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!
The artist who made the illustrations is Leandra Drumm, from the Akron area. She works mainly in pewter.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Illustration, sketching & re-energizing NOIS for 2014

Recently, I took the role of treasurer for the NOIS* organization here in Cleveland. We came up with new ideas on how to enliven the organization. 

On March 19th, we will have Lindsay Ward, a local illustrator that has several children's books published. When Blue Met Egg is a lovely book using paper and drawing techniques.

We also started to post any sketches we would like to share in the NOIS Facebook page; many have started sharing them. We hope more members check it out and contribute to it.

I posted these two: the flowers were given to me by a very nice clerk at Trader Joe's seeing that I was in crutches.
The other one is a little mole that my dog Skipper almost killed! I called him away just in time. I hope the little fellow survived... 
*Northern Ohio Illustrators Society

Monday, February 17, 2014

Invitations & cards inspired by my son found in ets

It doesn't seem that long when I started designing birth announcements and christening invitations for this little guy who is now slowly or too rapidly becoming a teenager! 

This is the invitation I made for my baby's christening. Available in my etsy shop.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cleveland Postcards are in!!!

Cleveland postcards features an illustration of the city's skyscrapers, the old bridges and smokestacks from the Flats and the baseball field, The Progressive Field.

Small details such as a jet flying over the city towards Cleveland Hopkins airport, a barge navigating Lake Erie and the Hard Rock Café guitar.

The postcards are made of semi-glossy front and matte backside on 110 pound paper stock with the postcard address section to address them. Cle Clothing store will be selling it, possibly other locations I am currently approaching.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Greeting card designs and my broken knee

I broke my right knee on January 3rd while tripping over my my dog!

It has been a blessing in disguise because I have been able to work on new designs, place new orders for postcards to sell at CLE Clothing store and search for other places to sell my Cleveland cards.
I am in the middle of drawing the view of Cleveland from the lake. University Circle & Ohio City are next.

The new logo/name is City Designs for all the city designs I am planning to do. Miami, San Juan & Los Angeles are partially done. Atlanta is next because I have family and friends living there too.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Company greeting cards

Other 2 clients that I made greeting cards. An insurance software company in Cleveland and an architect firm in Miami.