If you're wondering why I have not posted here in awhile, life's been busy....in a good way! So many fun activities and things to accomplish before the end of the school year. I find it hard to believe that this school year is almost over although we are all really looking forward to summer break. Two and a half more weeks....
Besides having fun with the kids, I've also been working on new designs for my shop. You got to have a sneak peak at my most recent design in my last blog post: a funky cat with glasses encouraging everyone to read through a dangling sign hanging from its tail! I ended up creating products with two color versions of this design. A white cat on blue background and a light blue cat on lavender background. As always, you can easily customize the background color.
I want to share a selection of products with you that would make wonderful gifts for librarians or any book lovers. Also, if you are looking for a gift to thank your kids' teachers at the end of the school year, many of these items would make fun, unique gifts. No worries that another parent gave the teacher the same gift!
Every summer, our kids participate in the local library's summer reading program. They love it! Getting little prizes for something they already enjoy doing: reading! The tote bag would make a great summer reading book bag. Also perfect for taking a trip to the park or beach, hauling a blanket and a few good books. Nothing better than hanging out in the shade of a big tree reading a captivating story... or two... or three...
Any books that make great summer reads, either for kids or adults, that you can recommend? Always love to read your comments!
P.S. To thank you for checking out my new designs, please use code STICKERS4YOU through 6/30/2014 11:59PM (PT) to receive a 20% discount off any stickers in my shop! Feel free to share if you know someone who loves stickers - and who doesn't?!
Just a quick post this afternoon. I'm working on a new design and would love your feedback! I'm sharing two versions of my new "cat with glasses" design: one light blue and one white. Which one do you like best? Please pitch in by leaving a comment and you may see your favorite design become an actual product very soon! Also, what do you believe this design should be named? Thanks for having fun with this poll!
Always working on something, trying to make things better…. that’s me! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but hey, including more of a good thing can’t be bad, right? That’s why I decided to include the designs of some very talented, creative artists. Designs I really love.
You may have already noticed that I added a new page to my website called “favorites.” I so often find attractive designs that catch my eye, created by fellow artists. I decided to dedicate a page to these wonderful finds so that you have an even greater selection of high quality gifts to choose from. I’m hoping that you like these designs as much as I do and that this selection of items will help you in your shopping for that special person in your life. All the items on the “favorites” page will be kid friendly, G-rated and suitable for even the youngest in your family, just like the designs I create.
I will be updating my “favorites” from time to time so please check back. As always, I welcome your feedback! Please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment if you have a question, like the “favorites” selection or just want to say hi!
I’m proud to say I completed all 30 days of the #tinkersketch sketchbook challenge in April! Wahoo! This challenge was just what I needed. See, as you may have read in my earlier posts, I experienced some health issues this past fall and winter that caused my busy life to come to a halt and made me reflect on what I truly need to focus on. Throughout these past few months, I have become better at saying “no" (which has been so hard for me) and committing to make two things a priority: physical therapy for my body and creating art for my mind.
I had already bought myself an attractive sketchbook when I stumbled across TinkerLab’s fabulous website and daily sketchbook challenge. This challenge provided me with daily prompts for each day of the month. I had expected that I would enjoy the process and that it would give me some ideas for creating in my new sketchbook. However, I can honestly tell you what I didn’t expect from daily art journal creating is:
I would definitely encourage you to take on a daily sketchbook challenge when the opportunity arises and be surprised with what you will learn!
Have you participated in a sketchbook challenge before? Do you practice daily art journaling? Please share about your experience, what you have learned from the process and what helps you stay committed.
Illustrations and nature inspired, handmade art gifts that remind us of the simple joys.