Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Owls

 
With the recent release by Enchante Accessories, of some fun journals and notebooks, using one of my owl designs, I decided to make owls my theme for this week's Makes Me Happy post. I grew up in a house with a lot of owls in it, so I guess I have always known owls to be something to admire. My Mom liked them, so every birthday and Christmas, we always got her something with an owl on it. She probably grew to loathe them over time, but she never let on and we happily just keep buying more owl gifts every year. LOL! Here are the links to the owl themed goodness shown here and to see more owls visit my Owl Always Love Owls Pinterest page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Trains, Planes and Automobiles

 
My husband and I just purchased a new car, so transportation has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. Not the most pleasant experience to go through, but we are happy with the end result and are having fun driving it and exploring all it's new options. So, when I was thinking about my Makes Me Happy post for this week, it was an easy choice. One of my favorite things to draw are fun cars and trucks with animals riding in them and I had a lot of fun finding great illustrations and products with the transportation theme, too. As usual, the links to the images shown are below and to see more, visit my Planes, Trains and Automobiles Pinterest page.
 
Elephant car by Me!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Summertime!

 
Ahhh, summertime! With your lovely warm sunshine, lazy beach days, ice cream and lemonade, you really do make me happy. The weather here in Seattle has been so nice this summer with a lot of sunny days, so happiness is in full swing. Listed below are the links to the artwork featured here and to see more Fun in the Sun pieces, please visit my Pinterest page. 
 
 


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Hand-lettering

 
 
There are so many talented illustrators and artists out there, that are extremely good at hand-lettering. I had a lot of fun putting together this board with all the great choices out there. I know there are many more examples and artists that I may have missed, so here is just a few of what is making me happy this week. This is a skill I am planning on developing over the next year and hope to get better at. Here are the links to the ones here and to see more, please visit my Pinterest page - Hand Lettering Love.
 
  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Word Art Stamps for A Muse Studio

 
Look at me, blogging 2 days in a row! I'm been meaning to post about this for a couple of weeks now, and am finally taking the time to do it. I recently designed some fun word art stamps for my friends at A Muse Studio and the new catalog that showcases them is out now, so I get to share. These were so fun to design and I love how they look in the photo, stamped with black ink on white, with lots of negative space around them. So clean and sophisticated. Thanks, A Muse Studio for the opportunity to design these fun stamps! Here's the link to the catalog page: Word Art Stamps 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Dogs

 
As promised, this week's Makes Me Happy blog post is for all you dog lovers (and lover's of cute dog illustrations) out there. I thought I might not be able to find as many cute dog things, as I did for last week's cats, but I was wrong. So, so much cute doggie goodness! I was not disappointed! There's even one of my designs on here - it's the Scottie Dogs on Pink which was licensed by Robert Kaufman for fabric. Here are the links for the images shown above and for more delightful dogs, visit my Oh So Darling Dogs Pinterest page.
 
  

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Cats!


The internet does not disappoint when it comes to the vast amount of cute cat photos, videos, illustrations and products with cats on them. This makes me so very happy, in particular, super cute cat illustrations! I was in heaven creating my Pinterest board with such great images to choose from. Here's the links to the ones I am showing above and you can see all my finds on my Oh So Cute Cats Pinterest board.
And, for all you DOG lovers, next week's Makes Me Happy post will be all about those darling dogs!