Hey everyone! I know, it’s been a while since I have posted anything new. It has been a crazy summer of swimming, playing, traveling, seeing friends and family. One of our trips this past summer was to La Crosse, Wisconsin to celebrate my husband’s grandma’s 99 1/2 birthday. Her 100th birthday will be this January, but we wanted everyone to be able to celebrate with her over the summer at her half birthday. It was such a beautiful day with family and friends. I was asked to design the save the date and invitation. I knew I wanted it to be all about her and very colorful. She still has a lot of spunk and is such a wonderful a lady. So I drew many colorful flowers to frame a beautiful picture of her and paired it with the phrase 100 years loved I found on the internet. I felt that it fit her perfectly! I hope you enjoy this as much I as I did creating it.
Hey everyone! It has been a crazy couple of months for me lately. From having surgery to the boys spring sports starting up, it feels very hectic already this spring. I was asked by the PTA of my kids school to create a cute flyer for their Fine Arts Night. It’s a fun night to display all the kids artwork, look at the book fair, listen to choir, band & stings concerts. It was really fun to create and I tried to make sure each element of the evening was included in the illustration. The mascot for the school is a bear, so I made sure he was front and center. I hope you all enjoy it as much I as I did creating it!
Hi everyone! Here is a new piece of artwork I created for my youngest son Jaxon’s birthday. He turns 7 today. I can’t believe how fast time has flown. I created this cute piece of cake using procreate and used my hand lettering as the font. It was really fun to create and can’t wait to celebrate Jaxon today! Enjoy!
Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted new stuff in a while. I have kinda been in a creative rut and life has just been a little busy. I was able to have a little down time recently and created this cute Valentine art. I created it digitally using Procreate and I love how it turned out. Hopefully, this will be the start out of my creative rut and the ideas will start flowing out of me. I hope everyone has a great week!
Hey everyone! This month of January feels like it is dragging it’s feet. Why does this month always feel like this? I had such a great response from my Christmas ornaments, I thought that I would put out a couple of sets of Valentine’s Day ornaments. They would be great to put on a tree (if it’s still up), hang up with decor or even put on a gift. They are sold in sets of 3 in my Etsy shop. The first set is white, pink and red. They have the sayings “Be Mine”, “XO” and “Love”. The second set is white, red and rose gold. They have a heart motif, “You & Me” and “Always” on them. If you are interested in adding these to your special day, check out my Etsy shop!
Hi everyone! I can’t believe it is already less than a week before Christmas. This December has flown by so fast! I went Christmas shopping at one of my favorite local boutiques and they had this Christmas song lyric “Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time” on a pillow. It is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It was so awesome that I wanted to make my own artwork with it. I drew this cute ornament using Procreate and put the lyric inside. It makes me happy just looking at it. What is your favorite Christmas song? I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Hey everyone! I can’t believe how fast November has flown by. I forgot to post this cute little pumpkin that I created this month. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating this illustration. I used Procreate to draw it out digitally and to letter “Hello Pumpkin”. This cute guy is available on prints and products in my Society6 and Redbubble shops. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with your friends and family.
Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted much in a while. I spent the month of October creating hand painted ornaments and signs for my Etsy shop. I have them all completed and have posted them all in my shop. I have some that are single ornaments and some that are sets. They all have free shipping. Remember to support local businesses and artists this holiday season! I would love for you to check them out!
Hey everyone! I’m excited to finally be able to share the the 2nd book in the series that I illustrated that is a part of a project that I have been working on with Strive 2 Thrive Coulee Region. I’m proud to present to you all Now & Zen Volume 2. It is a 5″ by 5″ 14 page Zentangle booklet printed on 10% Post Consumer Waste Paper. This book is made possible by Strive 2 Thrive Coulee Region and Ope Publishing based in La Crosse, WI. Vicki Miller started the non-profit in early 2020. Last fall, she came up with the idea to create a small booklet to help people have a way to relieve stress during these unprecedented times. The booklet is made up illustrations that include Zentangle and Zendoodling. After an intro from myself at the beginning of the book, there are full spread Zentangle illustrations with inspirational sayings and additional space after these pages to use as you feel needed. This book was super fun to make since I had the artistic help of my niece Brianna. She helped pick the themes, inspirational sayings and created the video to introduce the book.
If you would like to own a your very own copy of Now & Zen Volume 1 or Volume 2, please go to my shop page! The books are $7 plus shipping and we also have hats with the Now & Zen logo for $25 plus shipping. All proceeds of the books and hats will go toward purchasing Now & Zen booklets for La Crosse, WI area non-profit organizations.
Ways to use this fun Zentangle booklet:
1.You can use it as a coloring book. Follow along the book and color the illustrations to bring a moment of calmness to your day. You can use colored pencils, markers or whatever you have on hand. Don’t forget to color the cover!
2.You can draw and doodle in it. Use the drawings that are already in place in the book and use them as a starting off point to relieve stress. You can create your own Zentangle or keep adding on to the existing drawings.
3. You can use it for a fun way to journal. Write down your thoughts for the day, important dates, inspirational sayings or even personal goals. You can also add stickers or washi to make it a collage.
I hope you enjoy this book as much I did illustrating it!
Hey everyone! School has officially started in my house last week. So this will be my boys first full week back to school. In the past couple years I have created spirit wear for the elementary school. This year I was asked to make an 80’s themed logo. I also created a couple of other options and the parents voted on the top two that they liked. The 80’s theme and a rainbow logo were the top two picks. These logos will be on tees and sweatshirts for the school. I also painted bulletin board for the PTA with the rainbow logo. Below is a pic of my boys and the bulletin board. I hope everyone has a great back to school!