Saturday, February 13, 2010

Making "Valentimes" :)

After days of non-stop cleaning, there was finally enough room for my son to do projects at his new art table! Yipeeee! (And by "new" I mean, a really old desk that the lady who lived in this house before us left here... I sawed the legs to make them shorter and voila! PROJECT TIME!!) :)

So, after much deliberation on my part, I decided to go with storebought/handmade valentines for the boy to bring to his school Valentine party... He was SO into making these... He painted, glued, glittered, stickered... glued some more... and wrote all the names on each one! He was also the ONLY one in his class who made his own valentines, and the only child who wrote all the to/from names... It was awesome sharing this time with my son, and really look at his face in these photos! Making "Valentimes" is SERIOUS BUSINESS!!! ;)

They came out so pretty! He did a great job :)

And you know we couldn't go to a school party without happy treats... so yeah... There ya go!

Under Construction...

I'm currently in the process of updating my website I hope to make it a functional site quickly! I can't wait to get it up and running, and to have it be something that really represents my art and my business... Okay, back to work!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mommy Hugs :)

(or big sister hugs!! Those are great too!)

I'm finally ahead of myself for Mother's Day this year... Go me! These  cards will be up in my Etsy Shop soon!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Just Because...

Sweet Ellie!

I had a customer request a special Valentine's Day bookmark, today, inspired by my happy elephant birthday card....

Actually  I misread her request (oopsie!) and thought she wanted a Valentine version... She had originally just asked for the birthday ellie on a bookmark to give as a Valentine gift! I drew up a Valentiney sketch and she ended up liking it more! :) (yay!)
Here it is:

Cute, cute! :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Studio Stuff

I was thinking the other day that it is so sad my son doesn't have a place to do art projects! He LOVES to paint when I'm painting, and I have been so beyond disorganized, it wasn't possible!! S - A - D!!! So, for the past two days I have been literally sweating it out.... throwing things away, unpacking boxes, moving furniture... Its starting to come out awesome and I am SO EXCITED!!! (My son is too!!! He keeps coming over to check on my progress, and looking in his new craft cabinet to make sure its all good. HA! He's so cute...)

Anyway, there will be no "before" photo because its so embarassing! But, trust me... It was baaaad.... *CRINGE*

Newly organized paints!! These have been in drawers for years and years... Don't they look so much more inviting when you can see them??? It makes me want to paint! I LOVE the COLORS!! My father built this cubby for me a long time ago out of scrap wood. Its heavy and I never really knew what to put in it... but, this works!! :)

Storage boxes from a large chain store that starts with a "W"... haha... only $6.00 for a set of four (perfect size for my cards!!) They are sturdy and they look expensive! They make me really happy ;) Sure beats that old shoe box I had all the cards in before! Woo!

More to come! Can't wait :)