I am really excited that these two groups of artwork were selected by the amazing team over at Post-it®. These collections represent both sides of my art brain: One side loves the details of vintage things and the bright, bold colors of Indian textiles; The other side craves clean, modern design and loves Scandinavian influences. I find these themes repeated in surprising ways throughout my portfolio. I’m thrilled that the Post-it® team saw something they liked in both of these aesthetics.
The group of art the Post-it® team pulled together follows this trend of varied aesthetics, and they have put together a line of products with contributions from a huge array of talented artists: Sorry You’re Happy, Iza Pearl, Yinfan Huang, Khristian A. Howell, Sisters Gulassa–so many great designers, I can’t list all of them, so check out the new Post-it® Signature Series website and see what I mean!!!
Even though we Chicagoans have experienced some serious rain, temperature changes, and flooding this week, I am optimistic that picnic season will, in fact, be here soon. To celebrate, I have sewed wine totes for friends and family.
The pattern comes with a lunch tote option, so I bought insulated liner so I can make that as well. Each version of the pattern has different pockets. The wine tote has exterior pockets on the side, and is divided inside so that your two wine bottles don’t clank together too much. So cute!!!
I have finally published my second book, ABC Party Animals! It will be FREE tomorrow, Friday, March 22. Please, check it out, spread the word, and if you love it, write a review! Below is the description of the book, and the first couple pages.
Description: Learn the alphabet AND party? These animals really know how to have a good time! Your child will love to learn their ABCs with these funny and charming animal friends. Best of all, a shy alligator learns just how much his friends love him.
I loooove getting packages in the mail… Yesterday a big box of art books arrived–beautiful images and Victorian drawings and all sorts of eye candy. Today, something even better arrived: my first advance copy of a 2013-2014 calendar, produced by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This item is SO pretty! The colors are luscious, and the cover is embossed, so the art looks really beautiful. This item is already listed on Amazon.com for advance purchase. I believe it will ship in July.
Andrews McMeel will also be publishing the game books below. I have not seen samples yet, but they are certain to be just as lovely as the calendar… PLUS, these are fun*! These game books are really great to have stashed away in your purse or on your night table, and they make excellent stocking stuffers. You can order advanced copies of the game books through Barnes & Noble. Click on the images below to go directly to their listings.
* Not everyone finds their calendars to be “fun.” But, I can attest to the fact that I once spent the better part of an evening bantering with my friend Sara of Greater Goods Studio about how much WE LOVE OUR DATE BOOKS. Seriously. We love ‘em.
Who made it to the show? I hear it was great fun, though, sadly, I didn’t make it. Some of my artwork did make it to the show, however!
Below is a photo taken by Jim of a stack of CB Station tote bags which feature my artwork. I love this photo, and it seems that the folks at 2modern do to, as they snuck a bit of it onto a blog post about the show.