Tuesday, April 19, 2016

In a Pickle!

Dre Towey, a very talented, children's singer-songwriter—and friend from my good ol' college days— approached me last year to design her music CD, In a Pickle. Her songs are witty, silly and all about food.

We had a great time collaborating and loved dreaming up all the little details that made the illustrations so deliciously fun to work on—a hot-dog with mustard chasing a pickle car, sprinkles flying off the ice cream, blueberries rolling down a hill… What could be better than singing, smiling, dancing, driving food?

Here are a few of the behind the scene sketches:

You can find out more about the talented Dre Towey on her website. In a Pickle, as well as her previous albums, are available for download on CD Baby. Happy listening!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Wildflower Farm

It's been awhile since I last posted—I've been busy with so many different things. In February, I took an online Design Garden Trends Class. I was so impressed with this course by Sabina Redeva from The Ink Nest. She supplied a comprehensive trend report and created 4 weeks of engaging assignments where we combined 2 trends to create each collection. There was personal feedback and interaction with the other artist-students.

Wildflower Farm is one of the collections I created during the class. It combines farm and flower imagery with a rustic sensibility. You can find these designs available as fabric on my Spoonflower shop here.