Thursday, December 27, 2012

design for girls tee...

Found a little sketch on my computer and was playing around with it this morning.  Just a rough mockup of what I thought might be cute on a girls tee.



Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yoga girl

Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and breathe.....



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Girls are.......

Having some fun with sketching my favorite subject!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Your a Star!

Found a cute sketch today and turned it into a birthday card.  Sometimes I find little treasures when I go
back and look at some old scribbles.  When I first started out in my illustration career, I did a lot
of greeting cards.  I still love working on them and looking at them in stores.





Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Girls with hats

Looking through some sketchbooks I found these cute girls with hats!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tutu love!

Here's a little glimpse of a new book I recently completed.  I will be illustrating more books and products that will tie in with this one.  Who doesn't love a tutu?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Poison Apple book!

Found the Poison Apple book I illustrated online yesterday!  It will be available next month. I loved working on this.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cute t-shirt designs for girls!

I've entered some fun girly designs in a contest at Threadless.com.  I thought working with a contest deadline would motivate me to get some personal fun images done.  Let me know what you think!  Which is your favorite?





Friday, August 31, 2012

American Girl Magazine

Here are a few of my recent illustrations featured in the current Sept/Oct. issue of American Girl magazine. The title of the story is "Cheer We Go!".  A.G. is one of my favorite companies to work with.


Monday, August 27, 2012

Brownie Girlguiding UK cover

Just received my copy of the Brownie annual for 2013.  I had the pleasure of illustrating it.  I love the way it came out. It's so wonderful that little girls across the ocean will be looking at my characters. This is the third year I've worked with Girlguiding UK....so fun!



Saturday, August 18, 2012

Characters for a new book series!

Coming soon....a cute series about some friends who love ballet!




Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Forever Four

Just found this on Amazon.  It's the fourth and final book cover I did for the Forever Four book
series.  




Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Along came a spider.....

I found a partially complete illustration I had started ages ago.  I decided to finish it up today.  Added a dangling spider and a black cat to make it a little more interesting.


Monday, June 25, 2012

It's me!

Just thought I'd share a couple of quick snapshots!  It's me and my mascot (Clovis) at the door of my studio, and a pic of me with my incredible daughter!



Sunday, June 24, 2012

fashion friends

Here are some cute character sketches I just came across. They were originally drawn to be used on a perfume bottle (and cologne bottle) for tweens.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Doodle-d-do

Just some quick doodles....having fun with hand lettering for girls!  What do you think?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

creepy sketches!

Here is a snippet of sketches recently done for a creepy book cover for tweens!  I loved working on the assignment.  It's fun to cross over to the scary side once in a while:)


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tutu fun!

first sketches of some cute ballet girls I'm working on for a fun project!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Arigato

A new illustration from my series of girls around the world.  I am thankful!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tweens go global!

Here is a new image I recently sent out as a promotional piece.  It's one in a series of girls from around the world I'm working on. It is also my new thank you card:)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Newest Forever Four book!

Here is the latest cover for the third book in the Forever Four series (released in Sept.)  The girls head
out for adventures in New York!

Here is the illustration and the final cover....







Sunday, March 18, 2012

glimpse at my studio

Here are a few peeks into my studio.  It was built especially for me and is a mini replica of my house.
I do my illustration here and also paint...when I'm not illustrating.  I always love seeing where artists live and work.  So here's a tiny bit of me.








Saturday, March 10, 2012

mascot

My lil mascot!  All the work going on around here and he is just as relaxed as ever.  It's nice to have
this little guy following me around all day.  He looks great in red, don't you think?


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Forever Four book series!

The first two books in the Forever Four book series / Grosset & Dunlap.... are available this month!

I created the character illustrations for Paulina, Miko, Tally and Ivy.  Wonderful design and use of type on the covers. I'm currently working on the illustration for the third book.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New illustrations for American Girl!

Here is a sampling of some illustrations I recently did for an American Girl story called "The Valentine
Bandit".  It's in the February issue of their magazine on stands now.  I love working with A.G!