Friday, August 28, 2015

A family in Alameda, CA

Another color sketch for a work in progress. I did a couple of variations, but in the end felt version 2 was too complicated.
A family from Alameda, CA
Alameda family version 2

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Shower curtains on sale over yonder at Society 6

Seafarers, the one and only shower curtain design in my Society 6 shop. Use promo code SHOWER20 at checkout for 20% off this or any other wacky shower curtain you desire. Today only. Ends 12AM Pacific Time. Stay tuned for more one-day sales tomorrow and friday. Hint, hint: throw pillows and totes may be involved.

THURSDAY UPDATE: $5 off any throw pillow through midnight Pacific time. Use code THROW5 at checkout.

FRIDAY UPDATE: And finally, 20% off all totes through midnight tonight. Pacific time, that is. Use code TOTE20

New stuff in the shop

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Family portrait: Bountiful, Utah

I enjoy doing these family portraits. This one is a throwback to the childhood of the Mabey girls, and is a gift for their mom. Thanks to Emily and her sisters for being such great collaborators.
The Mabeys at home in the 1980s

Sketchbook for Mabey family portrait


The process

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Goats on the green

Another design challenge on Spoonflower. I can't stop making these patterns! This challenge stipulated a specific color palette, which was interesting, and of course, goats! I continue with the theme of animals playing ball. By the way, I'm excited that my last entry for the baseball theme managed to squeeze into the top ten. Yay!

Goats on the green

Monday, July 20, 2015

This week's Spoonflower challenge: baseball

I had fun playing around with these iconic images. I've only been to one major league ball game in my life (Yankees when I lived in NYC) but I do love old baseball movies and playing for fun! You can see all the designs here.

Afternoon at the ball park

Friday, July 10, 2015

Florian again

And here's the finished painting of Florian, the police horse who just decided to take the day off.

A day off for Florian

Day off for Florian sketchbook

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Yummy fat

Here are a couple of images I did for Vegetarian Times for an article on fat myths. I did a couple of different versions and they went with the cake.

Low-fat cake for Vegetarian Times
Myths about fats

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What's in your bag?

Yet another pattern for yet another Spoonflower contest. I decided to leave out all reference to lint because, well, it's just gross.

Hey, what's in your bag?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Winter and summer

I'm rather fond of pink and coral lately. This week I continue working on Holiday 2015 stuff as well as continuing my pattern design quest, so what we get is snowdrifts and lemonade.
Gift tags from my Holiday 2015 collection
Summer & citrus pattern on Spoonflower

Monday, June 22, 2015

Christmas in June

I mentioned earlier that I was going to try to get some Christmas cards done early this year, and so here are a couple more. The snowball fight is adapted from an earlier sketchbook, found here. Happy Holidays! Stay tuned for more...

Kitty snowball fight greeting card for Christmas 2015
Christmas wrapping paper 

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