Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy new year!

Mr. Scout and Miss Zoey say Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best for 2010!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

happy holidays!

Happy holidays to all my cyber friends and blogging buddies. I wish you all the best in the new year to come. I really love the idea of a brand new year and the possibilities that it holds, don't you?

Yesterday, I was incredibly honored, by fellow illustrator Christina Rodriguez, to be her featured artist on her Art Crush Wednesday blog post. Christina is an amazing illustrator and has illustrated numerous books, so it was indeed, a real honor. Thanks so much, Christina!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

IF - undone

"After the presents were all undone, the family gathered around to hear Mama and Papa's exciting news."

From Theodore the Tree, for Illustration Friday this week.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

IF - hatch

Where has the time gone? Holiday shopping, decorating, packing and driving around, that's where! I can't believe it's Thursday already and I'm just getting to Illustration Friday. Oh well, here's my entry for the word - hatch.

This elf is hatching a plan to get some gifts, even though he found his name on Santa's naughty list. A quickie and maybe a stretch for the theme, but I wanted to do something creative this week!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

cards for tokyo

Yesterday, I sent an order of these holiday cards to a Starbucks office in Japan. I've sent cards internationally to Switzerland, Costa Rica, Canada and Puerto Rico, but this is my 1st to Japan.
How cool is that? I adore Japanese illustrations, so I'm thrilled they would want to use my designs for their holiday cards.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

mini book tour

It's been a fun and busy couple of weeks as Maribeth and I are doing our own little mini book tour, reading and signing Theodore the Tree books, at various locations around the city.

Last weekend we were at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Winterfest and Santoro's Books. This weekend we were at Tottini's children's store and the Barnes and Noble at Northgate Mall.
Since this is my 1st children's book, I didn't know what to expect from doing these kind of promotional events, and I have been so pleased at the reception that we have gotten for the book and it's been a ton of fun! Yay for Theodore!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

reindeer coffee

I recently did this custom holiday card for a customer of mine at Starbucks. They wanted a reindeer drinking coffee and this was my solution. I think I like designing for the holidays as much as I like the holidays themselves. So much fun!

Sunday, December 06, 2009


For Illustration Friday this week, an oldie but goodie, from my greeting card line. A crunchy gingerbread man for the holidays. Of course, my gingerbread man is drinking a latte! Only in Seattle, right?

Thursday, December 03, 2009

elf yourself

Elf yourself, on Office Max's website has been around a couple of holidays now, but I've never done it. Of course, I didn't want to do a picture of myself (ugh!), so I elfed Scout and Zoey.
Pretty amusing. The videos take awhile to load, so be patient, if you even want to watch them.

These kinds of things are for people with too much time on their hands or for people who just like to see cats dressed up, doing funny dances.