Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lions & Tigers & Bears! Oh My!

I've got a new collection with a couple of ferocious cuties… No tin man, however.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Bootcamp Assignment 4 - Wall Art

This month's Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells Bootcamp couldn't have been more fun. Nautical inspired wall art. Boy do I love the sea and all it's creatures! Maybe because I am an aquarius….?

Anyway, I knew right away I wanted to design children's wall art. And, for a while I've had the idea of creating a piece based around the tongue-twister "She sell sea shells by the seashore." This seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out—with an octopus of course.

And who wouldn't want his and her wall art? So I created a little sailor-themed piece for the boys.

I thought the navy blue octopus looked strongest at thumbnail size, so I uploaded that one to Lilla's web site. Once again, I was amazed at all the gorgeous art coming out of this class. If you haven't seen the Bootcamp gallery, you can check it out here.

Here are a couple of my sketches with a similar theme that I've recently posted on my instagram year-long daily doodle. Are you following me? @shindigstudio

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer Meadow

This time of year I'm so inspired by all the flowers popping up everywhere. So simple and beautiful. Here are a few of the floral patterns I've been working on this week—in between all my sneezing from the grass pollen….