Friday, July 30, 2010

Mobile Painting

I'm back from the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) trade show and the long train ride from Chicago gave me the time (and patience) to do this painting using iphone's Brushes app.

I didn't take much photos at the CHA show but it was a great learning experience. I also got to meet some of design team members of I {heart} Papers-they are all such sweet and crafty ladies.

Some companies I didn't know about that caught my eye at the show-check them out:
Sassafras, Doodlebug Design, October Afternoon

Thats it for now!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Claymation Puppet Workshop

I took an awesome 1 day claymation puppet workshop with Brad Pattullo at my local library. In 5 hours, we were able to build a clay puppet and play around with istopMotion.

My husband came along and he made the dinosaur while I made the duck. There wasn't much time left but we managed to play around and made this.

It definitely wet my appetite for more. Now all I can think of is to build more puppets.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Printed Things

Got my latest copy of Picturebook 10 recently.
Here is my piece. I've been in Picturebook for several years now. And since it takes about a year for this book to to produce, I've always looked back at my work with a critical eye. But I actually *still* like this piece alot.
My "new-ish" business cards came in too. Overnight prints did a great job, my only wish was that I had my name and info a little bit bigger. There is always next time.

Thats it for now!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

CGD Digistamps-July Collection

The July collection for The Chicken Girl Design Digistamps is now available. The design team is coming up with some fun stuff, check out:

Christy Loretta Lori Tammy Carlie Michele Laura Judy Kate

In related news, I will be off to the CHA trade show thats coming up in Chicago at the end of July, and will finally meet some of these ladies in real life. Also looking forward to educating myself in whats out there in the craft world. Its an unfamiliar world to me, and I'm hoping to know it a little bit better so I can come up with better stamps. Also a great excuse to go to Chicago!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Illustrator of the Month

I'm still here! Just doing some summer traveling and working on a few projects, especially a book with Viking that I'm excited about. Sketches are due soon so all my energy are going into it.

Some fun news- I'm illustrator of the month over at Thanks to the team there for picking me, I feel very honored. I signed up with them this year, you can check out my portfolio here.