Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Well it's that time of year again!  The time of silly resolutions, and reflections on the past year.  Since everyone else is doing it, I'll throw my two cents in too.  2015 has been a pretty awesome year for me.  Probably the best year so far of my life!  I was pregnant for half the year, which was amazing in itself, and the other half was spent in complete awe over my tiny little baby butt, who has been the best thing to ever happen to me!  While I don't think 2016 could ever beat 2015, I am looking forward to making many more memories with my new little family!  Until next year everyone! 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Tis' the Season!

This is how I feel about the holiday season...

Merry Christmas!

Have you ever seen that movie Four Christmas's?  Well, that pretty much sums up our Christmas Day.  It was crazy hectic...we were up early, went to four different houses, were told we were being disrespectful for leaving early at one house, were told we were disrespectful at another house for admitting we didn't like pumpkin pie, and had a cranky baby to deal with once we finally got home.  And people wonder why we're such bah humbugs and hate this time of year.  It is not is not fun...and I'm pretty sure next year we are just staying home.

Here's my Christmas doodle.  A day late.  I'm just happy the holidays are finally over.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Heart Doodle

As you can tell by my Thanksgiving doodle from a few weeks ago, I've been really into doodle art lately!  Here's a little heart doodle I did during my lunch breaks over the course of a week.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Happy 5 months!

Here's a little drawing I did in honor of my son's 5 month birthday!  I can't believe how fast these 5 months have gone and can remember back to the morning I woke up early and got that positive pregnancy test!

I also complied a list of my favorite things I've experienced in the past 5 months that I know I will  never forget...

• That sweet sweet baby smell
• Two words: baby butt
• Baby giggles when you make the stupidest faces
• Waking up in the morning to a baby full of smiles
• Baby snuggles after a long, stressful day of work
• The face of your smiling baby right after he peed all over you, five minutes before you were going to leave for work
• The diaper explosions at the most inappropriate times
• The way he looks at you when you feed him
• How he can fall asleep on you, the second his head hits your chest
• Baby farts
• And last but not least...over time, the physical scars of pregnancy and child birth will fade, but you will never get back the time you didn't spend with your new little family.  Don't worry so much about your appearance.  Enjoy every moment, because it all goes by way too fast...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's a little Thanksgiving doodle I made!  I've been super into doodle art lately so hopefully I'll get around to posting some of my doodles soon!  Until then I hope you all have a super Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Artist Appreciation Month!

A few weeks ago, Marietta Greg at Patience Brewster, contacted me about my blog.  She loved my blog and my work and was interested in me joining her in celebration of artist appreciation month in an effort to share more about myself as an artist.  I was honored by this and was happy to answer a few of her questions!  Below is the interview that I would love to share with all my readers!

1. As a child, do you recall a significant moment when you felt truly affected or inspired by any particular artwork or artist?

For as long as remember, I have always had a love of art.  Whether it be arts and crafts at a party, art class in school, or just from reading comics and watching cartoons.  I do, however, remember a particular time in my childhood where I was inspired by a particular artist.  I must have been about 10 years old when I watched a documentary of Walt Disney on tv and was completely inspired by his accomplishments as an artist.  I even had an entire sketch book filled with drawings of his disney characters and a few characters of my own that were inspired by his work.

2. As an artist, what do you hope to convey with your work?

As an artist, I've always struggled with my own personal style.  Through out my college years at Pratt Institute, I worked hard and tried many different styles and mediums until I developed a style that was uniquely my own and that I felt completely comfortable with.  And although my style has changed and shifted through out the years, as you can see throughout this blog, I try to stay true to myself.  It has always been a goal of mine to have someone recognize my work as my own.

3. What memorable responses have you had to your work?

As much as I always loved drawing and illustrating, it just never paid the bills, so I always put it on the back burner and been working as a graphic designer/photo retoucher since graduating from college.  While I love what I do for a living, my true passion is making art!  In an attempt to not want to give up on my childhood passion, I started this blog in 2012 to showcase some of my artwork.  I've had a lot of positive response to the work on my blog, be it from friends, colleges, or just receiving an email from a random reader of my blog saying they love my work!  It's positive responses such as these that keep me motivated to keep doodling and making art!

4. What is your dream project?

I've always been drawn to children's book art.  When I was in college, I wrote and illustrated two children's books as part of a semester long project, and I loved it!  I never took the time to try to get either of those books published, so for me a dream project would be to either find the time to get those two books published, or to team up with a fairly established children's book author and illustrate their children's book.  Or maybe do both!

Also, another dream project of mine would be to finally open up an Etsy store.  I've been wanting to do this for a while now, but just haven't figured out exactly what I would sell.  It would be a great accomplishment to be able to make a business out of doing what I love to do!

5. What artists, of any medium, do you admire? (Famous or not!)

For sure it's hard to just pick one or two artists that I admire.  Some of the more well known artist's I admire are Walt Disney, Tim BurtonGary BasemanJaime Lee Reardin.  Some of the more local artist who's work I admire are Gemma CorrellRachel Davidson, Emily MartianDoreen Mulryan, Liz Urso.  I could go on and on!  And while my style doesn't really reflect any one particular artist, I would like to think I take a little of each artist with me into my work.

Well, that's it!  Thanks again Marietta for taking the time to reach out to me in celebration of artist appreciation month!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

IF: Mermaid

It's been awhile since I participated in Illustration Friday, so I figured I'd give it a shot again!  This week's topic was 'Mermaid'.

Monday, September 14, 2015

My Pregnancy Video

Ok, so for those of you who actually read my blog, you know that I don't post pictures of myself, or personal information about myself.  You can call me weird because of this, but in reality, this blog was never about me, it's about my work!  However, I worked really hard on something throughout my pregnancy that I'd like to share with everyone!  During my pregnancy, I took a picture of myself every week wearing the same dress.  I thought this would be a cute way for me to document my pregnancy so I could look back on it and also to one day show them to my child.  When I got to the end, I decided to turn those photos into a video.  Then I posted it on youtube.  I have over 230 views on it so far, which might not seem like a lot to a full time youtuber, but to me that's pretty big!  So  here it is for all of you to see!  Let me know what you think!  Enjoy!

And for those of you who'd rather just see the they are!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Winnie the Pooh and Piglet

Howdy!  Sorry for my lack of posts lately, baby C arrived a few months ago, and I'm officially back to work, so life has been pretty hectic with a new baby and a full time job!  If you can remember back to this post, where I posted the Tigger and Eeyore painting I did for the nursery, I also made a Winnie the Pooh and Piglet painting that I finished only days before baby C's birth!

I do have more drawings and sketches in my sketch book that I've been meaning to post, so hopefully once I'm on more of a routine and schedule I'll be able to start posting more regularly.  I also have plans to open an Etsy store sometime this year, where I will be selling pdf's of my art.  Until next time!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tigger and Eeyore

Well, I guess you can say it's been awhile since my last post!  As you can probably imagine, things have been a little hectic in my life right now!  I am now 30 weeks pregnant with baby C, and we are slowly getting things ready, including the nursery!  Before we even found out the gender, we decided we were going to do a Winnie the Pooh theme for the nursery, so we've been hard at work!  I painted this Tigger and Eeyore painting on canvas to hang on the wall.  My husband loves Tigger, and I'm more of an Eeyore gal, so this painting suits our relationship so well!

I'm planning on painting one more painting for baby C's room, but this time with Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.  I already started the sketch, so hopefully I'll be able to post the finished product on here soon!  I also have a couple pregnancy doodles I've done over the past few months, and once I stop being lazy, I will also post those.

Sunday, January 18, 2015


I've had this blog for several years now, and for those of you who have been following me know I don't really post much about my personal life on here.  However I am super excited to announce that my husband and I will be expecting our first child this July!

We decided to wait until 13 weeks before sharing the news with friends and family.  In those long 13 weeks of living in secrecy, I came across this adorable pregnancy announcement on Etsy.  Our dog has been apart of our life for most of our relationship, so it was only natural to want to include her in our announcement.  Instead of purchasing this, I decided I would recreate my own!  I had an old 11 x 14 frame sitting around my house, so I took a piece of cardboard, painted it with chalkboard paint, and traced the lettering with stencils to make this cute little chalk board announcement!  I have always had a fascination with chalkboard art, but let me tell you, after spending the time drawing on this chalkboard, it's not as easy as it looks!  It's incredibly messy, frustrating, and you just can't get a good grip on the chalk.  Although I am happy with how this turned out, I think my days of experimenting with chalkboard art are done.  We had no intention on sending this to anyone by mail, because lets be honest, most people hate receiving these things, including myself, but my main reason for creating this announcement was so I had something creative to post when sharing the news on Facebook and Instagram.

I probably wont be sharing much more of my pregnancy or personal life on here...the last thing I want is for this to turn into another 'mommy blog'.  That's not what this blog is about.  However I will be sharing all the art related projects I will be making for Baby C, and maybe a little pregnancy doodle here and there.  I might post a belly shot or two on instagram, so be sure to follow me! 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Xavier's First Birthday

My godson Xavier's first birthday party was a couple weeks ago, and as a birthday gift, I painted up this garbage can for him.  I chose this design because it matched the canvas I painted for him when he was first born.  I then filled it up with some stuffed animals and wrapped it in some clear wrap.  Happy birthday little guy!