Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I wish all my friends and followers a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
See you in 2015!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Some New Cards





I have been working on some new ideas for greeting cards. Hopefully I will list some in my poor, neglected Etsy shop sometime after the first of the year.

I have always enjoyed making cards. I like working in a small confined space.

Some of my followers have been missing my paintings. I apologize. I am sure I will get back to them at some point. Right now I am enjoying working digitally.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Digital Work


I am coming along in my newly learned Illustrator skills. Mastering the pen tool is something I have been working hard on for the past few days. I used the pen tool for the vase and then filled it with one of the plaid patterns that I created in my Rachel Taylor class. I also recently purchased a new Pantone swatch fan book since my old ones were at least 15 years old. I love all the new colors!

They also have added a new feature called "Pantone Color Manager" software. It is a separate application that you can download from their web site after you register your new products. It allows you to create palettes from photographs using Pantone colors! I love that feature. I used it to generate this palette.

I am really enjoying working digitally again. Except now I need a new external hard drive since my old one is quite full......oh well small price to pay!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Book of Letters

I am not sure if I mentioned this but I signed up for ALAW (A Letter a Week) at the beginning of the year.  Of course I saved the project until now, being the procrastinator that I am. I am supposed to do two alphabets but I am not sure I will get to the second one. Probably not. One alphabet could be anything you want and the other was to be related to "place". This one is my anything goes alphabet and since I have been learning pattern making, it made sense to me to make patterns using letters. I love the pattern of hearts that the letter "s" makes, don't you? It looks like an anchor and a heart together. I think it is my favorite motif of all of them.

Here are a few other views. I need to make covers and perhaps adhere the pages to sturdier paper since the book itself is so long and rather floppy.