My last post was on October 1st. Truly, i do not know how this happens. There must be a worm-hole. It feels impossible that a month has flown in the blink of an eye. i had to look at my Time Machine backup to see what i did all month.
There was this. Another in a series of type watercolors that have been turned into custom name blankets by Joann Grace Designs. You saw the Dream A LIttle Dream image in the last post, right? Well, here it is as a blanket for my adorable niece, Ava.
And here’s a more boyish version of the art that can be customized onto a blanket as well.
i also made some fun zip pouches from paintings that i took off their frames.
And i’ve been trying to pull together some collections of work and submit to companies for licensing possibilities.
My gift line with PMI comes out next spring too….and i’ve been working behind the scenes to prep marketing and packaging with the licensee…..catalogs, displays. So much is going into it. i really hope you all like it! i will be posting peeks of the items soon!
OH!! And i’ve also got a new Year of Doodles video all loaded up and out to subscribers. The November installment was a fun one for me. If you are not already signed up, check out all the details HERE. You can join in at any time. All videos and printables are archived as we go and accessible anytime. If your kids love to draw, and you like the idea of about 30 minutes of quiet time each month when they follow along with the video tutorial, you will like this series! Here’s a peek at November. The step-by-step makes it totally do-able for kids.
i also completed this fun and whimsical commission. It’s 2, 16×20 watercolors for a lovely customer’s kitchen in her new home. Thanks Amanda!
My baby brother got married and my mom and i made my nieces these flower girl dresses, so that was a project!
But the biggest project that has taken root in October, is a new book i am writing. It is a painting book for kids and will be out next year. Not sure how much i can share just yet, but i am giving it my heart and soul. You guys who follow know that my heart is in making art with, for and inspired by kids. My aesthetic is so influenced by the carefree innocence and pure, fresh spirit of children. So this book feels very special to me already. i will share more details as i can. But if i go absent over the next couple months for a few days at a time, it’s because i’m painting and taking photos and writing instructions!
So now we are all caught up and i must run to take my little candy-mongers out for trick-or-treat! Happy Halloween everyone!!