Once again, I spent a long time deliberating exactly which veggies would make the cut (teehee.) Potatoes and onions fell by the wayside; the former were not visually stunning (although they’re one of my favorite foods) and my drawings of the latter were barely decipherable. Summer squash was a close second to pumpkins, but pumpkins won out for being more easily identifiable. I fussed over the cabbages in row 5 for a long time, and I’m still not certain they won’t be mistaken for Brussels sprouts, but hey, what can you do? And yes, I realize tomatoes are technically a fruit, not a veggie. Just play along. There’s a reason I’m not a scientific illustrator. 😉
Eneida from Mason Girl Cupcakes is one of my “regulars,” and she was kind enough to send me a sweet thank-you gift in the mail the other day. But what was really exciting to me was the inclusion of stickers, postcards, brochures and business cards made from some of the designs I’ve done. It’s so rewarding to see the work in print. A digital file is all well and good, but I don’t often get to see how the finished product comes together, so this was a real treat. Thank you, Eneida!
I’ve been a lazy doodler lately, partly because I’ve been working on some custom orders I can’t share just yet, but also partly because, well… see the part about lazy. It’s just too nice outside to sit in front of a computer all day!
So June’s free desktop wallpapers are simple and fun and only a week late. 🙂 Click below to download your favorite:
“Early” is a relative term. Never was this so clear as when I had my daughter a year and a half ago.
In college, I mapped out my schedule such that I could avoid 8 a.m. classes whenever possible. I made that mistake in my first semester, all for a Women’s Studies class during which I could barely keep my eyes open. That was my first and only early morning class.
Six years later, our newborn daughter sleeps until 5:30 a.m. and I do a victory dance. Even now, waking up at 7:30 a.m. is something of a luxury in this house. Funny how things change!
This was drawn loosely from a photo of Elspeth when she was about three months old. I thought I’d play around with a different style… it didn’t quite capture what I wanted to capture, but it gave me the opportunity to experiment, I suppose.