Friday, December 30, 2011 i'm a little late with this one....

but i still wanted to share it before the new year approaches in a couple of days!
i am working on my own little recipe "project" and this is a sketch for the month of december. i am such a sucker for the nutcracker ballet. the music, the story, the whole Christmas thing...just LOVE it!
so, here we have my little alter-ego pippa getting ready to serve some delicious sugared plums, dressed as clara from the nutcraker, of course:)
i was hoping to get this painted this month, but i am currently working on a few things, including another illustration for the wonderful stories for children magazine and some nursery art pieces. however, this WILL get painted in plenty of time for next december. but it was just too cute not to at least share...for now:)
happy new year to all my wonderful friends and followers! best of luck and many blessings in 2012!
nicole...and pippa:)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

~WelCoMe WiNtER~

today is the first official day of WINTER...and i couldn't be any happier about that!:) it truly is my favorite season! now if i could just get some SNOW....
happy winter solstice to all my friends and the happiest of holidays to you all as well!!!


Friday, December 16, 2011

"tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme..."

my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE princess...the beautiful Belle from disney's Beauty and the Beast!:)


below i have also posted the progress. i always think it's kind of neat to see it in different stages. so i thought i'd "share"...:)

Monday, December 12, 2011

beautiful belle

i've been meaning to upload this sketch here for the last few days, but the time got away from me....

anyway, this is next up. and i shall be completing it in the next few nights because i have some customers waiting on some prints of her:)

here is a link to my etsy shop where a print of snow white and ariel can be found...and purchased! hopefully if time allows, i will be able to get some more of these disney princesses done. but it'll have to wait til after the holidays.

next, is another story/illustration for the wonderful stories for children magazine entitled rainclouds and rainbows. can't wait to start sketching....

btw, she is my all time favorite princess. sweet and sassy...and SMART! that's my kind of girl;)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

MeRry ChRisTmAs....

love peppermint...the little candy cane striped Christmas zebra:)

due to my crazy love of candy canes and all things peppermint, i just couldn't resist when the idea popped into my head;)


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

nali jungle wall art

nali jungle canvas wall art...all done and FOR SALE HERE:

this adorable compliation of jungle animals was inspired by the nali jungle bedding line by cocalo (seen here)

loved creating this painting...especially the cute little elephant:)