Brown (Cardboard) Packages

I’m sure you’re aware of the crazy busy-ness of the holiday season…especially at the post office! I think this year I’ve visited the post office more times than in the past five years combined.

I’ve had so much fun packaging and shipping each order from my Etsy shop. Nice packaging is something I am in love with. It’s so fun that I can make each package a bit charming with some tissue paper, string, and a note, or a token of appreciation (aka “freebie”). I hope all of you who’ve received packages from me like it just as much as I do!

The order that’s going out tomorrow is custom greeting cards! It was my first time creating cards for someone else; I love the input customers give me on what they like about the illustration, or what they’d like to change. It’s a learning experience for me.

If you’re looking for unique watercolor stationery, invitations, illustrations, etc., I’d be more than happy to work with you! Contact me below with your request!

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s a time to give thanks…and what better way than to give you guys 20% off your purchase from my shop! This offer is good from Thanksgiving until Cyber Monday!

I do not offer international shipping on my shop, but reach out to me so I can help you with this, if you so desire 🙂

Shipping times may be a bit delayed from the holiday weekend.

Thank you for all your support!

 

2018 Cozy Life Calendar

Hey there! Here’s a surprise for you:

After debating for weeks on whether to make another calendar, I finally decided to make one featuring timeless treasures centered around a common theme: home.

I know some people would love a more general, all-purpose calendar, and a calendar featuring classic objects seemed to fit the bill! This would be perfect for anyone struggling to find their mom, wife, sister, in-laws, or daughters a Christmas present.

Check it out on my Etsy shop here. And my 2018 Fashion Illustration calendar is still available here.

Safari Elephant and Giraffe

Just updated my Etsy shop with these two paintings! They are originals; 7.5 x 8.25 inches. More details in the Etsy listings. Use them in your nursery or include them in a gallery display. Tuck them away in a little corner where it brings you joy to see them:)

*Elephant is sold 🙂 Thank you Wendi!

Red Patent Louboutin

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Hey there! I just got finished with a Skillshare class! It was with Katie Rodgers, an artist you know I love, and it is so fun to see her techniques and inspirations. This piece was inspired by her shoe illustration class. You should check Skillshare out. It’s neat.

If you’re like me, you go through many new techniques and supplies and get tired of them quite easily. A few weeks ago, I was raving about the Aquash water brushes, (and they are still so handy) but I did acquire a really great (renewed) appreciation for simple brushes with this painting. The paint seems to stick better to non-synthetic bristles (I was using camel hair). You can also create lovely washes with bigger round brushes. 

Sometimes I find myself using the same brush over and over but it is so much easier to switch brushes if you’re painting a wash vs. painting tiny details. Just a thought of the day 🙂

Also, I do have this print available on my new Etsy shop! Buy it here! It’s printed on card stock paper, 8.5 x 11 inches, and signed by me 🙂