Monday, March 30, 2009

I'm Back.

I had a lovely week off of spending some quality stress-free time. Lots of sleep, lots of nice weather, lots of time to be inspired.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Snail Series Contd.

Snail for Sale

Snail Eating Kale

Snail in Jail

Snail on a Tail

Snail Trail on a Hay Bale

Sunday, March 15, 2009


It's funny how one's style can change so drastically, and the way one views art and their appreciation of it. For years I only focused on creating "realistic" work, things drawn from the world around me. I was good at it, sure, but did that really constitute true art? I understand now. As with many things in my life, I've just come to understand myself better, and in turn my art has evolved. I draw from my imagination, I've developed a liking in certain types of art, and am just now discovering my true style. I'm comfortable, I'm enthusiastic, and I'm adventurous. I just want to create.

I haven't felt this free for a while.

And here are a few pieces I did, pre "artistic self-discovery."   :)

Snail Series Continued

Snail on a Tale

Snail on a Nail

Snails Who Sail

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Little Things

Just some little pieces I was playing with.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Snail Series

I love snails; it's a fact. I've loved them since the day I stuck my finger in one when I was two (out of love and curiosity, of course.) And although my finger was covered in green, slimy, hard-to-scrub-off goo, snails had entered my heart as something fabulous. So after endless battles of keeping my mother from squishing them in her garden, to buying several children's books about them, to naming myself after them when I was a counselor at an elementary school nature camp, I figure doing a series out of them would be fitting. And by the way, there are many more snail stories I have to tell. Ask if you wish! :)

Snail Stack

Snail on a Pail

Snail Mail

And my personal favorite....  Snail on a Whale

More to come soon, of course!

Midnight Doodling

Just a little something before bed.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Pink Shoe

Here's a little snippet of an Illustrator project I am currently working on. More to come soon of course!

Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes!

 I've always been fond of cupcakes, for their cuteness and yumminess alike. Lately I've been perusing the web for cupcake blogs and such, and I stumbled upon a few, but namely cupcakes take the cake. They have many gorgeous cupcakes featured, and I must admit I've become addicted to wandering their pages, and not to mention craving something sweet!

Twitter cupcakes by Bakerella

Snowflake Cupcakes by Glorious Treats on Flickr

Daisy Cupcakes by Flickr user paulahennig

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Dainty Design

This is what I worked on today. Just a little doodle.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tantalizing Typography

I've always been fascinated with type, but recently I've become infatuated. I often find myself browsing design and typography websites when I have more pressing matters at hand. I can't help myself though. I think it's beautiful. Obviously typography on paper is wonderful, but lately I've been coming across some great designs for the home, as well as accessories that incorporate great type. I may just need to do some DIY dabbling!

Monogram Pillowcase, $18.00, Urban

Monogrammed Mug, $4.99, Urban

Signature Mugs, $10.95, H&FJ

Plywood Alphabet "P," $2.99, Urban

Leather bag designed By Assouline for Cole Haan, $450

Recycled Metal Letters "N," $8.00, Urban

"Welcome" Coast Rack, $14.99, Urban

Charlotte Ronson, Seventeen Organic Tote, $48.00,

Alphabet Bag "R," $28.00, Urban

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Whimsical Series

These were created for my Foundation of 2-Dimensional Design class. They are meant to tell a personal story of a sentimental object, but I think that takes the fun out of them. What story do they tell you?