Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sending out some love


Yesterday was full of excitement for me. If you follow me on Facebook, you already know that I’m utterly coo-coo crazy about the British band, Keane. I was blessed to see them in concert in July and even got to meet them after the concert. Major joy & happiness. Recently, they posted information about a T-shirt competition they are holding until the end of September. The winner receives 5 T-shirts of their design, a framed autographed print of the design, and a gift card for their web store. Naturally, I created a design and sent it in. Well! Yesterday they posted some of the entries on the site and mine was used at the top of the header, and on the icon for their Facebook post. So incredibly exciting!!    

It’s a simple design, but the requirements were no more than 3 colors. Plus, it’s based on their song Clear Skies, and the fact that listening to Keane makes my days sunny – my happy place. 🙂 I can’t wait to see if I win, but this was pretty darn awesome! Feelin’ the love and sendin’ it right back at them too.

Later in the day, I also found out that I won a copy of Roz Fulcher’s new book, Science Around The House! I love her work, and was super excited to win the drawing and happy for her too. Way to go, Roz! Check it out:

The Universe has been smiling on me lately. Love it!


IF: Proverb


Here’s some silliness for the Illustration Friday theme of proverb. “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Not a particularly nice sentiment, but it made me laugh anyway. If regular guests smell stinky like a fish after 3 days, think of how stinky it would be to have an actual fish as a guest!! Yikes! No amount of air freshener would work on that. This was a fun opportunity to play around with textures. I enjoyed it. Hopefully any house guests I have in the future would think it’s funny too. Well, it’s not like I’m going to frame it and hang it in the spare bedroom. (Not until the morning of the 3rd day, that is.) 🙂 Just kidding.

Hello, friends!


Gosh, I’ve been a bad blogger. Summer was pretty busy for me. I worked on a new coloring book, a preschool progress report, a logo for a client, and built a retaining wall in my backyard. Add in a 2 week vacation up north, and that didn’t leave much time for blogging. And now school is back in session. Wow. Where did the summer go??? I’m looking forward to getting back into the routine, and posting more often. I’d like to spend some time working on illustrations for Illustration Friday too. I’ll check it out on Friday and give it a go.  In the meantime, thanks for checking in. Here’s a little peek at the coloring book art I just turned in. It will be released in February.