Sunday, August 30, 2009

Moving Postcard-1st Attempt

Trying to get back in the swing of things with an attempt to come up with a moving announcement postcard. I'm finding that I'm struggling a little bit, did I leave my muse behind? This is my first attempt- fun to post here but I don't like it enough to use as a postcard. Back to the drawing board.

Fun things I'm enjoying:
*Fellow illustrator Gina Perry with a pic of her baby Miles reading The Haunted Ghoul Bus! Totally adorable facial expression while flipping through the book! Its priceless to me, thanks, Gina!

*Recently found this awesome blog about children's book design and illustration:
The Apple and the Egg

Cluck cluck!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Quick Paintings using iphone's Brushes App

The latest fun I've been having is playing around with the Brushes App for the iphone. It is a simple app with basic tools that took the fear out of digital painting for me. A nice break from vector art.

This kitty is one of the first pieces I was finally happy with after playing around with the app for a bit. I'm too embarrassed to show anything before this one!Too bad his little kitty back leg was cropped though!

Then I sort of got the hang of it and did this piece:

Highly recommended app for those who wants to learn digital painting without the pressure. Plus, if its good enough for the New Yorker cover, its good enough for me!

**In moving news**-I'm officially in Ann Arbor, MI! I'm currently without any furniture at the moment; just exploring the town, and getting settled. I can't wait to decorate my new studio space!

More soon and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hey, that looks familiar...

After a few years of being an illustrator and having my art being "out there," sometimes I have a few moments where I would be walking down the street, something catches my eye and I think, "hey, that looks familiar...."

There is a few seconds of delay before I realize, thats my art! I found this at a store window of a stationery store on Bleecker st/3rd St last weekend. Funny how I never got samples for these, so this was the first time for me seeing it!

Its called Preschool Star Write and Reuse art box, published by School Zone. I illustrated the interior materials too:
I did this a few years ago, it was nice to revisit old projects I've done. Its interesting to see where my art might turn up!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

First 2 Stamp sets-RELEASED!

It's here! The first two Chickengirl Design stamp sets are now available exclusively through I {heart} Papers! They are high quality photopolymer stamps made in the USA. Each 4" x 6" set are only $10 each.
Into the Forest

Hugs from a Bug

It was also fun to design the packaging too!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Licensing news: Chickengirl Design Stamp Line!

I know I've been absent for a while...with the move happening in two weeks, its a little crazy here!

But some great news! I'm happy to announce that I'm having my very own stamp line! Exclusively through i {heart} papers, the first two sets will be released August 9th. I'll be revealing them then!

If you want a sneak peek, here are the talented stampers that make up the Chickengirl Design stamps design team (!!!), who will be posting their creations with my stamps this week:



Thank you, ladies! Its been very fun to see how the stamps are being used. This is definitely something new and different for me, venturing into the world of stamping. I'll reveal more on August 9th. Be sure to come back and see the first two sets being released!