Sunday, November 29, 2009

SOOOO SURREAL... finally see those 4 paintings actually hanging on the walls in ryan's nursery!!! i am so excited about it and they came out much better than i gave myself credit for:) these truly were a JOY to create from start to finish and i am so flattered that the walshes chose me to decorate their baby's wall...thank you amy and mike:))))

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"music"-illustration friday 11-20-09

did this piece a few months back! it was intended to be a holiday card and unfortuneately, i've been so busy that i never got to it:( i thought it fit the theme for this week's i.f. theme of "music"...and it gave me a chance to get back into's been a while due to custom orders! love the little chinese boy:)))

Sunday, November 22, 2009

ryan in summer...and the LAST of the series!

OMG...i can't believe they are all FINALLY done!!!
this is the last in the series "the 4 seasons of ryan"...and i have to say i actually have some mixed emotions about being done them and finally turning them over to ryan's mom! i truly have enjoyed working on these...from the preliminary sketches in my sketch book to the finished pieces. i am very pleased with the way these have turned out (ryan in winter is my favorite)...i still can't believe they are finally completed and ready to be hung on his walls!
my studio will miss them:(((

Monday, November 16, 2009

ryan in spring!

3 down and 1 left to go!!!! here is ryan in spring cute fishing:) my favorite part of the whole piece is that tiny little yellow duck...LOVE him!!!!
i am now working on the last piece-ryan in summer...he is sitting a top a big pile of sand building himself a little sandcastle. all 4 will be turned over to ryan's mom next't believe they will actually be leaving my apartment and hanging on ryan's walls:) part of me will be sad bec i always am when i'm done paintings...but happy to make some money!!!!
stay tuned for some more fairy princesses this week and then finally...ryan in summer!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

fairy princess elizabeth...1 of 3

this fairy princess elizabeth! and she is one of three fairy princesses that i am working on as part of a custom order for a girlfriend of mine. all 3 will be wearing yellow request;) i have included the 3 sketches below of the princesses. there are also 2 angels to follow as part of this order. lovin' the custom orders;) KEEP 'EM COMING PLEASE!!! if you have any questions/orders please feel free to email me at anytime at and i will do my very best to accomodate you:)

Monday, November 9, 2009

ryan in winter...2 down 2 to go!

well, here is piece #2 of the 4 paintings i am working on for ryan's nursery. this is probably going to be my personal favorite due to the fact that winter is my FAVORITE season!!! LOVE SNOW and everything that winter brings:)))
i am working on spring now and summer will be last. i will be turning these over to ryan's mom on november 23rd so 2 more weeks! it's been crazy because sooooo many custom orders are coming in for xmas! but NO COMPLAINTS from me!!! love the $$$$ and love the chance to draw and paint for a child:))))

ryan in winter~pencil sketch

ryan in autumn

Sunday, November 1, 2009

custom nursery art

these are my latest 2 pieces that i just finished up to match a crib bedding for a little baby girl (see the attached link below). i can't even begin to tell you how many orders i get to match pink and brown bedding these days...although that is NOT a complaint;) i LOVE to do it!!! this bedding was mainly just polka dots and a small bit of a stripe pattern (which i am proud to say i nailed to a "t" on the 4 corners of these paintings)!!! AND FREEHAND...NO CIRCLE TEMPLATES AND NO RULERS...SERIOUSLY!!! there are no butterflies in the bedding though...that was a special request by the customer:)all i have left to do is add the pink and brown polka dot bow for hanging! i am glad to have completed these both this weekend bec i can get back to the 4 seasons for baby ryan that i have been working on for the last couple of weeks or so! a week ahead of the game...for once;)