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I have a few new kid’s birthday party invitations now for sale over on Minted this week! Kids illustration is always a favorite of mine, so this challenge was particularly fun for me.
When I designed “Mod Conductor“, I wanted to create a train invitation for girls. I love that there are companies out there who are trying to get more girls interested STEM fields (have you seen THIS?!), and this invitation and color palette aimed to acknowledge that. Girls can be into trains AND like pink. It’s totally cool, didn’t you know? More of my latest collection for Minted after the jump….
Happy Monday, friends! While I had big plans to sow seeds in my garden over the weekend, I didn’t get to do it since it pretty much rained non-stop for three days. That didn’t keep me from staring out the windows, garden planning, and being taunted by my stone fruit trees, which are just beginning to bloom. C’mon Spring!
On Sunday, as John went off to work, I decided to spend the morning working on some patterns. Remember this mood board I made for the Skillshare class I was taking (which I never finished, whoops)? I kept looking back at it and decided to use it as my starting point. I was really feeling that peach in the center, so the peach juice and leaves came from that. The stripes were washi-inspired, and the burst was derived from that image on the bottom-right (although I like to think that’s what Spring does to us. She sneaks up all cloaked in dark rain clouds and sadness and then bursts forth, all “Holla! I’m here!”).
@tinyinklings). I’d love to see!I thought it would be fun to offer up these patterns as a little freebie for you guys. Print one and use it to make gift tags! Print a bunch and use them to wrap a gift or make a journal cover! You guys are creative, use your imagination! :) If you make anything super fun with them, tag me in a pic on Instagram (
CLICK HERE to download Spring Patterns
CLICK HERE to download Spring Patterns Gift Tags
I was poking around Minted’s Julep blog the other day (admittedly, looking for special prize announcements) and came across this post featuring suggestions for great art prints for newlyweds. My art print “The Neighbors” is featured in the #2 spot! You can check out all the print colorways here, and read the full post here.
I played with some digital collage over the weekend. I’m trying to push myself a little bit outside of my normal illustration style. After my Grandmother passed away last year, I began to wonder about the afterlife and what, if anything, we get to take with us there. Then, I read The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom, which had an interesting take on Heaven. The Travelers is a small series of three, exploring the question of what happens to our memories when we die? Do we get to take them with us? I like to think we get to carry the best and brightest with us; a sort-of parting gift from one lifetime into the next.
What do you think?
I have a couple new personalized stationery designs available over on Minted…just in time for the holidays! Painted Floral Hello is perfect for the ladies, while Vintage Ride is great for the dude in your life (who’s not afraid of sending a handwritten letter, that is). Minted is also offering 15% off when you buy 3 or more gifts (stationery, art prints, journals, photo calendars…), but hurry, the code is only available for a limited time!
I designed a couple of posters last week for a contest held by the San Diego Latino Film Festival. I love entering these things as it forces me to think outside my comfort zone a bit. What do you think? Which one do you like best?
Maybe I’ve been watching too many SATC, Friends, and Seinfeld reruns, maybe it’s having watched The Breakfast Club for the first time over the weekend (WHAT?!. I KNOW). Maybe it’s the new project I’m working on, but I had a little fun over the weekend drawing some ladies by decade the last few days. I kept the face shape the same, but changed the hair, shirt, and glasses to reflect the appropriate decade to which each belongs. Can you guess the decade each gal belongs to?
You can see more of my work and plenty of silly characters in my portfolio.
There’s always that person, no matter where you go, no matter where you work, that makes you just want to rip your hair out. I’ve been struggling with a person like this at my day job for a while now and I think I finally need to say something. Any advice on how to deal with a difficult person at work (specifically one whose position is quite above mine)?
My apologies for a rainy Monday (emotionally speaking). It’s not always rainbows and unicorns over here, but I’m hoping some of you can relate. And here’s a cute sheep drawing to make up for the downer post.
Illustration from my Cargo