Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sweet Dreams: A Whimsical Hourglass

Sweet Dreams: A Whimsical Hourglass

I have been working on this idea for a while. Finally, after several sketches, I managed to steal away and finish it.

Sweet dreams are always welcome!

Of course one would need a Sweet Dreams pillow to rest one's tired head! 
Click on the pillow to link you to my shop.

Monday, October 30, 2017

From the Garden - Adaptation of Autumn in the Air

From the Garden

 During my time as a greeting card designer, I learned to take seasonal art and make it more versatile.

As you can see below, the original illustration I created was more limiting with the pumpkin in a piece I call Autumn in the Air.

It was a challenge to think what would look good in place of the pumpkin, but then I am a fan of birds. That design element also comes from greeting card design 101; adding live interest to warm up the design. 

Old habits die hard...Lol...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

F is for Flamingo

F is for Flamingo

Years ago, somewhere in the early seventies, I found out that it was common place to see fake pink flamingos decorating lawns in places like Parma, Ohio.  

It was a common butt of Cleveland humor along with the chrome balls that decorated the lawns of many Cleveland suburbs. This was an odd sense of Cleveland humor that a girl from New Jersey found somewhat baffling. 

When my soon to be boss in the creative department at American Greetings turned 42, plastic pink flamingos appeared in his office and I soon started looking at the pink flamingo in a different light other than a tropical bird one might see in Florida. 

Naturally after all these years, when thinking of illustrating another letter F, a pink flamingo came to mind, even though one would not likely see a plastic one as a lawn decoration today. 

However, with tropical looks becoming hot, now is surely the time to revive the PINK FLAMINGO.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Autumn in the Air

Autumn in the Air

Autumn brings its beauty with its colors and its excitement with the upcoming holidays. 

It's easy to get inspired at this time of year to create a piece reflective of Fall, especially with the company of my oldest grandson who loves pumpkins! 

And what would be fall without a little home decor? 

Here it is on a pillow from my Fine Art America site.

You can also find the flowers on a mug!
Again check out this link: Fine Art America Mug

It won't be long before the leaves add that beautiful color drama to our surroundings!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

B is for Beagle

B is for Beagle

Coming up with ideas for the letter B is a tough one. What works to make that shape?

I also get many requests for dog illustrations. 

So I stepped up to the plate to give it a try. 

Here is B is for Beagle, Balloon, Ball, and of course Bird too!

Below are other letters I have done that feature dogs.

A is for Airedale

D is for Dalmatian

Who knows? Maybe I am on to something!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bird Song

Bird Song

Sometimes I get inspired by a quote or verse that I like as opposed to coming up with another illustrated letter. 

This time I got inspired with a spiritual verse.  
I must confess, I like it as a pillow too!

You can find this on Fine Art America.