that I may not be the BEST interviewee but I'd do it. I am just about finished answering the 22 questions that he sent me and I must say, it was nice to sit back and actually think about what inspires me and why I do what I do.

I would encourage any artist to ask their self some of these questions. It is a good way to look into your heart and see what drives you, what motivates you. Here are a few:

+ What first sparked your interest in art?
+ How would you explain your style?
+ Where do you see yourself in 5 years as an artist? 10 years?
+ What influences you?
+ What is your favorite aspect of being an artist?
+ What has been your greatest accomplishment as an artist?
+ If you were to give advice to an aspiring artist, what would you say?

Share your answers if you would like!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Treat of the Day!

It is always fun to see your artwork on a finished product!
This is an illustration that I did for the company I work for, Littlearth.
We make handbags and accessories made from recycled license plates.
I have three different designs in our Pop Tank line, "If the Shoe Fits" and "Girl's Night Out."
Check them out! I have the Cupcake in a FenderFlairette, it's so cute!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Prayers Have Been Answered!

Paper Source just launched their "Paper Bag" line!
Paper Source is my favorite paper + envelope supplier. A lot of my card line comes with 100% recycled kraft envelopes which I have been buying from another supplier but now that Paper Source has them, I will def be checking them out!!