Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Today I thought I’d share an oldie but goody. PB Kids bought this print from me 2 years ago (06) With that they came up with this spooky assortment of goods. The cat still cracks me up. Which is your favorite? Hope everyone has a safe & wonderful Halloween. Think I’ll be back in tomorrow to post pictures of Luca who will be a matador tonight.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gentleman Start Your Motors.....

I was flipping through a recent Hanna Anderson catalog when I came across these sweet race car boxer shorts. Looking a bit closer I realized it was a pattern they had bought from me. My version was set up on a stripe. They choose to use the car icons in a toss which looks adorable on these little shorts. (also available as tightly whites- how cute!)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mommas and babies

Today I’m feeling like a proud Momma my son Luca (14 months) is walking. What a big step in the world. Coordination is yet to come so the days have been filled with many whip outs & a lot of holding our breath. None the less my little man is on the move!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Le Fleur

Gray, rainy and cool here today.  On that note I thought today I'd share a little illustration with a nice bright fall palette to brighten up my day a bit.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Trick or Treat

Today I thought I'd share a Halloween print that started in my sketch book.  I liked the way it was going so I just kept adding on. (this explains the peculiar layout)  I jammed it full of icons and pattern.  I added a bit of text which gets a little lost but I think it keeps you exploring the piece a little longer.  I always enjoy finding more & more details the longer I look at a piece of art.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Purple Fall

The leaves are turning and beginning fall. They’ve started their spiral dance down to be raked up & not seen again until spring. The air is crisp and the winter blankets have been taken out of the closet. Pumpkins are appearing on porches and in the morning holding on to my cup of coffee or tea for a little longer feels like the right thing to do. Fall is here so I’m taking in the pitter patter of falling leaves and going out this weekend for a long family drive to marvel at all the color around!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

And the WiNNeR IS.....

Thanks to everyone who entered the book giveaway. Because we received so many entries I decided to draw two names. The winners are Barbara Hunt and Eva Daniell. Your signed copy of Ghoulish Gang will be going out tomorrow. Happy October to all and to all a ghoulish night!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween FUN

So here we are about half way through October. I was looking for some more Halloween art to share & thought today I'd post what I made for Pottery Barn Kids last year (in their 2007 offering). It's a parade of pumpkins all dressed up and ready to Trick-or-Treat. You can see from the art I provided them how they leveraged it to go on everything from placemats, to plates & cups to the table cloth. Always a thrill to see my work in their catalog.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Today I thought I’d show a print that I recently recolored to bring new life to. I knew it was a nice simple floral but it lacked some luster. Once I enriched the background color & pumped up the color of the flowers it really came to life.
Oh the magic of COLOR.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Go ahead Bust A MOVE...

This illustration cracks me up it’s a piece I worked on a while ago for Pottery Barn Kids. We ran into their store over the weekend & saw it put to good use as a floor puzzle. So next time you are in PB Kids check it out. It’s bound to bring a smile to your face and a spring in your step.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Happy October to all! I thought I’d start this very spooky month with a book giveaway. Enter your name to win "Ghoulish Gang". This sweet little book is about a gang of characters who create their own Halloween costumes. It’s a touch & feel book for toddlers that’s out this year. I created the art from cut paper & fabric. Published by Piggy Toes Press.

Enter the draw by sending your name to
I’ll draw the name of the winner Wed. October 15th.

Good Luck!