Friday, March 25, 2016

SUMMER is coming!


I re-did this design that I first created back in 2014.I have to thank Maria from Paper Trails in Rocky River to prompt me into making it new. I just love the colors and how quirky it is. Hopefully it should be in stores in early April...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Things moving along...

Is that time already to do some design work to help out the DPN Memorial Golf Outing to collect money for the Wounded Warrior Project. I am making an invitation postcard using the tags that golfers use. The idea was given to me by Joe Harbert.



I am also starting to do this cute cupcake toppers using a tool I bought over 2 years ago! Thanks to Noelle who needed cupcake toppers, which propel me to finally use the funky puncher.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wondering how to make my blog known...

The ink and watercolor drawing is from the Caribe Hilton's beach. I enjoy drawing in pencil, tracing in my favorite pen Pigma Micron 01 and painting with my watercolor pencils.



The following artwork is from a collage project for 1st graders about springtime. My tree has apples so it is definitely not spring, hahahaha!


I hardly bother to write in my blog because I am not sure anyone is reading it nor do I get the knack on how to make it popular. It definitely takes time to "do social media" and I sometimes find it a waste of time. It is just that I don't have the patience to be looking or following more blogs, etc...


Monday, March 24, 2014

Illustrating Crayolas and my colorful ottoman fabric

I love this book! 
The Day the Crayons Quit. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers and written by Drew Daywalt.
The pre kinder kids get a BIG chuckle when they read the last page of the peach crayon who doesn't have any paper wrapped around him and feels naked. Hilarious!
A clever and funny story.

I added a picture of the new fabric I will upholster my ottoman and eventually all my DR chairs. Can you see the Crayola colors on the fabric?



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cleveland greeting card featured in The Paper Chronicles Blog!

Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends magazine started a letter writing campaign and she has received beautiful cards from various designers... Some give her samples so she can send out too. (I gave her several cards of my Cleveland - Let it snow card).
I have a saying now (it's in my website's Home page): "Let's keep the card designer and postal office working!"
http://thepaperchronicles.com/letter-writing-campaign-new-responses-and-sponsors/


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Invitations... the beginning


It has been a while since I started doing invitations! These were my first 2 that I designed: 
a birthday and a holiday party.

I began drawing little stick figures which eventually evolved into more normal looking kids.

Personalized calling cards were my specialty because it was very popular with moms to use for giving away birthday gifts. They use them instead of buying greeting cards.


Friday, February 28, 2014

Musical group and artist from Ohio

I just discovered this musical group called Hey Mavis, an Appalachian Americana music. Their album Honey Man is great with the sounds of the fiddle, banjo and harmonica.
Who knew! From our state of OHIO---Just lovely!
www.heymavis.com
The artist who made the illustrations is Leandra Drumm, from the Akron area. She works mainly in pewter. 
www.leandradrummdesigns.com