Monday, November 26, 2012

WELCOME WINTER...MY FAVORITE SEASON!


to celebrate the wonderful winter weather that is ahead of us (my FAVORITE) i am offering 25% of all custom orders! perfect for Christmas/holiday gifts!

yeah, i LOVE winter THAT much! ;)***25% OF ALL CUSTOM ORDERS NOW UNTIL FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30TH. JUST ENTER THE COUPON CODE WELCOMEWINTER AT CHECKOUT***

Saturday, November 17, 2012

a candy cane striped zebra named peppermint...?

you betcha ;)

just about done my painting for my holiday 2012 card. here's a little mug shot of pippa's buddy peppermint, the candy cane striped zebra.

only in nicole's world...;)


Thursday, November 15, 2012

illustration friday~tree

...amongst the tall white birch trees, stood a raven haired girl named wimberly, joined by her faithful scarlet red companions :)

here is a sketch i did back in may for a painting i am HOPING to get to in the next few weeks.

oh winter, how i LOVE you so!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

santa's little helpers....

here is my holiday 2012 card design (which i am currently painting).

it's pippa and her little friend peppermint, the candy cane striped zebra :)

yes, animals such as this exist in nicole's world for sure! besides, i have such a crazy love for candy canes and all things peppermint, that i just couldn't resist putting it into a little character ;)

so, pippa and peppermint....santa's little helpers for 2012. because you don't have to be an elf or a reindeer to lend a helping hand!

Friday, November 9, 2012

a preview of some Chrismas....

CUTENESS! :)

a sneak peek at my Christmas card design for this year. starring my adorable little Pippa!

~HaPpY HoLiDaYs~

love, pippa....and a *secret* friend of her's (not pictured here)
xxx

Thursday, November 8, 2012

illustration friday~shy

...because no one can ever accuse pippa/myself of being shy ;)
introverted...yes. shy...NEVER!

here is a sketch for the bio page of my website, which i put together all by myself this past july. thanks to intuit websites and their software, i was able to put it all together in just a little over a week.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

a princess....

and a prince. well, he WAS a prince. now, he's a super cute little frog!:)

i promised one more princess before the holidays. and here she is! the lovely tiana and her adorable frog prince.

can i say that i'm actually pleased with this way this turned out? sure i can...;)
i LOVED painting her dress the most (must be my *thing* for princess dresses. actually i just have a *thing* for dresses all together....big surprise....)

ANYWAY.....she is FOR SALE as  PRINT here
https://www.etsy.com/listing/113703361/princess-tiana-reproduction
 
 below is the sketch (since i forgot to post it due to hurricane sandy who blew thru here on monday). actually half of this painting was done by flashlight and candlelight. not too shabby.....;)