Monday, March 25, 2013

Dove


I finished this a while ago, and forgot to post it on here. I created this as a wedding gift for my sister.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Rattenborough and Friends

I recently did some illustrations for an educational reader about different animals and their habitats. I really like how they turned out. Here are a few of my favorites.



















Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Shy Baby


Hello! I've been playing around with some different styles recently. This little baby is base off a doodle from my sketchbook. I like his sweet, little shy smile.

I tried out a couple different color schemes, but I couldn't decide on a favorite. I like them all.



Sunday, January 23, 2011

Two Tigers


Chinese New Year is just a few days away, and this past year was the Year of the Tiger. So, here are two tigers to say farewell to last year and hello to many happy new beginnings to come.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Super Cute


Fact: Raccoons are cute and fun to draw.

I was sketching for fun, and I stumbled across this little guy. The sketch has a certain feeling to it that I really liked, but it was difficult to capture in the cleaned up version. So, I'll post him too, since I like both of them for different reasons.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy + New


Here's to a bright and shiny New Year. Lately, I've been feeling a bit uninspired, but on New Year's Day, I had a sudden burst of creative energy. Perhaps it's an indication of good things to come in 2010. Hap[y new beginnings wherever you may be.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Illustartion Friday: Renewal


A much needed sleep, renewing and rejuvenating.

Monday, December 7, 2009

First Birthday


I designed this invite for my baby's 1st birthday.

Happy Birthday, Lincoln!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Colonial Days

This Fourth of July weekend, I got to participate in Colonial Days at the Crandall Historical Printing Museum, part of Provo's Freedom Festival. All the volunteers dressed up in traditional colonial costume and demonstrated some aspect of colonial life. There were blacksmiths, sidewalk chalkers, spinners carting wool, etc. I painted "Patriot Medalions" for the kids to wear and take home. I loved working with the kids. It was so rewarding to see how excited they were to choose their own colors and watch their picture take shape.


During Colonial times, a Patriot might wear a tree round painted with a liberty tree, acorn, or oak leaf to show he was a member of the Sons of Liberty.


Here I am with one of my angel helpers. Each day I was there, someone came to help me and save me from the long line. I can't thank them enough. One person can only paint so fast. :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Illustration Friday: Hierarchy


When I saw this week's IF topic, my mind kept going back to those scientific classification charts from biology class. Must've been when I really started to grasp the concept. Owls are known scientifically as Strigiformes, in case you wanted to know. ;) these stigiformes are for a project I'm just finishing up.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

little announcement


This Christmas season brought with it a beautiful baby boy, healthy and strong. Couldn't ask for a better gift.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Nifty Fifties


These are a few of my favorite images from the last clipart set I made for PcCrafter. 

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Faces


This year's collaborative jack o'lantern effort by my husband and me. Personally, I think his turned out the best. Happy Halloween!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Change-of-address postcard

A few things have been keeping me pretty busy around here, including moving to a new home! Amidst the packing and cleaning, I got a chance to make this change-of-address postcard. Good thing, too. I can only go so long before experiencing serious drawing/creating withdrawals. It was so refreshing to get to do something just for fun.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Primitive


I've been wanting to try something with a more primitive style, and this week's Illustration Friday topic game me the perfect excuse. I think I'll call this one "Mondrian Circus."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Save


Ah, saving a little nest egg. There is such a nice sense of security just knowing you are there. But what about the day you grow big enough to turn it? I think I'll miss you.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Me at the Show

Here I am standing by my art at the BYU Illustration Alumni Show which was on display during the month of February. I and a fabulous time at the opening reception viewing all the great artwork, connecting with former classmates and professors, and meeting a few new faces as well. And thanks to all the family and friends who came! Here are some close-up shots of the "Little Monster" frame.


Monday, January 28, 2008

BYU Alumni Show

For anyone in the area, there is a Brigham Young University Illustration Alumni Show in downtown Provo at the Health and Justice Building (151 South University Avenue) from Jan. 28 - Feb. 23. I have a few pieces on display and will be selling prints (frame and non-framed.) A lot of great artwork is on display and for sale. check it out! Opening reception is Friday, February 1st, 6-9 pm.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Nothings!


A few years ago, my mother-in-law decided she had acquired enough things in her life, and requested "no more gifts" for birthdays or holidays. Instead, she would prefer a written memory, so she could collect them in a book. I figured my husband's childhood memories were probably more valuable to her than my own, so for this past Christmas, I contributed by illustrating the memory he chose. Here is the memory that this picture illustrates:

""It was morning, and we were at the parking lot of the elementary school. [Brother] was in the very back seat of the van throwing a screaming tantrum. Mom was being a good mother and ignoring him to let it run it's course (which always seemed to take a long time). Then Mom asked what kind of treat we would like, and [Brother] screamed, 'NOTHING,' over and over. Eventually, Mom cheerfully agreed to get us "nothings." I'll never forget the confused look on [Brother's] face when Mom agreed with him. A short while later, we were munching on coffee cakes. The name stuck, and we have referred to coffee cakes as 'nothings' ever since."

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008!

This is a holiday card I designed this past year for a local computer security company. Happy New Year, everyone!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Naughty or Nice


Here is my holiday card to you! Hope you have a wonderful and joyous season!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Venue


For IF topics "little things" and "excess." An excess amount of little birds living an excessive lifestyle.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Window Shopping


llustration I did for a winter promotional mailer.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Some Fuzzies


It's been a while since my last post. I've been busy putting together some promotional materials and, among other things, organizing my studio space. Some clutter  can encourage creativity, but too much will most definitely stifle it. I feel like I can finally breathe again. So, here are some fuzzies. :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Evening Stroll


Nice night for a walk, don't you think? Happy All Hallows' Eve, everyone!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Little Monster



It's that time of year again . . . time to make sure all the cute little monsters in the neighborhood get spoiled rotten, or at least spoiled appetites and rotten teeth. :) Happy Haunting!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Halloween Book from the Past

I was looking through some of my old books yesterday, when I stumbled across this one.

Here is the cover of the book:


And here is the title page with my own version of the cover:


When I was really young (age five in this case), I had a thing for drawing in "nice" books even though it wasn't allowed. The way I saw it, blank pages needed pictures and black-and-white illustrations were asking for color. I should really thank my parents for being patient with me instead of hiding all the crayons in the house. Otherwise my drawing abilities may not have progressed much past this.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

More Party Invites

Here are a few more kid's party invitations I did for Red Letter Days. You can see these (as well as the lion and rocket) all put together at the Red letter Days official website www.funproperlydone.com where the products are sold.

Halloween Bat


Witch's Hat with Spider


Winter Party Penguin


Baby Bird


First Birthday