Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

This year I wasn't going to send out Christmas cards because I was tired and sick (and a little grouchy), but I couldn't help myself because I had this nice acorn drawing already done.  I drew the acorn for the September calendar drawing.  My goal had been to finish the calendar for Christmas presents. I only had October, November, and December left to do - but alas, I ran out of time.  However, I was happy that I got to use the drawing for my Christmas cards.

Below was a second color option for the cards.  George chose the red so that's what I printed, but I still loved the green and brown option.

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birding Journal

One of the reasons I haven't been blogging lately is that I have been working on this!  It is a birding journal for people to record what birds they see throughout the year.  It is filled with illustrations and various ways to record your bird sightings, plus lots of extra tidbits like suet recipes, birding hotspots, and tips to attract birds to your yard.

I am excited that you can now pre-order the Birding Journal on Amazon.  When it is officially available I will post some of the illustrations.  You can also order directly from the publisher's website -  Adventure Publications

If you know anyone who enjoys birdwatching let them know that Birding Journal - Through the Seasons will be available soon!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mariachi Poppy

The past three months have been challenging, but I'm back! After two of my next door neighbor's houses burned down,50 illustrations and copy for a new book, an infected tooth (& extraction), a Thanksgiving trip to Rochester, and a nasty case of the flu, I am finally starting to feel normal again and I have lots to blog about!

This January my Dad is turning 70 and I did this invitation for his party. He has been really into karaoke lately and we often find him wandering around his house singing and strumming the toy guitars of his grandchildren. We are going to have a Mexican singer at his party too so I put him in a cute mariachi outfit.

Check back soon because there is a back log of blogs!