Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy new year!!!

Wow... did this year ever fly by. Am I getting older, or is time speeding up? Maybe a bit of both...

It was a tough year, but a good year. I've done a lot and learned a lot. Some dreams came true and some I'm carrying into the shiny new 2010:) One always needs something to look forward to.

To all of you, my kind and wonderful friends, I wish a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

I thank you  for all the positive energy and support in 2009:)!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Wishing you all Happy Holidays! Drink up and be merry! 
Above: my little ceramic nativity by Alessi. Looks like they all started drinking early:) What are you waiting for?:)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'm going to be a fox...

Wanted to show you the face that cracks me up every day:)

Monday, December 21, 2009

oh charley...

How could I resist? Being a huge fan of  Charley Harper, it was hard to pass it by... so I got it:)... an early Christmas present to myself - CHARLEY HARPER (An Illustrated Life).   420 beautiful pages to 'oooh' and 'aaaah' over.
What a body of work! I'm so impressed and inspired.

Friday, December 18, 2009

ghost of the christmas cards past...

Knock.. knock... (who's there)... a ghost... a ghost of the Christmas cards past...
I haven't had much time to spare this week. Running against the clock trying to finish pre-holiday deadlines. Almost there... I see the light at the end of the work tunnel. Have lots to blog about soon...:)...
in the meantime - HAPPY WHATEVER!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

don't forget to make today AWESOME...

Have you done six impossible things before breakfast?... well, why not round it up with this pattern?! - Don't forget to make today AWESOME! 
Seriously... my life is pre-holiday zoo, and it is starting to show in the patterns:) 

Friday, December 11, 2009

ecojot sketchbooks...

A dream come true for me - my designs on the covers of Ecojot sketchbooks! Me and my girls can't wait to get out hands on these... so we could brag about it to our friends (ha ha:) and fill the inside pages!
A little interview on the Designer Jots blog today too... 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

editorial... show&tell...

For the show&tell today I've got an editorial illustration I did for Dec/Jan issue of 'Family Fun' magazine (p.31).
The article is about development of gratitude attitude in your kids. 

Monday, December 7, 2009

holiday labels...

I know... it's crazy to think about wrapping this early in the game... but I'm crazy like that:) My office  has got a second job - as a temporary wrapping and labeling factory.
I'm sharing these with you! Feel free to use them for your holiday labeling:)
To copy: click on the image - it will open up in its own window at a high resolution (300dpi-true size). Copy that to your desktop and feel free to use:) You could make them smaller if you'd like. I find at this size you could fit 6 on a page.

Friday, December 4, 2009

let it blossom...

Got a new print to share with you today... How do you like these foxy friends:)?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

bite into a rainbow...

I was hungry for some color. I've been working on a project that has non... for a while... and I needed a fix... thus this pattern. I think it could grow up to be a paper napkin or a tea towel... what do you think?:)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

1 2 3...

Reworked my 'ABC' print. Love that cheerful apple:)
I've been neglecting you... my little blog. Guilty as charged... but, I soon will have a lot of new and funnerful things to share with you - so don't get all sad. You knew I was a working girl when I started you:)