Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas Kayla!

This is a Christmas present I painted for Kayla.  Kayla is my 18 month old cousin.  You might remember me talking about her in this post.  I painted a canvas for her room for her first birthday this past summer and I wanted to paint her something to match it for Christmas.  I found this awesome little round wood stool at Michaels and thought it would be perfect to paint up as a gift!  I didn't paint it to match exactly, but you can still tell that they go together.  When I was done painting it, I put a little stuffed animal on top along with a few pairs of socks, and wrapped it up in clear christmas cello wrap that I found at the dollar store.   Merry Christmas Kayla!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!  Every year I say I am going to design my own Christmas card, and every year I get consumed in decorating my house, christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, making presents, ect. that I never have the time to do so!  This year I put my foot down.  I actually designed this card back in October, to ensure I had one to post!

  I hope everyone has a great Christmas!!  

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Gennaro's Xmas Gift

This is a christmas gift I made for my cousin Gennaro.  It's a small garbage can for his room.  I know it may sound silly giving someone a garbage can as a present, but his mother is a huge fan of hand painted things, and I have overheard her say numerous times how she wanted one for his room.  Sorry for the shitty pictures, I have to learn how to take better ones!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bah Humbug?

It's hard to get into the Christmas Spirit sometimes.  And while I do enjoy Christmas eve and Christmas day, I hate the days and even weeks leading up to it.  Everyone is out and about causing traffic and crowds everywhere!  It's been taking me an hour and a half to drive home from work every night because of it (my house is only 22 miles from my job).  Even doing something as simple as food shopping within the weeks before Christmas is a real pain in the butt!  Here is an illustration I made about how I feel about the holidays.  Hopefully I'll get out of this funk soon...only a week to go!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Gennaro Eugene

This is a painting I did for my cousin, Lynn's, baby shower.  She was having a baby boy and already had his name picked out.  I actually did this painting over two years ago, a full year before I even started this blog, so I never had the chance to post it.  As much as I love painting traditional paintings like this, I don't get the chance to do this that often.  Her favorite animal is a turtle, and she has a crazy little boxer named Bella, so I tried to incorporate Bella's personality into the turtle.  Gennaro is now two and a half years old, and this painting is still on the wall of his bedroom!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Today is my birthday.  Not just any ol' birthday, but my 30th birthday.  I've been dreading this day for months now!  Even though I don't look it, and still get carded when buying lottery tickets, I am having somewhat of a hard time accepting the fact that I am now in my 30's.  Here is an illustration I did of some cupcakes to try and celebrate the death of my twenties.  I wasn't going to add the type on top, but I recently downloaded a new font from named KG Lego House, and was dying to use it!