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I was in Barnes and Noble this past weekend and they have quite a large selection of Unicef cards. I found this card that features an illustration of mine. it is hard to see here, but a few of the birds are metallic with silver glitter spirals. in the background.
Then I was in a fabric store and decided to look through the pattern books. I found several patterns that had my fabrics in the photos - an unexpected surprise, here is a floral from my original On A Whim collection.
I just received my Booktime bag and promotional materials. It is like Christmas opening this up - I am SO excited. First of all, the book looks great, they printed a soft cover abridged version of "Why is the Sky Blue?" and were able to leave in a lot of the interactive flaps. I can't believe my illustrations are in a bag with Eric Carle and being handed out to over 600,000 school aged children in the UK. This is certainly a high point in my career. Also, as an added bonus, I get a giant oversized copy of Eric Carle's "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth". Here are some fun photos of the package:
Here is a shout out to our little armadillo friends. How can you not be fascinated by them? Here is another animal illustration for a project I am working on.
Aren't they the cutest? I just bought them on Etsy - I usually add to my collection on my birthday and Mother's Day, but was on the hunt for scotties - in honor of my son spending a year in grad school in Scotland. I scooped these up - I love how they are conjoined - you shake them sideways for the salt and pepper, pretty clever, eh?
I love this part of my job - opening up an email with photos of my fabrics being used for all kinds of projects. Here are two photos I received this weekend of On A Whim 2 fabrics. I love how they mixed the fabrics for this bedding. So sweet!
I am working on a piece about endangered animals - here is a pelican that I just illustrated. I am particularly fond of pelicans, find them fascinating and they remind me of home. I love working in this style of mixed media, the illustration evolves as I work on it, I really don't go into it with a preconceived idea - it is so much fun to work this way. I love how the colors and textures came together here.