Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I finally feel like a real artist with a real computer to work from. I can't believe how magical it is to have such a wonderful computer to work from.

Totally forgot to mention that at the beginning of August I got the new iMac! Got the best of the best. My husband said if we are going to get you a Mac then we are going all out with the biggest screen, memory and so on. It came with the new magic mouse and touch pad! I am loving it, but with my two little loves at home with me all day I am not spending near enough time on it. I have tons to write and draw and create. But I know it will all come in time. Loving every spare moment I get to use it! It Donald and I have been talking about getting an iMac for a long time and we finally decided to take the plunge and get one. Thanks to the huge generosity of my dad and early birthday money from Donald's parents we were able to put in the rest and get the best of the best.

Our little laptop finally gave out about a month before Ewan was born, but since I was so exhausted I didn't think replacing the computer was tops on our list. So of course I started selling prints and need a computer badly so Donald let me use one of his for printing and order purposes. But I still didn't want to spend the money on a new computer till I was up to doing anything with it.

Donald kept saying we would order the iMac in late August early September because the new iMac was coming out with magic mouse and touch pad. And that the computer would be way better then the old iMacs. So I was shocked as shocked could be when we got a delivery on August 6. Donald had said he had ordered something for our sever so I just figured that this giant box now sitting in our living room was something to do with our Windows Home Server. I waited hours before I even bothered calling Donald at work to let him know his item had arrived. And that's when he told me what was in the box! It was the New iMac I couldn't think straight. I begged him to come home right away and set it up for me......and he did!!

I've waited forever for such a wonderful computer and I can't wait to see the magic I will make with it. Best surprise ever Donald!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My little inspirations for new art

Looking forward to new art and as always my little loves are providing loads of inspiration...Can't wait to have time to draw.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What I've Been Doing

My new baby boy arrived on June 7th..... I am finding the joy and the craziness of having two little loves around me all day. So little time for art, but I am juggling my time and as soon as I get Ewan's birth announcements made I will be back at it with some new art.
I took these photos yesterday in my bedroom trying to get some good shots for a birth announcement picture. I have a few more that I just love and I am sure that one will land the lucky spot of getting shipping to friends and family around the world. I also took some with my beautiful 3 year old Emma so that she can send her own announcements letting the world know she is now a big sister.

Baby Shower

Hosted a baby shower for my sister in law last weekend and got a chance to do some baby art. I went looking all over for some cute decorations, but couldn't find anything and having a new baby myself was really pressed for time. So I decided to go with an idea that I would have loved for my daughters baby shower and made it work....BABY BLOCKS all themed around the baby's initials.

I started first with the art, since she is having a boy I tried to stick with more boy like images. I sketched out my art, dropped it into Adobe Illustrator and then printed out the art as needed for each of the decorations.
I got most of my supplies from the Paper Source and Michaels. I found square boxes and printed out my art and spray mounted it onto the boxes

I also made tags for the favors which were little boxes of homemade cookies.

I made small and large blocks and put them all over the house. And I used the table tents from the Paper Source to spray mount sweet poems about baby boys as added decorations.

For prizes for the games I used the purse boxes from the Paper source and once again mounted on my art before tucking in gift cards to Starbucks.
I also made a banner with ribbon and paper as well as made tissue paper balls thanks to the help of my good friend Holly.
All in all for my first time hosting a baby shower and my very limited time, the decorations came out great! I've been told that my sister in law took home most of the decorations and now has them in the baby's room....That to me is a success!