Sunday, February 26, 2012

a little nutcracker february ;)

here is a custom piece i just finished a couple of days ago...just took a while to post thanks to my UNCOOPERATE laptop....
if you're wondering why the whole Christmas theme??? well, the little girl was actually born on Christmas day AND is a ballerina. so....first thing that came to mind was my favorite ballet-the nutcracker.
can i say the little mouse is my favorite part of this....?;)
up next is the custom painting for her 2 little sisters (see sketch posted below). that is what i will be working on this coming week.

THEN....(so excited for this)...i will be working on a recipe for a contest from the wonderful nate and salli over at they draw and cook. the link here will explain all the contest rules and such. oh, and by the way, kraft...yes KRAFT foods has a hand in this one. so exciting.....:)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


here is my illustration for the story "rainclouds and rainbows" which can be found in the feb/march 2012 issue of stories for children magazine NOW FOR SALE HERE
always a pleasure to illustrate for this wonderful magazine :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


...because it's my favorite day of the year :)
happy valentine's day!
love, pippa....and me :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

miki's ballerina~in progress

on the table this week...a sweet little ballerina (and mouse). this is part one of a custom order for 3 ADORABLE little sisters! the sketch below is for part two of this order.
i am also in the middle of working on 3 LARGE canvases this week that i need by the 19th of this month (a birthday gift)! those, however, are fine art...think a japanese theme...

Friday, February 10, 2012

busy as a CUTE little bee...:)

just a quick little sketch of a CUTE little bumble bee :)
hoping to get to painting this one day soon....

Thursday, February 2, 2012

illustration friday~forward

moving 'forward' down the park path....a picnicing they will go :)

my contribution to this week's i.f. theme of "forward". this is an illustration i did for the october 2011 issue of stories for children magazine. ALSO, a PRINT of it is FOR SALE in my etsy shop here
to quote a line from my favorite disney/pixar film "meet the robinsons"...."keep moving FORWARD!"