Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

cute pond animals....and a flamingo?!:)

once upon a pond....:)

here is the latest set of nursery art  canvases i recently completed based on the Once Upon A Pond bedding by CoCaLo

these are painted on gallery wrapped 9x12 canvases and can be found FOR SALE here

these bright and colorful pond animals would make a lovely addition to any little girl's nursery!:)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

illustration friday~sky

talking to the moon...way up in the sky...wishing. hoping. believing!

to read about the story behind this painting, visit the link below.

this painting will ALWAYS have a very special place in my heart...for numerous reasons.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012



here is a drawing i did last month for someone who loves this little elephant too!:) needless to say, i was super tempted to keep it for myself. but i didn't...

i think this is when my obsession with elephants began. i love stuffed elephants so much that i sleep with one named maggie every. single. night. and i'm proud to admit to that too ;)


Saturday, October 20, 2012

once upon a pond...

cute pond animals...and a flamingo, of course ;)

next up 2 9x12 gallery wrapped canvases based on the adorable once upon a pond bedding by cocalo

can't wait to work on these! they will be FOR SALE shortly! :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

illustration friday~water

never let a little rain water keep you from shoe shopping....;)

a piece i did for the story entitled 'the most boring birthday in the universe' for the june/july 2011 issue of stories for children magazine (page 24).

Thursday, October 11, 2012

cute cottages and fruit and flower laden trees...


i got done these cuties quicker than i thought! and, they are listed in my shop and totally ready to find themselves a home...on your little girl's wall!:)
based on this adorable bedding by Living Textiles Baby

Sunday, October 7, 2012

tiny treasures :)

i wanted to share a custom painting i did for one a girlfriend of mine's little girl, emie. this girl is seriously one of the cutest, sweetest, most precious little girls in all the world.

so...little miss emerson has a *thing* for chasing fireflies. i did this sweet little 5x7 painting for her for her 3rd birthday in august and i've decided to sell prints of it in my etsy shop found here

love this girl!:)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

trick or treat, love pippa...and licorice :)

welcoming in fall is my sweet little character pippa...and her black bird friend licorice. pippa (who we all know is really ME-hence the uggs she usually has on) is dressed in her pumpkin costume and ready to hand out candy to all the little trick or treaters at the pumpkin patch. with the help of licorice, of course....;)

i wanted to do a painting of this, but time does not really allow for it. so...i took out my favorite *tools*...the tinted graphite pencils by derwent. OMG....i am so in love with these pencils. it's ironic because i seem to be known for (for a lack of a better phrase) for my use of bright and bold color in my paintings. yet, i am totally crazy about the look of tinted graphite. and, i'm truly a pencil girl at heart so these pencils really make me happy. AND...they are water soluble as well, so i often use a water brush pen (like a did here) filled with clear water and very gently add some water to the drawing and....POOF....magic!:)

anyway, not that i have gone off on my tangent about these pencils, i want to say that pippa here is available FOR SALE as a LIMITED EDITION print in my etsy shop found here

and because i like to "share the love", here's a link to the FAB derwent graphitint pencils. if you try them, leave me a comment, as i would love to hear your feedback on them!

happy (early) halloween! love, pippa/me...and licorice ;)

illustration friday~book

nothing like a little bonding time between sisters....with a good book!

this is actually a custom painting i did back in january of this year for a pair of sisters who couldn't be more opposite (hence the one's love for dogs and the other's for cats).

thought it was fitting for this week's IF theme of "book"!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012


and, they're kinda cute....;)

here are 2 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS i just recently completed to coordinate with a popular crib bedding by the company Just Born

these are FOR SALE here in my etsy shop.

if you would like something painted for your little one, please contact me thru the links found here and i will be more than happy to accommodate you!