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!


Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Makes Me Happy - Camping and Hiking

Now that it is finally SUMMER!, it's time for some camping and hiking! I've seen a lot of really fun surface designs and products with this theme recently, some of it coming out of Lilla Roger's class last year and a recent Spoonflower contest. That's what's making me happy this week. The links to these lovely pieces are below and to see more fun camping things, visit my Pinterest Let's Go Camping page.
Brown bear by Me!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Introducing We Love to Illustrate Studio

I'm really excited to announce that my illustration group blog has a new name, We Love To Illustrate Studio! We’ll now be sharing each of our six member’s individual work as well as group projects such as free downloads on our blog and through our new Facebook page, on a weekly, rather than monthly basis. 

We really hope you continue to be a part of our creative journey, and we wish to ask all of you to help us with the following:
1) update any links to our site to:, 2) follow us on Facebook:, and Twitter:

Thanks so much!