Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Inspiration

I came across the work of British artist Sarah Maycock recently and fell in love. This bear just moves me.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thank You Thursdays

Thank you notes from the kids I meet during school visits. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First resolution

Every December I sit down with some of my fellow BRG and set my resolutions for the coming year. I'm feeling encouraged that this year my list is both practical and achievable.

My first goal is to create a more inspiring work space. Since we moved into our cozy cabin in the woods, space has been a challenge, there is just not quite enough room for everything. I've had my work things spread throughout the house in a disorganized way for some time, and I feel like it has really affected my productivity.

So at last I've centralized it all. I turned our make-shift office/storage spot/place to put things we don't know what to do with into a little studio. I am already feeling much more inspired to work in this space. Cheers to checking off resolution #1!

Before:



After:

Monday, January 14, 2013

This year's holiday craft

Every year I like to make a little something around this holidays. This year I was inspired by these lovely little bird ornaments, so I gave a shot at making something similar with my illustrations.

First, I printed out some images on to iron-on sheets, then ironed them on to a large piece of linen:


Next, I cut them out, and matched each with a piece of bright, patterned fabric for the back:


Then, I added a small piece of ribbon (at last something to do with my re-used ribbon collection!), sewed, and stuffed them. My assistant inspected each very carefully.


Once they were approved, we hung them on the tree or gave them away. Perhaps next year they will find their way to my Etsy Shop.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Happy new year!

May the coming year bring you all good things. Here are a few pictures from our first days of 2013: