Welcome! For those of you who are visiting for the first time, let me introduce myself. I am a published children's illustrator living in Northern California and I'm currently building a licensing business. Thank you to Karen Valentine of My desert Cottage for hosting this party.
I also create Semi Custom Collage portraits which you can order from here.
Considering all the procrastination associated with this post, it's a miracle that I got it up. Whew! Of course, I used a lot of smoke and mirrors to get it done. I have yet to actually sew up the closet curtains or the window treatment. They're so wildly colorful, that even I have been hesitant to commit. I hung the fabric up just to think about it. The window one is completely done in Photoshop. much quicker than sewing. I love that Laura Gunn fabric!
In the interest of full disclosure, my studio never looks this clean. I'm an "out of site, out of mind" kind of person, so I always have a lot of stuff out. So far, I only paint at this drawing board. I sketch and paint/color over at my desk.
My husband was against taking these shelves from the old house, but I love them so much I couldn't leave them. Not to mention that I was in no mood to shop for, cut, and paint another set. Those elephants used to hang in my sister's crib. They are so 70s!
On the top shelf you can see a popcorn can I got a long time ago as a gift. It's illustrated by my all time favorite illustrator, Viv Eisner. I just love that my red wall is an exact match. I had no idea when I chose the color!
Toot & Puddle have a place of honor here. Don't you just love their monogramed pjs?
I got that reindeer at Starbucks. My favorite color combo is red or orange with lime green. Yum! The little house book is what inspired me to become and illustrator. I love having it in plain sight. The heart painting is the first collage I did after reading Kelly Rae Roberts book, Taking Flight. Love her, love that book!
Here's where I spend (waste) most of my time. All of my art is created by hand, then enhanced or added to in Photoshop. I'm loving those stripes on the wall, but I'm still wishing they went around the room.
Thank you so much for visiting! You can buy prints and some originals of my work in my Esty shop or my Imagekind shop.