Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring Fever

All this snow has got me desperate for spring. The groundhog promised it would be here soon. In the meantime, I've been working on a new series of flower images.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ode to Ed Emberley

About 5 years ago my girls received some drawing books by Ed Emberley for their birthday–Make a World and Great Thumbprint Drawing Book. I  remember loving these as a kid. During the blizzard last weekend, we dug these books out and have been having fun drawing his simple shape animals in Illustrator. My 11-year old is getting pretty good. I was particularly smitten with his birds, so I created a little series and plunked a couple in landscapes.

So cheers to you, Ed Emberley, if you're out there, I'm a big fan!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Steal Like an Artist

I just finished a fun and inspiring read for creative types who are trying to find their voice and become visible in their field. Be sure to check out Austin Kleon's book, Steal Like an Artist, for 10 great principles to spark your creativity.

Steal Like an Artist

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lucky 13

This is it. 2013. Or Lucky 13 as I'm calling it. After 20 years of graphic design, this is the year I start channeling all my creative ideas and doodles into art that can be licensed. Follow me as I navigate the world of surface pattern design.