Soon to be added to the shop: this sweet numbers and fruits poster!
It took me longer than you’d think to decide which fruits would stay and which ones wouldn’t. I wanted a good color balance and a variety of shapes and sizes. Fruits that I doodled but did not make the cut: starfruit, grapefruit, pomegranate, raspberries and coconut!
My friend Emily and her husband Scott are having a baby soon, and I was flattered and thrilled when Em wanted to hang two of my prints in their nursery. One of those prints is “sea,” but the awkward 12×36 didn’t work very well in their cozy space. Emily asked if I could rework the seascape into a slightly different size, and I was so pleased with the result that I’m offering the alternate version to others as well. It’s now available in the Posters section of the shop in 12×18 or 16×24–it might be easier to find frames and/or mats to fit these prints.
I am the queen of the unfinished project. It comes with the territory–I have a short attention span and I’m prone to “ooh, shiny” moments. Lots of them. My husband once noted that my “ooh, shiny” moments have “ooh, shiny” moments, and I would have argued, but… hey, lookit that over there!
So I thought if I posted some of my favorite “works-in-progress” it might motivate me to, well, work on them!
This is a doodle I started for my daughter, Ellie. It’s “Ellie on her Ellie-phant,” and someday I hope it will hang in her room.
This started with a series of quick icons for my Web site, and because I enjoyed working in such a small scale, it turned into tiny drawings of random things. I’ve yet to decide if this will eventually become a print or if these will be broken up and used elsewhere.
This is a former work-in-progress that’s soon to be finished! My awesome printing company offers large-format, banner-style sizes, and I thought they’d be perfect for growth charts–children’s designs that are both artsy and functional. A version of this particular design had been sitting in my illustrations folder for months and now it’s finally going to see the light. Hurrah!
One thing I’m going to work on this year is making some doodles that are slightly less, shall we say, girly. I have a tendency to trend toward pinks and purples, but I wanted to try my hand at some doodles for the boys, too.
To start, I’ll be offering the numbers poster in two new colorways–one that’s mostly blues, greens, and browns, and another that’s more neutral, with pastel greens, yellows, and oranges.
Watch for them in the shop!
I just finished this cute Easter-themed postcard for Eneida at Mason Girl Cupcakes. It may be hard to believe with all the snow, but now is the time to get your spring-themed orders in!