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Evolution of a Family Portrait

Every few years I revise our illustrated “family portrait”, and this weekend I decided we were due for an update. Gwen is no longer a baby, we adopted a dog, and my hair is looking a lot less saturated these days (I still can’t bring myself to draw it white! Maybe in another four years…)

It’s fun to see how we’ve evolved. It’s only been seven years, but so much has happened in that time, it feels like ages!

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fairies for ellie and gwen

fairy

purple fairyfairy

Ellie is into fairies lately, so I thought I’d draw her a little woodland creature. Then I decided Gwen should have a fairy of her own, too, so I worked up a purple version with darker hair. I think I’ll make these into prints with the girls’ names at the bottom, and frame them to hang in their room.

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you’re good people

you're good people

you're good people

Inspired by some of my favorite childhood toys — we had the house and the farm, and I remember playing with them for hours. These days I get to watch my kids play with the very same toys, except now they’re called “vintage” for some unfathomable reason. 🙂

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they told her not to get carried away

they told her not to get carried away

… but she didn’t listen.

I had a long flight from LAX to Hawaii last week (life is rough); there was no in-flight internet, and the book I’d brought was only mildly engaging. I decided to work on a new Valentine’s doodle, just for fun.

This little girl is available as a small print or poster in my Etsy shop.

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ice cream poster

i heart ice cream poster

 

Today is my birthday, the big three-oh, and I thought it was only appropriate that I finished this poster last night — what’s a birthday without ice cream? This goes really well with the cupcakes poster I mentioned earlier, too. It’s available in small and large sizes in my Etsy shop!