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 […]

The Cactii are Growing

The Cactii are Growing

  I have been having fun finding inspiring forms and patterns within the Cactii family of plants. Also playing around with color and texture to add sophistication and depth. I wanted to share a section of the wall hanging. More to come…

New Cactus Wall Hanging (in the works)

New Cactus Wall Hanging (in the works)

For almost a year now, I have been picturing a Cactus MODbotanical in my head. Since this is my “Year of Creating”, I am putting it to paper (and then the computer). I have always been intrigued by the graphic forms of Cactii… they look almost alien! The patterns created by the thorns are just as […]

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, […]

New MODbotanical Wall Hanging — Aviary

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New MODbotanical Wall Hanging — Aviary

Once again, nature inspired this new MODbotanicals wall hanging which I am calling – Aviary.  With all of this snow lately, my morning ritual has been standing in my kitchen, sipping coffee and watching the birds congregate at the bird feeder which I keep filled with black sunflower seeds. It is such a rich array of various […]

March is here… Countdown to Spring

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March is here… Countdown to Spring

I can’t believe it is already March, although I welcome it because it means that Spring is that much closer. Gina Weathersby chose this gorgeous shot of purple asparagus because it is one of the first things that start to pop up in the garden and hopefully in your nearest market. My favorite spring dish […]

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 frill•d Valentines

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A frill•d Valentines

Valentines Day is here again. How do you show your love? Well here is the frill•d way!

frill•d in the Works

frill•d in the Works

I am having fun this weekend working on some style directions for frill•d. Gina Weathersby shot this natural craft frame this week and I added the Wildflower Sprig artwork as a border. Weathered wood, natural Kraft paper, stamped type and greenery sprigs will be the key visual elements of this image grouping. This will be part […]

Loving Your Fears

Loving Your Fears

My Mother always told me, “eat your peas!” Now, this might sound like a happy-go-lucky passing comment that she might have thrown out as she continued the daily routine of clearing the table after family dinner, but from my perspective, it was a sharp slap ringing in my head. I struggled to overcome this hurdle so I could […]

Sweet February – Frill.d Calendar

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Sweet February – Frill.d Calendar

Another month, another image! Gina Weathersby created this Sweet concoction of plums with anise and I was immediately inspired to add my own touch. I love how this subtly harkens to Valentines without being so obvious. Would you like to download this calendar image to your desktop?  → then click on the image below to link you to […]

Dandelion Dreams – Making a MODbotanical

Dandelion Dreams – Making a MODbotanical

Being surrounded by cold and snow, I have found myself dreaming of the days when our yard is dotted by the cheery yellow polka dots that everyone else considers the scourge of suburbia…the dreaded DANDELION! Being the weird artist that my family calls me, I have always appreciated the beauty of the dandelion. One person’s […]