Monday, November 24, 2014

time to make the donuts....

This is a little how I feel right now about making cards & prints for the shops, galleries and craft fairs for the holiday season. Just a little fun for the day! Who remembers this cute commercial?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Herb Watercolor Illustration Prints

All of my Herb Watercolor Illustration single prints are now available in my Etsy shop! All of the images are linked to my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Culinary Herbs Watercolor Illustration

I can't really even remember how far back it was that my Aunt suggested that I do a piece with herbs, but it was quite awhile. I even started working on some herbs, but it wasn't feeling quite right, so I pushed it to the back burner. Time went on and I worked on other projects and forgot a bit about the herbs, but I also kept coming back to it knowing that it would be nice to get this done for not only her but, perhaps others would enjoy an herb piece for their kitchen. I have to say I'm so pleased with it that I wish I had room in my own kitchen to display it, but unfortunately I don't. I'm also contemplating some individual smaller prints, but for now there's just this larger piece. If you're interested you can see more photos and get more info in my Etsy shop! If you have interest in smaller individual prints, just let me know.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Close-Up Sneak Peek

I'm still busy working on my herb project. Here's a close-up sneak peek.
The finished product is coming really soon! I can't wait to show you!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Herbs: my work in progress...

A few years back, even before I was really selling my work publicly my Aunt had asked if I would work on some herb illustrations for her kitchen. I did start them at one point, but I never fully executed my whole idea, so I started over and I'm working on them now for a collection of herbs. Here's a sneak peek of my work in progress... (more to come soon!)

MidCentury Cocktails Watercolor Illustration Poster Print

For several weeks I have been working really hard on my MidCentury Cocktail Illustrations . My original idea was to do this poster, but then I thought I should maybe offer each cocktail as an individual print as well, because everyone has their favorite, right? As I worked on each cocktail I started laying out each drink in an InDesign file on my computer. I was constantly organizing them and moving them around, trying to find the right proportion size and this also helped me decide on how many cocktail illustrations I was going to display as well. Seventeen illustrations was the magic number that I decided would work nicely for this piece. I think it would make a lovely piece of art for anyone's bar display and especially now that the vintage bar carts are so very popular, (which I also love so much). 

I decided on two styles of the poster. I did a poll on my Facebook page and it was almost split down the middle, so I decided it would be best to have both options available in my Etsy shop. You can also buy them locally where I sell my work but, only Style A will be available in stores. There are 17 cocktails in total and you can purchase them individually also in my Etsy shop, in either an 8x10 or 11x14 size. They also come in two different styles for your choice of text options. One option is with the name of the cocktail with the drink ingredients listed below, and then if you prefer a more modern, cleaner look (which is my preference) the second option is just the drink name. Cheers!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween... Mad Men style!

Here's a little tidbit about me... I LOVE HALLOWEEN! We used to go to parties, but now it's more about hanging out, with some pizza, snacks, our fire pit out front while we sip spiked apple cider and pass out treats to the kids. I still love to dress up too! I don't always dress up, but I usually try to get in the spirit a bit.

This year, I decided to dress up a bit more than usual. I've been watching a lot of the Mad Men series, while I work on my along MidCentury Cocktail Series Illustrations. I love the show. I cannot get enough of it! So I decided to be a male, Art Director (because well, there were no female AD's back then) in the ad agency of Sterling-Cooper!

Now I gotta get back to work! I have a big presentation with the Lucky Strike cigarette people in the morning! Joan.... get me a drink!


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