Sunday, February 26, 2012

a little nutcracker vibe...in 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 http://www.theydrawandcook.com/kraft-contest 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

***FEATURED IN THE FEB/MARCH ISSUE OF STORIES FOR CHILDREN MAGAZINE***

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 http://storiesforchildrenmagazine.org/InThisIssue.aspx
always a pleasure to illustrate for this wonderful magazine :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

xxx

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

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...
CAN'T WAIT TO GIVE THOSE ON THE 19TH!!!:)

Friday, February 10, 2012

busy as a CUTE little bee...:)

just a quick little sketch of pippa....as 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 http://www.etsy.com/listing/78554000/a-picnicing-we-will-go-reproduction?nc=1
to quote a line from my favorite disney/pixar film "meet the robinsons"...."keep moving FORWARD!"