Bursting with Inspiration

Bursting with Inspiration

After the calm quiet beauty of winter fades, nature bursts forth with the most amazing and inspiring forms. Like nature, I am bursting with renewed energy. I recently purchased a new digital camera which is making me look at everything with a new eye. I happened upon this pussy willow bush with the buds burst open. The […]

My Irish Shamrock Roots

My Irish Shamrock Roots

With a last name like “Gavin” when I was growing up, St. Patrick’s day was a day my dad observed with a religious fervor. Guinness beer (served warm) was his absolute favorite and we all had to have at least one beer on this day. So, in honor to my very Irish dad, I wanted […]

Decorate by Season

Decorate by Season

One of the reasons I created MODbotanicals wall hangings is that I like to decorate my house by season. I am not talking holiday seasons, but rather nature’s seasonal change. My entry hall is the perfect spot for a seasonal update. My house has a LOT of windows, so when the outside begins to change, […]

New Fabric Design for Where Women Cook and Riley Blake Designs

New Fabric Design for Where Women Cook and Riley Blake Designs

  So excited about the new introduction of a fabric design line for Where Women Cook and Riley Blake Designs! It is called Ooh La La Fast & French (I got to design the logo too!). Jo Packham of Where Women Create is the genius behind this collaboration. With her magazine, Where Women Cook, Jo understands the growing […]

Faber-Castell Creative Lettering Kit

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Faber-Castell Creative Lettering Kit

A partnership that has been developing since I first started using Faber-Castell pens over 20 years ago is finally public! When I got a call from one of my cherished clients who was making her mark at Faber-Castell, I had this feeling that the universe was once again doing its thing. For as long as I […]

Faber-Castell Creative Lettering Project

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Faber-Castell Creative Lettering Project

Thought I would share a peek at a project I created for Faber-Castell’s Creative Lettering Kit which will be hitting the shelves at the beginning of May. The kit is full of great tools for doing your own hand lettering projects and it comes with an instructional book that has alphabets and step-by-step images that […]

My Year of Creating

My Year of Creating

At the beginning of 2015, I declared (to myself), that this would be my year of → C R E A T I N G. So, here is a style exploration that I really had fun creating! Kokomo is my very fluffy cat that falls into all of the cat stereotypes when it comes to attitude. Lately, […]

Freeform Stamping for a Fantastical Bakery Shop

Freeform Stamping for a Fantastical Bakery Shop

I always say…”my job is so much fun!” and here is a perfect example. Queen City Cookies was opening a coffee/bakery shop at its manufacturing complex and Peggy Shannon, owner, wanted it to be a magical place where people could gather. We had established a fantasy brand full of whimsey and color and elephants, so […]

A Gift for Gifts!

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A Gift for Gifts!

If you are like me, you are pretty stressed that the holidays are way too close for comfort, and you are no where near ready! So, the thought of getting everything wrapped and under the tree (which still needs to be put up and decorated), is adding to your stress. Scott Hull and his merry group […]

I N T R O D U C I N G

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I N T R O D U C I N G

The day is finally here! I am launching my MODbotanicals line of illustrations and patterns into the universe. It was about nine years ago that I created my first MODbotanical. With the help of many friends, my vision has become a clear path. I can finally share my original illustrations with all of you. MODbotanicals are large […]