December 14, 2014

Betty's Christmas Jumper

Betty's Christmas Jumper   11"x14"  Acrylic on paper

I painted this lovely reindeer lass for my favorite UK fashion print Betty Magazine.

It is being shipped around the globe in the form of a Christmas card greeting. I'm so thrilled to have collaborated with these wonderful gals again!

Can't wait for my own card to arrive at my doorstep.
Have you started feeling the Christmas spirit in your corner of the world yet?

November 16, 2014

Artist in Residence For the Day

Such fun painting at Renaissance & Papyrus last night. 
I met many wonderful people.

I also had the delight of seeing my dear, childhood friend Alexandra!

My reindeer friend is a commission for a UK magazine. She's in her early stages here.

November 10, 2014

Meet Jangles

Say hello to my new little friend, Jangles. She's wearing one of my old baby dresses.
We're already the best of friends.

November 3, 2014

Owl Lover 2015 Calendar

I am so excited to announce that The Owl Lover 2015 calendar is now available!
This is my third year taking part in this wonderful project put together by the lovely folks at My Owl Barn.

It is such a fun calendar that allows you to choose a painting for the month of your choice. So you design it yourself!

There are lots of lovely works to choose from and this is my contribution.

Plus it's completely free! Download it and print it out. 
Or even print one, wrap it up, and give it as a gift!

October 30, 2014

Pumpkin Carving

October is such a beautiful and fun month. And then as a kiss goodbye each year, it gives us a fun day like Halloween.

This year I did something a bit different. I have recently discovered that I enjoy the Doctor Who series to no end! So for fans of that wonderful show... I present my pumpkin Dalek!

In the words of the Ninth Doctor "Oh, and I caught your little signal, help me, poor little thing. But there's no-one else coming cause there's no-one else left."

Have a happy WHOloween!

October 28, 2014

Shop Feature & In-House Painting

I am so excited to announce that my art is being featured at Renaissance & Papyrus November 13th-15th. It's going to be part of the W.O.W. (Women's Only Weekend) event, taking place in Located in downtown South Haven. I'll also be painting for several hours one day over the weekend. 

If you're nearby, stop in and say hello!

October 24, 2014

Renaissance & Papyrus Gallery

I am so honored to have my artwork hung up in the Renaissance & Papyrus store in downtown South Haven. This lovely little gallery I have there houses my framed illustrations & novelties.

It's a wonderful thing to get lost in all of their lace and feminine dresses. 

Renaissance & Papyrus carry specialty books, clothing, jewelry, bedding, home d├ęcor, cards, knick knacks, and just about anything a girl would love to have.

The shop owners JoAnn & Johannah are such lovely people. Everyone who works there always makes a visit there a wonderful experience. It is hands down my favorite store.

Trying on fun accessories!

They also have a lovely garden you can visit out their back door. There's an entire little secret garden back there. 

October 21, 2014

2014 Christmas Cards, Sets, & Gift Tags

If your toes wiggle at the sight of holly, and your nose twitches happily when it smells mistletoe, then today I have some new items in the shop which are just for you!

Today I am proud to introduce my line of products for the 2014 holiday.

O Tannenbaum Greeting Card 8 Piece Sets & Single Cards

Kris Kringle & Bear Claus 8 Piece SetsKris Single Cards, & Bear Single Cards

and a special Christmas Gift Tag 12 Piece Set & Twine Bundle here.

It's time to start making that list and checking it twice!

October 16, 2014

Four & Twenty Blackbirds Baked in a Birthday Pie

October is one of my favorite words, I just love the way it sounds. It is also my favorite time of year. And every October, I get to celebrate my birthday. I feel so blessed to be born in my favorite month!

This year I requested a cherry pie.

accompanied by fish & chips..

Along with four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie to celebrate my 24th year!

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye
Four and Twenty Blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
The birds began to sing;
Wasn't that a dainty dish,
To set before the king?

Happy October to all of you!

October 8, 2014

Kris Kringle

Kris Kringle   8"x10"  Acrylic on paper

Here's my version of old Kris Kringle himself. A right jolly old elf. He's ready to spread Christmas cheer, and dust your chimneys out in the process!

Here's the 2014 Christmas card set together.

I have three new cards this holiday season. They'll be available by the end-of-October-first-of-November.

Until then, the Kris Kringle & Bear Claus originals are for sale and prints also.
For me the Christmas countdown has begun!