Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Advent Day 12

"Silver and gold decorations on evr'y Christmas tree" —good ol' Yukon Cornelius and Burl Ives…

Half way there!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Advent Day 9

I've never had a sugarplum before, but I imagine it would look like this!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Advent Day 5

Did you get your tree yet? That's me in the mommy van at the bottom….

Monday, December 1, 2014

24 Days of Christmas!

OK, I may regret this but I'm challenging myself to post a design a day 'til we hit Christmas. An advent calendar of sorts. First up, sweet hot cocoa (a close cousin to happy coffee). Mmmmmm….

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Doodle Every Day

One of my goals for this year was to draw more often—with real pencils, pens and paper, and not just on the computer. So for the past 11 months, I've been doodling every day and posting to Instagram. At the beginning of this journey, I never imagined how much this exercise would inform my art, bring me more confidence, help me define my style and make me want to draw even more.

I now have over 1200 followers tuning into my feed and I'm so grateful for each and every one of them and all the lovely comments I receive. If you care to have a look, hit the link to the right, or find me @shindigstudio

Below, I'm posting a few of my favorite doodles from the year and a few insights I've learned along the way (in no particular order):

• Instagram is full of amazingly talented artists
• details make your art more fun (and popular!)
• Instagrammers love cats more than dogs (or maybe I just draw cats better…)
• when in doubt, draw a cute, smiling girl

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Send Some Love

What could be sweeter than Minted's Valentine's Day Card challenge? I love designing for kids, so this competition was right up my alley. This year I have four classroom valentine designs up for voting, so pop on over and send some love my way.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Here, Kitty Kitty

I think November is the perfect month to cuddle up with a cat. And that's exactly what I've been doing—at least digitally. My real cat is rather aloof. Here's the start of a new collection I'm calling Here, Kitty Kitty. Coordinates are in the works.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Party Time!

I found myself working on lots of birthday cards and characters recently, so I thought I'd post a few here for fun. A couple of the designs are for Minted's latest challenge, but the rest need loving homes. Greeting card companies, here I come!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Butterfly Garden

Every butterfly needs a flower or two, right? As promised, a few floral coordinates to go with my butterfly guys.