Thursday, April 10, 2014

trending - home is where the heart is

I recently starting following the super talented surface designer, Kristina Kraemer, on Instagram and on her blog. Today, she did a great post on her blog, regarding a trending theme in illustration and pattern design, that she calls Home Sweet Home. She has some great photos of the trend on her blog, which you can see, right here and on Pinterest, where she created a board for it. You can go here to see the board.

I've been seeing that trend as well and recently did a couple of collections that featured some of those elements. Here's a little peek at them. As usual, for any licensing inquiries, please contact my rep at Pink Light Studio.

This one is from my Black+White+1 collection

These 2 are from my Happy Town Collection

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Photo a Day

Hello lovely blogger friends

For the past few months, I've been participating in a Photo a Day challenge hosted by Chantelle from the blog Fat Mum Slim. It's so fun! You follow the prompt for the day, which is posted at the beginning of every month, take a photo of something that you think fits the prompt, then upload the photo to your Instagram account, with the hashtag #fmsphotoaday. By clicking on the hashtag, you can see what people from all over the world have submitted for the challenge. It's a great way to document the little things in your world, have fun with your camera phone and connect with other people across the globe, who are doing the same thing you are. Here's a little collection of some photos I've taken recently.

And here's the list of April word prompts, if you want to join the party. Happy photo taking!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Easter Fun

It's April and time for some Bunny Love and Springtime Fun, over at my group blog, We Love to Illustrate. Here's my pattern, filled with fun Eastery things on a chocolate colored background.
I had so much fun making this. To see all the bunny illustrations from our group - go here. Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Colorful Chicken recipes

I entered the latest contest over at They Draw and Cook last night. This is my submission for the One Ingredient 3 Ways contest sponsored by Glad. I always enjoy creating illustrated recipes for They Draw and Cook and this one was not only fun to do, but challenging, too. Getting all the text from the recipes to fit into spaces I created for them was tricky.
Here's the link to my recipe on their site. Colorful Chicken

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Year of the Horse

It's the Year of the Horse, in the Chinese zodiac, and we are celebrating over at We Love to Illustrate, this month. Here's my entry for the challenge and you can see the rest of them here. Happy Year of the Horse!

Saturday, February 01, 2014

FREE Printable Valentine's Day treat box

Hello and Happy February! This month, over on my group blog, We Love to Illustrate, we all decorated a template for a Valentine's Day treat box. Here's what I did for my entry and you can download it and print it out here, or go to welovetoillustrate to see all of the fun boxes and download all of them there.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year!

Since it's the beginning of a month, as well as the beginning of a new year, we have a new post up over at We Love to Illustrate. This month, we celebrate the new year with some fun owl illustrations. Who doesn't love a cute owl? I love designing owls and so do the rest of my blogging friends.

Wishing you ALL a happy, prosperous, healthy and creative new year. 2014 is going to be awesome!