Thursday, October 20, 2011

A lady doodle and good things.

Well, life is... amazing.
I had my first day as a junior designer for the Mill City Press today which was totally fantastic!
I love the people I'm working with and the building I'm in. It's so neat!

So, to commemorate this wonderful occasion.
Here's another lady!


Fun stuff!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Late night sketch

Just a little thing I doodled up and colored pretty quickly today.
It's been a slightly difficult day, so I was excited to sit down and just focus on drawing.


I have more time on my hands as of recently, so there will be more of these.



Well this is new and random,
The other night Ben and I both had some time on our hands and figured that we should draw each other.



That's right!
I've been working with a new way of coloring and this is pretty much practice.
(However, the more I look at Ben's, I think I need to work on his face more.)

I have yet to see his resolution to this prompt.



Oh my god, I love having a tablet.

I guess I might have more to come soon.

I've been incredibly busy with freelance work and possibly a very big, career changing chance at something great.

I'll have more soon!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Leaf and Berry Pattern

Something new! That I can actually show you!
Tree Outside
Tree Outside Tee
Just something I did which was inspired by our tree outside.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Pattern!

With color swatches!
There is a lot going on in my life lately, and, frankly it's awesome!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Well Done Water Illustration

Just finished this water piece for Well Done , an organization of young people, working to raise awareness on the global water crisis and provide clean water to communities in need.
My wonderful fellow designer and illustration Kate Worum contacted me plus a couple other illustrators to do little designs for a poster that will promote this cause.


Some little Doodley Things

Yep, really random.


Monday, June 20, 2011


This was just for fun.
It feels nice to paint again.



A little prompt-a-day thing that Ben and I have been casually doing.
This one was "gallant"

More soon!

Dinosaur fun!

Where did these come from? I have no idea, but I love them!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Just a little something

For you to nibble on.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hello again!

I'm hoping to make this place look a little less cobwebby lately.
Bear with me please!


Daily Pattern - Treasure Hunt

Daily Pattern - Treasure Hunt

Friday, May 27, 2011

Daily Pattern - Screw

The most ambiguously weird topic ever. This also took me about 2.5 seconds seeing as it is my Darling Fiance's 23rd birthday today! Huzzah!
Daily Pattern - Screw

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Daily Pattern - Easter Eggs

Oh the things I would do for a good woodgrain.
So, woodgrain easter eggs!
The best thing about these is that it makes me think of my Dad. For the last couple of years he's been mastering the art of wood turning and every once in a while, a perfect captive ring or a smooth, beautiful wooden eggs appears on the shelf in the den.

Daily Pattern - Easter Eggs

Daily Pattern - Writing Utensil

The classiest of all pens has got to be the fountain pen. It freaking has the word "fountain" in it.

Daily Pattern - Writing Utensils

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Daily Pattern - Groupies

Groupies are things/people that I rarely think about.. But when I do think about them, I think of KISS.
Daily Pattern - Groupies

Monday, May 23, 2011

Daily Pattern - Aspirin

This was such a fun pattern to make! It was quick, clean and fun.
Whenever I think of medicine of any kind, I think of my grandmother. She was a bit of a hoarder, and whenever she got and finished a prescription, she'd save the bottle "just in case"(At least, I remember something to that extent... Lots of left over pill bottles in the attic). I'm pretty sure some pretty valuable things were saved in pill bottles and stored away by my grandmother in her later years.
Either way, I sometimes think of those orange pill bottles as treasure keepers, may they be for medical salvation, or special little treasures to be locked away.
Daily Pattern - Aspirin


Friday, May 20, 2011

Daily Pattern - Suitcase

...or purses... or bags, really!
I did this one really quickly because I was finishing the french pastry pattern that was meant for yesterday.
I had fun with this. I really love wood grain texture and wanted to do a simple pattern.
On my recent trip to New York to attend the Surtex show and conference with Paper Bicycle, I heavily relied on my trusty messenger purse to keep my things in. I use it everyday and love it.

Daily Pattern - Suitcase

Daily Pattern - French Pastry

Here is the daily pattern! French Pastries are fun to make.
I chose to do two because the shapes of them are delightful in themselves as well as in their cases.
Daily Pattern - French Pastry
Daily Pattern - French Pastry

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Daily Pattern - Fishing

Yep. Bobbers.
I remember being a wee tot while going up to my cabin and going through the fishing tackle boxes to find the perfect one.
Granted, for the first years I sported the "Donald Duck in an Inner Tube" which flipped upside down whenever you got a nibble. In the later years, I "grew up" and fished with the classic red and white one. Night fishing was fun because you got to use the one with a little white light on the top that would disappear once it went underwater.
This pattern only makes me want to go up north and go fishing in the calm bays of our cabin on Ten Mile Lake.

Next is Lamp!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Daily Pattern and 100th Post!

Super awesome.
The Daily Pattern today was Books!
Daily Pattern - Books!


The Tablet is a GO

YES. Through wonderfulness and help from people,
I have started my ventures with a tablet.
A very small, cheap Wacom 4 is all that I need.
I just wanted to post something, so here is Pixie's eye.
He was snoring next to me as I drew this.

There will be more, weird experimental drawings to come.
Now onto the daily pattern! Books!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Daily Pattern - Mirrors!

It's pretty simple, but it's great to keep these creative juices going, even if it's a little thing!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Something new

Although I barely did any work for this, I made a daily pattern with Lindsay, Chris and Francesca at Paper Bicycle!
More to come!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Target Bags

This was a final assignment for Pro Prac this year for Target.
We were assigned to make a tote commemorating team member's 5 year anniversary for working with the company.
It's a totally different style for me. 100% illustrator.
Super fun!

Also, I am finished completely with college. All I have to do is graduate.
Cue the hamsters.

Monday, May 2, 2011


I did this and didn't tell you all about it.
Silly me!
Mucha inspired Celestial Seasoning tea box re-design project.
Acrylic ink and Tech pen!


Studio Cleanout 2011

Okay, this is weird...
I can't believe it.
I'm graduating on Saturday, May 7th and it's starting to hit me.

Yes, this is me staring up at my wall...

I cleaned out my studio, took down all of my pictures, boxed up my artwork in portfolios and put a lot of things on the free shelf.
I've sold my screens from screen printing to another extremely talented artist, gathered my belongings and already feel less creative.
More art soon to recoup!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Wall

Is done.

More soon,


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another coat

Coats are fun to draw when you leave the people out of them.

It would appear...

That I have risen from the dead!

New work from the past semester! Finally!
Most of these haven't been fixed up in photoshop yet, so the quality isn't so awesome on some of them!

Also my senior show is up.
Pictures to follow!