Thursday, May 26, 2016

Juggling Tribbles

Star Trek has long been one of my favorite shows. I used to watch the original series as reruns when I was a kid though I'm old enough to have watched all of Star Trek TNG when it first came out on TV. I still binge watch it now and again, plus all of the other series too. And I'm ridiculously excited for the new version coming to TV in 2017. WOO! This set of Star Trek ATCs features the always fuzzy and cute little tribbles along with the original series cast. These were marker and ink. I would like a tribble, but only one... like that's possible, lol.

Here's a bright summery set of watercolor daisies, one of my fave flowers. I think I have just about every color in my garden. Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but there are a lot of them out there. This set is available in my store with pretty wreaths and other arrangements, and on Creative Market and Etsy too.

Happy long weekend! Happy PPF too :)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cats in sweaters, blue birds and rock icons.

Happy Friday! My favorite day of the week. This means the end of the work week and the beginning of weekend fun (unless housework is involved of course). On Fridays, it's either pub night where I get to drink a couple of cold beers with people I enjoy or it's all you can eat sushi at a local restaurant. Yum and yum. Either one makes me happy.

I made this set of rock icon ATCs for an art present exchange on one of the trading sites I belong to. I forgot to post them a while back so here they are - Hendrix, McCartney, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin in watercolor and ink. Speaking of classic rock, I just finished watching that Tom Petty documentary on Netflix today. OMG... four hours! It was like a Ken Burns series in movie form. Two hours in and I looked down to see how much was left and it was only halfway through. LOL.

I wish I could put a cute little hand knitted winter sweater on my grumpy cat though I think she'd probably take out one of my eyes if I tried. But I can paint little sweaters on cats and that's the next best thing. I do love cats, even my grumpy little ball of dramatic fur. This set of watercolor illustrations is available in all of my stores.

I painted this set of whimsical folk birds last week and have sorted it into a set of PNGs for all of you lovely designers out there. This one was a lot of fun to make too. There's something about cute animals that makes me happy. You can't be sad when you're looking at a kitten or a puppy can you?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Cats in Sweaters

Today I'm working on a set of hip cats in sweaters. If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you'll know how much I love ridiculous looking cats! I usually get an idea and give it a quick sketch in my sketchbook. Then it's over to the watercolor pad for a paint up. And then to Photoshop for some inking and final touches. I hope to have this set done by the end of the week. A couple of rebels and a couple of accountants. It's a good mix.

Friday, May 13, 2016

LOVE! Rainbow Hand Watercolors

Here's a new set of watercolor illustrations. As you've probably noticed if you're a regular blog visitor, I love color. The more of it the better! Rainbow is my favorite color and that's why it was a joy to work on these hands yesterday. You can find them in my store or on Creative Market. I'll add a smaller set to Etsy over the weekend.

Above are a few random deco paintings for various art traders little books. Actually, I think the dog was an ATC. Tradeable art at any rate. It's a mix of watercolors, acrylics and mixed media pages.

Happy PPF and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What I'm working on... birds! Cute ones.

Here's the set of roses mentioned a few posts back. I finished the set and it's now available in all of my stores. The bigger set is available in my store and on CreativeMarket, the smaller set on Etsy. I love pink roses and plan on planting a few in my garden this year. Then I will have my own inspiration for pretty flower painting. :)

Today I'm working on a cute set of whimsical folk art style birds. They're lots of fun to paint. And I have to admit, I'd probably rather be painting zombies but no one wants them on their celebration invitation. Or do they?