Friday, December 31, 2010


Good bye 2010:)
You were good to me. Many big things went down... good, bad... well, mostly good.
Thank you for visiting me and supporting me this year! You are the best - and you know it!
May we all be healthy, prosper and blossom in 2011!
May it be a good year for all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

merry... merry... merry...

Happy whatever it is you are celebrating! I'm celebrating good food and time with my family:)!
Hope you all are feeling cheery and bright!
I'm leaving you with the Christmas images I did for Family Fun magazine (Christmas issue).

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

elfin' around...

I almost forgot about this 'Elfin' Around' interactive giftcard I had part in designing for Target. With this one you can record a message on your giftcard in a voice of one of the six elves. Who wouldn't want to hear an elf version of their voice? The kid in me thinks it's a fantastic idea:)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

posh puzzle books...

A couple of my patterns - working hard as covers for little pocket puzzle books:) You can find them here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

botanical explosion...

I always seem to work on spring projects in the beginning of winter and summer projects in the beginning of spring. It helps me not to think of the white winter land outside my window. I love the holidays and watching kids having snow ball fights... but the darkness and the cold - not my favourite. Living in Canada doesn't help. I know I'll be looking at the snow until the end of April... and so, whenever I can - I escape into the flowery spring - at least mentally:)
Here's the result of the last escape - a botanical explosion:) Hope it warms you up too:)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

holiday gift-tags...

It's a 'wrap & label' workshop over here! I'm Edward Scissor-hands and I'm Santa's helper - all at ones!:)
As per annual holiday tradition - I've designed and am sharing these gift tags with you:)
click on the image - it will open in its own window at high resolution (300 dpi)
copy that to your desktop.
print as many as you'd like in any size you'd like:)

Friday, December 10, 2010


Chikismiqui - this tiny adorable magazine came in the mail today - all the way from Argentina. A few of my patterns and work from one of my favourite illustrators inside and outside - Kirsten Ulve (cover art). Very fun!
Check it out right here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Santa and friends:)

One of my new gift-cards for Target this year:)!

Monday, December 6, 2010

good to be back...

It snowed the day before the big move... and it has been snowing (and occasionally raining) almost every day since. It's a true winter scene outside my window right now.
The move was long and hard. I'm grateful for the tremendous help from friends and family:) Without them it would have taken another two weeks. I've pulled every muscle in my body - but it was totally worth it. The new place is silent, solid and all mine! And - there's no dangerous black mould in the walls! What a nasty surprise that turned out to be when I've moved the furniture in my ex-bedroom:( No wonder we were feeling slightly off lately... Here's to a healthier winter!
There's still lots of little things to be done (a few more boxes to unpack, a few more things to hang and clean) but It's all small potatoes compared to what went down in the past few weeks:)
+ I can't wait to fill the walls with artwork:)!
Oh... and here's my new wintery pattern inspired by the weather and the anticipation of the impending holidays:)
It's good to be back in the land of blogging and working.