Friday, April 18, 2014

hApPy EaSteR ! ! !

Thankfully - the snow has finally melted! Now I can hide the eggs outside and then watch the chocolate high children take all that sugar energy into the wide open:).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

back from the Makerie . . .

I'm back. Back at a regular altitude. Back from the wondrous Makerie retreat in Colorado. I had an amazing time with the most creative and giving people I've ever met and I'll do it again in a heart beat:). I've made some new friends and met some old ones (Marisa Anna - Creative Thursday). I already miss the tangible joy of making that was permeating the air at the Makerie.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bears & Foxes & Birds, Oh My! . . .

One pattern full of sugar makes the medicine go down:). This one came about in a different way. I was showing (step by step) to my daughters how to make seamless flowing story pattern (practicing for my Makerie Workshop next weekend). I asked for a theme - and they gave me 'Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!'. I said 'I've been doing a lot of Lions & Tigers lately for my Circus themed work... So, we substituted with Foxes and Birds. What do you think?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Surtex 2014 - the banner . . .

Surtex 2014 is right around the corner and I've started the prep-work. I'll be in Lilla Rogers booth (as always). To make it easier for you to find me in that large trade show space I've designed this 'inconspicuous' banner:). Hope it helps:)!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Adventures in Berlin - Postcards . . .

Thanks to OMM Design some of my characters have been adventuring in Berlin! The evidence presents itself in the form of this fun 7 cards and 7 envelopes set (here).

Monday, March 31, 2014

my boxes at Psikhouvanjou !

A pleasure to share with you today these boxes with my designs available at Psikhouvanjou! I think they came out very fun and pretty useful. I'll be storing my children's artwork in mine.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

smart birds . . .

Way passed anticipation... now its 'suspended animation' time... No sign of spring around here yet. I should have learned from the birds. Flying South for the winter.
I've got some smart birds for you today incased in this pattern. How smug they look in their blooming hiding place. I hope they'll make your day greener:).

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Run Wild, Kitty . . .

I've got big plans for when the good weather finally comes around. I'll be spending all the 'non work' time outside... maybe, even do all the e-mailing on a hammock (which I still need to acquire). I've been a house plant for too long. Common warm weather! Hurry!:) I even made a print about it:).

Thursday, March 20, 2014

little dollop trees . . .

Little dollps of pattened trees in my odd colourfull forest...

Friday, March 14, 2014

inside a fantasy . . .

I am an incurable 'look forward to' kind of person. I've been hibernating inside a fantasy summer world of gardens and sunshine this entire winter (that just wouldn't give up). All that thinking of green and yellow always results in something friendly and botanical. I hope you'll like these new water colours.

Monday, March 10, 2014

colour driven . . .

Always looking for new colours that would act as a cheering charm on eyes that wondered onto my blog:). I hope you like these blues.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Makerie . . . Pattern Workshop . . .

This year, I know exactly what I'll be doing on my birthday! On April 11th I'll be teaching a Pattern Workshop class at the Makerie retreat in Boulder (Colorado). 
I look forward to it and hope some of you will join me in this experience! Let's pattern together in April!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

wishful thinking . . .

A spoonful of wishful thinking... A spring pattern. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hello March!

It's way too early to celebrate spring... but, at least it isn't February anymore:).